Friday, March 17, 2017

Guest Bedroom- Before and After (FINALLY!!)

You guys- this room is complete, well... I fell like everything is a work in progress, and ya know, I always am on the hunt for more art and furniture. But I mean walls and floors and beds are done and done! 




I started ripping wall paper down on New Year's day... and finally after three months I am able to post an "after." Whit and I both work full time jobs (like 40++ hrs a week) and then at night we come home and work on projects (mostly) and use weekends as well- obviously we do other stuff from time to time, but this house is a labor of love for sure! Not complaining though, renovating a home like this is a dream come true, promise!

Check out this post to see progress pics and where I found the twin beds... The beds make this room. We were originally going to put them on the back wall, but then there wasn't enough room for the closet doors to open. So we moved them to each side of the far left window- which I think makes the room feel a bit more evenly spaced- if that makes sense? 

Bedding is from Red Land Cotton and the shams are a clearance find from Pottery Barn. Hands down best euro pillow inserts can be found here... They are amazingly comfy and keep the best shape! I order a 26"x26" size to fit the 24" standard euro sham.

That label tho... 

Original chandelier, just cleaned up a bit, and I removed the glass candelabra things... 

Bentwood chairs may be one of my favorite things, you can use them at a dining table, for side tables, for odd corners etc... very versatile!  And always throw a plant on top of a pile of anything!

This closet makes me happy- hangers for guests, and an empty basket for whatever... I scored these baskets from Target in the home utility sections, I think they were marketed for firewood... seems better suited for blankets :). 

Has anyone noticed how beat up old ass leather is like the coolest thing ever? Funny story- this was a chair from my parents house (I think they bought it from JCPenney circa 1998). Our former roomie Ben, took it when my parents were renovating their kitchen/living room. He didn't take it when he moved out soo... I am totally claiming owners rights on this thing.

I found this side table at a road-side antique place. It was painted hot pink, barf. But nothing my flat black BM Onyx (best black color IMO) couldn't handle.

A close up of the floors. I am obsessed with them. So very cool. And how awesome is this rug from TJ Maxx... I recently got it, so if you needed an excuse to go there, here it is. 

I scored the flying pig art from Kirkland's (no judging plz)... I don't think they sell it online, but a print can be found here. It is amazing, and IDK why, but I love it so much.

Vintage glass knobs help keep the new closet doors looking eclectic. 

Lowe's lamp y'all. 

Above my flying pig is a vintage landscape print from Eleven54 on Wood.

Blue and white planter from Salvation Army- and the plant is just one of those tropicals from Home Depot. A little bit of sunlight and a little bit of water weekly is all they need. So easy! 

The mirrors above the bed are actually from the Jack & Jill bathroom! The drop leaf table in between the bed was from the Athens, Alabama Habitat Re-Store, $35. It is solid wood, heavy and has some scratches, which I love as it adds character and makes it look like it has been in this bedroom forever! 

Check out this post for the curtains and hardware I used & the bamboo shades were a Home Depot clearance find... I scored five of them, for our five upstairs windows for $7 each. I mean... it pays to check out the clearance section, literally. 

I love this bedroom and I am so happy we have a great space for guests to stay. Thanks for being patient, but I should have more projects to share in the VERY near future. 

Have a fantastic weekend, y'all! 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Target Home Sale

So... I have rounded up all kinds of favorites from Target. They are having an awesome sale right now, and then most everything is also an additional 10% off with code PRESIDENT. In our little town, we do not have a Super Target, just a regular one, so a lot of stuff I love online, isn't in the store. Thank goodness someone invented online shopping w/ free ship :). Links to each item below the pics. Enjoy! 

pink chair // pouf // pillow // side table 

wish bone back chair // console table // accent table // mushroom lamp
arm chair // side table // throw pillow // side chair

Friday, February 3, 2017

Remodel Progress & Product Sources

Happy Friday friends! We are still waist deep in remodeling two bedrooms and the jack & jill bathroom, but I can see the light! This weekend we plan to tackle the floor in the red room (we will be using this process again) and I cannot wait to see the space transform with white plank floors. I painted the sub floor white, so that if there are spaces b/w the planks, the wood color won't show through (something I should have done for the black floors in our great room!). 

We finally got all the dang wallpaper off the walls in the other guest bedroom (the one we are painting navy- we decided on BM's Hale Navy). Whit tried his hand at skim coating, and it worked fabulously! It was actually a quick and easy process(by that I mean it took him two nights after work). Tonight we are going to move all the $h!t out of that room, tape off windows, lights etc... and paint the trim glossy white!

This is why the old carpet had to go.... I mean... This is what any old carpet looks like, which is why you should rip it out!

For the tub in the bathroom- the biscuit color had to go- so I refinished our tub! Yes, you do NOT have to hire someone to redo your bathroom, just get this awesome product and go to town! 

(my thighs do touch, this pic is an amazing optical illusion)

They make a chip repair kit, a brush on version, and a spray on application! I liked the brush, as I was more in control- but a spray may be good for a shower? Just be sure to follow their instructions and safety guidelines carefully! I also watched this video which helped- I recommend reading the instructions twice and watching the video twice to make sure you completely follow all the steps. 

I still have to do two more coats, but wanted to share the progress. I am undecided on if I want the base to be black or white?!

This vanity (two of them) are what we will install after the tile. They have legs and a bottom shelf that they will sit on, and I simply cannot wait to have these pretties installed. I will be honest though, it kind of felt dirty buying something brand spankin new??? Like a little piece of me died since I didn't find these on the side of the road or at the thrift store, ha! We picked both of them up for 40% off! I do not plan to keep the faucet or hardware. I have these faucets in my amazon basket RN- and I am in love. 

Can't wait to decorate these puppies with some succulents and yummy smelling soap!

Thinking this light fixture, but in polished chrome for the bathroom? IDK yet. I am waiting to decide finishing touches until the tile and walls and vanity's are finished. 

We decided on this tile, with gray grout (pictured above) I highly suggest going online or to a Floor & Decor store for tile or counter tops- their prices and quality cannot be beat!

This precious penny tile was a close second...  

I thought these long white tiles were super cool- would be awesome as a backsplash in a herringbone pattern- if you had a large wall space to cover. Hmm... I may have to re-redo our kitchen... 

For the red room- these are the twin beds I purchased from a local antique store- Hodgepodge Antiques. They were $425 for both- which is a ton of money (IMO). They are federal style with barley twist spindles, and I think the are just the coolest things ever.  Online, similar beds go for like $1000+  and the ones I purchased are in MINT condition. A little tip my instabestie Meg Hall gave me on buying antique furniture, or anything used for that matter- check out how much it would be to buy the same thing new! Similar wooden twin beds, like here, are more expensive for just one bed than what I paid for both! Duh!

I have been wanting to stop into a local lamp store for awhile now, and I finally did and died & went to heaven. The store is called Southern Shades, and it was amazing! They had the coolest freaking lamps ever, they were pricey, but they have a sale right now, and I can't get this beauty off my mind... They are actually priced just fine, it is just that I am cheap. I do plan on taking him a few lamps I have now and having shades made for the lamps- after visiting this store I am never buying lamp shades for a box store again! I need like 5 promotions though before I stop buying lamps from thrift stores, lol. 

Not really related, but I bought six black shades with gold liners for our kitchen chandelier, as it was just too bright, and the lamp shades are made in Meridian, MS! They are truly southern shades y'all :).

Speaking of local, I am in the process of washing our set of  Red Land Cotton classic hemstitched twin sheets. Red Land Cotton is a cotton farm right here in North Alabama. The USA made, 100% cotton bed sheets are literally the best thing ever. We have partnered with them on the twin beds after buying their king hemstitch sheets for our bedroom. I cannot wait to photograph the sheets on the beds in the finished bedroom. Our guests are so lucky they will be able to sleep on these puppies! Splurging a bit on sheets that will last forever, and are super soft, are totally worth it. They continue to offer more and more products that are made from their cotton & offer 15% off if you sign up for their newsletter! Duh!! Be sure to check them out!

I never keep the bows, but this black and white is just too good!

And because no matter what stage in life I will be in, I will always love IKEA. Sure, some of their stuff is cheap and crappy, but there are things from there that I think are way affordable and super durable. 

Like the Ritva curtain, the Racka rod, Entreratt finials and Betydlig wall/ceiling kit. The curtains are sold in packs of two, and they made them 118" long, which is perfect for our house- short curtains are literally the worst. IDK why most stores only carry 85" curtains??

I use black non-stick hangers for our clothes, but in our coat closet and guest bedrooms, I like to have wooden hangers available. Kind of hotel-ish. $5/pack. 

Ikea has baskets- I plant to stick a tall plant in this one, and have it in one of the bedrooms. 

... Our entryway... currently. I am actually kind of a clean/neat freak, so this definitely makes me a bit crazy, but I just have to mentally block it out, because I know it is only temporary!

You guys- have a fabulous weekend and hopefully very soon I will be able to share "after" photos of at least one of the three rooms we are working on :) 

Thanks for reading, as always!