Furniture Craze.

Have you guys seen World Market’s new furniture? It’s pretty much amazeballs and it totally makes me want to re-do my whole house. Doing so would be assanine considering we are finally finishing up with things, but hey a girl can dream. This is why things like Pinterest were created, am I right?! Back to the topic at hand, this Industrial cart had me swooning in the store.


It’s on sale for $239.99 and it makes me want to do something like this in my house. (Click on pic for Source)


I also love this foyer table. The finish is beautiful and it’s on sale for $249.99.


I could see it in an entry way like this table below. The basket for shoes is genius!  (Click on pic for source)


This chair totally reminds me of John & Sherry’s house from Young House Love. And for $269.99 bones it could be yours. I could see this in a bedroom or accent chair for the living room. Great pop of color.


You might be wondering what we brought home with us? Well I snagged 2 of theses accent tables that we will be using as nightstands. I was a little unsure of whether they would go with everything else in the room but after our bed was delivered I think they fit quite nicely. I’m all about mixing and matching different wood tones and switching up furniture sets. I think it makes things interesting and exciting as long as they have a cohesive flow.


I can’t wait to share our bedroom and bathroom progress. I’m just needing to accessorize and figure out window treatments and then things will be wrapped up!





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To fill you in

I’ve been so terrible about my blogging habits! I hate to admit it, but when things get crazy the blog get’s put on the back burner. So what have we been so busy with? Take a look…







So First we went to Disney World in Orlando and then left from there to go on a 5 day cruise with friends. It was the best. I’ve had a vacation hangover for the last 2 weeks. :/

Then we had to prepare for the in-laws so there was a lot of mess happening.




We got our new carpet in shortly before they arrived and I could not be happier. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go before any pics are posted. We are on our way though! My very affordable custom bed is ordered (perks of working for an interior designer), our doors are on their way, and this weekend we will shop till we drop… or until we find a dresser and nightstands. Hope you guys enjoy your upcoming time off!



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Bathroom Cabinets and Paint

I feel like I haven’t been on here in forever. 😦 I’ve been a bit pre-occupied with a new job, lots of renovations, vacation planning, and now preparing for the in-law’s visit! It’s been a bit crazy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Especially since my new gig is working for an interior designer! It’s amazing. But enough about life, let’s get to the reason I write this blog… home improvements. I last left off with my tile done. It looked like this:


And now it looks like this. I still need to add glass and handles to the linen cabinet, finish baseboards, and hang our shower curtain but that stuff is quick and easy! We also painted in there. The color is Sea Glass by Sherwin Williams. Great color if you are looking for a blue/gray/green that isn’t too strong.

And here is our vanity. We still need to hang buy mirrors, add handles, hang art and style but again minor stuff compared to what is already done!

I know the picture quality isn’t great in these but I’m saving the good photography for the reveal…someday.  Next on the agenda (aside from finishing up the bathroom) is the carpet which gets installed on Wednesday. Then it’s time to hustle and get everything put back together in time for the in-laws. Oh plus a vacation thrown in there and a busy work schedule. Yep no big deal. 😮 So please bear with me these next few weeks! Right now our home is packed with crap from our bedrooms. My OCD senses are tingling from living in this mess! Hope you all enjoyed this long weekend. 🙂



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Tile is in!

Our Tile got installed last week! Actually pretty much everything aside from sconces, mirrors, handles, and glass got installed last week but I’m only showing the tile today since I’m behind in my posts. We left off with our concrete board up, tub installed, and drywall done.

Here is the tile install! Originally we planned to do subway tile with white grout but last minute I exchanged the white grout for soft gray to really make the subway tile pop. We used the same grout for the marble floors because we figured white would be way too hard to keep clean. Also this lighting makes our tub look yellow, but in person it’s actually a bright white and blends with the subway tile.

To see how far we’ve really come here is the before:

And progress:

Stay tuned for cabinets, countertops, and paint! 🙂


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Light at the end of the Tunnel

I dreaded starting this bathroom reno for months. I knew it would be the death of me and it almost was on several occasions. Luckily though, we are in the last stages!!! Somebody pinch me. First let’s see what has been done, it won’t look like much from the pictures but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Obviously first on the list was demo, then came things like electrical and plumbing. In my opinion these are the worst projects because it’s a lot of work and you don’t get much satisfaction from different plumbing placement or new wiring for sconces without actual sconces.

There was also a lot of planning that happened in the beginning. You need to figure out what needs to go where and how long things like cabinets will take to build. You also have to start shopping around for not only tile but tile installers. Yes, sadly Trav and I will not be DIYing our tile. We tried this here and got very burnt out and frustrated so we decided to leave it to the experts. It is money REALLY well spent in our eyes. And props to all who do it yourself, you are amazing!! Lastly we had to do drywall which we also opted to hire out because let’s be real, that stuff is hard, especially when half of your bathroom needs to be patched. Trav ended up doing the concrete board and waterproofing around the tub though!

Alrighty enough talk let’s get to the pics. This is a pic of how I last left you. Basically we demo-ed and were mid way through plumbing.

Here we have most of the plumbing and electrical done as well as drywall and waterproofing up.

See told ya you wouldn’t be impressed! But tomorrow guess what is getting done? Yep Tile! And then Wednesday our cabinets will be in. Can I get a woot, woot!? I plan on painting Tuesday so it will be a totally new space come Thursday. Here is a little sneak peak of what to expect.

Honeycomb marble floors, subway tile shower, grey cabinets, mint walls, and marble countertops are all in the mix.

On a different note here is our mess of a master bedroom. This will be next on the to-do list! :/

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Dining Room Update

Our dining room was pretty much the first room in our house completed so it will always have a special place in my heart. Cheesy, I know, but it’s true. It pretty much determined how the rest of the house would come together so you could say it had a pretty big role in my design choices as well. It’s the room I decided I liked the color green, crystal chandeliers, and hydrangea flowers. I thought out each decision and probably bought and returned a dozen items. Here is the space I was working with…Basically a standard builders box with beige walls and an ornate chandelier.

And here is the progress we’ve made. It’s not taken from the exact same angle but you can kind of use the kitchen  to compare. In case you don’t know, Trav accidentally deleted all our before pictures so I’m having to pull these off MLS.

Source List:

Table: World Market

Chairs: World Market the slipcovers are no longer available

Place Settings and Vase: World Market and are also no longer available

Flowers: Pier One

Chandelier: Lamps Plus I got it a hundred dollars cheaper a year and a half ago!

Pillows: Etsy Find

Blinds: JC Penny

Curtains: Ikea

Stools: Overstock

That about sums it up!


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Update on the Kitchen

Before I reveal my dining room I want to share an updated picture of my kitchen that my brother took. He is a wedding photographer so you can imagine how much of an upgrade his camera is compared to my crappy point and shoot one. He also has a great eye for photography and captures angles that I simply never see.  I’m also a little under the weather this week and can’t compel myself to write more than incomplete paragraph! 😉

So without further ado…

You can check out more pics here on the kitchen post.  Enjoy your weekend everyone!

P.S. Not sure why this picture is really small, but double click to get a bigger image.

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