Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Sweet Nursery For Mason

I have had the best and most welcome diversion recently. I just finished decorating a nursery for our very first and very new little grandson.    My daughter chose a theme of jungle animals with  brown, orange and green tones so to keep the room looking soft, I opted for neutral walls, linen and canvas window coverings, and a crib and dresser with a distressed driftwood type finish.  Soft, Simple and Sweet was the goal.

The wall decal was a fun way to add some color without hanging anything too bulky over the crib.

The dresser and changing area

I added a few vintage toys in the play area

and simple unframed canvas art on the wall.

The existing closet doors were unattractive so we popped them off and hung canvas curtains. It also makes the space very functional. 

Shelving was added to make the most of all of the storage space-an absolute necessity for all those baby things!

But the best part is the sweet little boy who now occupies this room!  Welcome little Mason! XO!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A few Antique finds and we're in "Demo" mode again!

Now that the holidays and family gatherings are behind us, it was time to get into that all too familiar "demolition mode" and start renovating our guest bathroom and our den.  I'll share photos as we progress on both rooms, but first-I wanted to share a few finds I scored recently while antiquing.

I found the perfect piece to anchor my bathroom remodel.  This sweet little pine cabinet with marble top will
serve as the base for a vessel sink. 

I'm a sucker for aged pine and the intricate detail, marble top and large storage in the base make it perfect for a sink base.

I found this pair of oil paintings- not certain where I will use yet, but I couldn't resist them.

They reminded me of some of the charming older homes that dot our Pebble Beach coastline.

I snagged a small chandelier to hang in our den.   I will likely remove the crystal droplets when we hang it-I just prefer chandeliers without them

and last but not least,  this small dresser for our guest studio.  It initially had some chippy yellow paint that I sanded down, white washed and finished with a few coats of wax. It will be perfect when we have guests staying with us!

So I'll leave you now with a photo of a before shot of our guest bath remodel.  When I dashed out of the house yesterday with a to do list a mile long- I asked Tom to snap a few before pics once he removed all the "stuff" but before he started the actual demo.  This is what I found on the camera when I got home....

yes, I'm still laughing!   There are a few other pics I think I can salvage and I snapped a few more.   I look forward to sharing them as we progress on these projects.  Thanks for reading and happy new year!!

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