Tag Archives: Decor

starting fresh

21 Feb

I’m finally sitting down to blog, boy have I been busy!
This little munch keeps me on my toes, especially with her 45 minute naps! During that time I try to cram in a shower and some food, so hopefully you understand why the blog has been so quiet.

For the last month I’ve been slowly changing up things in the living room. I got really sick of the yellow and sold the ottoman and bought the CB2 Peekaboo acrylic coffee table. Once it arrived I was very underwhelmed, I just wasn’t feeling it for the space and I couldn’t help but picture little Zoe bonking into it in the future.

Anyway get ready for picture overload.

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obsessed with my new pillows, the striped is from etsy and the coral fretwork and navy deco are from Caitlin Wilson Textiles

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You might also notice I painted the sunburst mirror gold. Doesn’t it look so much better!? Everything looks better in gold (words I live by).

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I need to have more fresh flowers in my life.

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I had been lusting over this brass tray for a very long time, I don’t know why I waited so long to get it because I think its absolutely stunning.

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I decided to go with a more neutral ottoman this time around, it gives me more room to play with colors.

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Ummm $10.00 ikea pillow. Yes please!

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While at ikea I picked up some Ritva drapes, I love these drapes! Not only are they a great price but I love how the light shines through so beautifully.

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I added grosgrain ribbon, such an easy DIY and so chic.

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can’t forget to give credit to my little stylist for being so patient while mama snapped away.

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PS
my house is never this neat and tidy with ZERO baby toys. I had just gotten the rug and sofa cleaned so it was the perfect opportunity to take some lovely photos for you all. Just thought I’d let you know ; )

unexpected find

24 Feb

Ok I have to share this with you guys.

I was browsing Pinterest on Wednesday and came across this gorgeous picture.

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Can you believe she scored that sunburst mirror for $35!?

And from Home Depot, of all places. craziness.

Anyway, I rushed to Home Depot the same day and picked it up. I just had to have it for the babies room, and you know I can’t pass up a gorgeous sunburst mirror plus a good deal!

Want one too? Buy it here

Overstock & Foo Dogs

16 Dec

I got a couple more pieces for the bookcase.

Like these amazing filigree urns from Overstock

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love them!

love the price even more, compared to this similar one found at Z Gallerie

I mean yaaaa they aren’t porcelain but who really cares, and no one will ever know when they’re placed so high up. Well except for you guys…shhh!

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Also got these adorable foo dogs for $48 on eBay

I’m loving the pop of color they bring.

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Have a great weekend!

my homes wish list

30 Nov

Did you know my home has a wish list?

A very long one too! Which I’m sure you all have as well.

If only we had all the money in the world to buy everything we need / want, right?

so here are just a few things on my wish list for the house

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a pretty glass coffee table. I’ve been lusting over this beauty for some time now, and I think I found a pretty good deal on one off eBay.

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chanel coffee table book

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My lonely bookcase will soon need some pretty books to adorn it.

foo dogs

as well as a cute pair of foo dogs

etsy

so true. must have this.

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this would look perfect in our bedroom. I love the gold and white.

bench

I know I know it’s freezing outside, but I just love this bench. Seriously been staring at it for over 6 months.

Sometimes I just need to take the plunge on purchases instead of scouring the internet to find the best deal. It’s a serious addiction I have. Good for others but time consuming for me. haha

PS

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, we shared it with great family and friends as well as food…stretched our leftovers out over 2 days, and had another Thanksgiving with friends on Friday. I don’t even want to know what the scale has in store for me.

DIY Sunburst Mirror

26 Sep

One of the many reasons I love Pinterest is finding new DIY projects to tackle. Like this one from Centsational Girl.

Yes, I’m one of the many bloggers DIYing sunburst mirrors. I’m sorry but these are just too much fun to make and not to mention uber cheap.

My husband being a painter I thought it would be most fitting to use paint sticks. Plus I had the added bonus of getting the paint sticks for free. Oh the perks!

What I used:

16 – 5 gallon paint sticks
16 – 1 gallon paint sticks
7″ craft mirror
7″ wood embroidery hoop
11″ square piece of wood
Hot glue gun
Metallic Craft paint
 

I pretty much followed Centsational Girl’s directions, except doing it a little out of order cause that’s how I roll!

First I did a mock up, just laid it all out!

This is before I trimmed them all, but at least it gave me an idea on how many to paint.

Then I painted all my sticks and embroidery hoop (2 coats), I chose two gold metallic colors.

I spent a couple hours painting on Sunday and I have to say it was pretty relaxing.

The next day, the husband cut the sticks using a chop saw, unfortunately this part was a little out of my league.

I chose to vary the lengths at 9″ and 12″. We also ended up trimming the sides of the square too, because it seemed to show through when I did  my mock up.

Now that everything was painted and cut it was time to start the fun part.

I haven’t used a glue gun since I was probably 10 and wow am I hooked again. Glue guns are bad ass.

So with my trusty glue gun I glued the 7″ mirror to the square wood piece and then glued my embroidery hoop over the mirror.

Once that was set I just started gluing the paint sticks around the mirror. I have to admit there was a little cursing and grunts trying to get the sticks evenly spaced but after some help from the husband I was able to get into the groove of things.

So for less than $20.00 I got this gorgeous sunburst mirror. Can’t beat that!

For my first sunburst mirror I thought it came out pretty good. I’m loving the metallic paint against the wood grain.

So what do you think?

Have you made a sunburst mirror before or do you plan to?

My faves from West Elm

1 Aug

I’m lusting over some new items at West Elm

Here are some of my faves

Antlers

Dhurrie Ottoman

Empire Rug

Glass Jar Pendants

Industrial Coffee Table

Horn Magnifying Glass

Leaf Pillow

Carved Wood Coffee Table

Wood Grain Towels

Medallion Shower Curtain

My Etsy Faves

10 May

Here are some of my favorites from Etsy. I am truly addicted to Etsy and can easily spend hours browsing it.

The Reclaimery

LOFT32

Pillow Mood

NatureMandalas

Keep Calm Shop

A Fabulous Fete

Atomic Attic

Post Road Vintage

Pop Pop Portraits

Me & Mrs. Jones

Made By Girl

Dani Notes

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