Friday, April 16, 2010


As a newbie blogger, I haven't quite filled my "portfolio". I am newly married and moved into a serious bachelor pad. Not a frat house bachelor pad, but the kind where he has been divorced for a few years and had the basics. 4 forks, 3 spoons, a knife here and there; a small and sad little picture on a huge wall, a purple sofa from Ikea and a slipcovered and badly abused loveseat. Basically everything his ex-wife hated. I won't go there. Bless her heart. :) Have I drawn the picture in your mind? So needless to say, I have moved in and taken over. Super Decoratormommaidbringinghomethebacon Lady! Basically what I am doing here is showing you all the little steps I am taking to make this house a home for my wonderful hubby and I to raise our little rays of sunshine in. At least this is our home for the time being. Until my son comes home as a 6 foot 2 inch pre-teen. And then we will probably have to move into something a little more accomodating...*sigh*. One of my little projects to fill the huge wall that housed the sad little picture (and it was an u-hug-ly picture) with shelves and pictures. The one shelf I started with didn't cooperate a first, but I provided what every teacher has in her box of magic...VELCRO!
The poor and blank wall started out as this:

And now....Va-Va-Voom!

I love how it turned out. Of course, I know..I know, I need a lot more pics and they are a comin'. But for now I just think she is the cutest little thang.

So now...I am asking everyone for the perfect color for my walls. I would like a deeper khaki. What do you think? And what suggestions do you have?

I hope to post more through the weekend. But with all 5 kids in the house. I am not bettin' on it.
Did anyone recognize the little birds? They are my dollar store re-vamp. Just spray painted them with rubbed oil new best friend, thanks to all of you talented ladies out there..:)
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  1. Looks fabulous! I love the framed picture - how cute! I'm a khaki lover so I say yes! Love khaki and black together plus you can always accent with any color too! Can't wait to see more!

    Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  2. Welcome to blogging! I am so appreciative of your comment on the blog was really nice of you to say!~ Hope to see you over at my blog in person, so I know you are there:)

  3. Cute! (came from Santa's Gift Shoppe link party) Picking paint is the best! I HIGHLY recommend Behr paint with primer in one. It is a bit more expensive (I balked at the idea at first since I am a frugal diva) but OMG it was worth it! I covered an incredibly dark blue wall with a light beige and it only took 2 coats! And not to mention not having to prime? Amazing <3 Good luck!!!

  4. Ah yes, that looks very nice. A woman's touch does wonders in a home, (especially a sad bachelor pad).
    Just stopping by from Santa's Gift Shoppe linky party to say hi and welcome to blog land.