As some of you readers know, our master bedroom has been a constant work in progress, as has the rest of our house. It seems its always the last room of the house to receive any special attention. We are not those lucky people who can afford to do everything at once and while this fact is sometimes frustrating, I’ve chosen to look at it as a GIFT because it has forced me to think long and hard about exactly what I want as well as come up with innovative ways to achieve what I’m dreaming of. Today’s project exemplifies this “Gift” I’ve been given.
As I said earlier, I decided to hit my local Good Will store…what a fantastic resource for treasure hunting!
I picked up 4 frames for $5.00, brought them home and shot them with some black spray paint, then glazed them with silver.
My home has absolutely no storage so I’m always trying to find interesting ways to create storage until the built in’s go into production. This is my new jewelry storage solution. Unfortunately, my camera is out of commission right now and my cell phone doesn’t have the best resolution, but you get the idea.
My old childhood dresser is still waiting for hardware after undergoing a little bit of a face lift last month.
The whole bedroom progression began with that fabulous cedar chest that I inherited from my grandmother last summer. It’s one of my favorite pieces of furniture.
There will be further changes, but for now, hit up your local thrift stores and see what kinds of treasure you come home with…it’s so much more fun than buying something new. What are some of your favorite finds?
Why are you tormenting me? My “followers” box remaining invisible is one thing, to make me write an ENTIRE post, hit the publish button only to have you tell me “request cannot be accomplished at this time” is almost forgivable as well, but to then go back to said post to try to publish it again, only to find that everything but my first paragraph has disappeared?????? SERIOUSLY??????
I’m walking away from you for a little bit so I can cool down and we can discuss this rationally when I return.
I hope you will truly consider your actions while I’m gone.
Still stuck on my yard…after Ms. Cali attacked my newly planted vegetable garden, I realized that we’re going to need to come up with something a bit more innovative in order to keep her out of things she shouldn’t be into AND I need something that is going to be fairly low maintenance because, let’s face it, I’m just not that into physical labor. Shocking, right? So, here are my low maintenance ideas for the yard:
I came across this article from Architectural Digest on Gerard Butler’s NYC loft and think I have developed an even further crush on the actor after seeing his digs, which he claims to have done primarily himself…hot guy with great design taste???
Is it possible??
I mean, he’s OK looking, right?
THIS, though…seriously, wow!
Great media space…
Lovely, cozy, comfortable…
And I am just LOVING the kitchen!
I think what I love about the whole design scheme here is that
A) it’s not the typical contemporary NY loft style complete with exposed duct work and concrete floors. It’s warm and full of texture and has a feeling of rich soft luxury.
B) It’s masculine without making women feel like they need to get in and “add a woman’s touch” to it…Not a sign of black leather/chrome to be seen, which is so refreshing. Jen Aniston could just move right in!
As you might have noticed, I’ve been re-vamping some things around the blog today. I am in the process of combining my website with the blog. It is after all, spring. What better time to do some cleaning even if it IS via the internet. That said, I just thought I’d give you a little taste of what I’m becoming more and more inspired to do to my bedroom.
I am absolutely LOVING the paneled headboard in the rustic leather…very sexy.
Thanks for putting up with the mess…I’ll have more soon!
As you know, I’ve been obsessing over my very large, but pathetically empty back yard for some time now and this past weekend, I had FINALLY had enough. I woke up Saturday morning with visions of going to the Farmer’s Market down town to have my pick of fresh veggies…namely jalapenos because, don’t ask me why, I woke up thinking about stuffing them with cream cheese and wrapping them in bacon…(I swear, I’m not pregnant, I just tend to wake up with odd food cravings). So, off to the market only to find that the only fresh veggies available were tomatoes, potatoes and onions….highly disappointing. So, on the way home, I stop by Lowes and pick up all of the gardening ingredients for my very own vegetable garden, including the following:
All the mixings for a fun spicy herb salad, if you ask me. So, I come home, spend quite literally, 4 hours digging out the grass (which is freakishly well rooted), carve out my garden space, dig in the ROCK HARD ground, mix in my newly acquired healthy soil/fertelizer, frame out the space with bricks and finally, plant my new little friends in their new home with visions of a bounty of fresh delicious greens in the future. After a well earned and much needed shower, we decided to head out for Sushi (my reward for a hard days work).
Have a super enjoyable evening and come home to find THIS:
Looks like my dreams of THIS may have to wait until little miss Cali grows up a bit
Or, we’re going to need some more preventative materials… Will try again next weekend!
Friday is here! I’m so excited for this weekend for no other reason really except that I’m just looking forward to spending time with the family. I find myself today filled with inspiration for the ever evolving style of my home. I’ve done a TON of color consultations lately, so color is at the for front of my mind and it seems I’m STILL obsessed with the color Turquoise, no matter how much I would love to do everything in all shades of white. I have to face facts, I’m just a colorful girl and there’s no changing that…yet. So in celebration of color, texture and great lines, here are some of my favorite finds this week:
Such a super cute vintage Chesterfield sofa from a really great company I just discovered called Custom Sofa Design, Inc.. They have a huge selection of styles that are really reasonably priced with a great fabric selection.
When my husband and I first looked at our house back when we were house hunting, we looked at this same floor plan down the street and were ready to put in an offer…in fact, we had the paper work all ready to submit when our agent suggest we look at this one as well because it wasn’t going to need as much work upon moving in. Same basic layout but there were some differences, specifically a separate shower/tub in the master that the first house did not have. This was HIGH on my priority list. We took a look and agreed, that while it wasn’t exactly to our tastes, we could move in right away without having to update too many things. Personalizing it to our specific tastes could come down the road at a later time. So having looked at both houses and having an image in my head as to how everything was going to be arranged, you can imagine my surprise when I realized that the first house had a corner fire place but as we moved into the house we decided upon, this one did NOT….huge disappointment to me, until I found these:
They hang on the wall and are gel fueled. I think they’re the perfect solution and they are extremely affordable. They’re also perfect for those who may be living in an apartment and want to add some extra ambiance to your space. I’m actually thinking of the round one for the master bathroom above the tub….cute, isn’t it? I think to make it a more authentic looking feature for our living room, we’re going to build out a really chunky wood fireplace surround for it…I’m thinking the black one for that space just because it’ll tie in really nicely with some of the more rustic elements of that room and it reminds me of my sister in law’s hearth room, which is my favorite room in her house…I’m off to Lowes in a few minutes to take a look at my options. My poor husband has no idea the project that awaits him when he gets home!