Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

With spring showers on the way (spring officially starting today!), I'm feeling the need for a pair of wellies or rainboots or whatever you want to call them. Here are a few I was perusing on Zappos:
I think these polka dot ones are my fave and they look really comfy and reasonably priced; like them in the grey also.
These are super cute, maybe not quite as practical with the heel.
And then there are the Hunter Originals - classic, but pricey.
Something a little different from Hunter.
These are cute and springy.
Anyone else have some that they'd recommend, and are they comfy?
Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Drab Doors

Something I'd really love to change in our house are the exterior doors. The interior ones are fine and match the interior trim and woodwork, but the front door leading on to the enclosed front porch, front door leading into the interor and the back door leading to the back porch are all just wood slab doors. No detail, pretty blah and ugly. And the same for the door leading to the half bath off the kitchen. So, I have some inspirations.
We painted the exterior front door a couple of years ago and it's fine, for now. But, for the front door leading into the interior, I bought a chocolately brown paint from the "oops" cart at Lowe's and would like to paint it brown and then do some type of medallion / monogram (realizing that I don't really have much talent in the painting department and may need to "outsource" this). These are my inspirations...
From Pottery Barn Kids (above the headboard there):
Or maybe a vinyl decals from etsy (pics below are from listings here and here): For the door into the half bath off the kitchen, I would REALLY like to do a chalkboard door. Chalkboards are so handy, especially in kitchens, and I'd like to make it big enough for the boys to use the bottom half. I have the chalkboard paint in hand, and these are my inspriations...unfortunately, I can't rememeber where they are from, but were definitely pics from door manufacturers.
And for the back kitchen door leading to the back porch, I'd like to do either a big ribbon board (like the one from PBK below) or some magnet or corkboard tiles.
Or, maybe we could just buy new doors. :-)