Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Trading Places and Spaces...

Hello...I'm back!! For all of you that keep "stalking" my blog to see if I have posted something new!! haha Even I started stalking my own blog hoping that a little blog fairy had come and updated it for me!! Anyways...I have just been really busy these days that I haven't even talked to some of my friends in like 2 weeks and here is the reason why...My cute sissy Elizabeth who lives in Aliso Viejo (Orange County), just bought their first house and she wanted me to help her decorate it! So I have been putting all of my thoughts, time and energy into trying to make her house beautiful. So last week I spent 4 days of shopping, painting, decorating, moving, placing furniture where it needed to be and I even hung and installed my very first Chandelier, which was one of my favorite pieces that we picked out for her by the way! Kristian was very proud of me and I didn't even have to call him once for help!! And no...please do not ask me if I will come install your chandeleir or ceiling fan cuz I'm over it!! haha Anyways...I am very pleased at how everything turned out and so was Liz and Rob! Their new house is adorable! Here are a few pictures of my little makover on a budget...I seriously felt like I was on HGTV doing one of those designs for less or decorate in 24 hr shows!! It was crazy...We are still waiting for end tables dining table and chairs and the kitchen to be painted but other than that it's the downstairs is pretty much done!! YEAH!!! Keep in mind, she is kind of trying to go for an "anthropologie" look!

Her cute little liveing room...the chairs I found at Pier 1 and they look so much better in person!
Entry way foyer area...This was the chandelier that I got to install in her dining room...sorry for the blurry pic!



Her guest bathroom that I painted a chocolate brown. Love how this room turned out!Her kitchen area and family room which is directly across from each other.

10 comments:

Gharring's said...

I love it! You did such a good job, she's lucky to have you!

sadleir said...

Jen - Good job - looks just like the Anthropology store and colors!I can't believe how cute her house is!

Annemarie said...

So cute...when are you coming here to help me out? I painted my kitchen and family room that same/similar chocolate brown and I LOVE it! And I love that little Elizabeth is all grown up! (I'm sure she'll love that comment!

Larsens said...

Looks beautiful, Jenn. You are the master decorator.
Now, how about the trip planning next. I'm getting hives for not being able to plan it because I have to have a plan in place before I can go anywhere.

Diane Riding said...

YOU ARE AMAZING, Jenny!! I can't believe WHAT ALL you did in that short amount of time and on that little amount of budget! You seriously need to hire yourself out for the weekend decorating stint! THANK YOU so much for all you did to help Lizzie. That was so wonderful of you and I know how much she and Rob (and me!) appreciated everything! You continually amaze me! I love you so much!!

jillburke said...

Looks soooo good! I wish you were here again at my house to help me finish it up!! :( Great Job! loveya

A Day In The Life Of Us said...

looks awesome Jenn. Makes me want to change EVERYTHING when I get home! Miss ya

Brooke said...

Heather told me to check your blog and it didn't disappoint. I love "peeking" into the lives of others. You write just like Heather talks! Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth's house looks wonderful and I want you to come to San Diego and put some of your magic into my house.

brit.brit.brit said...

WOW. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THE FIRST ROOM. LOVE THE YELLOW AND TOURQUIOSE. THOSE CHAIRS ADD SO MUCH. LOVE EM. I REALLY LIKE THE BIRD PAINTING. FUN ART! SO MUCH MORE FUN TO LOOK @ THEN A BORING PRINT RANDOMLY CHOSEN FROM WORLD MARKET!HA.

Krissy Lowe said...

Jenn, you are so talented...I love it and I love that she did it ona budget- way to go girl.