It seems like our house renovation is either at a stand-still, or we have too many projects to handle. Isn’t that how life works though? I mentioned last week that we’re tackling the fireplace, and we’re also currently renovating our guest/second bathroom.
Here’s the quick designed board I drew up…and we’re running with it!
The original board I created for this room is below, and the plan has changed quite a bit. Why? Because after living here for 6 months, I’ve realized this bathroom is very dark, and it needs lots of light and bright colors. In other words, white needs to be the main shade in this window-less bathroom.
I also played around with wallpaper options, but it ended up being too spendy to move forward with. One day, I WILL have a room full of wallpaper, it’s just not going to be in this particular space:(.
Tomorrow, I’ll post plenty of “before” bathroom photos. This might be the most righteous room in the house, as it currently has pink countertops, 19th century beauty salon cartoon wallpaper (no joke), and linoleum floors. Once again, everything in this room is original to the home. I think we’re seeing a pattern here…this house is as original as it gets.
Hi friends! Portland has been experiencing incredible weather lately. Think blue skies, warm temperatures…life around this city exists again. Yes!
You know those things you list off when you play that game….if money grew on trees, I would buy….well, one of the things I would buy is fresh flowers. All. The. Time. They make a house feel like a home. And of course, they are pretty and smell nice too. For these reasons, and many more, I’m super excited to tell fellow Portlanders about Anna Mara’s flower share program.
Here are the details:
What: 10 weeks of 10 fresh, seasonal bouquet of local flowers
Where: Pick up at Anna Mara Flowers (2181 NW Nicolai St, Portland OR) or at Near East Yoga (707 NE Broadway #206, Portland OR)
When: Every Wednesday, for 10 weeks, beginning on May 15th (perfect timing to give this as a gift for Mother’s Day!)
Cost: $150 for 10 bouquets for 10 weeks
Why: Because you and your home deserve it! AND it’s a great way to see what’s growing around us seasonally
How: Call Anna and her lovely team at the shop (503.758.4986) to reserve your spot in the flower share
If this isn’t a brilliant idea, I don’t know what is. Word on the street is that there will be peonies, sweetpeas, poppy pods, and whatever else happens to be in season. This share supports local growers and local florists – a win, win for all. You can bet my name is on the flower share list…can’t wait to bring home my first bouquet next week!
I’m totally going to be up front about this and admit that I’m obviously biased and promoting my own cause in this post, but you’d all be missing out on a killer sale if I didn’t share the news. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Schoolhouse Electric is having its first-ever sample sale. We’ve been busy dusting off samples and pricing products, and by this weekend, we’ll be ready to sell some goodies at some really reasonable prices.
We have accessories, pillows, sheets, lighting fixtures, and practically everything else in between for sale. And selfishly, I’ll be working the sale on Friday and Saturday, so I’d love visitors. If we haven’t met before, please come and say hello. I truly enjoy meeting new people and putting faces to blogs and just getting to know new folks…so I hope to see a few of you this weekend!
It’s Friday, friends! Can I get a heck yes?
In true Kirsten form, I’m jumping from room to room on you. I know I haven’t yet revealed our master bathroom (it’s done – just need some photos!), but my mind is now on our second bathroom. It’s going to be a much easier renovation project than our master bathroom was, so I’m hopeful we’ll be up for tackling it in the next couple of months.
This week, I visited my sweet and lovely friend Mandy at VanillaWood and we chatted about wallpaper. Like tile and paint colors, the options are endless. Mandy helped me navigate the land of wallpaper and I took home a few samples I’m pretty pumped about. I have a feeling I’ll be back for more, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
These are the four samples I brought home. Any favorites?! I numbered the below photo so you can easily shout-out a selection in the comment section below – opinions, please! I should let you know I’m thinking board and batten on the lower half of the walls, and wallpaper on the upper half. That’s why I feel like I can go a bit more bold, as only half of the room will be wallpaper. Also, this bathroom needs to be both a guest bath and a kids bath (someday), so I have to be really careful and play to both sides. It’s rather tricky, but I know a versatile wallpaper is out there that’s meant for us.
I’m all over the place, like usual. Help!