7.26.2013

Randoms & Happy Weekend

We're rolling down the highway today, taking a little anniversary getaway to Broken Bow, Oklahoma. I never thought of Oklahoma as a very romantic destination, but I saw pictures like this and thought the husband and I were due for an outdoorsy adventure!


There will be kayaking and I am very excited about it!

I know I've been talking about this mega closet project for some time now, and the husband is still working hard on it. It's a very detailed project and he is Mr. Meticulous, so it's taking a lot of time. He's never done anything like this before so there is quite a bit of research involved, watching YouTube videos and teaching himself how to be a carpenter. I think he is a miracle worker– I would have given up the second I had to calculate the angle of the ceiling. Yuck.

Every bit of progress makes us that much more excited about the finished product. It started with the "shell" of the closet, which was probably step #27 of 432 (ha ha... but really).


Then he added the doors, which looked a million times better because you couldn't see the clothes and shoes inside.  It was starting to come together!


Now he's in the process of adding the trim to the doors, which makes me positively gleeful. How great does that look?!


In case you missed my master bedroom inspiration post earlier this week, the plan is to paint the built-ins white and go with a medium shade of grey on the walls. Right now it's all a bit yellow because the walls are yellow and the MDF is beige. No bueno. Can't wait to paint!

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Are you an Emily Henderson fan? If not, you should be! She's hilarious and her blog is filled with great styling tips for the ultimate "collected over time" home. She posted about 14 most popular posts all time this week, so it's a great time to get the cliffnotes version of her blog. I read "Martha & Mormons: Why There Are So Many Mormon Bloggers" with interest because I've always asked myself that same question. I'm not Mormon so I don't really know if her points are valid, but it was a good read all the same.

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Check out my latest thrifting finds! (Or follow my thrifting adventures on Instagram- @JordanG106.)

$12 gold task lamp


$20 barstools


$5 owl vase


$8 for 8 glasses with MY monogram! What are the odds?

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Two of my favorite DIY-extraordinaire bloggers posted about their favorite gold spray paint this week. Jenny of Little Green Notebook prefers Design Master in Gold Metal, and Erin of House of Earnest loves Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold. I actually have a gold spray paint project coming up so I'm going to have to test these out and chime in on the debate...

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My foot's asleep, so I'm going to take that as a sign that I'm officially done with this post.
 
Have fun this weekend!

* Out of Office: Road Trip! *

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