Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Finds...I Hate to Alarm you!

I Hate to Alarm You...

Happy Friday People! This Friday Finds focuses on one of my childhood friends blog. If you love art then you will love this blog.

She was just featured on Nate too!!! A dream of mine that I will aspire to complete before I die...until then have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Home Decor


I love this time of year, especially living in DC/MD/VA area...its no upstate New York but our leaves do change and the crisp fall air swoops in! Here are a couple amazing fall ideas for your homes interior and exterior!

Acorn Napkin Ring
corn decoration

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Recap!

Graet Weekend! Boy and I went down to the beach for a wedding I had Saturday and we spent Saturday morning thrifting and walking the boards in Rehobeth Beach, DE! Here are a couple pics...more to come from the amazing wedding Saturday!

Funland...I was wishing it was open :( love me some games at the beach!

KUDOS Turn Up The Rad!

Much thanks for the successful turn around of my blog! Way to go! SO happy...what do you guys think? Leave any comments below!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Look out for a change!

Coming Soon....

Turn Up the Rad Creative is redoing my website and I'm pumped!

Here's a sneak peek...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Finds...SoCo Events

I would like to welcome Jen to this weeks Friday Finds! She is an event planner in the Dc area and is doing the wedding I am attending this weekend in Rehobeth, DE. This feature on her blog is of a bride who had an artist come in and complete a live painting at her wedding! And the artist is the one and only Maggie O'Neill who's wedding is this weekend...Can't wait to share pics on Monday!!! It is going to fabulous!

The Art of Weddings

Today I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite vendors perform her magic after the wedding. Maggie O'Neill, owner of O'Neill Studios hand delivered recent client (and SoCo planner extraordinaire), Bridget Reed Newby, her wedding masterpiece. We commissioned Maggie to do live painting during Bridget and Frank's rooftop extravaganza at The Hay Adams Hotel this past May. Bridget and Maggie discussed the work of art prior to the wedding, and together they decided that the bridal party, the view, and of course the happy couple would be the focus of the painting.

Not only did Bridget hire Maggie to create a timeless work of art to capture her wedding, but also entertain guests. Guests were in awe of Maggie and her amazing talent...who wouldn't be?!?!?!

Maggie hard at work! Photo Jennifer Lust

So, I was beyond excited to go to Bridget and Frank's to see the finished product, and it was better than I imagined it would be!

The finished masterpiece...I just love it!

                                                Maggie O'Neill and Bridget Reed Newby

Close up shot, can't believe the Monument, White House and Jefferson Memorial were all capture along with the beautiful bridal party!

Maggie is not only a talented artist, but my client for her June 2011wedding! I cannot wait to see what we pull off for her wedding. All I can say is she has mentioned custom made furniture, painting her own bridesmaid dresses and tonight said, "I wish the guests would have costume changes!!!". It is going to be in the words of Rachel Zoe, "BANANAS!!!".

xoxo, Jen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Set it up right!

Found these placemates for sale over at Joss & Main and I think for $40 for a set of four will spruce up any tablescape!

even for our furry friends at $19.95

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Frame and Foto of the Day!

Tan White and Navy 14x14 Picture Frame for 5x5 Photo

The frame of the day is is adorable I love the stripes! The foto of the day is of my best friend, Claire's older brother who is like my brother and his girlfriend Megan. This is from David's crab feast b-day dinner! That's what Maryland does!

Baby Baby Sweet Baby

Love doing nurseries! And I'm so excited to be doing one of my really good girlfriend and her husband's first babies room! Here is the edesign board so far!

I am rehabing an old dresser of theirs to be the babies changing table. We are going to rock a white and yellow horizontal stripes with navy pulls as the rehab!

We are also doing a DIY project to complete the babies initials above the seen here on the board. The H above the crib is painted on burlap...I will be painting in navy the babies initials framed in white inexpensive instead of paying $20 each for the letters on ETSY the project will cost us $20 total!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Frame + Foto of the Day

Love this matchstick frame! works perfect with the foto of the day! This is of boy and I at the MD v. WV game Saturday...firts game for us of the season! Boy was happy with the WV not so much Go Terps!

Tidy Up Tuesday!

Just saw these on Etsy! Such a good idea to keep all your personals organized in your purse!

Purse Organizer Insert -Shades of Green Paisley Extra Large- Check out my shop for other sizes and fabrics

Purse Organizer Insert with Enclosed Bottom - Black with White Dots -  Large - Check out shop for other sizes available

Purse Organizer Insert- Peach and Beige Damask Print- Medium- See listing for zipper pouch to match

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ikea Dresser Rehab

After rehabbing my bedroom there was still one more piece to old IKEA Hermes dresser in the brown/black finish. I used liquid sander/deglosser and began my painting project with my very own spray gun! So excited about this purchase...not only will I be able to complete projects at home but can travel anywhere with it!

Here is my air compressor but I think it may have to go back to Home Depot bc it just doesnt have enough pressure...we shall see

the Hermes IKEA dresser


removed drawers

sprayed dresser this image is only of one pass

spray the knobs yellow

final product

Turned out great! Super happy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spruce it Up!

Some of you may have seen my thrift store find of the pair of brass table lamp bases that I got for $14! I had purchased new shades for them both and they reside in my bedroom. I am happy to say they have recieved a little attention this week by adding navy blue trim to the bottom of the shades with my glue gun and it is looking great! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Missoni sale gone crazy yesterday but here is whats left...

Missoni Fabric Pentagonal Pouf - Ariana Aqua & White Zig Zag

Missoni for Target® Collection Blue Via

Missoni® Via Bath Collection
Go get your Missoni on

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bathroom's Getting some new gear!

I always search Etsy when I'm bored to find cool new items to use for my own home or others and I recently found these prints which are going to be placed in their new home my bathroom. I have butterfly prints that I actually found at the dollar store in there now and I'm excite to add these four posters framed...spelling out LIFE.

L - Bus Roll International Code Flag - You should stop your vessel instantly

Letter I - Bus Roll International Code Flag - I am altering my course to port

Letter F - Bus Roll International Code Flag - I am inoperative communicate with me

Letter E - Bus Roll International Code Flag - I am altering my course to starboard

I love the black frames, which I am happy to say I have a bunch of so no need to go and purchase! And the prints themshelves are $10 and if you buy 3 you get one free! So $30 will go a long way to change up this space!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Yellow, Grey, and Love

I am excited to unveil my new bedroom rehab later this week! And to get excited about the color palette I found some amazing design images online that fit!

The combination of subtle and bright works inself into a peaceful! Look out for the pics this week of my bedroom are my arms tired from painting yesterday!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fell in Love!

For Your Home Chippendale Sour Lime

Think this is going to look amazing as the lining in the back of my hutch!