Friday, January 24, 2014

Master Bath Reno Design

If you have been a reader of this blog for the last year of so you have probably read about my bemoaning of missing design and working in general. 

Well I don't know what is going on but free lance design work has been coming my way lately! I don't know what I did or why but I am so grateful and feeling especially blessed right now. I am enjoying this ride because I don't know how long it will last.

My most recent project completion was a master bath redesign. The couple wanted a change but nothing too out there as they are planning on selling in a few years. They also wanted to keep the new sink faucets they had installed. The client showed me some inspiration images of spaces she liked and we went from there!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Modern Rustic Beach House Design

So what is the deal with the weather lately? Here in OK we had a beautiful weekend- then the last two days have been crazy cold again! And everywhere else it seems to be snowing- go away already winter! I'm ready for warmer temps! I really need to move somewhere tropical because I can't handle anything below 70.

Anyway- if you follow me on Instagram you probably saw me hinting around to a design project I was fortunate be given recently. The project was for a couple in California who purchased a vacation rental in a seaside community in Northern California. Gorgeous. Serene. Jealous. Well I'm jealous of it anyway.

But at least I got to be a part of it by choosing the furniture for it. The couple wanted a modern look to fit the house but wanted a rustic relaxing feel as well. They requested I choose furniture only from certain websites so they could order the furniture easily and have it installed.

First up was the living/ dining sitting area.

They had existing couches and an existing dining table they requested I work with. The area is open with a sitting area complete with fireplace, dining space with office area, and living room with expansive windows with a beautiful view.

In the end we switched a few things up due to budget concerns and their personal tastes. Here is how the final design turned out:

There were also two guest bedrooms that needed attention as well. I had two options to share for them:

Option 1:

Option 2:

Then after some tweaking and editing their final decision:

And finally the master suite. There was a large window they were hoping to have some sort of seating underneath. There were a lot of doors in this room that we had to work around but I think it turned out well.

This was a fun project and I am hoping they send me pictures when everything is installed! 

And I think that this goes to show that you don't need a ton of money or high end furnishings to create a beautiful cohesive home.

Till Next Time!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Shabby Headboard Bench

Happy Weekend!!! I don't know about anyone else but I am so excited for this long weekend. The weather is supposed to be nice, I'm going check out a new junk store down the road, and who knows what else is in store!

I've been meaning to share this furniture makeover for some time now- I've been to busy and to much of a procrastinator to get around to it though. Until today!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Total Randomness

Blog Silence- that's where I've been lately. I have an awesome furniture makeover to share but haven't even blogged about it yet! But it's for good reason. When it rains it pours, feast of famine, and all those cliches have been my life lately. 

After a long dry spell I have been fortunate enough to score some design jobs as of late and of course they have tight deadlines. Looking forward to sharing those soon!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Candle Holders Made from an Antique Beam

I hope everyone has had time to recover from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I know for one am ready to get back into a routine. And I think even the kids are ready to be back in school since Con-Man has been asking me every morning if it was school day. Maybe he's just tired of seeing me all day everyday. :)

One of the ways I'm getting back in the swing of things is finishing a few projects that I've had hanging over my head. The first up is this old beam:

I found it being thrown out during heavy trash pick up a few weeks ago. I thought even though it was in rough shape I could still make something out of it. 

First up was chopping it up into manageable pieces with the circular saw:

After some prep work- mainly sanding and smoothing out, it was time to paint. I've had this Modern Masters Bronze paint and Patina that I have been dying to use for ages! It's paint with real copper and zinc bits in it that react to the Blue Patina and give it an aged look.

My first attempt was not so impressive. One coat of paint covered very well so I went a head and sprayed the Patina on with lackluster results. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cozy Christmas at Home

I hope everyone has had a happy Holiday Season. We're finally getting back into the swing of things around the house now that New Years has passed. This year for Christmas we did something a little unusual for us- we stayed home!

We have never stayed home for Christmas. We are always traveling to Louisiana where we drive between 3 cities visiting our respective families. This year was going to be no different until the day we were leaving. The Hubs had been sick with a nasty stomach virus (occupational hazard from working with kids...) and I was afraid the Saw-Man had caught it since he had been acting unwell that morning. 

We were still going to stick with our original plans but as we were leaving Friday evening after work an ice storm hit Oklahoma and most of Northern Texas. We drove about 30 minutes and decided if there was one year we were going to stay home this was it. It was to dangerous for us to continue of for another 8 hrs that night.

So home it was!

We had fun doing winter activities and just relaxing.

Our first attempt at Christmas Cookies werent the prettiest but they sure tasted good!

Other than at home Christmas fun we took a trip to the "Big City" (Oklahoma City) did some  Christmas shopping, finally saw Santa, went hiking, and just enjoyed some quality family time.

After waiting almost an hour they informed us that Santa was about to take a 1 hr break. I almost had a heart attack since we had driven 2 hrs and had been waiting forever to see him.

Thank goodness they let us be the last family before his break! The other people behind us were upset...

After Christmas Eve Mass- I think Con was super excited for Santa to come!

I hope everyone has had a good holiday season!! Merry Late Christmas! :)