VINTAGE ROMANCE STYLE
2.16.2018

New House + Fixer Upper Glam Kitchen Plans

We are in full packing mode over here and it is bittersweet! If I'm being honest, it is going to be really hard to drive away from this house that I designed and has brand new everything and move into an older home which needs updating. Yes, it will be super fun to start fresh with design but so much work! We're talking redoing floors, backsplash, paint, bathrooms, removing wallpaper, changing out lighting, cleaning up the yard and the list go on! So, while I pack up my already nice and beautiful new house, I'll be dreaming of transforming my next bigger house into my home! We decided to put our home up for sale and purchase a bigger home with a bigger yard and pool which is almost a necessity in the Central Valley. Our new home will have room for the kids to grow into teenagers and bring their friends over to swim. Oh and did I mention , I'll have a craft room!!! Praise Jesus! I've waited years for one. 

So, Let's talk about the kitchen plans! The fixer upper kitchen. The bones of the kitchen are great.

#1-It already has white cabinets which are a huge plus so I'll just have to touch those up.


#2- I'll be adding 2 pendant lights over the island and will need to hire an electrician to prewire where I want them to go. I'm planning on using THESE!  Because gold + crystals = gorgeous.

#3- Door pulls will be brass and you can find them from DLawless Hardware

#4- Rustic Antique English cup pulls from DLawless Hardware

#5- Can we just get a moment of silence for this girly farmhouse sink? I won't settle for anything else! I'm in LOVE! You can find it HERE.

#6- I want my faucet to be a pretty accessory like earrings for the kitchen! Find my gold dream faucet HERE

#7&8- The dream plans are to rip out the existing backsplash and replace it with that gorgeous gold marble subway tile and add an accent rectangle above the stove of the gold marble herringbone framed out. Check out the Herringbone HERE and the subway HERE.

#9- Currently the kitchen has reddish brown builder grade tile. I want to rip those babies out and replace them with THIS pretty NuCore flooring!

There is SO much work ahead but I am super excited to get started when we close escrow in a few weeks!

So, what is one of your dream kitchen items? I'd love to hear!

2.06.2018

Modern Glam Master Bedroom Reveal // New Year New Room Refresh

It is finally reveal week of the New Year New Room Refresh hosted by Stephanie at Casa Watkins Living! Praise Jesus. Hallelujah. The past few weeks have been crazy for me. My kids had the flu, I didn't feel well either and we sold our house! Things got so crazy that I even had to go MIA for a while but now I am back to feeling a little better and my children are healed.

When I first started this room refresh my home was for sale so I couldn't do anything major or else I'd be leaving it behind. There are lots of things I am going to miss about this house but I am even more excited for my next home. It is in a really great neighborhood, large lots, has a pool for the crazy hot Central Valley summers and it is bigger than my current home so we have room for growing kids that will be teenagers in no time and their friends. God really opened an amazing door for my family to be in one of our dream neighborhoods. I'll even get my own mailbox! Sounds silly but I'm excited that I don't have to use my key at the community mailbox in my current neighborhood to grab my mail which is down the street.

This refresh allowed me to simplify my master bedroom for staging my home to sale. Especially for showings and open houses which is super important. In another post I will break down how I staged my home to sell.

Now let me warn you, my refresh truly is SO simple but I've never been so relaxed in my master bedroom. The clutter is cleared and there isn't much in there.



MY INSPIRATION:


WHAT I DID:

- Cleared out all of the clutter.
- Added 2 DIY basket pendant lights.
- Added neutral throw pillows
-New rug
-New chair ( I actually have a funny story about that!)
-New Side table
-New faux and fresh plants
-New curtains
-New blinds because I didn't have any! I'll be doing another post on those.









Curtains are from AMAZON . They are 52x108.
Rug is from RUSGUSA 6x9
Charcoal 3-way Nailhead Recliner from LAMPSPLUS
Whitewash Accent Table from LAMPSPLUS
Brick Wallpaper is from Wallpaper Boulevard
Ceiling Fan Chandelier from LAMPSPLUS

You can find my Ceiling Fan Tutorial HERE

I would like to thank all of my fabulous sponsors! Without them I couldn't have made my home ready to sell.


Now you can head on over to all of the other room refreshed! Who's do you like best?



1.16.2018

Rethinking my design + BIG NEWS // New Year New Room Refresh // week 3


It's already week 3 of the New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living! These weeks are flying by and if you think about it, January will be over before we know it! In 10 days my youngest baby will be 5 years old. All I did was blink my eyes and here we are 5 years later. It doesn't even seem possible. In all honesty, it's shocking and makes me sad. 

Along with my daughter turning 5, there are A LOT of changes going on in my life, and I mean BIG changes. But, first let's talk my room refresh plans.

If you remember WEEK 1, I shared my mood board. I totally had the boho vibe going on with blush pink and cactus art. WEEK 2, I shared some inspiration that I found on Pinterest. 

Come around to week 3 and I've changed my mind! 

For my master bedroom, I want a sophisticated grown up feel instead of a young and fun kind. I'm sure my husband appreciates my decision to change. He deserves an award for not caring what I do to the house all the time.

I got rid of the pink pillows and cactus art. I switched them out with neutral throw pillows and a pretty clock. I also added a sitting area which I can't wait to tell the story about that next week! All I can say is it was 12 years in the making!

I also changed out the curtains for a modern glam look and ended up finding those on amazon.. I

I am LOVING the way my bedroom feels now and I love walking in there just to look at it.

SO, what's my BIG news you ask?

My home is for sale! By the way, if you live in the Central Valley and are in need of an awesome realtor, call either one of the numbers above!

I actually want to write a post dedicated to my story of how the For Sale sign got staked into my yard. I'll just say this, it was 100% God! We are taking a HUGE leap of faith and buying another home. I'm still in a little bit of shock myself but when God says jump, you ask how high Lord?!

I'm really glad that I'm participating in this refresh with all of the other amazing bloggers because it allows me to enjoy my bedroom for a month longer and boy am I going to miss it.

Don't forget to check out what everyone else is up to and link your own refresh below!


New Year New Room Challenge 2018