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naked slider

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Nope, not going to do add a treatment to the sliding patio doors. Well, not with any of the ugly options out there. I much rather leave it naked than do something like this. Ick.
what to do about the slider?
…and, man oh man, how much am I loving these shades?!
The shades offer great privacy during the day while letting the sun in. At night, I draw the curtains on the bedrooms. The house feels like it is really starting to come together. Who knew that window treatments would make such a difference?


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05/29/2010 at 4:33

double duty

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guest room


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03/13/2010 at 4:33

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just an update

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If you’re doing this art line project, don’t skimp on cute clothespins (mine are from here). IMO, they make all the difference!
clothespin arrived.

Also, our box spring and bed frame arrived. Here’s the headboard project in its current state. Still need to dress bed and am going to move it up so the bottom row is not hidden behind pillows. It’s a risk putting the bed sideways against the wall, but I hope my guests will appreciate the additional walking space.
now with boxspring + frame.

Did I mention I have guests arriving this Friday?!?! Eeep. I need to get that room in an acceptable state asap.

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02/28/2010 at 4:33

guestroom + office

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inspiration rooms:

This is what it looks like today:

Guestroom in progress.

Lighter grey walls and a darker grey headboard along with a too-small black dresser, this print, heavy mirror and a little desk (not shown). The dresser will be painted baby blue or lemon yellow and the desk will get a whitewash pretty soon. As for lighting, I’d love a chandelier in the room too, but I don’t want guests banging their heads on it, so something simple dangling in the corner + a desk lamp will do.

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02/26/2010 at 4:33

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headboard, complete.

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The photo frame headboard project for the guestroom/office is complete. I’m pleased with the final results, but it was not as easy as I hoped. You cannot just use packaging tape to stick all the frames together and hang it up. You should really attach each frame with wood glue and a clamp. Take this advice and save yourself a headache, minor marital discord and fingers that don’t feel like fingers.

headboard, complete.

BTW, this project cost about $36. $1.99 per frame x 18 and I printed out the photos on my home printer. The individual frames are held together with packaging tape, clear gorilla glue and cut up some cardboard boxes.

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02/22/2010 at 4:33

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guests + best sangria

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We had sleepover visitors last night (Thanks for coming, Reena + Umesh!) and turns out that I need to start thinking about the guestroom sooner rather than later. Forcing your guests to spend their private time with a mattress on the floor and surrounded by boxes & tools is not a happy thing. Ugh.

So I’m feeling the layout (not the colors or decor) of this room. The desk area along the window and bed along the long wall that is opposite the door will work well in our space.

And how cool is this for the headboard. I love looking at family photos when I’m a guest in someone’s home. The chance to check em out without looking like a freaky stalker sounds like good fun to me. Do you agree?

The Ikea frames mean this headboard project will be cheap + easy! My favorite kind.

And, I must let you all know about the best party sangria ever! This stuff is the real deal and will be sure to keep your guests happy. Mmm.

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02/14/2010 at 4:33

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Oh Deer(head)…it’s DIY time.

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I’ve been coveting this deer head from the first moment I saw it two years ago.

Sigh…isn’t it lovely? Mmm.

However, I have an entire house to decorate and $375 + $35 shipping is just not in the budget for my beloved, so it’s time to get creative.

I got myself this deer head

you can get it here for $49.00 + $40 shipping. I will attempt the decoupage on my own. I have not tried decoupage before so if you have any tips, leave me a comment.

…and here’s where mr. deerhead lives now:

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02/05/2010 at 4:33

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