Tuesday, April 25, 2017

~a rustic modern home tour~

I came across this home tour while searching or rustic modern home ideas.
I think it shows the perfect blend of a refined clean space while still being a bit funky.

It really looks as if each piece was carefully picked and it comes together in such a cohesive way.
I am loving the mix of wood tones paired with clean linens and wools with touches of black.

My kind of house!


Monday, April 24, 2017

~The Restoration Hardware look for less~

These items aren't just on sale, they are on super sale, and they are also very similar to items sold at Restoration hardware at a fraction of the price.
Check out this chair. It retails for $389.00 and is on sale for under $88.00!

How about a tufted sofa for under $1200.00?

This large wood mirror is right around $50.00.

How about this console table? You won't believe the price!

This lamp is very versatile. Could be used in a bedroom or office or even family room.

Giant framed chalkboard, seriously huge!

And finally, how about this great big tufted ottoman/coffee table?


Friday, April 21, 2017

~mothers day gift ideas~

It's almost Mothers Day, and being a mom myself, I know how much this holiday touches hearts.
If you are looking for some gift ideas, I have compiled some of my favorites for you. 

1~ Minted is a great place to buy custom art. Whether it be having a piece of your childs artwork framed, a collage made, personalized photo gifts are a very reasonable gift idea starting at $24.00.
Looking for something a little different? Minted also has cocktail napkin sets

2~ I love anything personalized, and this etsy seller has some great items. I especially like these engraved coordinates necklaces.

3~ This recipe box is too cute, and Kate Spade under $30.00?! Crazy good!

4~ Serve up refreshing Moscow Mules or lemonade in these copper mugs. 

5~ This might seem weird, but I have had an air plant for a long time now and I want another one. They are so cool, and surprisingly easy to keep alive.

and finally, number 6~ 
I think this is the coolest way to keep a recipe alive! Turn your treasured recipe from Mom, Grandma, or anyone into a family keepsake into a kitchen towel.

What is on your wish list this year. Even better, what are you gifting?


Thursday, April 20, 2017

~One Room Challenge week 3~

Week 3 of the ORC!

Today is all about the new goodies that are going into the room.

I bought this chandelier but am still unsure if I will leave it as is, or paint it black, or maybe white, or maybe a darker wood tone.
Or, maybe it won't look good at all and I'll be scrambling at the last minute to find something else.
I got this photo enlarged in a huge size 55x39.
I had trouble finding a company that would print that big, but then I came across MegaPrint and all my dreams came true.  The price for this size was around $100, which I say is a steal for this big. I was even able to call the company and describe the look I was after and discuss different options for the material to use. It should arrive in about a week and then off to the framers where they will mount it to a backer board, and put it in my frame for me. That takes another week, so it will be cutting it close for sure!
I found a super inexpensive frame that I am hoping doesn't look super inexpensive when all is said and done. It's the Bjorksta, and yes, I bet you guessed it's from Ikea.

I should just call this my Ikea room, because the majority of it is from there.
The other part from All Modern, with bits and pieces of TJ Maxx and thrift
 shop thrown in.

I am working on putting in new baseboard trim right now. Would you believe that we've lived for 10 years with that room only having baseboard trim on half the room?

I am also working on sanding down some of the water stains on the cedar in the skylights.

Not much to show but lots to do! 
Week four promises to be a bit more exciting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

~new decking and railing~

We have scheduled for July 5th the start of another big project. 
We are ripping out all our decking, the railing, and stairs and replacing with all new.
Currently we have a wood deck with wood railing and it is failing badly.
It might look ok in this picture, but looks can be deceiving!

We are going with a more modern look with concrete as the deck flooring& stairs and this railing all around.

I am so excited for this, not only for the sturdiness of it, but for the wearability and durability.
Hopefully it will last us for many many years!


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