Friday, February 6, 2015

Rattan Chevron Moss Green Table

I've been a cleaning and organizing freak lately! Look at me go - another project in the bag! This little desk has been sitting in my garage for, oh, almost 2 years. Poor thing. It's so cute! And now...

So pretty! I sprayed it with Moss Green Satin from Rust-Oleum. And surprisingly, it only took one can. Well, I ran out before I could paint the back but since I can't see that I'm not going to go back to the store. ;) Now I just need to decide on drawer pulls....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Plastic Lounge Chairs Makeover

I do not like plastic furniture. I quite dislike anything plastic. But I dislike being wasteful more. Quite a few years ago we wanted lounge chairs for the backyard. Of course I wanted teak ones. But not having much money hinders that plan. Coincidentally, I literally stumbled across these while on a walk. Someone was throwing them out. Besides being a bit dirty they were in good shape. I brought them home, almost as a joke, and painted them for a first Father's day present for my husband. Unfortunately I let him decide the color...

Yeah....  I knew I wasn't going to like the color but it was his choice. So over the years other projects, vacations, babies, etc. came up and we just never got around to getting new ones. And I would have tossed them if they weren't so damn comfortable! 

Recently we had my first daughter's 5th birthday party and invited a ton of people we didn't know (her classmate's parent's and siblings) and I HAD to fix up the yard. These have been an eye sore for me so I made it a priority to "refresh".

Tada! I almost like them now! At least they blend in to the scenery a little better. ;)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ombre Cake

This cake sort of marks an occasion. Not only was it for my daughter's 5th birthday party but it was an actual creative domestic project that I completed.  It's been a while and I'm hoping to tap back into my creative side. 2014 was one CRAZY-ASS year for me. I put Katch Studios on hold to focus on my full time job as the art director for Motorcyclist magazine.
We went through a huge redesign that was awesome but stressful. It's over 100 years old! Creating a new logo for this brand was a big deal and I'm super stoked with what I came up with.

And while my full time job requires a lot of creativity it's just not the same as what I do with Katch. MC is my manly side, Katch is definitely my girly side. Two entirely different worlds. But I love both.

So now that things have calmed down a bit I've been thinking more about Katch. I'm going to be putting a whole bunch of stuff on my Etsy site and try another flea market booth in Old Town Tustin.
I hate making new years resolutions but I'm really going to try and focus on this for 2015. In my copious spare time of course! I'd even like to blog some more. Promises, promises!

Wish me luck!!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Master Bath!

Hey-O! Look at this - we have a completed project! The Master Bath in our home is usable and fully functional. Well... we still need to mount the tp holder that is somehow missing a part, but that's not holding us back. And we LOVE it! The photos don't do it justice because there is terrible natural light in this room but you guys can get the gist of it.

It wasn't horrible before but what we couldn't stand was the shower or coffin, as I liked to call it. I'm only 5'3" but I felt extremely claustrophobic in it. There was no light in there so you were pretty much showering in the dark. And it was only about 30x32 inches. I don't know what the architect in the 50's was thinking with this one!

We had it torn down to the frame, added all new copper plumbing and drains and added a 12" wall to pull the shower out. Makes such a huge difference! We chose a carrera marble vanity top and tiles in the shower, and faux wood ceramic tiles on the floor.

It's so fancy! Ahhhh......

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Succulent Wreath

Finally getting around to decorating for the holidays. And trying to do that with the two tornadoes (my daughters) isn't so easy.  But I managed to make a wreath. It's a super basic one with noble tree trimmings, succulents and dusty miller. I just wired everything together onto a metal hanger from the dry cleaners. So all the materials were FREE! My kind of wreath!

While I'm super excited that this is the first Christmas that I actually have a mantle to hang my stockings, I wish the rest of the wall looked good. Meh, maybe next year. Oh, and BTW, don't buy "composite" leather anything. You can see my lovely "leather" chair is falling apart. We've only had that for about a year. Maybe Santa will bring us a new one for Christmas. And maybe a bigger house too. Not totally stoked that the tree is shoved into the corner but we have no where else to put it. Please Santa! Cross your fingers!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Creepy Ghosts and Bats

I LOVE Halloween. But this year I have two kids under the age of 4 and they're really eating into my scary movie time. I'm a horror fanatic. So if making tissue ghosts and paper bats is as close to spooky-ness as I can get, well, I guess I'll take it. But The Walking Dead still has the highest priority on my DVR... can't take that away from me. Not even lame football.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Vintage TV Cabinet

 After having a new sliding-glass door installed and our jungle of a backyard butchered, I finally have enough light to take a picture of our new-ish TV cabinet. It's a vintage buffet that we found at a local antique shop. The previous owner painted it white and distressed it. It fits all of our electronic media in it but what I like best about it is that it's narrow. We actually gained about five inches of floor space from the last Ikea cabinet we had.

That's all for today. Have a good week! ;)

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