I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a fun girls night out on Friday in Downtown Raleigh, barbecued with great friends on Saturday, then did a little DIY today.



I painted the front door grey to give the foyer more color.  We eventually plan to paint (I mean hire some pros) this two story foyer.  But this was a quick, easy and free fix since I used leftover paint.

Should I paint the trim on the transom window too?




Our Master Bedroom has been an ongoing project.  We made an upholstered bed, hung curtains, a mirror, and brought in our dressers. But it still needs a lot of work.  Let's be real, our whole house needs work!


You can see in the reflection in the mirror the unpainted crown molding.  We have lots of crown that needs to be painted.  The weather has been way too gorgeous to be inside painting though. 


The bedroom corner has been calling for a chair and little side table.  We are looking to have a beachy vibe in the space without it screaming THEMED Beach room.  




Then I saw the World Market ad that featured this chair.  I knew it was what our room needed.  Now we just have to go and get it. 


I would also love to have inlaid shell lamps like these I found at TJ Maxx.


I can't justify buying new lamps when we already have a pair of great lamps.  The room also needs art.  The walls are completely bare! I am constantly drawn to ocean abstracts like these.



Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.  My boys have spoiled me rotten!


Yes, that is a box with an MK bag and a watch.  I have been torn between two colors so my awesome hubby wrapped one of each for me to decide.

Last night the whole fam went out to Southpoint.  I love to get inspiration from PB Kids. Here were some of my favorites:








I have been on a blogging hiatus.  I think I got burnt out from too many late nights plus eating, sleeping, living and breathing design.

We have made a lot of progress on our Dining Room.  However, we don't eat in there.  Ever.  We use the huge table to build Legos.  Lots and lots of Legos!

But one day a month we clean up all the Legos...today was that day.


Here is a close up of the faux zinc table base.  You may remember this table was a Craig's List find see here. When we brought it home it was lemon yellow.


The dining chairs are from World Market and the rug was found on a Joss & Main.  It is an indoor/outdoor Safaveih rug that is perfect for easy clean up in a kids space.


The art is from Ikea and I fell in love because we have been to Paris and London so it has personal meaning for us.

I found this chandy on Joss & Main and was lucky enough to find it for sale on Craig's List the very next day.