April 16, 2014

Crew's Quarters {ORC week three} Playroom Bath

"Spring is a time of plans and projects" - Leo Tolstoy

Yes Sir, it is!  How are ya'll doing this week?  I've regrouped and gotten it together.

This is where I started, all beige-ish and rusty with Walmart accessories.


This is where I am now.  The hard part is done (cutting in) and I have a much needed 3-day weekend coming up to hammer it home. 


So today I will share some of my resources and accessories.


Ralph Lauren Greenwich hand towels in white.  Always a steal at Horchow.  The only towels we use, monogrammed or not.


Bliss lemon+sage body wash from Neiman Marcus.  Perfect for rinsing off the sand and chlorine.


Pottery Barn accessories.  PB has been on point lately with coupons and offers.

If YOU are looking for a Pottery Barn deal, use this promo code for 15% off your entire order through 4/21...
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...now I just need them on Ebates!  

Mercer horizontal double sconce. A major score with rewards certificates + 15% off.


I've had the medium Piper mirror for ages, waiting on this project.  Reminiscent of mirrors had by my grandmothers.


Braided Jute basket.


Sherwin Williams Sea Salt paint in satin, cut to 50%.

Here are the 3 throw rugs I am considering via Rugs Direct




And my one snafu below.  Letter hooks from Iron Accents.  The plan was to spell SUN.  Unfortunately, S is on backorder and U, N won't ship until mid-May.  Onto plan B.


And lastly, my original inspiration board.


Visit Calling it Home for more amazing bloggers and designers room participating in the One Room Challenge...total eye candy!

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Wednesday {wiw}

It's warming up people!!  We had a SPECTACULAR weekend, even though I spent most of it in painting/yard work clothing. 


Work...Old Navy olive cargos and tunic, Loft vaughn sandals and vintage Gap denim jacket.  And by vintage, I mean the late 80's when I was in HS...


Night out...Dress Barn halter dress, Vaneli Marika slingbacks.

My husband was honored for a lifesaving effort at work.  We sat with the 41YO husband and father that he resuscitated and his family during this event and it was very, very emotional.  A beautiful night for both families...


Play...Piperlime tunic, Old Navy skinnies, Bernardo thongs (ancient, they are the workhorse of my summer sandals), Brass Plum tank and sterling silver accessories.


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Perfectly Coutured

April 15, 2014

Leftover Easter Egg Dye {pasta necklaces}






It's that time again!  After you have spent time dying eggs with your babies, you will, like me, have leftover dye.  Perhaps not 12 red solo cups worth...but enough to dye some pasta.

Throw in any random tubular pasta into your cups and soak for about 10 minutes.  Drain on paper plates with paper towels and let dry overnight.  The next day with some ribbon, string or twine and a pair of scissors, fashion some colorful necklaces!

This was crazy simple.  I can't show you the finished products, since they are gifts and I don't want to give it away!  This would be a great craft for a sleepover or Mother's Day that is coming up shortly...

My boys had a blast with this!

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April 11, 2014

5 on Friday {Anniversary}


1 ~ Saturday is our six-year anniversary.  Six years of wedded bliss...for the most part!  We will celebrating tonite at a dinner will be receiving an award for a life-save (he's a police officer) and on Sunday with some cocktails and shellfish (I will be tackling my ORC room in between!).


2 ~ Some more Easter decor...a Pottery Barn bunny and a local red.


3 ~ I printed out a pic of our home from the Waterlogue App and framed it with a Dollar Tree frame...doesn't get easier, or cheaper, than that!


4 ~ Spring is springing on the Jersey Shore...finally.  I am so ready for dolphin sightings on beach days...


... and wearing flip-flops again (5).

A couple more photos from our special day.





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Put A Bird On It


April 10, 2014

Crew's Quarters {ORC week two} Playroom Bath


Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge {ORC}.  I have been overwhelmed this week by my day job, sports, birthday parties, a root canal and more recently, a sick husband.

Excuses, Excuses!


We did install a new mailbox...

Back to the business at hand.


I'm gathering my accessories, including a Pottery Barn Piper frameless mirror, that will be hung with rope.


A Serena and Lily crab shower curtain. A rusty wire basket from Tuesday Morning and a old piece of driftwood artwork that I have had for eons...


Here lies the Crew's Quarters, untouched.


I've got the paint though...Sherwin Williams Sea Salt cut by 50%.  And the faulty electric has been rewired.


Next will be picking out the new lighting and shower head.  I will begin painting this weekend and we will debate if we will tackle the one thing that inspired this bath in the first place...

I work better under pressure anyway.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are more inspiration photos via Pinterest{hint, hint}:





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