Monday, April 25, 2016

DIY envy!

Happy Monday! It's sunny and warm and beginning to look and feel like spring has officially sprung!
I am making frequent stops to my booth at Not So Shabby and it seems like every time I fill it, I need to make another restocking trip. It's a great problem to have and it makes me look forward to garage/estate sale season!
We didn't hit many sales last year, but this year I am anxious to see what I can find!
Ken and I elected not to participate in Zeeland's annual amazing upcoming Peddler's Market. We've participated since the beginning but will sit this one out in order to make sure our focus is on Kennedy and her graduation. We hope to be back at it for the fall market. 

Check out the new library table I just brought in. It actually extends for more seating and is painted a soft white. $225 I'm slowly getting rid of my door, shutter and window collection. So look for more of those architectural salvage items in the weeks to come.
 Last week, I had a crazy sign making week. It felt good to get last week's orders finished after putting in almost two solid days of cutting, painting and stenciling. Here are a couple I can show you. The others are gifts and I have to let some time pass before I post, so I don't ruin the surprise. 

 Last Friday, my Mom and I made a road trip to the east side of the state where she was raised. We spent some time sorting through and cleaning the house where she used to live. My Grandma no longer lives there, but as you can see, had some pretty bold taste in the 1970's when this wallpaper was hung. I told Mom to leave it as when they list it as someone might appreciate the mid-century modern vibe of the cabinets and furniture in adjacent rooms. Go Grandma! 

And last but certainly not least, I got a text update from a wonderful couple that has hired me for some direction a few times when looking to update some interior spaces. When I first met them, we worked on a sunroom/dining area and new paint colors for some rooms. This last time, was a kid's bath remodel now that the kids are no longer living at home. 

I love these people!! Lou and are so fun to work with and have incredible taste and DIY skills!! 
 I take very little credit for this project. We met on site several months ago, they asked a few questions, we met again for tile selections and confirmation on vanity and wall treatments and away they went. 
Fast forward to yesterday when I received these pics texted to me. I asked for permission to blog about them because they did ALL the demo work, tile installation, flooring, painting and accessorizing. I told them to look out, because after seeing these pics, people will inquire if they're available for hire!

They wanted to incorporate subway tile somehow, and I suggested doing an entire wall of it to really offset the beautiful texture and rustic nature of the vanity. The flooring is actually tile, not wood and we used 12x24 rectangular tiles from Duca for the tub surround. 
The vanity and matching mirror were ordered from Williams Kitchen and Bath.

Hoping to have some graduation party ideas up next as this is where my head is at these days. I think I made it through last week only having cried twice about her leaving. Maybe I'll be all cried out come August. :) See you back here soon. 


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