Thursday, April 16, 2015

ORC Week Three: Decisions And Progress!!

Hi Glam readers!
Can you believe we're in week THREE of the One Room Challenge?!
That means it's half way over, which makes me super nervous!  

cue palms sweating

I'm moving forward and this week, I'll need more input from you all!
Thankfully, last week you all made me feel great about my decision to "go dark" in the Master.
Honestly, most days lately I really wish I could go dark...completely off grid, any of you want to get a fake passport ready for me?  Just kidding.

Back to topic, this week I got a lot of the materials ordered that will further this project!

This gorgeous fabric just arrived today!


I will be making euro sham covers for the master with it.

When considering redoing the Master Bedroom furniture, one of my concerns was the panels in the headboard section of the bed.


It's difficult to see in the picture, but behind the pillows is two leather covered panel sections.

Upon further examination of the bed, the sections are removable, so I will be going with high gloss white on the bed and I've ordered this fabric to cover the panel sections:


Faux Leather Vinyl Ostrich White Upholstery 54" Wide - By the Yard

I think it will look pretty great!

Also, I'm playing around with incorporating this into the room design as well...

Black, Gold, and Silver

I worked on the mirror gallery wall as well as the dresser.

This is what it looked like before against the wall.


Dark on dark, TOO dark.




I painted the shell of the dresser white and it just pops off the wall!  The mirror gallery is making it come to life as well!

Here's my question...

?????

Should I leave the drawers wood or paint them white as well?  With the bed going all white, it might make it feel a bit less "matchy, matchy".

What do you all think?


I also played around a bit with styling the dresser, but I'm not one hundred percent sold on it.
I'm sure I'll play around with it a bit more.




Playing around with styling is one of my favorite parts.  :)



Small changes for BIG impact, in my opinion!

This coming week, I'm hoping to get the bed project finished, that will be a big one so wish me luck!
I also want to get the euro shams sewn, come up with a solution for the curtain wall and decide on some art work.  Not sure I'll get it all done, but a girl can dream!


What do you all think?  I'm so happy to be making progress on this project!

I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

I can't wait to see what all the other linking participants have planned!

XO,






Wednesday, April 15, 2015

HGTV's High/Low List Even LOWER!!!!

Hi Glam readers!  I hope you all are having a wonderful week!  I'm working on the One Room Challenge and I'll have some fun updates to share with you tomorrow, so don't forget to come back for that!

It's been a while since I've done a High/Low list, so I couldn't resist.
I get such a kick out of getting you their look even lower!

Here is this month's high/low list:


Their "low" cost:  $528

Here's my findings...


My LOW cost $372!!!

That's a savings of $156 from their low and a savings of $801 from their original high price, surely you can find another way to spend that nice little chunk of change.  :)

Here are the links for the items if you care to shop my finds:




Hope you enjoyed my really low list!!!

XO,





Monday, April 13, 2015

Beach Inspired Side Table!!!

Hey there Glam readers!
I hope you all enjoyed your fabulous weekend.  We celebrated my daughter's sixth birthday with a Parisian bash.  I'll be sharing more about that soon when I get all the photos edited.

Today, I wanted to share a smaller project I did a few weeks ago.
I found a cute little side table that someone was giving away.
It wasn't anything fabulous, but I can never say "no" to furniture in need of new life!

I realized after it was done with the makeover that I forgot to take a before pic.  Bad blogger!

I think you'll get the idea though.  I was inspired by the colors of the sand and the sea.


Isn't it amazing how much new life paint can give?





So much better after!


It was a neat little table because it offered a shelf for extra storage as well as a little magazine rack!


Seriously kicking myself for not getting a before pic for you!

I know these colors aren't for everyone but they work really well here in a coastal town in Florida!

What do you think?

I'm up to my ears in One Room Challenge projects, so I'll have more to share with you soon.
I'll be hitting the streets this week in search of more furniture to fix up as well.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

XO,






Thursday, April 9, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week Two


It's Thursday!!!  
That means it's time to share the progress report on the One Room Challenge!  This amazingly fun design bash is hosted by Linda over at Calling It Home and all the linking participants make over a room in six weeks  In case you missed last week, I am tackling the space that will be the Master Bedroom.


This is where the room started...


You thought I was kidding, didn't you?

Nope.

I decided to go dark charcoal on the walls...almost black.


Now, there are several very tricky elements to this room design.  First of all, it's technically a commercial/industrial space and as a result, we have these giant commercial doors to contend with and no windows.  I came up with a solution for the single door.  I'll be placing the bed on that wall and the large black framed mirror that was in my previous living room will go here.  The wall with the double industrial doors will get a 'soft wall' treatment and I'll do floor to ceiling curtains on the entire wall in white, that should help lighten the room along with the white bedding.

What do you think?
Keep it this color?
Go darker with straight up black?
Paint it white?

We're not out of the woods yet...lot's of other tricky elements to tackle.
It's an old picture, but this is our bed...


I love the mirrored details, but not the traditional lines.  I love the fact that it's solid wood, but the solid wood does not show up against the dark walls at all.
Also, we have a matching dresser and I'm pretty much against matching furniture.  
However, the furniture is very sentimental and I don't really want to get rid of it.

So, even though the thought of it scares me, I'm thinking of painting the set high gloss white so it would pop against the dark walls.

Right now I kind of feel like I'm second guessing everything and I really need input from you all!

There are so many decisions to be made!  I have to decide on fabric for the euro shams this week and get fabric ordered.  I'm leaning towards this...

Green Tropical Banana Leaf, Palm Leaf  Designer Throw Pillow Cover, Martinique Accent Pillow


It seems like if you live in Florida, you just need this fabric somewhere in your home!

I do want to do a mirror gallery over my dresser for a couple of reasons.  First off, the ceilings are high, so I think I should capitalize on that.  Second of all, they would help bounce light around the room.  Plus, they just look so awesome grouped all together!



All of my mirrors are gold framed as well, and I think they will look awesome on that dark wall!

Okay, I need lots of advice and input this week or this room just might be the death of me!

I can't wait to hear all your thoughts!

XO,








Monday, April 6, 2015

Project Reveal!!! Coral Coastal Table!

Happy Monday, peeps!  
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with your friends and family!
We were able to have dinner with my parents following our Easter service and after living over 1000 miles away from them for the majority of the last 13 years, it was so huge, such a major blessing!

Today, I wanted to share a little table I refurbished a few weeks ago.  It had a unique shape and some fun features, but lacked a "wow" factor.


It was in pretty rough shape.


I really loved the shape, though.


I hadn't done a side table with drop sides before either, which I thought was a cool feature!



Inspired by my beachy surroundings, I decided to go with a coral color.



I decided to distress it with a white dry brush method.


I love the way it picks up all the curves and details of the piece!


What do you think?

Much better after!

I have a few more pieces that I finished that I want to share with you.
I also have some MAJOR projects for the One Room Challenge, as well as some other pieces I'm working on for the furniture business.

Soooo much to share with you soon!

Stay tuned!

I hope you all have an amazing Monday!

XO,












Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!!! Spring Table!

Hi Glam readers!  It's been another full week here around the Glam pad and I, for one, am ready for things to slow down a bit.
Spring is in full swing, Easter is right around the corner.
If you happen to be hosting Easter brunch or dinner this year and you don't feel quite ready, I've got your table covered.

Table linens are on sale at World Market this week and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you today along with some other items that are perfect for getting your table ready!




I LOVE this print and all the colors that are incorporated here!
The cloth napkins are on sale for just $3 each, which is a pretty great deal.  I'm thinking you could do all kinds of things with a print this pretty!


I think this coral placemat is the perfect pairing with the Fiji Foliage napkins!  These are great quality fabric and on sale for just $4 each.



These are on sale for just $4 each as well, again, I'm loving the colors here!  So bright and fresh for Spring!



This placemat would compliment the Floral Betina napkin beautifully.
These are also on sale for just $4 each.



I really like this napkin ring because the colors are neutral enough to go with just about anything!
The detail on it is really beautiful!  These are on sale for $4 each.

I hope you enjoyed today's round up!

Is your table ready for Spring?!

I would love to hear about your tablescape!

Maybe you could send me pictures of your Spring table.

I hope you all enjoy this holiday weekend and are blessed by time with family as you celebrate our risen King.

XO,


Thursday, April 2, 2015

One Room Challenge: The Master Bedroom!!

Hi Glam readers!  
We've gotten tons done on my White Box Challenge.  For those of you who are new to the blog, we are turning an area that used to be 933 square feet of storage space into an apartment for our family of four.

Major task!

Not just any storage unit...

The area that will be our master bedroom looked like this before...



HOT MESS!!!  What a process!!!  

Last Spring, I linked up to the One Room Challenge and completely redid our Dining Room in six weeks!
Since it was such a great experience and a great way to get through a major overhaul with a lot of support, I thought I would jump in again this year.  I'm sure you can tell from the above picture, I need all the support I can get.

Today, I thought I would share some of the thoughts regarding our master bedroom.
 I want to go with either a dark, moody gray or black for the master.
I found one charcoal shade that I'm really loving, and I wanted to see what you all thought of it.

via Decor Pad


I did some digging and found out this is Sherwin Williams, Gauntlet gray.  



I'm leaning more toward this darker gray rather than black, because we have other elements in the bedroom that will be black, our Dorothy Draper inspired end tables...



pictured in our last room.

I also want to add the large black frame mirror we had in our living room before to the room.


You can see the mirror pictured here in our last living room.


I'm also thinking of using the zebra rug that was in the study before in the master as well as one or both of the vintage, green chairs.



I've purchased this bedding...





I still haven't decided which dresser we'll use in the space.  You may remember, we have quite a few because we used them in nearly every room.  I think I may just have to get the rest of the space finished before we decide on that.

That's the basic design so far.

What do you think?

Of course, I still have to work on accents like which lamps we'll use, curtain material, accent pillows, etc.

I would love to hear your thoughts on everything so far!!!

XO,