The homes were opened for tour this past weekend and will be open this weekend too. I was fortunate to be able to tour the two fully furnished and designed homes before they were opened to the public.
A huge and heartfelt "Thank You" goes to Mary H. of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro for making my tour possible!
Y'all, I took nearly 300 photos! The talented builders and designers provided so much lovely goodness and inspiration, that I couldn't help myself. ;o)
I debated about the best way share them with you and decided to break them into groups:
Foyers and Living Areas - Sept. 27th
Kitchens, Laundry Rooms and Mudrooms - Oct. 4th
Dining Rooms - Oct. 11th
Master Bedrooms and Baths - Oct. 18th
Other Bedrooms and Baths - Oct. 25th
Office and Bonus Spaces - Nov. 1st
Exteriors - Nov. 8th
Details and Inspiration - Nov 15th
The really cool thing about these showhouses is that every room features upcycled furnishings and accessories. Everything is for sale - all at very reasonable prices. In addition to ticket sales, all proceeds from the sale of individual items will benefit Habitat for Humanity.
I'll go ahead and warn you to expect lots of photos! I'm one of those who wants to see it all, so I'll be sharing wide angle shots from different sides of the rooms as well as close ups.
The first post on Foyers and Living Areas will be up tomorrow morning!
Pssst! If you are local, you won't want to miss the sale taking place at the showhouses this Saturday featuring items from Replacements, Ltd. A little birdie told me that Replacements will be bringing 17 pallets of items priced from $1 - $5!
Well...after teasing you with my little lamp update and the new cornice, I'm finally ready to reveal the lighter and brighter powder room!
I started off with three requirements:
I didn't want to repaint the walls.
I didn't want to spend the $$$ to replace the vanity.
I wanted to bring some blue in the room.
The whole project was kind of kick-started when I found these plaques at Tarjaay.
And the little Ikat patterned bowls at World Market.
From there, things just seems to come together.
I stole a little blue and white lamp from another room and gave it a quick update by changing to a more modern shade and adding ribbon.
The vanity was painted with ASCP in Pure White. After giving it a coat of clear wax, I added just a tiny bit of dark wax.
I'm a big fan of using calendars for inexpensive wall art. I found this gorgeous one at Calendars.com. It was a few dollars more than the others, but it is printed on heavier paper and every image is beautiful.
I purchased a couple of very affordable 16x20 frames at Christmas Tree Shops ($9.99 each) and precut navy and white mats. The frames were dark brown, but after giving them a couple of coats of gold spray paint and some Antique Brass Rub n Buff, this is how they turned out.
I think they fit right in with the fabric that I used on the new cornice.
A friend found the navy and white flat weave rug at TJ Maxx/HomeGoods. I love the mix of all the patterns in this room.