A big, huge overdue update

First things first; I believe an apology is in order.  I’m so sorry that I have been absent from Crafty Cobras for so long! A few things have happened since the last post. I got a new job. I am working in retirement services now. Thankfully I’m still able to do children’s theatre and ableContinue reading “A big, huge overdue update”

Quick Tips: Keeping the Couch in Line

John and I are gearing up for another big project this weekend, so this week is dedicated to sharing little tidbits about our apartment. One of the final things left for our apartment is area rugs and curtains. I’m sort of kicking myself because I didn’t take advantage of a HUGE sale at rugsusa.com . It wasContinue reading “Quick Tips: Keeping the Couch in Line”

Let’s Build a Wall Part 3: A Nice Frame to Hang on.

This post is brought to you by the letter B, for Boyfriend. John wrote the steps in this section; Steps for a Great Set of Doors 1.     First step is to figure out what size you want your doors to be, height, length and width. 2.     Draw a blueprint of the door.  Even though it is simple,Continue reading “Let’s Build a Wall Part 3: A Nice Frame to Hang on.”

Let’s Build a Wall Part 2: Another Brick in the Wall

So I was a little overjoyed when I found out that Lowe’s sold brick Masonite textured sheets at 25 bucks a pop. The only problem with these is that they look a little like this: And I wanted my brick to look a little more like this: So I spent much of my Saturday distressingContinue reading “Let’s Build a Wall Part 2: Another Brick in the Wall”

Let’s Build a Wall: A Living Room Reveal

So as promised I worked on a rather large project this weekend.  When I was touring my apartment, there was a pair of French doors that were in the opening between the living room and the den. I liked the possibilities we had with those. Well, when I moved in last November the doors wereContinue reading “Let’s Build a Wall: A Living Room Reveal”

Home is where the Art is

Adding art to your home. I have always loved to decorate, whether it would be changing my room seasonally or decorating a new dorm room my first two years of college; I have always managed to find a way to give things my own personal style. When John and I decided to move in togetherContinue reading “Home is where the Art is”

The Kitchen Chronicles

My kitchen has been a labor of love for me. When we moved in it looked like this: How bleh bleh bleh! Yellow walls, a very outdated fridge, and not a lot of counter space, but a relatively big room! And now I am happy to say it looks more like this: So I wantContinue reading “The Kitchen Chronicles”

Inspired by the Best Bloggers: Vertical Blinds Headboard!

This is my headboard. I’m in love!!! I wish I could take credit for this stellar idea, but alas I was inspired by this post over at MAD IN CRAFTS: I definitely suggest using her post as the tutorial as we took some serious liberties. Here is the link to the post: http://www.madincrafts.com/2013/03/diy-woven-headboard-from-upcycled.html We replicated theContinue reading “Inspired by the Best Bloggers: Vertical Blinds Headboard!”

What I wish I knew about IKEA

So a few months ago I went to IKEA for the first time and Boy was it… OVERWHELMING.   I mean really there should be a guidebook about going to IKEA.   I live about 2 hours away from the nearest IKEA so our trips are few and far between. So I decided to compileContinue reading “What I wish I knew about IKEA”

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