Thursday, August 30, 2012

Master Bath Sneak Peek

I'm not going to tell you that our bathroom is almost done.  It's not, much to my dismay.  My husband is now sleeping in our bedroom on our mattress which feels like a cloud.  I'm sleeping in my daughter's room on a firm twin bed.   Why?  because her bathroom is across the hall and I need to get up at least 3 times in the middle of the night to use it.  Gotta love pregnancy!  Here's the latest in the ongoing master bathroom never ending project.

The tile guy is doing an amazing job, but I'm pretty sure I've seen snails move faster.  Seriously, we're going on two months of putting in tile.  This is a two week job max.  We're torn.  We want to tell him to hurry the hell up, but we don't want him to do a crappy job either.  Getting him to show up to actually work is another story.  Well, never again with this guy.  The tile does look amazing though.  

So what's left?

-Toilet- this is priority one 
-sconces-picked them out but haven't bought them yet
-faucets-already ordered
-shelves in the closet
-installation of shower fixtures and bathtub
-glass shower doors-that's gonna hurt my wallet
-misc things that my pregnant brain is forgetting at the moment
-oh yes, finish the f'ing tile already

So I don't know when all this will happen but as long as I get a toilet I'll be happy.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Shared Nursery and Girl's Room Progress

Lots of progress going on at the domicile lately and it's about time.  Tick tock.  The boobear's room is starting to come together.  Some finishing touches on the baseboards and paint and the room will be ready to live in.  We painted the furniture that's going in the room.  I bought everything (except an Ikea armoire that we've had for years) at a consignment store and painted it all BM Simply White.  I'm currently kicking myself though for forgetting to take pictures of everything before it was painted.  Here's all I've got.

 The last picture is actually a cabinet that's going in her bathroom.  I can't believe I don't have any pictures of the beds before paint!

Oh well, here's what the room is looking like now.

The beds look so cute so far.  I'm still touching up the other furniture so more pictures later.  I bought  the rug from Overstock and the storage benches from One Kings Lane.  

We found the chandelier at an antique store.  It fits the room so well.  That's it so far, but I've still got big plans for the room including a piece of wrapping paper I'm using as art.  Definitely needs some color in the room now.  I think I'm more excited about it than my daughter is!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Chinoiserie Powder Room Reveal

Well we finally finished a room.  The smallest room in the house.   Without further ado...

And just to refresh your memory, here's what we started with.


And after.

And now for some stats:

Wall color:  BM Chelsea Gray and Baby's Breath
Mirror:  Thrift store find painted BM Rose Quartz
Light:  From Shades of Light (
Roman Shade: Made from  Coral fabric with grosgrain ribbon (
Toilet:  Lowe's
Vanity: I think it was from Quality Bath, but not 100% sure.

And that's about it.  I'm thrilled with how it turned out.  One room down, several to go.

Update:  I forgot to put the stencil info and I've been getting some questions about it.  I bought the stencil from The Stencil Library (  It is the Willow pattern.  It's not difficult to work with if you're only putting it on one wall.  If you're going around corners get ready to pull all of your hair out;)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Who Wouldn't Love A Secret Passage?

I've always wanted a secret passage since I was a little kid.  I always envisioned pulling out a specific book that would open up a secret door to a hidden room.  Yes, I'm a dork. That being said, there was a window of opportunity to do a little something something in the house that would be fun for our daughter so we went with it.  My daughter's closet butts up to another closet (which is in the hall) which in turn butts up to yet another closet in what will be the playroom.  So, we decided to connect them all via a little crawling space.

I  think this is going to be a ton of fun for her.  Her own little passage to the playroom.  I should hang some coats and have it be like the passage to Narnia.  I know as soon as I'm not 100 months pregnant I'll be crawling through there.  Yep, 40 going on 8.  

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Master Is Starting To Take Shape!

I think the last time I posted about our master bedroom it looked like this.  I know what you're thinking.  Why in hell is this taking so long?  Trust me, I've thought the same thing over and over.  But, it's all about schedules and money.  Whatever, it is what it is.  The good news is that this is what it looks like now.

I'd say that it's a vast improvement.  I originally had picked out a different color for a different fabric that I was going to use.  The fabric was crazy expensive though and I just can't justify that purchase anymore.   I was able to get a great deal on a different expensive fabric which I love equally.  I'll save that story for another day.  Anyway, the wall color is BM Silver Gray, which looks neither silver nor gray on my walls.  I was a little concerned at first.  I really don't want my room to like like a young boys room.  It's growing on me though and I'm trying to reserve my judgement for when the furniture and decor comes in.  The floors (in our bedroom, not the sitting room) will be done this week so we'll actually be able to put our bed in the room.  I can't even express to you how exciting this is.  I haven't slept on my mattress for almost a year now.  The only thing I'm not excited about is the significant downsizing of my closet...wah-wah.  Well, you can't have it all I guess.