Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Remember me??

So yea it's been like 2 weeks, I have no excuse....but I have gotten some stuff done believe it or not, in between work, snotty kid, tornadoes and family being in town. I FINALLY painted the den with help from my a couch off craigslist that I hope to slipcover {if anyone has advice for a slipcover that looks decently custom that I can tweak I would love to go that route over making one!!!} and got a new tv for the finished armoire which is no longer abrasively orange {post on this in due time}.

Today I want to share a sneak of my mom and dad's study reno. My dad is an engineer and my mom is a landscape designer, so they are filled with DIY awesomeness. I mentioned that they bought those antique heart pine shutters from that estate sale. Well, it is coming along quite nicely. What started out as a plain in what was the formal living room, is now becoming a wall of built in desk and shelving to become a lovely study.

Here is a shot of the stained shutters. They line the wall and are used as the side panels that form the shelving unts. My dad framed them out with different moldings. Mom decided to white wash the pine, since they were distressed with so much character, and she did the trim in a glossy white.

And here on Easter Sunday is my presh babe in front of the project. The shelves are in place, trim painted, desk formed and that light piece of stone on the right is the color granite they are going with for the desktop.

Cannot wait to share the finished project. I love my wonderful DIY parents! 

Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The rug of all trendy rugs!

Ok, so everyone in blog land knows much of these hot trends in rugs right??  The chevron, cow hide, black and white....well I am in freaking love with this guy, a 3-in-one beauty! Cowhide herringbone in black and white!!!

from Horne for $1280

It also comes in a very perfect monochromatic design called "Milk" and other quilted hide designs.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Land's End Friends & Family Event **ENDS TODAY**

 I have been eyeing a pillow over at LE for a while and today during my weekly stalk, I found not only is it on sale BUT it's Family and Friends time! 30off ANDDDD free shipping!

Promo Code: FAMILYSHARE and PIN: 6319

Here's what I got, awesome Ikat chevron pillow!
 Total: $19.24

I also adore this great geo rug, but not sure how it would clean with a 1 year old and her juice spillage. It's hand woven/hand printed and lovely.

 Go buy yourself something nice!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm a Basketcase {Cage Lanterns}

I am going to attempt to make these babies because Lord knows I don't have $400 to spend on them!

Lazy Susan
I have an art degree, a few artistic metalsmithing classes under my belt, and some ridiculous DIY we will see how this goes. First will attempt to thrift up some goodies, then will be getting down and dirty with some wire and solder on what I can't find ready made. 

Some other inspirations.
Hudson Goods

Enjoy your week!

Friday, April 1, 2011

One down....kinda

All but the back of the cushion of one of the occasional chairs, that's pretty much finished right?! Can I PLEASE say it's finished??
Never ever give yourself a big project of multiples. I've only attempted to upholster once prior and that wasn't a shining moment for me and my MANUAL staple gun {friggin idiot} I can't count the days that have passed as I saw the other chair and thought, well crap!

So yes, one down kinda, and one to go. Headed to hopefully purchase a gently used world market loveseat tonight that I found off of CL. 

Babysteps. This room will eventually come together.

Speaking of babies...