New Door!

Howdy Friends!!

I’m so excited that I just couldn’t wait for the “final” to show you my new beautiful door!  This bathroom has been a sore subject with me the last few years.  I just can’t decide what to do with her.  Here’s the problem – She’s really not that bad, but the layout is kinda weird, so to do the easy fixes wouldn’t really solve the problems I have with her.  Ugh!  What to do?!  The one thing I knew was a MUST was changing out the door.

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So, I don’t think the lights are on, but it’s super sunny outside and it feels dark in here.  Always.  I went to the big guys first, Lowes and Home Depot, and they didn’t have exactly what I was looking for.  And I love Lowes (so no knock here) but the price was kinda steep for 2nd best.  I ended up going on-line, pricing out tons of doors and getting referred to Jose over at Stock N Building Lumber.  He was a big help and we picked out the perfect door!  AND the price wasn’t too bad… higher than others but when you’re getting what you want, isn’t it worth it?!  It’s a door, for gosh sakes, you’re not gonna change that anytime soon!

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Yes, I need to paint the door – She’s so naked!!  But I’m loving the light and the shade inside the door is CCCCOOOOOOLLLL!!  The bathroom still has tons of issues (avert your eyes from the half-light switch), but at least one thing has been righted.  For now, the compulsive remodeler in me is quieted… we’ll see how long that lasts!

I got the bells

I’m really feeling bell details in decor right now!  Look how creative this bell installation is.  There is just something so cool about it… modern, but calling on the past.  Loves!

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So, I’m thinking that I’m going to channel my bell obsession right not into my Restore find.  Here’s the eye candy I’ve been using as inspiration.

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I’m having a girlie moment…wait for it…”OMG!  Those teensie bells are just sooooo cute!”

I realize my little fixture is not a lantern, not bamboo and not even square, but there’s some neat fish-scale details there that I think channel an Asian flair.  And I gotta worth with what I got, right?!

Am I on my own here or are you having the bells today too?

By the way, these super purdy lights ain’t cheap and my little masterpiece is currently clocking in at $7!  Hope you like her too… should be done in a day or two.

Trolling the Restore Store

I don’t know if you’ve heard of this store, but I had read a few diy’ers mention it as their go to for scores and then (as luck would have it) I saw one opening in my neighborhood!  Finally, I’ve had a chance to check it out and yes, it is pretty cool. There is junk, there is treasure and there is fun stuff to just imagine fixed up!  Here are some of my fav’s….

There were a pair of these for $15 buckeroos each!
There were a pair of these for $15 buckeroos each!
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Great for the porch or patio – $40 bucks a pair!
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Really liked both of these. The foot rest, $30, has fabulous chrome legs and would be easy to recover and the the side table, $35, just needs a glass piece – so Mad Men looking!
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This diamond in the rough was only a few bucks!

The last little gem is the piece I took home with me.  She’s currently getting a facelift and should look oh, so cute in the hallway as a lantern.

Happy Hunting!

Feelin’ lazy today…

Just wanted to show you where I’ll be cuddled up reading a book today.  Sigh… I wish!!

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Anthropology has the coolest stuff ever and one day I will make one of these (’cause the 4k price tag ain’t cheap)!!  I adore their sense of whimsy and the awesome prints.  Their style is a little too boho for me, but it definitely inspires!

Take it easy today =)

Colorful Photo Gallery Wall

Is it May already!?  This year is flying by and it is my mission to get some projects done around the house!  I’m still in the process of recovering our entire sofa – hopefully I can post some photos next week… or let’s be real, the week after =)

In the meantime, while pulling my hair out on the sewing machine, I was able to get these pictures up.  When there was only one kid in the mix, I had black frames put up of all his fun photo sessions.  Now that there are 3 munchkins, I had to either get rid of the sweetest pics ever or just add more ahhh’s to this side of the house.  Proud mama side won that debate over pretty quickly!  Since we’ve got twins that are identical I knew I wanted to have each boy have their own color theme.  I first rounded up a bunch of frames in varying sizes from wherever I could get ’em cheap.  I had several at home already so that was good, got a few at Ikea (of course) and the rest at Homegoods or places like that.

DSCN1148Then I grabbed some spray paint – charcoal and med. gray.  Half of the frames came out ok, but most had some bubbles, even after I sandpapered them a bit.  Grrr!!  Not only did I waste time, but now half my frames looked yucky!  That’s when I got the idea to use washi tape to wrap them.  It covered the bubbles/yucky parts well, is super colorful and not too expensive.  I got all the tapes from vendors on etsy.com.

DSCN1149You can see I have lots of tape!  I got a ton of patterns, but kept the color the same for each boy.  It wasn’t hard to wrap the frames, just time consuming especially if you want to try and line up the patterns.

Here’s what I ended up with!

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Just the side wall…

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I know the pictures are dark and poorly taken (I’m no photographer!) but I think it’s super cute!  I love the color in this breakfast nook that only our family uses.  And the best thing, is that I hung them using Command strips so if there is ever a new addition, I can either mix all the colors up or add to it, or get rid of it altogether!!  Happy Times!