Showing posts with label Interior Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interior Design. Show all posts

a guest bedroom before and after



Good morning! 

While this guest bedroom is not 100% complete, I thought it would be fun to show some before and after photos of our guest bedroom re-do. 

Here are a few 'before' pictures. The previous owner had this room setup as a nursery/office area. The walls were a dark salmon color and there were many, many holes in the wall. All the white marks are where I had attempted to patch them before the paint job. 








This bedroom gets a lot of natural light so it was begging for some lighter walls to really utilize the light and make it feel less heavy. The main work of updating this room involved adding lots of fresh paint and changing out the window treatments. We chose a light blue/green for the walls and some large width blinds from Home Depot. Blinds are a great option for letting light in without losing all of your privacy. 

The current light fixture is a ceiling fan/light that I'm not really in love with. I'm on the hunt for a new fixture, but I haven't landed on one yet. We are also in the process of switching out the outlets because the previous owner painted those salmon pink also. Which, is highly annoying, so don't do that, FYI. 

Here are some after photos.








I picked these prints up at Target for $3 each. #targetdoesitagain





We purchased a new bed frame and a new bed for the room also. I think the mattress and box spring we had in there were the ones I used in college. They were in desperate need of an upgrade and I am still embarrassed I had my guests/family members sleeping on such an old and uncomfortable bed in the first place!

The side table is a fun antique I picked up a few years ago and the mini-dresser is from World Market. 

The coffee bean sack you see above the bed is one I picked up out of a bin at a farm and ranch store (for $1 a sack) in Montana a few years ago. I had plans to cover some chairs with the feed sack material, but I'm glad I just hung on to it. It adds a really neat vintage vibe and brings in some wood/natural fiber texture and tone to the room.













So despite needing a new light fixture, probably adding a wall mirror to the space above, fixing that mess in the cabinet, and some more touch up paint, this room is nearly finished. While I really don't like painting, it's amazing what a little change can do to a room. The paint I used was Lazy Days in Valspar from Lowe's. Also, let me know if you have any suggestions on a good light fixture for this room!

around our house lately



Here are a few photos of our new house so far. We moved into our home in November and I'm going on two months of painting at this point. So far I've painted two bathrooms (master and guest) and our master bedroom and done some touch-ups. These rooms were first on the list because they were painted a very dark grey or black. Our master bathroom gave me the heeby-jeebies after a while and I had to paint the dungeon vibe out of the place. 





This is a corner of our master bathroom above our tub. I'm in love with the light fixture we put in (find it at Lowes) and all the light this room gets. The print hanging on the wall is one of my new favorites. Find it here and support the ACLU with your purchase! Paint color is Bohemian Lace by Sherwin Williams.




I've been in the market for a Moroccan pouf for quite some time now. Our old ottoman was falling apart and we needed an upgrade. I was hesitant at first because it seems like a lot of online reviews mentioned a possible smell issue with these poufs. I couldn't be happier with our pouf (via Wayfair) and it's now one of my favorite things in our house.





My initial plan in this room was to paint the walls white (as you can see it's my go-to wall color these days). After a few weeks in the house, all I wanted to do was just put my books away and get things organized, so painting would have to wait. Slowly this dark color has grown on me so it might just stay this color for a while.




This is a scene from our entryway. I really love having the Amerian Flag hanging up there and am proud to show it off in our home.

vintage tapestries, Etsy style


vintage french tapestry - AtelierLaRueFound


So why, you might ask, are these old cross-stitch scenes showing up for my regularly scheduled Etsy Thursday blog post? Things you might have seen at your grandmother's house when you were little?

Well, exactly because you might have seen them at your grandmother's house.

What's old is new again!!! Who wants another print from Target when you can have something that's been around a while, can tell you a thing or two about life, or brings back warm memories of yesteryear? I personally love things with a little character and that might be a little rough around the edges. Etsy is a great place to shop for one of a-kind-pieces that can really add character to your space.



windmill tapestry - AtelierLaRueFound



vintage french country scene - TreasuredTapestries



charles wysocki tapestry - HeathersCollectibles

my Friday night lights

See below for direct links

If you happen to follow me on Pinterest, you'll notice that lately my pins have turned into a lighting fixtures greatest hits. I'll admit I'm a bit obsessed with light fixtures. I don't know how it happened or if I got bit by a strange spider one night, but now it's probably on the top of my list for every house we've lived in since 2010 (three houses ago).

Truth be told, I spend a lot of time looking at light fixtures. Today I thought I'd share some of my favorites and some tips and tricks for finding good deals.

1. Monticello Circular Iron Frame Chandelier, Shades of Light: Wooden beads on light fixtures are having a real moment. They are a great (and cheaper) option than crystals. The light fixtures end up weighing less and have a more bohemian vibe than the same piece decked out with crystals.

2. Capiz Honeycomb Chandelier, Serena and Lilly: Serena and Lilly have some really lovely and really unique light fixtures. My recommendation though is find something you like and then scour the internet for a cheaper version. Capiz is a unique material (a type of sea shell), but I always double check Amazon for similar styles at more reasonable prices.

3. Mobile Chandelier, West Elm: I have put this light fixture up over our breakfast nook table in two consecutive houses. I really, really love this light. It's modern, but cool enough to mix it up with your more traditional decor items. Highly recommend this one!

4. Dainolite 6 Light Chandelier, Overstock: I love the look of this Chandelier, but I would definitely shop around for a more reasonable price. It's a beauty though!

5. Pelle Chandelier, West Elm: Ever since I saw Happily Eva After put this light into her master bedroom, I've been peeking in on it on a regular basis. It's a modern (or Mod) design, but for the right room, it would look fabulous. This one is worth the price tag, in my opinion.

6. Bali Goldtone 22 light Chandelier, Overstock: Holy lights batman. This light fixture could probably light up a ballroom, much less a dining room. It's stunning, funky, and definitely a design statement. I would be cautious of the wattage you put into each of those 22 outlets though...

7. Chandelier with Wood Beads, Amazon: The next time you see this light, it will most likely be hanging in our master bedroom. I'm really digging the beads, the price point, and the overall look of this fixture. It's a little french countryside, a touch shabby chic, and a bit bohemian. Sign me up.

Here is a quick list of my favorite spots for finding fabulous fixtures:

West Elm
Overstock
Wayfair
Target
Amazon
Shades of Light
Home Depot
Lowes

And as always, shop the sales!

design for days



I just discovered Ave Styles and I'm already smitten. She's got enough design inspiration on her blog to keep me motivated at my house for the next year. Also, check out her light fixtures! You all know I'm a big fan of fun, fancy, and funky light fixtures.

Here are a few of her more beautiful shots (click the picture to go to the source page). Let me tell you, it was hard to winnow them down...