Category Archives: on a dime

02.03.16

Discounted Black + White Tiles.

I have been on the hunt for the perfect black and white Moroccan tiles for a special project.  I just love this look.
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The problem is that Moroccan tiles can get pretty steep. That is, unless you know where to look. Like any other materials, manufacturers over-produce and sell overstocked items to discount retailers.  Below are some gorgeous tiles at a fraction of the designer price.Discounted Black + White Tiles | Kiki's List  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |   |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12

09.11.14

california cool.

Earlier this year I had the privilege of working with the sweetest 12 year old girl on her new bedroom.      She wanted a room that reflected her personality.  We went with “California Cool.”  This is what it looked like before.

before  |  kiki's listAnd this is what it looks like now.

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She couldn’t be happier with her new room!

 

06.05.14

The Office.

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We are about 80% done with the office.  We’ve come a long, long way.  Here is what the wall where the bookshelves currently reside looked like a few months ago.

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 2.44.29 PMThe office was one of the first rooms that we painted when we moved in 12 years ago.  The sofa (which I love) is about as old as I am.  It’s a hand-me-down from my parents.  As you can see, the old door really cut into the room-  not making it very functional.  So….

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We took the door off the hinges and moved the sofa to the basement.

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Then we started building the bookshelves.

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The electrician wired for recessed lighting as well as four sconces over the bookcases.

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Added paint (BM Black.)
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I painted these sconces (similar here) with Krylon Brass spray paint

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and these cabinet pulls with the same paint.

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We replaced the swing door with this custom-made barn door that slides back and forth which provides us full access to the bookshelves.

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We are installing 3 of these consoles for the base of the desk along the wall opposite from the bookcase.

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I’ve also painted the hardware Krylon Gold.

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This Tanzania wallpaper by Thibaut went up on the ceiling.

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And I’ve been busy styling away.

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  Next up: a trifecta of installs- window treatments, countertops and a ginormous bulletin board.