A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report


So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we've been for almost the last Read more

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece


Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration


Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at Read more

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room


Hello, Kah here! It's been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This Read more

A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Kitchen, New House | 17 Comments

So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we’ve been for almost the last two years.

So you guys are definitely due an update with more details. Let’s do a quick recap, shall we? And by quick recap, I mean pictures because I’m too lazy to type. However, that could change by the end of this post.

A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report

The above pictures are what the kitchen looked like when we moved in. Hideous right? And yes that is fake brick with fake wood paneling. The countertops were also the lowest grade of laminate ever known to man. The particle board cabinets were just icing on the cake. Nothing in this kitchen was salvageable. We gave it a complete gut job and knocked down most of the walls. In the picture on the left that “mudroom” was just taking up wasted space and in the picture on the right the “pantry” was also useless.

A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report
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Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece

Posted on by Kahli Posted in art, Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I’m not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The weather basically sums up my mood and health perfectly. I’ve been sick for at least three days now, but that didn’t stop me from shopping with my favorite person (that’s Milla if y’all were wondering).

On Saturday, at 11 in the morning we left the house to start shopping, which was an early start for us. We had two main places on our agenda: The Antique Shopping District in Historic Ellicott City and Debois Textiles. We also stopped at HomeGoods & Ross and a few thrift stores. Here’s a snapshot of some of the gems we walked away. Note: I did not in any way attempt to style the items in this photo, but it somehow looks like I did. Kudos to me!

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece

You may have noticed that we brought a lot of figurines and sculpturesque decor. Initially, our motive for this shopping trip was to find a statement piece, or something that would stand out -since Milla is sick of me saying the word statement piece, haha. Anyway, I think we definitely achieved what we were looking for. Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration

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Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at all. Sort of depressing.

Also this almost complete kitchen renovation is sucking the life from me. However, in the meantime Kah and I have had our eyes on furnishings and fabrics that we plan to purchase for drapes and upholstering. Things that will collect dust until the family room is complete at least. Ugh I can’t stand it.

So as far as fabrics go, we are always instantly drawn to chevron and stripes. But I’ve seen some ikat  and tribal prints that are to dye for. Hehe see what I did there.

This gray ikat beauty below is brought to you by Tonic Living. It retails for $29.95/yard from Tonic Living. If you are willing to splurge…wouldn’t this make beautiful drapes?

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration

And what about these southwestern prints found over on spoonflower. It so crisp! It’s speaking to the graphic design hobbyist in me. Prices on Spoonflower range from $17-$40 depending on Fabric.

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration

Navajo-Aqua White (Spoonflower)

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration

Nativo-Talavera Blue (Spoonflower)

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Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Living Room Inspiration, Our Apartment | 4 Comments

Hello, Kah here! It’s been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This is my first post for 2014. I refused to blog until Milla made several posts, since she was so far behind me in blog post count lol.

Those of you that have been following the blog lately, know that we have a new home. Correction again, Milla and her fiance have a new home. Breeze and I just live with them or maybe I just live with them and Breeze, I’m not sure if he has permanent residency lol. As of now Breeze is happy in his own bedroom, full of clutter. Yes, our cat has his own room…let’s move things along, shall we?

In our new home we have a family room and a smaller living room, that we will use as a sitting room/foyer. The family room is large in size 26×14, which means we have a lot of space to cover. A lot more than our last living room. For our new visitors, our previous living room at our apartment used to look like this:

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room
Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room

I found some extra pictures on the camera that I forgot to edit and include in the living room reveal. So here they are. Note: Images will pin in original (larger) size.

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The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

Posted on by Milla Posted in Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

Hi blog visitors! Welcome back! I tried very hard to get this post published earlier, but the site crashed due to the WordPress automatic upgrade. We were able  to fix it by reinstalling the old version, figuring out which plugins were no longer compatible and found new ones or deactivated them completely. If anyone else is having this problem, try that.

So this will be a quick post. I just wanted to show you all this new vintage china set that we scored at the Goodwill. Its is a 60 piece White and Gold china set made in Poland. And we paid a whopping $25.00 for the whole set. If we work out some math skills…that is an average of 41  cents per an item! The set includes, teapots, teacups, six different sizes of plates and bowls, and cute little salt and pepper shakers.

Anyway enough with the talking checkout the pictures…

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

What do you all think? Have you found some vintage goodies at insane prices? Please share in the comments.

The Thrill of Goodwill: Vintage Fine China

Chair Addicts Part Deux continued

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Shopping, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

So as promised (a day later, blame Kah)…we are posting more pictures of our lovely vintage chairs from this weekend’s shopping experience. First up is this beautiful tufted chair. The color is absolutely hideous and the fabric has clearly seen better days, but look at that deep tufting.

Chair Addicts Part Deux continued Chair Addicts Part Deux continued

We found this on Craigslist for $50! Don’t you just love when you get great deals on vintage pieces? When I scrolled the pages and came across this, I just had to have it. I had no idea where we were going to use this chair, but we would have certainly regretted leaving this behind. Read more

Chair Addicts Part Deux

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Living Room Inspiration, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 7 Comments

Hi Lovelies! Thanks for visiting as always. It is appreciated.

Anyway we have a problem. Our names are Kah and Milla and we are still addicted to chairs. Specifically, buying and restoring chairs. I had to convince my honey that you can never have enough seating. And if the chair is cheap, vintage, and in excellent shape, he has to let me buy it. But he also has hopes that we will reupholster and resell. I haven’t exactly agreed to that yet…should I feel bad? No? Great.

So over the weekend, Kah and I stalked Craigslist and visited a new thrift store. Between Saturday and Sunday, we acquired five chairs. Yes FIVE chairs! Before you say we are crazy. We have plans to furnish our large family room and foyer with plenty of seating.

Take a look below…

Chair Addicts Part Deux

These two chairs were purchased from a thrift store in Laurel, Maryland, called Laurel Thrift Store. Aren’t they lovely?! We decided to check out this store for the first time since we were already in the area at a local flea market. We didn’t find anything of decorative value at the Flea Market, but man did we hit the jackpot at the thrift store!

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This is beautiful. What is that Velvet: Furniture Inspiration

Posted on by Milla Posted in blog, Breeze, Furniture, Living Room Inspiration, Thrift Shopping | 2 Comments

Hello lovely visitors! Sorry for the delay. I meant to update two Fridays ago, but our birthday was the 21st.  We are now 27 years old but look younger then most teenagers and often hear, “Ya’ll twins are so cute!” on a daily basis.  Then we suddenly started having internet connection issues. Comcast you are worthless. And even our mobile internet wouldn’t connect! Curse you Sprint.

So…we have a recent purchase to showcase. A wonderful Craigslist find of course. It is a button-tufted wingback settee/loveseat. We purchased this item for $75. It’s very Vintage. Very worn. In need of a makeover.

Disclaimer: Please excuse the baseboard molding-less  walls, we have to yet to reinstall that. Oh and any other miscellaneous items pictured as well.

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Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

Posted on by Milla Posted in DIY, Kitchen, New House | 7 Comments

It’s me again. Milla’s in the building for the third time in a week! That alone earns a Tina Fey Self High Five gif.

Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

We deserve it Tina!

found via Tumblr

So remember a couple days ago, I revealed a photo of  our self-leveling floor process in the kitchen…see below.

Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

Self-leveling concrete in Kitchen

And remember some examples of wood tile installations?

Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

Wood Tile before and after found via Pinterest

credit: still searching for original owner

Well we have since finished the installation process. It took a couple days and a few hiccups, but as of now we are just waiting for the grout to dry. Yay!

Speaking of hiccups…we used these tile leveling spacers and wedges that my fiance, let’s call him Ty (his real name) for descriptive purposes, found at Home Depot.

Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

Wood you believe It: Wood Tile Installation and QEP Spacer review

Home Depot Tile Leveling

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Make It Tuft: Tufted Furniture with a Masculine Flair (But still Feminine for me)

Posted on by Milla Posted in Living Room Inspiration | Leave a comment

Milla again. I’ve been inspired lately, whoo. But I’ll let you all in on a little secret. Kah has refused to post something until she feels that I have caught up to her post total. Sad face.

I admitted to not posting as much, yet I participated in all the DIY. Go me! Either way we both suck. We deserted this site for over a year.

Anyway, I saw a post online for tufted a couch. And it’s free. Now I love anything free and tufted and I’m hoping to receive an email that the couch is still available. So I showed the couch to my electronics-loving, overly masculine husband to be and needless to say he was not overly impressed.

Make It Tuft: Tufted Furniture with a Masculine Flair (But still Feminine for me)

He was immediately like, “Where is that supposed to go?” The living room of course. He frowned. I had to keep screaming but it’s FREE before he said I could inquire about it. Yay!

Then I immediately began researching ways we could make a tufted couch look not so feminine, especially vintage couches.

I know when we think manly, we immediately think leather. Lots of leather.

Make It Tuft: Tufted Furniture with a Masculine Flair (But still Feminine for me)  Make It Tuft: Tufted Furniture with a Masculine Flair (But still Feminine for me)

Make It Tuft: Tufted Furniture with a Masculine Flair (But still Feminine for me)

However, Breeze will not allow us to own a leather couch and besides those are too dark for me. Where are the colors?

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