Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kitchens Too Pretty Too Dirty Up

I just love these! Makes me want to paint my kitchen cabinets...

Dining Room Frames Project

We had to put something on this wall, it had been bare since July 2009. So, I opted for a really cheap fix: thrift store frames. I collected a bunch of these frames, some that even had crazy mushroom paintings from the 60's, removed any/all inserts that the previous owners considered "art," and began painting. Took a few coats, but we like the results. And, it probably cost me around $15.

TIP: To hang your frames, first take a large sheet of butcher paper and roll it out on the floor or table. Then, take your frames and lay them out to get an idea of how you want them hung up on the wall. Once you've made a decision, trace the frames. Then, take that sheet of butcher paper, tape to wall (lightly), and hammer nails at the top of each outline of each frame. Once that's done, simply remove the butcher paper and hang the frames.

Yard Update

I have totally neglected this blog so I thought it might be time to post SOMETHING. All this rainy weather has me missing the beautiful weekend we had in Chattanooga a couple weeks back. Josh and I worked in the yard all weekend, and believe it or not, I actually got sunburned... yes, I'm THAT pale ;)

Here is the progress we've made with the yard:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Why Have Wallpaper...

When you can just use a stencil? These days, wallpaper is often times frowned upon, but sometimes the prints still lure interior decor enthusiasts in. Now, you can skip the wallpaper hassle (and cost) and go with a stencil design instead. Great when considering the sale of your home and what future potential buyers will think.

Here are a couple of my favorites. Thinking I might like to get one! More painting, sure, but a nice change that adds interest to an otherwise ordinary room. Found these at Enjoy!

DIY Jewelry: Hex Bracelet

Saw this on and love it, so wanted to share with you!
Learn how you can take this:

and turn it into this -- pretty!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nursery Ideas

I am headed to Atlanta this weekend to go to a baby shower in honor of some of my favorite people EVER. Here is some inspiration for you beautiful pregnants ladies out there :)

Some Serious Spring Fever

I've got it -- BAD. Can't wait to get back out in the yard! At least it looks like it's going to be a beautiful weather kind of weekend :)

(via remodelista, Lonny Magazine, & Elle Decor)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hot Off the Press - High Gloss Mag

High Gloss Magazine is a brand new operation full of gorgeous fashion, decor, and event ideas. This is a collaboration of design bloggers who have joined forces to create this little medley of all things lovely.

Here are a few photos from one of the pads that they covered in their first issue -- "glamorous" doesn't even begin to describe it!

Lovin' Your Style

Just discovered stylist Julie Sarinana via Glamour Magazine's new blogger network Young & Posh. She mixes it up, and I am digging it. The colors she combines in her outfits could also be inspiration for decor color combos.

Check her out at!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Who Needs PhotoShop...

when you can use Polyvore? This is great little site my friend showed me that allows you to create your own mood boards with clothing, jewelry, interiors, and more.
What else does a girl need?!

Here a couple of my favorites -- have yet to create my own, but you better believe I will soon!

My Friends Are FAMOUS

My good friends Matt & Sarah Ervin are featured on Every Last Detail blog today! Great engagement photos by the talented John & Lindsey Bamber of Bamber Photography -- if you're in need of a wedding photographer, these are the people to call!
Aren't they ADORABLE?!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Hallway Lantern

A score for $4 at World Market. Just had to replace what we originally had in the hallway: