Home office aka Mom Cave sneak peek

Thursday, February 26, 2015

OMG!  Raleigh shut down today as a result of 1 inch of snow yesterday that melted completely. Now the forecast says we might get a foot of snow!  Good thing I have a bottle of wine handy.

I showed you my home office design board in my last post.  Here's a sneak peek of the update in progress.


I fell in love with the gold and white chevron dish and cup at Pier 1.  They just had to come home with me.  I think they were intended for a bathroom, but they are perfect for my desk. I can't seem to find them online.  If I do, I will add a link.

In the mean time, here's a couple more gorgeous home offices that I have rounded up.

Please pin from original source.

 I can't wait to install the new curtains and chandelier! Stay tuned for more.

 Lisa @ Shine Your Light has a great cornice board tutorial.  I am hoping to use her advise for hanging the new cornice in our bathroom.

Come by and check it out!

Home Office and Craft Room and Guest Room

Monday, February 23, 2015

Thank you for sticking with me after my whining complaining about bathroom lighting.  Since we can't find lights that we love within our budget we are going to get the room painted, hang new mirrors, hardware and cornice.  But first we (Nick) have to fill the nail holes and caulk the molding.

I took advantage of the warmer weather this weekend and worked on some spray painting projects.  My creative design juices have been on over drive as of late and I am bouncing around ideas all over the place!  I got cracking of sprucing up my home office aka craft room aka second guest bedroom.  I didn't want to spend a ton as I don't work from home typically and I don't know how long this will get to stay my girly room since our two boys currently share a bedroom.  I threw together a bunch of stuff that we already head and am making over some finds in order to give the room a cohesive look. Hopefully I will have a real sneak peek for you in the next couple of days. 

Do you have a multi purpose room in your house?  Do you have a girly space of your own or a man cave?

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 Lisa @ Shine Your Light has a great cornice board tutorial.  I am hoping to use her advise for hanging the new cornice in our bathroom.

Come by and check it out!

Bathroom Lighting Woes

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Are you all tired of the "Blizzard of 2015?"  We got 1 inch of snow and 1/4 inch of ice in Raleigh and school was closed ALL WEEK!  My whole family is ready to pull their hair out.  Now that the weekend is officially here and our new bathroom lights arrived, I was hoping that we could get the majority of the bathroom redo finished. And that my new bath would look like this:

Yeah right!  I don't have that kind of reno budget but a girl can dream.

I opened the light boxes and they are gorgeous!  I paid close attention to the wattage when ordering the lights and these take 3-65 watt bulbs.  Not bad. But, they are chandelier bulbs which put out less lumens.  Womp womp.  So now we are back to the drawing board.

I am considering these, but am not sure about the shades.

This light would be perfect for the boys bathroom.

I love this look! But it wood involve an electrician and cutting the mirror.

Decor Pad

This look would allow us to use the new mirrors, but still involves an electrician.

I can't find affordable (under $200 each), beautiful, bright light, 3 bulb chrome lights anywhere! Extra points for chrome or crystal accents. No fabric shades.

We struck out at Lowes, Home Depot, Joss & Main, Overstock, and Lamps Plus.  But maybe we missed something.  Any suggestions?

Decor inspiration from a Hotel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today was part snow day, part work from home day and a whole lot of juggling.  Am I the only Mom that feels like I come up short in all areas on days like today?  School is cancelled tomorrow too! Yikes!

Yesterday I posted about some awesome gold and white ceramics from Zgallerie.  Then I remembered that I had seen them before.  In my real life, full-time job, I work in the hospitality field and went on a work field trip to see the new Courtyard and Residence Inn Richmond Downtown. Yall, they are gorgeous hotels!  SO cool!

I love this gallery wall! It's a great mix of shapes and different kinds of art with silhouettes, black and white photography and color artwork.

Gallery Wall

They also mixed in a lot of white ceramic books.

I found many of the artifacts at ZGallerie if you want to achieve a similar look in your home with white and gold decor.

Which piece is your favorite?

Bathroom Lighting

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hey ya'll!  It's snowing here in Raleigh!  Just a tiny bit so far, but school has already been cancelled for tomorrow.

The crown molding is up in our Master Bath!

And we purchased mirrors! Can you tell that I am excited?!? Thank you to everyone who commented on the blog and my Facebook page.  If you follow me on Instagram then you already know which one we picked...none that were shown!

I loved this mirror from ZGallerie, but not the price tag.

And I needed two!  That was over my budget for the entire bathroom redo. We headed to Kirkland's to pick up one of the mirrors in the mock up below (the lower left one).

Luckily, I found a look for less option at Kirkland's. And they were on sale for $38!  And we had a coupon!  

This picture is awful, so check out my Instagram for a better one.

While on the Zgallerie site I found these lovelies on sale:

Back to the bathroom, we ordered these lights from Lowe's.

Chrome Bathroom Vanity Light Cascadia Lighting 3-Light Carlisle 

Now we just have to paint, install mirrors, install lights, hang new towel bars and we will be done. If only it were that easy.

Stay warm and cozy!

Spa Master Bath-Mirror Decisions

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hey guys!  I hope you are having a great weekend so far.  We had a blast today at two different birthday parties.

I am trying to finalize my plans and my budget for our Master Bathroom update.  You may recall that it is builder boring with the original antique white paint on the walls.  I posted a design board here if you want to check it out. It doesn't need much, just a little sprucing up.  I think new mirrors, vanity lights, chandelier, paint and crown molding, and window treatments will do the trick.

I mocked up my top mirror choices and would love your opinion.  I am leaning towards one in particular.  Which one is your favorite?