Let’s Talk About The Elephant In The Room…Literally

Wicker Elephant Find

We have a new addition in the dining room…an elephant…a wicker elephant…we literally have an elephant in the room that we’re gonna talk about today. I picked him up at a local antiques store for $20 and immediately dubbed him “Mr. Harry Elephante” (pronounced ella-font-tay).  Do you guys remember Mr. Harry Elephante from Friends?  You […]

Lime Up My Life

Lime Dining Room Chairs

When we last left off on this little dining room refresh saga, I left you with a “to be continued”…and had intended to “continue” last week…my bad!  But here we are today with the aforementioned TBC.  Without further ado, I bring you our freshly painted dining room chairs. Hello lover lime!  I went bold.  Just […]

For My First Trick

Testing Three Inch Pom Poms

We’ve been out of the DIY game for what seems like forever.  And by forever I really mean about two months, which feels like an eternity by the way.  So I figured a nice and easy, dining room curtain switcheroo would be just the ticket.  Our dining room has been sporting a pair of plaid […]

Kris Kross Will Make You “Flop Flop”

Table Flopping

Now that we’ve established that not only will Kris Kross make you “jump jump”, but also “flop flop”, I think we can get along with today’s oh-so-riveting (note the sarcasm) blog post about table flopping.  But before we start, show of hands, how many of you now have that dang Kris Kross song stuck in […]

Here’s A Curtain, There’s A Curtain, Everywhere A Curtain Curtain

Coral Threshold Curtains From Target

I’m about to let you in on the deep, dark, inner workings of my brain, particularly with my thought process.  Women and small children, those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant should use caution before proceeding.  Officially consider yourself warned.  This evening…we’re talking about curtains with and underlying theme of my indecision.  And […]

Inspired Design Challenge Week 2: Urban Outfitters

Plant Hangers

Welcome back Inspired Design Challenge followers/readers/general awesome people.  How was your weekend?  Mine was fantabulous…thanks for asking…mostly because we tackled this little Urban Outfitters inspired project: Boom!  New plant hangers for the dining room in your face!  Sorry.  Apparently I get a little excited about plant hangers.  Anywho, this week for the Inspired Design Challenge […]

Graco Paint Sprayer Review

Graco Spray Station 2900 Review

One of the keys to finally finishing painting the corner hutch, which we revealed back here, was our investment in a paint sprayer.  I haven’t always been pro spray painting.  You could say that I’ve crossed party lines.  Sorry…I couldn’t help myself throwing in a little election night pun.  Consider yourselves lucky that I’m not […]

I’ve Got A Secret

Corner China Hutch As Secret Closet Door

The secret closet door china hutch is painted…boom!  And all setup and fully stocked…double boom! When we last left off in our little “let’s turn a china hutch into a hidden closet door” saga, we had yet to paint the hutch.  And boy did this guy need a couple coats of paint.  It needed paint […]

Another Door Down

Blue Dining Room Door

And the award for the longest, most drawn out project here at Angie’s Roost goes to…the basement door in our dining room!  Ding ding ding….we have a winner…come on down…the price is right!  The door better hold onto and relish its title while it can because the kitchen closet saga is totally going to overtake […]

How To Repair Old Trim

Old Trim & New Trim

We’re just going to keep this little “how to fix old stuff” train right on rolling through.  Yesterday we talked about how to restore old hardware and today we’re going to dive right in and do the how-to-fix-old-trim post.  But first, let’s say hello to our basement dwelling friend, Mr. Einstein, who’s hanging out by […]

How To Restore Old Hardware

Restored Door Knobs

When we last left off in the dining room door refinishing project, we had finished priming and painting the door.  Meaning we still had to fix the door casing, prime and paint the casing, and refinish the door hardware.  Originally, I had planned to spray paint the hardware oil rubbed bronze.  But when I told […]

My Boy Blue

Painted Door

Blue!  You’re my boy!  Or should I say door.  But let’s back up a step.  We’ll get to the blue door in just a minute.  But you see, we have this basement door.  It’s in our dining room.  And one side of it got a coat of primer a couple years ago.  That’s it.  End […]

Wined Down Rewound

Sad Single Bottle of Wine

This little project definitely belongs in the “2012…Year of the Nagging Project” category.  It’s the wine rack in the dining room.  Colby built it for me based off an old Pottery Barn wine rack design way back, we’re talking circa July 2011 (back here). The wine rack has just sat in it’s little corner of […]

Bringing Home The Dining Room Plant

New Plant And Plant Stand

Because I just can’t bear the thought of doing any painting right now, I bring you a quick fix, plant as decoration project.  And I use the term “project” very loosely here since this “project” simply required a quick trip to Lowes and some quick setting up.  So yesterday, when I was blogging about the […]

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