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Monday
Jan162012

Cha cha cha changes!: Master Bedroom

Sooooooo, we made some changes to the bedroom. When we build the bed, we placed it on the far side of the master bedroom - in front of a window. We were always "eh" about it, but it made the most sense because of where the cable is hooked up. Then Mr. Orlando questioned it, and while I was defending my decision, I realized I was talking fluff. Here is what it's looked like for the past six months:

build a bed

Meh at best. To give you an idea of what's going on, on the other side of the room:

diy bedframe

So with the new year, we went for a new look. A little more interest, color pops, and smiles.

mantel design

We kept the moose in his home (check out a nifty tip on how we hung him!), and added some more art and curiosities. 

vintage school map, timothy oulton

Things changed by the bathroom hallway a lot! We moved our Timothy Oulton chest console and put a real vintage school map above it. We really love it over here now.

stencil wall, timothy oulton

If you take a few steps back, the couch and coffee table are pretty much in the same spot they were before. It just works. 

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The window that was covered up by the bed, is now free to let even more light in! So much better!

chevron lampshade, danish lamp

The chest across the room got a new lamp and shade, and I moved the succulants closer to the natural light. 

brass chandy

The bed was moved to where our old bed use to be when we first moved in. It looks a bit wonky because we still have a queen mattress on the king frame. Shame on us. We resolve to get the king mattress in the next few months. I was able to find our old duvet cover from dwell again, right after I purchased one from Orla Kiely. Oh well!

peace plate

We added some light to that dark corner. 'Sup classy brass?

make a house a home

Joey got me this super cute peace plate for Christmas. I wouldn't dare eat off of it. Hello new home for air plant. 

making a house a home, bedroom decor

So that's where we are with our master bedroom. It feels more lived in and less sterile than before. I love what a little color has done! Have you ever had that happen to you? Just add a little color, and the whole feeling of the room changes?

 

 

Thursday
Nov102011

Grab some tea, it's eye candy overload time!

Happy happy! We seem to be in a chipper mood this week. Maybe it has something to do with the kitchen being so-close-to-done. Maybe it's because I have a birthday weekend coming up! I wanted to share some happy images that have been inspiring us in our home. Let's do this!

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We tend to lean more towards neutrals in our home. I love the idea of single pops of color in a room. Something you can swap in and out easily. Maybe we will give it a go. For now  drooling over these photos will do me good. 

Wednesday
Nov022011

Goals are meant to be broken. Right?

Happy Wednesday Friends! Hope you had a chance to check out The Holiday Guide by Emily Henderson yesterday! On October 5th we set out to reoganize our lives and comit to a to-do list (while sharing a bunch of free downloadables!) Today we are on day 28, and I have to be honest, plans changed, projects were added, and there is no way to knock this list out (the countertops just got here yesterday!)

So here is the origional list in it's current state:

The to-do list over the next thirty days looks a little something like this:

1.) Finish the kitchen cabinets (oil polyurethane yellowed, now we need to redo with water based. we were warned).

2.) Finish the curtains in the guest room; I reordered the fabric! Should be here soon! + Finish styling

3.) Greywash fireplace in bedroom

4.) Greywash heater covers in bedroom

5.) *Bonus* Greywash whole closet in master bedroom.

6.) Patch water leak in dining room + paint entire dining room

7.) Patch water leak in foyer + paint entire foyer ceiling

8.) Paint/Stencil downstairs guestroom

9.) Patch wall in downstairs bathroom

10.) Move couch to Joey's office; two flights of stairs...ugh!

11.) Buy new dishwasher and have it installed

12.) Buy five (yes five!) fans and install

13.) Install backsplash in kitchen

14.) Install counters in kitchen

15.) Purge my closet, big time - Hello Goodwill!

16.) Install light outside we bought two years ago - I know, I know...

17.) Hang pillars in bedroom + finish that window wall

Not so hot. 3.5 items off a 17 item list. However, we did knock out a few projects not on the list. Like painting the kitchen door red, and refashioning a light we have yet to tell you about!

So item #17 made the bed wall of the master a little more complete. For your viewing pleasure:

We painted the bases  Joey made, and put them right back where they belong. Our room has been a bit of a problem. See it's really big and long. And trust, I love a big bedroom. However the TV cable is alllll the way across the room so putting the bed where it is, only makes sense. So we were going to do this whole curtain-across-the-wall-thing, but now we may switch it up. We'll see.

In the next seven days I vow to complete #15, and am ditching #3, #4, and #5 for now.See why the closet needs some time:

So the new list looks something like this:

1.) Finish the kitchen cabinets (oil polyurethane yellowed, now we need to redo with water based. we were warned).

2.) Finish the curtains in the guest room; I reordered the fabric! Should be here soon! + Finish styling

3.) *NEW* Paint Dining Room

4.) *NEW* Install kitchen cabinets

5.) *NEW* Style downstairs guest room

6.) Patch water leak in dining room

7.) Patch water leak in foyer + paint entire foyer ceiling

8.) Paint/Stencil downstairs guestroom

9.) Patch wall in downstairs bathroom

10.) Move couch to Joey's office; two flights of stairs...ugh!

11.) Buy new dishwasher and have it installed

12.) Buy five (yes five!) fans and install

13.) Install backsplash in kitchen

14.) Buy + Install counters in kitchen

15.) Purge my closet, big time - Hello Goodwill!

16.) Install light outside we bought two years ago - I know, I know...

17.) Hang pillars in bedroom + finish that window wall

18.) Paint Kitchen door red

19.) Refresh light over sink

So now it's more like 5.5 of 19 items are done and to be realistic, I think we should add another 30-60 days simply because we need a dishwasher to be delivered and still need to agree on paint colors, and some other things. If you have read our blog for any amount of time, you know decisions can take a long time with us.

Do you switch your plans mid project? Ever think you finished a room only to change your mind - and your room all over again right after?