Make My Day. Or Yours.

I’m about to make your day. How would you like an awesome Black Friday deal that you can use right now from the comfort of your own home?

What? You’d love it. Me too.

Last night just before I went to bed I happened to double check the { RugsUSA website }. I’ve had my eye on a rug for the nursery but wanted to wait until Black Friday to see if I could get it for more than 35% off.

Last night I hit the jackpot. 75% off! I think I scared Justin when I jumped out of bed and ran upstairs mumbling something about a “super sale” and “rug”. Luckily he’s used to this kind of behavior and just rolled over and went to sleep.

Y’all, I got our nursery rug for 75% off!! If you head over there now you can find all kinds of amazing rugs for ridiculous prices just using the code “Black75″.

And in case you were curious, I ordered the Moroccan Trellis Rug in Charcoal. I wanted something a bit more grounded to keep the room from being too, too girly.

We’re almost done with a few of the big nursery projects so hopefully I’ll get to share them next week. Hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy shopping!!

Nursery Closet Make-Over.

Well, I could go on an on about how sorry I am that I’ve left y’all hanging the past couple weeks. I could talk about the babymoon we went on to Asheville, having my first baby shower, working like crazy on the nursery and all the other things in my life lately, but I won’t right now.

Instead, I’ll share a project with you. You guys know how much I LOVE an organized closet so when I started designing the nursery, I knew it was the first place we had to start.

Girl + First Grandchild on Both Sides = Lots of Clothes

I mean, really I had no choice but to re-do the closet. A couple tiny rods just weren’t going to cut it. Here’s what we started with.

My first step whenever I’m working on a closet is to paint. I’m still loving the Fashion Gray color we’ve used on our other closets ( here & here ) so on went the paint. We’re still on the same gallon we used for the other closets so even better than a painted closet was a “no extra money out of pocket” painted closet. My favorite kind.

My handyman taking out part of the basboard so the units could mount flat to the wall.

The next step was to actually source materials for a built-in closet on a DIY price. Enter ClosetMaid. After looking around, ClosetMaid had the perfect mix of units to customize the closet. I also found Lowe’s had the best prices and since we used our Lowe’s card, we got an extra 5% off.

(Disclaimer: We definitely don’t believe in buying now paying later. We simply use the card for an extra discount and then turn around and pay the bill immediately. Trust me, no design project is worth going into debt over!)

A few hours later and this is what we ended up with!

There’s still a lot of accessorizing to do. I have fabric bins to put in, labels to make for the drawers and sizing labels to make for the rods, but you get the idea. The best part of the closet is that it can grow with her as she gets older. Once she’s old enough to get ready on her own, the bottom six drawers will be re-labeled with days of the week (Sun-Fri) and we’ll put her outfit for each day in the specific bin. That way she can learn to get dressed on her own. Oh, and for those wondering if I can do math (7 days, 6 drawers), Saturday will be a free day.

We can also easily remove a couple of the rods to accommodate adult sized clothing down the road. I’d rather have more rods now since her clothes are tiny than large rods that leave awkward spaces in the middle. It’s all about customizing to what you need right now!

I’ll share more pictures as I get things finished. Right now we’re in the middle of working on a big project for the rest of the nursery but once that’s done, I can’t wait to share!

Rugs.

Crickets.

Yep, I know I’ve been MIA for quite a while. I’m smack in the middle of about a million different projects and none of them are in the “photo worthy” stage yet. Bare with me and I’ll share some really fun projects soon. Pinky promise!

In the meantime, remember { this project } that I did? I loooved that rug that we used in the foyer. It used to only come in black and white, but I just found out it’s now available in a few great new colors!

I’m obsessed with this Titanium color…

And the Indigo color…

Check out the additional colors { here }. At $14 a tile, it’s a great option for a “looks custom but the price isn’t” rug.

My favorite kind.

Pinterest Inspiration.

To say things have been busy over here is a bit of an understatement. Hence, the radio silence.

I’m in full-scale “operation nursery” mode so until I get a few things nailed out with that, it’s a bit chaotic. I have four months to get it finished. FOUR.

(Cue nervous laughter.)

Anyway, today I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite Pinterest finds of late. You all know I love great organizational tip so here’s what I’ve seen recently. Oh, and make sure to click on the links for the pictures below to show those blogs some love. Chances are they’ll have lots more tips to share when you get there.  

Let’s get started!

If you’re a baker, you’ll love this tip. How cute is that?!

Tip found { here }.

 I have a feeling this laundry room would come in handy in about four months. I’m constantly surprised by how much laundry TWO people can have, let alone a newborn.

Tip found { here }.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always digging through pans to find the one I need. With this, problem solved.

Tip found { here }.

And lastly, I could use this more than you could ever know. Pregnancy brain is a real issue people.

Buy { here }.

Sneak Peeks.

As promised, here are a couple sneak peeks of the guest room. We’ve gotten all the basics in, now it’s all about the accessories!

You’ve seen this view before, but now you can catch a glimpse of the rug I bought on sale from Overstock.com. I love the boldness of the pattern mixed with such a neutral color. And at $90, you can’t beat the price! The bedding you see rolled up on the dresser is just waiting to be washed and draped across the bottom of the bed.

I was planning on making a large wood framed mirror to go above the dresser, but when I spotted this version in Homegoods yesterday for $29.99, I snatched it up. It’s unusual, rich in color and will add great texture to the space. I haven’t tried it out in the room yet so there’s always a chance I’ll go back to plan A, but fingers crossed it works!

While out and about, I also found a great clearance section at Lowe’s. I’ve been wanting to add a couple nice lanterns to the table on our deck and lo and behold, Lowe’s had just what I needed. I scored two lanterns, one big and one small, for around $15 total. The tag said each lantern was regularly $36. Um, yes. Yes, please.

I also have had my eye on this light fixture (below) for quite a while. At $50 it wasn’t too much of a budget buster, but Lowe’s had it marked down to $25. Done. This baby is getting tucked away for a bathroom project down the road. Oh, and did I mention I used an extra $10 off coupon on the whole Lowe’s purchase? Thrifty.

There you have it, my shopping cart in a glance. What about you guys? Find any great deals floating around out there?

Moodboard: Modern Living Room

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Our was filled with football, surprise dinner dates and lots and lots of crossing things off our to-do list. We finally had our new mattress delivered so we also got to do a little work on the guest room. I’ll share an “in progress” picture this week. There’s still a lot to be done, but we’re getting there!

Today, I want to share with you a moodboard I recently completed. This living room was for a client who liked lots of different accessories and pieces of furniture, but wasn’t sure how to pull it all together. This client was a perfect candidate for e-design. The e-design option gave her a direction for where to go and how to pull the entire room together at her own pace.

I have to say (and I know I say this with all my designs), I love this room. Cozy, modern and easy to change up if she ever gets tired of yellow. The client has already ordered the sofa and a couple of the chairs so I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

If you’re having a hard time figuring out a direction to go with a room, e-design is a perfect option for you! Email me for prices and more information at SomethingLikeThatDesigns@gmail.com

Finders Keepers: Target, Part Two

As promised, here’s part two of Finders Keepers. If you missed part one, you can find it { here }.

 Oh Target, you never let me down.

Finders Keepers: Target

First off, thank you guys SO much for all the sweet comments and congrats. We are still shocked that we’re having a girl (we both thought boy), but are beyond excited. In the week since we’ve found out, she already has enough clothes for her entire first year. Yeah, first baby = little crazy.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Finders Keepers so when I was in Target the other day, I snapped a few pictures. They have some GREAT items you can snatch up right now. In fact, there were so many I’m going to break this up into two parts. One today, and one tomorrow. Without further ado, here’s what I found…

(Wait, whoops! I bought a couple pairs of shoes. But, I mean, is there anything cuter than baby shoes?!)

We’re Having A…

It’s been a bit of a busy week but I have some fun news to share…

We’re having a GIRL!!

We’re both still in a bit of shock, but so incredibly happy. For some reason finding out more of who this little person is going to be makes is much more real.

Here’s to painted nails, lots of giggles, cute shoes (oh my!), late night talks and another girl who will adore my husband as much as I do.

I can’t wait.

I Love What I Do.

I’ve pretty much always wanted to do interior design. When I was a kid, maybe 9 years old, I remember drawing floorplans for my parents to add an addition on to their house. I loved doodling furniture layouts and sketching out new designs for rooms. Some kids scribbled love notes or animals, I had furniture and window treatments.

(Image via Google)

One time, a couple years later, my parents went out for dinner and I enlisted the help of my 8 year old brother to rearrange the living room. We moved a piano, a huge entertainment center, sofas, tables, etc. My parents came home minutes after we finished and nearly passed out. After making sure I knew to never do that home alone again, my mom admitted that she loved the new layout. Ever since then, I’ve been inspired to create spaces that people will love.

My favorite part of design is that I get to embrace so many different styles and patterns. My husband always teases me that I can design a room for someone else in heartbeat, but am very slow to move in designing our own home. It’s because I truly love so many different styles. I believe each style reflects a different part of my personality and with my clients, I get to explore those more.

Design is more than just how a room looks. It’s about how it makes you feel. I believe everyone deserves a space that allows them to feel comfortable being just who they are. Nothing less, nothing more.

All that’s to say that I really love what I do. I get to be creative everyday and help make someone’s home a happier place to be.

What more could I ask for?

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