House of Ficek Blog Posts

  • Nursery Spruce Up
    on Feb 20, 2011 in Decorating Our Home Accessories Nursery
    We were hit with some pretty nasty weather a couple of weeks ago. Since we were home bound I took the opportunity to do a little spruce up in the little man's room. BEFORE These letters were just the cardboard cheapies that you get from the craft...
  • Mirror mirror on the wall, you're the fairest of them all!Well, I got the mirror finished, and I am going to go ahead and put it out there that I LOVE IT! When I started out, I really didn't know where I was going with it {not a good plan}. I did however know what colors I wanted to incorporate. Howeve...
  • Musical Wall ArtUgh, we still haven't figured out the computer thing! Apparently it is pretty common with Dell's around this age, so we have a checklist of things we need to do in order to get it up and operating properly. However, it was the weekend and I took th...
  • Happy Friday
    on Feb 11, 2011
    I was so excited to show you all what I was up to yesterday, but my computer is acting up and shutting down every time I try to upload photos...grrr. Hopefully I'll be able to fix the issue and give you a sneak peak of my dining room remix later tod...
  • I'm just not that in to you...
    on Feb 8, 2011 in Decorating DIY Before and After
     I've had this stool for many years, and as you can tell it has been used as a paint stool quite a few times.   Inspired by the colors and pattern of this Union Jack Rug the stool began a transformation... it felt too busy and con...
  • Good Digs for The Good Wife
    on Feb 6, 2011 in Decorating Musing TV
    What I love about television set designs is how they capture a characters life and personality so well.  The whole scene tells a story about the person living in that space and is so thoughtfully designed.  You may not remember that I featu...
  • Weekend Spruce Up: On the Banks of Squaw CreekHappy Friday everyone!  I am soo ready for the weekend.  We are planning on staying close to home and out of the Super Bowl traffic.  It is fun to live where all of the hoopla is going on, but traffic is NOT my thing.  If you are...
  • What do you do with a snow day?
    on Feb 2, 2011 in Baby Cooking
    Bake cookies of course!  While I didn't have the ingredients to make those yummy looking chocolate mocha cupcakes that Jessica at creative index suggested, and I wasn't about to hit the roads in this ice storm, I did have everything to make thes...
  • My Productive Weekend
    on Jan 31, 2011 in Trends Decorating Musing TV
    We worked on the side yard all day Saturday and part of Sunday, and would you believe me if I told you it looks like we did absolutely nothing?! We set the posts for the fence that will be towards the front of the house and built all of the fence pa...
  • Weekend Spruce Up - Garden
    on Jan 28, 2011 in DIY Home Improvement Exterior
    While the rest of the country is buried under snow, we're jumping into spring with temperatures in the upper 60's to low 70's.  What this means for my weekend is that I can start back up my exterior house painting and work on preparing for our s...
  • Oops I did it again...Card art take twoI played with your heart...  (you'll be singing that all day now ;) I have never been one for decorating for Valentine's Day, in fact the day itself isn't that big of a deal to me.  My mom however is a HUGE holiday decorator, and sends me s...
  • In Case You Were Wondering... This is what I was up to this weekend.  Some of you guessed it, and I really confused others of you, but I was fixing up a Goodwill tray.  Last week I dropped off some stuff at Goodwill, and you know I couldn't pass up going inside an...
  • Weekend Inspiration
    on Jan 20, 2011 in Styling Musing
    Woo, this week has flown by!  I can't believe it is Thursday already, and I am still working on the same project I started at the beginning of the week.  A coffee maker and iron had to be taken to Goodwill, and you know I couldn't leave the...
  • Kitchen Chalkboard WallI'll be the first to admit that sometimes I just want to get a project started, and tell myself "I'll come back and touch that up later".  That was the case with this U.G.L.Y. you ain't got no alibi ugly telephone jack that is disrupting my chal...
  • Channeling Dr Seuss in Home Decor
    on Jan 17, 2011 in Decorating Accessories
    From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.  -Dr. Seuss Just in case you were wondering what I decided to do with that bowl of... I honestly don't know what these are, but they make me happy.  I didn't do much wit...
  • Saturday Features!
    on Jan 15, 2011 in Featured
    I'm sorry that I have been MIA for the last couple of days.  We've made big headway on our fence, but it has left me little time to respond to all of your emails or posts.  I promise I will be back next week and you will all be inundated wi...
  • Honey and the Moon {Guest Post}Yesterday my wonderful father-in-law and brother-in-law drove 900+ miles to help us repair our fence in the backyard.  Therefore I figured we better assist in helping and have the wonderful Carly from the blog Honey and the Moon guest posting.&n...
  • Inspiration for a Bookshelf Spruce Up
    on Jan 12, 2011 in Decorating Musing
    One of my New Year's resolutions was to spruce up our hallway, and the first step is to take care of our bookshelves there.  Since our little man learned to walk we have had to move everything from within his arms reach.  This has left the...
  • Pottery Barn Style Typography PlacematsHaving been inspired by all of the typography going on around the design world, as well as my yearning to finally get around to sprucing up some of my old household items I updated some bland place mats cheap-o style  without spending a penny!&n...
  • DIY Retro Print CoastersI have a confession to make, I have coasters that I got when we got married eight years ago and they look like this...  I shrunk the picture as small as possible because I am so embarrassed and they have looked like that for quite awhile.&...
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