Thursday, July 19, 2012

Surf's Up!

Today's inspiration is this surf-themed boys' room from The Yellow Cape Cod.
Love the shark pillow!
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

I need this!

KitchenAid Artisan Design 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Raspberry Ice
"only" $399 

Is it too early to write a letter to Santa?
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Hotel Inspiration

Spent the weekend in Vancouver, B.C. and stayed at the Shangri-La.

I now want chandeliers everywhere!
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And floor-to-ceiling marble in my bathroom.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

31 Ways to Add Character...

The guest bathroom is nearing completion.  There will be a "real" post soon, I promise.

In the mean time, I discovered another new blog.
The Yellow Cape Cod:

I especially like her segment on how to add character to a builder grade home.  Most of us have one of these, right?

31 different projects, each with a matching tutorial.

Some examples:

DIY Striped Drapes

How to achieve the distressed white Pottery Barn finish

5 Minute Frame Fix (I think I'm going to have to do this very, very soon)

Thrifted Furniture Makeover

And many more.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dreamy Whites

Found a lovely new inspirational blog today.
French farmhouse decor.

So pretty!

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It will get done...

That is my mantra right now.
I did manage to get the caulking around the bathtub done.

See my new bathtub spout?
Off to get a shower head this morning.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012


But that's about it.
I'm starting to feel like this project will never end.
Life just keeps getting in the way.

The light went up yesterday. Yay!

It's a little hard to take a photo but, in case you've forgotten, it's this one.

I also have sink faucets.

But not much else...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Caulking around the toilet

One word.
Do it. You won't regret it.
Because of the curve, I had to tear many short pieces of painter's tape and overlap them to keep the gap even.
Taping allows you to make this kind of mess.
Afterwards, just run your finger along the caulk in one smooth stroke.
Remove, the tape and - voila!
I chose to use caulk that matches the floor rather than the toilet. I think it's less visible than a white line would have been.
I was lucky to find the right color though. Not many choices in silocone out there.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mongolian Lamb Pillow Covers

I like these. I don't know why.
From West Elm.

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