Twinning with HGTV's Rehab Addict

I was casually flipping through Before & After's on HGTV's Rehab Addict when I stumbled upon this little gem.

Mmhmm. That cedar chest caught me eye and I was like whaaaa??!! It's gotta be a Lane Furniture chest. AND THEN I saw the pin-tucked duvet (similar to this one ). I love it so much. I can't help but feel a little happy that we both chose to do the master bedroom with a white pin-tucked duvet and a Lane cedar chest!

If you are a fan of the show, you know she sometimes has stagers come in. But, there is an episode first season that shows her going behind the stager and changing everything. I can't help but laugh, because I would probably do the same thing. So you know Nicole's touch is on everything.

So. Cool. Fan-Girl Moment.

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Those Jones Though

As a new blogger it can be easy to look around at the successful bloggers and be a little envious...okay, so maybe a LOT envious.

I mean, LOOK at these walls...fabric applied directly to the wall. Just think of the doors this opens.

This wood feature is so fantastic that Target copied the room EXACTLY and didn't give any cred.

As a renter, I dream of walls being knocked down, old faucets being replaced, and carpet being ripped out. My husband thinks we shouldn't make any huge furniture purchases until we are in a house. This makes complete sense. I also hesitate to buy any rugs until I know the future space they will live in.

So. I am left with paint and textiles. And thrifted furniture. I actually enjoy the challenge, and I know most of what I am doing now could be resold for a profit later.

Those Jones, though. They have nice backyards and painted walls and hardwood floors. In about one year, we will have our own place. No walls are safe, my friends. And there will be paint.

Paint all the things,


Press and Features

I was thrilled to be featured on #thriftscorethursday. That brass crab stole my heart the second I saw it. I love the subtle nod to the Florida Gulf Coast, where we live. It doesn't scream nautical, which I'm not a fan of. It's just a personal preference, I know it's super trendy right now.

Thrift Score Thursday is every Thursday on Instagram where a group of bloggers come together to feature the best scores of the week. It's a really fun way to see what other people are doing. I'm always inspired and you gotta check it out.

My first ever feature on #thiftscorethursday was such a surprise! I found these fantastic chairs at ReStore, but I was so torn on whether to buy them. Naturally, I turned to Instagram to see what everyone thought. The answer was an overwhelming, "Yes!"

Brynne at the Gathered Home is one of the first bloggers I started following. We do have similar tastes, but she is a whole 'notha level. She's a star.

I did buy the chairs, but that is another post for another day.

Paint all the things,


Top 5 Resources I Use to Get Inspired

There are SO MANY resources literally at your fingertips to help you design an awesome space.

Emily Henderson shares a little about that in a YouTube interview that I love (why can't I find the link?? Grrrr.). But, of course, Emily Henderson is a genius. And endearingly eccentric. And gorgeous (<-----just fan-girling over here a little. Also, I just decided to add "fan-girling" to my dictionary, because, let's face it, it's going to pop up again.).

1. I find an inspiration piece--one pillow, picture, or anything really, that I love. In the Master Bedroom, it was that black & white plate. Seriously. In my son's room, it was superheroes and this parrot pic on my Pinterest board. I just loved how vibrant the colors were and I wanted something super fun.

2. Bouncing off #1, Sherwin Williams has a site where you can take any pic that you love and get the paint colors chipped. It's almost lazy, it's so easy.

If you are starting from scratch, this is a great jumping off point. It helps you think big picture, sets the tone for the room, and gets the gears whirring.

3. Amazon. Now, before you roll your eyes, think about it. Where else can you get pics of everything you need, a ballpark price for budgeting, and free 2 day shipping? Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and give it a test run. I don't always use Amazon for every project, um, now that I think about it, I do. But it's just so darn easy.

As a full time working mom of 2 small boys and a hubby that works an erratic schedule, I like shopping from my couch. In my PJ's. At midnight. Ahem.

4.  Home Depot. Paint all the things. Walk around and think about all the projects you could do if you were rich and famous. 'nuff said.

5. Pinterest! I usually create a board with things I love. Rule nothing out. Dream a little here. Mostly it's fun, but that's where great ideas are born. Here's how my head works:

     1. Find an impossibly cool thing. Pin it.
     2. Think about it 3 months later.
     3. Let a month pass.
     4. Think about it. Get inspired to do something totally different.
     5. Feel crafty.


I love those curtains. Aren't you totally inspired right now?? What resources do you use to get inspired? Let me know in the comments.

Paint all the things,