Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shower curtain inspiration?



I love the new striped shower curtains at West Elm & that got me thinking.  I can't use these shower curtains for my bedroom windows, but I bet I could paint some stripes and get a similar look. Here's a look at what I've been working on:


Stay tuned....


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Designer Wedding Cakes

With 3 girls, I will someday be 'shopping' for wedding cakes, but I wanted to show you some of these gorgeous wedding cakes that are a true work of art.  These cakes were blogged about recently on a really fun blog called  K.Lo Dot Com.  Her blog is a great mix of beauty, photography, and clothing tips.







This would be my favorite!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Affordable Greek Key Bedding

I have blogged before how much I love the greek key pattern. So while recently looking for new bedding, I stumbled upon this comforter set:


And who would have thought to find it here!!
Happy Monday!


Friday, March 25, 2011

A quick fix & TGIF

I've had these books stacked here cover less for awhile & realized that I no longer have these colors in my great room:


Time to get out my fun chandelier wrapping paper from the Gap & give these books a more uniform look:






Don't you love a quick fix?!

Wishing you all a fun filled weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In need of leopard flats?

I've been shopping lately for new leopard flats and have looked everywhere. I found a great pair @ Dillards but a bit on the pricey side for this fun accessory:

Sperry Leopard...$90.

So, the best place I found to find your new favorite, reasonably priced, leopard flats was H&M:

$12.95.....that works!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Table Update

Yikes, another table gets the white treatment.  My family is worried that if they stand still long enough, they will be painted white. This (faded) sofa table is in our finished basement at the bottom of the steps where it is a little dark so I figured this would help lighten up the area.  I used the same white paint/primer that I used on all of our trim upstairs.  Here is the before:

That vase is going to get a change up soon too!


Get out the paint & paper plates....


After:




Love my marble horse head bookends!




Did I mention I love to paint?! Total cost: $0
Happy Monday!

I am linking up to Metamorphis Monday. Click below to see lots of great before/afters:





Friday, March 18, 2011

"Why do you Blog?"

Have you ever been asked this question? I seem to be getting this question lately & thought I'd list my top 5 reasons for blogging:

1).  Blogging forces me to learn.  I have to learn how to put a favicon on my blog or learn new ways to modify the html so that it does what I want it to. This gives me a buzz when I figure it out.

2). Blogging inspires me to do more to my house. I get inspired from so many other bloggers and their tips & tricks on how to paint, cook and use of fabric. It also is a great way to keep track of projects, resources and the date completed.

3). Blogging encourages me to cook. So many bloggers have posted so many fun & easy recipes that are fun to try.

4). Blogging encourages me to think before I throw something out. 'How can I change that so that it has an updated look?'.

5). Blogging has made me appreciate the value of thrifting. Now I have an appreciation of Goodwill and other thrift stores and the benefits they provide for our community, not to mention all the bargains to be had.

There are lots of other reasons but those are my main reasons. Why do you blog?

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Latest on Cincinnati Craigslist

Check out some of the latest goods out on Craigslist:










And for the funniest entry out there, how about a wolf table or 2?



Click here if you want to download CraigsEasy which makes searching Craigslist much easier!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Paint

I've been painting again & this time in the master bathroom. Just a quick fix with some leftover paint.  This is the Valspar paint & primer I am using and hoping it will cover as well as it did in the diningroom:

Granite Dust

 Here are the "before" pictures:




And after 1 coat of the Valspar paint/primer:



This vanity used to be a golden oak color but it was painted too awhile back....forgot to take before pics! 


I love paint and the Valspar primer/paint together is amazing!