Monday, April 26, 2010

So I've been MIA for a while now...

I promise more updates to come. But for now, I’d like to show you the before and after of this weekend’s project.


The chairs before started out as a $100 craigslist buy. More than ideal on Craigslist, but they were everything their posting implied – Vintage wicker chairs.


So on Friday, I took a ½ day from work and spray primed then painted them. Then headed to Tuesday morning, Homegoods and World Market for some accessories that you see here in the after.


Not a bad weekend activity, eh?


I’ll update more items soon, but I’m heading out of town for work and getting back just a couple days before the 116 coming out party, so it might be in a week or so. Cheers!


Shannon Burke, CMP


Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hello Blog World...Sorry I've been mia lately. After the shelving excitement...I got a cold, then it turned into a cough, then I went to a conference in Dallas for meeting planners, had some fun, came down with whooping cough, layed down for a few days. Then on day 3 of the antibiotics, I joined my sainted parents in pulling out ucky old carpet from my roommates room, and put down fresh padding and carpet. This past weekend I cleaned my bedroom (save the pile of crap on the floor of my closet.), went to 2 parties, made brunch for Mom and Dad and worked with Mom to pull down the wallpaper border in my bedroom. Seriously it's been a lot of stuff in just one month...and it just keeps rolling. I HAVE to buy paint for my bedroom, PAINT my bedroom....before Friday when Mom comes over to help move furniture and Dad comes over to help rip out carpet, baseboards and tack strips...for the new carpet in my room. Lastly, I need to pain the kitchen and bathroom and I'll take a break on the home remodeling and really look into the home decorating side of things :) So if you are interested out there in blog world - let me know which of these pretty colors you like better for the accent wall in my bedroom (everything else is neutral at this point - starting with the wall).
I have glidden fresh pinapple yellow going back to the room, and am not against something in that family for the feature wall in my room, but I'm kind of leaning towards something different, perhaps a bright pink like sherwin williams 5859 feverish pink, one way or another, I will have paint tomorrow.   Now I'll watch the rest of my new favorite train wreck vis a vis TV show - Little Miss Perfect and go to bed. I hope these girls grow up to be brilliant successful women - hope springs eternal. :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Slow on progress...but there is progress...

So with the holidays, I kind of took a break from doing stuff around the place that didn't involve the Christmas Tree. Enjoy the photo...that's my little yarny snowman too. Love that guy. :)

But today, I embarked on a project - to turn 2 6 foot boxes just like this one...

with some help from the instructions and my little electric screwdriver...

And now I have some pretty needs some arranging, but they're built...
thanks to Dad who gave me moral support on #2, while we watched the Redskins fail the end of their season - unfortunatley it was to be expected.

And sorry for the not awesome photograhpy - my camera is broken, so we're working with my blackberry camera, which is good, but not perfect. :) 

Talk to you soon!