09 March 2016

I'm on Instagram

Well....I finally did it....I'm on Instagram.

I feel like Instagram is a good match for me because so many times I want to show you a little glimpse into what I'm doing on a day to day basis.....but it's not enough to write a blog post....so this has become another way to share with you. I'll still be blogging now and then....but in the meantime you can find me here.

I hope you'll visit it me at www.instagram.com/fadedplains

22 September 2015

some entryway fluffing

We still have so much work to do from when the big hail storm came through last year. While all the siding, roofs and windows have been replaced, there's still fixing up the landscaping on the outside.....and doing all the finishing work to the insides of all the windows, painting rooms and fixing ceilings....just to name a few. It's a lot of work!

So sometimes just a little fluffing can make me feel like we're making progress. Above is our entryway....I decided to give this area a little (and free) makeover. I redid this area about 4 years ago with Cabbages & Roses (you can check out how it looked here) but thought it was time for a new look.

I removed the wallpaper on the stair wall, but left the fabric hanging on the small wall above the beadboard just to keep a little color, pattern and texture in the space. (If you want to see how I hung the fabric "wallpaper", you can check it out here). I like the lightened look.

There's still some work I need to do in this area, but I thought I'd share what we've done so far. I'm still moving the accessories around until I get the right "feel" I'm going for....but it'll do for now.

14 July 2015

The Vintage Flea

Feel like shopping for great vintage goods.....meet me at the Vintage Flea in Omaha.....I'll be there Saturday and Sunday as a vendor along with 12 other wonderful sellers.
Hope to see you there!

05 June 2015

Painted Stairs Update

It's been 3 years since we ripped off the ugly old carpet and painted our basement stairs...so I thought I'd give you guys a little update as to how they're holding up.

They've held up remarkably well considering they get lots of use....like laundry baskets being slid down them along with kids running up and down.

The paint hasn't chipped anywhere and other than a quick vacuum they've required no maintenance. I still love them and while it was a time consuming project....that at the time I was painting them I thought what in the world was I thinking....I would do it all over again.