The Floor Tile Decision and Our Ikea Kitchen Plan So Far

Screen shot of our soon-to-be kitchen.

Some big changes are coming to our house. If you read this post about dark floors and white walls, you might have an idea of the kinds of changes we plan on taking on. First up, we decided to replace all the tile in our house. The tile in the house is cracked throughout and kind of bland .It's about 1500 square feet of flooring, so it is a big job. We will have to move everything out of the house and into a POD, except for the bedrooms, which already have new wood floors. So, with so … [Read more...]

Front Porch Makeover

front porch new cushions

When I painted our front doors last week, I noticed what a mess the rest of the porch was when I was trying to take pictures for the post. The cushions on the chairs were mildewed and faded. There was a ton of stuff that didn't belong there that had been left, then overlooked for God knows how long. Like a pink chair, empty flower pots, TWO door mats, bags of soil and fertilizer.  Funny how a picture can make you see what your eyes don't. Well, that was enough to spur me into … [Read more...]

Mid Century Modern End Table Makeover

Mid Century Modern Makeover

Yesterday, a couple of my girlfriends, my niece and I hit seven thrift stores. SEVEN. It was exhausting but a lot of fun to be with people who are as excited by thrift store treasures as I am.  While my one girlfriend found lots of things, I found only one. This one. Isn't it fabulous? I had been looking for a bedside table for my son's room for a while now. And for $17, this would work perfectly. As you can see, the previous painted everything but the top of the table, including … [Read more...]

What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

18 Eye Catching Front Door Designs

Front doors come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They can be stained wood or brilliant yellow. They are your home's first impression. Does yours say "welcome in" or "go away"?  I started to think about what my front door said about us when I went to a friend's house and felt her entrance way was speaking to me. "Come in. Stay awhile", it said.  And I did. Although I love my door makeover, it got me thinking about what kind of door I would have if I could pick any door at all. Oh. My. … [Read more...]

Hey you! Yes you! Where are you coming from?

Hi! Welcome to Pinterest Addict! Just curious where all my new visitors are coming from. The last few days, there has been quite a spike in visitors, but no information on who is sending you all my way. Can you take a minute and comment below and let me know who sent you? I want to be able to say thanks :) Eliesa         … [Read more...]

Modern Masters Front Door Paint

Front Door Paint by Modern Masters

This past weekend, I attended the Haven Conference. It was fabulous... yadda, yadda, yadda. I'll post about it later - maybe. It's a really great place to meet vendors, one of which was Modern Masters. I've met them before at SNAP!, and they were wonderful. They make some really cool special effects paint, like metallics and shimmer and some amazing copper effects, but what I was interested in was their line of Front Door Paints. I have been contemplating giving our doors an update for a while … [Read more...]

Our Finished Pool and Backyard Update

Pinterest Addict - finished pool - Treasure Pools

Remember last year when we had our pool re-done? A comment on another post made me realize that I never did post about the finished project. Part of the reason for that is that we haven't finished doing anything with the deck. I guess I was waiting until we finished completely, but it will be a while until we have that completed. If you don't remember, this was the pool and deck we started with when we moved in. … [Read more...]


kitten manicure

I know, I've been missing in action lately. I took a break. I needed it. I was having a mini-meltdown over trying to blog and accomplish things in real life, and keep my perspective about this whole blogging thing. I was feeling uninspired and worn out. Projects have come to a screeching halt. My house was beginning to look like a thrift store with all the stuff I was buying for future posts, but had no place for in the house. I was slowly losing my mojo and my love for blogging. As a blogger, … [Read more...]