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Baby girl #2 finally has curtains in her nursery at 8 months old! :)

Last room in the house to get curtains… baby girl #2’s nursery. Just couldn’t find anything I loved (or that was in my price range) until now. My mother-in-law made this amazing fabric into beautiful blackout-lined curtains for us and a little matching pillow. Obsessed!!!

The Kitchen Reveal!

We’re pretty proud of this project being that it was all DIY (except the granite installation)!  Since we had already installed dark flooring throughout most of the house we decided to go with white for the kitchen cabinets and oil rubbed bronze for the knobs & pulls.  After living with only a fridge for a few months (we bought a foreclosure and the owner had taken out most of the cabinets and all the appliances except the broken stainless steel fridge – which we got fixed) we were so happy to have our brand new kitchen!

So without further ado, here are the before and after pics of our kitchen!

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

Here’s the breakdown:

Cabinets & Faucet – Home Depot
Paint – BM Nantucket Gray
Granite – local stone yard (Peacock Verde is the color)
Knobs/Pulls – Lowes
Backsplash – Lowes (white subway tile)
Appliances – Sears

Any specifics you want to know just ask!

A big thank you to Jen for putting this together for me for our master bath reno that we’ll hopefully get to do in the near future.  I haven’t had any time to look into details (except found that cute vanity from costco for a great price) and she has such a good eye for this stuff!  What do you guys think?

We did a lot of DIY projects in here and I plan to share all of them and post pics of the finished nursery this week (just put cute new knobs on her dresser last night) but here is a teaser for now.  The bedding we chose didn’t come with art for the walls so Len created these in photoshop and we painted the mats and framed them (details to come in a later post).  

And a pic of the munchkin in the glider in her room:

More details and pictures of her nursery to come soon…

I just sent in our info to HGTV’s Renovation Realities.  I really wanted to submit our info to Hammer Heads or Carter Can, since they actually help with projects, but they only want people in the LA area.  Boo.

Well, the reason I submitted our info to them is because we have a major master bath reno that we’d LOVE to do in the near future.  We need to save up a little more money first but it’s definitely high up on our list of home improvements.

Here are a few pics of the master bath when we moved in:

vanity area

left wall

back wall (sink)

right wall (shower)


We haven’t done much to it except paint it a super light ivory color (which we hate) and put in a new light fixture.

This pic is looking from the master bedroom… there is an archway into the vanity/closet area and then a pocket door into the actual bathroom:

Here is the layout how it is now…

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Here is the new layout that we came up with… after many ideas on what to do:

We are going to be on a strict budget so moving plumbing and electrical too much isn’t an option.  What do you think?  Do you think not having a tub is a bad idea? We never use it (in the last 2 years I used it once for 5 minutes when I was in labor!) and we have a guest bathroom with a nice tub.  Oh and keep in mind we have NO linen closet right now which is a huge pain, we keep our towels under the sink!

We’ll take any input you guys have.

Hello Gorgeous

I LOVE the pops of yellow in this room.  It inspires me so much… now if only we could afford a new sofa, chairs, curtains, throw pillows and a rug (not happening, that stuff is wayyyy too far down on the list of things we “need”).

photo courtesy of washingtonpost.com

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