Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DIY Chevron Rug

I LOVE this post from Little Green Notebook. This post was from her blog a few days ago and I had to share it with you.  One of her readers created this great chevron rug and I think we should all do the same. Here are the steps.

1. Find a jute rug either at Ikea or Homegoods (they are inexpensive and a good probability of finding one)

2. Start taping off a chevron pattern.
3. Pick out paint colors you like and start on your pattern. You can use just one color or as many as you like. This one has two colors and she is using a dry brush technique. I like the way it comes out.
4. This reader used clear tape to cover the places she left white, just in case of a little spill. Then let it dry and poof a new rug!
The total cost of this rug was about $36 dollars and about 3.5 hours of labor.
This little rug went in a nursery. I can't wait to dream up a space to put mine. What a great idea. Thanks Jenny at LGN. Here is the link to her story.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Romper Bandwagon

Ok I've given in. I really think I like some of these rompers. At first I thought they were just for little kids, but some of these are are really chic and I would definitely wear one!

*Images from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cheap Monday

You can make this Chandelier for $9!!! Click to see how.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Friday!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Palm Springs

A little pink never hurt anyone.
This amazing home was designed by Moises Esquenazi and Associates.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Beachwear

Have you ever gone to a vintage shop and found the perfect thing but never actually wanted to wear it? These swimsuits are just the thing. They are so stylish and wonderful that you wouldn't want them hidden away but it's not actually wear worthy. I think these would be so perfect in a beach house or even to add to your mix of photos around the house for the summer months. This would even make a fun summer mantle.

*Images from Apartment Therapy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer is here!

Since yesterday was the first official day of summer lets have a party!! 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cheap Monday

Today's post is from Reichel B. at Copy Cat Chic. This is a great little site that finds wonderful pieces and searches the universe to find comparable lower price options. Pretty genius. 
This is a room she redid for Better Homes and Gardens.

  1. Queen Sleigh Bed from US Mattress = $329
  2. Duvet & Bedding Set from Overstock (black) = $50
  3. 3'6" x 5'6" Rug from CSN Rugs = $120
  4. Painted Console Table from Amazon = $153
  5. Blue Throw Pillows from Esty = $20
  6. Glass Lamp from JCPenney's = $40
  7. Lamp Shade from JCPenney's = $20
  8. Wall Basket from West Elm = $29
  9. Blue Vase for Flowers from Amazon = $14
  10. Brass Chandelier from Overstock = $80
  11. Brown Drape from Target = $25
  12. Vintage Print from All Posters = $30

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day Weekend

Happy Father's Day Dad!!! You are a wonderful friend and an even better Dad. I love you. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Man Up

This morning I had to look myself in the mirror and seriously man up. I think my blog needs a little of the same, my last few posts have been super girly. So here are a few for the fellas.

*Images from Domino, Elle Decor, and Sixx Design

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Now for something a bit more refined......

Welcome to Edon Manor, a beautifully designed shoe shop in NYC. The store's creative director is Ryan Korban who discribes this space as "English country library turned chic." I couldn't agree more. The product is displayed so beautifully who wouldn't want to spend all day is this beautiful shop. I love the pops of mint green and grey.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Spirit Fabric

These fanciful prints are by Heather Ross. They would be perfect for a children's room..wait a minute they could be great for any room.

*Images from Free Spirit Fabric click to see even more fun fabrics

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cheap Monday

New Knobs! This is a really quick and easy way to update an old dresser. Here are three reasons that you should change your knobs.

1. Instant gratification, 
2. Hardly any money spent, 
3. Unique piece of furniture you love. 

* Images from Design Sponge and Anthropologie (pppst.. they have the BEST knobs)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Friday!!

I hope your weekend is filled with pretty dresses and skateboards. 



Thursday, June 10, 2010


I think the weekend is starting early for me. I got up early this morning and went out an had a cup of coffee on the patio before work. Such a nice way to start the day.

*Image from Domino Magazine

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pretty Paper

This is an awesome paper and stationary company that I found Cartolina. Please check her out, her blog is adorable.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


             You know you got it, rock it out today. 

*Image from Stockholm Street Style

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cheap Monday

Planters can be really pricey. There are some beautiful options if you are strapped for cash. These wine boxes are usually free at liquor and wine stores, sometimes they just throw them out. If you are not into the wine look, try to paint them or even wrap them with a really great graphic. You don't have to have a lot of money to have great style.

*Images from Dress Design Decor


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