Saturday, August 25, 2012

Decorated "Girl" Bedrooms...Parade Of Homes (Part 2}

Here are two of my favorite "girl" bedrooms from the
Salt lake Parade Of Homes, which ended last Saturday.  There were so many great homes this year, I thought I'd break it up into a few posts.  You can see Part One HERE.

This room is from house #22 built by Silverhawk Enterprises.
 It was kind of like it's own suite upstairs.  It was so bright & roomy!
I LOVE the shape of the ceiling & the built-in window seat.  The shelving they added just finished it off perfectly!

Another one of my favorites was this one...
It was adorable!  
I love decorating with birds, so this one definitely captured my eye!
This headboard made out of an old door is perfect!  
I love the garland too...I'm definitely going to do something like this for my daughter's room when she moves into a big bed.  You can see her nursery here.  We also did a "bird" theme in her room.  
The bedding with the ruffles was the perfect addition...Ruffles seem to make everything cuter!
This room was also from my "favorite" house by Rainey Homes, which was house #14.
My last post was all about it!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Parade Of Homes {FAVORITES} Part 1

One of my favorite times of  the year is in August when I get to feed my addiction....touring houses!  
The Salt Lake Parade Of Homes just ended on Saturday & there were some amazing houses this year.
We have attended it almost every year for the last 11 years. 
 I always go with my husband & my mom.  
My dad was sweet enough to watch our kids so we could enjoy it!
I took plenty of pictures!  Unfortunately, they were with my phone so some of the pictures are a little blurry.
I will have to break this down into a few posts because there were so many great houses!

My absolute favorite house was #14 by Rainey about CHARMING!!
It was so open & spacious!  It doesn't look really big, but it was actually over 5600 square feet!
It had such a great porch too!!  
I love the windows, woodwork & was perfect!
My favorite part had to be the kitchen though.  If you've been dreaming of a white kitchen (like I have), this one will take your breathe away!
It is beautiful!!
I LOVED the large island!
It had a farmhouse sink...which is something I would love to have in my dream kitchen!
My dream kitchen would also have the built-in desk & a double oven!
The best part of the kitchen was that it was so open & this was the great room connected to it!
  I absolutely LOVE the built-ins!
My husband & I decided this was the perfect house for us...A girl can dream right? 
You can see a list of all of the houses in the parade at
I'll be back with a few of my other favorites!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Exterior Paint {Reveal}

We hired a company to paint our house & after a complete nightmare it is FINALLY over!  
This was such a frustrating process & it took over 2 months for them to finish.
We started out with this...
Which I actually loved, but we had some stucco cracks in the back & decided it was time to fill them in & paint.

Then  the nightmare began & we went to this...
Not only was the door ruined there was paint over spray EVERYWHERE...on the brick, porch, eves, fence, & the back deck.  It was overwhelming. Needless to say, the first crew was fired by the company and we had over $500.00 of reimbursement at the end for the door & the tiles they cracked on my patio furniture. 

Here is the AFTER...
The paint was from Kwal Paints & it is a liquid vinyl paint.  The color is called Wicket.
It was SO hard to pick a color! 
It seems like a lot of them can turn a really purple or green hue...we kept changing our minds right up until the morning they started painting.
We really like how it turned out & were thankful the next crew of painters knew what they were doing & finished it up nicely!

We kept our trim white & painted the shutters and front door black.

They even repainted my deck...
Now that summer is almost over, we feel like we have our house back again!
If you'd like to see some of the changes we've made over the years, you can find it HERE.

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