Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Hotel with Style???

Part of our Christmas was to go up to see Jon in Northern Utah, and to stay in a hotel. Noah LOVES hotels, and had asked to stay in one as part of his Christmas (yes, I realize that is an odd request for a 12 year old...but we went with it). Being that we have very little money to spend on something like a hotel, I really looked around for a good deal, but I also wanted something nice. It was a dilema...until...I found the SpringHill Suites in Provo. They were having a holiday special where if you booked a stay sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas the room was only $79 a night (usually $139) and that included a king sized bed, couch with a pull out bed for Noah, large flat screen TV, a kitchenette, wonderful breakfast each morning (like not just fruit and a bagel, but eggs, sausage, waffles ect. ect.) and coupons for restaurants that were near the hotel. The added bonus, it wasn't just a 1970's decorated room with a lumpy bed like most of the hotels that were in that price was new, clean and (gasp) stylish. Now while Jon thought it was "too modern" for his taste, he didn't complain while he was in the shower with the body jets. ;)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Got Brass (And Very Little Else), In Pocket

Here was a project I did for Noah's room for VERY little money and using some things I already had around the house. I had some canvases that I had used in another room that had been covered in fabric. That room is in the process of being made over into something new and the canvases would no longer be needed. I removed the fabric from the canvases, and bought cheap acrylic paint from a craft store. I also got some cheap wooden letters that spelled out Noah's name to paint. I got some painters tape and went to work painting the canvases to match Noah's bedding. This project probably cost less then $10 and it helps make the room look more complete for the new listing pictures of our house.

And The Others Gold

I know I have been a major slacker when it comes to blogging lately. I know I need to get you all up to speed on some of my projects. As most of you know I have been trying to sell my house so that Noah and I can move up to Northern Utah were my husband has already moved to take a job. We recently took the house off the market so that I could get a few projects done and take new pictures before relisting. On of those projects was a niche’ we have on the main floor living room. I am not always the biggest fan of painting only one wall in a room, but because this was a separate space…I decided to make an exception.

I chose the gold color because it is a warm neutral, and because we have this gold in an area rug in the living room that was already there. (The upstairs space mainly belongs to Anne and Rich so I have to work with the furnishings they already have in the room) I love the round mirror I added. I had looked all over online for a round mirror with a dark wood boarder and they were all way out of my small budget, and then I found this beauty at Lowes for only $88. The candle sticks and candles I found at Target. I still want to find four (two for each side) small items to put on each side of the mirror…but haven’t found those “just right” items yet. Until I do, I still like the warmth the new wall brings to the space.