Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Surprise!! I finished the Beadboard Backsplash!

It's amazing what writing a quick post can do to get you motivated to finish projects! I was sure I wouldn't get around to finishing the back splash until Spring, but I did it! ALL. BY. MYSELF!!! With the exception of my Dad helping with a minor electrical problem. (When I cut the power off to the outlets, the one that the coffee maker uses, went dead. My dad did the investigative work on that one and helped me replace the outlet all together. Thanks Dad!)


I can't thank The Lettered CottageThe Empty Nest, and The Handmade Home enough for all the inspiration and how to's!

I made all of my cuts with a jigsaw borrowed from my Dad. (Thanks again Dad!) Just like Ashley at The Handmade Home, I hot glued the bead board onto my existing tile back splash and the corbels too!

Here's a look at the before: 

And After!!:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some Halloween Decorating

Long time, no post! I don't really have an excuse either. I guess, I just haven't been very motivated lately to write and upload photos. Still haven't completed the kitchen...:0/ Hopefully I'll get around to it in the next few months. 

But, I have been decorating for Halloween! Every year, my Mom and I host a Halloween party at my house. I think it's our favorite holiday besides Christmas. Shocker, huh? I think that's probably true for most people. LOL 

With some spooky special effects via Instagram, here's what I've done so far:

I made these candles look bloody by simply dripping red wax down them. 

The white treat bag was made using Martha Stewart's skull potato stamp tutorial.