House Tour -- Spring 2013 -- Master Bedroom


Our Master bedroom was one of the first rooms that was painted when we moved into the house. I don't know about you guys, but I'm not much for brown walls. They just don't speak to me... at least in a way that I'd like them to, haha!!

We also pulled up all of the carpet and laid laminate wood flooring upstairs before we moved anything in. Those two changes alone did a lot for this room! Oh, and we also switched out the fan because we really wanted something with a light! By the way... how do people sleep in those gorgeous rooms with a chandelier instead of a fan? Is it because I live in Florida or what?? If the fan is not on full-speed, I'm not sleeping! #toohottohandle

Here's the pictures of the bedroom from the MLS listing.

Carpet overload, and poo brown walls. PERFECT!

Of course it takes me like 8 tries before I feel like a room is really headed in the right path. Remember when I painted this room 3 times in one weekend? Then just decided to mix my own custom color? Yeah, that's completely normal around here. My thought process is that it's not me... it's the paint or the room or the way the Earth spins on it's axis... something like that. But definitely not me. ;)

Here's how the room looks today

Uhh yeah.. sooo.. I painted the room purple when we first moved in. But I never finished the purple in the little hall that connects the bedroom to the bathroom. So it was purple and brown for a good 2 years. I guess deep in my subconcious I knew the purple was not for me... or I am just reaaaallllly lazy. SPOILER ALERT.. It has been painted since these pictures were taken. 

Wooo!! Go Shannon, it's your birthday!! Ooh ooh!

The funny thing is I really do dance like this. HAHA

Okay back to the bedroom.

Someone needs to do a blog post on how to style pillows on your bed. I know I'm doing it wrong.
I also need to do a blog post on how I made that fabulous headboard!

Looks a lot better, right? :) It still definitely needs some work... the bedroom is lacking in the wall decor/personality department so any suggestions would be much appreciated!

I do have a few ideas up my sleeve so we'll have more changes to the bedroom and vanity area to share with you all soon! :) :) Hopefully we can tackle some projects this weekend since Aaron is off! Aaron is probably reading this and running for his life. MUAHAHA!!

Have an awesome weekend guys!!

xx, Shannon

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House Tour -- Spring 2013 -- Kitchen


The kitchen is a room that has had some easy upgrades that have really made a huge difference.

Here's the MLS listing photos for the kitchen:

Gotta love the purple and blue color combo they had going on there. I mean, pair that with the awesome fluorescent light and how could you not want to buy this beauty?

A little paint, some cheapo light fixtures (seriously, I stalk the clearance end caps. The pendants were $12 and I spraypainted them the brushed nickel color), and a subway tile backsplash (also cheap) really helped transform this place! Obviously the stainless steel appliances helped too (an AMAZING craigslist find). Moral of the story today, be a stalker. As in a clearance and craigslist stalker, not the other kind.

Here's how it looks today:

The chalkboard wall and ikea cabinet were also great additions! :)

And look how talented my cats are with their self portraits.. clearly looks just like them.

So thats the kitchen as it stands currently. This is the next room we really plan on working on. We want to bring it up to the next level by switching out the countertop (remember that debate? we're leaning towards butcher block), the sink, and faucet.

Just for fun, let's look at an in-between photo of the kitchen:

I don't know what I was thinking with the yellow... I must have been out of my mind!

So, that's the kitchen!

Tomorrow we'll jump back upstairs to the master bedroom!

xx, Shannon

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House Tour -- Spring 2013 -- Master Bathroom


About a month before I left for Rome, I photographed the entire house hoping to show you a house tour while I was gone, you the awkward silence than ensued wouldn't have happened. Seriously, it was more awkward around here than the 8th grade dance. At least my 8th grade dance. All the boys hung out on one side, and all the girls on the other for like the first 2.5 hours of the 3 hour long dance. By the time we all realized we were supposed to you know... dance.. the freakin' dance was over! Now that I think about it, I haven't grown since 8th grade (I'm 5'9") but I have put on like 30 pounds so I was tall and lanky and as awkward as they come. So there was probably no hope for me to bust a move anyways. Not now though, now.. I bust a move whenever I please. WHAT WHAT!!

So, sorry about the awkward silence and now I also apologize for the awkward story telling. Let's move on, shall we? :)

Okay, so I photographed the house and never showed you. So I'm going to be honest and say that some of the rooms you'll see this week have already changed. Some just a little, and some a lot. But that should come as no surprise because I like change and I'm sneaky like that.

I like to just paint/rearrange rooms when no one else is home (aka Aaron isn't home because the cats don't count) just for the fun of it. Also to make sure Aaron is paying attention. Gotta keep him on his toes. Muahahaha.

I also have another surprise for you guys!!
Aaron found a site that still had some of our MLS listing photos online!! So, I'm going to share those with the tour! That way you all can look at them and say "you are out of your mind. that house was disgusting. therefore you guys must like disgusting things and/or be disgusting yourselves." But then, you'll also see the pretty current (minus two months) photos and think "you guys are brilliant!! pure genius!! i see the light!! hallelujiah!!".  Why thank you, you're too kind. :)

Okay, here's the current photos of the master bathroom. Remember we did a complete remodel in this room back in November of last year? Then I added some accessories in January. I've only made a few changes since then, but I think they make all the difference! Like a fun shower curtain and some bright towels. :)

Welcome to my bathroom. Have a look around, aka walk in two steps and then back out because our bathroom is tiny. :) But we make it work!
Sorry about the poor lighting, I did my best!

And now, the before photo from the MLS listing.
Ps this photo doesnt show how every tile is cracked, the grout lines are uneven, the tub is like 3 inches deep (okay maybe 6). Plus everything is boring builder grade. So I think for our first big DIY, this bathroom turned out great and really upgraded the space!
Tomorrow I'm going to share the kitchen. :)
xx, Shannon 


Linking up at East Coast Creative!
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Legit Cabin Envy


I'm back!!

And oh boy am I ready to get back into projects and blogging! I've missed it so much!

Though I didn't blog while I was away -- maybe I should have started renovating my hotel room, or the colosseum, or the sistine chapel. Any of the above --, I did keep up with my favorite blogs, and I even found a few new favorites too!

I'm not sure how I stumbled across Smitten Studio, but I am so glad I did. I literally spent a few hours one day just reading about the cabin that Sarah is reonvating.

Not only am I completely jealous that she has a little getaway cabin, but her sense of style and the way she's decorating it... I pretty much had to pick my jaw up off of my desk because its just so perfect.

Okay, enough talk. Check out these pics.

 Smitten Studio

How awesome is that? I love how everything is really white and clean. Pretty sure Absolutely certain I need a cow hide rug like yesterday. And I seriously LOVE that kitchen. Pretty positive I am dubbing her kitchen as my kitchen renovation inspiration! Speaking of which.. we need to talk kitchen details next week. As well as details about all the other things that have been happening at my house that I haven't told you about. Like my Pinterest challenge mid century modern inspired coffee table I built... next week. BE READY!!

xx, Shannon 

P.s I don't know Sarah and Sarah doesn't know me. I just really like her sense of style and thought you guys would like to see her drool-worthy cabin! :)

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