Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Job: Staging and Design

My day job keeps getting cooler. I work for a fix-and-flip company as the Office Coordinator. However, my boss has been cool enough to alter my position toward something that appeals to my interior design background, which means that now I can get out of the office and go select tile, carpet, paint and lots of other stuff.

Lately, I've got to work on finish selections for the remodels-picking out tile, paint, carpet, kitchen layouts, etc. Then I get to stage them. Here's one of our finished homes, already under contract:


Living Room


Hall Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Basement Bathroom

This home is higher end than our usual fix-up,

What do you think?

Rachel May

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Guest Bedroom After

Finally, I'm ready to present to you the finished (well, nothing's ever really finished)Guest Bedroom! Don't be one of those people that skips to the end. Check out the before pictures here.

And now, the after pictures of the Guest Bedroom/My Studio!

I painted the walls Amber Yellow, which was a lot LESS yellow that it ended up being once it was on the wall. Jury is still out on whether or not I like it.

I also added new sheets and a new pillow from Tarjay (that blue rectangular one). Most of the other stuff I had at home already.

The overall budget breakdown is something like this:
Paint and supplies: $30
New Bedding: $40
Total: $70. Everything else was reused/repurposed.

I have big plans for more changes this space, and the wall color may or may not be one of them (we shall see). I'll keep you posted.

There's also a few adjustments to be made. This window will be getting a much smaller, lighter curtain, but this was a temporary replacement. This has got to be the smallest window I've ever seen in a main floor bedroom.


Rachel May

Sketchmania Sneak Peek #42

Here's a sneak-peek of my Sketchmania submission for this week. Head on over to Dee Dee's blog (here) to check out more OR make your own cards to enter for a new prize each month!


Rachel May

Friday, April 15, 2011

Guest Bedroom Before

We were expecting company a couple of weeks ago (the Boyfriend's father, as a matter of fact) and I was determined to turn our guest bedroom/my studio into a space that he might actually want to stay in. It started out looking like this:

All pictures were taken post-spackling and pre-new paint.

I don't know how I was ever productive with my desk like this.

A purple accent wall? Why not!

Don't let that little closet fool hides my craft supply inventory! LOTS of stuff in there.

I have way too much junk.

Now you know what our house looked like after we moved in, before we made changes. After pictures to come soon!


Rachel May