Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Coffee Bar in the Master Bedroom

We have this small piece of furniture that Mr. 113 really loves, and so I always find a nook for it. But, I always struggle with what to display on it.

A few weeks back I found this strange Houston's Cheese Crate at the Goodwill for $0.79. I didn't know what I was going to use it for but I knew I wanted it, so I brought it home and put it where all of the things that don't have a place go: the garage.



After touring some model homes recently, I liked the idea of having a Coffee/Tea Station in the master bedroom. Of course the stations were much bigger and most had small sinks, but one must improvise. For father's day, Mr. 113 received a new coffee maker, and the old one went to....
the garage.




This morning I had a bright idea, I ran down stairs, grabbed the crate, the old coffee maker, some mugs, and a coffee ~ tea tin storage set that was also in the garage and came up with this:



Now Mr. 113 has a coffee bar in the master bedroom. I used the drawers to store the filters, sugar, creamer as well as many other things.





I'm linking up to Metamorphosis Monday
and We Did it Weds at Sew Much Ado


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Monday, June 28, 2010

Stripes in the Master Bedroom • Reveal



Yesterday, I went to work at painting the stripes in our Master Bedroom. While the prep work was the most time consuming, I found that once everything had been taped and sealed it was easy.

The best part about this was that the makeover was free. I used the paint of the existing wall color that was left behind in the basement. The bedding and pillows were in our linen closet already.

Here is a before:


and one more after:

Now to work on the rest of the room!

I'm linking up to Metamorphosis Monday!
We Did it Weds at Sew Much Ado
House of Hepworths
and

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stripes • Sneak Peek Master Bedroom



Sneak peek into a project underway in our Master Bedroom.
More to come later on.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Restoration Hardware Inspired objects d'art


While browsing blogs I found this great tutorial. I decided I had to try it. I'm currently working on decorating/organizing my office. So, I went to the thrift store, and purchased a bag of books for $2.99. There wasn't a great selection of older books at our thrift store, so I did the best I could to find the oldest looking books that were approximately the same size.


As you can see I started with more books than I finished with. Once I started taking off the covers, some of the books had colored bindings. I then used plain white string to hold individual pages together and twine to secure the whole grouping. I wish I had brought home some more books to make a larger grouping but for now it works.


The above picture is the Restoration Hardware objects d'art. They are priced at $29 a bundle. At 90% off the price I think I'll settle for my re creation.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

ExpoTv • LG Kompressor Vacuum



If I haven't told you before about ExpoTv, I will now. This is a great company that allows you to review some of the most popular products on the market. In exchange for your reviews you earn points that you can redeem for gift cards & merchandise. The partner company Tryology allows you to try new products, many times before they are even released to the public. In the past I have been selected to try, laundry detergents, coffee etc. This time however it was BIG.

We were selected to review the LG Kompressor Vacuum. We received a free LG Krompressor in exchange for our review. If you know anything about my DH, you will know that vacuums are an obsession with him. Needless to say he went right to work on trying out the new LG.

I can say it is an awesome vacuum. The suction power is perfect. The unique compressing chamber means that you don't have to empty the canister every 5 minutes. There are attached accessories which make them easy to use. The cord is extra long and can reach from one end of them room to another. The only con is that it is heavier than some of the other vacuums we own. Overall it is an excellent vacuum if you are looking to replace yours.

I must say that I received a complimentary vacuum in order to review the product. However, all of the opinions are completely honest, fair and of my own free will.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday • Super Lucky Cat & Aqua Blue


Thrift Store Thursday

I was very lucky this week I found all these great items for less than $11.

The first is an apron print style blouse that caught my eye. I initially was going to use it as a blouse but it doesn't fit me as well as I hoped for. Right now I am debating between altering it to fit me better as a blouse or transforming it into a pretty springtime apron. The best part is that when I came home to try to find out about the company,Super Lucky Cat. The clothes are made of recycled vintage clothing, so each piece is one of a kind. You can find their items at boutique clothing stores and occasionally at Urban Outfitters.

I also found a NEW roll of aqua wrapping paper, you can never have too much wrapping paper, and I love the color.

My husband had to have the Polaroid 600, honestly I was secretly wanting it too, so I was glad it was his suggestion :D.

I spotted the copy of Julie and Julia. I am excited to start reading this book, so that I can see the movie that is being released this year. "The film follows Powell, a government employee who decides to cook her way through legendary cook Julia Child's classic cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in one year's time out of her small Queens kitchen. Powell blogs her daily experiences, gaining a loyal following along the way."

Lastly but not least, two glass milk/juice carafes that I knew immediately I had to have to carry out another idea I have been planning....The bottles are marked with the logo "Since 1852". I am not sure where they came from and haven't had much luck searching online either, so if you know please fill me in.

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