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Bedroom Updates

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Remember when I said I was going to buy a headboard about a year ago? And then talked about it again a couple of months ago? Well it’s a Christmas miracle because I finally did it and obviously bought a completely different headboard than I said I was going to. Then the exact same day I happened to find a really good rug in World Market for sale and I couldn’t say no. So approximately one year later, we are making some definite progress on the bedroom. Now all I need to do is figure out the nightstand situation, decide on wall art, and buy fabric for my mom to reupholster some chairs.


ONE – I’ve been going back and forth about large scale art over the headboard vs. round gold mirror but I’m leaning towards gold mirror even though I already have 200 of them. They just make my heart happy.

TWO – After one year, two posts, and hours upon hours of online searching, I finally decided to go with a simple upholstered headboard with nail button trim. Maybe one day I will buy the one I desperately want from Serena and Lily, but I just can’t fathom spending that kind of cash right now. This one is very reasonable, even more so when I bought it at 20% off, and it gets great reviews.

THREE – This is the classic bedding I purchased last year from Restoration Hardware. It is about a million degrees right now so we have been using a light blanket instead, but I will break it back out when it gets to be fall (FALL IS COMING)!

FOUR – A pretty pillow for cheap from World Market. Real cheap.

FIVE – I really didn’t have any intentions of buying a rug for under the bed. Our bedroom is carpet and we already have a rug in the little sitting around on the right side of the room so it wasn’t necessary. But I fell in love with how this one is a little bit tribal while still being neutral. The website says that it is black but in person it looks a bit navy, which is perfect since I have mostly navy, blue, and black in the room.

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Fabric Bubb

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hi friends! It’s been awhile. In fact, this has been the longest time between posts since we started this little blog in 2011. This started out as a place where we shared DIYs and party decor, but now we pretty much just share whatever it is we are spending our time on whether it be home decor, calligraphy, or photography. This means a whole lot less DIY and a whole lot more random. We’ve never really made money off of this – it was just something we liked to do. So when we’ve been less inspired to post, we just haven’t. We’re sorry. We promise we still love you. Can you tell that I’ve been feeling guilty?

As of late, Megan has been calligraphying into all hours of the night and I have been super busy with work, as well as learning how to be a website developer (code and all), and then also second shooting weddings. I’ve been terribly happy but also terribly busy. So busy that I’ve barely even thought about house decorating at all recently. Tonight I just realized how much I need to update most of my pillows, which I’m pretty sure I said I was going to do like a year ago. I have a couple of attractive pillows Meg gave me but most of the rest are left over from college when I was still in love with damask. I no longer love damask. The thing is, they cost money, and unless it’s film, film processing, or something for our trip to Ireland in the fall, I have been refusing to spend money. Then I found Fabric Bubb which has gorgeous, fresh, non-stuffy patterns at pretty reasonable prices. I’ve decided to buy a couple of yards for my mom to make pillows of, which will be way cheaper than buying a bunch of $30-$50 pillows. (Thanks mom!) Here are some of my favorites. So good right?


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Laundry Room After

Monday, March 23, 2015

Well we finished the laundry room and it was every bit as magical as I hoped.  Mostly because there are no longer random pieces of furniture strewn all over the hallway being in my way.  We haven’t quite put the doors back on the closet/room but that is a minor detail that I can’t be bothered with right now.  Because look how glorious!


Please keep in mind that this is obnoxiously difficult to photograph.  The light sources aren’t great and it is super cramped so I couldn’t find an angle that would really capture it’s beauty.  But that’s ok.  As per usual, I forgot to take a real before picture because we get so excited about the project that we jump right in….and then take 5 months to finish. Here is a picture I took while we were painting after I realized that I hadn’t taken a before picture.  There were those standard metal racks at the very top of the closet with lots and lots of crap on them.  And you can see the paint situation.  Also, we got a new washer and dryer because the old ones were made in approximately 1975 and took 5 times to wash and dry one load of clothes.  Obnoxious.


We painted the room the same color as our front living room and downstairs powder room – Benjamin Moore Opal Essence.  The shelving unit and drying rack are from Ikea, the striped bins are from the Container Store, and the painting is by Clare Elsaesser.  And that is actually sugar in the glass container.  Because I thought it would look pretty but didn’t want to pour actual detergent in it.  Don’t tell anyone.




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