Throw Some Stripes on it!

I’m cheap…ahem thrifty and I seriously dislike wasting paint.   It’s bad for my wallet….but also bad for mother earth!  So ever since I completed our {Powder Room Renovation}, I have been sitting on a half gallon of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy…that’s like $25 of really good paint!  So I took my distaste for wasting paint, combined it … Read more

Full Wall Wainscoting || Part 2

Sorry for the PM post today…but finding time to DYI and blog has been a little tricky over here in the Cole household.  Good news is that this week Savannah decided she is a big girl now and she only sleeps in her big girl bed!   Hooray for her confidence and I’m pleased that I never had … Read more

$16 Gallery Art || Simplified and DIY’d

Back with another Master Bedroom Project! The First obvious change is the amazeballs dark walls walls in Chelsea Gray, Benjamin Moore.  I’m seriously in love with this color…it’s super masculine and warm.  It’s one of those colors that can go with everything…brown, blue, black…its a chameleon! {Here is the link to before pics} Second update is our $16 Gallery … Read more

Full Wall Wainscoting || Part 1

A few weeks ago I posted about our master bedroom and provided some plans for a major overhaul!  So before we left for Hawaii I got crack-a-lackin on The new plan…I’ve already Painted the Trim and Doors and replaced hinges and handles.   Here is shot of the master bedroom before….so BORING!  The room is screaming for color, symmetry and something … Read more

Kilim Love II Hallway Upgrade

We are finally back from a wonderful and long trip to Maui…well rested and fully freckled!   I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!  You know what I mean…get home and spend the day unpacking, cleaning, grocery shopping and most importantly snuggling with our loved ones!  To be honest I’ve had very … Read more

Excited in Hawaii…

So…I’ve been in Hawaii for a week and my plan was to detach, not blog and mentally unplug my bloggie brain…but heck no!   It’s been really hard…I’m inspired by all the beautiful island outdoor spaces, plants and flowers…great now I want to bring a little Maui to Sammamish!  And…2 really cool things happened for the blog that … Read more

T.T.F.N. || It’s Island Time!!!

Well I’m unplugged and disconnected form the world wide web for 1 week while we vacation in Maui and celebrate two dear friends as they get married!  But don’t you worry I worked hard last week stockpiling posts and projects so I’ll be back with a bang next Monday!  Cheers to our very first adult vacation! … Read more

{DIY} Prepster Lamp

If you visited my post on {DIY Chalkboard Table Top} you may have seen our new Preppy Lamp!   I am so in love with this addition to the room for 2 reason: 1)  It’s super Preppy and 2) It’s a Thrift store & DIY Project!   The lamp inspiration came from my sister in-law, she recently inherited a lamp with a very … Read more

Our Doors look Fresh to Def!

I’m finally finished with all my door painting!  And after waiting 4 days for the paint to cure and harden (requirement for the Benjamin Moore Advanced Paint) I got new Door handles and Hinges Installed!  If you remember from my post {here} about painting these doors…this project took days and many hours…but I’m so happy that every door … Read more