Between my sister’s family room, my nephew’s bedroom, a landscape redesign, and a powder room remodel, I feel like I have enough design projects for the year. It sure feels overwhelming, but the excitement is here. First up is the powder room remodel. Rather than keeping everything in my head, this time around I actually put a design plan together and I am crushing over it. The space we are working with is super tiny. Right now this bathroom has white walls, a white and very traditional pedestal sink, a silver mirror, and a white shelf. It is super plain and super dated. It sure does need some love.
So I want to bring in some texture and warmth while keeping it clutter free. The idea is to add a small vanity for some much-needed storage. Since my kids use this bathroom to brush their teeth and hair in the morning before school, I need something more functional to keep these items than two little boxes propped on the shelf. I also want to add some visual interest by bringing in a black and white wallpaper to the room. In order to add drama, I want to install this surrealist-shaped mirror and a brass pendant lighting. For extra storage, a concrete-looking shelf and brass-colored accessories are a must. Finally, I also want to add Ipe boards to the ceiling to make the space cozier and to tie the room in with other areas of the house that currently feature Ipe boards. I am really liking how the design board is looking and can’t wait to get started. If I manage to squeeze in there and get some pictures of the room when done, I promise to share them here.
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The other day I fell in love again. Remember when I was crushing over this sexy light bulb here? This time around a custom pillow was the one to blame. As I was brainstorming about another DIY project for Project Nursery, I decided to create a custom pillow. Since I didn’t want to have to sew it, I went ahead and bought an affordable cushion cover. I thought about dying it, but for some reason, that wasn’t really inspiring me. So then, I decided to try a more graphic and geometric look. That’s when my heart smirked at me. To see how I painted this lovely custom pillow, visit Project Nursery here. There you will read the step-by-step instructions, see the other cute pattern I created, and get inspired by a gorgeous baby boy nursery.
Spring this year came a little sooner than usual. Then it kind of waved us goodbye again and the temperature dropped. But now, it is officially Spring and that gets us thinking about outside dining, cookouts, and afternoons by the pool. I have been wanting to hand dye a couple of home items for quite some time. From placemats, to throw quilts or pillow cases. So, the other day I wore my plastic blue gloves and finally did it. Making hand dyed indigo napkins is a fun way to add more pattern and color to the table setting making the next mealtime a little extra special.
1- Napkins (you can order the same ones I used here, or use what you have in your home)
2- Tie dye kit (I recommend this one here because it comes with the dye as well as a couple of tools, like the rubber bands, gloves, popsicle sticks and square wooden pieces)
4- Large bucket
Hey don’t pinch me, I got green! We have seven gorgeous green picks to inspire you this Friday because today we are celebrating green decor. From the perfect green velvet couch that will instantly transform you into a couch potato, to a very tropical leaf wallpaper that will make your walls smile, we’ve got your green covered.
We’ve partnered with Project Nursery once again for another DIY project. And guess what, if you still have some left over copper pipes from our previous projects like this one here or this one here, you might have all the materials you will need. We’ve put together a very simple and stylish DIY clothes rack for those cute baby clothes. This hanging rack is a functional idea to keep the nursery organized. Click here to see the step-by-step instructions at Project Nursery.
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Potato Print Wallpaper starting at $99.99.
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