Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I spent my whole day cleaning our master bedroom closet!!!! Then I cleaned the rest of our room!! I guess you can say I am officially "spring cleaning". I still have a few little things to do in this room but at the moment I am over it!!!!! I don't know how our room gets so cluttered.It probably happens from being so busy and cleaning the rest of the house.I am making our room a priority!!!! I always feel so much better when our room is clean!!!!! I also love to arrange my dressing table.I have really great perfumes and beauty products!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

pink armoire

Here are a few photos of my armoire.The batteries on my camera were dying so these are the best i could do!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


I purchased the armoire I talked about in my last post!!!! YEAH!!!! I painted it pink.I love it!!!! I added a few decorative wood scrolls and I need to paint that part so I will take photos tomorrow.I also changed the knobs to glass knobs that look vintage.I can't believe what a few minor changes can do !!! The piece really looks more like my style!!!!! Also I FEEL more organized!! I am finding clothes that I forgot about because I never saw them in my actual closet.I will post the photos soon.Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I have always wanted an antique french style armoire that has mirrored doors.I like the very ornate kind,the kind that end up costing thousands of dollars!!!!! Well,I have to improvise!!! I found a very simple armoire on Craigslist and it is a great price so I am buying it!!!!! I will finally have more closet space for my clothes!!!!!! I am thinking I can paint it (maybe pink?) and add a few detailed wooden scrolls.We were going to open up our closet door wall and add another door(french doors) but I just don't want the mess with plaster at the moment!!!! We are still cleaning up dust from basement project!!!!! Here is a picture from Craigslist.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Before it was a bathroom....

This is the basement when we first started to build my bathroom.It was going to be my retreat with my very own clawfoot bath tub!!!! It was a rough space in the beginning and it has been a long process!!!! Here is the before and after!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Teenage corner!!!!

This is my daughter's room.Paloma loves pink(like her mom) and anything Paris chic.I took a few photos Her room is in the basement that is almost complete. Here they are....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So thankful!!!!

Today I am thankful that my son's room is done!!!! It is a very small room but it will give him privacy and give us some space in the rest of the house!!!! He is still getting his "stuff" put away so I haven't taken pictures. I am going to be cleaning up today( all the dry wall dust) .It seems the whole house is a mess from us doing construction in the basement.It is also very cold outside so I am happy to be inside and have our wood burning stove on!!!!! It really makes the house toasty warm!!!! Yesterday ,I posted that I was going to look at fabric for my Victorian sofa. I really liked a leopard print so i am going to go with a leopard print velvet.It will hide any stains that come from kids/pets. i haven't made the final selection because the guy is waiting for more samples but i am really excited!!!!! Also i looked at a Victorian love seat that he had and after my sofa is done I want to buy it and a victorian rocking chair!!!!! They also need to be reupholstered but i would choose a simple fabric for them!!!! Before any one says that I will grow tired of leopard print ,I have to say that it has been a signature print for me since I was 16!!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

On a roll!!!!

This past weekend we have been super motivated to finish my son's room.We installed electric outlets,insulated and put up the drywall.Also installed the door and taped and mudded ( my least favorite job!!!!) Tonight my son is going to sand the walls and start painting.I will probably end up finishing the painting as usual.We want to add the carpet tomorrow!!!!! A lot has been done this past week and we are anxious to just finish the job !!!! On the decorating front today I got a quote for my victorian sofa to be reupholstered!!!!! I am going to look at fabric tomorrow!!! So exciting!!! I originally wanted chocolate covered velvet but the guy said it was not practical for my lifestyle(4 kids and 3 dogs) He is right but I said I still wanted a chocolate color!!!! Well see,also he said he had some Victorian furniture if I was looking for some.I am looking for a love seat so hopefully I will like what he has.I will write more tomorrow.....I am exhausted!!!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009


We started putting up studs for our "last" basement project!!!!! This room will be my son's room.We are going to soundproof it because he is into music and we don't want to hear it anymore!!! I am hoping this room will go quick!!!! It really all depends on our schedule since we have been very busy these past weekends.We are done with the other sections in the basement but now the hangout room is full of the junk we took out of this space to start construction!!! I will feel so grateful when this is all organized and functional!!!!! Hopefully this will make life easier in the end!!!!!