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How to add character to a hanging lamp

       When I was designing the look of Abram's nursery I really wanted a light by the rocking chair to create a reading area. Unfortunately there was no spot for a lamp, so I decided to do a hanging one.         First of all, I love that I could create it for pretty cheap since Ikea is for frugal people like me. It also took up no counter space and could not be knocked over and broken by little boys {I may have to...

My second cup of coffee

This morning is a two cups of coffee morning. That is a pretty big deal around here considering that before Abram I couldn't even drink a whole cup of coffee, and definitely not after 10 am or I couldn't sleep that night. Last night, he gave me a solid 5 hour stretch of sleep for the first time ever. However, since the previous two nights were down to 2-3 hour stretches, leaving me searching google for answers to sleep regression, my body is not accepting his apology. I've been...

D.I.Y. Painted Laminate Book Shelf

           When Matt and I moved in together he brought all of his college furniture. This bookcase was bought at a garage sale and instead of getting rid of it and buying another book shelf, I decided to try and revamp it for the nursery. Supplies: - Shelf - Kilz Oil Based Primer (or Zinsser Oil Based Primer-more odor, or Water-based Primer- needs more drying time and a sanding) - Paint colors of your choice - Clear Polyurethane  - 220 Grit Sand Paper - Paint brush and/or foam roller - Mineral Spirits...