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Zoe’s Toddler Room

18 Mar

So since Zoe has been getting more and more active and creative, I decided to update her room to make it more fun and toddler friendly.

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My favorite addition to the space is the playhouse canopy from Land of Nod. Zoe is obsessed and it’s now our favorite spot to cozy up and read a good book.

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Peekaboo!

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You might notice I switched out the rug, FYI cotton rugs with kids are a nightmare to clean.
This one is a little on the rough side and it came a little damaged, so I ended up getting an incredible deal on it thanks to Overstocks amazing customer service. So I’m keeping it for now because I love the print. I plan to get a larger sheepskin to go over it instead of the two small ones since Zoe loves anything and everything soft and furry.

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To free up some more space we moved the crib to the other side where the dresser/changing table used to be. And since we still weren’t ready to give up the changing pad we moved it to the ikea bookcase.

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I also made a couple changes to the gallery wall. The owl print is by Kelli Murray, her work is amazing.

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Amazing custom portrait of all my babies by Weekday Best

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I’m still so in love with this glider, and of course the cuddles that come with it.

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With Zoe’s book collection growing daily I needed a better storage solution. I’ve always loved the Ikea ledge book walls and now she has her very own!

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I had so much fun rearranging and decorating her room and I’m so happy my little client loves it too!

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zoe’s chalkboard table

24 Feb

So I’ve been really bad about blogging…
but heres a little project I did over the weekend.

I picked up the Latt table and chairs from Ikea, seriously it’s $20… you can’t beat that.

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Cute but pretty boring.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest I decided to turn it into a chalkboard table. Here’s what I used.

Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Rustoleum Lacquer Spray paint in white
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Gold
Triangle Stencil found at Michaels

I was originally going to use gold spray paint but I found the craft paint was easier to work with since I wouldn’t have to mask much. Love Martha Stewart gold! I could use this everywhere.

The possibilities are endless with this set, it’s so inexpensive that you can really make it completely custom for your little one.

BTW the table & chairs are majority bare wood so you’ll need to sand and prime.

Anyway, after about a week of working on it during nap times I ended up with this.

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If I could dip everything in gold I think I would.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with how it turned out.

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The busy (zo)bee working on her latest masterpiece : )

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the kitchen reveal

16 Aug

Hello World!

I’m finally sitting down to blog! Oh my, stop the press!

For good reason too, I wanted to finally share with you our updated kitchen.

First a trip down memory lane…

Really old kitchen

2007 – what our kitchen looked like when we first moved in…ummm yeah and this is even after we painted the cabinets. It worked though, we were young and had a lot of parties here.

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2009 remodel – we pushed out the house to enlarge the kitchen and add a breakfast nook. Loved my kitchen but definitely had some regrets later on about the granite and not going with white cabinets.

2013 – the husband gave the go ahead to paint the cabinets. Yippee!

And here’s the final result!!

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We decided to take off four of the cabinet doors hoping it would open the space up more, I really love how it turned out!

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Also switched out all the hardware, this process drove me nuts I probably ordered about 20 different pulls because I so wanted cup pulls but in the end our cabinets have so much detail that a simple sleek pull complimented them so much better. The knobs were easy, I knew I wanted crystal and found some great ones at House of Antique Hardware. The pulls are from School House Electric

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The cabinet color is Benjamin Moore’s Simply White and the wall color is Revere Pewter 50% formula, one of my all time fave colors!

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I can never pass up a good throw pillow, love that I now have some in my kitchen!

pillow sources are: spotted black & white, pink geometric clearance bin at West Elm, Ikea stockholm pillow, gold polka dot, pink Ikat

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The ever so popular hicks pendant, I’m sorry I will never grow tired of this light. Its just gorgeous. That is all.

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I’m loving our bench, not only does it free up so much space in our tiny nook but meals have become so much more intimate and cozy.  My favorite is breakfast with my Zo and the morning sun beaming through.

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Just picked up this little cart for our smoothie station.

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We gave Zoe her own little drawer and she just loves sitting in it. Ha! I hope it doesn’t break.

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Very VERY special thanks to my amazing husband for all his hard work on this project and for putting up with all my indecisiveness.

I love you.

the kitchen backsplash

19 Jan

Wow! Sorry for the very long Holiday break. We’ve been so busy over here with getting Christmas done, finishing up the backsplash, and taking a long over due vacation.

We spent 10 amazing days in Kauai with the whole fam and loved every minute of it.

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I also finally took some photos of the completed backsplash. Which I’m still drooling over…

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At the last minute I decided to go with the Antique White grout and I’m so glad I did. I really like how it pulls out the lighter color in the granite.

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Don’t you just love how the light reflects off the tile.

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Woo! So now that that’s done we move onto the next big project….

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the guest bathroom!

I’m so excited to get started, I can’t even contain myself. Unfortunately with the play offs in my way, I might just have to wait until after the Super Bowl.

or butter up the husband with some extra foot massages.

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Have a great rest of the week!

the bookcase reveal

9 Dec

Yep! That’s right! We finished the bookcase, you know the one I scored for $60 off craigslist.

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it was pretty ugly but I saw past that and really liked the “parsons” feel it was giving off. It’s also extremely sturdy and quite heavy, which is great because I can’t stand flimsy particle board furniture.

So with a little paint love from the husband and a little decorating from me, I’m now pretty much obsessed with this baby.

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I love that I finally have a place to display some of my books and knick knacks. I picked up this white frame from Home Goods recently and I filled my ikat bowl from Anthropologie with seashells we collected in Costa Rica on our honeymoon.

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Drink time!

I picked up this decanter for my husband for all his hard work, he loves a good glass of scotch once in awhile.

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and of course you can’t have a manly drink of scotch without a sparkly gold glass to hold it in.

Adore.

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You might remember from the previous post that I had planned to add a dark gray back and possibly some O’verlays to the sides. But for now I’m actually really loving the airiness of it, I like that you can view the pieces from any angle. Oh and if you’re wondering what color we painted it, because you know white can be pretty tricky. We decided to go with our trim color that we used throughout the house, which is an old formula called C2 L2 by Benjamin Moore. I love this white.

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Finally I have a place to display our wedding album and even my wedding shoes. I also ordered an acrylic display box to showcase them even more.

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the view from our hallway mirror. love.

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I just love this mercury glass decanter, another great piece I picked up at Home Goods.

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I still plan to add some artwork to the top of it, as well as some bright turquoise foo dogs for a pop of color.

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Hope you guys love it as much as I do. I’m really so happy about the end result, not to mention the price. Gotta love Craigslist!

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special thanks to the husband!

nothing I love more than a handy man

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the bookcase project

11 Nov

So I finally found a bookcase.

As much as I wanted the one from Home Decorators, I just wasn’t going to be ok with spending over $400.

So I was pretty happy when I found this baby for $60 off craigslist.

It’s pretty butt ugly right now so I’m super excited to transform it.

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I have so many great ideas for it.

1. Paint it a bright white. yummy.

2. Add a back and paint it a dark gray or yellow.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with the contrast in the picture above.

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3. Possibly add some detail to the sides. Like these fretwork panels from O’verlays

The bookcase project

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Stayed tuned on this one, I’ll be sure to update you guys on the progress.

all pics via pinterest

Guest Bathroom Inspiration

27 Oct

Not that I don’t already have enough going on, I started thinking about the guest bathroom. Which we plan to gut early next year.

I’m loving white and lots of it. I’m so drawn to all white bathrooms its ridiculous.

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I would also love to throw some sparkle in there, along with some stripes.

I’m loving this shower

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or I could go bold with a chevron tiled floor

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And of course I’ll definitely be adding a glamorous mirror.

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Anyway, I really can’t wait to get started on the bathroom, and document the journey.

But first things first, the kitchen backsplash. I just got some samples from The Tile Shop, so hopefully one of them will be the winner!

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