I know, I know. You are thinking "Where is your powder room reveal???" It's coming, I promise. I got to a part that I need the hubs help on and between my trip and his work schedule we just haven't gotten to it.Read More
Bonjour mes amies! I meant to write this last week but couldn't seem to find the time. I am in Europe with my daughter, mom, sister and niece until July 4th. Our first stop was 2 days in Paris. My niece has never been so we decided to come for a couple of days. The main trip, though, is to the UK/Ireland. My daughter is a bit obsessed with all things British so we ended up going on a girls trip. For those who love travel, I will be posting pics on my Instagram! For now, enjoy our kick butt view from our hotel (and my beautiful daughter). I have my first commercial design consult on the 7th but after that, I will be back to blog about the powder room remodel!!
It's Hump Day! Ya-ey-yay!
Today I'm doing a post that's going to pretty much all over the place because I have so much going on in my life. So many new and exciting things. And it will probably be really, really long.Read More
I have a confession: I love bathrooms. Ever since I was a little girl I've always been fascinated by bathroom design. My mom and grandmother constantly tell stories that focus on me being in a restaurant and immediately having to get up to go to the restroom. That wouldn't be much of a story except that when I came back to the table, I would always comment on the way the restroom was decorated. If we went to a new place, you can bet I scoped out the bathroom. Now fast forward a few decades and my daughter does the same thing. The exact.same.thing. I guess I've passed on the torch to the next generation.Read More
Wow. That's all I can say about the crazy amount of rain we have received in the Austin area in the last few weeks. Downtown Austin was even under water at certain points. Yesterday we had 3, yes 3, different tornado warnings in our small town. Luckily, nothing came from them but wow. Just wow.
Another thing that has been happening the last few weeks is the completion of the dining room. I started the remodel years ago, but just did a little here and there over the years. How did it look when we bought it?Read More
As y'all know, I've been working on wrapping the dining room. One of the things I really wanted to do was build a new dining room table. Unfortunately, after hurting my toe, that went by the wayside. Will I build a table? Maybe. Truth be told, I'm really digging my temporary fix and may just leave it. So what was the temporary fix? Faux wood grain!Read More
A funny thing happened last December. I was this close to finishing my dining room and bam! I changed directions and started working on the kitchen. I had a good reason. The island is between the kitchen and dining room and until it was finished, the whole space was undone. So, I switched gears and knocked out my kitchen. After all the dust settled, I decided it was time to finally finish the dining room. Since there were a few steps in this process, I decided to break it up into segments (so I don't overload you). One of those steps was new seating.Read More
Ahhhhh wallpaper. For the last few years it's been threatening to make a comeback (again). Seen in design firms and high-end homes for years, wallpaper is making its way into the mainstream design world. With great designs and easy-to-remove options wallpaper is a win for everyone. As for me, I've taken the wallpaper plunge before and now that I am working on my powder bath, I've spent countless hours looking for the perfect paper. Along the way, I have found wallpapers that absolutely made a room. I saw hundreds of papers in all colors, shapes and style and am sharing my top 13 times wallpaper killed it.Read More
I'm so excited! Today is the day that hundreds of bloggers reveal their rooms for the One Room Challenge. Over the last 6 weeks, we have all been working hard to transform one room into an amazing space.Read More
I am a huge fan of wainscoting. Heck, who am I kidding - I am a huge fan of all trim. Trim is a quick and easy way to add instant character to any home. I took to Pinterest searching for unique and interesting wainscoting ideas and am sharing my top 16 with you!Read More
Guess what? It's week 5 of the One Room Challenge!!!! If you aren't familiar with the challenge, Calling It Home hosts a 6 week challenge where bloggers and designers redo one room (You can check out more here). When I decided to participate I thought, man 6 weeks to do one room (I chose my office) that's nothing. I can probably wrap that one in a couple of weeks. I was wrong. Truthfully the injury had everything to do with the delays but still!Read More
Do you have a niche in your home that you aren't quite sure what to do with? If you are like me, I've tried for years to find a good use for the space - I've even covered it up but then thought it was a waste of good storage space. Read on to see how an article from Sawdust 2 Stitches sparked an idea that finally led me to covering the niche, but in a way that allowed me to keep the storage.Read More