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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to give thanks to all of you.
I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trending Now: Animal Print

Add a touch of exotic elegance with bold animal prints.
Ultra Mod
Just a Hint
Focal Point

Sometimes these prints can be over powering, but if you add them in small doses -they can give such stylish whimsy to your space.

Images via:
Elle Decor
Decor Pad

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Thanksgiving

Get some bang for your buck this Thanksgiving, by using what you already have.


I hope you enjoy the holiday, and remember what you are thankful for.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What Does the Future Hold?

Here's a look at the new in- home office
Flatmate Secretary  by  Swiss Miss
Designed by: Michael Hilgers
Find out more about this item here

I also came across an article that explains the things to come for interior designers.
Read about technology changes, evidence-based design and embracing sustainability.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Insiders Tip: Painting 101

Here’s how to calculate your wall area to see how much paint you’ll need=
Multiply the height of each wall by its width.
(Do not subtract windows and doors unless they take up more than half of the wall)
Add all the walls together
Add 10% for future touch-ups.
*For two coats, double the number.

*One gallon per every 450 square feet

Stop the paint can drips by putting a rubber band over the can, wipe the excess off on the rubber band and not the edge of the can.
When painting a chair, wooden letters or a picture frame use thumb tacks or nails to prop the item up, so that your piece doesn’t stick to the surface.
Save the paint trays, by lining it with aluminum foil first.

Happy painting!

Images via:
Martha Stewart.com

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I’m Obsessed with: Glitz & Glam

Here are some things that have caught my eye lately..

Crystal Hardware

I just got these fabulous hooks for our shower curtain.
Simply Shabby Chic® Vintage Glass Shower Hooks

Silver Leaf
I plan to leaf my night stands -just as soon as I find the perfect ones.

OB-SE-SS-ED with anything glitter at the moment.

What are you guys obsessed with right now?

Ps. Here is my latest DIY project

I recovered my bookcase
I used:
Wrapping paper
Spray adhesive
Mod podge

The steps:
Cut paper to correct size
Spray board with adhesive, lay the paper down and press
Turn to back side, fold paper over edges and seal with mod podge
Leave to dry

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Book Decor

I've been looking for a few ways to decorate for the fall, and I came across some fun ways to repurpose and reuse the old books you have, and make them into something beautiful.
Book Page Pumpkin

Book Page Light

Book Page Wreath

Book Page Tree

Book Page Covered Furniture

There are so many ways to reuse book pages, who know!

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Well, Hello!

My goodness the time has just flown by. I can’t believe it’s been a week since I’ve posted something on here. We have been very busy with getting everything together for the move and then actually moving.
We love our new spacious home, and can’t wait to doll it all up with pretty things.

I already have a list going of craft projects and new things to buy.

On Sunday I did this:
The Old Drawer
The New Drawer

(I used spray adhesive and fabric I already had to line the drawer.)

Next on my list is to cover the back of my bookcase with fun paper that I got from the craft store. And decorating the house for fall, I think I will get started this weekend.

Ps. I can’t believe it’s already November!?!?! Where has the year gone?

Images via:
(Ashley Elrod)