Photoshop Fun: Iron Man’s House

house 1 new
Iron Man bought a house!! I am so proud of him for accomplishing one of his life’s goals. It’s such a cute, sweet place, all it needs is just a little love and care 🙂

Here are some of the Before’s…

Living Room:house 2 newhouse 3 new

Dining Room:
house 8 new

Kitchen:house 4 new

Master Bedroom:house 5 new

Main Bathroom:house 7 new

Guest Bedroom:house 6 new

I had to slightly photoshop them (quickly and sloppily), for image security purposes, but this is generally how each room looks.

IM has been so kind and let my creativity run wild. I know his style and made sure that whatever I whipped up, was something that he would like. Even if he doesn’t end up using it exactly, it makes for good blog posts!

Here is his Living Room and Dining Room reimagined:

Chris.Living Dining

Here are the details:

Flooring: QuickStep, Reclaime Collection, Heathered Oak Laminate via Lomax

Curtains: West Elm, Sheer Diamond Curtain

Dining Chandelier: Shades of Light, Multi Glass Orb Chandelier

Dining Table: CB2, Dylan Dining Table

Dining Chairs: Modway Furniture, Amish Wood Armchair via Domino

Cacti Print: Etsy, Vertical Cactus Print

Driftwood Floor Lamp: World Market, Driftwood Floor Lamp Base

Sofa: West Elm, Andes Sectional

Coffee Table: West Elm, Emmerson Reclaimed Wood Block Coffee Table

Rug: West Elm, Boho Textured Wool Rug

Entertainment Center: West Elm, Modern Buffet

Raven Image: Deviant Art, Raven Ink Sketch

Since I.M. has 2 months until his current apartment lease is up, his contractor has already gutted the kitchen, ripped up the heinous carpet, installed the crown moulding in the Living Room, and started painting the ceilings, trim, doors, and walls!

I’ll update shortly with some progress shots per room 🙂


On The Hunt: High/Low

The Huntress-On The Hunt

I have been looking for some things for work and found some high/low comparisons that I wanted to share with you.

Look at this minimalist indoor/outdoor side table from CB2, for example:

CB2.cement-grey-side-tableIt runs you $149.00…

But if hop onto Wayfair, you will see you can get the same one for $135.15!


And this drool-worthy wood tiled dresser from West Elm is just the eye candy I need to be totally inspired to redo my whole house…

west elm.wood tiled dresserUntil you see the whopping $1,199 price tag…oh yeah, there’s also a $100 delivery fee tacked on afterwards…

Luckily, the Home Decorators Collection is selling a similar one for a much more affordable $979 with a $200 delivery fee, although you lose the tiled effect, which, in my opinion might be it’s best quality…

home decorators collection.kearney dresser

In the end, you’re only saving a little bit on both of these pieces, but every little bit helps! AND…you know I can’t keep knowledge of savings to myself!