Saturday, June 16, 2012

My first DIY shower ...




for sweet baby Liam and Abi last year.  I am just getting around to showing off some hidden DIY talent (not really), but it felt good pulling this off!  I didn't know I had it in me-
Up close of the pennant banner that went over the fireplace.

The whole banner- pennants and letters cut on the Cricut.
Lions for Liam!
All the little cupcake topppers
Diaper Cake!
Cupcake tree with Toppers


Place Setting for Mom Abi
Place setting for Grandma

Framed Invitation




Stumbled upon...

a few more tub shots of the bathroom before it turned into a shower ... you can see more of the crazy paint and "princess-style" tub the previous owners had.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bathroom Tub Overhaul ...

So the project that we just completed at our house, is a tub to shower makeover!  I have received mixed reviews on this, and it is obvious who is a bath tub lover versus a shower lover ... it is kind of like mayo, you either love it or hate it, and everyone has their reasons why.

My reason for this conversion is this bathroom serves 2 of our guest bedrooms, and I felt bad making our guests always bathe versus shower, and so I decided prior to Thanksgiving when my house was going to fill with guests, I needed to get this done!

BEFORE:


Oh and I forgot to mention that the walls were yellow and white striped and clouds were painted on the ceiling, and there were these "princess-y" looking shelves that went around the tub - HIDEOUS!  So the tub and princess-y shelves have come down, and the walls have been primed (so the stripes are gone), but I now need to get the walls textured, and then painted!  So much work, for such a little room ...

AFTER:


Enjoy!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Why it took us 3 months to move in-

We decided that the kitchen was too '80s for us!
So we updated:

  • The cabinets from blond wood to black (new fixtures)
  • White counter tops to Granite
  • Tile back splash to Travertine back splash
  • Porcelain white sink divided to a black unmount trough (new fixtures)
  • Tile floor to Travertine (thanks to Brian's hard work)
  • Sunny yellow walls to a neutral
  • Changed the trash compactor to a wine fridge
  • Updated the appliances
Check it out!
Before:

After:

Sunny yellow walls, and chandelier:

As you can see below, the chandelier has not been changed yet ... still trying to find the perfect one.  If you find one for me, send me a message with the URL link, thanks!


Before, tile floors:

After, travertine:

It was nice to have the kitchen finished when we moved it, but there are still more rooms to go!  At least this kitchen has seen and fed many people.  Two Thanksgivings in a row now (2010 and 2011) this kitchen has fed more than 20 people each year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dallas We Have Arrived...

Ok so this may be a year and a few months overdue (or more), since that is how long we have been in Dallas now; however as I look at the last post, that was the day after my 28th birthday, and I am now 2 months into being 30!  So I am in a huge way overdue in posting to this blog.

WHY?

Mainly due to the fact, that this blog was called "Home on the Rangely" and I was using this platform to highlight my down to the bone remodel of my home in Houston, and when we sold it to a great couple- who ended up knowing all of our friends (I am sure I will blog about them later), I wasn't quite sure what to post on here.  What would be interesting?  I have no more remodel pictures.  Maybe none of this.

Also I have been extremely busy; with nothing in particular, just life.  No kids or anything.  It takes me about a year to become myself again, I have decided, after a move.  I never admit that to any one, but there is so much more to get in order then just your house during a move.  And since 2005, I have moved every 6 months until moving to Dallas, and landing on Krohn Court (I have lived here now since July 2010).  I have decided to keep the name of my blog the same, and the content fairly consistent with before- but moving forward, as I move, and life changes, I will just become Home on the Rangely of where ever I am!

I have a feeling Dallas will not be my last stop.  So needless to say, I am back.  We will see how consistently.  I do have major before/after pictures of this house on Krohn.  I did not take it to the studs, but it has been a room by room, slow project by slow project, grass getting laid twice, kind of house ... and if you stay with me, you will see ...
Front Door prior to Purchase
Black Door after Purchase (fuzzy- with my phone)

Super Bowl 2011 Snow Day ... Black Door open, so anyone can come visit!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Carving Pumpkins. 2 Hours. Gross Ending.

This is my ghost.
Brian carving his scary skeleton.
Look how well it turned out. True artists!


Looking good on the front porch ... sure to scare some kids!

Last Sunday Brian and I thought it would be a great idea to buy pumpkins at the grocery store, and carve them so that we could get in the Halloween spirit. We bought the 2 best pumpkins, and a carving kit. We used these templates to make the most amazing ghost and skeleton (in remembrance of the ACL skull). I truly believe they turned out wonderful! We immediately put them on our front porch, after all of our hard work, to show them off to the world. The next day Brian had some buddies over, and they commented on our scary pumpkins. So Brian and I went out to have a look, and sure enough there sat the two SCARIEST pumpkins I had ever seen! Thanks to Houston's humidity and 80 degree heat, our pumpkins had grown fuzzy, furry, gray mold. It was every where ... crawling out of all the holes we had carved ... it looked like my ghost, and Brian's skeleton had grown beards. It was disgusting! Brian almost threw up as he instantly carried them to the trash can. All that hard work just to be thrown away. We now know not to carve pumpkins in Houston. Next year we will just draw on them. Lesson learned. We still had a great time carving...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Little Things

Brian putzed in the yard, I mean, worked very hard in the yard yesterday. Trimming bushes, removing branches that had blown in the yard, etc. When he came in the house he presented me with the following ... they were presented to me exactly how you see them below ... In a beautiful vase, with small stones at the bottom, and purple foliage to add to the color of the amazing pink miniature roses. They smelled wonderful. It is amazing that such a small flower could produce such a smell. It made my day. The rose bush (I have photographed and posted earlier) was given to us by the McNally's, and is now in a place in our yard, where it is really blooming! I have decided to dedicate the flowers below to my Papa. He loved roses, and spent many of his days tending to them. I miss you! Enjoy the pictures ...

Yes, they are in a St. Arnold's Beer glass. If you haven't been to the local micro brew in Houston, it is really worth going too.