Monday, September 19, 2011

{Roomspiration: Guest Bedrooms}

I'm participating in the Roomspiration Blog Hop & Link Party & today it's all about guest bedrooms!   We have one guest bedroom & it's probably one of my favorite rooms in our home.  Mainly because it's almost done. 

It has definitely come along way from where it originally started.  All of the before pictures are on our old computer that evidently has some sort virus because we can't get on it.  Insert sad face.  

We refinished the original hardwood floors last year.  And we did a great job if I say so myself. 

The green chair is a find at one of the local used furniture stores.  It was in great shape, cost $39 & just needed some love.  Unfortunately I have yet to give it the love it needs.  I want to do a white or cream slipcover.  That's on the to do list. 

The next things on the list are to paint the ceiling in Martha Stewart's Zinc, add crown molding & Layla Grace's Provence chandelier.   

 We want a headboard but can't decide between these two.  These are both from West Elm which is one of my favorite stores right now!  I love the curves of the first one but I also love the nailhead in the second one!  What's a girl to do?

We are debating on this rug from IKEA too.  I love the texture it would add to the space.  We currently have a yellow & white rug from Pottery Barn in there.  It's too obvious to me though so it has to go. 
Well that's our guest room.  Hope you enjoyed! 

I'm linking up over at DIY By Design

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{Stripes... Yes, Please!}

My addiction for Pinterest hasn't gotten any better.  I feel like I should be in a circle saying, "Hi, My name is Jessica & I'm addicted to Pinterest." 

I found an amazing blog via Pinterest the other day & literally stayed up until 3 a.m. reading every single word that Laurel-Dawn wrote.  Her blog is called Abode Love.  It's amazing.  I mean like jaw dropping drooling all over the keyboard amazing.  

It was here that I fell in love with the striped wall.  She did stripes in her hallway.  It's gorgeous & I want it.  Now.  I'll quit rambling about it & show you what I'm talking about. 

Gorgeous.  Right?

So, this our inspiration.  Now on to the  dilema.  Last year we painted our hallway, living room & kitchen RL's Oatmeal.  We had it color matched in Behr paint.  It's my favorite paint.  Now I have to find a coordinating color.  So I'm on a mission to find a color that is close to what we have.   

Something like this.

{Image courtesy of Pinterest}

We are going to switch out the light too.  It's the typical builder light.  Ugly.  And to think I picked it out five years ago makes me cringe.  We both love the lighting from Schoolhouse Electric.  And we've picked this one out for the hallway. 

Not sure if we'll pick this finish or the antique black.  I'm excited about the changes we are slowly making in our home.  It definitely has been a labor of love but worth every dollar & every minute. 

And just for fun here are some more amazing striped hallways!

 {Images courtesy of Pinterest}

 Happy Wednesday!