Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

House Project #1… Complete!!

Chip and I bought a house about a month before our wedding – we didn’t have enough going on in our lives at that time, right? Anyways, it’s a small 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house and we love it. As soon as we walked in the house for the first time, we both had a feeling that this would be our first home together. Sure, it’s not perfect; if it was, there would be an extra bathroom, walk in closets and an already complete yard of green grass and a little garden for me. But like I said, we absolutely love it. We really couldn’t have asked for a better first home for the two of us (well, three, including Wrigley!).

Anyways, we have been (slowly) adding touches to the house to make it our own. One of our first projects has been our living room wall. The way we set up our living room left one of the walls untouched, giving us a big canvas to work with. We had thought about getting a big bookshelf for this space, but chose to not put a large piece of furniture here that could make the room feel smaller. So instead, we got a little crafty. We bought some small free hanging white shelves from Target and then sanded and painted them a light gray-blue to match our living room rug. We then bought some glass ball tealight holders we had seen at our friends Adrian and Cally’s house. Now, I love candles so I thought these were so cool! We bought them at Soku (I’m pretty sure that’s what the store is called… it’s a really neat place on Broadway and Sunset Rd that has a lot of different home decor items). Anyways, here’s what the finished wall looks like!

Living Room Wall

We originally had just three shelves up (the second from the left, and then the two on the right) along with the two glass candle holders in the middle, but the wall didn’t feel complete. So that’s when we decided to add the two additional shelves and candle holders. And now we love how it looks! We had fun finding items to fill each shelf and even have a special tribute to Wrigley on one of these shelves…

Spoiled Rotten Dog

Our first home project has been a success… makes me want to get started on another! Shh, don’t tell Chip… :)

Clay Casa Finished Products

A couple of weeks ago, I had a blog post about the morning Chip and I spent painting some Christmas ornaments at Clay Casa. We had a great time there, but were both interested to see how our “artwork” would actually turn out. Well, we got to pick our pieces up this past weekend and we (personally) think they look great! Check it out….

Finished results!

I painted the little chubby snowman and the tree on the left while Chip did the second tree and helped with the wreath picture frame ornament. Honestly, we didn’t know how these were going to look once they would go through the glazing process at Clay Casa… as in we were prepared to have these ornaments hidden in the back of our Christmas tree… but now we agree these will look great in the front of our tree! And yes, there will be most definitely be a very thorough post on our Christmas tree decorating in a couple of weeks.  :)

Here’s one last picture of the little chubby snowman. I love him.

Frosty the Snowman :)