Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Etsy Roundup- yellow is my color

Its funny what I'm drawn to on Etsy different weeks. I think I am just randomly picking my favorite things, but looking back over them I start to see trends- maybe representing how I feel this week? So since my 'theme' this week is yellows and pinks/reds- does that mean I'm happy? Which I am... so I guess etsy is right on! What are your favorite finds this week?

Such fun earrings- only $10!

 Kaftan dress that I would wear almost every day.
Yellow fade pottery. love this. so delicate

 pretty knobs to dress up a furniture piece.  From Anna's shop!

quartz ring. no more needs to be said. 

 perfect v-neck top for fall
 pretty cards that make writing notes fun
and some sunshine for your munchkins- for only $7.50!

Monday, August 29, 2011

DIY Ikea Hack: best idea ever

So Danika and Cheryle are officially my hero. They had one of those ideas that you are like, "Of course, best idea ever! I could have made bank if I had thought of that first. " They had the idea to build overlays that allow you to add detail to any piece of furniture, but they specially fit Ikea furniture. The RAST $35 dresser and MALM $70 dresser are a few of the pieces they fit. The Overlays are light composite material that you can paint, and they come in a variety of sizes and fretwork panels.
 I think I might have to try this one for my house :-) Its such an easy process, check out all the info here.

So you take this...

 add these...

and make this!

They even have a kit for the Lack table. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Must Have.

Hunter Wellies in Turquoise. Must have now.Whats on your must have list?
Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chopstick Painting!

 I took a page out of the fabulously talented Jamie of I Suwannee's book and spent my last Friday night painting with chopsticks,
her finished above....
Super fun and super easy, now framed and  hanging above  my sofa.  I knocked 2 out in about 30 minutes and now I want to attempt it on a super large canvas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check me out!

Head on over to Pawley's Island Posh where I'm guest posting today for the super sweet Julia! I did a One Room, Two Ways post featuring my campaign dresser. Thanks so much to Julia for having me, I'm super excited!
Sneak Peak of all the goodness....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Before and After: $10 chair

 Anna and I went to a huge church yard sale this past weekend (for the record, it was the first time in a long time that I got up at 7:00 AM voluntarily and not for work.) I looked scary. Poor Anna having to see me that early. Thankfully she said she would still be my friend.
We found this chair for $10- and he got a much needed makeover this weekend with some fun mod fabric, new foam, batting, and paint.
 After! He shall live in my bedroom as a receptacle for all my clean clothes that I am too lazy to put away. Anybody else hear me?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Designer Spotlight: AB Chao

This yummy deliciousness is brought to you by the designer AB Chao. You may know her as the superstar who created the fabulous new living room for Dooce, you can see the video here. Well her portfolio is chock full of drool worthy spaces that will make you want to redo your entire house! I especially love the hallway below with the red bamboo chandelier, dark floors and black and white wallpaper, ahhhhh perfection. Happy Friday!

 How cute is Anna Beth? And I totally want to do a DIY version of that fun artwork!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back in business

Well lovelies- I'm back. New computer, check. Catching up on my blog roll- not quite. Its amazing how behind I feel after a week of not being connected. So I'm curling up on my couch with some chocolate and hot tea and devouring everything I missed.
One blog I recently found is Third Floor Design Studio- and I'm loving it. Look at this awesome DIY (free!) art project she did using paint chips. I'm totally going to do this all down my hallway.

I love finding new blogs- and so many I find are through other's blog rolls, I just keep clicking and clicking and clicking! Share your favorite blogs I need to add to my daily roll!

Monday, August 15, 2011


We had an eventful weekend. My computer died on Thursday. Jarvis was his name and he had been my trusty sidekick for 3 years and then just bam. He died. And in the midst of grieving for Jarvis, we get a call from our credit card company and someone tried to steal our credit card info! Thankfully our credit card company caught it before they got away with it- but it definitely caused a lot of headache. I felt a little lost- the first thing I normally do when I wake up is check my blog roll, pinterest, facebook, the works. I didn't know what to do with myself- but then I realized it was actually nice to be unplugged for a while. I couldn't blog even if I had wanted to- so it made me do more things like sit on my porch overlooking the river with a glass of wine, and actually get my house clean! But we are back on the right track now, new computer ordered, proper memorial service held for Jarvis, and financial situation rectified.  (Also-those of you who wanted an anniversary print, thankfully all my files were ok on Jarvis so I'll have it to you after I get situated.)

all images from pinterest
So I'll be back in the swing of things in a few days- when the new computer arrives. All will be right in the world.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mason Jar Madness

How cute is this diy mason soap jar dispenser? So easy too, check out the tutorial on Liz Marie's precious blog hereCindy also tried Liz Marie's tutorial, love her clear mason jar. 

 Let me know if you decide to try this DIY!

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