Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wallpaper or stencil?

I still haven't gotten around to wallpapering my half bath downstairs.  It's not the expense of the wallpaper that's stopping me (well...) but it's that I don't know how to wallpaper.  I think I could do it if I had no obstacles in the way but the bathrrom?  There's the pedestal sink, light fixture, window and mirror, funky sloped ceiling and 10 ft ceiling to deal with.  I'll leave that to the pros.  But one thing I do know about is paint. So, I may have an alternative to wallpaper figured out.  Stencils.  Yes, stencils.  I am always changing my mind so if i don't like it I can change it and I can do it myself.  Take a look at some of these pictures of stenciled walls....

stencils

moroccan stencil

stencil-pattern

houndstooth stencil

stencil-pattern

stencil-pattern

stenciled wall

Cutting Edge Stencils.  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/
Check it out.  Their website tells all about it.  Videos and how to's. 
This may be just what I've been looking for.  Of course if I decide to do it I will let you know.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free Gift Tags!

Do you ever check out the blog Jones Design Company? You should.  She has some really great paper things including these little beauties just right for gift giving. 

FREE gorgeous gift tags!

taupe tagsred tags
blue tagsgreen tags

http://jonesdesigncompany.com/holiday/christmas-goodies-week-gift-tags/
Click on this link and hop over to Jones Designs blog and just click on the design you want and print for FREE on your own card stock.  These are way better looking than any tags I see in the stores and like I said before FREE!  Maybe you'll find all the gifts you're looking for this weekend and now you have pretty tags to adorn them. 
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Love this bathroom

Love this bathroom.  It speaks for itself.



Enough said.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Murphy's Law

Have you heard of One King's Lane?  It's an online sale site that has daily deals on a lot of really nice stuff.  So, once I signed up I checked it everyday, but there's a lot on there that's just out of my price range.  I still look occasionally to get design ideas but I haven't been looking too much as of lately.  Well, as Murphy's law would have it, just last week they had an awesome sale from a company called Jayes.  Never heard of it but I read about it on a blog and decided to hop over to One King's Lane to check it out and boy was I glad I did.  They have amazing accessories and they are actually affordable.  Too bad everything was already sold out.  I guess this means that I need to check One King's Lane daily from now on.  Upside...I found out about these really cool accessories.  And while their not on sale, you can shop them at their website http://www.jayesstudio.com%20nd/.  And you should take a look at One King's Lane. http://www.onekingslane.com/

Here are a few things on the Jayes site.



17" Round Serving Tray "Coptic Trellis Blue"  $89.00
Trinket Tray "Vineyard Trellis"  $16.00

Beverage Tub "Coptic Trellis Green"  $74.00
Caddy "Coral"  $31.00
Wine/Candle Coaster "Coptic Trellis Black" $21.00
Wine caddy?  This would look really nice sitting on my counter!

How cute are these?  Check out their site, they have lots of fun stuff.  I think anything from Jayes would make a nice Christmas gift. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thinking of warmer weather

It's too soon to be missing the warm weather of Summer, but I am.  Here's a little tribute to porch swings and warm relaxing Summer days. I would so love to have a porch swing like these....











Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whale tissue holder

I know a certian little boy that really needs this in his room.  (Jackson....)
Whale Tissue Holder - Light Blue
Want one? http://www.etsy.com/listing/82580901/whale-tissue-holder-light-blue $39.99
So cute!

Modern Lamp for Less

Robert Abbey 31" Peacock Blue Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp
Robert Abbey 31" Peacock Blue Ceramic and Brass Table Lamp
$228.91


Similar lamp from Lowes....
Zoomed: Style Selections 16-1/4" Blue Glass Lamp Base

Blue glass lamp base from Lowe's $29.97

Monday, November 14, 2011

Started the kitchen redo!

This weekend I started the kitchen makeover.  I started painting the cabinets.  They are going from dark wood stain to white.  I am very excited about this.  I know it's going to take a lot of work and time on my part but I am willing to do it because I believe in the end result.  Pictures will come soon, but in the mean time take a look at pictures of this kitchen redo from the Isabella and Max rooms blog.  These pictures were sent in from a reader named Kristi.  That's all the info I have.  As I have said in previous posts, I have seriously been thinking about tackling this project and these pictures put me over the edge.

 Dark cabinets go white....
BEFORE...




AFTER...



Living room
BEFORE...


AFTER...



Seriously!  AWESOME redo!

Hopefully I will have some pictures to share soon.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coral Lamps

Digging coral lamps...  Here is one from West Elm



$149.99

And here is one I really like from Pier 1


Coral Lamp
$125.00

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wish I had a new sofa

I really, really, really want a new sofa, but with 2 young boys at home and knowing just how often things get spilt on our current sofa, I just can't justify getting a new one now.  Maybe not unless I found one for a really good price.  Enter from stage right this little beauty....

Tha Marilyn sofa from Society Social.  Would you believe that this baby is only $749.00 with free shipping. AMAZING!  And it comes in super fun colors with different color piping.  Really!  You can find it online at Society Social http://www.shopsocietysocial.com/collections/all-products


This is blue gingham with white piping

You can mix and match any pillows for the back.


Gorgeous!


HoundstoothHoundstooth
CherryCherry
LimeLime
PinkPink
BlueBlue
OrangeOrange
WhiteWhite
Bengal TanBengal Tan

You can get this sofa in any of these colors and add a different color piping.  I'll take it! 
Really, it's not that much more than an Ikea sofa and it's way more stylish.  I think I could live with myself if I bought this and and it didn't make it more than a week without a spill because it's so pretty and inexpensive.  Plus, there's always scotch guard, right...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Uncommon Goods

Cool bicycle glasses

Set of 8 $75.00

Hula Glasses - Set of 4 - Cool ColorsHula Glasses - Set of 4 - Warm Colors
Set of 4 Hula glasses $35.00

Capri Martini Glasses  Beautiful martini glasses set of 6 $135.00

F Bomb Paperweight F bomb paperweight $45.00

Cardboard Animal Heads These are everywhere these days.  Could be seriously cool spray painted white or a fun bright color hanging over fireplace or in den or playroom.  $25.00 - $58.00

PANTONE Folding ChairsPantone folding chairs $75.00 for the person in your life that loves color.

Postcardens Postcardens  $12.50

Pantone BoxesPantone color boxes $20.00

So many really cool gifts at uncommon gifts.  http://www.uncommongifts.com/