1.30.2012

Front Door Window Treatment


My front door has a large window on the top half.  It's pretty and adds some interest to the door.  But it also adds a question of window treatment and privacy.

When I first purchased my place, the door had an off-white (or dirty... hard to tell) honeycomb blind.  Functional: yes.  Attractive: noooo.

After google-ing solutions to replace the blind, nothing seems appealing.  My options consisted of: getting a new blind (and have to deal with it flying all over the place every time I open and close the front door), adding fabric curtains (do I even need to comment on why this option is super unappealing?) or leaving the glass wide open (privacy concern).


And then, I stumbled upon privacy film/ cling.  Found it at Bed Bath & Beyond.  Easy to install (it's a cling, so you can reposition it as often as necessary) and looks incredible!  Allows light to filter through; has an interesting texture to add something pretty to the door; AND provides substantial privacy as you can only see shapes on the other side.

Final result (it is only fair to disclose that the entire door also received a fresh coat of white paint):

 


1.25.2012

Guest Bathroom Reveal


I hope that when guests stay at my place, they feel comfortable, relaxed and like they are treating themselves to a chic stay at a boutique hotel.  Although the guest bedroom still has a ways to go, the guest bathroom is completely remodeled.  I still need to add some decorative touches, but wanted to share this with you because I think the "before/after" photos are dramatic enough!

Quick reminder of the before (hold your breath):


The cabinets were repainted and I added some sleek door handles for a quick updated look.  One of the largest impacts was framing the mirror, which created an instant "complete" look.  Switched out those hidious lamp bulbs for a very pretty vanity lamp and got a gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous marble countertop with a shiny new faucet.  Finished off the bathroom with new hardware.

The after:


Come on over and stay for a bit with me :)



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