where we're going with all this...

 Since you may be wondering what look we're shooting for in all these reno's..
I thought I'd make you a list of our To-Do's, and Have-done's:
Have done's:
 Dinning Room facelift:
read more about it here


Read more about it here
After (progress)
(plants still need to be planted this spring)


after (more pics to come, they are done!)

SNEAK PEAK! New flooring throughout the house

Sneak Peaks:
(as of today, it's done, but that deserves a whole other post!)

 Some of the Master bedroom Furniture 
read more about it here
and here!

read more about it here

So far
(this pic is from 28 weeks, I'm now 31)

 To Do's:
1. Finish Nursery (By Christmas! I'm due Jan. 15th, 2012!!!) Here's my inspiration board:

2. Paint & Stain banisters for the stairs to match...like this:

3. Plant flowers/shrubs/put bark outside around patio

4. Master bedroom vanity facelift
I'm going to do this, following Sasha's tutorial

5. Paint master bedroom, and guest room...then we'll finallyyyyy be done painting! Here's the color scheme... 

We're loving every minute of putting our energy and time into making our house a home. We love spending time being active..there's nothing like it for a marriage! That's for sure!!!
Keeping in mind...

Matthew 6:19-21 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

But our true treasures are definitely stored in heaven. 
Praise God for all the blessings he's given out!

Be Blessed!
 The DIY Wifey, 

Dad's make a Difference

Hi everyone!
This post is dedicated to a few of the father's in our lives-- my husband's and mine.
They check in with us from time to time with love, and offer any assistance they can with all the projects we have going on at our home right now little did they probably expect us to take them up on those offers!
I'm excited to introduce to you Fred & Dave.

This is Fred, Fred is Mason's Dad

He has a big smile, and even a bigger heart. 
When I first met Fred, probably about 8 years ago now, I instantly saw the many similarities between my at-the-time-boyfriend, and his Dad, in great ways. 
They are both gangly and rather stiff-boned men
They both work very hard at what they do, and they don't give up
And they both are very dependable and loyal.
Family comes first for them.
So, when Mason asked me to marry him 4 years ago, I thought about the man he was becoming...and I thought about Fred, because I knew that if Mason turned out like Fred, I'd live in a happy marriage.
And now that we're pregnant with a son, I think about Fred- and the good father he's been to Mason, especially recently! 
He's  a "Mr. Handy man."
He's humble and leads a simple life.
Mason and I both admire him and love his company when he gets the chance to come visit us.
He makes time for us, often driving up to see us on weekends and going out to lunch with us.
It's pretty much a highlight for our week when he comes :)
Mason and Fred discuss the latest among our Home improvement To-Do Lists and we eagerly await Fred's advice...because he knows a little about a lot. :)

And This is Dave. Dave is my Dad
 (Above: the neck warmer I made for him last Christmas...he ski's and he got a kick out of it!)
(Below: This was taken just yesterday, when Dad helped mason demo the carpets and install new laminate flooring...THANKS DAD!)
(Below: yes, Dad's the one swinging from the tree rope by the waterfall in Kauai) lol
 (Below: Dad and me dancing at my wedding)
My Dad is emotional, and overall-- a happy go lucky guy.
My Dad is the kind of guy to be up for anything
For as cautious as he lead us to believe he was when we were children, he in fact is quite the opposite.
He isn't the man I thought he was a child...but I suspect that's because he wanted us to believe he was the 5-mile an hour slower than the speed limit, veggie loving Dad he wasn't when we weren't in the car with him or eating dinner with him. :)
He keeps his promises.
He's helpful and dependable. 
Mason and I admire him greatly for who he is.
And he's a hoot & a half to joke around with. :)  
This weekend, Mason and I were blessed with both of their company's. 
We've been re-doing our flooring, for the last few weeks...and if you've ever done a renovation, you've learned what we have:
NO ONE is available every weekend for hard labor.
Except Dad's. :)
So for that, and many other things, we say thank you.
I've gotten less and less useful in the Home Improvement process, because I've gotten more and more pregnant. Here....see what I mean. =)

 (Below: is at 28 weeks...taken yesterday) 

Dad's, we appreciate you.

Be Blessed! 
The DIY Wifey,

The Nursery Chronicles: Reupholstering

Hi all!
So, instead of using the chair I redid a long while ago in the nursery, I decided to reupholster a new chair. I just picked this chair up --a craigslist find--for only...
There wasn't any damage to it...but it did smell a bit like cats.


I like this chair for these reasons:
1. The shape is modern
2. The feet are not dinged-up
4. This is a ONE hour job. easy peasy! 



The Breakdown of Costs:
1. The Craigslist find chair $25.00 + a 30 min drive

2. The fabric $23/yard on sale for $11.00/yard plus 20% off (I got 4 and 1/2 yards) of the print and the back canvas is a remnant of 4 yards for $10.00 total!

TOTAL with tax = $80.00 project

Be Blessed! 
The DIY Wifey,