Monday, June 19, 2017

Railroad Clock

One thing I wanted in our family room was a BIG CLOCK.  I was doing some online shopping one day and found this awesome clock on Hobby Lobby's website.  It was 50% off and and with free shipping it was a great deal.

It's a big clock too - 23 inches in diameter and 4 inches thick.  I also wanted a clock with real numbers, not roman numerals, lines, or anything crazy.  This way my boys, a few still learning to tell time on a clock, can hopefully figure out what time it is too.  But most of all,  It's a great addition to our family room. 

I found a few other things to hang up on the same wall.  An arrow that lights up and "H" from Michael's, a family saying on burlap from Kohl's and a family photo.

This room is really starting to come together.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Picture Frame Update

So after moving into our house, it took me forever to figure out what I wanted to hang on the walls in our family room.  I knew I wanted to do some family photos and individual pictures of the kids, but putting it all together was the hard part.  So after a few months, I decided to just run with this idea.

I found these cool grayish wood colored frames at Michael's.

I also found these clips.

I moved the glass and put it behind the matting then hot glued the clip to the matting.  This way I can easily change out the pictures without having to take down the frames.  I love how they turned out.

Now it feels like the family room is finally getting put together.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Garage Organization

On our moving day, we lined one side of the garage with shelves and filled them with lots of bins as we took them off the truck.  The bins are filled with all my holiday decorations, the kids' outdoor toys, basketballs, sand toys, gardening tools and other odds and ends.

We added one other shelf in the corner with water bottles, coolers and water jugs.  The two big drums are filled with water for storage.  The brown shelving was left by the previous owners, so we use that as our shoe rack.  It also houses our tools, paint and supplies, and small containers filled with other odds and ends.

On the wall by the door, I added two pieces of wood and attached hooks for the kids jackets, back packs and umbrellas.

We also store our card tables and chairs in the garage.  (This has since been updated - I'll show you an updated photo of this area soon.)

We were anxious to get the garage in order since we moved in the fall, we wanted to be able to park our cars in the garage during the winter months, I'm really happy with how it turned out.  It's not a big garage, but we made it work and we can park both cars in there which was a must.

I love having everything organized and somewhat easy to find - saves me time - and I always need more of that.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The First Project . . . Garage

Before we even started moving in, the first project I wanted to tackle was priming the walls in the garage.  The garage at least had been finished off, insulated and sheet rocked, now it just needed a coat of primer.  The brown walls just needed to be lightened.  The shelving was left by the previous owners, which is a great storage feature.

You can see even the ceilings were the same too.  It just needed a coat of paint to help brighten up the space.

 So with some help from my cousin we began to cover the walls with some primer.

I didn't end up adding any paint, just primer and that made a world of difference.  This is a blurry photo - but you get the idea of what a difference it made.

The garage is a dark space to begin with since there are no windows, but priming the walls white helped brighten things up quite a bit. I was so glad it was done just in time for moving day.