Thursday, July 24, 2014

bright lights

I shared on Monday that I finally found a ceiling light for my dining room. I spoke about it here. I love it, it is everything I dreamed of when I had not one clue what I wanted. But, BUT, turn the thing on at night and you get a tan. Seriously, I have tan lines from this bright light now. I know it is because of the bulbs we put in, 60 watt by the way. So, instead of dealing with the sun on at night inside our home. No one likes a person who wears sun glasses inside. Including people in my dining room. Or instead of getting different bulbs we decided to add a dimmer to the light switch.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Home is.....

.....Where everyone needs some cuddles, and dog piles. We call them love piles here at Our Home

Monday, July 21, 2014

beautiful chandelier redo

I did it! I have finally found a light for my dining room. I have been searching for it since we redid the kitchen well over a year ago. I know, crazy it took me so long. But I had a few requirements. I did not want to spend a ton of money, one because it is not in the budget to go all out. And two, I like a challenge of spending the least and getting the biggest results from my cheapo way. Anyone can go buy and shiny and new professionally designed light right on trend with now. I want one that is old, thrown out, and given up on. Let me have it!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday Favorites

 our house now a home
Two creative blogs coming together to share even more creativity!

Well another week has come and gone. I feel like the summer is flying by. We are already smack dab in the middle of July, when did that happen? I hope you are all enjoying your summer wherever you are. I am co hosting all month long with Laura from I'm not a trophy wife all month long Friday Favorites. I so enjoyed seeing what people had to share. I definitely have a few new ideas to add to my never ending wish list now!

I am featuring two very talented people who linked up last week. There was so many favorites for sure but these two stood out to me.

I was automatically drawn to this link. I mean these chairs are beautiful. And she made them herself. I had no idea this could be done without a ton of work. Also her dock and outdoor area is amazing! I discovered Kaylor and Fisherman's wife furniture and I cannot wait to read more. She redoes furniture and is all into home decorating. Stop and check her out, she is quite talented. She builds and revamps furniture for others as well. So there is that amazingness too.

And the other feature for today is
DIY Abstract Circle Art by 3 Little Greenwoods

I love this picture, Ashley from 3 little Greenwoods created this herself. I love it is such a small piece but packs a large punch with adding to a space. I know if I did something like this I know for sure it would not turn out so pretty. I liked this because it shows that even with a little paint and a canvas a space can be brightened up and made into something so different. Huge overhauls are not always necessary to change things up. I also discovered this blog from the link up and it is one of many I plan on going back to. So many great ideas, stories, and pictures. I love being inspired and this is one that inspired me for sure!

Grab a button if you were featured!
I'm Not a Trophy Wife

Happy Linking up, and I hope you really take the time to visit others too. Otherwise you are missing out on the best part of linking up. Seeing, sharing, and supporting others!

Rules sounds a bit strong for a link party and there is no micromanaging going on! But,
 I would love for you to:
* Link and linger a bit on 1 or 2 blogs
*Link 1-3 of your favorite posts, older posts are great too!
*Link back to this party
*Follow me Emily here at Our house now a home and Laura at I'm not a trophy wife or give a shout out on social media for the party

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

evening flower arranging

I have been elbow deep in flowers this evening. Just your normal average Tuesday night clipping and pruning flowers and then making floral arrangements. Summer has been a weird one so far. We have had lots of rain here in Wisconsin and cooler temperatures. Not great for my kids and any water fun but my flowers have been loving this weather.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

DIY industrial/rustic console table

Warning, long post with many pictures and explanations. I was going to break it up into two parts but just decided to share the whole enchilada in all its over sized glory!

I am so excited to share this console table we just finished. I am talking the table just got moved in from the garage. But it is amazing, turned out wonderful and I want to share it all with you. I rearranged our loving room a while ago. I have a blank area in my living room, under my family gallery wall. I now use the table that was in this spot as my desk in the office/study. So for a while it was a bare space. I am not the type that has to decorate every corner and inch of my home. Some empty spaces can be calming and welcome. But this spot screamed console table. I had a few I fell in love with online. But they were well over $700. More then I was willing to spend. And when my husband saw what I was leaning to splurge on he went all cave man on me. "I can build that, we are not giving someone else our money for something that is so simple." Well then Mister Handyman. Do you.