The Diana Way

Archive for November 2010

I am super excited to share with you my first chalkboard experience. After a Saturday long affair of shopping at various goodwills and antique stores. I scored some fun finds. Including a bird, a end table (finally, bless the freaking stars) and some other ones soon to come that I promise to post about. But earlier in the week I scored a gorgeous mirror all etched in gold. It was also the size I was looking for. Plus it was only $6! Which made my wallet happy. I even found a smaller size one that I will keep as a mirror ( I think)

I taped the mirror up with my trusty painters tape starting on the mirror size first. Then I pulled out my rusto. spray paint in Heirloom White(which I just started using and can I say I am in loove!) The gold wasn’t as hard to cover as my other mirror so it needed only 2 good coats.

Also pictured is the cute smaller mirror I found for $2! Once it dried, I peeled off my painters tape and then covered the frame. I used my sorry I forgot the brand of the chalkboard spray paint but I then sprayed the mirror. Once finished I covered the whole thing in chalk. Then this morning as I headed out to work, I wiped it clean and here is my finished result. What Cha think?

Not the greatest picture (but give me a break I was heading out the door to work, literally pre pic) However I looove it and can’t wait to use it. I will be also doing my first link up at Craft-O-Maniac!

Smooches!

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Yesterday was National Cupcake Day, Which if you don’t know by now I looove to bake (another reason why I can’t wait to have kids) One thing that I am doing know is nailing down my recipes and using only the best of the best ingredients, because everything I make is with love! Well next on that “Love” list is a friggin kitchen aid mixer ( I am thinking Blue, yes? ) Anyways, I tried a new Vanilla Receipe for mini cupcakes and they are delish. I always when it comes to mini’s have to taste at least 2 (you know for consistency!) But here they are all decorated.

Enjoy Hope You had a cupcake today!

As of late I really really try to lead a drama free life, but working in my field sometimes that un-avoidable. Which means I am having a few small dilema’s in this whole buying a house thing. The sellers real estate agent is a prick, I highly highly reccomend NOT using this guy! IF you want specifics and you are in MD holla at your gurl and I will give you the details. However, many moons ago (like summer time) I stumbled across another house for sale on the sale street but 2-3 blocks down (almost across the street from my office) this house is to die for, I heart it. I almost got it confused with the other house because it is almost the exact same house. Only thing the other kitchen in original house is bigger and the original house has a fireplace. This house has a smaller kitchen but 2 more bedrooms then the other so (7 vs 5) One I can actually make a laundry room (HOLLER!) and has less repairs to make and the bathrooms I love (are in better condition) so I am thinking maybe that’s a better fit. Well here are some photos of the new one I am thinking of. Already I like the front better. It already has siding and shutters. Both of these features I was going to add to the other house. It’s hard to see in the photo but it has these stone flower pot things right at the step, imagine how cool those could be for holiday decorating!

Next you have this fantastic wrap around porch, oh and the chandy in the dinning room is crazy cool peep it out

Next the other bonus to this room well is the bathroom. Emm MEEE TIME!

The other favorite thing is some of the house details one of those details is the door knobs (odd thing to say right) but I have been searching for these doorknobs to replace on the said house. This house they read my mind and already have them some even come with the key!

It even has this beautiful Red Maple Tree! How gorgeous is this tree!

Sigh… say a pray for me folks, I think this is the one!

I found a few cool things at the Goodwill this weekend but not a whole lot. I was inspired recently to purchase some corning ware or pyrex, which I thought I should have some in my kitchen. I also am on the hunt for candle holders, skelton keys, birds and furniture.

I am still in the process of home purchasing which is def. a larger ordel then I thought. As mentioned,said dream home def. has some repairs that need to get done to make the house/home liveable. Mind you some repairs I can do (meaning friends, family and begging those with the acquired skills) but also just making it happen. I have a crummy realtor or rather the sellers agent is a douche (excuse the language but I keeps it real 🙂 ) So I had estimates done on Friday and each contractor or service provider def was giving me all sorts of mixed signals.
So mixed that I need a cocktail to cure my headache! But I still plan to move forward and hopes to be out of this crummy apartment by Xmas and into my dream home with all things wonderful! So I am still getting rid of old things replacing with new things and etc… and just passing time. Also collecting some things. I am in love with Monica’s blog in titled Monica Wants it I think we think a like and I was excited to read her blog as she too was purchasing a house! Well she got me thinking about Lights. When I was a kid I remember living in a house or two ( Military we moved alot!) that had a chandy or two. ANd I loooveee them. I think they give it that extra umph a room needs to be sparkly.
So I ventured off to overstock. com to see what they got. So here is some of the beauties I found for About $150 at Overstock They also have another one that is around $119, I am not sure what the differance is between the two. Also this one is super hard to put up if you plan on putting it up by your self as shared in Monica’s blog. But I am lucky in that way as my boyfriend/husband (currently husband this week) is an electrician, so I gots that covered.

Next on the list is this beauty, I think I am leaning towards this style although the first one goes great with my mirror re-do. This one I think is a little more our style or my style rather. Peep her out. This beauty also from Overstock is a little under $100 and def puts out some bling!

Next I think this one would look great in my dinning room at the new home to be. Along with this picture for inspiration! And it was only $50 at overstock, which I can’t beat and might even order this week!

Here’s my dinning room inspiration: Peep it in all it’s glory!


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