Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blogging adds to my to-do list

I haven't been blogging lately. I think we all go through spells that just need to take a break so I did. I still find that I'm compelled to read my blog roll daily. I even get excited to see what everyone's doing. But, it does come at a cost! I usually spot things that I mentally filing into my to-do list. So, I thought I'd share that list...

1. Wine barrel planter. Centsational Girl is amazing!!! I don't know where she finds the time to do all the things she does but this one speaks to me! It's probably because I'm a fan of wine and flowers:) Can you believe she made this!

kates tiered recycled barrel planter

2. I can't really blame a certain blog but I'm going to stencil a back splash in my kitchen. I was going to tile but my husband is convinced that we'll redo our kitchen and layout in the next few years. So, why waste the money but why wait to make this the way you want them. Stenciling is my compromise. I'll use the existing deep tan wall color and then pull another lighter beige for the 2nd color. Here's a preview in blue.

Moroccan Stencils: Endless Moorish Circle

3. Also, I going to stencil my downstairs 1/2 bath. It's a nice neutral that I just painted (it was a green color called thyme which I have upstairs). I'm debating on using a light tan as the second color so it's a soft look or go bold and use a dark brown. I worried about the dark brown because of the size of the bathroom. Here's a preview. I have the same print on my ottoman in the ajoining family room so I thought it'd pull things together. Yes, I'm obsessive!!

Moroccan Stencils: Large Marrakesh Allover Trellis

4. Ok, this isn't a project but more of a treasure hunt. I have a dining room with a large window and I'm looking for two corner cabinets to flank it. I'll have extra storage - bonus! and it'll help make the room cozy. Miss Mustard Seed has them in her dining room.

5. Beefing up the porch for party time:) I've move our old eat-in kitchen table to the porch and have bought a bench to accompany it. I found these retro cast iron chairs that I was going to sell. But once I painted them red, they're staying! Here's some must haves:
Mason Drink Dispenser
Pottery Barn
Casa Noel Chili Pepper Lights
Fun chili pepper lights - this was actually my husband's added touch

Cheswick Console Table, Mahogany stain
Outdoor drink/food buffet. This ones from PB has the right look but I'll hopefully find a more rustic, cheaper piece.

So, that's my inspired to-do list. It's fun to have this kind of list! What's on your list?


  1. What a fun to-do list! :) You'll have to tell me how stenciling goes. I've been wanting to stencil something for a while now. I just can't decide what! ;)

  2. How is it that my to-do list seems like it's always growing? Oh yeah - reading other people's blogs! :) It's dangerous, I tell ya.

    I can't wait to see how your stenciling turns out! I bet it'll be amazing.