Wednesday, November 9, 2011

credenza before/after

I seriously love a before and after, seriously. I bought this credenza on Craigslist and decided to give it a ceruse finish. It took a long time so no haters please! (and no, I obviously did not style these shots!)


Friday, October 21, 2011

Owl Wall Light

How beautiful is this sconce?

I think it would look so pretty in my entry. Those Brits.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

yes please

Anyone that knows me at all, knows that I LOVE animals.  Pygmy goats are at the top of my list. Wonder if they would fit in my backyard?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is enjoying Christmas Day! This Christmas has been so special.  My sister & her family live in New Hampshire & got to come to Texas this year! Kids sure make the holidays so much more fun.  We are visiting my husband's family today.  If you haven't listened to Annie Lennox's Christmas Cornucopia, you should! I'm not always into the holiday season but this music could change the mood of even the biggest Scrooge:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bright & Happy

[image by Francois Halard for Vogue]

The home of Christopher and Susan Sharp, owners and founders of The Rug Company, featured in 2010 Vogue is one of my very favorites for the year.  Blue velvet sofas get me every time.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Like many design bloggers out there, I'm always working on a million projects at once.  Here are a few I've been meaning to post about for a while!

Before:  master bathroom. Needed a temporary fix until I can afford a new countertop to replace the faux granite laminate. Yikes. Hate the pinkish tiles behind the sink too but, another day!

After (still in progress): first pic is master bath wall behind the sink. Covered in Cole & Son Egerton wallpaper. Also painted & poly'd countertop gray, painted wood cabinets, and added vintage aged brass bamboo hardware. Did not have enough for door hardware but hoping to find knobs.  Better?

Entryway of house almost finished! Ran out of wallpaper (Graham & Brown Manderley) but new roll came in so hope to finish soon.  This big blank wall needed something & my sweet husband (he wants me to put "masculine") was a HUGE help.

Made an easy roman shade out of mini-blinds for the kitchen. Instructions via Little Green Notebook.

Next big project is a loveseat I found on Craigslist for $40! Was inspired by one I saw at Spruce.  I think I'm going to try to make a slipcover (my first!) in gray linen for it (that is why there is a gray jacket draped over the back!).  I also made the pillow recently, but not sure if it will stay there.

I guess I have made some progress with the house but there is a neverending list...sometimes it is difficult to rejoice in the stuff I have accomplished b/c of that list in my head!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chrome Lovin'

My heart started racing & my stomach had butterflies when I saw the following items on Ebay.

Does this happen to anyone else? This happens to me a lot- especially when I see good deals on something I find unique! These items could be so glamorous (if the chairs were reupholstered-wow!). I've been into some 70's inspired pieces lately, which was when I was mom thinks this is due to nostalgia.