Monthly Archives: August 2012

28 DIY Anthropologie Knock Offs

52 Mantels Pinwhale Alphabet Tutorial / Apartment Therapy Overydyed Terai Chair DIY/ 8MM Projector Lamp DIY from I am Momma Hear Me Roar/ Ordinal Dresser DIY from East Coast Creative

Rosette Quilt DIY from Kojo Designs/ Ordinal Dresser DIY from Jilly and MiaMonogrammed Mug from Design Mom/ Zinc Letters from Sugar and Charm

Also from Burlap and Blue/ RetropolitanLife As A Thrifter/ 364 Living/ From Gardners Two Bergers

Nimbus Bedding from Made By Lex/ Rose Landscape Shade From Sassafras Salvation/ Wandering Pleats Curtains by Besserina/ Curator Table From Design Sponge

Rose Landscape Lamp Shade from Another Crafty Day, Also The Painted Home/ Antique Mirror from Home Hear Craft/ Ruffle Shower Curtain from Taylor Made, also Sister View

Toorie Curtains from Huckleberry Prairie/ Orimono Pillow from Glue Gun Craft/ Secret Silhouette Shade from Retropolitan/ Jute Hurricane from Hymns and Verses

One Lump or Two Lamp from Vintage Revival/ Beautiful Bolster Pillow from Prudent BabyRanunculous Swirl Shade from Mama says Sew/Tree of Life Wall Art from A Crummy Home

Georgina Bedding from Besserina/ Ruffle LampShade from Just a Girl/ Reverse Ordinal Dresser fron Red Hen Home/ Caged Pendant Light fron Ashley Ann Photography 


Fall Fashion Wish List

You are never too old for back to school shopping. This fall I really want to get back to the basics.  Skinnies with boots and flats and interchangeable tops. Also hunter green is everywhere and I can’t get enough of it. This season I want to focus on getting classics. The perfect boots, the perfect trench etc.

I’m on day 45 of my goal not to shop for 60 days and I’m not as anxious to go shopping as I thought I’d be.  Not shopping has made me take a look at the clothes that I do have and appreciate them more. I appreciate the things that I splurged on that have lasted or is the perfect fit. This makes me want to hold off for better crafted pieces, so my itch to go shopping has turned into a more calculated effort to earn the nicer pieces I will have for years.

Items (clockwise from top left):

Middleton Fitted Dress/ H&M Forest Green Mohair Sweater/ H&M Floral Print Blouse/ Modcloth Fern By Heart Dress/ Madewell Denim Boyshirt/ Khaki Trench Coat/ Archive Leather Boot/ Levi’s Demi Curve Skinny Jean in Black/ Hollister & co. Skinny Jeans/ Vera Wang Lavender Lara Flat/ Zara Leather Court Shoe/ Amy Green Drape Collar Jacket/


Fall Home 2012

I am loving the new Fall 2012 furniture and accessories lately. I frequently peruse West Elm, Anthropologie and Crate and Barrel and so when I say their new items last week I fell in love. Specifically, with that Kistler Sofa and the Donegal Chair. I just need one of those, a cozy blanket and some coffee and I could snuggle up and nap. I know you are thinking ‘coffee and a nap?’ But, yes. Coffee AND a nap. I can have it all!

Dark Walls

I have light grey walls in my bedroom and I love them, but when ever I see pics like this I always wish I would have gone darker. The medium to dark grey and black really make whites and colors pop. I’m thinking the next place I live in will have to have a dark wall, maybe just one though.


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DIY: Dipped Leg Sidetable

This tutorial is super easy. I think I spent more time figuring out what colors I was going to use. Originally I was thinking of an army green and gold, but I couldn’t find the perfect shade. I went for white and gold, because you really couldn’t fail with that color combo and I had some left over paint from the Fish Scale Wall Art I have done earlier in the year.

PS. Please excuse the lazy job I did painting this table white. Kinda used the bottom of the table as a pallet. I was feeling extra lazy.

For this project you will need:

Painters Tape

Spray Paint (I used gold)

Step One: Start with your table (or chair) with a base coat. I painted mine white, but you could just as easily leave it, with a natural finish

Step Two: Use painters tape to section off where you want your accent color to start.

Step Three: Paint above the tape line

Step Four: Let dry, peel off painters tape.

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