Thursday, June 28, 2012

Playing catch-up...Days 2&3:

Well I have had quite a long two days and not gotten as much accomplished as I hoped. I have however continued to get at least one project accomplished per day!

Monday I finished a panel of my curtains, I didn't hang it because I didn't have a rod and I want it to make sure it hung correctly before I started the other panel.

Then there was Tuesday...So project wise this is what was accomplished...

So while this doesn't necessarily look like a big deal it is!! This lamp was such a beat up eye sore, but my husband loves it because he hates our over head lights so the lamp had to stay, luckily
Rust-Oleum Hammered Dark Bronze came to the rescue! And honestly it is so much better now.

As for the rest of Tuesday it was spent at the store, like the brilliant person I am I took my car to Lowes to buy a 10ft. rod, so of course, I had to come home get Ryan's truck and go back then I spent a whole hour at The Home Depot looking for a bracket to hang the thing..litterally no one could help me...ahh I could continue on about this disaterous trip but I won't!

Wednesday was a bit more successful, so I wanted to create a roman shade for my back patio door that I found on Pinterest... Let's just say at least it is doing its job to block the sun and heat because it does not roll up! annnd maybe it is a bit crooked, but luckily I am just going to be able to add a valence to hide the fact that we had to hang it slanted in order to get the bottom even... I just have to laugh and hope i do better next time :) So here is a look pre-valance...

Regardless of it being crooked, I would still need to cover the holes from a previous curtain. So next up is valance pictures!

Woo! That was a long post but we are all caught up and ready for the next project!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 1: Where do I start?!

So technically, today is my third work day off but...I am going to call it the first day since its Monday and, let's face it, I was pretty lazy Thursday and Friday. It was great though to be able to just enjoy a break from work!

So I have been up since early this morning, and while I have gotten a few things done I have really just been wandering around the house just thinking to myself  "where do I even start?" So I cleared the packing material from our new couches (over do I know) and pictures to come as soon as we get another man to help move our old bachelor pad couch upstairs, now I just sit in my craft room trying to finish up some half done projects, all the while looking at the large roll of fabric I bought to make curtains...yes, I am going to have to bite the bullet and get to it, there are just sooo many windows and this is really going to be a long project, but one I have been looking forward to finishing!

Hopefully by tomorrow I can post some progress photos of my curtains and the living room, those are my main priorities for now. So I guess I have decided where to start! Curtains and reassembled living room!

Friday, June 22, 2012

My 'Bachelorless Pad'...

Today is my second day as a housewife, and well, let's just say it was a little more productive than the first! I hate to admit that I spent the whole day yesterday being the biggest, laziest bum ever! But today I was very productie, reshipped a wreath I made (long story), bought groceries, and thoroughly cleaned downstairs...well except for my craft area ;)
Anyway the main point of this post is to give the first view of my house and how I am doing my best to turn our rent house into a home!
While I have done my best to decorate, the bachelor pad couches just take over my living room!! I appologize for the monster T.V. in the background, another part of the bachelor furniture that will be moved to the man cave in the morning!

I am just more than excited to help anyone else that is stuck in the dilema that I am, in a rent house that you just want to feel like home! So over the next month I hope that I not only transform my home but give ideas that help you to spruce up your own!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome to Yep-Er-Doodles

Welcome to Yep-Er-Doodles blog page! I am so very excited to document and share my adventures. I am fresh off my honeymoon and back in the 'real world' well...sort of... My wonderful husband has given me the opportunity to 'retire' from bartending and take a month to work on all the DIY projects I've been saying I want to do around our house as well as grow my small craft shop! I am absolutely the luckiest girl in the world and I can't wait to start crossing all these projects off my list.