Saturday, February 2, 2019

Guest Bedroom Inspiration

We've known this would be our guest room from the moment we moved into the house, but so far no work has been done on it. Next month we will have been in this house for a year, which means I should probably paint this room at some point soon, right? 

Ideally, we would have liked a "traditional" bed, but a full or queen would have taken up most of the space in here. Also, neither one of use was too interested having a bed dominate this room and prevent us from doing anything else in here. After tossing around a few ideas we landed on a pull out couch/futon solution.

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I want this room to be neutral in it's pallet, but packed with colorful art, lots of different textures and so many plants. I didn't want to spend too much money on furnishing this room (at least not right away), so I'm using some elements we already own. We have a similar mirror to the one pictured below, a coffee table I can breath new life into, the same exact planter and a gallon of the olive green paint left over from the dining room. The biggest price tag item is going to be the couch.

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These pictures are some of the many that I've pinned as I've been planning this room. I want to mix an eclectic style in here, along with interesting pops - like my lava lamp from high school (see first inspo photo above)!

Here's my to do list for this room:
-Remove wallpaper border
-Hang mirror
-Paint dresser
-Hang shelves
-Hang art

I'm excited to get this room put together. It will be nice to be able to put friends up in an actual area of their own when they come visit!


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Entryway Inspiration

We're finally tackling the entryway of our home! After living here for close to 10 months it will be good to have this space come together. There isn't a great picture of the entryway area, but our garage door entrance is down that slight hall, on the right. It's going to be hard to find space for things like coats and boots in the area, but I'm hoping we can work something out.

This is the only photo of this area from the listing on Zillow, and it's really more of a shot of the kitchen than anything else. The photo below is after we removed the wallpaper and molding.

I want to do white faux shiplap on that far wall, paired with some new light fixtures and carefully placed accessories. The Guinness towel is vintage from my mum and I'm excited to incorporate it somewhere in this area.

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If you want to see our initial house tour, click here! I can't wait to see how this space will look when it's finished.


Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 | Q4 Book Report

1. A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
2. I'll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara
3. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

I always try to hit my numbers early on in the year because I know I won't be able to read much during Q4 (aka The Holidays). As you can see, I only listened to three audiobooks this quarter. They were all really good, though, so I feel really happy on how I wrapped up this year.

Do you have a TBR list for 2019? I'm trying to make mine, but I always have such a hard time sticking to it. Either way, I'm looking forward to hitting more reading goals in the upcoming year!


Sunday, September 30, 2018

2018 | Q3 Book Report

1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

1. Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampies #6)
2. Fade Out by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampies #7)
3. Blood On The Tracks by Barbara Nickless (Sydney Rose Parnell #1)
4. Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless (Sydney Rose Parnell #2)

Whew! I slacked a lot this quarter! I read four quick reads that were okay, but not memorable. The audiobook, however, was amazing. I found myself crying as I was finishing it up because women are incredible and science is incredible - which means women in science is my absolute jam. I highly recommend Hidden Figures!


Saturday, June 30, 2018

2018 | Q2 Book Report

1. Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill
2. Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke
3. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
4. Killers Of The Flower Moon by David Grann
5. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (Walt Longmire #1)

1. Adam by Ted Dekker
2. Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires #3)
3. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
4. Feast Of Fools by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires #4)
5. Lord Of Misrule by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires #5)
6. Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant

I didn't read any comics or graphic novels this quarter, but I did listen to some amazing audiobooks. Beyond Belief and Killers Of The Flower Moon were both incredible. Did you read anything you loved this quarter?


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Master Bedroom Inspiration

I shared a picture of our bedroom when I gave a quick walk through on this post. One thing I knew for sure when we first walked through was that the room needed to be painted and we needed to get rid of the pink curtains.

On top of the painting and curtain removal, I new I wanted keep the color scheme light and airy. We already decided to go with a grey duvet cover before we moved, so I wanted to incorporate that.

1. Wicker Light Fixture 2. Gold Hardware 3. Round Mirror 4. Grey Throw Pillows 5. Fiddle Leaf Fig 6. 7. White & Grey Sheets 8. Neutral Rug

We have some olive green paint left over from the dining room, so I'm going to give our dresser a face lift. It's old, but I think I can give it new life with some paint and new drawer pulls. I also want to add some DIY shelves into a section of wall that's kind of inset, and get some meaningful art pieces on the walls.

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These are some photos I've been pinning as I've been planning out this room. One of the things I love about our room is how much amazing natural light we get. I see a lot of natural light coming through in my inspiration pins.

Here's my to do list for this room:
-Remove wallpaper boarder
-Mount bookshelves
-Paint dresser
-Hang art

I can't wait to get this room put together, but realistically it will probably be the last room I finish on this floor.



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dining Room Inspiration

It's no secret - our dining room area needs help. Beard and I are both in agreement that one of our first bigger projects will be to rip up the blue carpet. It. Is. Terrible.

A lot of the updates we do to the dining room will have to correspond with our kitchen updates due to the open concept of the rooms. I don't love the kitchen counters, but they're nice and brand new - so I wanted to see if I could keep them and make them nicer.  

Since the counters are green, I wanted to paint a color in the dining room that would pull the look together. I settled on an olive green for the far wall and also decided to paint the bottom cabinets in the kitchen the same color sometime down the road.

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A lot needs to happen in this room to make it a space I fall in love with.  We'll be keeping our current DIY dining room table, but I think I want to paint the chairs black instead o their current white. I would also love to have a bench that would provide more seating that could be tucked away under the table when it's not in use. I really want to add some shiplap on the far wall that we're painting green, but I'm not sure if I want to make it a full wall or a half. If I go with a half shiplap wall, do I paint it white or still paint it all green for a monochromatic look? So many ideas and possibilities!

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I've been pinning a lot of ideas for this room, but as you can see above, I've been very specific in my searches to include the olive green and modern ceiling fans. Some of my pins are photos of actual dining rooms, but have elements I want to include. 

Here's my to do list for this room:
-Remove carpeting
-Lay new flooring
-New light fixture
-Hang art
-Hang shelf
-Refinish dining room chairs

I'm hype to see how this room turns out, because I really have no idea what exactly I want. I'm just diving in with a general idea!