Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BLACK + DECKER Big Finish Progress

Since I was a whirlwind of paint for the first ten days of this BLACK + DECKER Big Finish challenge (bad blogger), I am scrambling to get things finished by December 10th.  This is actually proving to be a nice kick in the pants. 

I know I posted about three rug options on Monday. Howeeeever, after I was perusing Etsy for way too long, trying to find a small, colorful kilim, I decided to check out what Urban Outfitters had. My thought is always that surely if a trend has been on the market for 6-12 months, UO should have some kind of knock off ready. I have actually checked there in the past, several times, waiting for them to have one, because I knew eventually they would. And Monday was my lucky day, because they did. Most of the ones that I had found on Etsy were at least $150, and I was happy to find this one for something like $40:

Yes!!! I am glad that it is actually woven, and not printed. And, it was pretty great that it just happened to be Cyber Monday, because shipping was free, and I got $15 off my "$75 or more" order. 

Yep, while I was there, I looked at shower curtains for fun. And found one!

Yessssss. Finally a rug and shower curtain that I really love. I shouldn't have even bought the other ones. Dangit. Oh well. I moved the red rug downstairs, and it looks good by the front door. 

AND! In other exciting news, I picked out some cararra marble for the bathroom countertop. Woo! This is very, very, very exciting to me. I am using Christmas money to buy a new countertop for my guest bathroom. Weird? Kind of. I know that I will just go in there and stare at it. Weirdo.

Here's what it looks like now:

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and what I found:

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I like that it's a bit whiter, with less large gray veining. I wanted a more white slab, since the tile in the shower is also cararra, with LOTS of gray. I thought the contrast would be good. And it's honed marble, so it's not shiny. I think it'll be a nice change from that shower tile. And the honed marble will be softer. I was lucky to find a remnant slab. Wish me luck that I can get it in in 7 days?!? Ahhhh.

 If you haven't (or want to again :) ) checked out the BLACK + DECKER Big Finish initiative, please go here and see what everyone is up to! There are lots of cool projects to check out. And, like I said, you can enter to win their contest for $10,000 cash or some nice prizes. 

Thank you to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to FINALLY finish this room! 


  1. Wow, can't say it won't have color haha. Alison

  2. Can't wait to see it! My first thought is "crisp"! Lisa

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