A Bedroom/Office Paradise

Bedroom Paradise Refresh

I am so excited to share this recent project which I started just before the new year. In doing so much freelance work, it became evident that I needed a designated space at home specifically to do work. So I decided to convert a portion of our bedroom into my personal home office/workspace. But in the process of doing that, I decided to take the opportunity to transform our boringly decorated, mishmash of a bedroom and give it a style refresh in the theme of a Hawaiian paradise!

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Bar Cart Before and After

We had purchased this little bar cart from one our favorite Antique Malls – King Richards in Whittier – long before bar carts were cool and being sold everywhere. So it was looking a bit sad and needed a little pick me up. Luckily, sometimes all it takes to give an old piece of furniture a lift is some gold spray paint, marble contact paper, and about an hour of your time.

bar cart before and after

I’ll admit that there was something about the rundown brass of the cart’s frame that I sort of found interesting. But beyond looking pretty dingy, we had also allowed our cart to get cluttered with too many cocktail accoutrements and glasses, and it had basically become an eyesore in our living room. Continue reading

Fireplace Restyle

Fireplace Restyling

This little project is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and I finally got around to it!  The concept was simply to refresh the look of our somewhat basic fireplace and mantle with a few sheets of brick wallpaper.  Here’s how it went down…

Fireplace Restyling

Fireplace Restyling

Fireplace Restyling

The paper is a simple peel and stick style that’s easy to remove and reposition; plus it doesn’t cause any damage to the walls which is  essential for us as renters.  Plus it’s textured, making it really seem like we have a brick fireplace (which I love) and at only $35 a roll, this is perhaps one of the most inexpensive restyle projects I’ve ever done.

Fireplace Restyling

Fireplace Restyling

Once again, temporary wallpaper comes in FTW! 😉

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