September 27, 2011

And again...the darn end tables...

I'm posting a follow up to yesterday's post about my darn end tables. I knew I really didn't have the courage to get rid of such great I did something different.

I stained over the what I did. I lightly wiped stain all over the bottom of each end table...let it sit for about a minute and then wiped clean to show a very like, rustic brown...that surprisingly I don't know yet if I hate... I'm ok with. Here's a peek! Let me know what you think! Of course, I'm going to let them sit a few days and will end up distressing them more on the bottoms to give them an even older feel...

Thanks for listening ladies & gents:) I start my new job tomorrow, wish me luck...because I'm super nervous! Butterflies are doing flips in my stomach...eeekkk.

Love Always,
XOXO Mrs. Schmidheiser

September 26, 2011

Wood grain & contrast

Some of you may know that I have been having the HARDEST  some difficulty with getting my living room the way I wanted. I scored these end tables at a yardsale for a great price and first, painted them white. I hated that the white clashed with all the different wood tones I had in my living room....

I really think that they are super cute like this...however...have you ever seen my tv stand? I love LURVE times infinity and I find it SO SO SO SO DIFFICULT to match... :( Sad panda.

So I thought, why don't I stain the top of the end tables to match the top of the tv stand? Or try to get end tables that match the stain all together? Tried both. Fail. Epic fail.
So what to do batman? I'd love to hear your input...because right now, I'm just fed up:( Sad panda, again. The color of the tv stands bottom is a greenish blue and distressed....loveee..but hate this dilemma I am in. I am a white person. I like white furniture, ask my husband. He says "I like white too much." Haha. I hope you all are having a fabulous night! And two posts in one night, shewwww get it girl! Goodnight everyone and have a great day tomorrow! :)

Did you think I forgot to include the new end tables? No... of course not:) Here ya go!

Not the best picture but you get the idea! I don't have my big ole' mac of a camera right now so only my point & shoot will have to do for the next months! :)
& PS.
Happy Fall Y'all <3
Love Always,
Mrs. Schmidheiser

Learning to breathe...

Do you ever get sick of your stuff and wish money grew on trees in your front yard so you could go buy all new stuff? Yeah, me too. My living room is yet to be where I would like for it to be but I have found a temporary solution to help me feel better about my space.


I take every accessorie out first and stack it all on my bar. Then, I move all the furniture out. And I just breathe for a second and kinda take in my space....

Here are some pictures...

And here is little Winston... always keeping me company.

Also! I'm planning on having my re-purpose sale this's a sneak peek of a chair that I just got finished with! She'll be at the sale.

I'm trying to love our home and most the process... I know it's hard but remember we all go through it. "Rome was not built in a day," as my mother would say. XOXO.

Love always,
Mrs. Schmidheiser

September 24, 2011

Project for me, myself and I.

I've been wanting to work on our master since we  moved in but really our upstairs has been put on the back burner "to do" list because not many people see it! If I had our house my way in my would be a shabby chic meets cozy beach cottage with lots of neutrals! I am a clean and crisp decorator! I like color but color in accessories not on walls or big peices;)

So, I took a couple pictures of our master bedroom right now. Talk about boring right? We've had our furniture set for a couple of years and it's been through 3 it has some dings and scratches to say the least. It needs a face lift. The quilt on our bed is actually reversed and has a print on the other side but being how I am, I like the plain jane side better. A master should definitely feel like a retreat and ours is far from it! Can you see the windows mistreatments treatments? Those are definitely sheets. I don't want to buy curtains because I'm too lazy to go to the linen closet and put up actual curtains before I know what we're doing with our room... I'm thinking of having my redo sale for a 2nd time next weekend since I had such a great turnout last time! I am looking forward to it but not pushing to finish all this furniture in just one week! I hope you guys are excited :P

So, I'm going to keep this as a surprise for you guys and myself! But I am going to maybe start on our master. What do y'all think I'm going to end up doing?

Here's my puppies saying we hate our mom for making us do this hi to the camera!

Love Always,
Mrs. Schmidheiser

September 23, 2011

Bringing new life to this old chair.

One of my favorite things to bring new life to is chairs! I am a firm believer if you have a corner, you better have a chair to put there ;) For one, it allows more seating but two, you can always switch the paint color to go with anything, bring new life through fabric, etc!
I always forget to take "before" pictures because I am too excited to start working on new projects so here she is in all her glory. She was almost falling apart when I bought her but I liked that about the chair, it brought charm through all the cracks, etc.
If you are a fan on my facebook page or on my personal facebook page you know that we were presented with a blessing yesterday! I have been trying to find a good job here in North Dakota for sometime now to occupy my boredom since hubby works super long hours. I got the call two days ago asking if I would be interested and now I am proud to say that I am the
"Facilities Assistant Manager"
at Minot AFB hospital. Woo! Big girl job ;)
Anyways, hope you are all doing swell and have I mentioned that I can't wait for Christmas! Like I said before, here's a picture of the chair! Let me know what you think and as always, thanks for stopping by!

I am for sale:) Please inquire or visit my Facebook page. (Here)

Love always,
Mrs. Schmidheiser

September 20, 2011

How to: Accessorize

Do you ever wonder what you should put in that pretty crystal vase? Or you need a center peice for your table? Or maybe something on your bar or your coffee table! Think outside of the box! I love LURVE color! So here's a few of my "pops" of color in my kitchen! I use fake fruit to do this! These fake lemons sit on top of my potato cabinet! And I have green apples in a jar on the countertop! Both colors are in my curtains that hang over the sink so they tie in well!

Remember to think outside the box! In these mason jars & vase, I have rice..fake diamond accents & I did have cotton balls in the back but I just took them out :P

I absolutely LOVE height on a table! And I can't wait till Christmas so I can really deck out my house! But right now, I love the electic simplicity of this centerpeice! The bottle is from Germany and from a friend and the branches I got from Target on sale! Perfect!

So, here's what I've been working on all night and am currently working on. These old windows and prying some glass out of a few of them. Just for future reference! Don't try this at home unless you're wearing protect gloves and eye wear. Me, I'm too cool for that! Or I'm too lazy to drive to the store.

Isn't this cute!? I'm thinking of putting two above the couch or I might just leave this one...I don't know yet! But I can't wait until Christmas so I can put a beautiful wreath over this! Have I mentioned how ready I am for Christmas because I am totally ready. Like for real.

September 12, 2011

Pin it up!

Hey guys! I'm back again! Ryan has been working night shift so I'm been up all night cleaning and moving things around the house! I slept so late today but wanted to go to town to go to a couple thrit stores. I've been wanting to do this for sometime now but with 3 boards! I found one so far so I may go pick up 2 more from HL this week! I LOVE it! I have called it my "inspiration board!"

Here, I will show you how to make your own cute, covered inspiration board or reminder board:)

First things first. Supplies you'll need! You will need some sorta pin it board whether it be from a thrift store or from HL or Target. Most stores carry them and they come in all shapes and sizes! You will also need a staple gun, scissors and possibly a hammer...I'll tell you why in a little bit.

Here's my thrift store board on my fabric. Getting my measurements right to cut it to size.

Here's my cute fabric from JoAnne's! I got it for 30% off today with their weekly promotional sale so it only cost me about $12.00 for 2 full yards!

Is she not the cutest thing you've ever seen! I would love to go ahead and go get two more to put on both sides of this one to fill up a larger wall! I am always cutting out pictures from magazines and love looking at pictures of my family and friends:)

This is a laundry basket organizer I bought at a yardsale and I'm actually using it to put all my fabric in. Have I mentioned before how much I hate am not feeling this front room. I think it's because I never really take the time to do it. I call it our "left over" room because it gets all the left over furniture and there's no details or anything of the sorts in this room.

*MAYBE* hubby won't hate me and let me do the whole room! What do y'all think?!

September 11, 2011

Mrs. Schmidheiser's first giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Ready for the details? How about now? Now?
Ok, ok! Geez, no need to get an attitude or cry or be a

This lovely little earring holder has been made by yours truly. This is a replica picture and the one that will be given away looks amazingly similar just slightly more distressed and worn:)

Ready to hear how you can win this super cute earring holder?


1. You can *LIKE* Mrs. Schmidheiser blog (HERE).
2. Refer *20* people to *LIKE* Mrs. Schmidheiser Blog on Facebook.
 They must leave a comment on my FB page saying who sent them! Once you have had 20 people refer you, you will be entered to win!
3. Another way to gain an entry would be to *LINK* Mrs. Schmidheiser Blog on your fb page and do a shout out to this giveaway! Leave a comment on Mrs. Schmidheser Blog saying you did so!
4. We must hit 300 likes by Saturday!

Simply enough, right? Let's hope so.

Guess what!? It starts tonight and will end on Saturday, September 17th at 9pm central time.
You better call your friend now and tell her all about this;)

Brighten up!

I found this headboard at a local thrift store whenever we first moved into our house here. I thought the bones of the headboard were cute and I could surely do something with it.
Here's the BEFORE:

Secretly, I've been piling up any pillows I had just to hide this hideous project that I hadn't finished!

But look at her AFTER:
I am so thrilled but the funny thing is, she is actually going to be for sale at my next re-do sale! :) I found a new headboard that I can't wait to show you! Let me know what you all think!

Mrs. Schmidheiser XOXO

September 8, 2011

Evolution of a coffee table

I scored this coffee table for a great price at a sale! It definitely needed some love on the top and the legs were wobbly. Nothing an allen wrench and some elbow grease and stain won't fix.

7 peices of sand paper later. (That's a lot, FYI.) Here she is:)

 And here is her before.....

 Look at that pretty grain!!!

Hope you all enjoyed this post:)

September 2, 2011

DIY: Do it yourself chicken wire picture frame

Things you will need:

-Chicken wire (Found at your local hardware store)
-Picture frame (You can probably find one at a thrift store like I did!)
-Staple gun
-Scissors or knife (To cut your chicken wire)
-Tape measure

Here's the end result!


Step 1: Cut your chicken wire to size of your frame...this will make things TONS easier for you once you go to staple in it on the frame!
Step 2: Staple onto the frame (LOL) To ensure staples are secured all the way into the frame, use your handy dandy hammer to give them alittle more push.
I It's that easier and so cute! I found the clothes pins at Hobby Lobby! And I also painted my frame a robins egg blue! That easy and SO CUTE!

Thanks guys! Let me know what you think!

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