Showing posts with label Home Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Decor. Show all posts

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bathroom Makeover

We finally got around to doing the guest bathroom!! From builder grade to soothing and calm.

Horrible builder grade cabinets don't get me wrong I am thankful for them but they need a makeover. There is much more I would like to do but this is on a budget without major construction, to keep the hubs happy :).

Builder grade light ...this was probably the worst part of this restroom and my pet peeve.

And here she is now...

Sorry that I can't quit get everything in one picture it's at a difficult angle and there is no natural light. 

Added some shelves to hold anything a guest may need.

Bath salts, cotton balls and q-tips then some razors and tooth brushes that are individually packed incase someone forgets.

Also a little shower gel and a good sponge. 

Flowers from the yard and some delicious smelling soap.

Pulled off the builder grade mirror and hung this lovely new one, it makes such a difference! 

We also painted the walls a calming grey and the cabinets a deep espresso.

And added a little bling to them with the knobs.

I wasn't sure about these mats and the pattern but I am really loving them now.

Another huge difference was hanging these curtains all the way to the celling. It really makes the room look sooo much larger!

I like all white towels they always look so clean and fresh! 

Now the crown jewel ...

It was hard to photo graph but here is the new light. We love it!! It was regularly an obscene price but we found it 70 percent off ...amazing!! It's so sparkly and makes the space so fun!

Sorry the lighting is terrible. Anyway, that is the rest room. I tried to think of everything anyone would need and we love it so far. I just need to add some art to the walls. I am working on pictures now.

I hope you liked the tour!

Product list:
Wall paint: Behr paint in primer subtle touch
Caninet Paint: Behr marquee in espresso
Knobs: lowes
Light: lamps plus
Shelves: target
Rugs: tjmaxx
Curtains: tjmaxx
Mirror: Homegoods 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Patio Revamp

Hello there!

It is Easter week and such a beautiful time of year, yesterday was Palm Sunday and even though we had some rain on our way to church there was sunshine when we got out. Saturday, however was perfection so we decided to finish the patio. I have been wanting to spruce it up for sometime. This is place I probably spend the most time in the spring and summer. We eat out here I have my morning quite time and coffee out here and I often nap on the patio as well :) it's our own little vacation spot at home and now it really reflects a peaceful environment. Take a look...

This is the before ...pretty terrible due to winter and the fact that our larger dog had been using one bench for a spring board. Also, we have had this furniture for about 5 years. 

You can see the guilty party standing there in the back. 

And here is the after...

She is still there ;)

So we decided to keep the furniture after we cleaned it, it was in good shape and we found new cushions. Not so easy to do on a budget! 

I also added an outdoor rug to keep the space feeling like an indoor space cozy and grounded. I purchased the cushions and rug at big lots. 

My favorite part is that I painted the ceiling!!! It's a perfect sky blue. This image captures the color the best it looks brighter in some of the others. The blue celiling is very common in southern older homes they had this done to keep the bugs out, apparently they don't fly up there and hang out since they think it's the sky. Also, I heard they did it to keep sprits out and just to extend the daylight and surround themselves with the colors of nature. We will see how it works to keep the bugs out this summer. I love the look of it and you can see it from inside the house. It just really brings it together. Feels so cool and luxurious. I also tried to use all colors in nature with the blues and greens and it just flows great from house to yard.

Some before and during

It looks brighter blue in these images its actually a great combination between bright and soft blue.

The details

I pretty much had everything here just added a plant.

I love this pot I had purchased a couple years ago at hobby lobby. The lanterns were a gift.

I had the lanterns awhile we like them in the evening and this little bar cart I had and decided to use it to hold my plants it was too short for actual bar cart use indoors but perfect as a space for your drink out here.

From the other side

Barbie likes the rug...since she has been banned from the new sofa ;)

I love this plant they had it marked down to 5 dollars at Lowes this weekend and it needs shade. My favorite plants catch the wind and make you feel cool and happy.

Here it is again

I hope to entertain many friends and family and have lots of quite nights here this season! We only have the overhead lights to add.

We also bought this rose bush to start a rose garden. We have several rose bushes already and we are going to make a formal garden section in the back of the yard. I am excited to get started! Coming from Tyler, TX I guess I have rose love in my blood :) 

I hope you like the patio all and all it cost about $150 to redo not too bad and we are very happy with the transformation! My husband wanted to sit out there all weekend and he loved the ceiling being blue he said it made him feel like he was on vacation....ahhh yes mission accomplished ;)

Next we will be working on the yard I will keep you updated.

Thank you and have a lovely Easter week!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Floral Friday and a Great Weekend Read

It's been a busy week back from vacation and I am looking forward to some home time this weekend. There has been a surprising cool snap and rain here this week. In August in Texas it is such a blessing. It teases me and makes my heart ache just a little for Fall. I love Fall and any seasonal change it makes me excited for changes to come and reminds me that nothing almost unbearable lasts forever.

Here is what's happening in flowers at the While I'm Here household.

The short squaty blue one I picked up in the keys to remind me of the water colors.

I know some people don't like carnations but I do...they smell good and look like soft little fluff balls.

If you are looking for a good book and like nosing in peoples lives...this book is such a endearing love story and a peek into their private lives. I love that, its so interesting to me how people live and grow up. Looking for a end of summer read or something for the weekend it's great...definitely pulled at my heart strings.

It is surprising what they went through and how you end up forgiving all the bad and how love can trump all.

Things have changed so much in such a short time. This time seems so unbelievable what they used to think was acceptable is shocking to me.

Hope you can read it and tell me what you think!
I paid too much for mine at the airport but you can purchase here at a steal...

Have a blessed and relaxing weekend and if you are in Texas enjoy the cool snap...every second of it. I will be eating and relaxing outside as much as possible.