Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time to Get to Class

About a month ago I showed you some of the steps I was taking to update my master bedroom and I have to say... I think its starting to look pretty smashing! It isn't totally done, there are a few things on my to-do list but so far the progress is great!

I am so excited about how adorable my room is! Ready to see it! Let's start with my fabulous new door, that I still will occasionally stop and pet and coo at. Not a big deal...

As you walk in you can see that I have taken down some of the art and photos that have been up foreverrr. I left the same gray walls because I just love how soft and airy it is. I added a hat rack for my more adorable hats, the baseball caps and such still live elsewhere. Having it reminds me of my Grandpa who used to have one full of trucker hats in his living room that he would let us try on.

I stole my Raggedy Ann and Andy back from the guest room and holy moly do I love them in here. The contrast of their vintage fabulousness and the glam high gloss wallpaper is on point! In the office they felt dulled and blended against the stripes but against the walls in here... perfect. I plan to add some more cool pieces to that wall but only one step at a time.

I traded a white mirror from my room for the cool vintage mirror from my sister's room. I like it against the white wall also.

Here's what the wall looks like after being painted (notice that the 80s wood is gone? Holla at it!) I also pet this wall sometimes too. It is sort of like being in Willie Wonka, minus the Schnozberries.

Oh! And of course my new rugs! I decided that doing runners would be much better than a big area rug, partially because I love how much larger and open my room feels with some of the wood floors showing but it makes it cozier to have some rugs on the side of the bed. I got them at IKEA for $19.99 a piece. $40.00 total is way cheaper than an area rug! What do you think?

And here's another look at my wonderful new art! I love the mismatched frames and the gold tones. Don't get me wrong- I still love white but I feel it is reflecting so much more of who I am and reflects my quirkiness.

So here is the break down of the new changes! I'm still in the market for a new comforter and shams, as well as a headboard, but I think its looking pretty great so far!

Master Bedroom Update:

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School Time

Well it is that time of year again for us here in Colorado! Back to school! This is my first week back, I get to meet all my great students next Monday for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. I anticipate it being a lot of fun, even with all the testing changes (cough: PARCC).

When I was teaching summer school I decided it was a great time to update my classroom and make it reflect more of my personality, remember when I first showed it to you in February?  Well it is still similar but I've added some awesome stripes!

Here's the tour this year:

The view from the front of my classroom:

Teacher corner (I still love my FREE desks):

My huge book collection and DIY magazine holders:

Painting the new stripes only took a couple of days after my summer school class was out. Which was awesome, I feel like they add some subtle character and my students will love them! I still want to find a slip cover for the couch that is functional but it is a work in progress!

When do you go back to school? I feel like we are just uncommonly early, but maybe not.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's a Gutter Job

This last whole month has been filled with posts about the exterior of my humble abode! So here is another one for you as well. Last year all the gutters on the front of my house basically crumbled and fell off the house, or were knocked down from a falling limb or something equally dramatic. Here's a before of the entire front of the house, without gutters:

Here is also the back of the house, which from what I can tell, has never had any gutters at all.

It only took one short afternoon for the guys to come out and do my gutters. I did choose to hire them, especially with my Dad being so far away in New Mexico, I am quite sure this is one of those things you could DIY with the right means, but I don't think its for everyone.

Here's a beautiful view of the finished product:

It definitely gives the house a wonderful finished look and helps navigate the excess water from storms and other precipitation. The total cost was $678 on this bad boy.

The company that did it was called Guttermeister, click on their name if you're local and want to get in touch. I would definitely recommend them!

My house is feeling so grown up! New door, gutters, painted porch, new steps. I love it!

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