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Monday, April 4, 2011

Dresser Redo, Laundry Room Makeover & More...

I know I've been MIA for a few days but with good reason.

This is how my weekend went:

Laundry, Laundry & more Laundry!
Ugh... I HATE laundry!

I got the iphone last week & buddy has been all over it! I gotta say I think I have a little computer genius on my hands. He's very good w/the electronic stuff. We were in the Verizon store before I bought the phone & while I was talking to the sales person he picked up the iphone on display, pressed a couple buttons & bam music starts playing! The sales woman just looked at me like "how"? I said, "yup my little computer genius"!

Yes he was singing here.

Rylan discovered Braedon's Diego chair & has been obsessed w/it ever since.

The boys being silly....

On to my spray painting I did this weekend. These were the 2 colors I used.

This dresser was in our hallway holding extra sheets that didn't fit in the linen closet. One of the boys dressers was busted though so I needed to put it in their room. Not before I gave it a paint job. Braedon wanted me to paint it blue.
Here's the before:

And no I didn't take any in between pics, I did sand it down first.
I like how it came out, much better than before! Braedon of course loves it! What do you think?

Next was this basket for the laundry room.
The nasty before:


Here's my laundry room. It's in the basement, where the kids playroom is going to be, if we ever get it finished. We were going to put doors up but I don't have the extra money right now, so I found these curtains at Walmart. They match perfect w/the playroom colors & the laundry room!

Ta Da... I know there's no before pics. But just imagine gross wood paneling on the bottom & really old wallpaper on top. The wallpaper was so old I just painted right over it & you can't even tell! The color I used is Better Homes & Garden's Shadow Green. I really like it, it's not as bright as it looks in this pic! And I'm not totally done, I need to find some cute pics and/or signs to hang.
What do you think?

I also put some new shelves up in the living room but I'll show you all that in a different post.

How did you spend your weekend?

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  1. Hi Allison...those are my two favorite Krylon colors you used. Your projects turned out great. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  2. I love the color of your walls in your laundry room! Great projects! It makes laundry not so bad when you have a pretty area to do it in, huh!

    Ricki Jill

  3. That dresser looks amazing in that color! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am reading thru yours now. I noticed in your profile you don't like bridges - I hear ya! I hate them too. Whenever I have to drive over one, I have to sing the whole time to distract myself!

  4. Love the color of your laundry room and the curtains too. Looks super happy.

  5. Thanks for stopping by. I would just love a laundry room that was free of exposed wires:). Glad to meet and follow you.
    have a good weekend.

  6. I {heart} the curtains hiding the washer and dryer. It's such a cute idea!


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