Chloe + Corinne's House

A single girl living with her little dog, trying to navigate the world.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oh me, oh my

Look what I did!  I kind of like the new layout and theme.  I would have much preferred to come up with a new header myself, but I'm honestly not Photoshop-inclined whatsoever.

It's been a quiet week around the house.  I've been focusing on getting (and keeping) the place clean, so I've been using The FLYLady's Beginner Babysteps to get started.  I also found an article on Amazon that's been pretty helpful too.  Get It Together, Girl! makes it easy and kind of fun too, though it is really sad to see just how empty my cabinets and refrigerator are after going through those

Summer volleyball is over, and the team lost every single game!  A couple of us are playing twice a week starting tomorrow, so there will be  more opportunities to win a couple games.  I like the team names a little more too.  Monday nights will be Spiked Punch and Wednesday nights will be Starred For Life.  I may freeze to death, but it will be fun!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspiration and whatnot

Until I take some pictures with the shiny new iPhone I got to replace my previous phone, how about some inspiration photos?  Scroll to the bottom for some amazing and pretty easy tutorials too!  All photos came from Pinterest.

 I love the colors, the bench, the table, the chairs....A set-up like this would probably work in my kitchen, but it would have to be scaled down a tiny bit.  The lantern instead of a chandelier or other more classic fixture is a great change!

 Bora Bora.  So pretty.  The color of the water isn't the easiest to replicate, but I would definitely try to find something similar as an accent color somewhere.

 The cabinets are very similar to the color I'll eventually paint mine.  Not too keen on the lighter countertops, but it all works in this situation.  I love the deep sink!

Love the drawers and especially the open glass cabinets.

 The built-in shelves are beautiful, and I love the variety of items showcased.

Enough said!

And a few tutorials:

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

What to do?

Not long after my last post, I started coming up with a bunch of little, easy, and quick projects to do around the house.  I've finally realized that it's MY house, so I can do whatever the heck I want with the place.  It took me almost a full year, but it's hit me that I'm not going to be moving again for awhile, so it's time to get settled in!

I created some easy-peasy paint chip artwork after seeing a post over at Young House Love.  Also found some turquoise ceramic knobs that I put onto my microwave cabinet doors, getting rid of the very ancient-looking metal ones.  I'm also in the middle of working on some more free paint chip art after seeing this post from How About Orange.

I'm most proud of the fact that I finally picked up one of the Cabinet Transformations kits from Rustoleum!  I haven't had the chance to actually paint the kitchen cabinets, but I'm definitely a step closer to getting it done.  I did realize that I'll have to settle for a different countertop color in the end and cannot paint the walls in the kitchen gray or grellow or anything else fun as the kitchen and living room are essentially one big room.  I'm stuck deciding between two colors and can't narrow it down!  Eventually I'll get there.

I've also decided to paint the bathroom again.  I like the bright turquoise, but I didn't do the greatest job of painting it a year ago.  I didn't give enough time for the paint to dry, so there are extremely noticeable drips all over the walls now!  I'm thinking of going with a very light gray and eventually painting the trim and door white.  I picked up a ton of gray paint chips at Sherwin Williams yesterday, which means I'll probably tape them all up later today and start narrowing it down.

We have run into one minor problem.  I killed my phone again and haven't found the battery charger for the camera!  *sigh*  When will I learn?

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