Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Look Out D.I.Y.!!!

We have been in our new house for a year now and I have yet to decide how I wanted my decor to be! I find myself loving a wide variety of styles and colors! I would say vintage(with color if that makes since?!) and with a country twist is what I find myself going toward most! A country twist meaning older but not too country but not modern!!
My mom is quite the decorator (praise the Lord because I have NO clue how to put things together) so since my hubby has been gone we have been adding some spice and color into the Taylor house hold and D. I. Y. ing it up! We have transformed some new and old pieces and made them flow a little better in our home and trying to make it feel comfortable and welcoming! It has been such a great project that me and my mom have enjoyed doing and I think that i have found a new LOVE for house decor!!
Project #1- These picture frames in my hall were black and i wanted to add some color to the area...brighten it up a little. I decided to spray paint them red!! It made it much brighter and changed the look of the of the space!
Project #2- I had this cute little hutch/not really sure what to call it thing and it was a cream colored....well, it matched my house but it was pretty boring looking! i had, had some red spray paint left over (from the picture frames) and i decided what the heck....paint it red!!! Well, i wasn't too sure about the whole thing red so, to add a little more spice to it i painted some of it green!

Project #3- My mom had this old wooden bench on her front porch that had be there for years and I needed another piece of furniture to add to my living room and she suggested us use it and kinda refurbish it! She made a seat cushion out of an old camo out door cushion and covered it with some great fabric!!

The finished product of both!! It definitely added some color and spice to my living room! Our next project will be the other side of the living room!! lol!!

Other than redecorating my house we haven't been doing much!! What we've done most is this:

Chatting with daddy as much as we can! Thankfully we leave in about a week to go and see him!!

This past weekend we did go to a baby shower for a dear friend of ours! Baby Annaleece is coming into the world very soon! Praying for mommy and daddy!! EmmaRae and Kennedy


Kimberly said...

I love what you did do the bench! greats ideas!

Risley said...

great job on the DIY! love the RED frames!

Kasey said...

Abbi the furniture looks great!

GirlB300 said...

Looks fabulous! I'm in a similar spot but minus the family talent. :/
Love the red!

AmyT said...

I'm so proud of you sissy!!! Love u!

Lauren said...

I love everything you've done! So adorable! My house is in desperate need of a makeover.

♥Kim said...

What a perfect way of decorating your home. These are all such great Ideas Abbi! Looks so cute!

Kerri said...

When can your mom come to my house? Great job girl...glad you are staying busy! Good luck on your trip!

Jaime said...

Great job!!! Sooo... when we get our new house.. you and your mom coming over?!?!! lol!!

WaLdoLoVe said...

I LOVE ALL of your projects! Great job!!

& by the way I can still hear Kennedy's squeeker shoes!! She was so cute at the shower with her "HEY GUYS!"!!