Monday, July 21, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Link Party

Howdy, howdy!!
  It sure seems like seven days goes by faster and faster.  Welcome to this week's Trash 2 Treasure Party! 

 PLEASE, no recipes, advice, etc.  This is a place to share your trash to treasure makeovers.  Let's keep to the theme!

Did you miss a post last week on the Korner?
Here's what I shared (click on the pic):

  

Want to see highlights from the party each week?
Follow along the Trash 2 Treasure Highlights on our Pinterest Board here.

Some features from last week's party that caught my eye:

Look closely at the top of this.  See the design?  Backwoods Babies always goes the extra mile. :)
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Nicer Than New repurposed some old containers for a nice patio garden.
Who know a cardboard box could be so cute?  Love My Simple Home, that's who!

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!

Marie, Queen Of The Curb {Blogless But Creative Friends}


 Marie is one of those gals that always finds the good stuff on the curb.  While some of us are scrounging around saving the only thing salvageable off of pressboard desks like drawer pulls, Marie is hauling off big heavy duty buffets and such.  By herself.  She's a beast. (A pretty lady one).  I think I would have buckled under the weight of just a couple of the drawers and stuck with the pulls myself.  But Marie has muscles to go with her determination and managed to get this thing into the back of her SUV without the help of her mighty man Matt.  Or random strangers walking by like I've managed to loop in to helping me on such endeavors...


 Now if painting nice wood finishes makes you squirmy and turn blue, then look away.  But for the less faint of heart.... let's see what she turned this piece in to:


And if you ask her how she achieved this finish, I can almost guarantee she'll say something like this: "Oh I just threw a bunch of paint colors together I had on hand and slopped them on like this, and like so, and wa la!  Easy as pie!"

So now take your eyes off of the storage cabinet filled with wonderful garage sale toys for her grandkids and my kids and random kids to play with and look up to the "REDEEMED" Sign.  Can anyone guess what it was in it's previous life?  Three cheers and a knuckle punch if you guessed one of those cheapy full size mirrors.  Yes, Marie is the queen of upcycling.  She thoroughly explained to me how she did it, and if I could remember I would totally give you a tutorial.  But I'm old and forgetful with a slight touch of ADD and can't remember.  (Hey, it was like two months ago that I took these photos and she gave me the low down.  Have mercy on me!)

 

Knowing Marie, by the time this blog post goes live, she will have painted this a different color and/or moved it to a totally new location in her house.  She's like that.  She must have a touch of ADD, too.  She claims it's her husband with the disorder... but all of us who know Marie and her home decor know that "it takes one to know one."  :)


Thanks, Marie, for letting me share some more of your fabulous work today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 18, 2014

What a month can do {Restoring the Lefere Mansion}

With the help of some awesome friends and family.... we've been making progress on restoring the "Lefere Mansion".  I haven't been without my doubts about buying this place on an online auction but I know it'll be worth it soon (someone give me a definition of soon)!  
Here's are a few photos to show you how far we've come.  Enjoy from a far or feel free to roll up your sleeves and join us for an hour or two. :)

About a month ago, this is what you saw outside:


Yay for an almost-finished metal roof on the garage!


And Tobin's room had a boat load of wallpaper and beautiful carpet a little over a month ago....


But with hours and hours of steaming wallpaper and renting a sander and staining and varnishing and painting.....


Oh this kitchen is going to be feeling so naked without all it's covering!


I guess I haven't taken a more updated photo of this area, but here's what was happening a couple of weeks ago:


I was told this was Mrs. Lefere's "doggy bathroom".  Cuz it just wouldn't be right to let people use a bathroom that had a toilet the puppy loved to drink from! :)


If you have anger issues, this is a good place to take some of that out!
Bye, bye, Doggy Bathroom.


And that, foks, is what can happen in a month.  Stay tuned - Hubby is putting in long hours, God bless his "DIY-hating" soul!  I owe him mac and cheese with hotdogs for the rest of his life.  Gag. :)


Monday, July 14, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Linky Party

Howdy, folks!

I actually found a little time last week (after three weeks of having the slave drivers my parents helping us with our new home renovation, they headed back to Iowa - taking my two boys with them) to post another room on our Home Tour Photo Series.

In case you missed it, click on the thumbnail of Ty's bedroom:

I'm pretty excited for our features from last weeks' party.
You all were very inspiring!

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702 Park Project shared part of her beautiful old home renovation.  I needed to see this right now with our home reno going on right now.  Totally encouraging to see such a beautiful end result!
Sunflower Hugs added wood appliques from Michaels behind each knob to not only add stylish flair, but to also hide the damage from the old 80's pulls she removed.
MyLove2Create, French Inspired Piano Bench Makeover
My Love 2 Create had one of those sliver-in-the-rear-end-waiting-to-happen piano benches that she gave a beautiful makeover, with a french flair.
Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ty's Bedroom {Photo Tour}

Next up in the Home Tour: Ty's bedroom.

I love this big, roomy boy room.
It was part of our addition in 2011, so it is brand new construction.


 Other than that, nothing is brand new.  Not even the carpet, which I bought off of Craigslist.  Totally scary, I know!  But it was in perfect condition.  Not convinced, are you.





I found that sign sitting face down on the side of the road.  After walking by it time and time again, I finally declared it my property and brought it home.  The painted saw blades are oldies from when my mom was in her full artistical glory, back in the 80's, painting from sun up till sun down to help put food on the table.  I still think her farm scenes are some of the best!


Here you can see a peek at the ombre wall in my hallway laundry room:


Ty loves to show off his work on the "Look What I Did" brag board I made him for Christmas:


This is an old photo from a few years back when he still had cute things like rocking horses, but it shows off his color blocked square wall.  If you notice, the ceiling is also painted green and tan.  I started kissing white ceilings goodbye awhile back.  So much more interested to put some color up there!


Hope you enjoyed another room in the photo tour journey.

  This home is still on the market waiting for the perfect buyer so if you know of anyone in Michigan looking for the perfect place to raise kids, please share our Home Tour with them!   Click here for more rooms.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Linky Party

Welcome, Trash 2 Treasure Party Peeps!

 First, I am excited to announce a returning sponsor on Kammy's Korner.



Sew Panache has new gorgeous fabrics in stock just waiting to be made in to something beautiful for your home!  A few of her latest:

Orange Blue Pillow Covers Pillows Premier Prints Mandarin Morrocan Trellis Ikat Embrace Arrow ELE ELEPHANT CURTAINS Two Drapery Panels 25" Wide Rod Pocket Pink Chartreuse Turquoise Grey Premier Prints Fabric Two Rod Pocket 25" Wide CURTAINS Coral and White Drapery Panels Embrace Fynn Morrocan Scribble Trail 63" 84" 96" 108" 120"

Let's see some creative features from last week's party:


Check out Little Brags' adorable bucket makeovers.

Thrifty Treasures has a swell way to update those large stand up photo collage frames.

Beautiful dipped basket by Hawthorne and Main.

Now 

Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Linky Party

Happy Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!!
The time where we get to see what YOU'VE been breathing new life in to!

In case you've been wondering why there haven't been many posts lately, it's because of the breath we're trying to breath in to this place:


Some features from last week's party:

Since I adore stripes, I naturally adore Hawthorne & Main's beautiful entry makeover!
Since I am in the process of painting my kitchen cabinets right now, I not only loved CD's Country Living's cabinets, but loved her commentary in the post as well!  It had me nodding my head. :)
Vintage Home made the cutest sign with an old frame and vinyl.  


Party up, Folks! 

 Just remember to follow the rules!! :)

1.  Your post must be a Trash 2 Treasure, but I'm not picky on the "trash" part!  
If you took something and made it look better and it's NEW to Kammy's Korner - link it up, Baby! :)

2. Place the Party button found on the right sidebar on the post or somewhere on your blog.

3. Visit the link before you and leave a comment!

 I do try to visit each and every one of them eventually!!!  It's hard with three little munchkins who need attention and hate mommy's computer time. :)


Link up, Buttercup!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Restoring The Lefere Mansion

So why has it been so quiet on Kammy's Korner?

Because this place.....


ended up being a lot more work than "let's just paint it, clean it, and move in!"

Well, we've been doing a lot of this:

Thanks Mom, and Mom-in-law for all the wall paper help and renting the steamer!!

A little of this:


Some roofing when we need fresh air:


Help comes from the most unexpected places! 
Or maybe "the help goes to help on the most unexpected places" would be more appropriate for this! 
Because it's not that Daniel wouldn't normally help - he's just shocking a few peeps by being up there...


Some rotten wood and floor that wouldn't hold the cat if he stepped on it.
We haul in teachers on summer break when times get desperate.  Shout out to Mr. Archer!


 The Dadman, who has been putting fourteen hour days in since he rolled in from Iowa, said he'd have this kitchen done this week.  DAD, YOU DA MAN!


And the shingles are OFF!  We all put our time in up there, but Jon Losey's brute force really finished the job off quick.  The removal of the shingles sure revealed more rotten spots than we thought were under there.  
And my dad and hubby worked on putting the new metal roof on in the rain on Saturday!
Die hards, I tell ya.
I had a coupon for free ice cream at Culver's, so I treated my dad.  ;)


And while the rest of us work, Ty is dismantling the pretty stone wall to look for bugs...




And since the blog will probably be quiet for another week....
 you now know why!!