Monday, August 3, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Link Party & Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce. :)

Did you miss what I shared this past week?


Features from last week's party:

Pallet Wood fish house numbers
Awesome pallet wood fish house numbers by Scavenger Chic

Chalk painted console table and upholstered bench
Re-Fabbed found this pair for just $15 and gave them a fun makeover!
upcycled vintage metal cart 6
Refresh Living gave a great tutorial on how she put scrapbook paper on this old cart - you'll want to pin for later!

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

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!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
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

Link up, Buttercup!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ceiling Fan Style: From Dislike To Love








Hubby said we had to have ceiling fans.  Air circulating is a must.  I'm not a usually a "fan-on-in-the-house" kind of girl because I don't like to eat my hair I guess, so I was really hoping to pick out some exquisite light fixtures that I had been drooling over on Overstock.  I dreaded the idea of an ugly ceiling fan in my beautiful rooms!  BUT!  I discovered there are a few reasonable priced fans out there that fit right in with my decor and I actually love the look of them!

Now I know, this isn't my usual thrifty post.  But there were a few things we did buy new and ceiling fans were one of those things.  

This is the ceiling fan we just bought for our almost finished sunroom. 


We actually bought the same one a year ago for our family room!  Loved it so much we bought it again for the sunroom.  We thought maybe since they could see each other through the doorway, they might like to be twins.  They also tie in the lantern style sconces over the fireplace.

Any guesses as to where we bought them? No, not Wayfair or Overstock.... but good ole' Lowes.

Now I know, the decorative piece under this fan is a bit on the elegant side, but it came with the house and I LOVE IT and I wasn't about to get rid of it!!  So, I had to go with it. :)  It reminds me of myself. Rustic and fancy.  Maybe I just dream I'm fancy...


Here you can see how the fan ties the sconces over the fireplace in nicely:

Click HERE to see how I painted and stenciled the granite surrounding the fireplace.

And then I saw the beautiful ceiling fan my sister picked out for her new living room and just had to have one like it!  Our bedroom had this transparent thick plastic-ish looking one that believe it or not I almost kept simply because it was the fastest fan on the planet and made absolutely no noise.  Even though it was not my style I LOVED THAT FAN.  I still remember our first night in this house, not quite a year ago.  We turned on the fan and I stared in disbelief, sure it was going to take off and sail through the air it was whirling. so. fast.  Not even kidding.  (Now I know I said I wasn't a fan-in-the-house sort of girl, but I do need one to sleep at night!)  

Okay, so maybe I should just show it to you.  Here's the previous fan in our master bedroom:


And I  (I meaning my hubby) replaced it with this seeded glass beauty from Menards:


So it's not as powerful as it's predecessor, but it keeps me from thinking I'm hitting menopause early and even though it's a ceiling fan, I still think it's a bit of eye candy for the room!  


I actually found ceiling fans just like this online but they were so far out of our budget I wanted to cry.  I called my sister to see where she got hers and low and behold, why look any further than your local Menards?  So all of our stylin' fans came from either Lowe's or Menards at a fraction of the price from anywhere else I could find online.

So there you have my totally random post on the new ceiling fans in my house. :)

Thanks for stopping in!
                                      
                                    ~ Kammy

Monday, July 27, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Link Party & Kitchen Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce. :)

Did you miss what I shared this past week?

  


So I've never had a theme to my features before but there were some beautiful kitchen makeovers linked up last week and I just have to share them! 

Kitchen Redo Features:
Picture
Aurora Patina's kitchen is a truly stunning before and after worth clicking over to see!

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Re-fabbed went bold in her kitchen makeover and I love it!

I so wish I could read this blog post by Sandrynka - Hand Made but if you only speak English like me, you'll have to just enjoy all the pictures! :)


Want to see highlights from the party each week?
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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!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
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

Link up, Buttercup!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Reverse Color Signs on Thrifted Artwork


So probably my favorite thing to do of all times, (right up  there with making cards, eating yummy food, and driving fast), is making signs.  I just can't get enough of making signs.  So when I saw these colorful paintings on the Parkade in Cedar Falls for ninety nine cents each one day, I had to buy them.  My mom was with me and gave me one of those "you already have 346 similar things in your stash, DO YOU REALLY NEED THOSE" looks.  Yup.


I'm so sorry I defaced someone's beautiful artwork.  There was a day I probably would have put those in my house!  But... those aren't my colors, and I don't need them.

I decided to do a little "color reversal".  I only used two colors for these.  Starting with dark gray, then adding some light blue for the middle color, and then going all light blue for the last one.  Then I used the same colors for the lettering.  I only used two different fonts.  I love my stencils - so easy!     I also sanded the edges and fronts to give them a slightly distressed look and for a little bit of the old colors to show through for some character.



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Old Window, Clock, and Rope {$1 Decor for the Sunroom}

I can hardly believe I can HANG SOMETHING on this wall!!!  This spring, my hubby told me not to get my hopes up, that the sunroom was not his top priority.  Well it was mine, you can see who's priority came out on top.  Haha. :)


I wasn't going to make this post at all about the sunroom because it is not totally done yet, but seeing the above picture, I just can't help but show you what this SAME wall looked like just a month or so  ago:



Anyways, back to my old window and clock.

I had this old window in my stash.  In our old house, It used to hang above my bed with a wreath on it (shown in a few photos down the post).   I picked it up for free somewhere.



 I found this clock last week while out mowing lawns at a garage sale for just $1 and dry brushed some black paint on it.


The clock is just hanging on a nail on the window.  Then using some jute (sisal) rope, I tied it around the frame, twisting the ends with some small pieces of wire.  I screwed a hook in the wall to hang it from, rather than the traditional nail, just to add a tad bit of interest.



 Here you can see where the window frame used to hang in my old bedroom:


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of the sunroom before it's great reveal.  Will that ever even happen?  I'm waiting on window seats, but hubby says he's on strike!  I better start watching how-to videos, eh?!!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Link Party & Features


Trash 2 Treasure Link Party & Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce. :)

Did you miss what I shared this past week?
I didn't have much because my hubby bought last minute plane tickets for the two of us to Fort Lauderdale to celebrate fifteen years of marriage!  Woot! :)
But I did manage to get this posted:



I think you'll enjoy these features from last week's party:
ironing board cabinet, ironing board cabinet diy, hideaway ironing board, laundry room cabinet
Scavenger Chic made this super awesome ironing board cabinet and if you look close, you can see she even used spoons for hooks!

Enjoying The Simple Things did a fab job on this vintage dresser.

Master Bathroom Renovation
Re-Fabbed turned an ugly duckling bathroom into a beauty!


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

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!  Please no recipes, advice, etc. 
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

Link up, Buttercup!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Bad Backsplash Decision Fixed With Paint!


Last summer when we bought this big ole' house known as "The Lefere Mansion", we got ourselves in deep!  I had to make quick decisions as to what I wanted, and some of them I regretted!  But thankfully, a few of those decisions could be fixed with paint! :)

Let's take a look back at what the backsplash (and the rest of this lovely kitchen) looked like a year ago: 


I originally bought some Perma White to paint the existing backsplash but our electrician need to do some new wiring and handed me a crowbar with the instructions - get ride of it!  (I ended up using the Perma White paint to instead paint the granite around my fireplaces which you can see HERE.)

So I headed in to Lowes and bought my countertops.  I had about one day to decide what I wanted.  Not a good idea to rush on stuff like that.  The brown tones in them does not really match my home's style.... but for now that's what I need to live with.  I bought the square of faux copper PVC squares in stock at Lowes for the backsplash.

Can you believe this?  I still hardly can as I type this.  One morning as I'm feeling overwhelmed, I get a text from two sweet girls out in Wisconsin who I have the privilege of knowing and said they were on their way out to help with whatever I needed help with!!!!  God bless their wonderful souls. They drove to Michigan and rolled their sleeves right up.  Abigail, in the pink shirt, is a bit brainy.  So with her math skills, I set her to work cutting and fitting the tiles on the wall.  Heather (pictured on the right) was her trusty sidekick and they did an amazing job!!  Jennah Sailor from just down the road heard her gal pals were here showed up for fun, but she rolled up her sleeves and set right to work, too!  What a wonderful circle of people I know!!!!


Here is their work completed!  Luke Kember, another pal of mine, cut off the scallops on the board that goes over my sink.  Wasn't a fan of those.  Yes, put your sunglasses on, those outlet covers are seriously blinding!  I went to all the trouble of spray painted them to blend in with the new backsplash with a hammered copper metal spray paint.  It worked GREAT and I was even going to blog about it....  but alas, my "copper" didn't stay "copper"!  I supposed I could still blog about it, since others might want to try it!


The "copper" looks okay.  But just "okay".  My home is full of grays and whites and airy, light colors.  I'm not a "brown" girl.  This screamed "LOOK AT ME!  I'M BROWN!  AND I STAND OUT LIKE A SORE THUMB!!!!"
Don't you think?  Or maybe you love it!  To each their own. :)



My mother agreed, even though she's a "brown" warm tone person, and since she had the paint on her brush from another project, said "Kammy, it's time!"  So not even up a whole year, and we're already giving the backsplash a makeover!!

Oh yes, take note of the cabinet hardware.  Do they look a little "heavy" to you?  Pay attention as you scroll through the next few photos to see if you notice a difference....


Even little munchkin had to help. :)


Well, what do you think???  So much fresher and more airy!  I love the look.  Now if only I hadn't chosen those brown countertops......


Oh, and do you see the difference in the hardware?  Comment if you can tell what we did to make them "lighter".



Mom helped me arrange a little vignette in the open space above the cabinets, too.  I love how the bird ties in with the color of my light fixture (which I don't know where it originally came from, just that I took it from our old house!  Someone will inevitable ask).


And there you have it.  Don't like it?  Paint it! :)

(Including the chalkboard frame  - did you notice that also got a paint job?)



We used a semi gloss trim paint by Dutch Boy from Menards.

Would you have painted or left it?  
Do you make quick decisions on semi-permanent decor and regret it?  
 I'm curious to know your thoughts!

One last question, do my cabinets look too creamy now with the ultra white backsplash?  Do they  need a dose of white on them?  And what color would you paint the walls?  Can you believe I haven't painted the walls yet?  I would love to hear your input!!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Trash 2 Treasure Link Party & Features

Welcome to another Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday!

If you are a blogger, this is where you can share your trash to treasure projects with the rest of us.  And if you are not a blogger, this is where you come to be inspired, get ideas, and just have fun looking at what other people's sweat can produce. :)

Did you miss what I shared this past week?


            

Features from last week's party:

One of the most creative table top ideas I've seen in a long time!  Redo It Yourself Inspirations used old leather belts for a unique top.

mantle makeover hunt and host
She disassembled a little table  and used the pieces on her mantel - can you spot them all?  Check out the post on Hunt & Host!
Free auction chair gets revived
This chair makeover by Re-Fabbed makes me swoon.  


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

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!  Please recipes, advice, etc. 
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

Link up, Buttercup!