Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'll be Back!

I'm headed out Notebook Readers...taking a nice long summer vacation with my family and some friends. Heading to a small island off the coast of Long Island, NY.
 
Davis Park, Fire Island, NY
 
Fire Island, NY
 
If you ever get to go please do...it will change your outlook on what a vacation should be.
 
 
I'll be back the 28th!
 
 
Happy Summer People!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Finds...Twisted Aristocrat!!!!

I am soooo happy to hare this new vendor in the boutique! Twisted Aristocrat! Check out some of their goods...
 
 
 

tassels!!!

 
love these funky bracelets
 
 
leather twisted necklaces!!!!
 
So if you are local...stop in and check it out!
 
4216B Howard Ave
Kensington | MD
20895
 
or if you see something you like email me!!!
 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Create a Stencil and get painting!

I love a fun stencil and granted they aren't that expensive...Id rather make I myself! Here is a "how to" to make a quatrefoil stencil!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I used a bowl, a piece of cardboard, a ruler, and a pencil/marker to create my stencil
 
 
 
I measured out the square first then traced the bowl in the middle of each side of the square


 
 
I cut it out with scissors or you could use an exacto knife as well


 
 
Then got painting! I used a chip brush because I was painting on cinder block walls, which is never easy!
 
The color I used is called Fun n Games Ben Moore! Just makes the space happy!
 
 
Tomorrow is Friday...Boy and I are beach bound! Happy Summer!
 
Enjoy your day people!  


 


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LIVE COLORFUL & GET CREATIVE

First things first...I've been slacking this summer on my daily blogging! Being pregnant, getting the house together, bringing in new items to he boutique, and running my biz...lets just say I have been a bit crazy! Thanks for still coming back to read people!
 
 
OK back to my post today! I created this wall in the studio last week as an inspiration wall for clients to take a look at when they are getting furniture painted. It was fun and easy! I used a simple white frame and color samples! Check it out!
 
 
 
 
so fun right?
the outside frames feature finishes: high gloss, semi gloss, satin, eggshell, matte, and flat
 
It was missing something so I added our hashtag #livecolorful
 
 
 
 
Happy Hump Day Notebook Readers! Live Colorful!!!!
 
 
 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

 
Bloomin' cherry pie table! This pie table was brown and ugly(and I'm kicking myself because I don't have a before) bit now the color is bright and vibrant! It is more like a raspberry!
 

 
 
If you have a dull piece of furniture that you want to freshen up contact McNamara Design!!!
 
 
Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

China Cabinet Before & After

I am obsessed with our new china cabinet! Well its very old...it was my grandfather's! I painted it and now its time to fill...
 
 
 
 
 
 
layered with china piece, Herrond, dishes, and pictures!
 
TIP: I love using coffee books to give items in the back some height!
 
 
 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Creative Cross

Boy and I are on a budget for the nursery...and so I have painted some artwork and created some fun decor. One decor item I made was a ribbon cross...check it out!
 
 
So easy and simple
 
 
 
I screwed in screws into a piece of wood I had painted white. I created a cross shape, then wrapped gold ribbon around to make the cross
 
 
 
 
And I tied a bow at the bottom :)
 
Go get creative people!
 
Happy Short Week!




 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Finds...Faux Malachite Accent Wall

I sit in front of the kitchen and bathroom at the studio and was tired of looking at a white wall...so check out what I created yesterday...
 
a faux malachite accent wall
 
 
here is what a malachite crystal looks like...
 
 
 
here is the wall!
 
 
 
And some still pics...
 
 
 
 
HAPPY FRIDAY PEOPLE! Go get creative this weekend!
 
 
 
 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gettin into the Mood!

Hey Notebook readers! Hope all is well and everyone is settling into summer. I know I have! With baby on the way and the heat & huminity gaining on us here in Washington I happy to be indoors getting projects done! Aside from projects we have been having really fun classes at the studio!
 
 
This past week we had a mood board class! Check it out!
 
 
 
 
 
drinks and apps provided...and a good stack of home decor magazine to get the class started!


 
one of the final products!
 
 
so many creative people we had attend! Love how each board is so different!
 
 
 
So if you are interested in signing up for a class head over to www.reganandmeaghan.com ! Fun classes all summer and more to come in the Fall!
 
Happy Thursday!