A New Chair Love And Wedding Tid Bits

June 15, 2012 at 9:04 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I fell in love with another chair. That happens often, doesn’t it? My wonderful, loving fiance drove me an hour away to pick the cutie up. Now, we have one more seat in the living room. Best part of this little guy though, is that it would work in just about every room of the house as things evolve.

What do you think?? I’m in love. I love the navy and white stripes, but my favorite part is the nail head trim that goes all the way around the back. I think he is pretty old and was redone with changes to the bottom half and I just adore how they did it! He even has casters, which make it easy to reposition for company. And once the walls are painted I think this will work so well in here.

Also, we have been super swamped with wedding planning. I have made every little detail by hand, and wold love to show you all, but also want them to be a surprise, so that will have to wait! But, I did want to show our framed engagement picture. This will be used at the wedding too, but also will be on the wall in our living room, somewhere! Notice the same feel of the stripes? Not intended, but I love it! I took an old frame and painted it, then roughed it up. The mat was also painted in one of our wedding colors. I think it turned out really well.

I think the two new additions go so nicely together in the living room! And, the rest of the wedding details are coming along too! Can’t wait to share! Only three months from today! 🙂

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An Addiction To My “Dressing Room”

October 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I am absolutely loving my new closet, or “dressing room,” in the new house!  I am getting used to having all of my clothes, shoes, and jewelry out on display where I can easily pick outfits and use things I haven’t in a while.  With the new arrangment comes, well, arranging, however.  As I get settled I am slowly making changes and getting ready to paint.  So, with that said, that means that I have been making some changes to my organization.  If you remember my pictures of my older house, you will remember that I kept a lot of jewelry and items in an old antique metal medicine chest hung above my dresser.  There was nowhere to hang it up in the closet and sitting on top of a dresser did not allow the door to open… so…

I had gotten an old flower-y frame at a garage sale that just so happens to match the colors I want to use in the closet.  I also happened to have some chicken wire in the barn.  A staple gun and some elbow grease later…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think it turned out super cute.  It will probaby be going on the one wall shortly.  So far its been handy too!

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Bedside Inspiration

August 25, 2011 at 10:34 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I came across this bedside photo on Apartment Therapy and was immediately in love with the bright pops of yellow.  The photo comes from the house tour of Kyle and Erin’s home. 

 

So bright and cheery and fun…

I especially love the yellow tray and am now thinking about doing something similar.  With the new house finally starting to come together I am able to begin thinking about new ideas and projects to make the place special.  I do have some sneak peak photos coming soon for you all! 😉

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DIY Art for a Bathroom

May 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Once I got my budget bathroom remodel completed I was pondering how to add a bit of art that was also inexpensive, but unique.  I then came across a box my grandmother had given me.  In it I found a set of vintage metal hair rollers. Light bulb!  I had the idea to frame the curlers in a shadow box with a funky background or bright colors to match the room.

The curlers I found:

A little hot glue, some magazine cut outs, scrap book paper, and a basic shadow box frame…

Simple and within budget, but funky and vintage! What do you think?

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Wine Corks

August 21, 2009 at 10:25 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Our friends at the bistro up town have been saving all of the used wine corks for us to use for a project.  Months later…we have a cork board!

I painted an antique frame that was falling apart with a shiny black paint.  The nailed a piece of solid peg board to the back of the frame.  I used a hot glue gun to glue the corks in, and viola!  A message board for the kitchen. 

Actually, we have a little gap in one of the rows due to corks all being different sizes, but we are cutting a cork down to half size and filling in the gap.  Also, if you are going to try this, nail the peg board to the actual back of the frame, not inside where a picture would go.  this makes the framed area a bit deeper, for the fat corks. 

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corkboard

Simple, easy, and best of all, free!

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