Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Merry Christmas!

I wanted to quickly share a couple of photos of some "makeovers" around here. Our front door used to be stained light brown with bright brass fixtures/kick plate. I've always wanted to redo it, so two weekends ago my sweet husband David did it! He sanded, primed, and painted the door with a semi-gloss black paint and added brushed nickel fixtures. He also sanded and painted the kick plate with black rustoleum paint so it blends with the door. (much better than the brass!) He touched up the trim with an antique white semi-gloss paint and added a new black light fixture to match the door. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.

And here is a project I did in about 5 hours last week. We have a small hallway off of our living room that leads to the garage door, guest room/bathroom, and laundry room. It has no windows and is small, so I wanted to add a punch of color. I chose Behr Premium Plus Autumn Gourd. The color is so warm and goes perfectly with the bright red bathroom nearby. The premium paint was pricey, but it was SO NICE to only do one coat! It's primer and paint in one, so I thought it was worth it since time is valuable! :)

Noah gets out for the Christmas holidays next week and we'll start doing a little baking together. I found a yummy bread recipe I want to try soon, too - Camp David Lemon Pecan Bread. (it's on this bed and breakfast website)

LOOK at this absolutely gorgeous necklace. You should see it in person.....it's stunning. I ordered it from Janna Wilson's new Whimsy Shoppe. She is one of my favorite creative people and recently opened this online store full of her handmade creations. You must shop from her for Christmas! I bought this as a gift, but I'm keeping it. ha! (I borrowed the photo from her site...hope she doesn't mind)

Tomorrow I go in for a small procedure at the hospital - dye test on my tubes. It HURTS. I had it done about 10 years ago. Not looking forward to it, so if you don't mind, please say a prayer for me. Thank you. :) (It's all worth it, though!)

Tomorrow I'll post some Christmas decor photos while I'm sitting on the couch.

"Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round." ~Jessica Archmint


Megan B said...

Jen...I will definitely be keeping you in my prayers tomorrow. :) I LOVE the new updates you guys have completed to your house. We've been busy here at ours too and I'll have to share some pictures on my blog soon.

Jen said...

You will be in my thoughts. I hope it goes well, quickly and easily!

courtney gregory said...

I love that necklace! Will have to go check out her other jewelry. Hope your procedure goes well tomorrow. I will be thinking about you

Sara Sampson said...

I will say a prayer for you.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your updates.
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer, I hope your procedure went well today. I am sending prayers up for you.
Take care,
Terri C/Grand Prairie, TX

maggie said...

Hope your feeling ok, Jennifer!

Marilyn C. said...


Love the new update look for your home. Makeovers are always challenging for me, but love the end results, usually! LOL!

I am reading this after you should have already had your test. I hope all turns out well. You are in my prayers.

Marilyn C.
in Tennessee

Jana said...

You've been in my thoughts & prayers, Sweet Girl. LOVE the front door!!