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June 28, 2008 2

kitchen inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Kitchen

(Day-Lab DIY) I know we are soooo not even close to getting to the kitchen, but I want to post this picture now for future reference. Take a look at Amy Shutt’s before-and-after photos from her low-budget kitchen renovation. Again, it is totally amazing what paint can do. Her tutorial and advice are worth taking […]

June 26, 2008 2

rehab inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Scavenged Stuff

(DesignSponge) Keep rehab projects like this one in mind going forward! With yard sale season upon us, be on the lookout for inexpensive pieces of solid wood furnture with good lines (like the long, tapered legs on this little table). For a few bucks, you can probably find some pieces that can be rehabilitated with […]

June 25, 2008 1

floors, more options

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

Do you think Chloe would try to eat a rug like this? Flor tiles are like finished squares of carpet that stick to the floor (but are removable and washable). This could be a nice option for a long rug at the foot of the bed. Not as thrifty as the IKEA options, though. FLOR […]

June 25, 2008 1

bed linens, more options

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

If you don’t want to go with the all-white bedding I mentioned yesterday, I think this set by Isaac Mizrahi for Target is a very nice (and very affordable) alternative. Don’t be afraid of pink or florals! I know they get written off as being feminine, I think there’s a boldness to the usage here […]

June 25, 2008 6

more inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

(both images from Living Etc) Adam commented on both of these bedrooms in my Flickr stream, so I’ll add them here for future reference!

June 24, 2008 1

floor plan

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

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June 24, 2008 3

windows and floors

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

The damask curtains should be hung above the window so the bottom edge just grazes the floor. The black rod should be mounted wide enough so the curtains, when opened, will allow maximum daylight to enter the room. The white curtain should be mounted just inside the closet opening. The grommets will allow it to […]

June 24, 2008 5

storage

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

The hamper system is not working out, Adam! And your closet is making me sad. The dresser is very large (and solid wood), but it comes flat-packed, so you’ll be able to carry the boxes upstairs and assemble it on-site. I like the matching bedside table, too, and I think it will look very pretty […]

June 24, 2008 5

seating

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

The bedroom needs a chair for Chloe and Thurston! IKEA KARLSTAD chair (Dillne mulitcolor) / $279.00 Legs to be painted black.

June 24, 2008 2

lighting

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

Lighting group includes: IKEA SAMTID floor lamp / $34.99 CB2 RIDER table lamp / $39.95 inverted flocked damask ceiling pendant / FREE! An inexpensive cord/canopy set will be needed to mount the ceiling pendant. Installation is simple DIY. Total cost for lighting less than $100.