So we are home in our jammies enjoying the warm indoors and watching the winter wondeerland unfold around us! It is going to be a good day.
This week in particular flew by for our little family. Our baby is getting over being sick, which means I am looking even more exhausted these days as I have been tossing and turning along with my little man in the nights. But he is on the mend, which means I have challenged myself to tackle some smaller projects around the house!
If you follow me on Instagram then you might know that we are forging ahead on the playhouse that is going to be in our salon. But let me be the first to admit, that doing anything with small children takes twice as long.
I have begun to realize that if I am going to get any project accomplished, I need to do it at night when the babies are asleep. Though, that is when I work out and fall into an exhausted heap on the couch and turn a blind eye from a kitchen full of dishes and instead catch some of American Idol. I know all you moms out there can relate! :)
On that note, thank you so much for all of the complimetns that our Ikea-Rast-hacks recieved when they debuted this week. you are all such an encouraging bunch! I DO want to show you rest of our master bedroom, but today want to share a quick project (one I tackled with the kids awake!!) with you first.
With most projects, and creative ideas, I wanted this mirror upgraded, today.
But after a long time searching in the garage, I came out empty handed.
The next day though, my supportive hubby, being the awesome guy he is, remembered my searching, scouring, and subsequent disappointment, and made a special trip to the hardware store across town to pick up two 1" x 6"x 8' pine boards for $2.79 each.
He quickly made and surprised me with my $6 upgraded mirror when I was making dinner that evening.
Just what I had in mind! How amazing is he?!
I used the same paint that I had used when redoing our master bedroom dresser. I love the colour of the dresser and how it changes from a taupe, to a grey to a brown, depending on the time of day and the amount lighting in our room.
+The dressing mirror put me back $10 fifteeen years ago
+Two pieces of pine cost $6
+Labor was free
+Paint was free
And because I love a good before and after!
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