Sunday, March 25, 2012

Faux inlay bone DIY




Remember this faux inlaid bone console table that Kristen hand painted?

I love how it turned out and I REALLY wanted to try my hand at it. (I blame the pregnancy hormones)

I have a pair of round mirrors that I thought would be perfect for this DIY, here was my inspiration picture:
Source: google.com via Katie on Pinterest



And here is my version.



I may end up going over the white parts with a darker glaze just so it's not so stark but I'm going to give it a few days and then decide.


Is it perfect? No way.

Can you tell it's hand painted and not inlaid bone? Sure.

Am I happy with how it turned out? Yes!

I couldn't ever afford a real piece so this substitute is fine by me. I'll post pictures of the pair of them together soon, we've been working on rearranging the whole living room and everythings a mess right now.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Quiet Time

Source: flickr.com via Katie on Pinterest

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Refined" Snake pillow?


(via March/April 2012 Lonny and ModernSauce blog)

Did you see this in the newest issue of Lonny?? $3,745 for a snake pillow??? It costs a full two hundred dollars MORE than that wing chair!!

In the words of Mugatu, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" 

Who in the world spends $3800 on a snake pillow??? I seriously want to know WHO DOES THAT?!

If you feel the need to own a snake pillow do this instead and save yourself $3,742.50



(Tie snakes made by my mother-in-law for our boys)

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Dad is THE best!!

He spent this morning, his day off, installing some light fixtures for us. It is no easy task. Just imagine that everything that could go wrong, usually does. The people we bought this house from were CRAZY not suited for DIY anything, especially installing light fixtures. So, like I said my Dad is the best!Especially considering that I have new fixtures for almost every room in the house and will be putting him to work again in the near future. Love you Dad!!

First up we have this pendant in the kitchen, which is a little reminiscent of the Hicks pendant.


I still want to get an Edison bulb for it, much more cool looking that a standard white one.


He also put this number up in our master bedroom.....an awesome garage sale find for $17!!!





I love the arrow shape of the acrylic pieces!




Do you spy the new art in our room too??

Over the weekend I finished up the two paintings for our room and framed them. Here are some close ups.







Can't wait to get the rest of this room done and it may be sooner rather than later. We're toying with the idea of stripping that awful wall of wallpaper while Stanley is off this weekend. We'll see if I can talk him into it!   ; )

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Look for less: ABC carpet and home Color Reform Rugs

Raise your hand if you've drooled over these rugs???

I know I have, they are absolutely beautiful!

They take old worn out carpets, neutralize the color and dye them with an over-saturated color. The carpets they use were unusable vintage rugs –  unusable because the color had worn out in spots, not because the carpets themselves were worn. The newly dyed versions can be used on a wall or a floor.

ABC carpet and home Color Reform rugs start price of $799 (their website is down right now but that price was taken from here.)










While I really appreciate the skill that goes into "recycling" these rugs, I found an AWESOME substitute for those of us who can't spend a years salary on one rug. Yay!!

Home Decorators Euphoria Area Rug in blue, also comes in red and gray!

9'10"x12'10"  $599 (with free shipping right now!)




By the way my little slice of blogtopia celebrated it's one year birthday last week! Can't believe I've been blogging for a year now!!


Update: Reichel at Copy Cat Chic featured this post today along with an updated ABC rug in a similar size/color. Thanks Reichel!

Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF........

Oh how I wish that were true! This is not Friday for me. You see my hubs doesn't get weekends off. He gets two days off (usually) during the week but they are RARELY back to back. So for all of you who have Monday-Friday jobs and get to spend the whole weekend with your family...........I am SO jealous!!!!!

Next weekend, however he is taking (fingers crossed) a four day weekend and it can't come soon enough. In order to take the time off he is working straight through this weekend and coming week. It's going to be a long week!

In other news, things are starting to come together around the old casa Waddell. I have a ton of projects on my plate right now but at least I am making progress.....slow and steady wins the race, right?! I'm going to be stripping a vintage dresser soon and I think I am going to try my hand at liming it.

Source: google.com via Katie on Pinterest









So beautiful!!!

Have any good tutorials/advice for me? I really love the look but I'm a little worried because I have no clue what kind of wood this dresser is made out of. It's not particle board or anything (it's vintage Thomasville) but it may have some kind of veneer. I guess I'll find out soon enough.

Oh and remember this hardware? It will be going on the dresser when I'm done.





Can't wait to get it all done!

Also looky what I found.

$87.30-They also come in a black/dark finish.




Although I'm not loving the finish (Rub n' Buff to the rescue!!) I think this is a great budget friendly look-a-like to the Circa Lighting sconces we've all seen everywhere!!
Source: google.com via Katie on Pinterest





Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

By the way, what do you think of Pinterest's new layout??

I kind of love it, SO much better than timeline on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nursery sneak peek

Just a little teaser.......since there is nothing else in the room right now.





Also check out what's new at Urban Outfitters......



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pillow love

Both from JC Penney

Heart pillow $25




Black and white geometric pillow $15


Monday, March 12, 2012

Lately

Well, it's safe to say that I am definitely nesting right now. Been really busy around the house, cleaning, organizing and of course painting (do I ever stop?)

I should be done painting the nursery tomorrow and I just finished the hallway last week. I also was able to snag my Dad for a few hours and have him hang a chandelier in our dining room (thanks Dad!!). My father and mother in law bought me this for my birthday last year.





I loved everything but the shades, so I took them off and added these navy box pleated shades, which I got for a steal.





Here she is all hung up. Please excuse the peeled wallpaper and hideous faux rock in the background-future projects. The light needed to be hung over the table more and while I'd like to move the whole box, that just wasn't in the budget. Next best thing? Swag it. I still need to touch up the black cord with some gold paint but at least it is up.



               



My sweeties eating dinner....Phin is such a ham for the camera!





I love it!

Really makes me want to finish the rest of the kitchen/dining room....ah, all in good time.


By the way this is what I'm looking like these days, 25 weeks and counting! :)





Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quiet Time





Jeremiah 29:11-13
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

Hope you had a blessed Sunday, despite losing an hour!  ; )

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Latest Pins

Here are some of my latest pins to look at while I'm MIA for the rest of the week.

I'm working my butt off (not literally...too bad!) around our house and my to do list is getting smaller and smaller! Yay for nesting!!!! :)













Source: houzz.com via Katie on Pinterest



See you next week, have a great weekend!!!