Wednesday, November 23, 2011

oh, craigslist, how i love thee!

Keepsake's Line/model is stamped inside the drawer
This is a VINTAGE piece, circa 1960s . . . Just check the hardware
GREAT condition! Clean! Mid century Americana
Mirror has scroll on top (check picture) Table has a switch light inside for the lower glass stained shelving (wiring is shown in the picture)
Table dresser -- 20"L by 30"W by 28.5"H
Mirror stands -- 41"H
Table dresser with mirror -- 69.5"H

I found this dresser via craigslist for $75 buckaroos! YAY! Isn't she pretty? I have this particular Young House Love DIY destined for her and this dreambook design DIY for her legs cause she's just a smidge too short. I also found the vessel sink, sink faucet and chandelier i want to buy for her. I think at this point i want her to go in the hallway bathroom......

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today is my 28th birthday and i can't believe i'm so close to 30 now. I never thought the years would fly by so quickly, but i'm so very blessed and lucky to be where i am today.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

pillow talk

I found this great flower pillow diy, check it out here. And i also found an amazing new blog to follow!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

wainscoting, crown moulding, and more!

You remember this? Ok, well the BF is going to (hopefully) turn them into something like this or this. Our version will probably include some wainscoting, cabinet doors sans glass and these door knobs and handles.
wainscoting of choice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

custom photo mats

I have a couple of frames from ikea that aren't the right size, ("right size" for me), photo mat. I'd been killing myself trying to find a way to make the mats work with my art, but i had no luck. It wasn't until i remembered the magic of youtube. I knew i'd be able to find instructions on how to do this on a dime. YAY!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

chair inspiration

do you remember these chairs? yeah, they're the chairs i picked up in oaktown the day my car broke down.The chairs are totally worth having gone through that fiasco. anyway, i finally realized what i want to do with them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

mirror frame diy

mirror frame diy instructions found here


I REALLY like this rug!

nightstand update

remember my nightstand inspiration i wrote about yesterday? well, i couldn't wait to get home and get my hands dirty. So, here it is after a good sanding.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

bedding and nightstand inspiration

My sister and i exchanged bedroom sets. I gave her my ultra modern ikea hopen bed with matching nightstands and dresser. I got her ikea noresund bed frame and I love it! I also received a set of louis dresser and nightstands. I'm so excited to redo everything except for the bed!
These items have helped me narrow down my bedroom style, french country mixed in with vintage industrial! When i saw this bedroom here I immediately fell in love. It has the right amount of  girliness, it's not over the top.

Monday, July 18, 2011

bathroom storage

I've been having issues with bathroom storage lately. Pedestal sinks are not storage friendly and it's becoming quite a hassle. I found something that might work for me at IKEA, the IKEA RONNSKAR Sink Shelf

sunburst mirror

I DIY'ing a sunburst mirror that i got a my favorite thrift store.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

credenza update

Last time we left off this is what she looked like. I sanded her down again with a fine grit sanding block and cleaned her off. She's now nice and smooth and ready for final color.

this is only a chair test!

Look what i did! I sanded down one of my dining room chairs and primed it. What do you think? It's part of my plan.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Isn't this beautiful? You can make one too by following the steps here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

hanging art

front yard mini garden

time to start thinking about what my front yard should look like. The front yard tree is going to be removed soon, yay! I'm finally going to be able to beautify my front yard.
my front yard is a total mess at the moment, see? i've got to remove all of the scalloped red brick edging, yuck!

my primed credenza

i know these pictures are pretty bad, but i'm too excited to show you what i've been up to with my credenza.

primed? (check!)

The kitchen cabinets have been primed!!!! sorry for the horrible pictures, i forgot my camera at my parents house. do you remember what they looked like before? take a look here.

Monday, July 11, 2011

cool beads!

Isn't this chandelier fun? You can make your own, follow the DIY steps here!

Friday, July 8, 2011

exterior updates in mind....

this is what my house looks like at the moment. (photos courtesy of google maps)

kitchen planning

My kitchen inspiration
Ok, the BF and I are planning everything out for the kitchen renovation. i need the following items: dishwasher, gas range/stove, over the range microwave, sink, garbage disposal, and faucet. I've been searching the internet for the best deals and i always come back to two locations: Home Depot and Overstock.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

lighting & mailboxes

i've been searching for the right solar powered wall sconces for my front yard/garage area. Why solar powered? 1. i've got to save energy and $$ 2. No electrical wiring available in that area and i'm not gonna rewire anything! I probably would benefit from learning, but i don't have the time or patience to learn how to do all that. I found these two lamps that I think may look nice.

Hampton Bay Wall-Mount Outdoor Solar Light Fixture

Thursday, June 30, 2011

pouffin' love

Make your own pouf by following these instructions!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I just revamped the look of my blog, TA-DA!
I also made a "Grab my button box" using this tutorial by Manic Mother

Monday, June 13, 2011

credenza strip

Paint Thinner
Paint Brush
Safety Glasses
After 1

After 2

After 3


heavenly burlap

I just bought burlap to reupholster my dining table chairs, they're gonna look amazing!

Friday, June 10, 2011

obsessed with rosettes!!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Isn't this a beautiful and serene, space? I want this kind of feel in my bedroom. the layout is the same i just have to round up the right colors and accessories that fit my taste. I found this picture here.

rug experience

I've seen so many rug makeovers all over the blogosphere, but none got my attention like this one did. Shelley at House of Smith's shared this great guide to her awesome DIY experiment.
These are the colors i've chosen for my project. What do you think?
"Dinner Mint" and "Feather White" for the horizontal stripes and "Youthful Coral" for the border.

rug in original state

Monday, June 6, 2011

stencil much?

i think a stencil will appear in the near future.....-

kitchen update

I bought these knobs at cost plus world market and spray painted the gold accent silver, they look great. I'll post the DIY guide later.


I bought these pulls for these pieces of furniture I'm going to renovate soon.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


my first DIY!!!!!

OK, my first DIY is FINALLY here!
I bought these tables at the goodwill for 12.99 each. You like 'em? When I saw them I knew I had to take them home and show them some love. I followed Centsational Girl's how-to-paint guide, take a look!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

replace it!

I have to replace the door in the entertainment room that leads out to the backyard and i have no idea how to do it. I was lucky to find this DIY at Dream Book Design.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

curtain wall in master bedroom

i'd like to try putting up a curtain across my wall in the master bedroom. I think i might have to try this and buy these to hold up my curtains.

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