My Project Gallery

Hello hello! I've recently seen a lot of my blog friends (like Cassie, Courtney, Michaela and Megan) creating project galleries over on their blogs. So I decided to take a leap of faith and join them in creating one! I think my project gallery will be a great way to organize all of the projects that you see over here at Ten June. Plus, it's a fun way to look back at all of the oldie-but-goodie projects we've done!

It's definitely still a developing thing (and I certainly still have a lot of projects to add!), but right now you can find categories such as DIY Decor Projects, Furniture Makeover Projects, Painting Projects, Holidays, Recipes, Organizational Projects and Other DIY Projects. And I'm definitely up for suggestions if you think there's some helpful ways to keep things organized and user-friendly!

I plan to get a button up on the navigation bar so that you can access the gallery, but until then, go ahead and check it out here!

Loving... A Cozy Cottage

As David and I are starting to look at new homes, I can't help but be drawn to every little cottage that I see. Just like our 1952 ranch, there's something about the quaint, historic structure of a cottage that makes me feel at home. 

So it's no surprise that I absolutely fell head over heels for this cottage house tour over on Apartment Therapy. Let's check it out, shall we?

The ceilings! The layered rugs! The bright funky wall in the backyard! I love it all. And I clearly cannot get enough of that amazing living room. Just beautiful! Are you listening, Atlanta? I need one of these available and at a reasonable price, mmmkay?

To see (lots) more of this beautiful home, check out AT's article here.

Psst! Speaking of Apartment Therapy, some sweet soul nominated Ten June to be in the running as best DIY blog over at their 2012 Homie's page! Head on over and check out all of the amazing nominees. It's a great place to find new blogs. And I won't be mad if you vote for me while you're there : )

Guest Bathroom Makeover: The Final Before & After

Hi friends! Hope your weekend was fabulous.

As you all know, David and I are selling our house. Fingers crossed, it should go on the market at some point early this week. As one of our many "before we list" projects, we decided to do a little makeover of our guest bathroom. Basically, the goal was to take it from dramatic + dark to light, neutral and bright.

So without further ado... our new guest bathroom!



  We bought a new mirror and sconces for a total of $50 (more details here) and hope to sell the old fixtures on Craigslist, so we'll actually make some cash!



In case you missed it, check out what went into the great shower curtain debate. More details below! 



Oh, that purple ceiling. Mad props to David for repainting it!

As you can see, I chose the classic white waffle shower curtain. You guys were amazing at weighing in with your two cents about the curtain! So thanks again! The final vote tally from you guys was four votes for the striped curtain, thirty-six votes for the white waffle and forty-three votes for the patterned curtain. And I'm not gonna lie, I was totally going to choose the last patterned option, just like the majority of you. I was really scared the bright white waffle curtain would make the rest of the cream colored trim look blah. But our realtor thought it was too busy with the patterned wallpaper, so we opted to keep it simple with the white waffle. And I actually think it really works! No blah, just fab ; )

But guess what room doesn't have patterned wallpaper and also needed a shower curtain? Our master bathroom! Woot woot. Pretty little bird curtain got to stay at our casa.

So there you have it, friends. Our little guest bathroom makeover. With $50 in new fixtures, plus about $30 in paint for the ceiling and $20 for the shower curtain, the entire project ran us right at $100. I think it's definitely a good investment! We actually really like it. And hopefully you guys love it... but hopefully the potential buyers love it even more! : )

Friday Find

I've been on the prowl for a new iPhone case lately. For Christmas, I bought these absolutely adorable cases for my sisters from Pretty Smitten. They were a hit! But I was thinking something slightly less preppy with a little more funk for me. And then I found Society 6.

This amazing site hosts the work of various artists. And what's incredible is that you can get the art as a print, on a canvas, on a t-shirt and even on... an iPhone case! There are hundreds of beautiful designs to choose from. Trust me, I searched for days trying to find the perfect case. But I found one!

This little beauty should be on my doorstep this afternoon! I love it. The colors are so me. And at $35, I think it's a pretty reasonable price. What's even more exciting is that if you order through Sunday, Society 6 is giving free shipping to all orders world wide! That means even all of you awesome Canadians out there (and even you over in Africa, Ashley!) can get free shipping on their art or cases. Faaaaabulous. 


You can see more of their hundreds of phone cases here. I'd go ahead and say goodbye to the next hour or two of your life... there is so much gorgeousness to look at!

Have a great weekend, friends!

The Inside Scoop

Last week, my sweet friend Carmel tagged me in a questionnaire game. I know... most of the time I see those and it reminds me of the chain mail notes we used to get back in middle school. You must resend to 47 people before third period or else you will never have a date to the spring formal! But then, of course, I proceed to read each and every word of the questionee's answers. I love finding out more about other people and the random tidbits of their life! I guess I'm just nosy like that.

So today, let's put aside guest bathroom shower curtains and moving preparation and I'll spill the beans on some random, fun facts about me! 

1. If you had a time machine, where or rather when would you go?


Maybe I've just been watching too much Pan Am or Mad Men, but there is something so romantic about the early 1960's. I think I'd hop in my time machine and take off to that era in my little pillbox hat, Jackie O shades and full circle skirted dress.

2. Diamonds or Pearls?

Well, I do live in the south... it's gotta be pearls, baby.

3. What's your favorite movie? 


Ah, this is a cheesy one. Love Actually. Love... actually is... all around.

4. When you were a kid, what was your favorite television show?


Ooh, a tough one. It's a toss up with Clarissa Explains It All, but I think the winner is Hey Dude
Ted was smokin' hot!

5. Let's pretend you found $50 in your couch cushions, what would you run out and buy?

I'd add it to the stash I've started to buy myself a one way ticket to Hawaii. I am craving warm weather, people!! How is it only February?! 

6. What is your favorite color?


For a long time, it was yellow. (Duh. I did have a big ol' yellow rug in my living room!) But I'm thinking all shades of blue are what I tend to love these days.

7. Why did you start your blog?

When friends and family started asking David and I if we ever left our house, I thought it was a good time to start sharing with them what, exactly, we were working on all the time. So I started a blog all about the renovations of our little 1952 ranch. And here we are!

8. What is your favorite home decor store?

Hm. Probably HomeGoods. It has so many different types of items that are all great quality with a killer price tag. Really can't beat that.

9. Name one thing in your make-up bag you can not live without?


Clinique City Base Foundation. I've been wearing since I was 15... old habits die hard I guess!

10. Do you watch Revenge?
YES! That show is goood. Can't wait to see what's coming up in the story line. And I consider it quality TV compared to the other trash shows I watch (ahem, Bachelor).

11. Will you still be my friend even though I made you suffer through this little game of tag?

But of course! : ) And now YOU still have to be MY friend because I am tagging all of you! Here are three fun questions I made up for you to answer in the comments to this post... and be honest! 

1.  Would you rather... sky dive or race a NASCAR?
2. What's your favorite topping at the yogurt shop? 
 [And yes, you can choose 2. When I'm there, I choose about 13 different toppings, so we're even ; )]
3. What's the coolest thing you've done lately? C'mon, brag!

Can't wait to hear all of your answers! And thanks again for tagging me, Carmel! xo

Loving... Chevron!

Well, aren't you guys an opinionated bunch?! I love it! Thank you so much for your votes and comments about the guest bathroom shower curtain dilemma. I'll give you guys a couple more day to chime in with your two cents and then I'll tally up the votes... there isn't a clear winner yet! I need to start asking you guys for more help like this because you certainly deliver. Thanks again!

I know some of you may feel that chevron is a little "overdone." Especially in the blog world, where we tend to grab onto a trend and love it to death (peonies, anyone?!). But lately, I've had a revived interest in all things chevron. As you know, I've got a chevron pillow (from The Lacey Placey) in my living room.

 But recently I realized I'm itching to do a fun chevron-inspired project around my house. If you follow me on Pinterest (come check me out here!), you'll notice I've been pinning a lot of chevron lately. Check out a few things that have been inspiring me!





Yes, I literally said holysmokes when I saw that chevron tiled kitchen backsplash. Amazeballs. Maybe once the dust settles and we're done with all of the "before-we-sell-our-house" projects, I'll dive into a little chevron project of my own. Until then, stop on by for more inspiration over on my Pinterest account!

Guest Bathroom: Help Me Pick A Shower Curtain!

With a freshly painted ceiling and some new shiny fixtures, we're on the road to making over our guest bathroom so that it's a neutral-happy place ready for potential purchasers to love. (And hopefully buy!)

Next up? It's time to accessorize. Starting with a new shower curtain!

I'm a girl who likes options, so I went to a couple of my favorite home stores (Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and HomeGoods) and picked up some potential candidates for the new shower curtain.

Let's get a closer look, shall we?

#1: The Neutral Stripe

 This is David's favorite pick for the room. The lighting in this picture is a little off (it was raining for like 36 hours straight, so I couldn't get a sunny shot!) but the colors of the curtain complement the neutral colors in the room. Quite well, actually. If we went this route, I'd add a few pops of color in with accessories (like maybe a green potted plant?).

Here's option #1 with the whole room.

Option #2: The Classic White Waffle

Another great neutral alternative. The bright white balances out the cast iron tub and white porcelain sink and toilet. Plus, it's such a classic, you can't go wrong. 

And a full room view.

Option #3: The Funky Splash of Color

This fun guy is the same pattern we have for the hand towels in our guest bathroom (from Tarjay). The curtain has a lot going for it- neutral colors + bright white + splash of color + some fun, modern patterns. Me likey.

Here she is with the whole room.

And just in case you forgot what we've been working with in this space, here's Paula the Plaid Monster.

So friends, what do you think? Give me a vote! Do you like shower curtain #1, #2 or #3?!

Psst! No, my shower is not dirty there at the top where the ceiling meets the tile... some of the dark purple paint from the previous ceiling got on the tile so we're working on cleaning that off and recaulking the space so it's so fresh and so clean, clean!
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