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Debbiedoo's: March 2012


Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colonial style home tour in New York

  I was so excited and honored when my dear friend Debbie, whom I've known since our RMS days and who is also a big reason why I started my blog, asked if I would like to be part of her home tour edition. I immediately said yes and then worked like crazy getting this post together!
Welcome to our home.....
     We bought our home in January  2003. When the realtor showed us this house we knew this was the one. The couple we purchased it from was a young Chinese couple with no children. 
They were moving to Pennsylvania to take care of the his parents.I guess a blue eyed baby boy is good luck in the Chinese culture and the couple was trying to have a baby for sometime. The women told our realtor she felt my son was going to bring them good luck. 
We found out a few months later the women was pregnant. That's our little story behind the purchase of our home!
Summer 2011

At the time my son was 8 months old and when we went inside to look around the young women went crazy over him and asked if she could hold him. She was very sweet so I let her. The next day our relator called us to let us know there was multiply offers on the house, we thought great now the bidding war starts! Well to our surprise that didn't happen, the couple excepted our offer and within a few weeks we closed on the house. The realtor then told us we have our son to thank!?!

Going down to the backyard and pool. We did all the landscaping ourselves accept for the stonework.

We put the pool in the Fall of 2007 and it was the best thing we ever did.  My kids all taught themselves how to swim. We spend a lot of  time out here in the summer months!

Come on in....
     Last year my husband and I added the picture molding in the hall and dining room. 
We are big DIY'ers. When you come through the front door to the left is our living room and to the right is a small sitting room(where you will usually find me blogging).

Our Living Room

I love to mix different pieces in a room. All the pieces that you see painted throughout the house have been painted by me. I walk around with a paint brush in my hand looking for the next victim(LOL)!

In our Dining Room along with painting we added the crown molding and picture molding.

 One of the first things we did in our kitchen when we moved in was add the granite counters and tile back splash. We also changed all the white appliances to stainless steal.

 Last year the hubby and I gave our plain builder basic kitchen island a makeover. We added bead board and decorative molding and painted and distressed it black. LOVE this change!

    Our kitchen opens up to our family room which I love since this is where we spend most of our time. This room was carpeted and a few years ago we added the hardwood.

In the bedrooms all we did was paint and the hubby added crown molding to them.

 This is my oldest daughters bedroom and bath. We painted and added the bead board to her bathroom last year. Every bedroom having there own full bath was a BIG plus when we looked at this house.

 I added the striped accent wall to my sons room.

 My youngest daughters room.

Thank you Debbie for letting me be part of your home tour edition, and thank you all for coming along on the tour!!

Thank you Martina for having us over.  I really enjoyed the tour and the story!

This home tour is a day early. Wish me luck tomorrow with my move to word press.  Hoping for a smooth transition, and that I do not vanish into thin air:)


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring clean up in 10 minutes!

Spring has now Sprung for most of us.
Sneezing my head off and blooms are in full around here!
Started our Spring clean up as well!
One thing I do even throughout the winter is try to keep up with the raking of leaves, cleaning the deck, and even the windows.
You would never know it, half the time looking out of them.
But I do try to keep up, that way it is less work for us come now.

I am just going to share some pretty pics in between here.
There is random color bursting in our woods.  I have never seen that before.
Nor have I ever seen yellow jasmine, just climbing all up and down the trees, that I certainly did not plant.

It is even high above in the branches...

Today we bought 15 bags of Pine nuggets for our front beds.  The rest of the area I do pine needles.  I like the texture combination.  How about you?What do you use?

Trying my hand out at some knock out roses this year.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Speaking of tips...

What are your favorite spring cleaning tips? 

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Spring art work {diy canvas}

Another fun day at the Spring'tacular!
Today, I am sharing some Spring art work on canvas.
Come on over and share with Gina, a fun Spring craft perhaps that you have done.
She would love to have you.

You see I could have left it at that...but how boring would that be?

Hmmmm, how about a little spray paint?
But why cover up the cute bunny?

Well, you see I will not be covering him up...he will be looking like a pink silhoutte.

What you will need:
spray paint color of your choice {I used watermelon by Krylon}
Foam cut outs from Dollar tree.
Glue your cut out on the canvas, let glue dry, spray paint. I gave it two good coats.
Proudly display

Happy Spring!
Thanks for joining me and the girls in our SPring'tacular. It has been my pleasure to be a part of this fun time!
For the record,this was my third craft, this one finally made the cut!

Photobucket MAGAZINE COPYCAT challenge still going on

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring mantel {not eggsactly what I thought!}

Finally, I finished my Spring Mantel just in time for sweet Shannon's part of the Spring'tacular party.  There is no way I would have let her down.  This is about the 4th time I changed it up since I started my Spring Mantel.
I finally settled on this one.
What I realize is pastel colors just do not work in our family room.

 I did buy some of the faux flowers from the dollar tree, and the pretty multi colored one from one of our local little shops here.

Along with the little birdie you see.

These candle eggs I have had for years now.  My MIL in Florida bought those for me, and they look like porcelain eggs.  I have never lit them.

Eggs seemed to be the theme.
Not eggsactly what I wanted...

Played in picnik, we don't have very long before it is bye bye...

Used my brass candle sticks to place the egg candles on..used some twine, an egg banner and found some cute eggs to hang from the twine.

And there you have my NOT eggsactly what I was looking for Spring Mantel.


Hope on over to Shannon's and link up your Spring mantels!~ Have a great night.
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