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zoe’s chalkboard table

24 Feb

So I’ve been really bad about blogging…
but heres a little project I did over the weekend.

I picked up the Latt table and chairs from Ikea, seriously it’s $20… you can’t beat that.

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Cute but pretty boring.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest I decided to turn it into a chalkboard table. Here’s what I used.

Rustoleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
Rustoleum Lacquer Spray paint in white
Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Gold
Triangle Stencil found at Michaels

I was originally going to use gold spray paint but I found the craft paint was easier to work with since I wouldn’t have to mask much. Love Martha Stewart gold! I could use this everywhere.

The possibilities are endless with this set, it’s so inexpensive that you can really make it completely custom for your little one.

BTW the table & chairs are majority bare wood so you’ll need to sand and prime.

Anyway, after about a week of working on it during nap times I ended up with this.

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If I could dip everything in gold I think I would.

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I’m pretty much obsessed with how it turned out.

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The busy (zo)bee working on her latest masterpiece : )

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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 ; )

oops forgot

10 Dec

there are a couple of new updates to the house that I haven’t shared with you

one being the obvious

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i decided to go with a small tree this year in honor of our little munchkin. this has to be my absolute fave thing about christmas. the smell, the lights, the ornaments!

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we o’verlayed our dresser a couple months back and I keep forgetting to blog about it. anyways I love it.

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finally found the floating shelves I wanted for the guest bath. still need to decorate them more but don’t you just love ’em.

ps
I’m pretty obsessed with this new photo app on my iPhone if you haven’t already definitely download VSCO CAM you’ll love it.

Zoe’s Nursery

17 Oct

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I’m so excited to share Zoe’s nursery with you, each time I walk into this space it makes me so happy.

Her nursery turned out exactly how I wanted it to. A space that was peaceful for a baby but could also be a space she could grow up in without having to completely redecorate.

And it of course had to have a lot of style so mommy could enjoy it as well!

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The “For Like Ever” print is one of my favorites and seriously makes the room.

Don’t you think?

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Zoe James hanging out in her crib, I went with the Hudson by Babyletto. Love the lines and mid century vibe.

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My little peanut

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Both the window and closet drapes I bought at Ikea and embellished with grosgrain ribbon and pom pom trim. I’m obsessed and of course love the fact that they were super inexpensive.

All photography by Michele Beckwith Photography

Dining Tables

3 Oct

So I’ve been thinking about getting a new dining table, the one we have right now was a hand me down and even though it’s only 48” diameter it still feels too big for the space.

I really love the idea of a parsons table, because I love the clean modern lines against our antique chairs.

West Elm has one I absolutely love

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Although it’s only 32” I was hoping for 36” and an option to expand. But it’s a beauty and on sale!

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Another option would be the Bjursta from IKEA which is expandable.

Although it doesn’t come in white, which I think I could live with.

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I found a cheap one at Wal-Mart too, who knew. (try to ignore the ugly chairs)

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After being set on a square table I did come across this cute knock off tulip table from Ikea.

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I’m really loving the moderness of it. It just feels so clean.

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I’d love to hear what you think. I’m kind of notorious for not being able to make decisions, so any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Modern Crib Love

28 Jul

Last night my biological clock was ticking once again. I was up really late browsing cribs for my future babies nursery. I just can’t get enough of these amazing cribs they have out now. The design world had definitely changed since I was a baby.

My original favorite was the Jenny Lind crib. It’s seriously such a classic piece. Love it.

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But more and more I find myself drawn to the more modern and clean lines of these cribs.

Ray Crib by Muu $795

Sparrow Crib by Oeuf $730

Classic Crib by Oeuf $940

Skylar by Pottery Barn $799

Modo by Babyletto $380

Bam by Argington $585

All of the above cribs have the option to be converted into a toddler bed, which makes them worth the price tag, right?

The Ikea Gulliver crib would definitely be the least expensive option. But I don’t know how I feel about Ikea and their quality. Not to mention their clumsy installation directions.

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There are so many to choose from I don’t know how I’ll ever make a decision. I think when it comes down to it, I’ll have to base my decision on price. Even though I’m loving the designs by Oeuf.

And just for fun here are some gorgeous WAY out of budget cribs.

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Ok are you on crib overload now? sorry about that.

Look out for a post on strollers next…oh no!

Can’t wait until I get preggers!

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