Hello there! I recently posted here that we are in the beginning stages of doing our bathroom renovation. It is so exciting. While I wait for operation bathroom renovation I decided to distract myself by looking for some bathroom accessories. Usually bathrooms are a smaller area than most of your rooms in your home, but that does not mean there is any lack of areas to decorate! From soap dispensers to towels there are so many great options and frankly I am having a hard time deciding! Here are a few options I have found to go along with my Natural Modern design.
I had posted a few months back the progress of the Nautical Playroom I decorate at my Mother In Law’s house and never showed the final reveal! I have been so bad about being consistent with my posts. I guess better two months late than never???? Here is how the kid’s playroom turned out.
The bedding had to be the best part about putting this room together. I was so excited to find those red and white striped pillows at HomeGoods, along with the whale pillow and throw. I have linked to all items I purchased in previous posts if you are interested. You can find them here and here. This post has me ready for summertime!
It is week three of the One Room Challenge put on by Calling it Home. If you have been following along I am going strong on redecorating my Mother In Laws’ playroom she has for her grandchildren. The theme I went with is Nautical. I have already picked up most of the decor and other necessities needed for the room at this point. This week I am currently trying to find a banner/pendant for above the window. Which one do you like?
I also made some DIY framed art to go on a few of the shelves. I was perusing the aisles of my Joann’s when I spotted some super cute nautical stencils. I immediately thought I could somehow make some art for the room with them. I then thought about using some gold leaf paint and voila! There grew my idea for the DIY art. Super simple and super cute. Here is what you will need:
Super cute nautical stencils 6″(unfortunately not available online) They were only 3.49 for 25! Plus you could use a coupon to get even cheaper!
This is truly a beginner level project. You simply cut your card stock to size of frame, either trace your stencil or start painting it onto the card stock. The liquid gold leaf is very thin so I would start in the middle and work your way out. I love the real gold sheen of the liquid gold leaf,but you could also use acrylic paint or whatever you have on hand. Now I am trying to see what else could use these adorable stencils!
Well hello there! It has been so long since I sat down to write a new post…4 months to be exact! I have missed it so much but have also enjoyed getting to do other things that I enjoy and that needed to be taken care of. For my first post I decided to join a little party that is going on over at Calling it Home. I just stumbled upon this One Room Challenge going on stating today! There are many talented designers and blog writers that are participating as well. If you want to follow along just search #oneroomchallenge on Instagram and there you will find a ton of eye candy! Basically, this challenge is about choosing one room and sharing the progress along the way for 6 weeks.
I debated on redoing a new room or to join in with a room I am currently working on. To make it easier on myself I thought I better share the playroom over at my Mother In Laws’ home. She asked me to help decorate it after she got new carpet and painted the walls. It was a blank slate. I decided to go with a Nautical theme as the rest of her home is very coastal and it would be something she would enjoy. It is also a style I LOVE so it was a win…win.
I had just received my Pottery Barn Kids catalog and gathered some ideas from there and then of course headed over to Pinterest for some more inspiration.
I have already started on the room and am excited to share with you the process. This is the second room I have done for my Mother In Law and am so thankful for the opportunity to do this for her. Check back next Thursday for some more progress photos! Here is my TO-DO list and a few before pics:
I have not been thrifting in so long! Mainly, because I do not need anything. On my birthday I had some time to shop. Shane was with me so we hit up the mall. He was such a trooper! I went to MAC and Sephora, not so fun for a five year old boy, but we did stop at the Disney Store(which is fun for Mama too). After the mall I decided to stop into our Savers Thrift Store. It is across the way from our mall. I haven’t had too much luck here. I am not big on buying clothes at Thrift Stores, but I love getting home goods and books there. I decided to give it another try and I am glad I did!
As soon as I walked in I saw a bunch of design books displayed. Happy Birthday to me!!!! Two were on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and another looked like a text book about Interior Design. They were marked 3.99 each but, the cashier was extra nice and gave them to me for .99 cents each! Unfortunately, that was the end of my treasure findings. I did spot the cuteset pineapple wood carved bowls. There were 6 of them. I placed them in my basket and continued to shop. I thought they would be adorable on a summer time party table, used to hold nuts or candies. I was in love with them but did I really NEED them, no. Each was wrapped up as sets of three. Only one was marked as 3.99. I even thought they might give them all to me at 3.99 which would be a great price, but 3.99 for each set…I wasn’t too sure. I then noticed one had a big chip in it…not a potato chip an actual piece missing:).This did it for me and I put them back. This was a mistake. I have been thinking about those darn pineapple bowls ever since. I keep coming across other pineapple items that would go lovely with those pineapple bowls. So, I went back today! Now my bday was on Saturday and it is now thursday that I went back to search for my beloved pineapple bowls. My hopes were not high in finding them but…….they were there!!!! Not all six but just three and the three without the chipped one…score! This is a long and dramatic story but, I am so happy I went back!
I also found a few other treasures on my second trip. One was a brass bird. I see these a lot in design and especially in MCM design. I also found a brass whale. Do I need a brass whale? NO, but I knew if I left it there I would be back a few days later. He now lives in Shane’s room. Each brass item was 2.99. So, for around 13.00 I think I scored!