head diy Design Fanatic: May 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Buying and Selling On Craigslist

Do you buy or sell things on Craigslist?

I've been loving Craigslist lately because we've been selling some furniture recently ...more on that later.

I've got a challenge for you. Can you tell which armoire I purchased on Craigslist and which one I paid full retail for??? 
Take a guess. 

If you looked inside, you'd probably see that one is a little more worn than the other and guess that it was the one that was purchased on Craigslist...
...and you'd be 
 I purchased the armoire on the left at least 14 years ago  retail,  then about 6 years ago,  I thought a matching one would look good, so we found a matching one on Craigslist for about a third of the price.
Gotta love that!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Repainting The Master Bedroom

Now that the new mulch is spread in the garden, it was time to start one of the many projects inside the house.
Today we started on the Master Bedroom repainting. At least, Mr DIY did. 
My fatigue has been pretty bad the past couple of days, so I'm not much help. 

It's a big project because everything needs to be painted...
the ceiling, 
the walls
and all the molding.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring Garden Tour 2015

The mulch in the garden is all spread.  
Check one Spring chore off the list.

I always love how fresh the garden looks in Spring once the mulch is all spread.
We waited for dyed bagged mulch to go on sale at Lowes Home Improvement and then had them deliver 4 + pallets of mulch. 

Instagram photo

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Another Painted Vintage Style Stool

Mr. DIY made me a little primitive style stool awhile back. I liked it so much he made me 2 more.

The last stool I painted with a mixture of black and light grey paint I already had. I painted this stool  with some Satin Valspar paint, then sanded down the edges for a slightly distressed look.  

I  might put a coat of satin poly on it or I might let it get naturally distressed a little more. 

We've finished the outdoor Spring chores and the garden looks great. Will have to share it with you next time.
If you'd like to see my other vintage wood stool, you can see it HERE.

Hope you are having a great day!