Wishlist Wednesday!

Hey guys, it’s Wishlist Wednesday around these here parts!

These are just a few things that I am either currently on the hunt for or am drooling over from a far (as I know my pockets just can’t afford to do it right now).

So, let’s get to it!

Remember that home office makeover that I’m in the middle of? Yeah, this one.

Well, I am on the hunt for a new ceiling fan for my office – the current fan is, well ….. ugly. Ok, maybe ugly is too harsh, I suppose in some past decade it was the jazziest of the jazziest but in this post revolutionary war era this bad boy just ain’t cuttin it anymore.

This ole girl is good and ready for retirement, right??

This ole girl is good and ready for retirement, right??

All of the ceiling fans at the home improvement store all look the same and just lack any character (IMO), so I headed over to one of my favorite websites – Wayfair.com. There I found both of these lovelies:

The Amhurst Ceiling Fan.  Can be found on the Wayfair.com website here

The Amhurst Ceiling Fan

This 54″ Transitional Amhurst 5 Blade Ceiling Fan by Emerson Fans found here on the wayfair.com website is super sleek and has the clean lines and mod feel that I’ve been looking for. And, you can’t beat the price.

Stargate Ceiling Fan

The Stargate Ceiling Fan

But this girl here, I think I LOVE. This 52″ Stargate 5 Blade Ceiling Fan by Concord Fans found here on the wayfair.com website I think is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s just funky enough to fit in with the new fresh clean feel I have planned for the makeover.

I will wait until the room is just about finished (hopefully, another 2 weeks) before I make any decisions about all of the accent decor I’ll incorporate and fingers crossed the price on the Stargate Ceiling Fan will drop a bit as right now it’s a little bit more than I’d hoped to spend.

I’m a fan of Wayfair.com, how ’bout you? What great things have you picked up from there lately?

That’s what’s on my wishlist this Wednesday, but I’ll be back again next week with more of my wants.

Until next time, remember ….. Brown Girls DIY Too!



I Love My Local Dollar Tree Store!

Words can NOT express just how much I adore the Dollar Tree!

I mean, I can literally spend hours perusing the shelves.

My latest #DIY project is a total home office makeover, I work from my home doing freelance project management and spend the majority of my day/life in my office. Lately, i’ve been feeling very uninspired in my office and decided I probably need to freshen up my office space a bit for some new motivation.

So, for the last week I’ve been priming, sanding, deciding on paint colors, themes, freshening up my wood trim with glossy white paint, etc. 

Here's my little ole office in it's current state of makeover and disarray.

Here’s my little ole office in it’s current state of makeover and disarray.

View of my desk ..... a total mess!

View of my desk ….. a total mess!

Yesterday, I made my third trip to my local home improvement store for some additional supplies. While there I thought I should pick up another paint tray since I only had one at home and still had another 3 walls to paint in my office.

I headed over to the paint aisle to discover that the price of the paint tray’s ranged from $5 – $9! Um, seriously – I DON’T THINK SO. My first thought was that I’d keep using the method I’d been using, which was lining my current paint tray with a plastic shopping bag as a liner and swapping the bag out for each paint color I used. 

Then I remembered there was a Dollar Tree in the same shopping complex – perhaps I’d be able to score a paint tray there, right?? I mean, they carry just about everything else a girl could possibly need/want, right?

So, I headed over to good ole Dollar Tree. After I spent sometime browsing the back to school items (can you believe summer is almost over!), and the cleaning supply aisle I thought there could be a possibility that I wouldn’t find what I’d come looking for. 

Low and behold, I rounded the corner and there they were. Not only did they have paint tray’s but they also had these plastic drop cloths that I thought I’d give a try (I’ll report back in a future post).

Paint Tray

These are just 2 of the great finds I’ve picked up lately from my local Dollar Tree. What gems have you picked up from the dollar store lately???

Until my next post, remember, Brown Girls DIY Too!