Taylor and I pretty much make plans to tackle a small project each weekend. One small project equals no less than 17 trips to Home Depot.
A couple of weekends ago, Taylor and I put up lights. Well, Taylor put up lights while I kind of held them and followed him around holding his ladder. It is a high impact project! You put those lights up and suddenly your backyard feels like Disney World. We followed the directions from here. Basically, we bought a large pot that we filled with Quickcrete and placed a 4x4 inside and held it until it dried. Since we didn't have a tree close enough, we used stick-in-pot to act as a tree. We used these lights in case you were wondering.
Another small project we completed two weeks ago was decking out an Ikea Tarva dresser. The dresser is no longer sold online, but I managed to find one last time I was at Ikea. We cut the legs similar to how Sarah did it for her son's changing table. I used knobs from here and painted the dresser Hidden Falls by Benjamin Moore. I can't wait until there is no longer ugly carpet in the picture! Here is the before:
Completing the Hallway
Last weekend, I took a day off work, and I spent that day scraping popcorn ceilings, painting, and searching Craigslist. Since we are trying to keep our house as livable as possible, we are only doing one space at a time, so we completed only the hallway. Then Taylor put in floors and baseboards. I don't have a great before picture, but here is the after.
I'm thinking about this light fixture.
Lastly, look at these amazing chairs I found! We purchased two from a lovely lady who inherited them from her grandmother. They swivel (cool) and remind me of mermaids (weird). Looking around our home, I would say a majority of our furniture was built by a Brack (ok. Taylor) or found on Craigslist.
Spring Break is next week; I might take the week off, but I am sure I will be inspired to do something. What small projects are you completing this weekend?