Sunday, August 28, 2011

Under Construction

I am in the process of doing something else to my master bed room...It just wasn't right!!! You know I had that ok feeling, but not that Ahhh Feeling... So the decorating continues.
My husband is going insane. But the decorating continues!
I have to admit that this is a picture of the room, days after we moved in, but at the same time this is all that we had for the room! 
Moving from a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment, to a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house, left a lot of empty walls and imagination flowing.

With the house warming approaching, we pulled this together. 
We actually received a lot of ohhs and ahhs , which gave me the confidence to post my photos HGTV Rate My Space... 
Yea check it out Here!
Did you read the comments?!?!?
I was so excited and disappointed at the same time.
But the negative comments actually gave me inspiration to do more,and to add color.
I still love this room and thankful for the nice comments, as well.

First I replaced the two end tables and lamps.
We have also purchased a larger bed..
KING SIZE BABY!!!
Moving up in the world

My idea was to use the bed side tables to bring in color...

Found 2 for 6.oo each at my local thrift store.
I had been eyeing theses for a few weeks, they were marked at 24.00 each.
 I was prepared to pay the price, but something told me wait... It paid off!
$12.00..YES!!!

They sat in my bedroom a few days, I finally decided on BLUE!







 I think it is a perfect color to compliment my yellow bedroom.

There are a lot of changes going on here, Stay tuned for the final results..... Your feedback is GREATLY APPRECIATED!


Simone


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Writing on the Chair

I am a sucker for a chair!
Especially if I can redo it and make it "POP"!

Had to have this chair, the shape, and the price won me!



Only $7.00!!
And thats the main reason why I keep going back to that store!
If the tag for the week would have been Pink this chair would have been $3.50...
But I still feel that it was a steal for $7.





This is the fabric that I choose....I loved it from the time that I saw it!
I came right home and laid my seat on it and started stapling... When done I flipped it over and 
"Bust out Laughing"!!!!!
I stapled the words reading to the back of the seat, I then started to wonder how was I going to remove all the staples.
For the time being I sat the cushion in the chair and found that it is more BEAUTIFUL, just the way that it is!!
Thats the art of making your own!! Even in error, it can still come out beautiful!




The old books?....

Remember the post of my recent purchases?



That's the scoop....



Simone


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Afraid to take a gamble?

I know what it is like to take a risk and buy a lamp, 
or any type of electronic item, second hand and 
not know for sure if it really work! 
I do it all the time. 
Most times I carry a light bulb with me. Just in case I see a lamp that I like.
 I plug it in right there at the store! Even though you can rewire it, 
this is a sure/quick way to know that you are buying a good product!

But what if you come across a Chandelier?

I brought this lamp home taking a $4.00 gamble.


Even though my money is gone, I wanted to check it before hanging it! 
So..
I asked my Daddie, I love this man he is the BOMB.COM!
He know Everything!!! No seriously HE DOES!!

So this is what he told me to do....


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No more worries for lamps, and such
 Now for other electronics , such as radios and appliances, 
I stick with Best Buy and Lowes
Simone


Last Weekend......

Out Shopping with the Bestie "Kacey",Godson "Trey" and Ida.
We were out all day, hitting up different thrift stores in my city Woodstock!
 I cant believe that I didn't get one picture of Kacey and Trey
WORST Bff &Godmommie Award go to.... SIMONE (sadface)




The whole day I only purchased one wicker basket! 

Yea!! Me!! 

Reason being.... I purchased a few things a few days earlier;
Randoms...
 Love the Vintage looking Chair for the Entry
 Side dresses for the master bedroom

Chairs for the Dining Room! Finally

 Now if you know me personal you know that I love to shop!!
Buying items for less than $10.00 is like icing on the cake!

I do have a fewSNEAK PEAKS for you!
Remember the Vintage Bike?
Still Working on it!

And a few pieces that I listed above!


My kitchen is also UNDER CONSTRUCTION



In the meantime between time my Professional Shopper and I are
always on the look out for new and exciting things!


Simone






Saturday, August 6, 2011

(GASP) "IS IT MY BIRTHDAY MOMMIE"?..."NO IDA"

I CAN VERY WELL SEE WHY MY FOUR YEAR OLD, THOUGHT THAT IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY!

I DECIDED I HAD ENOUGH OF THIS SPACE.

IT WAS BEGINNING TO TURN INTO A STORAGE. 

MY GIRLS NEVER PLAYED IN HERE.

I DIDNT WANT TO GO IN HERE EITHER!




THE PLAN :




VERY IMPORTANT TIP:
ANY IMPROVEMENT THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE KIDS, HAVE TO BE DONE WHEN THE KIDS ARE NOT HOME!




 CAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO GET RID OF ALL THOSE TOYS!




THE SHELVE WILL HOME ALL THE BEARS AND I ATTACHED A TOWEL BAR UNDERNEATH (FROM THE BATH REDO), TO ACT AS A HANGING ROD FOR ALL THE PRINCESS CLOTHES.

DRESS UP



MIRROR FOUND AT GOODWILL FOR $8



COOK


ACTIVITIES






THIS TABLE WAS A CRUB FIND THAT SAT IN MY GARGAE FOR MONTHS, I KNEW THAT IT WILL COME IN HANDY! OH DID I MENTION THAT IT WAS FREE!!!



STORAGE UNDERNEATH TABLE

DOLLAR STORE GLASS VASES FOR CRAYON STORAGE 
WONDERING IF I AM CRAZY FOR PUTTING GLASS IN A KIDS PLAY ROOM....
 PRAY THAT NO ONE GET HURT


HOUSE



MANY TOYS WERE THROWN OUT, AND FEW THINGS WERE ADDED TO MAKE THIS SPACE WONDERFUL!!

PRINTED BY VISTA PRINT FOR FREE!!

ANNA'S LINENS CLEARANCE FOR $3


PLAYROOM REDO FOR UNDER $60.00

MY PRINCESS WAS SO EXCITED SHE ALLOWED ME TO WEAR HER SPECIAL "PRINCESS NECKLACE"...WHICH I HAVE TO RETURN TOMORROW...

YES YOUR HIGHNESS!


Simone