Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! This summer is flying by crazy fast – this week in particular felt like it went by in two seconds. I’m hoping time will slow down just a teensy wee bit in August? I need a bit more time before September (and baby #2) roll around – aaah! But in the meantime

Bird and Bloke Globe Photo Happy Weekend!

Globe photo print by Bird and Bloke

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Eva’s Sweet Polka Dot Baby Shower Invitations

How sweet are these polka dot baby shower invitations?? Created by Alex from Goodheart Design for her friend (and fellow designer) Eva Black, the invitations feature a simple black and white color palette (printed on a Gocco!!) and a teeny bit of fern with each envelope. Love!

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From AlexI made these invitations for a baby shower brunch I put on for my good friend Eva Black a little earlier this year. Once Eva and I decided on a fresh and simple greenery themed brunch I got started on making invitations to reflect that theme.

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I hand lettered ‘little Babe Brunch’ using gouache to use on the invitation. Then I used my at home Gocco printer to print both the invitation and rsvp on nice thick paper.

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After I printed everything Eva and I used little round stamps and stamped the back of each invitation with gold dots as well as added gold streaks to the top of the rsvp. We then added a little piece of fresh greenery with a cute piece of bakers string tied to each invitation.

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Black and White Polka Dot Baby Shower Invitations Goodheart Design9 Evas Sweet Polka Dot Baby Shower Invitations

Thanks Alex!

Photo Credits: Goodheart Design

OSBP at Home: Small Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

This is the 30th week of my pregnancy, and I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve hit the nesting phase of this pregnancy. I’ve been running around trying to take care of small projects around the house, and my dad is coming down in a couple of weeks to help with a few things that we’re not able to do on our own. Prepare yourselves for a few more home-related posts over the next couple of weeks: it’s all I can think about! And there are a couple of big projects that I can’t seem to shake from my mind. The one that I’m most anxious to check off the list is the renovation of our main bathroom. As I mentioned here – the bathroom really needs to be completely gutted, which is kind of overwhelming for a first time homeowner. So while we figure out how to tackle this project, I thought I’d share some of the inspiration that I’ve gathered so far!

Ali Cayne Subway Tile Bathroom Domino OSBP at Home: Small Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

Photo by Brittany Ambridge via Domino from Ali Cayne’s Home Tour

Whatever we decide to do, I want to stay true to the traditional feel of our older home. Our current bathroom (and the only full bathroom in the entire house) is dark and unwelcoming, with modern touches that feel out of keeping with our 1920s rowhouse. The walls are painted a dark teal and paired with dark slate tile around the bathtub and dark finishings, all of which make the room feel very small – but aside from all that, the slate tile is literally flaking away and leaking everywhere. I can’t wait to rip the entire thing out! We decided pretty early on that we’d replace the tile around the bath and shower with bright white subway tile, which makes a regular appearance on my Pinterest page. Ahhhh…. like a breath of fresh air!

White Subway Tile Bathroom Riesco Lapres Desire to Inspire OSBP at Home: Small Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

Riesco & Lapres via Desire to Inspire

But the other walls? I’m not sure. Continue tile around the room? Another treatment like wainscoting or beadboard? The room is really small and we have shelving running along the wall behind the toilet to provide some much-needed storage, so there probably isn’t enough available wall space to justify wallpaper (as much as I love the idea) but I think I’d like to do something to help break up the rest of the wall space. And a light paint color on the rest of the wall to help the room feel bigger.

Gray White Bathroom OSBP at Home: Small Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

via La Dolce Vita by Paloma Contreras

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Unknown (left) // Rue (right)

I’ve been loving the look of black and white bathrooms for a couple of years now. Our bathroom doesn’t currently receive any natural light, so I don’t think it could handle a lot of black (and I don’t want to just replicate the dark and unwelcoming feeling of our current bathroom), but we do have the option of opening up an existing skylight box in the ceiling. If we did that, maybe we could pull off a black ceiling or a darker feature wall behind the shelves?

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Christopher Sturman via Desire to Inspire

Other than that, I’m pretty sure that we’ll need to replace the floor tile since it’s unlikely to survive the removal of the bathtub and surrounding tile – and we’ve always loved the idea of using classic black and white hex floor tile. I also love the idea of incorporating brass touches in the fixtures, some wire and straw baskets for texture (and pretty storage), and a couple of new accessories. But we have to get through the big stuff first before I can start thinking about accessories!

OSBP at Home Bathroom Inspiration OSBP at Home: Small Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

1. Ashley Capp via Style Me Pretty Living; 2. Brass shower rod from Signature Hardware; 3. Hex tile from Home Depot; 4. Bathroom shelving + storage; 5. Bathtub caddy from Anthro; 6. Wire storage basket from West Elm; 7. Shower curtain from Anthro; 8. Ogee countertop edge detail by Grant K Gibson Interior Design via Granite Gurus

Have any of you gone through a full bathroom renovation? Any advice for this first-time renovator/home owner with a new baby on the way?

FN Dish: Hot Sauce Cards to Spice Up Your Mail

We’re feeling the heat this summer and channeling it towards spicing up your mailbox! For those of you that love hot sauce on everything and anything, you can now add it to your stationery. Check out some our favorites over on FN Dish right here!

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Anna Sudit (left) // Said With Love (top right) and Printerette Press (bottom right)

Check out the full post over on FN Dish!

Quick Pick: The Small Object Rubber Stamps

These rubber stamps from The Small Object might be the cutest custom rubber stamps ever made. Donuts and pineapples?? Yes please!

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All available right here!

Photo Credits: The Small Object