Friday, June 12, 2015

Rug Pads

So I've always been picky about rug pads, which is kinda a weird thing to be picky about I guess. I like the good ones, the ones that don't disintegrate and actually make your rug feel so much softer. I've had some stick to my hardwood floors before so I'm always scared its going to ruin my floors. A couple of months ago we bought the jute rug from RugsUSA for the girls new room we needed a rug pad.  We were spending so much money in the kitchen I really wanted to save so I decided to see if the rug would work without a rug pad. Bad idea. It slipped all over the place when you walked on it. 
Well then RugPadUSA just happened to email me about doing a review of a rug pad and I was all the stars have aligned. It was going in the girls room so I was excited that they have the Eco-cushion non-slip pad. I wasn't worried about a chemical smell and it provides a really soft cushion for when the girls tumble. They cut it down to fit under my rug which was a more unusual size and it was easy to put down. Thumbs up in my book! 

RugPadUSA gifted me with a rug pad in exchange for a review which I was really excited about. No more slipping rugs here. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Minted and the twins nursery

The twins room is one of my favorite rooms in the new house. In part because almost every other room has boxes piled up to the ceiling or tile piled in every corner but also because its such a cute room with the built ins and the loft. (See before pictures here and where I decided to paint the built ins mint here. ) 

I worked with Minted on some art for the nursery and LOVE the fun pop of color this print adds. 

The twins nursery rug from our old house ended up being too small for this space so I went with a bleached jute rug from RugsUSA and love the softness it adds to the space. Mostly everything else in the room was reused from their old room but with a totally different color palette. I'll be breaking down selections and details in a post next week! 

Minted has a huge selection of art and lots of different framing options, I chose the whitewashed herringbone frame, major heart eyes for that frame. I love that they support independent artists and I fell in love with Kristi Kohut. Girl has major talent and I would have put her prints in every room if they would have let me. 

Everything about this room feels so right to me, the colors, the textures and the artwork. Now to tackle the 10 boxes that are piled outside the door. 

Minted gifted me artwork in exchange for this post - and you know I love me some Minted so I was grateful to work with them on making the twins room fun. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I can't say no to lacquered furniture

(Peek at our new dining room) I think I own too much painted furniture. Old old house wasn't as open concept so the balance of painted pieces worked but in this house I keep thinking its too much! I guess I'll have to sell some NOOOOOOO that hurts. These are just SOME of the pieces I have- 
Same emerald chest as above. I've lugged this guy around to 3 different houses trying to find the right space for him. Originally featured on Little Green Notebook
 Our old house with our DIY desk featured on Home Depot. This guy is WAY too big for our new house but I do love him. 
Heart eyes for this one. 
 Still one of my favorite pieces. Originally shared here. Loved this little space in our old house.
Now living in my bedroom even though I think I need a wood piece. Love this guy. Featured here
This is maybe 1/3 of my painted pieces. Yikes. Instagram sale may be in the works! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

the new house / Renovation Progress

We have been working away on the new house and things are finally getting close to being done. Its taken us longer then we thought, my sister got married last weekend so we were busy with wedding stuff the past month (so much fun!) but it pushed the house back a little bit. But we are painting kitchen cabinets and installing tile (!!!) and its finally coming together. Happy dance. 
Laundry room. Major heart eyes for our laundry room / kitchen tile. The laundry room is tucked away into a corner of the kitchen. The studs you see are the new fridge built in. 

Before green walls. 

And after. Clean white walls and new gold flushmounts. ( I used this DIY from the Hunted Interior. Kristin can do no wrong)

Waiting for cabinet paint and wall paint. And tile. And new countertops and sink. And new appliances. yikes. Used these super affordable CB2 flush mounts that Brittany Makes used in her amazing kitchen. 
The new fridge inset. HUGE improvement from where it was originally. 
You can see the before location of the fridge in the above picture. It cut the space in half and stuck out so far it felt claustrophobic. 
You can see how open it is now (cue the birds singing). I'm playing around with adding a peninsula thus the makeshift peninsula out of our old ikea island. 
 I did a bleached jute rug for the twins room and I LOVE it. It was set up for my sister getting ready for her wedding, thus the no baby furniture. 
So that is where we are right now- hopefully I'll have a painted cabinets and tile post coming soon. :-)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Minted for Mothers Day

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When Minted reached out to me about doing a few posts, I was glad. My sister is engaged and we last month we ordered her wedding invitations from Minted and they are GORGEOUS. They must have sensed how many hours I have spent on their site in the past couple of months looking for invitations, HA! 

Mother's Day is just around the corner and art is always a good gift. I love buying art, especially when I know the story behind it and Minted is the best with working with independent artists. You will notice that two of the prints in my collage are from Emily Jeffords, a Greenville artist that I LOVE. My dream is to own an original of hers, but for now getting a print will be just fine. And you can choose different framing and sizes on Minted, so easy peasy getting exactly what you want.  

I didn't know that they had fabric but once I found it I realized that this fabric needs to come and live in my house somewhere. 

I also love that they are partnering with Every Mother Counts, a non profit organization founded by Christy Turlington Burns that is dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. This year Minted announced the "Every Mother Counts" gold foil art print, with every purchase they make a $5 donation toward Every Mother Counts mission of addressing the barriers to maternal health around the world. And EVERY purchase from Minted supports Every Mother Counts for Mothers Day. 

They also offered a 10% discount to all you peeps using the code CREATIVEDAY10 through next Monday, May 11. 

*Minted is providing product for my review for this post. I hope you know I would never talk about a brand I didn't love. All options are my own all the time. 

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