ooo chairs!

Love Love Love how the chairs are coming! 5 Inches of foam to top these red cherries!  Maybe all in time for Thanksgiving.


Boys train table

I love turning old furniture into new pieces with new life! A thrift store coffee table (only $4.99) seemed to be tall enough for the Boys Train Table! Man was it a joke fitting this LONNNNG table into my element with both boys in the back strapped into their car seats! I'm a nut to the people at that thrift store. I always seem to buy the largest thing  I can and insist on No help with it to the car! Jack giggled all the way home because he could put up his feet. HA!  When we got it home. The boys and I gave it a nice sand and out came Ivy Green spray paint. After the paint dried I nailed down the train tracks. ( I do believe in open/creative play but my boys like, love, to throw EVERYTHING)

Endless hours of Fun!


ikea ... i love it

I love ikea! anyone with a brain does. is great and will get your ideas going on how to hack your own ikea projects..

Here are my own ikea hacks.

I used two of these to make this....

 Large chest of drawers.  

Next - Kids pillows.. Two yards of ikea fabric and a hot summer afternoon
in Sarah's sewing room.
Thanks Sarah!


What to do with all that old paint!

You know i have it! a Lot of spray paint! I have a project for you!

-old table
-old spray paint
-painter tape
-time ( like 15mins)

I'm thinking of turning it into a coffee table !


Bird Art for $2.00

As you all know, I have two boys. Their ages are 3 and 1 year. When it comes to the design of a kid(s) room you have to think of the aesthetics of a kid. Adventure, Color Identification, Simple shapes.

The walls in my kids room have nothing on them but paint. For $2.00 of felt fabric and some time. I made some graphic organic art for their walls.  You can do this too. All you need is

-a stick from your yard.
-an outline of a bird (copy it from the Internet)
-whatever color felt you want
-pillow stuffing ( or old socks)
-fishing line
-Cup hooks (for hanging the stick on the wall)

Trace the bird outline on to the felt. Sew the two pieces together. Leaving a little space for you to stuff the socks (pillow stuffing) in. Sew the rest up. Hang with fishing line and tie around your stick! TA DA! Graphic and Organic all at the same time!


Style Vs. Longevity

Pottery Barn design is beautiful but I believe you Can design your Dream Home for less. You have to think long term. What is popular now might not be so hot in 5 years. This is were style Vs. longevity comes to play. Pick a sofa or large scale furniture that is neutral in color and (or) traditional in design. You can not go wrong with traditional furniture. You can always accent with the newest colors and styles of the season. Ikea and American Signature Furniture are great places to buy large scale furniture for low prices. This way you can buy those pricey pillow covers from Pottery Barn. If your a smart shopping some of these those pieces will last years. Now all you have to worry about is leather Vs. fabric?

 Happy Shopping.


I will be the first to tell you that I'm addicted to chairs! That's right chairs! Not just any chair but chairs that are way pasted their due date! I love how they have seen so many people (butts) in their time. A great place for chairs is your local thrift store. In this case I bought 8 chairs for $50 dollars on eBay. The lines on these chairs are perfect for the dinning room! They are really ruffed up but with some good elbow grease, paint and do i dare say (time). They will look great! Two of the chairs are already Cherry red! Love love love it! what do you think?



Welcome to Happy Home! I love interior design. This blog will make your home happy! Have you ever walked into a a home and felt happy? This blog with hopefully jump start your ideas behind that pottery barn magazine! You will get the look you want in your home for less. I'm talking pennies off a dollars, roll up your sleeves and put your kid in their baby backpack.Good DIY fun!