Last fall, I tackled the kids bathroom. Nothing major, but a big time refresh. I painted the vanity, brought in new lights, and added the icing on the cake: wallpaper. I LOVE wallpaper. It brings in pattern and depth and fun. I especially love wallpaper in a smaller space like a bathroom. Disclosure: I reached out to […]
Today’s post is about perseverance and persistence. Determination and grit. Basically all the words in the thesaurus: diligence… resolve… stick to-it-iveness. Like Sir Edmund Hillary summiting Everest, I have conquered. Like Lewis and Clark crossing the west, I have pioneered. After a summer of battle, I have CONQUERED THE PANTRY MOTH, folks.
One of the fun things I do on weekends is visit the local flea market and share all the fabulous finds over on my Facebook page. Along with a potentially risque purchase (oops), I came home with this THREE dollar lamp. The only thing wrong with it was a broken socket. That, my friends, is an EASY fix! Keep reading and I’ll show you how!
Welcome to those of you who are new readers thanks to Houzz or the One Room Challenge! SO excited to have more virtual pals hopping on board each week to share all the projects and chaos! (Check out my About page and follow along on Facebook or Instagram for sneak peeks of what I’m working on around the house! Finally, these are my more popular posts if you want to see other things I’ve managed to finish despite the children running around.)
Enough about me…today, let’s talk painting. Painting is a precision game. Just so we’re clear, I am not a precision gamer. I’m a finish line girl. I am NOT good at slowing it down with things like prep work and cleaning. Which means painting and I have a love/ hate relationship. See what tips I learned after watching my painters transform two rooms in our new-ish house.
Getting five kids up and ready each morning is akin to the ironman without all the hydration (I suspect the carb loading is similar). I wanted to share a few of the tricks and tips that help get this busy family moving each day without yelling and screaming and tears*.
*Mostly… there’s still the occasional raised voice, so if you want to count that as yelling… fine.