I am getting to the final stages of a huge project I have been working on, and the finishing touches are key. This last month I have been searching for the perfect cabinet hardware. I went to a local store just to feel and see some of the hardware I have seen online, and of course my favorite ones were $40 EACH!!! Gulp. Don't get me wrong; hardware can make a huge difference, but there are plenty of options that are WAY more reasonable. I would rather spend that money on beautiful lighting or a faucet that makes a statement.
I have put together some of my favorites that are reasonably priced and definitely make a beautiful addition to your cabinetry.
We have been working hard to get our house ready to sell...organizing, cleaning, styling and taking pictures. I am so excited to share all of the before and after pictures on here very soon. We have had quite a bit of interest in our house since I announced that we would be selling it, and I wanted you to be the first to know that we are hosting an open house this Sunday, April 13th from 1-4.
A great historic bungalow home with fantastic features that has been completely updated! With beautiful vaulted ceilings in the living room, wood floors throughout, and rounded rear windows in the back of the home this house is sure to impress! The home has an open concept floor plan with an updated gourmet kitchen including a farm sink, gas range, custom cabinetry and marble countertops. A spacious master suite boasts double sinks, a large spa shower and plenty of storage with 3 closets. The updated guest bath, indoor laundry, office area and brick patio make this the perfect home. One of the largest 2 bedroom 2 bath homes in well sought after historic San Marco area...this home is one of a kind!
This Christmas my parents and in-laws bought me a Vita-mix. I had been wanting one for awhile, but just couldn't justify buying it since I had a normal blender and a set of the ninja blenders. We traveled quite a bit after Christmas, so when I returned from my travels I was determined to start eating healthier and start using my new vita-mix. Since January13th I have made it a habit to make a green smoothie every morning (with the exception of when I am out of town). I found that I have so much more energy when I start my day off right. I dont have a specific recipe that I use, but I do have a few staples that I keep in my fridge, and then I add whatever fruits or veggies I have lying around. I thought I would share with you some of my tips and tricks to making a delicious green smoothie.
If you live at the beach you can now find the best ALL NATURAL, NO VOC, Chalk and Clay Furniture Paint in your area. NEST is fairly new to Jacksonville Beach, and if you haven't stopped in you will want to ASAP. The shop owner Kerry is so sweet and helpful, and she has brought the coastal style found in the panhandle(where she grew up) over to Jacksonville Beach. Along with great furniture and accessories, NEST offers custom monogramming, embroidering and a great selection of children's clothes to personalize.
With all this talk of the beach, I have been craving beach weather, and I think it is showing in my painting. I recently painted this cute beachy side table and I love the way it turned out.
If you follow me on Instagram you might be wondering what exciting thing happened yesterday?
WE ARE BUILDING A HOUSE!!! Which means we are selling our house...insert mixed emotions here. This has been in the works for quite awhile and after lots of prayer for direction and guidance, it is officially happening. If you have followed along since the beginning you remember how much time and effort we have put in (and are still putting in) to make our house a home. We took our house from this...
There have been complete transformations in every single room. I have gotten behind in blogging about all of the little projects and big projects we have done, so it is my goal to give you a complete house tour before we move out. (You better hold me to that.) With that being said, do you know of any photographers in the Jacksonville area that would be interested in photographing our house? My photography skills definitely are not up to par, and I would love to have beautiful images to share with you (and for us to keep) of our first home.
Our house is 2 bed/ 2 bath, 1831 sqft, completely renovated, walking
distance to the square and metro diner, and in my opinion on the BEST
block in the neighborhood. (We really do have the best neighbors and we
are so sad to leave them.) It will officially go up for sale in mid March, but if you know of anyone looking to move the the San Marco area go ahead and send them our way. They can contact me julianne (at) juliannekelly (dot) com.
I hope you will follow along as we build our new home. Construction will begin after we sell our house, so for now expect lots of inspiration pictures. we are going for a coastal style, which is my absolute FAVORITE and luckily it is Michael's favorite too. I have a feeling the need vs. want conversation, and the word budget will be a part of our daily conversations for the next few months. :)
If you follow my Instagram you probably saw this sofa table I finished a few weeks ago. I get so excited about the finished product that I always post pictures before I can make an official blog post. It began as a white table that had been painted before, but needed a facelift. I have always been drawn to the Casa Florentine Collection at Ballard Designs, so I decided to use their colors as my inspiration. The Casa Florentine collection is colorful, yet muted and multilayered. I used a variety of CeCe Caldwell's products to achieve the finish
I love the way it turned out, and I think someone else did too, because it was gone in a couple of days.