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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

measure twice, cut once…

or if you’re like me, measure multiple times, get really excited and mess it up anyway!!  i finally got around to ordering my rod, brass holders & fabric for my new dining/work space…

unfortunately when the box arrived it look a little short…about 30” short…ugh!!!

i wish i could blame someone else but i can’t…i haven’t brought myself to order a new one

here’s the look i’m going for…

Lucite Drapery Rod Brass Standoffs Lucite Drapery RIngs

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

february??

was there not a january this year??  i think i missed it…way too busy went way too fast…

the hubby and i have been talking about a big reno of our master bath…eek!   scary and exciting at the same time…our bathroom is gross, like college dorm community shower gross…tiles are literally falling of the walls…

i have been dreaming of a new bathroom for years so i’m really excited to biting this bullet…the super scary part…we’re doing the work ourselves…paint and even tile doesn’t necessarily intimidate me but with this we’re wanting to expand the shower and make the L-shaped vanity into one long one against the wall…

this will entail moving pipes, electrical, walls…if i’m lucky in two years i’ll have some after photos

of course now my love/hate of designing the bathroom will start…i love picking out all the details but i hate to have to commit…

shelves are on the top of my “must have” list…

 Master Bath remodel details: Carrara Marble, Paint Color – SW 7661 Reflection.

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a frameless shower door is another “must have”…

The New Bathroom: 5 Top Trends: Frameless Showers Move over shower curtains and traditional shower doors: frameless showers are taking over. Once only for the most modern and high end of bathrooms, these sleek features are increasingly commonplace in remodeled masters, no matter what the style or decor.

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perhaps a seat,  but that might be too cold on the tush…

Great Idea for a shower re-do if you have gold framed showers with outdated fixtures and tiles.  This is luxurious!

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and lastly, two shower heads…

Bouldin Creek Residence by Silverthorn Contracting and Design along with Restructure Studio

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basically i want it to have a lot of ooey gooey goodness…

Cottage-y bathroom design

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Gray + Gold

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The Doctor's Closet Home Tour photographed by Tracey Ayton A to-die-for master bathroom

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Friday, January 16, 2015

slow motion…

i wish i could say i hit 2015 at full speed, but honestly the first few weeks of the new year i have felt like i’m still moving at vacation speed…

this is always the time of year where i walk around my home and think, “what can i change today”? 

the first change has been the loveseat has moved out…

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and these girls have moved in…

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i found both at estate sales and never really figured out where to put them…i’m not planning on painting them but would like to shine them up…not sure what to use…obviously some upholstery is in order…

haven’t decided if i’ll leave the back cushion on this one or not…

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i’m also wanting to reupholster my wing backs…so this all leads to what fabric to use…i can pick fabrics for others with no commitment issues whatsoever, another story when it comes to myself…i have so many of “i love this…oh, i love this!”…unfortunately none of the “i love’s” actually coordinate…this may be a long process…

so that has been the goings on in 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

we’re going to have the hap, hap, happiest christmas…

“And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse”-Christmas Vacation

i got an advent calendar this year…the first we’ve ever done…i tried to fill it with things we could do together, emphasizing on “free” things we could do together…it’s really hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time so i wanted to focus on together time…

of course some things were met with good ol’ fashioned christmas bitching and moaning, like “smile at everyone you see today” & “donate 3 toys to charity”…yeah, that went over real well…

but others have been a lot fun and the kids really got into…

005 some of the things we’ve done…

1. paper chains (i love a good paper chain)

2.  paper snowflakes

3.  make wrapping paper (big hit with the 5 year old!)

4.  drink hot chocolate

5.  roast marshmallows

6.  help mom make dinner (everyone gets a turn)

7.  breakfast for dinner

8.  watch a christmas movie

9.  read a christmas story

10.  go out for ice cream

etc,. etc…

what are your advent hits and misses??

Monday, December 15, 2014

1000 ways to dye…

my beloved green couch has seen better days…she’s looking dull and drab from sun & washing…i want to pimp her color but still want to have a green…

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i’m very nervous to pull the trigger so i went digging on RIT’s website to find more info about custom colors…i usually buy the dye at joann’s or micheal’s so when i clicked on the shop now link  i hit gold!

like a kid in a candy store i tell you…did you know that they have Pantone colors??  or at least the formulas to make the colors…emerald was a perfect match for my couch (even better than the original)

here’s a sampling of the past few years of Pantone Colors of the Year…

 

Pantone

Marsala |Radiant Orchid|Emerald|Tangerine Tango|Honeysuckle

of course there are SO many other colors to choose from…including archive colors   

the possibilities are literally endless…

Friday, December 12, 2014

christmas came early…

i was a little discouraged when i received an email saying my wallpaper was back ordered until december 18th!!

BUT, i must be on the nice list this year because last week it arrived…yippee…

i barely had it in the door before i called my paper hanger…

what started like this…

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is now this…

ta da…

F.Schumacher Birds & Butterflies 

F.Schumacher Birds & Butterflies

i absolutely love it…