Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!

Hi Glam readers!!!  Happy Friday!  Things feel like they're moving at warp speed and I'm up to my ears in projects, white box challenge projects, the whole nine yards!
I have a couple of very exciting things I'll be sharing with you soon!!!
Be sure to check back often, so you don't miss anything!

Today, I have another great round up of affordable finds for you.
Easter is right around the corner and I couldn't resist sharing these with you, all of these finds would be perfect for hosting a Spring brunch!

These little egg cups are perfect for a Spring table!  I love that they're white, which makes them neutral enough to go with any decor and color scheme!

You'll need some great, seasonal food at that brunch!  These pancake mixes are sure to do the trick!  It's also available in Myer Lemon, which I think may be a very delish pancake for Spring!

I love the colors of these measuring spoons!  So fresh and colorful!

These beautiful cotton napkins are just $4 each and come in three different color selections.  Perfect to add a fresh pop of Springtime to your table!

These pretty little bakers are just $3 each!  Perfect for individual serving sizes and I love the colors these come in!

I hope you enjoyed today's little round up!

Are you ready for Spring?

I love how fresh and new everything feels in the Spring.  It feels like a whole new beginning and that should definitely be celebrated!

What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate the Spring?

I would love to hear about them!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Price Tag Reveal!!!

Hi Glam readers!!!!

I love that several of you guessed the price of the craigslist rug!

One of you guessed what I paid!!!!

This 8x10 Moroccan goodness set me back a whopping $75!

I thought it was a steal!  Especially because it was in such pristine shape!

What do you think?  Good find?  Great price?

Have you found any steals lately?

I would love to hear about them!!!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

You Paid WHAT For That?!?

Hi Glam readers! 
Most of you know, I'm always on the hunt for affordable, great design.  My standards are high, much higher than my budget, but with a little hunting and a lot of perseverance.  You can find exactly what you want for your home at a great price.  In that spirit, I thought it would be fun to do a new little feature here at Goodwill Glam called, "You Paid WHAT For That?!?"
It will be in the same vain as The Price Is Right, if you will.
I'll share my latest design find, and you all try to guess the price tag, then the following day, I will reveal the price.

Sounds fun, right??

The Moroccan rug has long been considered a classic, popping up in beautifully designed spaces everywhere.

13 Reasons Why Moroccan Rugs Are An Excellent Choice. Love the sleek, fresh and open feel of this room. Organic.


love this little white living room w/ the moroccan rug and saarenin side table


Eclectic Home Tour of Hi Sugarplum - love this gorgeous living room with pale blue sofa and colorful pillows

Hi Sugarplum

Burlap And Lace

They are lovely!  A great sized rug will set you back quite a bit though.  An 8x10 can easily run you anywhere from $800-$1600.  There are sales and even more affordable options, but an 8x10 will always be pricey because of the size.  As you may recall, my lovely vintage sofa is 8 feet long, so I need the 8x10...anything smaller would just be all wrong for the furniture and space.

I regularly troll Craigslist and second hand sites for things that are on my "must have" list.  Lately, I've been checking on the rug regularly because, I knew we would need it in the newly designed white box challenge,

Imagine my absolute glee when I came across this beauty on Craigslist!

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I was in contact with the seller for days because someone else had already contacted her about it and then fell through...craigslist tip...strike early and follow up frequently!  When she finally said the other person had fallen through, I made arrangements to go check it out that day.

Luckily, it fit all my requirements!  It was the exact rug I had been looking for, in the exact size I wanted and it was in pristine condition!

So...what do you think this 8x10 beauty set me back???

Comment with your guesses and I'll be back tomorrow to reveal the price tag!!!

Can't wait to hear your guesses!!!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Miami Beach Lux

Hi Glam readers!
A little over a week ago, I made a whirlwind trip down to Miami Beach.  One of my best friends was in town for work from Chicago, and I just couldn't let her leave the state without getting down to see her!  Her company was staying an a gorgeous (and by gorgeous, I mean stunning) hotel down on Collins Avenue and I knew when I saw it that I just had to share it with you all!  Especially since most of the country is still dealing with subfreezing temps and snow storms...I thought you could use a little sunshine!

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The Delano hotel is situated on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, which is arguably one of the chicest streets in the nation!  Home to art deco style, the area is teaming with great design and luxurious offerings.

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Just before you get to the poolside, you can spot private cabanas, hammocks and a giant chess set.

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The lobby has beautiful, high end design as far as the eye can see.

Another angle of the seating area.

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My friend informed me that this gorgeous area was the sushi bar.  It was closed because we were there during the early morning hours, but I found a few more pictures for you.

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They had me at the lucite grand piano!  The musician in me was a little over excited...I don't think it had anything to do with the fact that I consumed nearly a pot of coffee singlehandedly at breakfast either!

The rooms were stunning.  This is the exact design of the room my friend was staying in.

Of course, the best part was seeing my sweet friend!

My friend told me her company was shelling out $1,000 per night, I did some digging and you can book the hotel through discount sites, but it's still going to set you back about $600 a night.  I don't think I'll be staying there any time soon, but it was so fun to walk around and look at all the incredible design!

How about you?

Have you ever visited Miami Beach?

Do you have any favorite spots there?

Any favorite luxury hotels you've visited?

I would love to hear about them!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Favorites!!!!

Hi Glam readers!  I know I usually do "Friday Five Under Five", but today, I thought I would switch things up and share some new home decor favorites!
Here are a few things that I'm loving right now!

I love this lumbar pillow!  At, only $19.99, it's a great price for a lovely look.  I think it has a boho-chic feel and I love that incorporates some colors but is grounded in neutrals.  The combination is perfect for nearly any space!

belay dinnerware

This dinnerware set is available through CB2 and is priced at just $5.95-10.95
I love the marbleized look of the large plate and the black and white paired with the blush pink is beautiful as well as neutral.

Have you ever seen more beautiful trivets than these?  I know what you might be thinking...usually 'trivets' conjure up thoughts of blue embossed roosters and fat chefs.  Not these babies!  These are, arguably, the most beautiful trivets I've ever laid eyes on!

They are just $19.95 for the set of three.  I think these are an absolute must have for the fashionable hostess in your life!

I love this rug from Urban Outfitters.  The color palate and pattern are great and the price is amazing as well!  A 5x7 in this pattern will set you back a mere $99, that is cheap as far as rugs are concerned.
I think this one will be making an appearance in the white box challenge!  I've been looking for an affordable option to go under our little dinette set and this one might be just the thing!  

marble wall-mounted shelf

This marble shelf with gold brackets is everything!  Honestly, so beautiful!  I'm trying to think of how I could incorporate this into a design soon.  Here it is pictured in a kitchen...

Stunning, isn't it?  It's also available from CB2.  I often forget to check there for home decor, but today's finds prove that I need to check up on them much more often!!!

Border Stripe Sheet Set - Slate

This sheet set is on sale currently at West Elm.
The King size is usually $79, but is on sale for $59 with an additional 20% off!  That brings the King size set to just $47.99!

I hope you enjoyed today's round up of some of my current favorites!

How about you?

Have you found anything for your home lately that you're currently loving?

I would love to hear about it!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fearless Design: Do You Dare...Use Black Trim!?!

Hi Glam readers!  Today I wanted to share another edition of "fearless design".
It's also my inspiration for the next step in the construction challenge I'm immersed in.
As you know, I shared that I ended up going with black floors in the living/kitchen area of the space.
Which, by the way, I LOVE!  I guess I should have known that I would love it, black and white has been my jam for as long as I can remember.
I've been trying to decide what to do with the trim in that space when we get to it (hopefully next week).  I think I'm sold on black.  I know it's bold and a bit different, but who am I kidding...bold and different...pretty much describes me perfectly!

Here's where my inspiration came from...


Design Dare: Paint Your Trim Black | Apartment Therapy / love this black trim with white wall. But I think you'd need PERFECT trim to pull it off

TiffanyD: Foyer changes... Adding privacy, texture, and a new (old) rug (lucite curtain rod, foyer drapery, curtains, door curtains, entryway)

The above image pretty much has me sold on black doors on the interior as well.
As I mentioned before, it's one open space and we're keeping the walls white, so I really think it will work in there!

door and hardware- Love the hardware!

What do you think?

Have you ever used black trim or doors before?

I would love to hear about it if you did!

Have you ever gone BOLD in a design before?

I would love to hear about your fearless choices!!

Can't wait to share more of this project with you!


Monday, February 23, 2015

Project Update!!! The Best Laid Plans...

Hi Glam readers!  I'm back with an update for you on the construction project.
Remember the last time I shared an update, I mentioned that I would like to stain the concrete?


"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
Of Mice And Men

Here's what I had envisioned:

DIY:  How To Stain & Finish A Concrete Floor - great tutorial shows how to finish 700 sq. ft. of flooring for $300.  This is a durable finish, it's a DIY project & it's inexpensive.

Beautiful, right?

I read several articles and rounded up a supply list.

Off to Home Depot I went, only to find that they stopped carrying the stain additive in the last 4 weeks.  I tried everything.  Tried ordering it from Home Depot, from Ace hardware and from Rustoleum themselves with no luck.  Apparently, it's been discontinued.

With frustration mounting, I went in search of other options,
I am desperate to get the floors finished and get the project at least livable enough for us to move in while we keep working.  I have a sweet, five year old who cries nearly every day because she's so unsure of her surroundings and I'm desperate to give her some stability!

I found that Sherwin Williams carries concrete stain, so we tried that.  We did a test spot on Saturday and this is what it ended up looking like...

Not at all what I was going for!  So, I started looking for other options.

I got to thinking, the space I'm designing has a warehouse/loft feel so it might be cool to paint the concrete.

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When I found this image of painted black concrete floors, I was sold!  I already painted the walls white, so this gave me a really good idea of what it would look like.

Plus, I figured my zebra rug and pink sofa would look fantastic in a space with that coloring!

Here's a sneak peek of the painted concrete...

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Sorry for the less than perfect iphone pic.  BUT, you get the general idea!  I think I'm going to love it!  It has to cure for 72 hours before we can seal it, but I'm so excited to see what my things look like in the space!

What about you?

Have you ever painted concrete floors before?

I'm thinking once the space is all done, I'll give a full tutorial of how we did it all.

Have you ever had a project go in another direction because what you origianally planned wasn't working?

I'd love to hear about it!

We're getting very close to completing things and I can't wait to share more with you!!!!