Hat hanger

I was really excited for this hat hanger to get my sons hats off the floor.

He loves hats and strategically placed them nice at the end of his bed,

but I thought we could do something better with them.

So I just purchased a 1x12x4(its actually just over 11″wide), stained it, and screwed some hooks on it

and voila!

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Sand edges

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Pick out your stain

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Stain and let dry a couple of hours.

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Find the center of the board which was 5 1/2″

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Decide how much room you need in between hooks.

I did this by placing a hat down.

I decided I needed 13″ between hooks.

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I used my sheet rock “T” to mark every 13″ all the way down the board.

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Then I used my “T” again to keep my hooks stright as I screwed them in.

The second on I just “eyed” and obviously I was off 🙁

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To hang it on the wall I like these picture hooks.  They have these nifty teeth on the back so you can just nail them in.

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I put one on each side.

Measure and put them even.  I put mine 1/4″ down on each side.

And 1″ over to the center of the teeth.

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I also used anchors because there wasn’t a stud where I wanted to hang it.

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Hats up and off the ground!

To Pin just hoover mouse over the image and Pin away!

Have a great day friends!


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Picture ledge shelves

I needed something badly to go on my wall in my living room and wanted something to display family photos on.

I have seen these picture ledges various places such as:  Shanty 2 chicPinterest, etc…

and thought they would be fun to do on this big blank space I had.

They were very simple to do and a great beginner project.

Which would be me on this project without my hubby!

So here’s what I did

Purchased 2- 1x4x6 & 1- 1x2x6 per shelf.

You can get longer ones, but my shelves needed to be 6′ long.

Pick straight ones.  You’ll thank yourself later!

 I thought I was doing 4 so I quadrupled that.

 Ended up putting 3 up.

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Basic shape of the shelf

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First you want to sand the edges down.

Nothing crazy!  Just a light sand.  I used 120 grit.

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Then pick your favorite stain and go to town.

If you have never stained before it’s seriously easy.

If you can wipe a counter top off you can stain.

Trust me!

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Now for the fun part!

Set them up how you want them.

I just made sure the boards fit together well before I started nailing.

And they were the sides I wanted showing.

If some are bowed a little, that’s what you glue and clamps are for!

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  I skipped the gluing part.

 Not on purpose.

I really just forgot.

 Don’t skip that step!

I had to reinforce mine with screws from the back.

Before you start nailing run a small amount of wood glue down each board and clamp them together while you nailing.

It will make your life easier in the end!

I found it easiest to rest my gun on a 1×2 so the edge would be

even with the edge of the wood and the nail would go in the right place.

It’s easy to shoot the nail out the bottom.

(I did that a couple of times!)

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I used my 18 gauge Porter cable nail gun.

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And here they are all hung up and decorated!

I wanted mostly all black and white pictures and white frames.

I didn’t want it to look too busy!

Makes me CRAZY!

P.S. I just made sure to screw them into studs because I knew they would be holding a bit of weight!

(I know this picture sucks!  Sorry, I will get a better one on here tomorrow)

I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!

Feel free to Pin away!

Thanks friends!

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Parade of Home Part 4: Marie Osmond’s Home

Marie Osmond’s House Part 1

It really was a beautiful home.

It was called “The Arabesque”

(#24 in the parade)

Quite so with all the arabesque shapes all around the house.

From the iron work on the entrance, to the fence in the courtyard and some in the house.

Enjoy!

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Her house was very stratigically placed at the top of the neighborhood, so she would have privacy.

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Entrance into the Casita

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No Joke.  This was the line to even get into the house!

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I loved all the lighting in this house!

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To the right of the hot tub you can see a little piece of the splash pad for the kids.

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The drop down in the ceiling in the picture above, is where the wall opened up in the master bedroom to the patio.

I found these pendant lights yesterday on http://www.lampsplus.com/products/pendant-lighting/

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Isn’t this sink fabulous?

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From the shower you could walk into the sauna.

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“His” closet

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“Her” closet

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This makeup counter was in her closet with her makeup lights

and sink to wash her hands off after she does her makeup.

Every girls dream!

I just wish I had time to sit down when I do my makeup!

I am sentimental, so I loved the little treasures she had framed around the house.

Like her Grandmother’s jewelry above her mirror.

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She had a wall of these jewelry cabinets.

3 total.  They were all full length mirrors.

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Part 2 of Marie’s house on the blog tomorrow!

The family room, theater, playroom, guest bedrooms and sewing room.

If you would like more info on the house go to:

http://paradehomes.com/parade-homes/

House #24

Have a wonderful day!


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St George Parade of Homes Part 3

These are just a few pics from a house in the parade that I thought were fun 🙂

I love this picture of Christ.

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Loving all the wood tile they had everywhere!

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There was a few of these hidden nooks.

I’ve been thinking of putting one of these in my house and I think I have the perfect spot.

Now I just have to talk the hubs into it 😉

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I thought these ants were super fun!

They are made out of a spoon, jewels and wire.

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St George Parade of Homes Part II

This was another super cute house that I really liked.

It is #21 on the parade website if your interested in any other info

http://paradehomes.com/parade-homes/

The Carolina

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Like I said, these houses were super crowded and it wasn’t possible to get pictures without hands unless I looked like a stalker.

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Lots of these swing beds this year!

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I LOVE white woodwork so these houses really spoke to me!

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I know barn doors have been a thing for awhile, but I loved them!

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Dream bathroom!

Free standing tub and marble!

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Loved this little desk area!

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I love these stripes!

I’m a sucker for black and white!

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St George Parade of Homes

I really enjoyed the parade this year!

I love seeing all the ideas in real life instead of just on the internet.

Don’t get me wrong.  I love me some IG and Pinterest!

It was just so nice to be able to be standing in the room that your drooling over!

Here are a few pics from the first house we saw.

Enjoy!

There outdoor area was fun for entertaining!

Don’t mind Grandma in the corner.

All of these houses were REALLY crowded and it was difficult to get pictures without anyone in them.

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Wouldn’t you love to just sit and relax on this swing/bed!  Ahhhh!  Dreamin’…

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This kitchen was fun with the aqua glass subway tile.

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I Loved this bench at the end of the bed!

Black and white is one of my favorite combo’s!

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Cement tile was a huge thing this year.

Not sure that this combo is my fav, but there were some on the floors in other houses that were AMAZING!

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That is the first house for today!  I hoped you liked them as much as me!

Stay tuned for more tomorrow!


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Before and After

Gotta love a before and after!

This was our “Junk” cabinet and I was tired of it.

So we’re trying something new.

My philosophy has always been that everything needs a place.

So we’re moving things around.

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Basket and jars purchased at Walmart

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I’m hoping that having a TV in here will actually help me want to cook!

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We have had this like this for a while now and it has stayed clean!

Now go organize something!


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The final product

This is how the ceiling turned out.  I am really happy with it!

It really lightens it up.  I only have the bay windows on the dining side and that is it.

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I bet you are wondering what in the world we are doing with those different colored boxes on top of our cabinets.

No, I do not think that looks good 😉

We are building up the cabinets.  I didn’t want to have to worry about dust up there and decorating that space.

After we are finished with the crown and the rest of the trim I will have my painter come and spray everything Benjamin Moore Simply White to match the ceiling.

Except for the island.  We are in the process of getting a new island built.  I want it all one level so I have more usable space.

We may be replacing all the door and drawer fronts also depending on what the bid comes back at.

It might actually be cheaper to do that than to pay for my painter to paint them because it is so labor intensive.

The island will look something like this

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And the cabinets on top will look something similar to this except BM simply white.

www.glitterandgoatchees.com

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Hope to be posting a reveal soon!


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Our tongue and Groove Kitchen Ceiling

I live on a little farm in a farm house.

So why not have a tongue and groove ceiling in my kitchen to go with it?

This was definitely a labor of love.  Would I do it again?  It’s kind of like giving birth with no drugs.  Ask me again in a couple of years and I might say yes.

It was hard because I wanted a clean crisp look.  If you want it rustic, GO FOR IT!  It would be so much easier!

  If you are ready for the birth with no drugs, GREAT!

I am so happy with the results though and I will never get tired of looking at my ceiling.

This is where I got my inspiration

Jenna Sue Design

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I really feel in love with her kitchen!

So I convinced my husband to do this ceiling in ours 🙂

This was definitely a labor of love.  Would I do it again?  It’s kind of like giving birth with no drugs.  Ask me again in a couple of years and I might say yes.

It was hard because I wanted a clean crisp look.  If you want it rustic, GO FOR IT!  It would be so much easier!

  If you are ready for the birth with no drugs, GREAT!

I am so happy with the results though and I will never get tired of looking at my ceiling.

This is how our kitchen looked before.

(We are building the cabinets up to the ceiling and that piece on top is a little mock of what I want.)

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Here’s what we started with…

Blue Pine tongue and groove from Home Depot

I think each board was like $2.

The whole ceiling ended up being about $500

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Then we found the floor beams in the ceiling with a stud finder.

We marked them and put a chalk line on them.

We felt it best that all the wood be nailed into something solid.

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Then we started nailing them up.

  We chose a random pattern because I was not planning on putting up wood beams to cover the seams and I did not want them all in one place.

(Although that would have been waaaaay easier!  The seams were a major pain in my rear to fill and sand!)

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This cute boy did not like the sound of the nail gun!

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We didn’t  worry too much about the edges because we were going over it with crown molding.

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It was easiest for us to both have a ladder.  This is definitely a 2 person job.

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We have quite a few can lights.

Neil came up with his own little way of cutting them out.

Hopefully you will understand 🙂

He measured the circumference of the can light and made a pattern to trace onto the wood.

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We held the piece up to where it would needed to be.  Marked where the can would go.  Found center and the edge and marked it.

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Then traced on the circle and cut it.

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Then we would nail that piece up and when we came to the other half of the circle we would put it up and mark the edges.

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And measure how far out we needed it to come.  Then we would do follow the same process as the first piece.  Mark, trace and cut.

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We went through and filled and sanded once everything was up.

This is what we used I was told by my cabinet guy this would be best for the expansion and contraction of the wood.

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All up, patched and sanded.  I’m not going to lie.  This. was. PAINFUL.

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I primed it with Kilz primer and then painted it in a semi-gloss finish with Benjamin Moore Simply White.

I didn’t worry about the edges painting either, again because we were putting up crown.

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Crown going up.

  I did pre-paint the crown before we put it up so I didn’t have to cut in the edges on the groove where the wood meets together.

That would have been a headache!

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We followed this pattern from Sawdust girl.  I really love her.  I’ve been following her for years.

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Tomorrow the finished product 🙂


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