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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Trending Now: Brass

 Brass is back... and in full swing.
With 70's style on the scene, of course this gorgeous metal is making it's come back.
This years color {Emerald of course} pairs perfectly with brass accents.
Add touches of brass around your space with dark hues for a more masculine look.
Fit for a King
..Who doesn't love a bar cart
Check out this beautifully done Before & After
Add brass to your home--
 Brass Leaf Night Stand
Antique Brass Floor Lamp
Martini Side Table
Brass Oval Mirror
Images Via:
Elle Decor
Decor Pad
Apartment Therapy
& links provided

Thursday, February 14, 2013

{Repost} DIY: Pallet Ottoman

My most popular post to date is where I showed you how to turn a wooden pallet into an ottoman.
Check it out HERE
The first ottoman lasted for a while, but once I found some fabulous fabric at the craft store. I knew it was time to remake it.
(The right way)

Other Supplies Needed:
Thin piece of plywood
(the size of pallet)
4 furniture legs
4 metal plates for the furniture legs
(they are found right next to the legs)
4 twin or queen mattress toppers(to replace the 2" foam)
Spray adhesive
{New} Step One:
Screw the plywood to top of the wood pallet
(this will help block the open slats and prevent foam from falling through.)
{New} Step Two:
Screw in the 4 metal plates to each bottom corner

{New} Step Three:
Cut each mattress topper to fit the size of the pallet.
Lay the first one on top side of pallet and staple to secure
Spray the spray adhesive on top foam and lay the next piece of foam on top of that.
(repeat until all of the pieces are on)

{New} Step Four:
Cover with batting

{New} Step Five
Cover with fabric secure with staple gun

{New} Step Six
Screw legs into metal plates
I hope these tips better help you in your ottoman.
Happy building.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

& Baby Makes Three

We were welcomed with the wonderful news of a new baby in our future.
That's right-- We are pregnant!!
And we couldn't be happier <3
ps. I'll keep you posted along the way.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Productive February

I can’t believe how fast this year is going by already.
I plan to start using my time a little more wisely.
Starting with blogging MORE! (I know, I have said that a lot lately. But this time I really mean it.)
New Year = New Goals!

I also plan to start decorating our guest room. I have big plans for it. Lots of DIYs and time spent with my sewing machine.
I think I might even start planning for a handmade shop?  … Just a thought.
In my work life- I am very busy bidding out new remodels; bathrooms, kitchens, even entire houses. We are also planning for the 2013 Parade of Homes. (Check out last year's house here)We have four houses in the Parade this year. Needless to say we are stressed out! - But also very excited.
Enjoy the month ahead- and make your time count.
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