Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest Post: Hello Newman's!!!

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I'm so excited for this week and I'm pretty sure in about 2 seconds you will see why...

Anne is just about the sweetest girl in the whole wide world and she and I quickly became blogging buddies. We have a great relationship: she does amazing things and then I drool and gush about them. Sounds about right, Anne? She has two of the cutest little people around, a witty sense of humor, and I have been completely *BLOWN AWAY* by her amazing design talents. But don't take my word for it, see for yourself!!! (c:


Hi, there! I'm Anne from Hello Newman's.  I just love Aubrey and her amazingly inspirational blog, don't you?  I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to write a guest post for her series "How to Make Your Home Your Own."  

This was our dining room when we first moved in our house last year.  Help.  Please.  Need I say more?


The dining room has now become one of my favorites - mostly because it's personalized with lots of meaningful family photos (oh yeah - and the many hours of painting, making curtains, tearing off perfectly good molding, adding new molding, "rub-n-buffing" the light fixture, ect.).  




Our original master bathroom was definitely a sight to make your eyes sore.

$250 + a handy husband = a fresh and new master bathroom.


And speaking of our master bathroom renovation, this is what we did with that yucky builders grade mirror once we took it down.  This project definitely took some serious measuring skills (and a very mathematically minded husband) - but totally worth it in the end.


Bathroom mirror in the living room? Why, yes, of course.


This little art collage hangs over sweet Ashlyn's "big girl bed."  It's made up of random frames, scrapbook paper, and fabric flowers - I love how it adds just the right amount of girly fun and color to her room.


 Thanks, Aubrey, for letting me take y'all on a quick little tour.  This was such a fun post to write.  I loved thinking about the personal touches we have added to our house over the past year.  But I have to say, friends and family sharing love and laughter are what truly make "your home your own." 

Like these two sweet faces - they are home to me.

I could stare at her dining room all day long...that amazing wainscotting always gets me drooling!!! Anne always has some sort of fantastic project going on, so if you are feeling the need for some inspiration, definitely head on over and say hi! Thanks Anne for sharing all your fun spaces and projects...I'm sure you will have another one before I know it that I'll be gushing about (c:

Up tomorrow:




30 comments:

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love her home too....that dining room is to die for and I can't believe that is her bathroom mirror in the living room. Amazing skillz!

DecorandtheDog said...

Great, another fabulous blog to read!! ;)

I LOVE that dining room!!

Jessamie said...

You rocked it Anne! Love your dining room, like, LOVE-LOVE!

Julie and Lauren said...

Love those grey walls! And those babies!!!!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Great look spaces and very personal (not cookie-cutter).

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Hello GORGEOUS HOME!! LOVE the added pannel in the dining room with the display of frames!! That bathroom is so much brighter and cheerier and I'm LOVING the bathroom mirror in the living room! The added grids in the mirror just make it!!
Ps...Her precious baby just made me melt!! awwww

Baby Shopaholic said...

Beautiful home!!! Love the bathroom makeover!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow now that's an upgrade if I ever saw! Love the molding in the dining room and the photos and fixture are fab too. And that bathroom reno is amazing. Love how they used the mirror in the gorgeous living room :)

Have a great day, sweets! xoxo

natasha {schue love} said...

OH I love the befores and afters of each room! Amazing job! I'll have to check out her blog!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

She has such a beautiful home. Everything truly has been made their own. I especially love the way she used photographs in the dining room. Totally inspired by her style. Thanks for sharing!

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I <3 gray + yellow!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

anne's blog is one of my favorite new to me blogs! she has awesome style and is sweet, too! not to mention her adorable family. :)

hollyG said...

Wow!! I love that dining room.

{The Perfect Palette} said...

oh my goodness. these ideas are so sweet. I love the molding in the dining room, the paint color + that amazing molding. Oh and mostly love all the sweet pictures.

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Wow! I love her home and how each room transformed! So pretty! I love all the personal pictures in a home... that's one thing I do love, love, love is seeing a home filled with family memories! xoxo

Alexa said...

Love that living room. And that baby is adorable!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Hollie Ann said...

The dining room is by far my favorite!

Anne said...

Thanks for having me today! You are too sweet! Can't wait to see the rest of your lineup this week! xoxo

Megan {Splendid Design} said...

I love this home. I really like the gray and yellow combination in the dining room . Off to check out Anne's blog.

Bud and Leo said...

What a great idea repurposing the mirror! Amazing taste!

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I remember coming across her beautiful home before, she's done some amazing projects, my favourite being that incredible mirror!

emily said...

Anne's house is so inspiring! And her family is absolutely gorgeous.

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

WOW! Such impressive work...and such a lovely home :)

Kim @ keller-creative said...

My favorite has to be the master bathroom. Great colors and ideas throughout!

Daydreamer said...

$250 and a handy husband! Love it. What a great re-purpose of the former bathroom mirror!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

The new wainscoting in Anne's dining room is fantastic. And so is the redesigned bathroom mirror - love them both! The bathroom makeover is pretty great too - amazing transformation for only $250. I need to borrow Anne's husband!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

That dining room is insanely beautiful! Now one of my favourite before and after shots!

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Love the colour palette used in the dining room - the grey makes such a fabulous statement! Great series! xx

birdie to be said...

I love her!!! Her site is fantastic! Great post... I love that dining room redesign!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Love the wall of frames!! Such a great look and I haven't seen it before. I can't believe her bathroom upgrade was only $250!! That beautiful cabinet and paint, only $250? I feel as though I spent that much on paint supplies along for my tiny bathroom. Wow, I need bargain pointers from her. I love the redo of the mirror as well. Great post!