Little Blue Chairs Blog Posts

  • Selecting the right light bulb- CFL, LED or Halogen
    on Aug 12, 2013
    Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotosWhen it comes to lighting we are use to the warm soft yellow glow of the traditional incandescent light bulb.  But starting this year production of these traditional bulbs will stop and homeowners will need to...
  • Birch tree Tea caddy
    on Aug 8, 2013 in crafts tea caddy
    Over a year and a half ago, my sister sent me this tea canister.  She wanted me to decorate it and send it back to her.It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do, but I finally figured it out. Lovely birch trees to remind her of th...
  • My Grandfathers Paint Brush
    on Jul 9, 2013
    Funny how something so simple can be so meaningful.My Grandfather was one of those rare breeds.   Happy and hardworking, you know- The Salt of the Earth Type. He immigrated from Sweden when he was 18, he was a devoted Lutheran, spending most of...
  • Felted Coffee Cuffs
    on Jul 3, 2013
    Time for our annual road trip.  Which means getting the car packed and stacked.  This year we have a new car, not a brand new car, but a new-to-us new car, so there are a few things that need to be changed, like the coffee mugs.  My...
  • DIY Roadblocks- Powder room delays
    on Jun 26, 2013
    Lets call it Murphy's law.Things were moving along, I was thinking, wow this powder room is mine.  I can just knock this out.  Funny how life will put you in your place.Lets see...Wednesday evening my tile shipment landed on my front porch.
  • Powder Room Progress
    on Jun 22, 2013
    I wish I had more to show on the powder room project, but before I could really start on it I needed to clean out the garage and laundry room so I had places to put the toilet and sink after I remove them.Also I am waiting for the tile shipment. ...
  • Play house progress
    on Jun 20, 2013 in playhouse
    Slowly, slowly, slowly is the only way to describe the progress on the backyard play house, but even if it is slow it is progressing.So as of today, we have 3 walls up.  2 Sheathed.  Door and 1 window installed.  Isn't the yellow door...
  • Gatsby inspired pillows
    on Jun 18, 2013 in embroidery pillows Gatsby
    Gatsby Inspired embroidery pillowFinally I have completed my Gatsby pillows and I am so happy with how they turned out.  What do you think?They were a year in the making, but do worth it.  Last summer I decided to try my hand at embroidery,...
  • Starting the Powder Room Project
    on Jun 3, 2013 in Powder Room
    First project up the main floor Powder Room.  We are starting with this room because of its size.  It is small, only 4 x 4 ft. I don't hate how the powder room looks today, but the all the flooring on the main floor will be changing.&n...
  • My First Architecture Class.
    on May 31, 2013
    You may remember that I started taking Interior Design classes at our local college.  I have been loving it, even though it keeps me too busy to do much around the house in the way of projects.  This past semester I had to take my first Arc...
  • Backyard Play House- Oh yes we are.
    on May 29, 2013 in Back yard playhouse
    The other big project we* are working on is the back yard play house.  This is one of my bucket list items, to build a tree or playhouse for my kids.  Yes, I am sure purchasing one that has already been built would be easier and maybe even...
  • Little Blue Chairs: Phase 2.....I am back
    on May 28, 2013
    Hello out there?  Is there anybody still with me?  As you know Little Blue Chairs took a wee break from blogging.  A combinations of going back to school + a shorten list of project + less time = stress.  And I have found trying t...
  • Going on Hiatus
    on Dec 9, 2012
    This past year things have changed, I'm finding that I am having less, and less time to keep up with Little Blue Chairs.  Between family commitments and school, I am left with little time to do projects, much less document and write about them.
  • Totally free closet re-do
    on Nov 21, 2012
    I hadn't planned on tackling my son's closet, but after he pulled the bar down for the third time, I knew I had to work on it sooner, rather than later.In the last year or so I added some shelves to one side of his closet, but they never really worke...
  • Dresser to Kitchen Island
    on Nov 20, 2012
    After removing the kitchen peninsula, we needed an island to make the kitchen work.  Our budget was $100, which is the price for the FORHOJA island/cart from IKEAThe cart is fine, but it seemed like it belonged in an apartment rather than a home...
  • Handle fail
    on Oct 25, 2012
    I mentioned I was going to do more work on the kitchen, re-painting the cabinets and such.  Well, I figured it would be time to update the handles.  I don't hate my handles, but I thought I could improve upon them.I found some on-line that...
  • Next up....This
    on Oct 23, 2012
    Now that I have finally amputated our peninsula, I am left with a kitchen that needs an well as other things, but and island is up next.  and I am hoping to make it out of my $25 Craigslist find.It needs some work before it is ready to...
  • Rustoleum Countertop Coating ProjectChanges are happening in the kitchen.   I got out-voted on changing the cabinets from blue to gray, but I still am itching for a change.  Of course what I really want is brand new wood counters and real hardwood floors, but that is not...
  • Weekend Project
    on Oct 12, 2012
    Oh Yeah- It's happeningThis weekend.-Laurie...
  • Planning is for sissies
    on Oct 3, 2012 in closets Son's bedroom
    My plan was to either work on my kitchen cabinets or maybe the guest room, but it was definitely not pulling out everything from my sons closet and re-building it from the ground up.Why am I doing this?Well, lets just put it this way.....He pulled hi...