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Mastering the Guest Welcome Tray

Mastering the Guest Welcome Tray

I love the idea of putting together a guest welcome tray in the guest bedroom. Why not bring a little hotel hospitality into the home? It’s a great way to greet your guests with a warm welcome and you can even personalize it for an extra special touch. I styled a guest welcome tray for my guest bedroom reveal, and I’d love to revisit that and share some ideas for what to include on a welcome tray.

guest welcome tray

Guest Welcome Tray Ideas

I definitely think there are some things that should always be included on a guest welcome tray. Flowers and a water carafe for sure. From there you can add items such as spa slippers, extra toothbrushes (bonus points if they’re cute like these bamboo ones), hand lotion, a bar of soap, shampoo & conditioner, a candle, a match striker, a folded robe, a sweet treat of some kind or even a bottle of wine and wine glasses.

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You can also add a little welcome note or tag, similar to the examples above. If you opt for a note or tag, including the wifi password is a good idea.… Read more

Friday Finds & Weekly Recap

Friday Finds & Weekly Recap

Happy Friday, Friends! It’s a long weekend, so you know what that means…SALES!

Here’s some info on a few President’s Day sales from some of my fave stores and brands.

  • Target is doing up to 30% off home items + an extra 15% off rugs with promo code GEORGE. Valid 2/18-2/19. I’ve got my eye on this outdoor sofa.
  • Lulu and Georgia is offering 15% off all purchases under $500, and 20% off all orders of $500+ through Tuesday, 2/20. They have a bunch of new arrivals, like this rug that I love!
  • World Market is doing 15% off plus free shipping over $150 through FEB 19th and 50% of ALL rugs!!!

Weekly Recap

The weather is warming up and the pups are taking advantage!

As a result of the warmer weather, I’ve got outdoor entertaining on the brain. I am DYING to get the back patio cleared of all hubby’s tools and guy stuff so I can make it pretty! I’m itching to have dinner outdoors before the Florida summer heat sets in – which happens well before summer, by the way.… Read more

Living Room Chandelier Installation Update

Living Room Chandelier Installation Update

Remember the living room chandelier debate? I posted a poll on Instagram several weeks ago asking for your input on which chandeliers to choose for the living room. I had it narrowed down to these three:

Because we would hang two chandeliers to replace the pre-existing ceiling fans, I thought#3, while I love it, would be too busy for the space and the hefty price tag was another deterrent. I felt #2 was a little too visually light so number 1 is ultimately what we went with and it was the crowd fave on the Instagram poll. It was hubby’s fave and I think it’s the most farmhouse-y of them all. I also really love the round shape and the Edison bulbs. Just FYI, because I was so torn about #3 and I really, really love that fixture, I plan to order a smaller version of it and hang it in the dining room, so I don’t have to say goodbye to it altogether. 😉

As a reminder, here’s what we were working with. The ceiling fans were here when we moved in and I dreamed of replacing them with visually-appealing living room chandeliers.… Read more

Staircase Renovation Project Intro…and what tile has to do with it!

Staircase Renovation Project Intro…and what tile has to do with it!

Heya friends! We’re gearing up to start our staircase renovation project! I told ya guys the stairs were on the list for 2018! As you may know, we ripped out the ugly carpet when we moved in and removed all of the railings when we got our floors installed upstairs (so they wouldn’t have to cut the hardwood around the railing posts I planned to remove anyway). We have two staircases, one to the right of the front door and one off of the dining room. Not much to look at now, but keep reading to see what I have in store.

I’ve had this staircase renovation project on my mind for a hot minute. I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to stairs, check it out. I’ve requested about 12 stair railing quotes, research treads and balusters and learned more about staircases than I ever thought there was to know. My latest obsession is with the stairs is tile. Yup, you read that right, TILE! Why you ask? If you follow me on Insta then you may have seen my story where I was explaining my contemplation with tiling the stair risers, like this:

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What do ya think?… Read more

Adventures in Painting 24′ Ceilings

Adventures in Painting 24′ Ceilings

Interior Painting Updates

Alright, folks! I talked briefly about the living room plans in my 2018 Project List blog post so click over to read the intro because we are making some progress!

The living area is the center of our home and is what you see when you come into the main entry. It’s a large and open space, is two-stories-high and has a tall fireplace focal point. When we moved into the house, the walls and ceiling were in need of a painting and with 24′ ceilings, we knew that job would be expensive to hire out and a doozy to do ourselves. If you guys follow me on Instagram, you may have seen we finally tackled the daunting job of painting the ceiling a couple weeks ago. We rented a scissor lift and did it ourselves. We saved about $5k doing it ourselves and after painting the exterior of our house (a very intense undertaking), we’re basically pros. Since we’d have a lift for the weekend, we made a to-do list of everything we wanted to accomplish to maximize the rental.… Read more

Lulu and Georgia Rug Sale

Lulu and Georgia Rug Sale

One of my fave online shops, Lulu and Georgia is having a big rug sale and every single rug is 20% off with no exclusions! Not a bad deal! The sale starts today and runs through 1/29. Use the code YESPLEASE.

Here are some of my faves:

 Justina Blakeney Folklore rug / Mina rug Halette rug / Rosabel rug / Anjali rug / Portia rugSwiss dot rug / Mowra rug

lulu and georgia rug sale

Head over to Lulu and Georgia and peruse their wide selection of rugs while they’re on sale! They also have great furniture, pillows, art and lighting. If you plan to shop around, sign up for their mailing list for 10% off your first order.

 

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Cardboard Furniture?

Cardboard Furniture?

Yup. You read that right. Cardboard furniture. KARTON is thinking outside the box and created a 100% recyclable product that fits easily into the urban lifestyle and complements it: affordable yet stylish, low maintenance but entirely functional. Beds, dressers, tables, they have it all. Get this – it can be assembled in minutes without tools. The company claims its high-grade corrugated paperboard means its products are super strong. You can even paint it.

Who would have thought?

cardboard furniture by KARTON

cardboard furniture

cardboard furnitureYou can get a bed for $199. A nightstand for $59.

KARTON cardboard furniture

 

All of KARTON’s products are made in Berlin from 100-percent-recyclable cardboard and can last for 10 years or more the company claims, and everything can be disassembled and rebuilt easily.

 

 

 

Move over IKEA, there’s a new affordable, easy-to-assemble furniture maker in town.… Read more

Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

Did you guys hear about the new Pantone color of the year for 2018? Ultra violet it is!

color of the year

There is a whole backstory on Pantone’s selection their yearly color. And lots of people have thoughts on what it means – like this interesting, albeit slightly political take from Refinery 29. Ingenuity, unity, feminism – whether or not you are into the analysis of the color “ultra violet” and it’s meaning, one thing is for sure, we’ll be seeing a lot more of this color. Pantone’s color of the year typically manifests in fashion, decor and wedding trends.

I’ll be honest, I’m not too sure about this year’s Pantone color of the year. I’m not really a purple person but I am intrigued to see how people are going to use it. I think subtle accents is the best way to use this vibrant shade. I’ve rounded up a few ways I’ve seen purple used in home decor that I think work and a few home decor accents that feature the 2018 Pantone color of the year.

This slab is super unique and has subtle shades of purple in the veining.… Read more

Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal!

Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal!

OK, guys, it’s here! It’s time for our master bedroom refresh REVEAL!!

But first, a recap. Check out this post where I explained why I wanted to update the room despite just “finishing” it last year, shortly after we moved in. Basically, the room didn’t feel new because, despite being a new house and a new room, most of the furniture and even the paint color was all the same as our previous master bedroom. Since we have a laundry list of projects to do in the house, I wouldn’t be able to invest a ton of money into our master bedroom refresh so I’d have to get creative. I repurposed a lot of what we had, painted, changed the layout, mixed in a few new pieces and accessories and the end result is a completely different look and feel in the room! Here’s the mood board I was working with:

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Master Bedroom Refresh Reveal

And for funsies, here’s a little master bedroom refresh reveal before and after.

Master Bedroom Refresh: What We Did

Here are the details on what we did in this master bedroom refresh reveal, and some great ways for you to freshen up a room without breaking the bank.… Read more

2018 Project List

2018 Project List

A new year, a new list of projects for the Daly Digs! While this list may prove to be a little optimistic a girl can dream, right? I wanted to share our 2018 project list to give you insight into what you can expect to see on the blog and what we’re looking forward to doing around the house.

But first, here’s a quick recap of the major projects we completed in 2017.

2017 Projects

-Last year we made a lot of progress on the exterior of the house.  We painted the outside of the house (ourselves!) and got a shiny new metal roof, which was a giant leap forward in the home reno direction.

white farmhouse

-We completed the dining room.

global eclectic dining room with large windows

-We finished our modern boho guest bedroom as part of the One Room Challenge. I had a little fun with this project and did the whole room in a cactus print wallpaper. I was thrilled to have the project featured on Design Sponge. 🙂

-TV Built-in project. The built-ins were a project I’d prefer not to reminisce about but they’re done and it’s all in the past now.… Read more