The Half Bath – AKA our dirty little secret!

With the prospect of a housewarming party looming in the near future I think it’s time for me to finally face the challenge of the downstairs half bath/powder room. Similar to the so called “master bath” upstairs, I haven’t posted about this room yet because its a) embarrassing and b) overwhelming. I only WISH i […]

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Weekend Update: Sconces, Grills and Curtains – Oh My!

The weekend started with a Friday night whirlwind shopping expedition with stops at Ikea, West Elm and Crate & Barrel. At Ikea I got both the white AND natural color curtain for the dining room (what, you actually expected me to be decisive?) and red ones for the office. The red ones are going back […]

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Budget? What Budget?

You may have seen the orange “Vote for Me: Remodel, Blog & Win” button on the right sidebar – appropriately placed under the heading of “Shameless self promotion.” Its a contest sponsored by Remodel My Space that’s ending soon and the prize is a cool 5k! The votes cast by clicking on that banner go […]

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Curtain Catastrophe

The evening started out well enough, I stopped in at TJMaxx to look for (what else!) pillows and picked these up: But of course once I got them home I hated them. For one thing, I think I realized I don’t want much of an overall print on the pillows. Even though the branchy pattern […]

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Living Room Design Dilemmas

Last night Jeff and I took a trip to target and picked up three prospective roman shades..(cause, you know, I can’t be expected to make an actual decision!) Here’s a pic I snapped this morning (sorry its so dark, overcast skies today): I definitely think I like the middle one best even though the color […]

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Cool Site : Nettleton Hollow

I must confess that I have a completely black thumb. I don’t know if its laziness, cluelessness or what, but I can’t seem to keep plants alive..which is scary because we are trying to conceive and I worry what that says about my potential to be a good mother. But anyway, I love the way […]

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You all got me thinking..

Taking all your advice into account from my last post on the living room redux, here’s what photoshop and I came up with: White Ikea¬† white Lenda curtains on all windows (sorry brocade, I love you but you’re just not working for me!) and these Jute/Poly shades from West Elm, miraculously in the exact width […]

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Weekend Update: Living Room Changes

It started out innocently enough on Saturday morning..picking up an antique coffee table I won from a local ebay seller for $10 back when I hated the way the dark coffee table/ottoman looked in the living room: Ebay $10 Coffee Table And because Ikea was on the way home from picking up the table, we […]

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Dressing the Walls a Little

Part of the reason we’re not completely unpacked yet is that its much more fun to do the little things like hang curtains and art than say deal with this: The Mess that is the Office Speaking of office mess, did you find that the amount of paperwork needing to be filed increased like 100% […]

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The Porch of Projects Becomes The Porch of Progress..

Our poor porch. First it was used as a construction debris receptacle, then as a furniture painting studio. Finally, this weekend with the completion of the vanity and dresser makeover, the enclosed front porch was free of painting projects and ready to become a Porch for the first time since we bought the house! Right […]

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