Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kitchen lust

I just finished making cinnamon rolls (from scratch!), and white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries. It was a lot of work and there's still more to be done in the morning. Too bad it wasn't in that kitchen. Look at all those windows!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fashion Friday

 I want these dresses! Every. single. one.
Move over Sephora, there's a new place in town. I just found Apothica on one of my favorite blogs and am really excited about it. They have my favorite makeup, perfume and they even have pretty cleaning supplies. I've heard about and seen Caldrea cleaning spray but haven't gotten around to trying it because it's very expensive at my local store. However, it's only $9 at Apothica! I think this may be the push I need.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A land of Milk & Honey

Just in time for Easter. The shell chandelier mixed with the rustic wood table? Perfection. This house with all it's whites and textures has the perfect balance of rustic and modern. It's inviting and warm. It's Milk & Honey. More picture's in the link :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Straight lines

Aren't these dreamy? There's something so soothing about straight lines. It's like your mind knows everything's a perfect 90 degrees and there's no surprises so it can put itself at ease. While it's not a place I'd go to snuggle up and relax I think it's perfect for clearing the mind.
These homes always work best when set over looking the ocean, especially with an infinity pool to relax in.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Links

Via 16house
 Isn't that the most delightful window sill you've ever seen? Simple white sheets, soft light and adorable glasses.

Precious, vintage baby clothes.

Just in time for Easter, I may make this.


Extraordinary aerial views.

90 sq. ft. of living space? how?

Jo's perfect list of wants.

Excuse me, I need to go braid my hair now.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Project complete

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I was finishing up some projects around the house. I'm excited to announce I have finally finished the trunk (from this post).
I got this trunk forever ago for $5 at a yard sale. Since then I have painted it many shades of grey before settling on Behr's Dark Granite. The next step was settling on a paper for the front 2 panels. I was leaning towards this lovely Snow & Graham paper. However, I procrastinated on ordering it and while in San Francisco last month I fell in love with this Midori paper. My mom was sweet enough to get me the knobs I wanted from Anthropologie as a Christmas present.
Since I brought the paper home I measured and cut it to fit the front panels. I had one bad attempt before successfully mod podging it to the front. The trick there was to use a very thin, light layer. Otherwise I soaked the paper and it bubbled.

Trunk from local yard sale -$5
Pint of paint # 3                  -$8
Paper (2 sheets)              -$12
Knobs (2)                       FREE
Total cost:                           $25
Now, if we add those 2 failed paint attempts it brings the project total to $41 but let's just not.
All in all this $5 project clearly cost me more than I'd expected but I'm pleased with how it turned out and pretty proud of my first furniture refurbish attempt. Plus, I have a lot  of extra grey paint ;)
Now, for the finished photos:

Yes, that paint's on there thick and the wood is beat up in spots. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm not the best painter and get impatient. As I mentioned the other day, my photo skills have been lacking lately.

Black Bath

Sorry, no direct link this time but it's from here.

I must be on a bathroom kick. Here's another semi- exhibitionist bathroom. I like how there's no actual door leading to the tub. Something about bathing in a large, open space like that just appeals to me. Then there's those black walls. Who would think black walls could look so clean, and elegant? With all the windows and the light colored ceiling and floor it keeps the space from feeling too dark.