Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas at the Robertson's

I don't have a whole lot of Christmas Decorations.  We've never felt "at home" wherever we lived, and never put up much other than a tree.  We've either been flipping houses, or in an apartment between flipping houses.


This is OUR house!  No intentions to sell it any time soon.  So we got in our car, headed to Hobby Lobby and got a few things. 

We're planning on taking advantage of the huge after Christmas discounts this year so that we can go all out next year.

I grew up with hodge podge Christmas trees, and while they may not be the most beautiful, they are the most meaningful - and that's what it's about right?

I adorned our faux wainscoting with some garland and red ribbon

Put some fake snow on our built in and put Christmas-yish things on the bottom shelf

I put together these little bud vases with berries from a shrub in our front yard.

I think they add a nice subtle pop of Christmas

Not a whole lot - but enough to get us in the spirit.

Stay tuned for some really exciting news - my first blog party and first AWESOME give away you won't want to miss!!  Details to come.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Spray Painting Blinds

I was excited to see that the girls over at Shanty2Chic were hosting a Rust-Oleum linky party, because as you know, spray paint is one of my best friends!  Seriously, is there anything that can't be made better with a few coats of spray paint?

The most dramatic change I've ever made with spray paint is when I decided to spray paint our blinds in our living room.  We were on a SUPER tight budget when remodeling the house, so spending close to $100 for new blinds in that room was OUT.  They were already sturdy and in good condition anyway - just ugly.

I was very skeptical that this would work, and googled the heck out of spray painting blinds and came up with nothing.

We hung the blinds outside on the swing set

And Jarrod commenced the spraying with Rustoleum's Espresso in a Satin Finish

Here's the Before:

and the MUCH improved with a can of spray paint after:

These were faux wood blinds, probably made out of some sorty of vinyl or plastic.  But they had a fake wood grain in them which you can still see, so these really do look like espresso stained wood blinds! 


Check out what others are doing with their spray paint at this party:

Shanty 2 Chic

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