Monday, January 30, 2012

Around my House This Weekend

Enjoying some lovely flowers I brought home after a shoot.

Anemones are one of my favorite flowers.

Finally got some nice pics of the house in the daytime.

Moved my antique lamps in here until they get their proper home in the living room.

The office is coming along nicely.

I bought this canvas to make a painting for above the pink dresser. This big white blank space is kind of intimidating...

My chair is quite at home in here.

How was your weekend? Do anything productive?


Friday, January 27, 2012

Quick Change Friday: Gun Art

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I got burned out on projects after the holidays and I've been working on something non-decor related. More on that later.

In other news, I finally framed the gun art I made forever ago. Yay!

I still love it!

My art wall is filling up slowly but surely.

I hate this rug in here...

And the coffee table...

But I must wait for the perfect thing (at the perfect price) to come along. Patience grasshopper.

My scarf pillows are in here now.

They so purty.

I'm teaching myself how to paint with water colors.

It's going ok...

Let's look at some other things with guns in them! Cuz they're edgy and stuff!

Made with flowers, love that.

I still get the warm fuzzies for these chairs featured in Bailey's chicago home in Rue.

What have you been working on lately?

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Does This Have Potential?

Some of you regular readers may know I have been struggling to find the right coffee table for my living room. In a perfect world I would have a marble top with a pedestal base. But since it's not a perfect world I have been looking at other options.

I found this on the craig the other day. Not sure if the measurements are right. But, do you think it has potential?

Yay or nay? What say you?


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our Spare Bathroom Reno

Over the break we started a demo on our hall bath. After our master bath reno it's the only bathroom we have left to do. We did all the demo ourselves in the master bath of course but left the rest up to the professionals. Since this is a much smaller and easier job we are taking on this whole project ourselves!

This was the spare bath when we moved in. Yikes!

And this is what it looks like now. You can't see in this picture but there are fur-downs running all the way from over the sink down the wall and over the whole tub area. Those babies are coming out. I think they look so dated.

So far we have managed to get all the tile, the tub, and raise the ceiling over the tub. Success! I'm glad we did this for obvious reasons but we also found that the tile had not been installed properly when the house was built. It was mounted on drywall instead of moisture proof cement board and was starting to rot. The shower wall on your right also backs up to behind our stove in the kitchen and there's a huge hole there! 

Our next step is to buy a tub this weekend. Once that is installed we can put up the cement board and frame out the walls.

Of course I'm already thinking about design!

I've been in love with this art deco stencil ever since I saw it and I want to do it in this bathroom. It's a smaller bathroom so I think a shot of pattern could be nice.

Since it's a busier pattern I want to think about the colors and what I will do for a shower curtain.

This bathroom is obviously gorgeous but I thought it was interesting that they did a roman shade in the exact same color and pattern. It's an idea to make it blend in, almost like another wall, instead of cutting off the pattern on the far end of our bathroom. I could stencil the color on some fabric and voila!

A perfect deco example. I LOVE the color scheme in here and the little touch of boho with the boxes. Just my style.

I'm sure most of us have seen this amazing custom shower curtain. It's awesome. My husband wants the shower to be nice and steamy and almost cave like. I think this is the perfect solution and it's pretty! Yay for compromising! (though not really because this is awesome)

If I don't stencil the curtain maybe something with a band or accent along the bottom.

Perfect example of mixing patterned walls with a clean look curtain in Kate Spade's bath.

I rather like the look of two shower curtains flanking the bath. Almost like a window,

This casually hung curtain is rather lovely but I'm not sure it will work for my design.

Did you start any big projects over the break?


Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Hello Lovers and welcome to 2012! I'm back to work today after a nice long break. I had such a great time with friends and family, I'm sad that its over!

I got some great stuff this year that I'm excited to show you! Some is from antique shopping, others were gifts.

I scored these great lamps at an antique store for only $38 each!

I just love the teak bases.

And the shade looks so pretty when they're lit.

A cute vintage clutch that accompanied me on New Year's.

A beautiful crystal bowl. I love the star pattern!

My husband gave the awesome Ikea mirror I've been wanting. I can't believe he found it, these are never in stock!

Two great books I can't wait to dive in to.

Some beautiful glass knobs for the bathroom. I need to get more so I can have the whole set!

What did you score over the break?