A Craigslist Find, Your Thoughts on Entry
- Published on Saturday, 23 June 2012
Here are two of my most recent finds, but believe me, there are more… which I’ll show you in other posts, later. But, today, let’s look at a chair that I found for our entry! And, a railroad crossing sign (the real deal with bullet holes and everything).
I’m creating a little vignette, but obviously, it’s just kind of thrown tog...
Four Hands Big Sale!
- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012
Four Hands, in Austin, is having one of their big sales that they do a few times a year this weekend! I went to the early bird sale today. Being new to Austin, I had never been to FH. Amazing stuff! It’s mostly Restoration Hardware style and I love that style! The sale had awesome prices. Let me share some of what I saw and wi...
Giveaway from Simply Spray!
- Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012
After a 5 week series on Simply Spray’s upholstery spray paint, I’m teaming up with Simply Spray to offer two cans of upholstery spray paint, in the color of your choice, to a lucky winner!
Their product line includes some fun items such as fabric paint, stencil paint, glow in the dark paint, fake blood paint, and even paint made for...
Craft Room at New House
- Published on Wednesday, 20 June 2012
I’ve been using what I had to create a craft room in one of the bedrooms of the new house.
Let’s see the old craft room that we had our home in AZ, as it used many of the same elements. However, it has definitely changed some!
Then, here is the office/ craft room in the rental in Austin, between homes. As the room configuration and...
Tips for Having Furniture Custom Made
- Published on Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Yesterday, I took my readers through the journey of how I ended up with our dining table, the bumps along the way and how custom can actually be less expensive in many cases.
Have you had any custom (by custom I mean made just for you, according to your needs) furniture made?
Below is a photo of a custom sofa table that we had made...
A Custom Made Dining Table – The Journey
- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012
With each project I do, I try to learn and grow and come out being able to do the next one better. I think this is a good attitude in life.
Of course, when it’s possible, I prefer to learn from others who have walked through something before me. So, in that spirit, I’m sharing the saga of our beautiful new...
Delft University Library Desk
- Published on Saturday, 16 June 2012
With us starting to think about our office space and what we want to do with it, desks are starting to grab my attention. This desk is pretty amazing. I couldn’t help but stare for a while.
The architecture library at Delft features this awesome desk made from used books.
Pretty creative, huh? What other...
Check it Out – Our New Custom Dining Table
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Our new dining room table was delivered last night! Here is how it looks in the room.
Below is our inspiration photo from Restoration Hardware that I shared with you here, and the finished product.
And, so you can see why how it compares to the tape we used to mark it’s footprint while deciding on measurements.
And, here it is with a...
Simply Spray Series – Painting Upholstery – Week 5
- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012
It’s time for my conclusions about Simply Spray’s upholstery paint.
We’re on the last week of the series. Next week, we’ll have a giveaway for two cans of upholstery spray paint, so be sure to enter!
✓Week 1 – Introduction
✓Week 2 – Painting a pillow
✓Week 3 – Painting pool umbrellas
✓Week 4 – Painting a patio furniture set
Design Tip – Scale
- Published on Sunday, 10 June 2012
One of the most common problems when decorating a room is scale. Let’s say you want to make sure that the tv console doesn’t look too small with the sofa, or the lamps too short on the end table.
Have you ever purchased something that you thought would be bigger or that just wouldn’t fit in the room the way you thought? Then what? ...