Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Decor in the Kids Rooms

It's almost Halloween,  and other than the house being ready, I'm knee-deep busy preparing my Master Bedroom for the coming reveal! Hope you come by in a few days  to see how much progress I've made and still need to do!

Anyway, to go with the season, let me share with you my Kid's rooms for Halloween! Let's start of in Sophia's room.

For anyone new to the blog, Sophia is my 3 year old toddler, and because she is at that age, we still have her crib-turned-toddler bed as her main bed.

Added these cute skeleton banner above her bed and changed her bedding to simple black and white
dots. These were sewn by my MIL from the flat sheet of her WHIM bedding.

Nothing scary here

Across her bed is MY BED, I mean, the DAY BED

Added the old BOO banner on the window and again some pops of black and white on the bed

Here is the proud owner of this room all decked out in, of course, black and white.

Now let's head of to my middle son's bedroom. My teenager of course "Doesn't do Halloween" anymore. :-(

Nothing complicated, just simple Halloween decor to share to you all and of course, my kids to enjoy and feel the season more. Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

Happy Trick or Treating!


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ORC Week 4 - More Choices and Progress on Master Bedroom Re-do

Ok, we're almost there. ORC week 4 and if you haven't checked out all the progress, you can do so  HERE.

 And today I wanted to start off  by sharing the Cabinet hardware going into the built-ins.

I had to find the perfect campaign drawer pulls to make it similar to the desk and hopefully side table, that will go in the room, these 2 were from ROCKLER and the acrylic and brass handles were from RH. I'm so excited to see the cabinets (currently on the works at my contractors shop)!

I also need help in deciding on the carpet going in the room. I basically don't want any more carpet under the bed, just a headache for me in cleaning that part, so I opted to have carpeting around the bed so FLOR Tile is the way to go. I got my samples in, now I'm stumped. Help!

Which one?
Also, I narrowed down my options to my husband's side of the bed from bedside tables to chests. The reason is since we got rid of the old huge dresser in the room, we need more drawers so I will maximize the wall with the desk, bed and chest for storage. Here are my choices...

1/ 2/ 3/4/5
Currently I'm leaning towards 1, 2 or 3. Reason being the size (width) would be perfect. #4 might be too tall and not wide enough and #5 is too wide (although is my favorite). I need to order tonight, so I'm crossing my fingers I make the right decision soon!

And lastly, update on the progress on the work done...


Yes, we got the floors fixed and replaced the door casing and door! We did not have to re-do the entire floor of the house just this portion, so I am a very happy lady right now.  And we also have this...

Smooth ceiling and some details

It looks so much more lighter and better now in the room, still not move-in ready (no bed, nothing), but BETTER!

I know everyone's busy getting ready for Halloween (as are we) but with 2 weeks left, Halloween can be brushed aside for now ( at least I got my Halloween decorating done, see BELOW)! Wish me luck!

Have A Wonderful Weekend!


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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Kid-Friendly Halloween Living & Dining Room

You all know how "Halloween Crazy" I can be.

But over the years, my Halloween Craziness has mellowed down. I've never been in to any Gore and scary things, always wholesome I think (except for skulls and spiders), and definitely kid-friendly. Kid-friendly I know, because my little toddler loves my decorations and doesn't get scared of them, unlike some store and home displays she's seen. ;-)

So today, let me share with you my Halloween decorations downstairs in our home...

Not much change from Fall decor except for the pillows and creepy crawlies all around!

I still love my table napkin pillow cover we made a couple of years back!

My Alexander McQueen SAVAGE BEAUTY coffee table book is always perfect for this eason

Silver and gold, silver and gold....skulls!

I love putting these spider runners on my windows

Notice my new lamp? I love it, it's from TARGET

With the sun out like this, definitely not creepy!

My blue and white got some dose of BLACK.... creattures!

My favorite 'spider' crawling up the steps!

More spiders and skulls by the phone

Still love this old sign and placed it by my entry table

Painted the cat painting over here. Lucky to be invited to my friend's painting party, it was a lot of fun to do, although
one of my cats look more like a squirrel! LOL!

Now, let's go to the Dining room...

Used my vintage amber glassware for drinks

Treats for the big day!

I love my table this year, all the brass and black just go together so well!

I put my outdoor shell and succulent centerpiece indoors and placed all my old black fruits from Halloweens past in here. I think it looks marvelous!

Love my Caskata plates!

Printed out some place cards and rested them on these mini-white pumpkins!
In the kitchen, I really didn't do too much Halloween to share here. Other than the dish towels and a few wall decor, the breakfast area is where I concentrated...

Say HELLO to our cute skeletons?!

MONSTERS toys are out!

There's something on my light....

Coffee anyone?!

I hope you are Halloween ready by now. Our costumes this year will be simple (I'm running out of steam, need to prepare for Christmas already), hope you can stop by and check it out next week when I share the two kid's rooms!

Have a Great week!


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ORC Week 3 - Good news, Bad news and Choices on Master Bedroom Re-do

Can't believe we're on the 3rd week  of the  ONE ROOM CHALLENGE already and my, this past weeks have been CRAZEEEE!

First, I had to battle some illness and to top it off, I had to pack up the outdoors stuff and finish my Halloween decorations! Oh, I had to deal with a lot of school activities too! Like I said, CRAZEEE!

Ok, let's talk about my ORC now. First off with some GOOD NEWS...

Yes, despite my bedroom looking like a Decontamination room from "Outbreak", I am happy to report that the ceiling is now nice and smooth and the white paint is up. I used BEHR Polar Bear white in flat finish, the same white I use in the other bedrooms. I didn't even have to pay for it since I had so much left over and the cream paint was easy to paint over on! Hew!

Now, let me share some really BAD NEWS...

We already knew we had to replace the door and door casing going outside because of some water damage that we let go out of control. But then when our contractor was checking things on the floor, we found that we not only had water damage, we also had some TERMITES! EEEEEEEEEEWWWW!

Still, we are so lucky since the buggers did not eat up our base floor (the termite guys checked it from the basement), ate up only part of the door frame and some of the top floor (the wood floor that you see), but we do have to fix this damage and have our house treated. I called the Termite guys right away and we scheduled the treatment earlier, so that was good. Now we just need to get the floors fixed!

The carpenters are currently working on the molding for the room and ceiling and also building the built-ins off site. But for sure, the floors and this problem is TOP PRIORITY! What's good is a nice bedroom if your going to fall off of it! ;-)

And now, for some CHOICES.

I mentioned that I needed to do a lot of shopping, and I have been browsing on and off line for months (yes, I was obsessed with fixing up our bedroom without my hubby's knowledge)!

1//2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ 7/ 8/ 9/ 10
 It's obvious I want an upholstered headboard. I just think that something soft at the back of my head is something I'd like to try, since we always had a hard headboard. Also, I like how relaxing it looks.
As you can see, I had so many choices to think about. My husband has to have a say on this too (well, at least he thinks he does ;-)) I did order the bed already, can you guess which one?  ;-)

1/  2/ 3/ 4/  5/  6
For my husband's side of the bed, I wanted a side table that can maximize what's left of the width of the wall, and as you can see I like the Campaign furniture look. The problem is that none of these are wide enough! I need to look for alternatives for my hub's side.

1/ 2

Can you spot the difference? Not much really, but the price is just crazy different. #1 is from Hayneedle for $399, #2 is from Potterybarn for $899!

 Since I really wanted a desk/vanity as a bedside table with the campaign look, these were my choices. But practicality won me over and I chose #1.

That's it for now folks! Hope I can share more progress on the room next week! It's definitely CRUNCH TIME!

Have a Great Weekend!


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