Posts tagged ‘Kara Paslay’

April 6, 2011

No (entry)way

by Cait

Does anyone remember back in November when I said we were thinking of moving the hutch back? Well, we moved it back a while ago and now I’m thinking about building a console to go on the wall where the hutch was. We don’t have a real entryway (aside from the one we sort of made/are making by the backdoor), the door just opens into the library. I think a console table might help transition the area better than having the hutch there.  Currently we have a nightstand/side table next to the door with a bowl for spare change and a hook for keys above it, but my purse always ends up sitting on the floor, the window seat, etc and jackets get slung over dining room chairs.

This wall; apparently I don’t have any other pictures.

At the moment we have two stools on that wall as a place holder , but I’d like to build something sort of like the (no longer available) West Elm Chunky Console.


And also, I’ll take one of those heater vents, i’ts gorgeous!

The idea that I keep kicking around in my head is to use 4×4 posts and maybe make it kind of rustic (and closer to the color of the first WE console), but I also saw a similar desk/console on Ana White that I’ve been considering retrofitting to work for us (hidden storage? yes please).  I’ve heard a lot of great things about the plans on her site, so that is definitely an option.

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After we tackle that, I hope to move our green mirror over the console and take on a version of the key & coat rack that Tim made for Kara to go behind/beside our door.

Anyone else working on their entryway recently?  Have you seen Rebecca & Mike’s new entryway table?  The lamp they found for it is awesome!

March 21, 2011

April Showers

by Cait

With the weather beginning to warm up here in Florida, I’ve been thinking a lot about our outdoor shower (and our tank pool, but that’s another post).  The idea of rinsing off out in the sunshine after a long bike ride or a day at the beach sounds pretty heavenly.  It might even be a great alternative to washing the dogs in our guest bath during the summer (except that wet white dogs + dirt = terrifying idea).  I’ve been kicking the idea of having fun/funky gauges in the outdoor shower ever since this house tour on Apartment Therapy, and then seeing the shower in Emily at Merrypad’s post about Hamilton Productions pretty much cemented the decision.  I’m sure Robert can come up with something completely awesome, he has yet to let me down when I pose weird design problems.


Left from Merrypad, right from AT

Initially we thought a wooden shower stall around an existing concrete pad in our backyard (I would show y’all a picture, but it is housing a lawn mower beneath a pollen-coated motorcycle cover at the moment- classy).  After seeing Emily’s post we started thinking a 4×4 post frame with either corrugated plastic or the corrugated metal like Kara used for her headboard (which was recently featured on AT!)  Robert is leaning towards corrugated metal, and I was thinking plastic because I like the idea of it being at least semi-translucent, so that it’s not just a big thing in the yard (I am obviously always really eloquent).  It seems like it would get really gross, really quickly though (and it might be completely see through, we didn’t remember to look the last time we were at Lowe’s). 

Left from Merrypad, right from Charles and Hudson

For some reason I never noticed that gorgeous Dwell rug before! Now I love Kara’s guest room even more!

Here’s hoping the shower can be completed (oh hey, even started is good with me) soon!

October 15, 2010

Guest Room Reveal

by Cait

The mini makeover of our guest room is being revealed today by the lovely Kara at Kara Paslay Designs, so please check that out!

We’ll have more details on the mini makeover, as well as a few more changes we’ve made very soon.  We were hoping to have all the projects completed in time for the reveal, but rain and other things in our non-blog life prevented this from happening.  Hopefully y’all don’t hate me, and you’ll check back to see the rest of the pieces come together!

Also I feel like I should add that while looking at this from my work computer that the color of the images looks very, very different.  I’m hoping this is just because my work monitor is a piece of crap, because (believe it or not!)  I do actually know how to white balance!  The color in the “just before” photo is the closest to what Spun Honey actually looks like, and hopefully things look fine to y’all and you won’t stop reading just based on that.

A big welcome to anyone who is new to the blog! Thanks so much for checking us out (hopefully not in a creepy stalker/pervy kind of way)!