Yellow Chair Love

January 4, 2016 at 11:54 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , )

Maybe it’s because yellow is so pretty. Or maybe it’s because I am already itching for spring. Either way, I am loving these bits of yellow…

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A Nursery!

September 16, 2014 at 7:35 am (Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So, this big news was big a year ago. Oops. But, the nursery is still cute, so I wanted to share!

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I just love how it turned out! The blue walls became a soft gray, we added barn board shelves to hold a collection of John Deere tractors, I made a mobile from small shed antlers, and the giant bull poster from the Angus producers ties the farm colors together!

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I love the vintage games and trucks and tractors on the book shelves. Don’t worry, the green lamp did eventually get a little white shade!

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And a stash of cowboy boots and cloth diapers to boot! 🙂

So, like I mentioned, this was news a whole year ago. So here is a peak of what else a year can do.

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Chair Love

February 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been wrapped up in work lately. Being couped up in an office is not very fun, especially when the winter weather makes things even more dreary. I am itching for spring! But, here is a beautiful office for inspiration. If I were sitting in this office while doing my work maybe I would be feeling a bit more motivated. Maybe. I will also have some WEDDING photos coming soon! 🙂

Is that not an awesome chair?! Hope that helps your winter blues, and that spring is on the way!

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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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Bright, Gorgeous Room

June 30, 2011 at 10:32 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m a black and white person.  Always have been.  Just recently I have started to expand my decor colors.  I still tend to shy away from bold colors, but when I see a room so bright and gorgeous, there are times that I just can’t help myself!

 

Two bright colors in one little space and it still works beautifully!  And, it doesn’t even scare me off in the slightest!  Actually, I feel inspired by this room.  Check out the whole lovely home tour here on Apartment Therapy:  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/elizabeths-colorful-and-imaginative-house-house-tour-146539

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No-Sew Curtains

June 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Every room of my new house has needed curtains.  But, wow!  Curtains are expensive!  I always see other people’s fun curtains and think, “I can do that!”  But then I get started and realize, oh yea, I can’t sew.  At all.  My mom suggested using iron-on fabric hem tape and making faux roman shades.  Light bulb!

I have a little mud room, where the dog kennels and laundry live.  These blinds were broken and grimy.  I thought this was the perfect place to try this experiment out on.  Its a small room, so it can take a bright punch, plus we aren’t in there all the time, so if they aren’t prefect on the first try its no big deal.

So, after reminding myself that the situation couldn’t get much worse, I set forth.  I bought a few yards of a fun, floral fabric for each window.  I used tension rods, and used these to mark the width of each window.  Once I had the width I used the hem tape and ironed a hem onto each side.  Then ironed a hem to the bottom and a pocket at the top.  I hung the curtains, rolled them up, and tied in place with matching ribbon.  Viola!

The bright fabric ties in the red antique table I use for folding laundry, and the fun towels I bought for next to the sink.  You can see here that the whole little room needs some work, but for now at least the curtains are fun!

What a simple technique with big impact, no?

I love this big old sink, even though it needs some work too.  Here you can see the little purple and yellow picture that I hung too.  You can also see the antique expandable mirror.

I think this experiment turned out pretty well and will definitely use this to make me braver for my next curtain project!

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Weekly Chair Love

June 2, 2009 at 8:02 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I spotted this weeks chair love on Flickr.  Yellow is not really my color, but I see so much potential in the baby.  A nice white vinyl?  Or black?  This chair could be gorgeous.  I love that tufting and the curved back!

 

“‘Yella’ Chair”  By Robem.

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Wedding Decisions and Last Minute Changes

May 27, 2009 at 1:37 pm (Wedding Plans) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, it’s getting to be that time… the time when we need to start making actual decisions and booking things for the wedding.  We had a plan.  Small church wedding, outdoor reception, simple, vintage, black and white, and elegant.  I had a book full of clippings and notes.  And what happens?  We get a new, completely opposite idea and are making some last minute changes.

We are now contemplating the idea of a destination wedding.  A beach, sand, sun, bright colors.  We are meeting with a travel agent and looking at the possibilities.  It doesn’t sound like what I (thought) I had always wanted.  But, oh, how it does sound amazing.  Maybe it sounds so perfect because it’s what WE want and not what I had imagined as a little girl.  Well…we are pretty serious, although not yet booked, about the idea of a tropical getaway wedding with the closest of family and friends. 

 So, in my new planning stages I have been searching for new inspiration. I don’t like themes, and cheesey matchy-matchy decor, but would like to have bright, elegant flowers…not sure what else? 🙂  I thought I would share a bit with you:

This peach and teal combo looks so fresh and beach-y.

 

These centerpieces look beachy and summery, but not too frilly. 

 

Lilies are my favorite flower, and they work well for an island escape wedding.

 

Red and yellow would be a bright, fun combo of color.

 

 

As would teal and yellow!

Yup, I’d have to do this.  Or write my new name for the first time in sand.  Aw. 

Any tropical ideas for us?  Suggestions?  I will keep you all updated on what we decide!

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Pots, Plants, Colors

May 14, 2009 at 12:21 pm (Home Changes and Additions, Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Not a very exciting day here, just more cleaning and trying to enjoy some sun.  But I did do a bit more planting the other day.  I painted some terracotta pots just up to the rim (by taping the rim off with painter’s tape) to add some more interest to the porch.  I also chose a few white and yellow flowers to go with the red.  I think it’s looking better all the time.  Up by the door we used an old barrel to hold a few pretty flowers.  We actually planted these in a plastic planter with an attached water catch at the bottom so as not to ruin the barrel. 

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P.S. The counter tops are in!  We hope to have them picked up and possibly installed next Monday…so stay tuned! 🙂

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Mini Chair Love

May 12, 2009 at 9:42 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I came across this little lucite chair and table on Ebay (thinking it was life-sized).  Did your Barbies have neat furniture like this?  I think mine are jealous!

 

Way cool vintage chair, even in a mini size, but I’d take the life-size set! 🙂

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