Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Simple update

Want to change up a piece of furniture easily and without breaking the bank?


It's simple, fast, cheap & can make an old piece of furniture look completely new.

This was the dresser/changing table in our girls' nurseries.  We've moved it into one of our guest bedrooms, but needed to make it more 'guest friendly'.

And here it is now!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grayce Lane Designs

I have been delirious with projects...but have made Grayce Lane Designs my priority lately...

Sneak peek of some items that will be listed in my store SOON!

desk calendars
a few samples of personalized stationery              
sample "Mommy" cards

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Guest Bedroom design

Slowly but surely I am getting each room designed...on paper, at least!

Here's the of our guest bedrooms.

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TODAY is a humble day for all Americans.  A day to love & cherish...and be thankful.
A very special THANK YOU to all of the service men & women, who risk their lives everyday...and to their families for making the sacrifice of not having them here, to keep us safe.
image via laughing squid

Friday, September 9, 2011

projects galore...

So, we’ve been pretty busy around here lately.  Lots of projects...big and small...have started and will be wrapping up in the next several weeks...all of which I will share with you, just not all at once!

First up...Paint

Now that we’ve been in the house for 5 months, I’m finally getting a ‘feel’ of what I want each space to be.  Some rooms are exactly how I want them (minus some furniture) and others...well...let’s just say I’m having second thoughts.

The Girls’ bathroom:

Here is the original design board I did for it:
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The vanities are in, the Carrara marble, white subway tile & tile accents are PERFECT!  The paint...not so much.  With so much white, the Pratt & Lambert “Diamond” loses the blue tone I was after.
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Pratt & Lambert:  Diamond

So, this weekend, I will be making a stop at Benjamin Moore to pick up a sample of this:
Benjamin Moore:  Antiguan Sky
I’m hoping this will add a modern & fun touch to the gorgeous, feminine fixtures.


Fortunately, there isn’t a lot of exposed wall space, which means not a lot of wall space to re-paint.  Unfortunately, the perimeter cabinets are a custom paint color, so finding a good ‘match’ is going to be nearly impossible.

This will be the THIRD...yes, THIRD paint color on these walls.

My first selection was a green...but I hated it once it was on the walls.
Benjamin Moore:  Jalapeno

So, my ‘safe’ choice was the same color that is on all of the hallways:
Pratt & Lambert:  Winslow Grey

But I’m leaning towards something more like these:

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Next...Miss L’s Bedroom

I’ve had a hard time deciding what to do with this little one’s bedroom.  Miss M got new furniture and selected the fabrics she wanted in her room (she opted for aqua blues, pinks, yellows & greens...and has fabulous taste in fabric patterns & colors...gee, I wonder where she gets it from???)

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 Miss L is only 2 1/2, so I wanted to do something fun, bright, modern, but simple so that we can change it later as she gets older and has her own taste.
She currently has her big sister’s hand-me-down furniture (which was my late-grandmother’s...I painted & antiqued for Miss M’s first ‘big girl’ bedroom in our last house).
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I’m still working on my own design board, but here’s my inspiration photo:
image via Lonny Magazine

Loving the pink & orange combo!

So, that’s it for now...will be snapping some photos around Grayce Lane this weekend to share next week.

Stay dry & have a fab weekend!