Home Again!

I returned home late last night, but went to Madison's 5th birthday party today!  Madison and I got to butterfly hunt and pick wild flowers.
Madison always says that when Brian and I get married she'll have me as a sister.
  Brian's family is really great.  He's such a catch :)

Thumbs up on a great day!

Oh!  I got her the RVA paperdoll set from Renegade, and Brian got her a giant Toy Story coloring book and an art set.
I'll share the rest of the renegade photos and purchases soon!

Here is the progress on my bedroom!
We've moved all my furniture into my room tonight, and while I was away my parents assembled my Ikea headboard.
under $40 Ikea sale
(soon to be replaced purple bedspread and stuff my parents threw onto my bed when I was gone)
$5 garage sale chair (in the hall)
Craigslist find dressers- cost around $150 total, but we had to give them a light sand, 2 coats of paint and new pulls.

Antique show find $25
There were 3 different paint colors in layers, the veneered sides and tops were chipping which is why we had to paint the top and the sides no longer have the pretty wood veneer.
This piece had to be sanded, stripped, sanded again, stripped again in crevices, paint thinned, wood filled, sanded, stained, polyeurethaned x3, top painted x3, and finally got new pulls.

(before shots from around step 2 or 3)
we're going to hang curtains over my closet.  Dad wasn't thrilled we took the hardwood doors down.
book shelf I've always had in my room
only needed 1 coat of new paint, just to insure matching

I spray painted my old cheap curtain rods and new closet rod tonight.
I now have a Midas touch.

We're putting in all the pretties tomorrow and making a boutique wall if you will

Night from a super worn out Mallory