since moving into our home four years ago we have taken on different remodeling projects and piece by piece have created a home we love.
i knew we would eventually move ruby into “the scary room” because it has it’s own bathroom within it. i can’t even fathom the lab she will create within the confines of her very own bathroom with nobody to walk in on her mad scientist experiments. no bottle of shampoo, no paperclip or red solo cup of glue will be safe from her relentless imagination.
i always have a vision for each room. sometimes they shift and vary as time wears on but i always keep an idea in my head. i have learned in my near twelve years of marriage that when hus says ” lets redo this room” . i have like a month to finish it. he is dead serious and he likes to move quickly. i have already researched everything, found deals and started a private pinboard to hold all my thoughts. the same holds true for this project.
i hadn’t really wanted to remodel now. i thought maybe next year, but that is usually how it goes with hus and i should be grateful to have such a fine specimen so willing to get things messy around here. then, per usual, he said, lets do the boy’s bathroom too. wha what? that cuts down my budget and increases my craziness. so now i am obsessed with finding the perfect paint color, the perfect vintage nightstands, the perfect artwork and drapes.
i have been hunting for a while for the nightstands, and in true hoarder fashion she said ” i want lots and lots of drawers mom.” yeah you do, or where else would one store all their treasures from their favorite slurpee straws to their 347 piece rock and shell collection? okay. teal paint, lots of drawers and horses and peace signs and “kind of like a hippie girl” style. you bet miss ruby, we got this.
i took the baby and missy down to the fabric district in LA to look for drapery and possible reupholstery fabric. i found nothing, but we had fun. did i say nothing? we didn’t not find anything we found lots of things like strands of lace and foam signs that said “happy birthday” in spanish. we also found street vendors with amazing bubble machines and yards and yards of tulle for a quinceanera dress. so jealous. those fifteen year old girls know how to do it up right.
sunday i went to the rose bowl flea market. it was like walking through vintage etsy. i found one nightstand and a chair that will be reupholstered and i can’t wait to show you how!! eeeek! ever since i returned home with my treasures missy rubes has been begging me to let her set up some of her “stuff” on the nightstand. i let her.
where do you find gems? are you a vintage hunter? DIYer? big box store girl? or a mix of them all?
top images: dress: c/o taylor joelle designs have you seen their new line? so soft and pretty and this dress screams “put me in a family picture”/ ruby’s hairband: prettiest printed hairbands/ owl candle/ painting- her very own creation