Thursday, August 30, 2012

People & Places

I love having friends that live in different places.
To the mountains I go!!

White Mountain by Brandi Strickland - Available Here 

Thanks Kris for letting me come crash!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DIY | Chicken Wire Frames

DIY: Chicken Wire Frames

Seven Simple Steps:
Frame Construction
1. Attach the four corners of the pre-grooved stretcher strips. I added a touch of wood glue to each of the corners for reinforcement.
2. For additional ornamental detail I added wood appliques to each of the corners and attached them with the wood glue.   
3. For the paint cover I used a gold metallic spray paint - it took two coats.
Chicken Wire Attachment
4. Turning the frame to the back, lay the chicken wire flush on the frame.    
5. Attach the chicken wire by stapling along the edge if the frame. 
6. By using the wire cutters, trim the excess wire netting. 
Hanging Information
7. I used Command strips to attach my frames to the wall, however you could use any other method(nails or screws). Attach photos, prints or jewelry to the frame with clothes pins or by simply tucking it into the wire. 

Enjoy your new frames and your Wednesday!
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chicken Wire Chic

My bedroom was in desperate need of some color on the walls...
I love art and personal photos, but my delay in hanging them is the fact that my walls are old & like to crack as soon as a nail goes in them.
My solution: Chicken Wire Frames!!!
The project was less than $25.00 and I get to hang multiple photos and prints without the mess of all the nails(and cracks)in the walls.
  Put up the "how-to" soon!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! xo
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Friday, August 24, 2012

In The Corner

Stumbled upon these pretties yesterday...
 I love to see every part of a home 
{even small nooks and corners} 
chicly styled.

Images via More Design Please
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy...

Borrowed from here.

It is only hump day and I am exhausted!!!
First day of my LAST semester of school was Monday(kinda depressing) 
very exciting news...
I got offered a fall/winter visual display internship with Anthropologie.
Yes, Anthropologie!
Started the internship on Monday and it is AMAZING...
didn't know I could fall even more in love with the store than I already am...
but it is sooooo happening!
Lots of goodies and pics to share... just got to regroup and organize this weekend!
 Talk to you soon! xo 
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY | Ruffled Lace Pillows

DIY: Layered Lace Pillow

Six Simple Steps:
Pillow Base
1. Seam rip the BLADVASS pillowcases in half - you are only going to use the back pieces. You can save the other halves for another project!
2. Layout the KNOPPA flat sheet and cut out two rectangles(use the BLADVASS patterned pieces as your sizing guide).
Ruffle Prep
3. Cut 10 strips measuring approximately 25" x 4" out of the remaining KNOPPA flat sheet and the scrap lace. I cut 6 strips from the flat sheet and 4 lace strips, but obviously you can switch these out and/or choose different layering materials. 
4. Attach the 10 strips to the white pieces you cut out in Step 2 - START AT THE BOTTOM(trust me). Alternate the lace and the solid fabric to keep the pillow uniform. 
5. With the finished sides together(patterned side & ruffled side touching), sew the three sides together.
6. Slip the pillow form in and VOILA you're done!

Happy Sewing Sunday!
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Frill

Some of my favorite things include:
ruffles, faux fur, sequins, fringe lace
 My recent apt. project included two from the list
check out these ruffled lace pillows I whipped up...

Loving how easy and cheap they were to make! 
I will be posting a "how-to" later this weekend... so stay tuned. 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

To Come...

Print Available on Etsy Here

Getting excited about my final semester of school and all the new opportunities coming... prayers, fingers crossed and sweet thoughts are greatly appreciated! xo
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Entry Table


A new pretty place to throw my keys or apply lipgloss, on the way at the door!
I dry brushed Vaspar paint to this old table to give a fresh new look.
Here is the before/after shot: 

Happy Sunday!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Chi-Town Recap

Whew, I am back... finally... 
Here is just a peek of our trip to Chicago last weekend!

We spent too much money,
got a glimpse of Lollapolloza(totally going next year)
ate too much food... but we had a blast!!!
More pics to come... stay tuned. xoxo

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chicago Bound

Print Available on Etsy Here

On our way to the windy city!
Be back Monday... hopefully with a slammed suitcase and a lot of pretties to share. 
Have a great weekend! xoxo
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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