Thursday, September 20, 2012

Continuing On In The Master Bath

Well the tile is FINALLY done.  We also got the faucets and sconces.  Woo-hoo!  My husband and I painted the room this past weekend.  A bit of touching up to do but it's really starting to come together.  Not too much is picture worthy yet though so I'll just give you a little taste of how it's shaping up.

The tub  isn't completely installed yet, but at least it's in the room instead of in the bedroom.  I think I had about 3 people reading my blog when I stenciled the tub (why do I always pick the hardest things to stencil?)  like a million years ago.  I'll recap that later.  My husband actually picked out the chandelier at an antique store.  It's high drama for sure, but I'm loving it.  We're going to have a mix of metals in the bathroom which I think will give it interest.  

Still left to do:

-finish installing tub and shower fixtures
-install sconces
-paint mirrors ( I bought some hideously finished mirrors on the cheap that need a good paint job)
-sand and paint window trim
-window treatments (no clue what I'll do yet)
-glass shower doors (that's gonna hurt the wallet!)

Not much right!;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Art For Boobear's Room

I haven't made a whole lot of progress in Boobear's room.  We've got beds, blackout shades for the windows and a crib, but that's kind of where things have come to a halt.  I have big plans for the room though.  I'd like to do something like this for behind the twin beds.

Source: via Jolie on Pinterest

Originally I wanted to do one of these,

Source: via Tiffany on Pinterest

but, those seemed either too difficult or too costly. That's a lot of fabric!

I plan on doing the faux canopy and pelmet boxes for the windows in this fabric.

Then my friend Melanie turned me on to marbled paper from Paper Mojo.  I found the perfect paper to go with my gray, lilac and yellow scheme.

The great part about it is that it's super inexpensive and fairly big at 24" X 36".  Of course, I'm getting it matted and framed to be 36" X 48" so it won't be as good of a deal, but this is going over the fireplace so it has to be a bit large.

Things still left to do:
-buy bedskirts for twin beds and crib
-make pelmet boxes
-make faux canopy
-add decorative detail to TJ Maxx lampshade I bought
-add fabric to nightstand doors
-clean and paint fireplace hearth

I'm sure there's something else I'm forgetting, but this is going to keep me plenty busy.  This and a newborn in 2.5 weeks....Yikes!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Boobear's Bathroom Reveal

We finally finished the first bathroom on the second floor which is my daughter's (and mine temporarily).  There still may be a wee bit of tweaking, but I'm calling it good for now.  

Just ignore the cord on the floor...oops.

I bought this cabinet at a thrift store and painted it BM White and then lined it with shelf paper that I bought from chic shelf paper (  I have to give a shout out to Maury from the blog Life on Mars for introducing me to that website.  They have the cutest shelf paper.

I got these signs from an etsy seller.  Leia from Baby's Own was able to color match them to the shower curtain!  They are so adorable and so reasonably priced.

And this is what the bathroom looked like before.

So, a vast improvement!

Now for the details....

-Wall color:  Sherwin Williams Tidewater
-Board and Batten color: BM White
-Vanity (it came with the marble countertop/backsplash and the sinks/faucets!): Amazon
-Vanity lights: Shades of Light (
-Marble is Carrera
-Shower Curtain/rings: Target
-Towels: One Kings Lane
-Polka dot roller shade: Smith and Noble (
-Medicine cabinets: Overstock Deal (

We added the board and batten.  Actually, there is no board.  We just painted the bottom 2/3 of the wall white and added the battens.  I know, we're cheaters;)

I think I covered about everything?

I'd still like to lengthen the shower curtains and maybe add a cornice to the window...but then again I've got plenty of other rooms to finish so these are going on the back burner:/

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How I'm Going To Blow Boobear's Mind-The Playroom In Progress

I talked about the playroom and my decor plans before.  It's not quite there yet, but I'm working on it.  I got the table and chairs and then my credit card begged me for a break so I had to comply.  The good news is that after almost a year of sitting in boxes, I've finally released the toys to their final resting place.  

I tried to separate baby toys/books on the left and toddler toys/books on the right since I have a baby coming.  For now I'm using a rug we already had that I don't have any particular attachment to...i.e, the kids can tear it up as far as I'm concerned.  I'll get my navy rug later.  

I'm on the fence whether I still want to do wallpaper on that back wall or not.  I love how the white walls let the toys provide all the color.  And there are still the cornices I want to do.  I'll still do those eventually.  I did manage to get a light.

Nothing crazy, but I like the simple style.  I may put a bit of ribbon around it, but that is really low on my priority list right now.

Now for the blowing my kid's mind part.  I haven't shown her the room yet.  Her birthday is this weekend and I'm planning on this being part of her birthday present.  I'm picturing steam coming out of her ears as she tries to process how much stuff she now has to play with.  I'm sure she's forgotten about most of it.  I've also set up a few newer presents in the room for her to open.

I'm super excited to show her the room.  I've heard of parents taking a grouping of toys and putting them aside and then swapping them out so that it always feels like the toys are new to the kids.  I think this is going to be like that on a much larger scale.  I'll let you know, but I have a feeling that we're going to be spending a lot of time in here!