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Guest Room Update

From time to time I get bored… this is the  time the hubs might want to run away and hide. I was looking at our guest room and kinda sick of it. The blue was never the right blue. Still love the chocolate brown, but needed a change. I had originally bought new grey quilt for our master with a West Elm gift card (Thanks Matt & Carol). I love it, but got to thinking “this might be the right change that the guest room needs”. I also had the white curtains laying around.

Take a look at the before:

 

Now the After:


(the armoire is going to go, it’s on its last leg)

So there we go a pretty much free redo! I like how much lighter it looks and open!

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What I’ve Wanted…Kinda

I’ve been wanting a credenza for behind the dining room table for awhile now. I’ve had my eye on this one at West Elm that matches our dinning table

The price is the issue, at 599 plus shipping brings the grand total to over 800 bucks and I just cant bring myself to do that. If it ever goes on sale or they have free shipping it will be MINE! I started searching for something similar  and came across this one at IKEA. I however never got to see it in person. Meet the Bjursta Sideboard: At 249 she was a steal.

So fast-forward a few weeks later the Hubs was out on his normal flea market/ salvation army Saturday adventure. When I got a text message, that they had the Bjursta Sideboard and get this for 1/2 the price. I asked “what was wrong with it, did it smell, was it broken”?? He said “just a few chips and the backing was coming off other then that good condition”.  Few hours later he came home with it. 1st off I was very excited on this find and then I saw how short it was. hmmmm not really what I was thinking but for the price and the fact WE DIDN’T HAVE TO PUT IT TOGETHER, I was sold.  I have plans in my head of going to IKEA and looking to see if I can buy some taller legs but for now it’ll do.

Here is the Hubs nailing the backing back on and I took a sharpie to the few dings good as new!

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Out With The Old And In With The New!

Well I took a little summer break from boring you with my home, don’t worry now I’m back!  My last post I said it was my birthday and how I was spoiled rotten by my hubs! He must have read my mind…or blog and knew I wanted a new dining room table WEIRD I know!   Take a peek here and here.

This what we had in the kitchen for the past 2 years. A great hand-me-down from my aunt and uncle (thank you both). I will say it was the right size for the space just not our style .

By the way, why do cats always seem to wander into the frame when taking a picture?? After 3 weeks of waiting our new table finally came!! WOOT love it!!

And now for the icing on the cake a sneak peek into a little master bedroom redo!! this is now above our bed!

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Window Shopping Craigslist Style

I’m a fan of window shopping, and by that I mean searching the web for deals. Almost everyday I hit up my local Craiglist to see what’s out there. Here are some of the find in or around my area!

Coffee Table : Dark Espresso Finish $200
Originally from Crate & Barrel for $400.


FLOR carpet tiles MODERN AREA RUG 29 tiles $230
Makes a 10×6 rug, paid $460


4 pottery barn dining chairs – $100
They are VERY heavy chairs and are well constructed.

Crate and Barrel Dining Table w/Chairs – $650
Table Currently retails at $599 plus tax Brand new – everything is in excellent condition.


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CB2 Dreaming/ I’m Diggin

I get lovely emails from West Elm, CB2 and Crate and Barrel all the time. Telling me about sales and new items, and making me wish I was loaded to buy everything they all make! Today CB2 hit me up with their latest sales items and it got me thinking. What would it look like to do a quick redo of my living room. Keep the bones but change colors of pillow rug and curtains.

Here is what the living room now

Here is what I’m Diggin

Now with a little photoshop magic (like tv magic on cooking shows) what it could look like!

So what do you all think? I think I’m going to start saving my pennies and make this happen stay tuned … maybe!

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I’m Diggin

So if you know me you know I can’t sit still or keep things the same for very long. West Elm just released their fall preview and my heart skipped a beat! I need to win the lotto NOW! I found some great new stuff and it got me thinking of a master bedroom redo. I don’t think my hubby would be to happy to hear that, but hey a girl can dream.

I’m really into grays and taupe lately, I just like how they really are time-less colors . Currently we don’t have a rug in our master, and it’s needed! Love the nubby-ness of the pebble rug how good would that feel on you feet getting out of bed. New modern bedding would go nicely with the rug as well. I love love the  Totem Duvet and Chunky Tassel Throw , they emulate the Pebble rug texture with out being to matchy matchy. I think every room needs a bit of bling nothing to fancy but just a bit. The Sunburst Wire Wall Art would be prefect right above the head board. Now for a little pop of color I would take the Recycled-Glass candle holders and fill with some sort of organic material to hold a candle up, maybe green moss.

Oh photoshopping FUN!  Well all I need now is to win the lotto and this dream might become a reality! Till then…

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I’m Diggin

From time to time I am going to share things I REALLY REALLY want.

This post items are from:

CB2 oversized equator pendant lamps
This would look great over the dinning table

West Elm Pure White Ceramic Vase Collection

CB2 arbor shower curtain for the main bath!

West Elm Zig Zag Rug I have no idea where, maybe my office just love it!

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