Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I wasn't entirely sure if the paint was going to stick because the jewelry box is definitely not made of real wood. However, chalk paint doesn't usually require a primer, so I had hope that this would work!
We took out each of the drawers and took the glass out of the hinged door. We gave each part two coats of paint.
And here she is!
I love how the little miniature hardware really pops now. It was hardly a feature before paint!
And she looks perfectly lovely on my moms newly painted dresser!
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Saturday, March 14, 2015
In my last post, I mentioned we have been super super busy working on our first big project! Well, it's nowhere near complete, but I just wanted to share some progress with you!
You may have seen this picture before, in my home tour page.This view is in our kitchen. That door on the left goes to the garage. Those (super annoying) bi-fold doors (that always get stuck) hide our pantry/laundry. Yep, both. From the beginning we've wanted to do something about this. We don't like having laundry in the kitchen because clothes and laundry baskets pile up. It's also really weird to put food in the same place as your laundry. There is so much moisture in the air from the washer. So most of our food goes in cabinets in the kitchen. We would love to have a real laundry room and a real pantry.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
We went to Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with two other couples. We had been debating whether to join them or not for months and months and decided at the last minute that we were desperately in need of some relaxation!
I'm so glad we decided to go! It was beautiful and so much fun! We had never really been on a trip together with friends, so we really enjoyed it!
The weather was perfect the entire time. It rained a little bit in the mornings, as it always does in the Caribbean, but the only bad weather was the day we left, so it didn't interrupt our fun at all!
We all went to the Dunn's River Falls one of the days which was really fun! We road over on a party boat, did a little snorkeling on the way, and then climbed the falls.
It was hard work, but so worth it! The falls were gorgeous!
(In case you were wondering, I took photos at the falls using my super old Canon PowerShot with this waterproof case I bought on Amazon years ago! I highly recommend looking for one to fit your camera! Great for beaches, pools, snorkeling, and some are even approved for scuba!)
We also spent plenty of time in the water at the resort. There are three different swim up pool bars, and you can also get drinks at the beach. Needless to say, we had tons of fun!
Grande Riviera has plenty of restaurant options too. Some very casual, some a little fancier. Us ladies enjoyed being able to dress up a bit :)
I was too afraid to bring my SLR camera for some reason, but thankfully, my friend Jenny brought hers and got a few great pics of my hubby and I!
Pete and I also took advantage of spending a little time alone, especially in the mornings. This was really great for us because between my crazy work schedule and all of our other obligations, we don't get as much time together as we would like. It felt so good to relax together and be able to just be us.