Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Watch Envy

Surfing the site 1stdibs I came across what I'm now considering my official dream watch....

1970s "Stella" Rolex Watch

Its so unique and the diamond details take it over the top. When I win the lottery I'll get it, but until then I'll have to pick out something more these:

Just a few I found after twenty minutes of looking. They don't quite hold a candle to the dream watch though.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blue Bathroom

I wish I could gut my entire bathroom, unfortunately that's impossible but luckily the tub and sink are still in great shape...even though they we're originally installed in...I'm guessing...the 50s.
Came to that conclusion because the tub and sink look almost exactly like this:

Bathroom Ad circa 1952

I wish my bathroom looked like that...its really cute. Mine just has the blue tub, sink and toilet and the rest is a mess! Since I don't need to replace the blue fixtures I'm going to try and work with them. Currently the floor and wall in my bathroom need to be replaced. I'm thinking white bead-board for the wall, white subway tile for around the tub and hardwood floors would look good with the blue. Throw in some cute accessories and make it seem like the blue was on purpose. Inspired by the vintage ad...I put together this idea board...I can imagine enjoying a hot bath and a good magazine in a room like this:

Imagine all this with "cute" blue tub, sink and toilet

Mahogany Wood Floor, Lumber Liquidators; Rug, Anthropologie; Mirrored Chest, Neiman Marcus; Bamboo Mirror, Layla Grace; Yellow Wall Art, Z Gallerie; Silver Fixture, Neiman Marcus; Silver Sconces, Restoration Hardware; Silver Tray, Amazon; Candle Holders, Anthropologie, Hot/Cold Shower Hooks, Restoration Hardware

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I can conjure up a special occasion if any one would like an excuse to get me any of these items. Happy 1/4 birthday (give or take a few days)...Happy 1 year and 6 month 2 week anniversary...Happy 1 week anniversary of Auburn won the Championship day...Happy Tuesday...

My current wishlist:

Nikon D3100 (imagine the blogging possibilities)
Striker Upholstery Stapler (to give furniture new life)

Work Gloves (in case of accident with above)
Kettle Ball (because I read today you can burn 300 calories in 15 minutes using this thing)

Tory Burch Tunic

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Living Room Inspiration Board

Left to Right: London Map Wall Art, Restoration Hardware; Urn Lamp, Restoration Hardware; Silver Mirror, High Fashion Home; Faux Driftwood Horse, Z Gallerie; Accent Chair, Layla Grace, Scenic Wall Art, High Fashion Home; Silk Taffeta Curtains, Overstock; Ballerina Figurines; Z Gallerie; Glass Containers, Restoration Hardware, Mocha Couch, Restoration Hardware, Paint, Restoration Hardware

Saturday, January 15, 2011


 One of these days I'm going to collect enough driftwood to do something fantastic. Too bad I couldn't haul the huge tree back from our surfing excursion in Port O'Connor. Until then I'll have to continue to look at the amazing creations of others. Inspired by my love of the are some driftwood pieces.

Friday, January 14, 2011


One of my very first posts was about my longing for the Hunter Wellies rain boots and I'm happy to announce that I've finally gotten a pair!! They are fantastic! And I quickly put them to good on a cold, rainy day.

Didn't catch a thing, by the way.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Laminate Bookshelf Re-Vamp Ideas

When the new etsy desk comes in I'm going to be in full office decorating mode. I'm definitely going to need a bookshelf of some sort to store all the books and magazines that are currently stacked on the floor. Currently,  I have two laminate bookshelves that are just plain brown and not very attractive. I was originally planning on tossing  and replacing them but now that I have come to the realization that decorating a house is quite expensive I'm thinking that I may just give them a face lift. Here are a few inspirations I found surfing the web

Friday, January 7, 2011

Living Room Rug

Found this rug at Homegoods for a great price. It has all the colors we wanted for the living room.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reclaimed Wood Dining Console Options

inspiration rooms

Media Console Options

I'm on the quest to find the perfect TV stand for our enormous 52" flat screen. I absolutely love the TV (since I'm am a Bravo/HGTV addict along with every other channel...Showtime, hello) and finding the perfect TV stand that looks great and proportional is proving to be a tough decision. Honestly, I haven't nailed down exactly what I'm looking for, but these are definitely piquing my interest!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Office Space in Guest Bedroom

Just ordered this desk on Etsy. I'm hoping it looks this good in person. I've been imagining a simple wooden/rustic desk paired with a Bertoia wire chair for the longest time. After lots of contemplation I took a chance on this one. Its hand-made from reclaimed barn wood by a gentleman from North Carolina. This is my first Etsy purchase and a pretty big one! I'm really looking forward to getting it in the space.
Reclaimed Wood Desk

Now I've just got to get THE chair!
Bertoia Wire Chair

New Sites to obsess over:
Lekker Home

Chicken Coops

As long as I've been walking I've been stepping in chicken poop. I can always expect to have a chicken cross my path in my dad's yard. Dad has been raising chickens since he was just a kid and continues to breed and raise them today. We don't eat the ckickens or their eggs, making them more pet than practical. A few of the special ones got names like Henrietta, Francois and Dufus.


 I never understood the point of them but I think it makes an interesting hobby. Browsing the net the other day I came across something I thought was pretty cool; a modern-style chicken coop. There are several designs out there. Here are a few of the ones that stood out to me. I'm going to try to convince my dad to build one.

West Oakland Backyard Chicken Tractor

Catawaba Converticoops

Chicken Heaven

architectural coop Chicken Hipsters and the End of Days

Winnebago Coop