Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lost of Little Projects = BIG Gratification!

This weekend we punched out some small projects, leaving us sore, but feeling quite accomplished! John started and completed the first coat mudding the master bathroom. Jack helped, of course. We are hoping to get the master bathroom done before the baby comes, as we know life will get a little crazy at that point so there's no time like the present.

Exiting the shower...soon to be shower area.

Jack and Daddy working together. Well, it wasn't all work for Jack. He helped me re vamp his playroom.

Here's the new look of the playroom, complete with new reading nook on the right.

These are the Ikea spice racks ($3.99) each, that I painted and installed as bookshelves! I just love the way they turned out and Jack and I already love reading together right there snuggled in the pillows.
I also painted and hung a mirror for he and I to practice speech, play and just be silly in front of. Jack adores clapping and laughing at himself. It's too cute to watch.

Hurricane Jack approves! It's already getting lots of love and use.

And here's the new look of the office. We got rid of our giant antique teachers desk (which I loved) but we got rid of it because it took up too much room in our little office. We used all items we already had, so this makeover cost us nothing.
It was all started by inheriting this beautiful, antique wood and glass bookcase from 1880. We decided we wanted to put it in the office so we got rid of the open shelving, giant desk and started to piece it together from there. I also started our floor to ceiling gallery wall, not much of a floor to ceiling gallery at the moment...but one day.
Desk area over looking the front yard.

Yikes, terrible photo, but too tired to retake :)

My favorite new print taken from pinterest and developed as a photo at costco...LOVE almost free/cheap art! Be awesome today!
A shot of our nifty bookcase, glass doors on the front of each shelf keeps them nice and dust free.

They open upward and roll into the bookcase above the books. SUPER neat, thank you Nana and Papa! In addition to all this work, we put new pulls on Jacks new dresser, I installed more shelving in the hoosier to house more of my craft supplies, John built shelving in the garage and we got the nursery laid out and cleared out...a lot accomplished, now I'm off to bed at a shameless 8:20pm. I hope you all had a great, productive weekend!


  1. I love seeing all your makeovers and projects! It inspires me!

  2. I love the reading nook! What a great idea with the spice racks!