My sweet friend Barbara Johnson is an awesome nurse at St. Josephs Hospital (and also does Precious Prints, the adorable hand prints for babies)...she has such a beautiful heart and a tender one for babies. Barb totally encouraged me through facebook to help save babies at CHOC and donate blood. I have only given blood once in my life. It was for our pastor who was dying with cancer and my whole family went together and donated our blood to help him. It was painful but I didn't mind one bit because I knew it would help him.
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr