Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Playroom things..,

Happy hump day!

We are almost officially a week into summer. 
Kids around here started summer vacation last week (!)

Can you believe it?
I sure can't!

I am a little nervous that I will blink and this summer will be over.

I started this playroom  for a great family, this past spring. 
The goal was to be done by summer.

We are 9o% there.
Just waiting on a few things to come in.
So no after pictures today.
Just the plans!

There are two sides to the room.
The TV side (first two options) 
and the art side.
 Definitely, a room that can grow with the kiddos.

Let me know if you have any additional questions!

Don't blink;)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One last ORC Post- the sources

I am still amazed at all the love I received from the ORC. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

I meant to post sources last week..,
But things got a little busy.

So here it is..,
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

[ I had the bench reupholstered locally]

The tables are a custom design, but the unlacquered brass hardware is from here

I *think* that is everything.

Did you see this house this morning?
I am amazed at all she can do!

Have a great day!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

ORC 2.0

Hi everyone!  
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Thank you for all the nice comments on the ORC reveal! I had planned on a source post., but I am having some computer trouble.., it will be soon, I promise! 
Some of you noticed my nightstands were very different than my design board. I decided to go custom..,
and guess what.., they didn't make it in time. 
Look what arrived on Mother's Day?! 
(Sorry for the bad iPhone picture!)

They are 90% there.., I dropped the steel bases off today to be brass plated. Then, they really will be amazing!!
That's the funny thing about design, you're always waiting for something!
I promise to share as soon as I get them back!

Cheers to Monday being over!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

ORC Final Reveal!!!!

We made it!
The final reveal day for the ORC.

I still can't decide if it was a marathon or a sprint.
I think I'll go with a sprint because everything came together last night.

Funny story,
We went to gymnastics yesterday and Ellie said to all the other moms-

"you gotta see my moms room, its beautiful!"

the other moms were like- umm ok.
They have no idea!

But at least E is proud of her mama:)

Should we take one last look of where we started...


The Plan

And how we ended up...

I really do love the fireplace.
The white is nice, for now., 
I am already thinking cement tiles would be really pretty.

The lights and gallery wall are really pretty.., although hard to photograph.

(he had a long day)

I would like to thank everyone who have stopped by this little blog during the challenge. This has been such a supportive and encouraging experience, more than I ever imagined!
Also, thank you to Linda- for providing the push I needed to finally start (and finish) this room.

I am planning to do a follow up post early next week with sources.

For all you mothers out there, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Do yourself a favor, grab a cup of coffee (or wine) and check out the other wonderful reveals.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Lights!

Did you see all the ORC reveals today? 
They are fantastic!!

I have so many ideas swirling in my head right now, for future projects.

My new lights were installed at the end of last week.
I. Love. Them!

See you tomorrow for the ORC reveal!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

(my favorite Otomi in Ellie's room)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

ORC Week 5

Week 5!?
Well, that seemed to go by fast!
Welcome back friends!
This is the second to last post of the One Room Challenge Spring 2015 brought to you by

I have been working on my master bedroom..,

lets be honest.
I am a little nervous.
Like- bitting my nails nervous!
(gross, I know)

Here's the deal-O..,
I decided to go custom on a few pieces.

#1 Fireplace
The woodwork is complete.
Still needs to be painted and stucco'd
My painter was suppose to come Monday.
But,  I have to go out of town that day to help an out-of-state client.
This could be a major problem....

#2 Custom Nightstands
I heard from my carpenter that they were done and at the painters.
good news!
The steel frame bottoms, as of tuesday, haven't been started.
Another big question mark, 
if it will get done in time.

Thats the problem when you go custom.
Everyone has their own schedule. 
Which I totally understand. 
The last thing I want to do, is rush someone for my deadline.

I sit and wait.
twiddle my thumbs.
It will be all fantastic, once the room is done..,
I am just not sure that will be next week.

The good news is..

These babies were delivered on tuesday

I had hoped they would be up before this post.
But my electrician could not come until tomorrow.
other people's schedules.., again;)

I will post a picture once they are up.

In the meantime,
I have a lot of this...

(it keeps my mind off my ORC room..)

A certain soon-to-be 7 year old asked for a 
Minecraft birthday party.

20 little boys will be at my house on Saturday.
I wouldn't have it any other way.

Make sure you check out the other participants here.
Hopefully they have all been a little bit more productive this week.
Its down to the wire!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Etsy Love

I am sure you guys have all hear of Elizabeth Mayville.

Her paintings have been surfing around blogs for years now.

About a year  ago, I contacted Elizabeth - I was sourcing a custom painting for a client.
She had a waiting list which was about a year long (literarily).

I had her put my name on her list, then kinda forgot about it.

So, imagine my surprise when she contacted me this spring- it was my turn!

I wasn't going to let this opportunity pass me up!
So I thought long and hard about what I would like a painting of.

Ellie loves braids. I even had go to youtube university to learn how to french braid.

She wants them in her hair..,
every. single. day.

So, I thought a painting by Elizabeth would be perfect to remember this period in her life. 

I love it!

Elizabeth was so much fun to work with.

Find her etsy store here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ORC-week 4

Welcome back friends!

We have made it to week number 4 of the One Room Challenge. 
Things are about to get real!

3 weeks ago, when I decided to embark on this wild ride, I had no idea what a true challenge it would be! I decided to revamp my master bedroom. You can read all about it here, here and here.

This week I had originally wanted to tackle my gallery wall. 
First thing was to have the lights installed...,

But, they haven't arrived. 
I look for the UPS truck daily.

Finally, I went  to the Cedar and Moss website to check the status and
found out there is a 2-3 week lead time.



 I called the company to see if there was anyway I could get them
Cedar and Moss were really great to work with!
The lights shipped out today.

So back to the gallery wall.
I needed a few new pictures, so I started sourcing art online. 

I had my heart set on this Keery Steele original.
Unfortunately, the B word comes into play here.

I did find this one in her etsy store.
I also got some of my favorite hardware to hang it.

This Max Wanger print is the bomb.
Not sure if I am going to use it in my master bedroom or Ellie's room.

A few fun things happened this week.

The fire place was installed!
I love it.
I designed it to be very simple. I plan on having it stucco'd white.

The Juju hat arrive for above the fire place.
From [here]

Alrighty now. Go see what the others are up to. [here]

Have a wonderful day ya'll!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This Room

I came across Delicious Twice last week.
Once on the Stray Dog Design Blog and then again on Pawney Island Posh

This entire situation is great, but I really love the poster.

I am in the process of designing some play rooms.

The poster would be a great addition!

Find it here

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ORC- Week #3

Here we go!
Week 3 of the One Room Challenge!
I am attempting to makeover our master bedroom.

When I left you last week, I had 3 goals set for myself.

#1- Nightstands
I am happy to report that we have made major progress. I decided to go completely custom and have met with my furniture maker and steel contractor. Both should begin working on them by the end of the week.

#2 Rug
No progress, haven't found anything. 
The search continues!

#3 Lights
Two scones are needed for above my gallery wall. 
I was stumped on what to buy. 
Then while walking around my house, I re-realized my love for the Boston Functional Library sconces
I have a brass single arm in my living room and a pair of bronze double arm in my family room.

Just when I was about to pull the trigger on another, I realized this was my comfort zone.

 I need to try something different. 
So back to the drawing board.

Cedar and Moss have some great lights!
I picked up two Tilt Cone sconces for our master.
Hopefully, they will arrive soon. 
I will keep you updated! 

The major progress in the room was on this bad boy.



He looks amazing! 

So whats up for next week?

My goals include working on the gallery wall and the fire place. 
Hopefully I will have some progress shots for you!

To see what the others are up to, go here.
There are some really fantastic rooms!
I can't wait until all the reveals!