Thursday, August 14, 2014

On the cheap: Ten dollar pantry door makeover

A couple weeks ago I went to the parade of homes with some friends, and I saw one thing in common with all the homes I was drawn to...color. I love the personality and life that it brings into a space.

then I came home and thought... my house is boring... my house needs color.. my house can look like these show homes.

I showed Nate a couple pictures of painted pantry doors that I found on Pinterest and he jumped on board.

This project cost me less then $10.00 total and took about 3 hours (start to finish--prep and drying time included)

Paint- I had this already at home--0.00
sign- pinterest printable I will talk about later 0.00
frame- old
chipboard letters for above door-6.00 @ Hobby Lobby
spray paint- I used the sterling silver spray paint w/ coupon it was 3.50

The paint I used was Valspar-Lake Breeze.
funny story about this paint. I was SUPPOSED to use the paint I had left over from our herringbone wall in the living room but due to pregnancy brain I was an idiot and used the paint I bought for the nursery!! SO STUPID! I didn't realize it until I was hammering the lid back on the paint can. (this is more of an aqua where the other one was a mint green) luckily the paint colors are kind of similar so it looked fine. But I am still kicking myself over it.
Anyways I slapped two coats of the paint on the door and called it good. I used a brush and I think it went on just fine.
I painted the chipboard letters a sterling silver color- I wanted an anthropologie knockoff look.
similar here-Anthro letters
I pinned the quote ages ago and always planned on displaying it in my kitchen, so I was happy when I found a place to use it/ found a printable of it for free!
People Who Love to Eat are Always the Best People {free chalkboard printable available in three sizes}
link here
Isn't that the greatest kitchen quote?
I was really happy with the HUGE improvement it brought into my kitchen, it is amazing what a little color can do for a room!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What Fruit are you? I'm a veggie this week-Head of lettuce baby boy is 14 inches long and 1.5-2.5lbs. He is getting so big!
Due date:  November 15th
How far along:  25 weeks!
Next appointment:  September 2, for the dreaded glucose test!
Gender:  BOY!  :)
Total weight gain/loss: I'm at -5lbs pre pregnancy. but the numbers just keep going up.
Stretch marks: nope!
Swelling: haven't noticed any
Maternity clothes: yes-maternity pants and I have a couple maternity shirts but I mostly wear my normal shirts.
Belly button:  innie still. I don't think it's going to pop out.
Sleep: not a good day to ask me this ;) I feel like a zombie
Food cravings: none this week.
Symptoms: vegetarian, and zero energy. also itchy tummy-must be stretching!
Movement: Yes! he is so active. the doctor had a hard time finding his heartbeat at the last appointment because he was kicking around so much.
Labor signs: no
What I miss:  having more then 2 pairs of pants I can rotate. :)
What I'm loving: making grand nursery plans
What I'm looking forward to: Nate coming home in 12 days!! being apart when you are married is lame, being apart when you are pregnant is lamer. never again.