Friday, December 19, 2014

A Revolution in Lighting | Sponsored Post

GE Lighting has released new lighting products and we're getting a chance to work with them again.  I can't tell you how excited I am since the last time their products made such a huge difference in our house.


A big problem people have while shopping for light bulbs is understanding what kind of bulbs work best for their space.  Not all bulbs are created equally and knowing that will enhance the beauty of your home.

GE Lighting wants everyone to experience the best lighting products for their space, so you will be able to take part in GE Lighting's $200 light bulb giveaway.  Look for that post soon!  But while you're waiting, check out how LED's work and how they can save you money.  And who doesn't like saving some money?!


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fancy X Console Table


I've been in love with this Restoration Hardware console table, but the price tag is ridiculous!  


So of course I got my husband to build us one of our own for a fraction of the cost.  We started with Ana White's Fancy X Farmhouse table plans and reduced the measurements to make a console table.  This console table only cost us $35, saving us over $1,200!











What a steal right?!  I'm so happy how it turned out.  We're going to use those same plans to build our new dining table.  We were hoping to get it done before Christmas, but it looks like that's not going to happen, so we'll save it for our first project of the New Year.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A School-Age Bedroom Makeover | Part II

The school-age bedroom is complete...well semi-complete.  We have some additional plans to dress-up her walls with paint and wood molding, but her daybed is finished and I am relieved to say the least.  We put this project off for so long and I'm glad to finally see it complete.

This was all completed with just (3) pieces of MDF board, paint and inexpensive hardware I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance for only $2.99 a piece.

I won't go into detail on the sizes of the cuts we made because it was custom for the space we were working with, but this piece was completed for under $100...AMAZING right!

We talked about our inspiration for this transformation a few weeks ago.  And it turned out just as I had imagined.
















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Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Home Tour | The Remix

I have a thing for black, gold and white!  We used those same colors last year for our Modern Glam Christmas and this year we decided to do the "Remix." This doesn't require a long drawn out post, so without further ado...

Welcome to our Modern Glam Christmas - "The Remix"

















Thanks for touring our home!  Check out other Christmas Home Tours over at Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk.


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

DIY | Black & White Sharpie Ornaments


Last year we did a Modern Glam Christmas and we loved it so much, we remixed it this year.  I added a few new ornaments, which were DIY'd using only a black Sharpie.  It was so simple, that no instructions are necessary just use your CREATIVITY!






I've also added a few sneak peeks at our Christmas this year.  Stay tuned to our full Christmas Home Tour, but until then check out last year's Christmas Tour.



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Updating Hardware with Spray Paint

If you've been following along with us for a while, you know how much I love a can of spray paint!  It can change the look of something in a matter of minutes.  My husband has been wanting to paint our interior doors black for a long time now, like the picture below. 

http://thecosmeticallychallengedhome.com/2013/11/01/bring-sexy-black-interior-doors/

I'm in love with black interior doors, but I'm just not sure if it works for our current home, so I made a compromise and painted our current chrome hardware black.  I figured I could start small and go big later.  Here is a picture of our down stairs hallway which leads to our utility closet, the trash closet to your right and the powder room to your left.  




We decided to go with Rust-Oleum Metallic Paint + Primer in black, along with Rust-Oleum's self etching primer.  I sanded down the hardware a bit before putting on the primer.  I allowed the primer to get good and dry before I started to paint.  Let's just say taking off all of the hardware and putting it all back on was the hardest part of this project, but it was well worth it!  Now, the question is...do we continue this journey and paint our interior doors black or stay with the white?  I would love your feedback.  

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