Living Room After

I took about a million pictures of this room, so many that I just don’t have the patience to edit them at all, so they will be raw straight out of the camera. That’s fine, right?

I just really wanted you to get all the angles and details and such.

The original BEFORE video is HERE

The painting is HERE


Paint: Ralph Lauren (color matched into Glidden) Forde Abbey in Eggshell. Trim is Ultra Pure White in Semigloss.

Couch: Costco (2009) $550, Beat THAT Room&Board!

Coffee Table: Ikea Lack (this is actually the 2nd one we have had as they do chip over time)

Rug: Ikea GISLEV ($20…seriously, go buy it)

Entertainment Center: Ikea BESTA + Doors +Feet+Knobs

Book Cases: Ikea Billy + Glass Doors

Desk: Target (only I found this one for $35 at Deals Only!)

Floating Shelves: Ikea RIBBA

The rest of the accessories came from Thrift Stores, Pier 1, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Target. I really try hard to find deals whenever I can. I shop at Goodwill and other Thrift stores to fin little treasures that I can refurbish. However we have invested (with help from our families) in some nicer pieces that help bring the room together. Not that Ikea is overtly NICE, but it works for us. The couch was the best purchase we ever made! We love it, and feel so lucky to have found it!

Anyways the only room left is the bathroom, which isn’t that exciting, but I’ll show you it soon. The spare room is a total disaster still, which is fine as we don’t actually have any furniture to put in it. So it will be a future project when there are more funds.

Easter Fun!

As a child I LOVED Easter! As and adult I’m stoked to finally have Easter at my house! Despite the fact that there are no kids in the family yet, I’m going all out this year!

I only did some mild decorating, to keep it classy, and cheap.

The first project I did was..umm..FREE! Easy and Fun! It’s a GREAT kids project too. I did it while watching Big Love on my couch one evening.  The directions are HERE (including an Egg Patern) it’s a good idea to make them all the same, looks cuter. I picked mostly pastel colors, but you can do bright colors too. Definitely use Behr Paint Chips from The Home Depot as they are large enough to get two eggs from one chip without getting any text on the egg.

The only other decorating I did was these four wooden Eggs I found at Value Village (already Painted). They were $2.5 for the four of them, and I love them! Vegan friends of ours came over and I showed them these. They ended up buying wooden eggs at a craft store and painting them with their daughter (instead of dying real eggs, which obviously isn’t Vegan). I like how glossy these ones are.

Today I sat down and planned out my Easter Menu and Shopping List. I think I might need to get a Costco batch of! The three things on the Menu are:

-Eggs ala Goldenrod

-Butterscotch Bird Nests

-Deviled Eggs

and probably Ham or Bacon from my mom’s Pig.

All I need now is a fun spring cocktail!

Master Bedroom Completed

I’m finally getting around to taking After photos of some of the rooms we have completed. Today I share the “Master” Bedroom. I didn’t have any great BEFORE shots, but you get the idea.


Paint – (walls) Martha Stewart: Yellow Magnolia (ceiling) Ralph Lauren: Forde Abbey (Trim) Glidden: Ultra Pure White

Bed – Scandinavian Design (discontinued model)

Dresser – Ikea Hemnes

Night Stands – Fred Meyer

Lamps – Ikea This + This

Denver Art – January Jones Prints

Duvet – Ikea Kajsa