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
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