Best Outdoor Lighting and Decor

Best Outdoor Lighting and Decor

Now that summer is here and we are all spending more time outside, I thought I would put together some of my favorite things for our outdoor spaces. So here is a rundown of the best outdoor lighting and decor at affordable prices:

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Spring 2019 ORC Week 4- Ashley’s Kitchen

Spring 2019 ORC Week 4- Ashley’s Kitchen

Hello week 4! Would you like to see what we accomplished this week of the Spring 2019 ORC?

Well, to be honest I wish more happened. Our drywall finisher was sick and that put us behind. Big news…. he finished today!! It is amazing how mud can transform a space. It feels like we are so close!

We were able to get things done even though the drywall wasn’t happening. As you can see in the picture above, we built the base of the island. We are planning on waterfall sides of black concrete and a 16 inch overhang past the depth of the standard cabinets. I am very excited to see this come together!!

I received my vintage rug. It is much more monotone than I expected, but it has such deep moody vibe with the slate. I think it will look great in the space.

a glimpse of our daily chaos around here
The stained step into the kitchen

I was also able to play around with stains for our French doors. Im not sold on any of these just yet. But if all else fails, there’s always black paint 🙂

This weekend is going to be a lot of sanding, painting, trim work and installing cabinets. The fun part!

Here is the link to all the other guest participants in the Spring 2019 ORC.

Here are the links to my prior weeks in case you missed it:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Until next week!


Nash the Trailer

Nash the Trailer

I have always been obsessed with the idea of renovating a trailer. I specifically wanted to renovate an airstream but because budget’s are a real thing and this project needs to be completed on a tight timeline I don’t imagine an airstream is in my immediate future. Plus I have heard that renovating an air stream is a whole new level of difficult due to the compounding curves and general lack of straight lines.

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The Classic Modern Kitchen Moodboard

So here it is. I’m calling it the classic modern kitchen moodboard. What do you think?

We have had a lot of back and forth about all of the finishes. We want to save money where possible, but also want the space to be new, fresh, and timeless. Here are some of the decisions we have made:

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