Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vintage Crate & Caster Side Table

Hey everyone!

I have the simplest project to share with you all today.
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Favorite Design Trends of 2014

I feel like the decorating stars have all aligned for me. Do you ever feel that way?  Finally, some things that I have loved for years and years are trending. And, for someone who sees themselves as mostly uncool...this is kind of a good thing.
 
I would not say that I am a huge trend follower, by nature. I just sort of like what I like. And, I suppose that some would find it a negative to see things that they love now popular everywhere and over saturated, but I'm going with it for a few reasons. One being that I feel flooded with inspiration from all the wonderful images that I find. And two, it's awesome to see things that I love accessible in stores and in price ranges that everyone can afford. 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Updated Living Room Tour


Way back in January I had really no intentions of changing anything in my living room. Of course, tons of things have since changed, which is not only the nature of being a blogger, but also being a furniture painter. I try to be strong, but you know I can't always resist keeping some of my pieces.
 
Anyway, four months into the new year I thought I would give you a wrap up of what has been done in the room so far.
 
It started when Rugs USA gifted me their gorgeous Marrakesh Shag Rug. I have to say that I am beyond still in love with it. Seriously. I didn't know it was possible to have such feelings for a rug, but I do.  And, it has held up great, despite Figgy scratching his claws on it (shag rugs hide way more flaws). It's also survived someone (not me!) dropping an entire mug of coffee on it. After some tears, yes I cried over my rug, I purchased Spot Shot carpet cleaner. Miracle product. You would never know there had been a spill. (You can see the original post with the rug here.)
 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Red Glazed Painted Vintage Bench

I'm totally not ready for you Monday. Don't you despise weeks that start like that? I have so much to do today and just want one more day before I tackle it all.
 
Now that the weather has greatly improved the list of projects that need to be completed have significantly grown (I think my front door area will be getting a little refurbish for one). Also, I have had better luck hunting down furniture. All you furniture painters out there did you seriously struggle this past winter to find furniture like me?
  
One piece I recently found and finished was this fantastic vintage bench.
 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Updated Antique Work Table

Morning everyone! Today is my birthday. It always leaves me with mixed emotions. It's an odd mix of thankfulness and sadness. Completely weird, I know. And, yes. I was definitely that kid who hated having Happy Birthday sung to her at a party.
 
Anyway, I recently finished this antique work table and I am completely in love.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DIY Speckled, Wooden Eggs

You all already know that I love white/cream and natural elements and this weekend I created these rustic speckled eggs that fit the bill and are perfect for a spring display.
 
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Vintage Hide Rug & Spring Entry

I have awesome news! I think it may actually be spring here in the northeast! Finally, this weekend the last little patch of snow melted and the birds have started nest making. It's all very exciting, but I totally know it may not be for good. My birthday is in a few days and, once as a child, my parents had to postpone my birthday party because of...snow. I'm sadly not even kidding.
 
Anyway, I am going to embrace the wonderful weather both inside and outside right now. This weekend I added in a couple of spring touches to our entry and also came home with this fantastic vintage hide rug.