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

Double Take: Junior Rolltop Desk Before & After

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Happy Thursday everyone! The weather is beautiful here today in Baltimore, MD compared to the rainy mess yesterday. Since it was raining outside, I was forced to work inside.  We purchased a vintage junior rolltop on Craigslist over the summer to use in a 4 year-old boy’s bedroom. My first intention was to strip, sand, and stain it to replace the previous orange-y finish.

Junior Vintage Rolltop Desk

The top and the desk area fared well but the lower sides turned out to be of a lesser quality wood. In other words it was fake! Read more

Sneak Peek: Girls Bedroom and a Missing Car

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We’ve been talking so much about this girl’s bedroom that we’ve been working on and we’re still not finished…Grrr! It’s not our fault though. There were a few setbacks, like a vent above the window that didn’t allow us to install the anchors to hang the drapes. Why must apartments do this? It has happened in at least one other room we’ve designed. It’s like that at the last minute the contractors realized that they put the air duct above the window so they constructed a drop ceiling to conceal it, which is uneven and covers some of the window. It’s quite unsightly. Anyway, we have to purchase shorter  anchors and go back to install.

We were there for several hours, but nightfall came quickly so we were only able to get one sneak peek photo of the room.

Hot Pink Closet Sneak Peek

Loving the Hot Pink Closet!

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Double Take: Before and After Stenciled Dresser

Posted on by Milla Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 54 Comments

Hello all, thanks for stopping by as always. So I’m doing this post because Kah “kindly” pointed out that my name has been missing from the last few posts. The change in seasons and temperature affected me more than I thought I would. One day it was 80 degrees the next day it was 50 degrees and raining so I kept getting sick. My body and immune system was confused!

Anyway as some of you may know we’ve been working on a girl’s room, but we’ve also been working on a little boy’s room at the same time. We purchased this dresser and nightstand set for $30. You can see it here below:

Laminate Dresser

It was brown, ugly, and laminate, but otherwise it was in pretty good shape. The style of this dresser is shall I say…plain. It has no ornate details or fancy handles. However, it was perfect for a boy. So first we painted it Gloss Navy Blue by Rustoleum and we hated it. It was dark and it did not photograph well.

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Double Take: Antique Windsor Chair Makeover Before & After

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Only 2 more days until the weekend! I know I can’t wait. I find that Milla and I more productive on the weekends especially when we don’t have other people’s kids over. This weekend we have plans to put the finishing touches on the girl’s room and start the boy’s room since it is in the same apartment. We found this chair at the local Goodwill for $6 I think.
wood chair
This chair looks amazing in the picture as is. But there were some deep dents in the seat area that needed to be repaired and the natural wood tone didn’t go with the other intended items for the girl’s bedroom. So we painted it white and here is the after! Read more

Boys Bedroom Inspiration Roundup

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We haven’t really mentioned the little boy’s bedroom we have been slowly working on nor have we ever featured anything on the site. Many of you probably don’t even know we’re doing a boy’s bedroom! We’ve been working on it here and there but his sister’s room has top priority right now. We spent most of Saturday at the house painting her bedroom in a lovely shade of gray called Silver Lake by Behr. We still have some more painting and other things to do before it gets featured on the site. We can’t wait!

Anyway…back to the point of this post. When looking for boys bedroom there are not that many rooms to choose from, unless of course it’s a nursery. Well the little boy is no longer a baby, he’s now 4 years old. And we’d like to design a room for him that he’d like for another 6 years. So I went on a search to find sophisticated, but child friendly boys bedrooms and here’s what I like.

rustic boys bedroom
If this is not the best boy’s bedroom on the face of this earth then I dare you to find a better one! I love everything about it. The navy striped duvet, the headboard with the nailhead trim and especially the wood planks on the wall behind the bed. This bedroom is classic and timeless, with a few tweaks this bedroom would be great for a teenager as well. Jute Home Read more

Double Take: Before & After Nightstand

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A few months ago, I purchased this nightstand to put in the girl’s room that we’re designing. I really liked the shape, the chunky legs, and detailed drawer. But the nightstand needed a makeover to fit with the rest of the room.
Wood Nightstand
With both of us working full time jobs, it’s sometimes impossible to fit projects into our busy schedule. I’m not even sure how we’ve managed to complete anything! Anyway here’s the new nightstand. Read more

Get a little Green with your Navy and Pink

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Today, we bring you a color inspiration mood board inspired by a pair of underwear. Not a pillow or a t-shirt…underwear. We spotted them during a shopping trip and though we didn’t purchase the underwear, we were really inspired by the color scheme.

So now you don’t have to rely just on magazines and Pinterest for decor inspiration because fashionable panties are at your disposal. As Kah says, they’re not just for covering your cheeks.

Anyway, the color inspiration here is navy, pink, and green. Now, we’ve seen plenty of navy and pink rooms. And few navy and green rooms. Yet, I searched for hours for navy, pink, and green and didn’t find anything. So we decided to throw a mood board together to see how it looks…we love it. Love the jewel tones. Might have to change my room around. Geez, I’m so indecisive. Check out the moodboard:

Navy, Pink, and Green Color Inspiration

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When the Skies are Gray: Gray Stripe Pillow Roundup

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Decor Inspiration, fabric, Inspiration | 4 Comments

The weather has been up and down in Baltimore, including pouring rain, and a significant drop in temperature from low 80’s to low 60’s. While, the rain does affect my mood and my productivity, there’s something absolutely beautiful about a gray sky. Turquoise is me and my sister’s favorite color, yet every wall in our apartment is painted gray! Gray is neutral and serves as a great backdrop for our love of bold patterns, especially florals and stripes. Speaking of stripes…I found a few yards of gray striped fabric on ebay with the intention of making covers for my euro pillows and if I have enough leftover a roman shade.

Gray Stripe Fabric

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Girls Bedroom Inspiration Roundup

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Inspiration, Kids Room Inspiration | 3 Comments

For the past month or so, we have been working on a girl’s bedroom. A few of the pieces that we intend to put in the room have already been featured on the blog:

Pink Floral French Side ChairTurquoise Chalkboard MirrorGray Painted DresserTurquoise Desk Before and After Makeover

pink stripe upholstered headboardHow to make a mirror look antiquePainted Lace Lampshade

All of these items are still currently sitting in random corners of our apartment. We would like to have every piece of furniture completed before we physically start decorating the room. That way after we paint the bedroom, it’ll be more of an installing and tweaking process. We still have to find bedding, paint a nightstand. Not to mention, the weather has been a little funky this week so we have been dedicating our time to finding inspiration online. This is what we’re loving. Read more

Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (9-27-11)

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It is Twinterest Tuesday. I’m not really happy about it. Pinterest wasn’t friendly to us. In fact, it was rather slow and we had to sift through a lot to find some great things. Sorry this list is shorter than usual, but nevertheless, here it is:
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