Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sad News

Joe and I decided that we would end spring break with a day at the Cliff Spa (the wonderful spa where we got engaged). We woke up and had a delicious brunch of bagels, bacon, sliced avocado, sliced mango, orange juice, and mocha lattes. Then we got in the car and headed up the canyon. When we got to the Cliff Spa, we got some super sad news. A day pass now costs $25 each. Way more than it used to cost. And no more local discount during winter. :(

We were already there and ready to go so we decided to go for it, especially since we didn't really do anything special over spring break. They have remodeled a lot of the spa and it is very nice, but it was nice before when it was cheap!

It was a lovely day though. There was a light snow most of the afternoon and it was nice to get out of the city and spend some time in a very hot hot tub.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Design on a....penny?

I love to watch Design on a Dime on HGTV. It's a show where a design team has a $1000 budget and one room to redecorate. A couple of weekends ago, Joe and I decided to redecorate our bedroom...only our budget was $100 instead.

Here is our before room. Yes, it is a mess. We had already started cleaning it out and moving stuff when I decided to take a before picture:


My vanity was old and big and the drawers got broken when we moved here. But, I need a place to store my jewelry and things so most of our budget went to buying a new one from Amazon.

Me at my new vanity:


Our room is all light wood paneling that can't be painted over. It's nice and light, but kind of boring. I wanted to add some color to the room. We have some neat built in mini shelves that made the perfect "frames" for some fabric squares. Joe and I went to a fabric store and picked out some upholstery fabric and foam board and spent a good portion of a day cutting and gluing the squares. Then we put them in place. They are not attached to the wall and can be moved or changed if we ever wanted to.

In the middle of gluing:


Bo helping Joe glue:


Our last major project was to paint our little bedside table. It is old and the white paint was chipping off. We picked out a honey yellow and painted it. Here it is before being painted:


The finished room:



The picture above the bed is a print I got years ago in Victoria, Canada. We got a nice frame for it and hung it up. I would love to get some sheer curtains for the windows, but for now, the budget has been used up!