Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dinning Room Excitement
Buffet & Hutch

Our home has a 500sq.ft open concept, kitchen, dining & family room combination. 

There is a door leading to our bedroom between the kitchen & dining area.  The wall on the right of the bedroom door has been begging for a buffet and hutch since the day we designed this space.

But I could never find what I wanted at the right price...

Till two days ago!

Look at my newest purchase:

Someone was selling this because they got a brand new one for their dining room. 

It's exactly what I wanted because....

I will be painting it!

It was $100.00! and it's in perfect shape.  All I need to do is grab a sander!

It's sitting in my garage now waiting for me to transform it into my dream...

Here, take a closer look:

It has a side glass panels too:

I love the thin mullions on the front

But I'm not so crazy about the design on the bottom doors; I think it's a bit too busy. I may have to come up with an idea to modify the doors a bit.
So stay with me on this one, I will try to do this soon.

This is my inspiration...

Isn't it beautiful? 
Wait and see how mine will turn out. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dreaming Softly
Master Bedroom Secrets

Intrigued by the title?

We have been in our "new home" just over 4 years now... and I'm finnaly ready to transform the Master Bedroom into the relaxed oasis it should be.

The Secret about it is the simple fact that my husband doesn't have a clue yet.

Of course I will help him! I can do it all! Or almost all!
It's just getting him to agree to disturb the hectic-as-it-is-life and get it actually done...

That is my challenge now... or is it finally deciding what it is that we will be doing?

Here is couple of ideas I love.

This is from Divine Design (I LOVE Candice)

All those pictures somehow provide a sense of serenity. 

It's not that I like any specific item in any of them...

It's about the feeling I get when I look at them...

Just look at that quilt, you just want to reach out and touch it, don't you? (It's from Pine Cone Hill)

Here are few more pics: (from

Some have nothing to do with a bedroom; they just give me that calm feeling I love so much...

This one is quite seasonal Christmas Decor, but I love the bead board and the sea foam colour on the walls.

I'm a bit afraid of all the white that is required to achieve this look...

But, I figured I can always add some black into the mix to ground the look.

Or just use soft hues to bring in the peaceful serenity.  (from Pine Cone Hill again)

So now, all I have to do is to gather the courage to let my Hubby know that this is his next project... the bead board, the painting... the refinishing of the floors...

Wish me luck!