Mac Hale Mini Makeover

Nestled in the front of Manoa is a magical Tree House, or so Spencer thinks. He likes to call his family home in Honolulu, Hawaii a Tree House. The only thing that makes it tree house-like are the trade winds that rush thru the windows and the chatty dino-birds that serve as an alarm clock. While home for the holiday we helped his parents revamp two rooms. Here is that story, starring the bedroom and the bathroom.

B E D R O O M - B E F O R E

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B E D R O O M - A F T E R

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I believe in mixing old with new to create a fresh updated look. Here we went from a bedroom filled with childhood games and athletic accomplishments to a guest room to welcome happy travelers.

Paint Color: Sherwin Williams, Secret Cove

Painting: An abstract painting of a barrel of a wave in Kauai gifted to Spencer's dad years ago

Hats: Found in the garage

Nightstands: Amazon

Duvet Set: Target

Lights: Target

Surf Throw Pillow: SoHa Living

Roundy Turkish Towel: Roberta Oaks Hawaii

B A T H R O O M - B E F O R E

B A T H R O O M - A F T E R


This bathroom needed some lightening so we opted to paint half the room white while using this pretty green hue to bring color to the room. The new white vanity also adds to the new light and bright vibe of the room. The letter towel hooks are for the keiki, Makena, Kainoa and Mehana. My favorite of all has to be the shower curtain and pineapple print from Heartland Brooklyn.

Paint Color: Sherwin Williams, surf geeen

Vanity: Lowes

Medicine Cabinet + Mirror: Lowes

Light Fixture: Lighting Concepts Honolulu

Letter Hooks: Anthropologie

Shower Curtain: Urban Outfitters

Towels: Target

Apothecary Jar: Ross

Prints: Olive & Oliver

Bed+Room Lift

My boyfriend Spencer and I have been living together in my bedroom for about six months but now we are moving into the master bedroom. It is smaller than my current room but you cant beat having a private bathroom. Perk, I will have a bigger closet and Spencer will have his own. The king of piles will finally have a REAL closet, and I can finally have that garage sale he has been asking for. My goals for our new room are to keep it minimal, de-clutter and have a place for everything. I am going to accomplish this by using no lamps, hanging lights from the ceiling and walls and using small bed side shelves rather than nightstands. Let the fun begin!

First up, the cleaning... with recent read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo I have started minimizing my belongings by keeping only the items that "bring me joy." I had a blast at garage sale #1 making $240 and am stoked to have my next sale in a week as I actually start to transfer my items over I think more sale items will come out of hiding.

Second step, the painting. I chose Blackout Behr paint for two of the three walls. The other wall is white and the fourth is a wall to wall closet with wood doors.

For the time being we have decided to keep the bathroom as is besides a few touches. I sewed a curtain from some scrap fabric and picked this "Taking Care of Business" bath mat up at Urban Outfitters on sale for $20. Another great Urban option is THIS "I woke up like this" mat. 

The two bed side shelves tie in with the closet door wood look and the copper vibe from the Curtain rods (I'll elaborate later). These are smaller so they will help minimize that amount of things we stack up bedside. The bedside lighting is from IKEA, I love these new edison style globe bulbsand black cords that will hide in our walls. The curtain sheer is a beautiful beige lace that I picked up in the Philippines, and blackout curtains from IKEA. My man likes his sleep and he loves the room as dark as can be, bye bye sleep mask...HELLO dark room Zzzzz's.

I  wanted to snag some of these amazing Ikea Items from the Sinnerling line, like this light fixture, table, bench, couch, coffee table, and stool. The room wasn't quite big enough for larger pieces but trust me I have my eye on that line! and I did figure out how to wire the Sinnerling light fixture. I ended up with a great copper side table from Target for my reading nook and used some rope  and copper piping brackets for curtain tie backs.

This LED motion censored light proved to be a great solution for the dark shower. Bathroom Paint Job to be continued...

UDF Process

So here is the scoop: my business is all about seeing potential in the outdated or discarded. I love all things vintage, sometimes people are often surprised by my taste but thats the beauty in creativity, it allows me to be free and imaginative. There aren't many things that I think shouldn't be upholstered on furniture, call me crazy but I want my home to express me as much as my clothing. Here is a more modest project of mine that developed over the last three weeks. 

I am in love with the timelessness of black and white and have been planning something B+W in my head and it finally happened. On Valentine's day I was heading down to the beach from my home and I came across this three piece set my neighbor had on the curb. My business thrives on curb finds... there isn't anything that cant be salvaged and I hate to waste. Check out these two chairs and matching ottoman (the cushions were even down). This set is beyond comfy:

Next came the fabric draping, I had three different prints on hand that I was thinking about using for a wingback chair but this new set needed my attention first. One chair sold to a custom client looking for a Cloud 9 replica so the Chair and Ottoman went from three to a two piece set. I decided on a base of black vinyl, seat cushions would reverse from black vinyl to white and black plus signs and the ottoman would be covered in a black and white arrow print. The Cloud 9.1 was created by dying a white cotton fabric with indigo blue dye in a Shibori inspired fashion, her cushions reverse to solid white.

Allow me to introduce my finished product: Arrows + Addition

Johanna Burai // Birds

Johanna Burai just visited my computer screen via the wonderful Pinterest world and I cannot get enough of her website. Her Birds Collection has captured me, even prompted me to write her an email requesting her prints on fabric.

Look for a future UDF piece with a wing inspired print. There are seasonal prints popping up left and right that are inspiring the art of flight, like this print from Boys and Arrows. I discovered them last night and already snagged a Wilma The Wreck Top in Bird.

Stone Cold Fox

One of my FAVORITE brands STONE COLD FOX just posted their NEW Lookbook, Then There Was You. If you clicked on those links then you know Dallas and Cydney did it again. Not only did they put out a beautiful Spring 15 Collection but they did it in a way that tells a sultry story. Stop reading and look...

Check out their Then There was You film to check out some of our favorite items.

Be sure to stop by their site and SHOP!