"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Monday, February 22, 2010

Decorating Insperations

My husband agreed to let me order the counter top paint and try to Faux finish the countertops to look like granite. I did a test run on a piece of cardboard and decided its a NO GO!! I am just going to have to save my pennies for the real thing!

I am on a HUGE decorating kick! I have been surfing the Internet looking for ideas, here are some pics of rooms I like..... Do you recognize this room from Extreme home makeover a couple weeks ago.....I love this Living room, Its Classy, young, eclectic and Fun!!!





I love the light colors in this next living room but most of all the trim work, I really want to do this trim around my fireplace to fancy it up a little.....
This bathroom along with the next several picture I cam across on one of my Fav Blogs DIY Show Off. I LOVE the horizontal strips.....

This is my current project for the wall between my laundry room and masterbedroom door...
This Idea also of the DIY blog I LOVE! but instead of using it a book shelf I would use the to hold frames with Black& White pics.....
This Bedroom also off Extreme Home Makeover a couple weeks ago is just dreamy..... I found the excact bedspread at Target for only $80 SCORE!

Finally this last Idea for my laundry room I got from Young House Love, defiantly a must read blog! this is such a simple solution for hiding all the junk on my laundry room shelves....

I better get to work, I have got lots to do!!!!!

10 comments:

Brandi said...

Love this post!! Wouldn't it be nice to have all the money we wanted to decorate our home; could you imagine. FUN!!

amberdawn said...

Do tell-why didn't you like the counter top paint?

Kacee said...

I love the bookshelf idea for pictures. I might steal that idea! ;)

April said...

Amber it looks cheesy or possibly I suck at Faux finishing!

amberdawn said...

Ha ha! You are funny! I wonder if it would look different on a piece of laminate verses the cardboard? Maybe we should get together and try it out, cause I am totally wanting to do my countertops since you posted!!!! Let me know what you think.

April said...

Amber I will sell u the kit for $40 I was going to return it but that would be easier lol!

April said...

Kacee My plan is to have allot done by Ians birthday party, lol u think I can do it?!?!

Jennifer said...

My husband wanted to do the faux finish on our countertops too but I was too scared it would turn out yuck. I'm so nervous to try!!

And I just made my blog private. You can email me at jennlajeunesse@yahoo.com if you want to read and comment back. Thanks girlie.

Andrea said...

I love those rooms, especially that bedroom! I will have to go to my local Target and see if I have any luck finding that bedspread.
check out my blog at http://www.andreasattic-andrea.blogspot.com

Alice said...

Instead of trying to re-do the kitchen counter tops (they're not fancy but they still look okay), I decided to spice up my kitchen by using wall decals. The ones I got from http://www.wallslicks.com have a matte finish so they actually look painted on by a pro. They applied as easily to the cabinet doors as well as they did to the walls. My kitchen now has a classy look, even without granite counter tops.