Friday, March 16, 2012

Get Your Guinness On!

It's Friday people!  Are you planning to do anything fun for St. Patty's Day?  Sadly, we are passed the days when we made leprechaun traps and played it up for the kids, but I want to do something fun.  I was thinking of whippin up some Reuben sandwiches for Keith and Keiton.  They pretty much love anything with m-e-a-t!  And, for Chanelle and myself, I think I will  make our favorite go-to vegetarian dish Acini de Pepe with Spinach (recipe found here).  I know it's not Irish, but it's green, that counts doesn't it?  And, for dessert... minty milkshakes with green sprinkles, whipped cream and chocolate syrup for the kids and Guinness floats with coffee ice cream, whipped cream, salty peanuts and chocolate syrup for the adults (recipe found here).

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Doesn't that look divine?  You can thank me later!

I'm enjoying lots of projects this week, some are still in progress, but's a look:

Ginger loved this old rocking chair, but I had different thoughts.  I painted, distressed and waxed the wood and did my first reupholster project.  It was super easy and turned out pretty well.  I just used fabric I had on hand to keep the cost down.  I hope it finds a new home just as quick as last week's rocking chair did.  It didn't last but a couple of days before someone snatched it up!  Yeah!

This is just the first half of this hutch.  The bottom was a piece of cake and I absolutely love the color and the way the wood distressed.

I painted the inside a charcoal/old white mix.

Until I finish the upper half, this is living in my dining room...






 This is a test to see if my husband really reads my blog posts!   Hint hint honey...your birthday is in two weeks!

This chair is one of four.  It also has a matching farm style table.  It looks much better in light gray!

It has a poly-top so it will hold up to wear and tear.

I had so much fun putting this look together (NOT).  Let's just say Kimberly came upstairs more than once to find me just  putz-in around drinking my latte.  Some days creativity flows...others not so much!  I think the end result was quite fab though, don't you?

A little Easter Decor found its way in.  Thanks Chanelle for helping me with these!

My chandelier in the left corner sold, as did the square coffee table peaking out beneath the farm table!

The space in its entirety...along with my latte cup!  We should have a where's the latte contest .  It seems I forget to remove it before many of my pics are taken!

I am working on the other half of the hutch, a new armoire and more signs too!  Looks like another rainy, cold weekend ahead, so might as well get some projects done.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Go get your Guinness Float!



  1. Everything looks simply amazing! I especially love the Easter decor!

    1. Thank you sis! Happy to see the comment feature is working :)