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Thursday, April 25, 2013

when grosgrain and upholstery tacks get married…

I’ve been wanting to pimp my entry for a while now, especially after I saw this image…
Then doing my usual morning Pinterest scan I saw this image (thank you Elizabeth)
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Isn’t it lover-ly!!  Well, it was just the kick in the ass I needed…crazy as it is, I had the supplies on hand…
grosgrain ribbon and upholstery tacks around doorways
Bam!  It’s not as pretty as the green but I do love it so…
grosgrain ribbon and upholstery tacks around doorways
The upholstery tacks I had are small, maybe one day I’ll upgrade to a 1” but for now it’s just fine…
grosgrain ribbon and upholstery tacks around doorways
Here’s where I need some help…I didn’t do around the front door because I’m not sure whether to paint it all black, frame and door, or go ahead and do trim and tacks…
thoughts?
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Friday, April 19, 2013

she has arrived…

Yippee!!  I have a rug
Here’s a refresher of the room before…
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And now…
Rugs USA Beaumont Adileh Natural Rug
Whoop whoop!!
I love it, and it passed the let’s procrastinate moving the furniture back softness test…
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What a difference a rug makes…
Rugs USA Beaumont Adileh Natural Rug
this room is chugging along…

Thursday, April 18, 2013

hello Mr. Fox…

I finally got around to getting the pillows done for the window seat in the man room…
excuse the quality of photos, I’m tired of waiting for the sun to shine…
window seat with cushion and pillows
I had originally had the spotted pillows on the couch but they work better on the window seat, plus I needed three and two were already done…
waverly "spot on" and spoonflower uncle reynard small cameo
I love the fox…so dapper!!
waverly "spot on" and spoonflower uncle reynard small cameo
I love the quality of the Spoonflower fabrics I ordered, but I will say they took quite a while to get…I’m not sure if this is normal or not but I would take that into consideration when ordering from them…

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

the little table that could…

So sad when a piece of furniture is cast aside…such potential it has, begging for someone to rescue it before the big trash truck hauls it away to the landfill…
vantiy chair /side table
This took A LOT of elbow grease…I’m pretty sure I sanded my fingerprints off and that was after stripping the paint…
As far as I’m concerned, it was worth it…
TA-DA!!
refinished table
Stripped, stained and lacquered…major styling still needs to happen…
and she got her gold slippers…
stained table with gold feet
So much better than the table I had here before

Friday, April 12, 2013

manly man room art…

I've finally gotten some things hung on the big ass blank wall in the man room
before…
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work in progress…
gallery art wall
The skis were the hubby’s when he was young…he still refers to them lovingly as “Red Lightning”
water skis wall art
The photos were taken by yours truly when we went to Texas over the summer, it’s  Palo Alto canyon, second largest to Grand Canyon…
photos with large matting
I got the mats cut within an hour at Creative Coldsnow for $4.50 each!! 
And then, the beloved bacon flag from Fab
bacon flag art from Fab.com
Still need to add something above it, hang  my Schnitzelbank fabric on the other side and call it a day…
gallery art wall

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

the little corner…

I realized I haven’t shown you my painted Chippendales…
Before…
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And now…
(I’m assuming in my lifetime those cords will be hidden!!)
green Chippendale chairs
The table will be replaced with my newly acquired treasure
green Chippendale chairs
green Chippendale chairs
baby steps… excruciatingly, painfully slow baby steps…hopefully my new rug will make it feel more complete!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

dumpster diving…

Well technically it was a driveway but I don’t think “driveway diving” is a thing…

I had to stop by my friend’s house and on the way home I spied a little table/vanity seat on the end of a driveway…

After a U-turn and double checking the homeowners weren’t looking out their windows I threw it in the trunk…

tv table

I will admit this is my first time taking trash off a driveway…and it was a little nerve wracking…

tv table top

Poor girl has seen better days…I’m thinking of stripping her down and staining with the possibility of some gold slippers…not sure what plan B will be

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

momma’s new rug…

I finally bit the bullet and bought a rug for the family room…of course I was very sneaky and have yet to tell the hubby…
Thanks to Jenny I got the style of rug I’ve been eyeing for quite some time…
family room rug
It’s 7 x 11, which for the price  was a hella of a deal!!  It will ship in 8-10 days so I better start working on my sell to the hubby when it arrives…