Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kitchen Backsplash

I'm lucky enough to have a contractor for a dad and it's amazing.  Really it's a blessing and a curse.  I think anytime I want something new done it's no big deal, my dad can do it.  In reality, it's always a bigger job than I think.  However, my dad is amazing and always gets it done for me, simply the best.  I still to this day don't know why we don't have a business together, him the contractor and me the decor.  It'd be great, at least I think so ha!  

Anyway, I kept saying how much I wanted my kitchen backsplash done.  I was over my parents for Sunday dinner and pestering my dad but in a fun way saying it'd be so nice to come home from work and have it done (since I knew he was off, January usually is his slow time and he gets a little break.)  I'm sure you're all guessing what happened....I came home from work Monday and noticed someone brought in our garbage can from the road and that clicked in my head as "dad was here!!"  He still can't believe that the garbage can gave him away, kind of funny.  I walked in and saw he got all the materials and started.  I was so excited and was laughing because he actually did it, he just showed up and did it, the best!  Perks of moving back home and being near family :)

I went with classic subway tile and gray grout to help the tiles pop against all the white.  I love the timeless look.  I plan to add pops of color throughout the kitchen but of course that will all come with time.  As I'm sitting here looking at this picture it just hit me that it'd be really fun to paint the block that are knives are in...

Just another view...I proably should have turned off the microwave light so you didn't see the glow.  We leave that light on all the time and I didn't even think about it.

So there she is, our white kitchen with a backsplash.  There is so much light pouring in the windows that the cabinets are practically shining here but I'm not complaining, I love the natural light.  

I definitely plan on changing out the rug and have a pretty good idea what's going to replace it.  It's a great rug but I'm ready for something new.  I want to do something fun to those pantry doors but that's still an idea running through my mind.

Until next time...


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dining Room Updates

Hey all!  I just wanted to check in and show how different (I think) our dining room looks with our new rug that I am in love with.  I seriously think it's my favorite decor in the house!  As you remember, there was the lovely struggle with the previous rug that you can read about here and see below.

I will admit I was not the biggest fan of the color when this rug showed up.  It's supposed to be grey but I think it has a subtle purple hue to it.  The color of our table just clashes with it in my opinion plus the whole wool shedding problem...

Now onto the best rug ever...

Isn't she just gorgeous?  I just love, love, loveee this rug.  It just makes me so happy when I walk downstairs and see it first thing, or when I'm in the kitchen just looking over at it, or when I'm just simply staring at it from wherever I am because I love it that much...okay end long run on sentence ha!

Gah, just one more look for you, I love it!!  I love that the table runner I bought years ago from Pier 1 that ties in so well too.  I'm telling ya, favorite purchase to date (okayyy maybe favorite purchase that goes on the floor.)

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Source List

Safavieh Rug

nuLOOM rug

Dining Room Table

Dining Room Buffet


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Let's talk sofa tables

Sofa table, sideboard, console, whatever you'd like to call it, I'm in search of a new one.  I want it to be a nice chunky piece of furniture.  Yes, I just referred to it as chunky.  I'd love for it to have a turquoise or lime green pop to it...this is where I wish I could design what I see in my mind.  My dad can basically build me anything I want but when it comes to painting something that's where I struggle.  I would like it to be a dark wood like piece.  You know how some items have a finish where some color is applied, that's where the green or turquoise would be awesome in my opinion.  I say all of this but then at the same time, I'd be happy finding the right piece if it was white or even a who knows what I'll end up with...for now, here's some inspiration.

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