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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

$100 Dining Room Makeover: Week 3

This past weekend I was so focused on the guest room/office makeover that I kind of neglected the dining area…and now I remember why I don’t usually do two room makeovers at once. Duly noted.

Need to catch up on the progress of this room? You can find week 1 here and week 2 here.

And also in the interest of full transparency, we went to a bunch of open houses this weekend again. Seriously, my husband is a saint. I don’t know how he puts up with me.

But look at this house!


Ok, so. Dining room.

Originally I had planned on a large gallery wall above the black bench using some of my Minted art pieces and some other floral art pieces I have on hand, but living with the wallpaper and rug in the space for over a week now, I kind of feel like there’s enough going on and I should exercise some restraint. Ya know, the KISS principle (keep it simple, sweetie/stupid).

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Apartment Guest Room/Office Room Refresh: Week 2

Hi everyone! I got the biggest project for my New Year, New Room Refresh done over the weekend. It felt good to knock out such a major project that I was nervous about.

If you want to read about the design plan, see my week 1 post

Here's the vision:

A 10x13 apartment bedroom becomes a glamorous guest room and home office. Great ideas for renters!
Putting up the floral wall mural from Walls Need Love was fairly easy, but I had a large wall, so it did take me about 10 minutes per panel or about 90 minutes total to get it on the wall. Daniel helped me move the bed to get the panels up, which meant I accidentally blocked the closet where my camera was...so iPhone photos it is.

Friday, January 13, 2017

House Hunting in Corpus Christi Round 2

You know how on Fixer Upper they give each house a cutesy name like “Lipstick on a Pig Tudor”, “Dilapidated Roofless Bungalow” or “Shiplap Dreams are Made Here”? (Those are all made up, but are totally plausible.)

Well, I bring to you Torrente house…it’s named after the fact it’s on Torrente Street in Corpus Christi.

My creativity knows no bounds.

Image from realtor.com

We’ve been scouting houses and neighborhoods in Corpus Christi because we want to narrow down where exactly we want to live and what type of house we want. Since we won’t be seriously looking until July/August and don't want to waste a realtor's time, we mostly break into visit new construction, go to open houses, or simply do neighborhood drive throughs and get weird looks from people.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

$100 Dining Room Makeover: Week 3

This past weekend I was so focused on the guest room/office makeover that I kind of neglected the dining area…and now I remember why I don’t usually do two room makeovers at once. Duly noted.

Need to catch up on the progress of this room? You can find week 1 here and week 2 here.

And also in the interest of full transparency, we went to a bunch of open houses this weekend again. Seriously, my husband is a saint. I don’t know how he puts up with me.

But look at this house!


Ok, so. Dining room.

Originally I had planned on a large gallery wall above the black bench using some of my Minted art pieces and some other floral art pieces I have on hand, but living with the wallpaper and rug in the space for over a week now, I kind of feel like there’s enough going on and I should exercise some restraint. Ya know, the KISS principle (keep it simple, sweetie/stupid).

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Apartment Guest Room/Office Room Refresh: Week 2

Hi everyone! I got the biggest project for my New Year, New Room Refresh done over the weekend. It felt good to knock out such a major project that I was nervous about.

If you want to read about the design plan, see my week 1 post

Here's the vision:

A 10x13 apartment bedroom becomes a glamorous guest room and home office. Great ideas for renters!
Putting up the floral wall mural from Walls Need Love was fairly easy, but I had a large wall, so it did take me about 10 minutes per panel or about 90 minutes total to get it on the wall. Daniel helped me move the bed to get the panels up, which meant I accidentally blocked the closet where my camera was...so iPhone photos it is.

Friday, January 13, 2017

House Hunting in Corpus Christi Round 2

You know how on Fixer Upper they give each house a cutesy name like “Lipstick on a Pig Tudor”, “Dilapidated Roofless Bungalow” or “Shiplap Dreams are Made Here”? (Those are all made up, but are totally plausible.)

Well, I bring to you Torrente house…it’s named after the fact it’s on Torrente Street in Corpus Christi.

My creativity knows no bounds.

Image from realtor.com

We’ve been scouting houses and neighborhoods in Corpus Christi because we want to narrow down where exactly we want to live and what type of house we want. Since we won’t be seriously looking until July/August and don't want to waste a realtor's time, we mostly break into visit new construction, go to open houses, or simply do neighborhood drive throughs and get weird looks from people.