February 26, 2015

Fab Finds ~ Affordable Budget Friendly Kilim Rugs

Kilim rugs are all the rage right now, but if its just not in your budget to splurge on a beautiful vintage   option right now, here are some great affordable alternatives!

Great round-up  of AFFORDABLE budget friendly kilim rug options from Just The Bees Knees

February 11, 2015

DIY Faux Marble Lamp

Last year, I picked up a couple of lamps at a thrift store for $3 a piece. They were totally 90's hunter green and shiny brass, but I looked past the tackiness and decided to make them over for my guest bedroom/craft room. 

I had NO idea what to do with them. 

I sprayed painted them white for starters. Then they sat on the beside tables like that for A YEAR. Last month I finally got sick of looking at them and decided I HAD to figure out a way to make them pretty. If you follow me on Facebook, you may remember me posting a few options that I was playing around with. 

All of y'alls feed back was awesome and so much appreciated, but I just wasn't feeling either option, SO because when I'm on a creative kick, I will obsess about it until I figure it out, AND because these lamps were $3 and damn it if I wasn't going to figure out a way to use them, I scoured pinterest looking at lamps for inspiration.

Nothin. Nada. Zip. 

A few days later I was shopping (or pretending to shop with my imaginary money) on my favorite site West Elm, I came across this beaut and had an Oprah Ah-Ha moment!

Instead of focusing on the shade, I decided to make over the base to look like faux marble! Ding ding!!

I'm totally digging it. And I know a lot of you didn't care much for my tassel, and thats OK, but I'm digging that too. Even Nate Berkus has a lamp out with a tassel this season. Bloop! (Sorry...couldn't resist channeling my inner Nene Leaks.) 

To get a full appreciation for how far these lamps came, lets look at the before pic.

Told ya they were 90's! Now feast your eyes again on the after.....

Not bad for $3 lamps if you ask me!  

February 4, 2015

How to Mix Wood Tones

Have you ever inherited a beautiful piece of wood furniture that you want to incorporate into your space, but the finish doesn't match the existing wood tones in you home? Well today I'm over at Remodelaholic sharing my tips on how to mix different wood tones like a pro!

Head on over to Remodelaholic to read my full article! And don't forget to enter my current giveaway while you are at it! 

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February 2, 2015

DIY Stenciled Arrow Pillow (Paint-a-Pillow Review & Giveaway!)

Hi everyone!! I've got a really fun project (and giveaway!) for you today! 

Cutting Edge stencils make fabulous, easy to use wall and craft stencils. I used one to re-create the look of Faux Bois wallpaper in my bathroom last year, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! So when they contacted me to try out their newest product, Paint-A-Pillow, I was curious to say the least!

After check ing out their site, I was pleasantly surprised at how many uniques pillow stencils they offer. Check out a few of my favorites.
The cool thing about painting your own pillow is that the color possibilities are endless! PLUS they offer accessories such as tassels and studs to make your creation even more one of a kind. I ended up picking out the Tribal Arrows Pillow kit  and black suede tassels

The kit arrived in a neat box that doubles for a storage container for your stencil and paints. 

The Paint-A-Pillow kit comes with EVRYTHING that you need to easily paint your pillow. 

Kit Includes:

  • Stenciling frame (pat.pend.)
  • Reusable pillow stencil
  • 17”x17” Cotton pillow cover
  • Pillow insert: linen/down alternative
  • Mini roller and 1/2" stencil brush
  • Paint tray and stirring stick
  • Illustrated instructions
  • Free mini stencil and practice fabric swatch
  • One free fabric paint (choose your color above)

You can also mix the fabric paint colors together to create your own shade. I wanted to use 3 shades of gray, so I chose the Neutral Gray paint with my kit, then darkened and lightened it by mixing in a little black and white until I reached my desired shade.

January 27, 2015

Trendy Tuesday ~ Black Walls

I briefly talked about black in the home last year, and even created a nursery design with black, but a trend I'm seeing more and more of these days is black walls. Sometimes it's an accent wall, sometimes it's an entire room, but almost always these jet black walls are paired with warm woods and white. They are high contrast, warm and inviting and absolutely divine if you ask me! Take a look!

January 22, 2015

10 Fab Finds ~ January

I do A LOT of shopping and sourcing online for home decor and furniture. Whether or not its looking for something for my home, a client, or even for inspiration, I love it when I come across great finds that are actually reasonably priced! So I thought, why not pass these cool find on to you?! So here's my top 10 fab finds this month.

Looking to add some agate accessories to your decor? This one from World Market costs only $25 and would look stunning on a shelf or in a vignette. 

Looking for a cute & reasonably priced tassel throw? H&M has got you covered with this one for only $34.95
Don't overlook the sites that sell kids home decor! You would miss out on this adorable rug,

January 7, 2015

Pantones Color of the Year for 2015: Marsala

In December Pantone released it's annual pick for color of the year, and 2015 goes to Marsala! 

I'm really loving this rich, warm earthy burgundy tone, and today I'm over at Remodelaholic giving their readers some inspiration along with a few tips on how to use this color your home! I'd love for you to pop over and check out my mood board! Also, find out which colors pair best with the new color of the year. It's a lot more versatile than you think! 

Click here to be taken to the entire article, and as always, thanks for reading!

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