If you have been reading for a while you probably remember my daughter’s Heart room makeover. In our last house both kids shared a tiny bedroom. When we decided to move, one of our goals was to get a house with enough bedrooms so that each kid could have their own room. I talked a lot about the reasons in the linked post above, but long story short separating them meant that everyone would get more sleep. We took on Big sisters room first since it was our previous guest room furniture and the whole room desperately needed some attention. She was also going to start school soon and I wanted her adjusted to her new space before the year started. I knew then that my sons room would come next and I decided on a surf shack theme. Since we live in San Clemente, have views of the ocean from our house and frequent the beach it seemed appropriate. So, with that in mind, as I saw things that could work in his space I started picking them up on clearance and stock piling.
Our most recent client came to us for a moodboard for their bathroom. They weren’t sure exactly what style they wanted but they had a few factors that played into the overall feel they wanted for the space. Their home is nestled in the mountains in an adorable community here in Socal. It definitely has a cabin feel with warm honey toned paneling throughout. The paneling was a labor of love installed by our client and his family, therefore it was important to keep the cabin feel flowing from this main room into the bathroom.
My kids have both been sick through this recent winter break. Many hours have been spent with feverish babes laying all over me watching the latest pixar sensation on repeat. I admit…it isn’t the best case scenario, but when they are sick I do what I can to keep them calm and resting. With sick kid in lap I have ended up spending more time that I would like diving into the rabbit hole known as Instagram and pinning away…obsessing over what amazing projects I am going to embark on next.
This has been a re-occurring theme in my life since these social media outlets started the era of the perfect “pinterest” home…Or should I say effortlessly casual home that actually takes a lot of effort to achieve! It left me feeling kind of desperate to change everything. So there I went, listing half of my furniture on craigslist and Offerup. Followed by me spending hours browsing online for the next pieces of furniture I was going to buy… or make… when I find an extra forty hours in my week. All of this ultimately made me feel frustrated and incapable of moving forward.
If any of you know me you know I have a serious problem with decor. I cannot keep anything for any extended period of time. I will wake up in the morning feeling this deep urgency to purge everything in my house.
What this usually means is that I snap some pictures then get to posting on Craigslist. I have to admit that Craigslist has been good to me. Very good. Continue reading “Reminiscing: The Best and Worst of Craigslist”