Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Blue Chair Project!

DJuggling school, work and an upcoming MOVE... I thought I would add a few projects into the mix...first up...refurbishing kitchen chairs!!! YAY! So I am pretty sloppy and quick when I paint, but for these chairs I wanted a shabby-chic look.  I used Behr paint with a medium base - I took a swatch of my favorite fabric to my local hardware store and had a custom color made. Buying a sample size to test the color, I was actually able to paint the entire set of four chairs with the 8oz jar. Needless to say I will definitely be buying the sample size paints for small projects from now on! 

Happy Painting! 
P.S. - If you like the pillow... I will be posting my “top-secret” pillow DIY project soon! 


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

As much as I love setting trends, I love following them too...



So my morning routine includes waking up around 7:30am and checking my email on my iphone ... after deleting about five monotonous emails from Bath & Body Works I was delighted to see an update from one of my favorite fashion sites whowhatwear.com.  The latest trend report (see above) read: POLKA DOTS...  needless to say I was thrilled!  I am a big fan of the print and love mixing it into my wardrobe. It is so classic yet playful.  If you are inspired, try finding the print in pieces like a top or a romper and then layering it with a neutral or even a colored solid.  A safe and stylish route to go is pairing the black and white print with red shoes, accessories, or even some red lips.


Got to love the pretty polka dot trend! 
Enjoy!
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