Friday, January 27, 2012

Treasure Hunt: China Find

I found the most amazing little Chinese side table. I met Seth for coffee in Solana Beach, and while he had to run off to work, i decided to hit up a little antique store.. Well it was not so little. It was a antique mall, and was full of amazing things. As I walked around, I found a lot of amazing decor, but everything was pretty expensive.. That is till I got to the very corner of the store. Under 3 tables.. (yes 3) there was this amazing little chinese side table. $35!! NO WAY! I had to get it, and right then I went to check out. The lady informed me that this table had paperwork on it. It was from china and made in 1876!! What a great find, and its so neat that although its traveled the world, and is so old, its still in perfect shape. Its the perfect addition to the house!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I have been meeting with a lot of contractors for this renovation project. It sucks!! Alright so perhaps its because this is my first time doing renovation work, but i had no idea how hard it was going to be to pick a good contractor. I have met with 3 this week and it has done nothing but caused me to stress out. My neighbor said I look to nice, so they might take advantage of that... and its true.. These contractors have me all wrong.. Yes i might be nice, but i am too passionate about this renovation to let anyone walk all over me! :) If i keep saying it enough times, perhaps it will be true! haha

I decided to post some photos of my inspiration for the house.. enjoy :)


Living Room

Family Room


Guest Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Kitchen Bathroom

Hall Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Monday, January 2, 2012

Treasure Hunter and DIY!

So since I am on a tight budget, everything I am doing to the house it DIY or found at estate and yard sales. I will be posting my progress and finds along the way..

Let the treasure hunting begin!!