Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas!

I have updates and holiday decorations to share, but that will likely happen after my visitors depart.

Happy Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

sneak peak at my evolving patio...

Here is a reminder of what my patio looked like for much of the last year.

My mom and sis are visiting for Christmas and have been helping me decorate and get a few small projects completed.  The maintenance guys hung my curtain rods yesterday and so today we rearranged the furniture and hung up the curtains.  This is how the far end of the patio looks now.

I love the new conversation nook on this side of the patio.  We are still working on the other side- stay tuned for more updates...

Monday, December 3, 2012

DVD cabinet makeover

remember how I was looking for ways to turn my cabinet (on left) into the inspiration cabinet (on right)?


Well, here is my new DVD cabinet:

I have to say that I love it.  My husband, who might not notice if I covered myself in Rub 'n Buff, not only picked up on the change, but expressed his unsolicited enthusiasm for the makeover- TWICE if you can believe that!  The fabric is Geisha (Black) by Robert Kaufman- thank you eBay.  I chose the Antique Gold Rub 'n Buff for the trim and it was super-easy to use; wipe on with a cloth, wait a few minutes, buff to a sheen.  The fabric is held in place with painter's tape (yes I was that eager to see if I liked it and then decided to roll that way and see how long it lasts), and in person has some gold accents that play off the newly colored trim.

Minus shipping time to Saudi, makeover took about an hour.  Costs were low too: the fabric was about $20 as was the Rub 'n Buff sampler which has twenty tubes of different colors and will likely last a lifetime given how little I used here.  All in all, I am delighted with this project and now on the lookout for other things to Rub 'n Buff!

want a closeup?  I know I do...