Holiday Sales - Black Friday Edition

It's the day after Thanksgiving, so you know what that means! Deals, deals, deals! I've taken my inbox full of email promotions for Black Friday and slimmed it all down into this convenient list of deals just for you!

Keep coming back as I'll continue to add more sales as I see them promoted throughout the weekend.


Target is offering up to 40% off home items. Also, we just spent the morning getting my mom a new iPhone 8 Plus which comes with a $250 Target gift card this weekend! The clock we installed in the office is on sale, too! 

Minted has killer discounts with code BF2017 such as 15% off sitewide, 20% off holiday cards, 20% off fine art, and more. Only lasts through tonight! This is where I got our bathroom art a few months ago!

Black frames are 20% off at Framebridge with code BLACK20 Friday through Monday. We used Framebridge to frame this print when I posed for a famous artist!

Select Etsy sellers are offering discounts on handmade and vintage items this weekend.

Artifact Uprising, my favorite place for custom photo books and prints has a buy more save more deal with code BEMERRY. Custom family photos make for great holiday gifts!

Mae Woven's beautiful vintage-textile pillows are 25% off with code COMEINCOZYUP.

Wayfair and Allmodern have some seriously major deals this weekend! The pendant you all love from my latest ORC is 42% off!

Select Blinds is selling everything at 50% off plus free shipping! If you recall, we have their solar shades and blackout roman shades in our new home office.

World Market has BOGO deals and lots of other offers this weekend.

Brittany is offering 30% off your entire purchase on her rugs and pillows at The Vintage Rug Shop with code YAYBLACKFRIDAY!

The Container Store is offering 30% off a single item in stores and online.

CB2 is giving away free shipping and taking 15% off full priced items through Monday.

Dyson is offering their vacuums for up to $200 off.

Mesa Vintage has vintage rugs discounted this weekend with code TURKEY. Yay for supporting local artisans!

Sonos is offering $50 off their Play One speakers and $100 off their Playbar or Playbase. We exclusively use Sonos as a surround sound system for our house.

Artist ADAMJK discounted his whole shop with no coupon code needed!

Anthropologie has a 30% off everything on sale!

Society6 is where I've purchased several art prints and custom pillows. They have great gifts for the holidays - and all of it is 25% off plus free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY!

Speaking of art prints, 20x200 is giving away a free tote with the purchase of $100+ of art prints. I have a few pieces of theirs including the Feral House print and I adore them.

If you want more art prints, Artfully Walls has marked everything down 30% with code BLACKFRIDAY2017.Get 20% off your star map with code THANKYOU at The Night Sky.

Both of the rugs I used in the spring and fall One Room Challenges are from eCarpetgallery. They have rugs on sale for up to 85% off!

With code GIVETHANKS you can get 20% off at McGee & Co.

Home Depot has oodles of deals!

iRobot is discounting their Roomba vacuums - some are $100 off! I can't imagine life without ours.

My friend, Erin is selling her Cotton & Flax fabrics, gifts, notebooks, and coasters for 30% off with code THANKFUL. I have this notebook and this pillow.

Everything at House of Antique Hardware is 25% off today with code BF1725! Remember when we installed their picture rail molding?

Parachute bedding is 20% off with code SALE17.

My brother-in-law's graphic design company has some architecture-based prints on sale this weekend at DKNG Studios.

The leather ottoman in our den is 25% off at Minda Living with code THANKFUL25.

Max Wanger is offering 20% off his art prints with code GIVETHANKS.

Article has select furniture pieces for up to 30% off! Unfortunately, my favorite chairs aren't on sale, but so many other gems are!

Amber Interiors is donating 20% of her shop proceeds this weekend to a toy drive. She has some beautiful home decor that's great for holiday gifts - and for a good cause!

West Elm is hosting their buy more save more deals, plus 50% off select furniture!

Crate & Barrel is also doing a buy more save more sale, plus 15% off with code SAVE15.

Interior Define rarely ever does sales, but this weekend you can take 15% off their most popular custom furniture designs.

Artist Marine Édith Crosta is selling her gorgeous paintings at 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Through midnight tonight, Loveseat has vintage furniture and collectibles for 15% off with code ITSBLACKFRIDAY.

Rejuvenation, one of my all time favorite furniture retailers, is doing a buy more save more promo!

Enjoy those deals!

Favorite One Room Challenge Reveals from Fall 2017

Wowza. This season of the One Room Challenge has some stunners! Over 200 bloggers transformed a space as guest participants and 20 were featured. I looked through all of them and compiled my favorites. Be sure to click over to their blogs to see the full spaces!

Just in case you forgot, I also participated this season! You can catch up on all of my room progress here.

Without further ado, here's a compilation of both guest and featured blogger spaces.

Nicole's guest room and home office combo is so dreamy. I can't decide which I like more - that velvety green wall or the cloud wallpaper.

The Gentry project is coming along so swimmingly! Jenny nailed it with this bedroom. Those DIY curtains and the IKEA dresser hack are such great examples of how furnishings don't need to be crazy expensive to be crazy beautiful.

Megan does it again! This cabin gives me all the feels.

My friend Cathy is restoring her own home in Washington State as well as one that she's dubbed the Porch House. This master bathroom is as gigantic as it is gorgeous. You have got to see the humungous shower that's outside of the frame from this pretty custom vanity.

We all know I'm a sucker for marble hex floors and subway tiles with dark grout. So, Erin is speaking my love language with this bathroom remodel.

Candis and Andy. Period. They really know what they're doing!

That black floor tile and black ceiling! I'd ogle this bathroom even if it weren't designed by my friend, Sarah!

I won't blame Natasha if she never leaves this room of her house.

There was no shortage of gorgeous wallpapers and wall paneling this season. Be sure to click over to each of those images to take a close look at those papers - one has a bird motif and another is covered in dinosaurs! Birds and dinosaurs, people!

While the half wainscoting and half wallpaper look is dreamy, Brittany's bathroom with floor-to-ceiling floral paper (even over the wall outlet) is to die for. She also transformed the rest of the bedroom that you MUST admire.

Tim used the wallpaper that was the inspiration for my ORC room!

The artwork and those directors chairs. *thumbs up emoji, Erin!

I wonder if one day I'll live as minimally as Lisa's bedroom. Maybe some day!

I love Cara's pink tile and Lee's wood vanity in these bathrooms, but the artwork is what really got me. Yes, I'm a fan of paint-by-numbers but the others are gems, too.

While I'm afraid to do this much color in my house, I adore Ariel's style.

More bird wallpaper! And if that weren't enough, Nicole entirely redesigned her office to boot!

The fall ORC was a magnet for beautiful wall treatments. Gwen's molding for her daughters' room is rich!

And here we go with more wainscoting! Swoon.

This is just a small sampling of some of my favorites, so check out the full collection of featured and guest blogger room transformations!

One Room Challenge Week 7 - The Office and Mural Reveal!

Can you believe the One Room Challenge is over!? The day we've all been waiting for is here - the reveal! I've spent the last seven weeks completely transforming our home office and I'm thrilled to finally share it.

Psst! - be sure to scroll to the bottom for a freebie just for you!

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If you're anything like me and can't stand watching TV shows out of order, you can catch up on the progress at each of the below links. 
Week 1 - the before, the inspiration, and the plan
Week 2 - preparing for a bold wall mural
Week 3 - tricks for creating a perfect wall mural
Week 4 - painting the mural
Week 5 - walls, windows, and shades

If you're already caught up but want a refresher, take a look at the before photos.

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And since side-by-sides are the best.

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The room got an entirely new layout, lighting, storage, and window treatments, but most dramatically, an accent wall mural.

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I think I put in about 100 hours painting this thing and I'm so tickled with how it turned out!

Come back next week when I release a video with a full time-lapse from start to finish!

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As a reminder, I used an image I found on the Met's open source image archive, converted it into an image to project on the wall, then coated eight different colors (two layers each!) using beautiful paint from Farrow & Ball to get to where we are today.

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We rearranged the layout to make better use of the room. The desk, which is actually a dining table, gives us more room to spread out and it's just so darn pretty with its black top and metal legs.

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To make the table function more like a desk, we devised a cable management solution that lets us plug in our devices without cords dangling everywhere. We screwed the grid-it to the underside of the desk to keep our power supplies for our computers contained and also as flush as possible to the bottom of the desk. We also attached a cable clip to the corner and adhesive on the leg to run the extension cord along the leg to a nearby outlet. So many typical cord storage options are chunky and thus would be visible from nearly any angle. This configuration is invisible unless you're looking for it!

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Speaking of storage, we put two IKEA cabinets side-by-side and customized the interior for all of our supplies. Be sure to check out last week's post detailing how we customized a ready-made piece.

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Since Ross does most of his work on the road, his backpack is his portable office. The backpack used to get plopped on the floor in the corner whenever he was home. Now, it has its own spot in a basket.

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Every office needs a graphic clock. One of the volunteers at the nonprofit I work at spotted this one for me and knew it was the perfect fit. Thanks, Nancy!

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We moved the ceiling junction box a few feet over to provide task lighting for the desk. This brass beauty casts a lovely warm glow over the desk in the evenings.

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This wall sconce that I customized from one of my favorite Etsy shops lights the corner when the sun isn't pouring in. That globe also lights up, too!

You'll notice that the trim got a couple of coats of paint. I shared all about prepping walls for paint here and I talked about the woodwork painting debate here. Spoiler: I'm still a wood purist, which, while it seems oxymoronic, is why this severely damaged trim needed a slathering of paint.

We're lucky to have sunlight flood into this south and west-facing room, but sometimes it's a bit much. We added roman and solar shades to give us a variety of sunlight adjustments.

I have the hardest time picking rugs. Why? I have no idea! Someone help me next time! For this room, I wanted something traditional but not too high-contrast. I like the muted palette of this one and it's seriously the softest rug in the whole house. The. Softest.

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Because the mural is such a statement, I didn't want to go wild with graphic art, but I couldn't say no to the two pieces that live on the storage unit. Artist Mary Sinner is one of my favorites and she kindly sent me this original that I can't get over.

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On our latest vacation, we picked up this print in Austin by Jon-Michael Frank. We knew it would be the perfect print for our office - even before the One Room Challenge was a twinkle in my eye. The print cracks me up every. single. time. I look at it. 

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Freebie For You!

I'm in awe of the support you've given cheering me on to complete the mural over the last seven weeks. Thanks so much! In exchange, I'm giving you a piece of the mural with a free phone wallpaper download. Just enter your email below and you'll get it in your inbox!

Free phone background download mural The Gold Hive

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Big thanks to Farrow & Ball for supplying the paint to make the mural possible! For a full breakdown on each color and the painting process, click here!

I'm not the only one that slaved away to transform a space over the past seven weeks. Check out the featured bloggers and guest participants!