Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Updates from around the BDH!

Hello Barbie dolls!

Now that all of our summer travel, volunteering and work madness is behind us, hubby and I have finally had some spare time to pour some love into the BDH. We've bought a few things, painted, tweaked and crafted. Here are some of the photos from our updates. I'm also adding them to the home tour page.

I've added vintage Barbie art and four hooks on one of the walls in my clothing closet to display my current favorite outfits. The art was REALLY expensive if you were going to buy it piece by piece, so I instead ordered a vintage Barbie art calendar for $10 and just trimmed down the pictures from 12x12 to 8x11!

We bought this cute black and white trellis rug for the sitting area in the kitchen.

We added this iron scroll to our oven hood. It was slightly too tall, so of course hubby took it into the garage and was able to neatly make it smaller. He amazes me!

Our two night stands in the master bedroom are done as far as d├ęcor goes. This is his. Mine is identical but with a photo of him from our wedding. <3

A photo of our master taken from the couch in our master sitting room:

A new pink rug and rearranged furniture in the formal living room:

Here's another sneak peak at our new 11 ft dining room table that hubby made with his bare hands last week out of laurel poplar wood. Post on the table and full reveal coming soon!

We made this 4 ft wide canvas art for above our guest bedroom for under $10! I bought some fabric on clearance then had hubby build a cheap wooden frame (it took under 15 minutes) and just staple gunned the fabric to the frame, and voila! We now have art that takes up a large chunk of that wall and also is perfectly on theme with the pink and gray room.

More photos of our downstairs guest bedroom.

Over the summer we've completely revamped the previously tan and empty library. We painted it dark brown, added curtains sewn by my mom and bought this oversized upholstered chair from Overstock.com. We also added the stately gold frames to the walls. We also ordered and installed the 2 inch wooden blinds for all three windows. They were pricey, but definitely add to the room's dark, old world library effect.

That's all for now in terms of updates barbies! Check back soon for a guest post by Ross on how he built our new, 11 ft Restoration Hardware inspired dining room table from scratch in a week for under $200!

xox barbies!

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