ORC Week 2 & Decorative Storage Solution

ORC Week 2 & Decorative Storage Solution

Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been busy this week working on my downstairs rec/playroom and my family room. This is Week 2 of the One Room Challenge (ORC). If you are unfamiliar with the challenge you  can learn about it, HERE. As a refresher, here is the before shot of the downstairs (before we moved in).   Once we moved in I took off the red baseboards right away but didn’t do anything else to the space to improve it (home improvements on the rest of the house took precedence).     In the attempt to lighten the space up I have painted 3 out of the 4 walls Valspar Del Tequila Cornado which is a pretty off-white, cream color (My master bedroom is painted the same color).       Yes, you are seeing cords hanging out of the ceiling in the above photo.  I will explain next week.;-)   I like how the lighter color has brightened the space!  I painted the accent wall in Behr Melting Moments. Here…

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Laundry Makeover Gone Glam

Laundry Makeover Gone Glam

You may remember when I helped my friend, Lolly, makeover her powder bathroom (if not see post, Here).   Well, we’ve been at it again!  This time re-working her laundry room. Her laundry room was somewhat functional with an IKEA wall shelf but she felt she needed more storage space… and didn’t like twisting to hang things up on the side wall.  She preferred to have her storage and hanging rod above the washer and dryer and her laundry and dog supplies behind closed doors. Additionally, it was evident to me that we needed to create a more space efficient and aesthetically pleasing dog feeding system. All this while infusing Lolly’s desired style of decorating coined, “rustic glam”.  I’m happy to say we achieved all of the above criteria!! Here is Lolly’s new and improved laundry room!  What do you think?? Even her sweet K9, Cole, seems pleased with the transformation.:-) So what did we (I did the designing work and she and her hubby did the DIY work) do? First she added board and batten to 3 walls of the room (tutorial to…

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Powder Bathroom Makeover Reveal

Wahooo, it’s time to do some revealing!!! Of my main floor bathroom that is! I started this makeover about 5 weeks ago. It feels like it has been dragging on forever! I find some makeovers and projects come together quickly and others like to unravel painfully slow. This one was the painfully slow kind (which is not so kind). The primary reason for such a slow pace was that I struggled catching a vision for the room. I knew I was going for an elegant bathroom.   And I knew I wanted to add this kind of tiling.    Design Cube Inc. via Houzz   And to incorporate a DIY version of these paintings via Ballard Designs   And to get the feel of this bathroom Alexandra Luhrs Interior Design via Houzz   But as far a putting it all together it took awhile to figure out! So without further adieu here it is–   BEFORE (minus the chair rail)   AFTERS           What did I add and how much did it cost???  …

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Last Chance Deals!

We are enjoying a sunny day here today! Here are some last chance deals to tempt you! Rugs USA has a huge selection of rugs on sale today only for 70% off and free shipping. I have my eye on this one Today only the rolling cart on the right is $30 with this Coupon This would be super cute and useful for extra storage in a bathroom, craft room, or any room. Lastly, Pottery Barn has their linen 54x 36 in. café curtains clearance at $9.99

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