Sabado, Enero 31, 2015

~painting interior doors black~

A few years ago I painted 90% of our interior doors black.
I love them.
They do require more upkeep as they show more dust and
when you have pets they show every little mark.

These are a few of my favorites from my Pinterest board called black and white.
When the sun comes up I will take a picture of my latest doors I painted black and post on
Make sure to look there later today!


Biyernes, Enero 30, 2015

Inspiration File: Minimalistic Country Home in South Hampton

No matter where you are on the builder grade to beautiful spectrum, one thing is very important: inspiration! Inspiring images help you find the style(s) you love and a beautiful inspiration room is a great place to start designing a room love you. So today, we have some beautiful inspiration, courtesy of Cezign designer Cecilia […]

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Intricate network of stairs

The intricate network of stairs, walls and glass create, if nothing else, an eye-catching structure for neighbours to gawk at and peer into. An algorithmic house by Yuusuke Karasawa made from steel and glass via Spoon Tamago

Huwebes, Enero 29, 2015

DIY Gold Leaf Candle Holders

Hi there Remodelaholic readers! Ursula from Home Made by Carmona back again and excited to share with you my latest DIY project. Last time I shared how to make a beautiful orange pomander floral arrangement, and a DIY floating frame, and today I’m sharing how to make sophisticated candle holders from shot glasses! First you have to […]

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Classic Chic: The Clawfoot Tub

The clawfoot tub is a fixture that has truly withstood the test of time. Case in point: the new and reinvented clawfoot tubs are remarkably similar to their vintage counterparts, proving that the design is virtually timeless. In decades past, many people unfortunately discarded their “outdated” clawfoot tubs in favor of newer models, but today […]

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~thrifty Thursday~{super bowl table runner}

Do you want to make a custom table runner for the big game?
All you need is a little time and the following:

Brown craft paper. You can buy postal wrap or brown craft wrapping paper.
This can be found at any office supply store, Target, etc.

Sharpies in the color of your team, mine are blue and green, duh :)

You will need letters and numbers, you can buy these at the office supply store as well.
You will also need a ruler.

Start by cutting your paper to the length of your table, plus some for overhang.

You can use this diagram as a reference:

It's best to pencil in all the lines first, then go over once you are satisfied, with your sharpie.
A fine point sharpie works best for the inside and a fat tip for the border.

After everything is drawn out you can start adding your numbers and letters
 according to the diagram above.

Go Hawks!


Exterior Lighting {Charming Outdoor Lanterns}

White Farmhouse Exterior - Copper Outdoor Lanterns and Sconces - Southern Living Idea House 2012 - Historical ConceptsSouthern Living Idea House by Historical Concepts One of my favorite design elements in a home is charming outdoor lighting. I’ve added an outdoor lantern to the porch of almost every house we have owned in the past. So far in this house we haven’t changed any outdoor lighting, but these delightful ideas are inspiring me! Jen Langston Interiors t-Olive Properties BHG […]

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Miyerkules, Enero 28, 2015

~rustic wood shelving~

Currently obsessed, you?

Our baking niche below in our kitchen I used scaffolding planks cut down.

This picture is old, but here I used a very tall vintage door, cut in half, 
 as 2 shelves on our dining room wall.
{now they are used as "shutters" in our dining room!}

The rest of the photos are from my Pinterest.....
another obsession of mine.


Painted Storage Baskets

Hello it is me again, Vidya from Whats Ur Home Story here to share a quick and easy project idea. The word on my mind this year is Organize. Be it in the kitchen, laundry, or closet a little bit of organization goes a long way. And as you all know baskets are a great […]

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Our Media Room {FAQ on our Navy Sectional}

Media Room Navy Sectional - The Inspired RoomFrom time to time I like to share some of my FAQ from readers on the blog. Today I thought I would answer a question I get quite often about this room we call our “media room.” I haven’t talked about this room much, so no wonder there are always questions about the sectional and how it’s holding […]

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Merest sliver of a balustrade

Minimal staircase with the merest sliver of a balustrade. Open maple treads nonchalantly cantilever out from a sinuous white flank wall by Rick Mather Architects.

Here Comes the Sun

In the aftermath of today’s “blizzard,” we could all use a little bit of sunshine in our lives. The bad news: the sun’s not due to shine (at least not to our standards) for another three months. Fortunately there’s plenty of sun-inspired home decor to brighten up even the bleakest days. Bring a ray of […]

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Martes, Enero 27, 2015

Chalkboard Love Poster Printable

Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli. Last month I was here sharing these Motivational Prints and I am back again with another printable designed just for you! With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I have love on my mind. I thought it would be fun to create a chalkboard art print that can be used […]

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Navy Blue Interiors with Hints of Copper and Emerald Green

Navy Blue interiors are classic!!   Often associated with nautical themes, navy blue is much more complex and sophisticated than red, white and blue.   I like to pair navy with shades of brown and taupe.  Metallic finishes can be silver or gold tones, but I prefer shades of copper and gold.  And if you really want […]

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~get a weathered wood look on painted furniture~

Restoration Hardware is famous for it's weathered wood surfaces.

Years ago I set out to create this look on our dining room table, which was painted black.
It was actually a super simple process, so I thought I'd share with you how I did it.

The first thing I did was sand all the black off.
I could've used a paint stripper, but it was the middle of winter and I didn't want the fumes.
Besides that I always work on impulse, and sandpaper and a palm sander was all I had on hand.
I didn't worry too much about getting in all the nooks and crannies.

When that was all sanded I lived with it like this for a while.
Then when I couldn't stand the orangey color anymore, I headed to Home Depot and got some weathered gray stain.

I used a cheap foam brush and a rag to apply the stain and then wipe off, until I got the color I was hoping for.

 The result was just what I was looking for.

A close up of the before below....

And the after.
For not much money and minimal work, it made a huge difference.


The beauty of wood

Large timber treads for Leeds Performing Arts building by Opsis Architects via Archdaily

What lies beneath…

Emergency stairwell for an office in Abu Dhabi.

A Memorable Kitchen: 4 Takeaway Tips

Blue Kitchen Island - Lee Ann Thornton InteriorsLee Ann Thornton in House Beautiful I love analyzing photos of rooms to notice design ideas and find takeaway tips I can use in my own home. What makes a room memorable? Even if we can’t remodel a kitchen in the same way, the principles we take away can be applied to our own space in small ways […]

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Welcome, little Margot

Last week our sweet Margot Julia joined us! She is the tiniest little peanut - just barely six pounds - but we can already tell that she'll be just as fiery and independent as her big sisters! :)

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It wasn't nearly the dramatic birth story that Evie had, but Margot came just as fast! I went in for my 38 week appointment on the morning of the 14th and found out that the baby had flipped and was breech again! It was hugely disappointing for me. I had worked so hard to get her to turn three or four different times - it looked like she just preferred to be head up for some reason. I had gotten more comfortable with the idea of a c-section (whatever it takes to get them here safe, right?), but I still wanted to try to avoid surgery if possible since I had been able to with my other births.

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The last couple of visits, the umbilical cord had been wrapped around Margot's head, but this time the cord was out of the way and my doctor wanted to turn her. He scheduled a version procedure at the hospital for that same afternoon, which is where they try to manually turn the baby. It is about as uncomfortable as it sounds. After almost an hour of digging into my belly (which is bruise central now), my doctor finally got Margot to turn head down. We talked and talked about our options and we decided to break my water and get her delivered before she could flip again. It was a hard decision, because I don't really love the idea of an induction, but I really didn't want a c-section if it could be avoided.

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Just a few short hours after my water broke, tiny, perfect Margot joined us. I feel like I got so much insight into what happened with Evie's labor this time. I learned just how fast my body goes through transition - I went from 4cm to a birthed baby in about 30 minutes! That half hour is insanely intense, but also kind of great that the really hard part is over so quickly, right?

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We have the most serious perma heart eyes for Margot. I have a feeling this kid will never learn to crawl or walk - she is being held for about 23 hours a day! We just can't get enough of her. I pretty much just want to stare at her for the rest of my life.

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I'm easing my way back into work (slowly) and have a goal to post here a couple times a week. And of course I'll be on Instagram  and Pinterest every day. As always, thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support and well-wishes about Margot. I really love and appreciate you guys. It has been amazing to get to share my life with you all for the past seven years and feel you cheering me on every step of the way. xoxoxo