Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Living Room Pics!

At long last... Welcome to our newly painted living room!

I know you love the photo in the frame on the far left.  :)  haha  It's what I had at the moment people, let's be real.  Our awesome clock that we registered for will look more awesome when it's above the fireplace!

Boy would brown and white striped curtains look good on that window!

All of our mixed matched furniture in our sweet, very own, first living room!
 What color should I paint that TV stand?  I'm thinking dark brown.  Or blue.  What do you think?

What about this coffee table?  Today, I'm leaning towards white.  From this angle, it looks okay as it is, but from the other side... you'll see why it should be painted.

And just to keep it real... this is the guest bedroom.  The other side of it looks about the same.  Boxes, stuff, boxes, stuff.  A computer desk, with boxes and stuff.  One day we will get there.  Then we will paint it too.  One day.

Oh, and I'm going to paint the light too.  White?  Gray?  Blue?  Brown?  I have no idea.

I feel slightly better about having people over now! :)  haha. Thanks for stopping by!
laura ann

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I know I stink at posting regularly, but you should thank me because I really have nothing interesting to talk about.  Seriously.  Unless you want to hear about my unit plans, studying for a three-day history exam, or driving back and forth to Greenville.

I promise I'll put before/after pictures of the living room/dining area up after this weekend.  Now that the painting is just about finished in the main living area (we still have to do the bedrooms and bathrooms... ugh), I've been obsessing about decorating.  I have a vision.  Most of our furniture doesn't match and everything is hand-me-down (we were going for free not looks), so we'll be painting a couple of pieces to make things look more put-together.   I'm fine with that because I'm definitely into the painted furniture look.

However, now I'm going crazy about what colors to pick for furniture.

This is what I'm loving today...
... it's likely to change tomorrow.

So far, I'm in love with what we've used so far.  The kitchen is Topsail (6217) from Sherwin Williams, the living room is Natural from Lowes (I forgot the maker), and the trim/cabinets/doors are Delicate White from Lowes (forgot that maker too...)  Kind of matches my blog, eh?

I'm also in love with antique looks like this picture easel.

I stumbled upon The Nester and let me tell you... I love this lady.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to copy a lot from her.  Look at this:
Love. It.  We have a coffee table (that is currently stained wood) that looks almost exactly like that table... but shorter of course.  It is going to be painted white.  And those plates!  And the pale blue!

The hydrangeas.  The chalk board.  But wait... my favorite part.  The curtains!
Oh how I've been wanting brown and white horizontal striped curtains.  Big thick stripes.  Sigh.
I have looked everywhere for curtains like that.  Ikea, Boscov's, Sears, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, Walmart, Kmart, JC Penny, Belk, Big Lots, Kohls, Anna's Linens, World Market, TJ Maxx,, Amazon, Ebay, Home Goods, even Pottery Barn (which I would never be able to afford).  They don't exist!  This is the best I could find on Amazon thanks to my sweet friend MB.
But it just doesn't fit my NEED for these curtains.  The harder it is to find them, the more I want them.  I'm fine with making them... but I just have to find the time and the fabric.

So if anyone finds thick brown and white vertical striped tab drapery panels for an affordable price (or at all), you will be my best friend for life.  At this point, I would even consider dark khaki and white stripes.

Otherwise, I guess I'll just have to hunker down and make 'em.
laura ann

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


What have I been up to you ask?  Well let's see...

I've been watching this guy play baseball... and win not one, not two, but three Top Gun tournaments, along with a bid to the Top Gun World Series in Concord...

 I've been doing a little painting.  Heck, I've been doing a lot of painting!

And travelling through monsoons to hang out with family...

Oh, and some more painting :)

That pretty much sums up the last 4 weekends...  Pictures of the home updates coming soon... but don't hold your breath cause grad school is becoming a lot of (not hard) work!
laura ann

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wedding Registry!!

Since we got engaged, I have been SO excited about registering for wedding gifts!  Last Friday night, we bit the bullet and went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  It was so easy and fun!  We proved to be quick and confident in making decisions - Thank the Lord!   Otherwise we would have been there all night... which we almost were - well an hour and half that is... but by the end, it seemed like all night and we didn't even register for bedroom or bathroom stuff yet!

Parker was an eager participant, don't you worry!  He kept saying things like, "Ooo, we need one of these!" and "Oh, we need to get this."  Which was funny... because he said it for things like this:

A bra ball.  Haha!  I informed him that we did not need one... cause I am the one who wears the bras... but I really didn't need one.  But he insisted...

So if you check out the registry and see it... now you know.  Hahaha
laura ann