Win This House! Dining Room Reveal

Win This House! Dining Room Reveal

Oh man, there are so many reasons why the dining room feels like the crown jewel of this house. I mean, we've enjoyed working on every single room of this house and each one has things that make it so unique and special...but this dining room is something different altogether.

Maybe it's the combination of the handpainted wallpaper from Gracie Studios and the modern rock crystal light fixture from Hammerton. The gorgeous light filtering in through the windows and bouncing off every single surface. It all came together so beautifully and pretty much we can't stop high fiving each other from all the awesomeness.

There are memories to be made here, are they yours?? This magical house has a fantastic future ahead! Only a few short days left to enter to win this house, visit homelovenetwork.com/sweepstakes for details!

In the meantime, make sure you watch Episode 6 of Win This House! and be sure to catch all the sourcing details for everything in this room below!

 

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1. Rock Crystal Oval Starburst Light | 2. Gracie Handpainted Wallpaper | 3. Console Table | 4. Mirror | 5. Gold Lamps | 6. Chair Wreaths | 7. Round Dining Table | 8. Dining Chairs | 9. Blue Accent Chair | 10. Area Rug | 11. Knit Throw Blanket | 12. Cocktail Shaker | 13. Bar Cart | 14. Glasses | 15. Goblet | 16. Decanter | 17. Serving Tray | 18. Moscow Mule Mug | 19. Glass Pedestal Bowl | 20. Narrow Neck Vase | 21. Gray Napkins | 22. White Napkins | 23. White Serving Platter | 24. Round Placemat | 25. Diningware Set | 26. Silverware | 27. Gold Napkin Rings | 28. Crystal Candlesticks 

Win This House! Guest Suite Reveal

Win This House! Guest Suite Reveal

Caterpillar ---->Butterfly!

If you've watched Episode 4 of Win This House! You'll know that this room was a cute little addition onto the house that originally served as a summer kitchen, and finding shiplap intact under all the layers of wallpaper and drywall after all these years was better than just about ANYTHING, not to mention super rare...especially in Utah!!

All we know is that this house continues to surprise us in all the best ways!!

Considering the layout and location of the room, we wanted this space to feel like a cozy bungalow getaway. After coming back from the LIVE we got to work immediately, getting that shiplap painted and ready for the next few days of busywork ahead!

Since it was originally a summer kitchen, there wasn't a closet in this room so we went ahead and added one using a stock cabinet from IKEA with some molding on top and custom hardware to give it that "built-in" look. It's seriously the best trick ever and gave this room the space and storage it needed to be a proper bedroom.  Add our favorite carpet tiles on the floor and with the red rug (that you all so kindly chose too, thanks for the help, guys!) adding a much-needed pop of color, some artwork, comfy bedding too.  We were set!

Meanwhile, the Euro-inspired bathroom down the hall was getting its own makeover with beautiful black and white classic tile and another gorgeous stained glass window to let the light shine through.

So good, right? Euro-Inspired bathroom dreams do come true!

The finished result of this combined guest suite was so cozy and light and welcoming through and through, we hope you agree and love it as much as we do!

We're getting closer and closer to giving this house away, have you entered to win yet? You can do that on our Facebook page HERE, just click the Sweepstakes tab on the left-hand side of the page. If you're on mobile you can go to homelovenetwork.com/sweepstakes and enter there.

We can't wait! 

Images via Madeline Beeton

*All the details and links to the guest suite are posted below! 

 

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1. Flush Mount Industrial Light Fixture | 2. Modern Light Sconces | 3. Wall Hooks | 4. Double Curtain Rod | 5. Wardrobe | 6. Water Pitcher | 7. Jewelry Dish | 8. Modern Nightstands | 9. Curtain Panels | 10. Metal Headboard | 11. Bedsheets | 12. Duvet | 13. Cream Accent Pillow | 14. Faux Fur Accent Pillow | 15. Blue Accent Pillow | 16. Denim Lumbar Pillow | 17. Bedspread | 18. Throw Blanket | 19. Bathrobes | 20. Felt Storage Basket | 21. Red Floral Rug | 22. Classic Art Download | 23. Classic Art Download

 

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1. Black Subway Tile | 2. White Subway Tile | 3. Spiral Black and White Tile | 4. Oval Picture Frame | 5. Art Deco Wall Mirror | 6. Wall Hooks | 7. Accent Rug | 8. Topiary | 9. Marble Top Side Table | 10. Woven Storage Basket | 11. Turkish Towels | 12. Succulent Plant | 13. Bath Soap | 14. Shea Butter Cream

Win This House! : Kids’ Bunkroom Reveal

Win This House! : Kids’ Bunkroom Reveal

We gotta say, kids' rooms are our JAM and this bunkroom does not disappoint!

It's full of all kinds of details that really make the space something special and truly unique. We think this delightful bunkroom really represents so many of the best things about childhood and we are absolutely thrilled to share it with you all, and especially the future occupants who get to call this room their own.

It's just so much fun unlocking our imaginations and letting them run wild a little bit when it comes to exploring all the things that have the potential to make a shared room for your kids really special and really smart, especially when it comes to capitalizing space and storage.

After the built-in bunks won out over twin beds in our LIVE broadcast vote, our team set to work on making these bunks and this creative space come to life, which was no small task indeed. It's almost unbelievable that this room used to be a small kitchen instead.

Nevertheless, we pressed on and in the reveal of Episode 3, you'll see that our team magically made it happen! We built the color theme for this design off a swatch of wallpaper we found during the demolition process and knew we had to somehow incorporate back into the space.

Bunkroom ahead! Some of our favorite features about this room include:

  • Full-size mattresses over twin (unlocking the potential for guests and adults to functionally use this space as well)
  • A built-in stairwell that leads to the upper bunk
  • Storage! And more storage...
  • Extra tall ceilings! Like, we exposed the beams and left them exposed and took the ceiling up into the attic because we can't help it. WE LOVE TALL CEILINGS! (Never fear, everything is well insulated and the electricity bill for this house should not be anything out of the ordinary.)
  • Flor carpet tiles. So easy, so fast! We love using these handy little squares!
  • Roman shades and curtains made from unexpected resources. We're talking shower curtains and table runners here...talk about multi-purpose!
  • Secret bookcase leading to sleeping porch - this is one of our FAVORITE features! We're so happy we could save that sleeping porch and turn it into an amazing little play space or retreat. It's just so fun!
  • Vintage maps and art, all free downloads included in the links below!
  • Schoolhouse Pendants that YOU CHOSE! Red reading sconces. There's just so much to love!

We decided on putting in full-size bunks over twin size bunks just so that we could cover our bases in case this room was to be used as something other than a kids' room. It was no small task as you can see, the kind of custom woodworking and craftsmanship that went into creating these beautiful beds was nothing short of miraculous and the end result made us feel so pleased.

High-fives all around!

If you haven't watched Episode 3 of Win This House! Now's your chance. Find the episode link HERE.

All the sourcing for this post is included at the end. No need to wonder where those pendant lights came from or how to score the free art downloads for yourself. We've included all the links below and made it so dang easy! 

 

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1. Schoolhouse Pendant Light | 2. Vintage Art (Getty Museum) | 3. Pennant Flags | 4. Dresser | 5. Lamps | 6. Red Sconces | 7. Bedspreads | 8. Storage Baskets | 9. Plaid Throw Pillow| 10. Red Velvet Throw Pillow | 11. Flor Carpet Tiles | 12. Vintage Map Download (free) | 13. "Ramie" Sherwin Williams | 14. "Roman Column" Sherwin Williams| 15. Roman Shade Fabric  | 16. Gingham Curtain Fabric | 17. Throw Blanket | 18. Plaid Throw Pillow | 19. Cream Throw Pillow | 20. Storage Bench | 21. Vintage Animal Print Download (free) | 22. Toboggan| 23.  Stuffed Giraffe 

 

Win This House! Master Suite Reveal

Win This House! Master Suite Reveal

Looking at the master bedroom space in the giveaway house at the present, you'd never know the kind of neglected disaster that existed there just a few short weeks before.

Truthfully, it was a bit overwhelming but you know, this ain't our first rodeo so when the time came we rolled up our sleeves and got to work! Those blessed and beautiful original hardwood floors were still intact so we started with the basics: a sand and new stain for those, fresh drywall, crown molding, trim, and of course a picture rail too. The room was begging for a little bit ( okay, a lot) of fancy so we brought out the perfect shade of pink paint, added in a custom built DIY canopy and a fluffy white duvet, and of course... THE most perfect modern chandelier too. We LOVE mixing classic design with modern elements, especially when it comes to the light fixtures. It's just so much fun and definitely keeps things visually interesting.

Add in a few antiques, some fresh fall florals, and voíla.

Perfection. Hipster Grandma, at your service!

Ugh, we love it so so much and hope whoever gets to call this amazing historic house "home", will too.

In case you missed it, the Master Suite reveal can be found HERE and while you're at it...don't forget to enter the Sweepstakes to win this house HERE! 

You can find all the sourcing info we've got included at the end of this post, simply click on the image or on the number guided links below! 

*Photography via Ashley Thalman Photo

 

 

 

 

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1. Modern Chandelier | 2. Lamp Shade | 3. Lamp Base | 4. Duvet Set | 5. Nightstands | 6. Calvados Bed | 7. Sunburst Mirror | 8. Paint Swatch | 9. Drapes | 10. Getty Images Download | 11. Vintage Rug

 

 

Win This House! The Kitchen Reveal

Win This House! The Kitchen Reveal

Whenever we get the chance to restore an old home we love working on the kitchen because kitchens are basically the entire life center of a home. Everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen sooner or later because that's where the magic happens, right?

Right.

What happened in this kitchen turned out to be pretty freakin' magical indeed. From the custom stained glass windows (patterned after the original wallpaper sample we found during the demolition process) to the floor to ceiling subway tile wall, the charcoal cabinets YOU chose, the waterfall peninsula, the pendant lights. It's everything we could have hoped for and has all the components to make whoever wins this house extremely happy...we hope (insert prayer hands emoji)!!

If you haven't seen the kitchen reveal episode you can find that HERE

At any rate, here's the charcoal kitchen that YOU chose, packed full of all the upgrades a person could ever want. It's all kinds of fancy and functional, two of our very favorite things!

Find all the sourcing details at the end of the post and be sure to keep watching Win This House and enter our sweepstakes to win!

*Photography by Lizzy Pinckney

 

 

 

 

All appliances are from Anvil Appliances in Salt Lake City, UT

Subway tile from Home Depot

Farmhouse Undermount Sink, Sink Faucet, and Pot Filler via Standard Plumbing Supply

Cabinets and doors are stock from Ikea, paint color included below!

 

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1. Brass Sconces | 2. Modern Globe Pendants | 3. Cabinet And Trim Paint Swatch | 4. Farmhouse Barstools | 5. Brass Drawer Pulls | 6. Cabinet Hardware | 7. Ceramic Pitcher | 8. Pink Tumblers | 9. Dinner Plates | 10. Cutting Board | 11. Placemats | 12. Tiered Serving Tray | 13. Flatware | 14. Chenille Throw | 15. Bulldog Cookie Jar | 16. Bowls | 17. Bench | 18. Floral Rug | 19. Natural Fiber Runner

 

DIY: Vinyl Wallpaper

DIY: Vinyl Wallpaper

DIY VINYL WALLPAPER, IT CAN BE DONE!

Mostly because we're so dang happy with the way it turned out. All our fellow DIY lovers know that sometimes the end result doesn't always match the original vision BUTTTTT in this case, we're pleased to report that it's even better and as Candis said, "a totally do-able job".

DIY vinyl wallpaper, let's get to it!

MATERIALS:

  • High-resolution image of your choice
  • Outdoor vinyl, professionally printed (more on in the next paragraph)
  • A hard plastic scraper, credit card can work but we recommend something a little more sturdy
  • Xacto knife, razor blade or box cutter

Step 1. MEASURE YOUR SPACE

You need to know the general height and length of the space you're working with so that you can order enough vinyl and have a little extra in case you trim it short or hang it a little wonky and need to re-evaluate. Not that we did that...*COUGH

Step 2. CHOOSE YOUR IMAGE

We chose a classic masters painting from the 1600's for this project and downloaded for FREE (in high resolution) from the Getty Museum through their Open Content program. You can find that download HERE.

Original download:

There are so many other free downloads out there, available for private use from sources like The Met, TIME, and of course The Getty too. It's one of our favorite go-to's for all sorts of fun projects.

Step 3. CROP AND SIZE IMAGE

I opened the image in Photoshop and cropped it to overall size on the portion of the painting I loved most. Photoshop is great because it automatically tries to make the image look good large. Since you're taking it to a professional shop to print you can let the program decide the dpi. Your vinyl shop will likely adjust the dpi or ppi for you to optimize the image, just instruct them to make it look as good as they can large.
We had the image repeat itself 3 times, so we had three different rolls of the same painting and the finished effect would flow together beautifully. No weird abrupt seams. The cropped image I sent to the printer looked like this:

 Step 4. SEND TO PRINT!

 Find a local sign printing shop that prints on outdoor vinyl, most cities have at least one or two. Put your friend Google to work and search out the nearest one to you. We used Signs By Tomorrow in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Tell them you need a piece of outdoor vinyl printed and cut. We sized ours 24" tall for this "wallpaper" and printed our image in strips approximately 6 feet long 9 (???).  We ended up using lighter weight outdoor vinyl that comes with an adhesive back.
Hot off the press!
 Bruce, The Vinyl Guy, sent us home with these rolls of gorgeousness and we were ready to rock!

STEP 5. UNROLL VINYL AND MARK CENTER POINT

Unroll your vinyl and mark your center point which where you want it to hang on the wall. Take that center mark and align it with the center of the wall you're working on. Tape to wall or ceiling just to give yourself an anchor. Then slowly peel a section of the backing away and stick to the wall.

STEP 6. PEEL AWAY BACKING AND ADHERE TO WALL

Peel the adhesive backing away and use your scraper to smooth over the top to prevent wrinkles or air bubbles as you peel and adhere to the wall. Work from the middle out, finishing one side and then go back and do the other. Just keep peeling and smoothing with your scraper. If you do get some bubbles or wrinkles, don't stress! You just use an Exacto knife to make a small slit to let the air out and then smooth it out. Nobody is worse for the wear. Depending on what print you choose, wrinkles can just add character!
Take care to make sure your vinyl stays level as you're unpeeling the backing and sticking to the wall. Sometimes as you go it will start to head uphill at an angle, you can't pull it back and re-stick so pay attention as you go along to keep it as straight as you can. It's definitely a two person job!

Smooth up and use your scraper to really press the vinyl into the corners.

STEP 7. TRIM EXCESS VINYL

Once your piece has applied the length of the wall you need to trim it. Carefully use an Exacto knife or box cutter and trim off your excess vinyl. If you want to get a straight edge you can use a ruler or meter stick to help guide you. In old houses, the walls and ceilings are rarely level so Candis just eyeballed it and trimmed by hand. Thanks to the picture rail she didn't have to be super careful on the bottom!

STEP 8. PEEL OFF FRONT PROTECTIVE BACKING

Again, start from the middle and work one specific direction. Use your scraper to smooth the vinyl as you go as it can lift a little as you peel. If you fall a little short when you get to a corner, you can just make up the difference and overlap the piece you have for the next wall.

Be sure to step back and admire your work as you go, doesn't it look AMAZING??? We love how the texture and minor imperfections of our walls show up in the image, making it look like a custom oil painting. So great!

Voîla!  High five your helper and you did it!

Totally custom vinyl wallpaper at your service.

Old Sweet Home And Facebook Watch FAQ’s!!

Old Sweet Home And Facebook Watch FAQ’s!!

In case you somehow missed it, we launched our first show last week! Old Sweet Home made its digital debut, hosted entirely online on Facebook's new Watch platform.

Since Facebook Watch is brand new to us all, and we were lucky enough to be included as one of the initial shows included in the launch, we thought we might address a few of the questions that have been popping up.

Details Below!

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Why You Need A  Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Why You Need A Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Today's incredible solar eclipse seen in variations of totality across the U.S. has us thinking about all things space age and celestial so naturally, we're gravitating toward a sputnik chandelier and every variation thereof.

sputnik

Sputnik or starburst chandeliers, call them what you like. They've been around since the glory days of the Atomic Age and really peaked between 1950-1960.

Maybe your mind is wandering to Don Draper and Mad Men (my mind wanders there a lot, I don't blame you...) and you'd be exactly right, the sputnik chandelier was a lighting design staple back then, deep in the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.

Even if MCM design isn't exactly your jam, you can still rock a sputnik. That's what makes it so great! Sputnik chandeliers have this way of transcending nearly every type of design style and feeling right at home. They're that one kid we all knew who managed to be popular without even trying.

Effortlessly cool, (just like me).

So really what we're saying is if you don't already have a sputnik chandelier and you've been thinking deeply about it, just get one. Everyone needs a sputnik.

lead image: Spruce Interior via Apartment Therapy | image 1: Desire To Inspire | image 2: West Elm Vega

Modern White Dresser, A West Elm Inspired Ikea Hack

Modern White Dresser, A West Elm Inspired Ikea Hack

Oh Ikea, we just can't quit your hacks. Especially when they're as amazing as this modern white dresser Ikea hack from Kristina Lynne, Looking straight out of a West Elm catalog, ya'll.

Kristina took a basic pine IKEA TARVA dresser and had her husband help her shave the legs down to reflect a more MCM vibe. Then she painted it white and swapped the knobs for these cool modern brass ones, added a deep stain on the legs and voìla!  The hardest part was assembling the dang dresser which, hey, we've all been there right? Swearing over Swedish instructions while gripping a tiny Allen wrench in our sweaty fingers, pure torture. Any Ikea hack or any Ikea assembly, in general, is going to give you these same problems. The transformation is the easy part!

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Art In The Kitchen – 5 Things To Consider

Art In The Kitchen – 5 Things To Consider

Art in the kitchen, let's discuss. After featuring this gorgeous image from Chris Barrett Design last week on our Instagram feed, I've been spending an unholy amount of time thinking about it in part because it's beautiful and also because I'm hungry. Someone feed me already!

Considering that the kitchen is a natural gathering point in a home, you think it would be a great place to display some art but for logistical reasons,  some people are hesitant to do that. Even still, I think the kitchen can be a great if unconventional, place to display some art as long as you make a few considerations.

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