244. paper lined kitchen drawer.


This is the drawer we keep our silverware in. With the drawers being white, I was noticing that they were getting pretty scratched up and dirty quickly. So i thought to line them with some fabric or paper. Did a quick search on the internet to see how others are doing this, and then took a quick inventory of what I had on hand. Mod podge? Check! Contact paper? Check! Andy Warhol paper?! Check!

First, I cleaned the drawer out. Then I measured the drawer and cut the paper to fit inside. I put a thin coat of mod podge down and laid the paper on top. I topped it with another coat of mod podge. It looks like this is where alot of other people stop. I think it would be fine for a dresser, but since this is getting alot of rougher traffic, I decided to put some contact paper on top to help protect the paper. I waited for the mod podge to dry and put the contact paper on top.

Put all my contents back in the drawer, and now I’m super happy when I open it up and see all these marilyn’s smiling at me!

167. House update.

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Just a little update on the house….

My friend Jesse is amazing and made made us this dining table and delivered it this week! I sent him some ideas a whole back and we back and forth on this is what he came up with. It’s so perfect. I ordered the hairpin legs from a site online. I would love to get original Herman miller chairs, but settled for these three knock offs. I’m hoping to stumble across some originals at a garage sale or the thrift store some day. I know it’s a stretch but you never know. Someone I know found an eames rocker at a garage sale for $5 once, so you never know!! a girl can always dream, right?!

Anyway, it’s still a work in progress. We need to hang artwork and get seating for the other side of the table. Jesse is going to also build us a bench.
We’re thinking of possibly painting that one wall in front of the table. Not sure yet….And in that second photo, you can see the fireplace – we just realized we need some kind of mantle there and I want to get some new tile, so THAT in iteslef is a project we can hopefully start soon! Anyone know how to hang tile??

The last photo is part of the kitchen. Pretty happy with it as is. We have lots of storage and counter space.  I really wanted to do a backsplash, and this already came with one. Its probably not the colors I would have chosen, but itll do. Dont forsee the need to redo something that doesnt look too bad. Im loving that they painted it teal. And the cabinet pulls are these little crystal balls. Dont think I would have had the guts to pick them, but I’m kind of glad they did. At about 5pm, the light shine through and they make pretty little shapes and rainbows all over. I love the window in front of the sink. Hoping to make a curtain one of these days. I love the big fridge and dishwasher! And water dispenses out of the fridge. THAT is a huge bonus. The oven is electric, which I’m not THRILLED about, but I’m getting used to it.

So that’s what we’ve been working on the past few weeks. There will be lots more to come!