August 21, 2012

Let's Go Up to the Bedroom...

I have been getting requests for some time to sneak a peek at our bedroom.  See my bedroom?  But I hardly know you!

What the heck - welcome to our safe haven.  A 100% dog free and 99% baby free sanctuary.

The prints above the bed are from ($3.49 each - whoop) and framed in an Ikea frame ($14.99 each).  And the bed frame is from Ikea as well (see a pattern) and I have owned it for close to 3 thousand years.

Here is another side of the room - featuring an art project of paint chips (thanks to an idea from YoungHouseLove). 

Well, what do you thing of our little slice of heaven?  Anyone else secretly working on a dining room redo?  Anyone getting really angry with the dining chairs they are re upholstering?

August 14, 2012

Family Bathroom - A Completed Tale

 When we last showed you what our family bathroom reno looked like (back in March), this is the visual we left you with

There was no drywall, toilet or sink.  And I was 9 months pregnant.  Although it was definitely some progress (sweet sweet progress), it wasn't exactly the show piece I envisioned.  Then things got crazy, thanks to this kid

Well, I am pleased, nope, AMAZED to announce that our upper family bathroom reno is now....*drumroll*..... donesville!  We buckled down, and thanks to some well placed naps on Haely's part, we were able to accomplish everything we wanted to on the project.  Now, my bathroom looks like this

That is a photos of our vanity (which I got for free and repainted/replaced the knobs here), complete with new sink and faucet (which I blabbed about here).  And after 2 years without even having a sink upstairs, let me tell you, it is really nice to brush your teeth so close to your bed.

Here is a photo of the tiled shower stall (which you saw mostly done here)

Close up of the counter corner

And the print I purchased from's photo gallery ($2.99 - yes please!)

Here is a view of the back wall, complete with Hubby's amazing trim work (man, that guy can trim a window)

And finally the stunning pendents that I am slightly (fairly) obsessed with 

Hubby and I are so pleased with the finally product!  It always amazes me what we can accomplish with a little mula and a lot of sweat equity (and a little bad language). 

Because I am a ridiculous person, I am already working on a small (hah) dining room update, which I will share soon.  In the meantime, tell me what you think of the bathroom reno!  Have we inspired anyone to bash out some ugly sponge-painted tiles?  I'm not joking.  They were actually sponge-painted.  Ick.

August 7, 2012

Oh, Hello There!

Why, hello there!  It has obviously been way too long since our last post (having a baby - kind of a full time job!)
This just in: Pears are delicious

This past long weekend, Hubby let me stop at an antique mall that we pass every time we go up island but never stop at.  It was a-mas-ing!  I can't believe we haven't been there before.  Not only was it huge, but well priced to.  Here are some fabulous chairs that I couldn't stop petting.

And I love me some pretty cups and saucers - this store had litterly 100's of singles.  I was tempted to get a ton of unmatching ones, since I think that would be so charming for an outdoor tea party.  Must start having outdoor tea parties, though.

They also had thousands of old magazine advertisements.  I went googoo gaga for them.  I was super over whelmed by all the selection and didn't know where to even start.  There were car ads, motor oil, movies, liquor, fruit and vegetable ads, and sooo much more.  I thought I would focus on liquor ads.  Here is my $13 worth of ads.

Here is a Hunter Whiskey ad from 1948.  Equstrian chic, anyone? 

But my favorite has to be this SouthernComfort ad from 1957.  It is so badass, it makes me want to pour myself a glass right now.  Hmm, not a bad idea...

Are you obsessed with 1950's liquor advertisements also? Did your spouse make fun of you as you skipped back to the truck with a stupid grin on your face?  No?