Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Simple White Hutch

I should have known. Calling something "simple" in my mind, in my inventory system and to my family is the kiss of death.

I found a lovely, "simple" hutch a few months ago. It was obviously handmade. It had clean lines with a cute little curved board at the top. I was just sure this would be a great makeover!

The back had a handwritten note stating that it had been "lovingly refinished by XXX in 1994." That loving refinish was an orangish brown stain with a few drips in places. The loving refinish also included adding mirrors to the backboard of the top shelves. Oh, and new shiny brass hardware.

Maybe that was showing the piece TLC back in 1994, but today it called for paint! Also, the mirror had cracked at some point, so I was sure I could just smack it with a hammer and get all the pieces out. And the hardware---I'd reuse the ugly brass and simply paint it black.

Here's where my simple plan for a simple piece went downhill.

First, the mirror wouldn't shatter and I could NOT get it out! Next, I painted the hardware and put all the doors back in the exact same holes. But the doors weren't aligned and they wouldn't close!

This is where teamwork comes in handy. Mom and Dad were in town, so we put Dad to work on the alignment problem while Mom and I brainstormed how to handle the backboard.

After a few months, I'm happy to say I JUST finished this piece. I will be renaming it in my inventory list and on its price tag. It will now be "Shabby White Hutch."

The final hutch with a sweet gray and white trellis backboard.

I love how the pattern looks through the glass.

The reused hardware turned out great! It looks a bit old and worn.

I can just imagine sterling silver serving pieces, white ironstone dishes and wood bowls stacked in this hutch!
I'll be dropping this off at Unlisted in the next week!

Have a great week,

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Step Into Stitch Fix Contest!

As a follow up to my last post about Stitch Fix launching their new shoe service, I just learned about a promotion they're running to celebrate the big news!!

I scheduled my next fix for April and I made sure to ask for shoes (which you should do too!) and a fun outfit for my upcoming baby shower. I have no doubt they'll hit a homerun.

So on to that #StepIntoStitchFix promotion! You have a chance to win 2 pairs of shoes and $250 in credit or even a $1,000 credit and 10 pairs of shoes. You guys, this is exciting!!!!

#StepIntoStitchFix details:
  • To celebrate their footwear launch, Stitch Fix has partnered with five of its most popular brands to give away 2 pairs of shoes & $250 in Stitch Fix credit every day for the five days—starting 3/22.
  • Plus, one lucky grand-prize winner will receive a total of 10 pairs of shoes and $1,000 in Stitch Fix credit (hello, new head-to-toe wardrobe)!
  • Find full giveaway details here:

Make sure you have updated your Stitch Fix profile to include your shoe size and schedule a new fix just in time for Spring!

You have to let me know if you win! How exciting.


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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Exciting Stitch Fix Announcement!

You all know how much I love my Stitch Fix boxes! You can see some of my previous boxes (including my first maternity box) by typing Stitch Fix in the search bar.

And today the experience just got even better!! Not only will you get a personal stylist who will pick out attire and accessories based on YOUR body and YOUR lifestyle, but now they also offer....


YES!!! I've always loved jewelry, purses and shoes because, while my size my change, those items tend to fit for the long term :) Just being honest!

And just like everything else at Stitch Fix, they're bound to have a style and brand perfect for you---whether you’re all about the sassy heels in the office or trendy ballet flats chasing your kiddos. They now have over 200 styles from brands like Dolce Vita, Seychelles, Franco Sarto & TOMS.

So, if you're already a Stitch Fix customer, make sure you go into your account, update your profile with your shoe info. Then all you have to do is schedule a fix and request some shoes!!!

If you're not already a Stitch Fix customer, why not?! It's really easy to sign up and get your own personal stylist.

Can't wait to see what you get!!!

*This post contains affiliate links. I was not compensated to write this post, but I do receive credits if you choose to sign up using any of my links. All opinions are truly my own and I wouldn't share if I didn't already love the brand!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Baby Boy Nursery Sneak Peek

We announced in January that we're expecting a new addition to our family! I hinted at the fact that we wanted to keep the décor in the nursery very gender neutral with gray, khaki, black, white and wood.

Since then we've found out that we're having a little boy! Be still my heart. I just can't wait to hold that little man in my arms!

We got the nursery painted and decided that the lovely vintage dresser I had thrifted for our space at Unlisted would instead become the baby's dresser and changing table. My mom graciously took it home and painted it white and the handles black.

During a fun day trip up to the Vintage Whites Market in Loveland this winter, I found the most adorable old alphabet print. We got that framed and hung right away. It set the tone for the whole room!

This is just one shot of how everything is coming together!

We've got the gorgeous crib put together and other parts of the rooms are starting to take shape as well.

I'm doing everything I can not to run out and buy the crib mattress, but my grandma has already informed me that I am to wait until my shower to buy anything more! I listen when my grandma tells me these things! :)

Happy March to all of you!

Wall paint: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray
Baseboards: Home Depot
Baseboard Paint: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Dresser: Thrifted
Dresser Paint: Rustoleum Heirloom White Spray Paint
Pouf: West Elm
Alphabet Print: Found at the French Corner booth
Frame: Hobby Lobby
Chair: Thrifted
Teddy: My own childhood teddy bear
Drapes: IKEA Ritva (hemmed by mom)
Drapery Rods: Bed, Bath and Beyond

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Master Bathroom Reveal

Today I'm sharing pictures of our master bathroom remodel! Back in February, our contractor called me and told me that they'd like to use our space in an ad they're placing in a local magazine!

If you remember back to my posts from last year, you'll know we left off with a room that was stripped down to the studs. The project went quickly after my last update, but then life got in the way of me updating you here on the blog. (If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen many recent photos though!)

Now, the perfectionist in me is still saying, "Karli, you haven't found that perfect piece of found art to hang above the toilet" and "Those lovely barn doors aren't hung yet!" But those finishing touches will come very soon. For the time being, this beauty was ready for her photoshoot. Literally.

We found the perfect vanity at Restoration Hardware. I love the thick marble top! When I touch it and my fingers feel the velvety smooth texture, I swoon.

I knew I wanted two narrow, vintage looking mirrors above the vanity. I found two great beveled-edge pieces from Pottery Barn. I love their vintage look.

And the perfect wall sconces were found while I was browsing a Shades of Light catalog. Now, you may be wondering why I went with oil rubbed bronze for the lights. Yes, I purposely mixed finishes in this bathroom. It will make more sense in the next photos. :)

For the tub, this is where I spent hours and hours researching the perfect fit. Literally, we could not fit a tub in this space if it was one more inch wide. I found the narrowest slipper tub on the market. Trust me, I searched high and low. We have a narrow bathroom but I was bound and determined to get my tub!! We went with an acrylic tub that's been designed to look like a vintage cast iron. And that tub filler--it shines in all its glory!

Because I wanted the eye to move around the room, focusing on different spots, I opted for the black law feet with this tub. In fact, you'll start to notice a few more black and/or oil rubbed bronze items now that I've pointed it out. I wanted a collected look. Something that looked almost like a vintage farmhouse bathroom--with a slightly glamourous touch.

I knew I wanted to use marble hex in the bathroom somewhere. I actually thought I wanted the shower basin to be marble, but I am SO happy our contractor advised us otherwise. The solid surface basin they installed blends perfectly and is a breeze to clean! But I still got a gorgeous strip of the marble up the middle of the shower where the gleaming fixtures are mounted.

We couldn't be happier with how this bathroom turned out. We loved our contractor and would recommend them to anyone looking to embark on a bathroom renovation. They only do bathrooms, so they can be a trusted expert for you. And they met my perfectionist standards---that's no small feat.

Here are some of the images they shot. You can currently see our bathroom on and

Courtesy of Condon Contracting

Courtesy of Condon Contracting

Courtesy of Condon Contracting
I hope you've enjoyed looking around our master bathroom!


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Outfit of the Day 2/18/16

I had a lot of fun with my Stitch Fix post from yesterday, so I thought I'd share my outfit from today too. And honestly, I hope that the more of these I do, the better I'll get at taking these photos. :)

I mentioned yesterday how much I love kimonos. They're so comfortable and you can throw them on over just about anything for a little more coverage.

I got this colorful version at Unlisted, during one of their fun Ladies Nights. It was on sale and only cost me $30. I've worn it so much and I always get compliments on it. Well worth the investment.

The simple black dress came from the consignment store called Bump and Co. I also found a pair of jeans there. I love thrifting!

The earrings are Stella & Dot and the turquoise jewelry is from my collection, purchased over several years from small vendors.

I had a really nice day today. I stopped by the store and took some photos of furniture pieces that might work for a friend as she relocates to a new apartment. Then I met my friend Erin for a long lunch. We caught up on life and enjoyed salad and pizza from Racca's Pizzeria (used to be Marco's Coal Fired Pizza). Afterwards I ran some errands to get more of my favorite new hair cream. Love the texture it provides for my fine hair.

I hope you had a great day!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Maternity Stitch Fix #1

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I ordered another Stitch Fix. (If you don't know what Stitch Fix is, then check out this post.)

I was happy hear a while back that they would be offering maternity sizes now. Perfect timing for me! So I revised my style profile (since I no longer need so much business casual) and placed my order.

Today my fix came and it may have been one of the best yet! My stylist, Kate, wrote me a sweet note about the pregnancy and picked some wonderful items. And this time, I actually tried everything on so you can see how it looks on me versus the hanger.

I asked for pieces that could grow with me as I go through this pregnancy. I also wanted everything to be transitional since we'll soon be out of winter and into the heat.

Liverpool Collen Maternity Straight Leg Jean

Tops from TJ Maxx, Shoes from Nordstrom Rack, Jewelry from Stella & Dot

Leave it to my stylist at Stitch Fix to FINALLY find me a pair of maternity jeans that I feel like myself in. These are stretchy and a nice dark color, so they are slimming. (You can see the almost-five-month baby bump here). I also really appreciate that the back pockets are in a flattering position. Most maternity jeans are just so frumpy! They are a touch long so I've cuffed them here, but I'm not worried about that at all. I'm keeping these!

Madigan Ailene Lace Sleeve Maternity Top

Shoes TJ Maxx, Jewelry Stella & Dot, Purse 1154 Lill Studios

When I took this top out of the box I was worried it might be too small, but it is stretchy and oh-so-comfortable. I think it can easily be dressed up for date night, like I showed here (with the jeans above), or worn a bit more casual. The high crew neck isn't the most flattering neckline on me, but as long as I add a long necklace, I should be fine. I'm keeping this top.

Daniel Rainn Narline Button Down Maternity Blouse (made especially for Stitch Fix)

Jewelry Target, Shoes TJ Maxx

I knew that I loved the colors and the fun print of this blouse, but I could immediately tell it was huge! As you can see in the pic above, everything was just too blousy on me. Not flattering.

I pulled the back tighter just to prove to myself that it was an ok shirt, it was just the wrong size. I also think the stripes at my hips were in the wrong place on my body. This one is going back.

Market & Spruce Sollas Maternity Knit Top 

Jacket very old K-Mart, Shoes DSW, Pants Motherhood Maternity, Jewelry Stella & Dot and RocksBox

I was so happy when I saw the color of this top. I had something similar in my pre-maternity clothes, but I could no longer wear it. This top is short-sleeved, so it will be great to layer up, like I show here, or to wear as-is once summer hits. It is very soft and comfortable. Keeping this one!

Paradigm Gwenifer Kimono 

Jewelry my own found turquoise pieces

Oh how I love kimonos! I can wear them now and again when I'm not pregnant. I have a few in my closet and I enjoy wearing them. When I saw this, I was just sure it would be a no-brainer. My stylist even coordinated the top above to wear underneath. BUT, the front hit me in just the wrong spot. It made me look very boxy, so I, with a very sad face, had to send this back too.

All in all, this was a hugely successful box. The stylist nailed my style!

If you're interested in getting your own Stitch Fix box, the sign up process is fun and simple. Just click on any of the links in this post! Sharing is caring!


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Plans for a Backyard Makeover

If you've been following along with us for a while now, you'll remember previous posts about the exterior of my house and all the work we've done!

We painted the exterior.

We installed a utility shed.

We added a front sidewalk.

We tore out more bushes and trees than I can count.

One thing we've wanted since day one, was a bigger, better deck on the back of the house. The little 12 x 12 wood square is no longer suiting our needs. We love to entertain and spend time outside. We always end up with camping chairs, folding tables and pop-up tents spread all over the grass to accommodate our guests.

So this week I started daydreaming about how we can renovate and reimagine our backyard. Just look at this beautiful view!


We have nearly half an acre, so space really isn't an issue. We do have a sloped lot though. Things start to go uphill once you get about 20 to 40 feet from the back of our house. There are some degrading retaining walls to help break up the hill. Fixing that may be phase two.

So in my daydreaming, I've found a few landscaping companies with portfolios I really admire and I've turned to Pinterest for some ideas. Here's our checklist of items we want:
  • Several seating areas
  • Outdoor kitchen area (we would love a pizza oven, but that may be asking too much)
  • Fire pit
  • Pergola
  • Better retaining walls
  • New stairs

That's really no small project. But a girl can dream, right?

Here's our inspiration!

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Source: Gorgeous Home Décor (link not working)





The last image is a design rendering from Elite Landscaping. They're coming out to give us an initial consultation this Friday. I can hardly contain myself. I love how it hit all of our want list (minus the retaining wall and stairs which will likely be phase two). Now we'll see how much that will all cost. :(

Looking forward to more!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Entry Inspiration

I just found the most amazing vintage bench. A neighbor brought it back from her grandmother's estate in Pennsylvania. It did need a little TLC before it was ready for its debut at Unlisted.

I worked on it last week and today it had its first showing!

Here's how it looks in our current space:

Did you know you can follow us on Facebook to get the latest news on the items we're bringing in to the store? You can also follow me on Instagram, but you'll also get a fair share of food, dog and travel photos too!

Back to the bench...It really got me thinking how perfect it would be in an entry way. I always like to provide some sort of "landing place" in an entry way. This way there's a place for guests to place a purse or even a place for you to leave mail or keys. So I turned to Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs.

Here are a few of my favorite ideas for how to style this.

First, keep it simple. Add this to a narrow hall under a few family photos. Easy as that!

Via Beneath My Heart
Or add a couple very simple pillows for texture and color. Hang a big mirror above so you (or guests) can check their reflection before heading out the door.

Via The Polo House
And this is my favorite. Form and function all in one! Add a couple baskets for hats and gloves...maybe shoes if that's your thing. Some simple hooks above can house coats, hats or a seasonal decorative item.

Via Bless 'Er House
What do you have at your entryway? Right now I have a console table with a lamp, a clock and a big mirror above. Hmm, maybe I should rethink selling this bench. I just love it!

Hope you're having a great week,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Coming Soon: A Nursery!!!

You read that right! And if you're a friend or family member, you already know...

Brent and I are expecting our first child in July. We are so excited to be parents and continue this crazy thing called life!

Jackson is getting in on the action too!

We shared the news on social media last week and we've been overwhelmed with all the love pouring in. We prayed for this child for several years and are so thankful that our time has come.

For now, we've painted the nursery and are starting to work on furniture for the space. The little one will be using his cousins' crib (thank you Caren!) and enjoying a lovely gray room. We're keeping it all fairly gender neutral with gray, khaki, black and white colors. There will be several wood pieces mixed in for a nice, cozy space.

I can't wait to share more with you as the time passes!

Happy blessings all around,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Adopting the "new" Aztec Style!

I just got done resetting a small space at Unlisted and I love how it turned out!

I've been seeing so many great Aztec prints and styles, that I just knew the gorgeous Equipale table I had in stock would be the perfect base for a new look!

Wait, what's Equipale? It's a kind of furniture generally made in Mexico with tanned pigskin and cedar wood strips. Each piece is handmade and has its own character! The tables I've found online retail around $490. We've got ours priced at only $99!

I've seen cool barrel chairs before, but I'd never seen a table like this one. Especially one with great large nailhead trim!

So how do you complete this look? To me, it's all about blending the somewhat rustic Mexican style with more modern Aztec or Navajo fabrics.

As soon as I found this mission oak rocker, I knew exactly what to do with it! The black and cream upholstery is perfect.

Complete the look with some woven baskets, natural elements like twigs and sticks, and maybe even some industrial style artwork.

Check out these looks for inspiration!

Via The Nest

Via West Elm

Via Design Sponge
Have fun playing with these looks in your space!