Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Years Eve!!!

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New Years Eve Crafts Attack!

Check out this must try DIY! Glitter styrofoam balls with toothpicks! So easy and such a fun decoration!!!
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Everyone have a happy, healthy and safe NYE!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Finds...House of Smiths Genious Reno

Now this is clever Notebook Readers!
House of Smiths turned their entryway closet into a bench/storage space! Such a genious idea! For all you home owners that have unused front or back closets...or just want easy access here is your solutions!
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Happy Friday Notebook Readers!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wood Pallet Does it Again!

I've blogged about wood pallets a couple times...people have come up with most creative uses to recycle this product that seems to be tossed to the side so often. Check out this use...a rack for the mud room! It wouldn't take much to give it a fresh coat of paint and hang some hook from it to create a perfect entryway piece!
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Must Try!

Check this out! Sprayed painted plastic toys, glue gunned onto wooden blocks...boom book ends! Love this and it is a must try!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Merry!

For all the Notebook Readers that celebrate Christmas...Merry Christmas!!!
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Go Bold with your Rod!

I saw this pic and loved how they painted the rod! What a great idea to take an old tired rod and spindals and jack them up with a little paint! Looks like this is another project I have added to my list!
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Finds...Winter Break!

Ahhhhhhhh So excited Notebook is the start to my winter vaca that lasts till Jan. 2nd. So excited to paint, sew, relax, and spend time with family and friends!
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Happy Holidays People!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wreaths Away!

I'm not the biggest fan of the Christmas season just because of all the materialistic spending...but the decorating I can do!
I love love love a good wreath as a decoration. Boy and I hang wreaths over the bed and it gives you the best feeling waking up to fresh pine.
check out the other ways you can make a wreath a statement in your home!
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Happy Decorating Notebook Readers!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Busy with Buoy's

Hey Notebook Readers!
Hope everyone is having a good week! I've been counting down the days till winter break, which starts Friday. But I have been staying busy creating custom buoy pillows for a couple clients.
Check out the different color combinations!
If you have anyone that rocks a little nautical in their style email me for any custom orders! Priced at $25 it is the perfect holiday gift!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Original Ornaments!

Creating lasting memories is all about having family and friends around, but I also think having a unique comfortable setting during the holidays makes memories stick!

creating custom ornaments will make your tree stand out and give it a unique stance this holiday season!
not only did I make my own ornaments, I added some pine cones, lettering, and bells I spray painted white
Boy and I picked up our tree yesterday...better late then never!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Plain to Insane!

Updating a space can be as little as replacing a rug...check out this hand painted personalized rug I created for a client! I love how it becomes a custom piece by addign a bit of paint.

The custom monogram adds detail and takes a plain jute rug to another level!
Happy Painting Notebook readers!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Finds...Maggie O'Neill Fine Arts!

Hey hey Happy Friday Friends!
Check it...Maggie O'Neill has some badass canvas limited edition prints, original prints, political prints, paper limited edition paper prints, and vintage prints right now that would be perfect for a holiday gift for any family or friend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Piper & Ivy Holiday Edition!

SO pumped to have the new Piper & Ivy Issue out! Check it out!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pin it!

Hey Notebook readers! If you haven't already headed over to Pinterest and follow McNamara Design!

Power of the Pinterest people!

Gearing Up for The Holidays!

Hey Notebook Readers! Hope everyone is having a good week!
 I have been planning a fundraiser at my Mom's store and not only did it remind me that I need to get some gifts, but it also reminded me that giving back is #1! My Mom is awesome enough to donate a % of her sales during our holiday shopping evening to Christ Child Society!
Check out some of her amazing products at Mostly Monograms!!! There are some great gift ideas!
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If you live in the D.C. area stop by her shop sometime!
6912 Arlington Road Bethesda, MD 20814
And don't forget to donate during your holiday season!!!
Happy Donating!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vintage + Photos

I saw this classic mix of vintage furniture with a modern twist on a black & white art. Love the over sized poster! Dig this room!
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

So fresh and clean!

Hey Notebook readers! Hope everyone is getting geared up for the weekend like I am! This morning I'm happy to share a quick furniture rehab I completed yesterday. Some of you may recognize this lovely side tables with rattan accented legs. A client asked me to paint them a bright white to clean them up a bit...check out the before and afters!

Hope my client loves them as much as I do!
Accessorizing these bad girls would be so fun too. Side tables that have a lower shelf give you an opportunity to display books, many options! Let your creative juices fly! Just remember less is always more!
and if you have to much "stuff" or shall I say junk(you know we all have it) use a basket to cover the clutter right up!
Happy Accessorizing!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Child's Own!

So I saw this company and had to spread the word! They take your child's art work and create their own custom stuffed animals! Such a great personalized gift!
Head over and check it out! This is a must buy for nieces and nephews!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Deep Dark

I have been seeing more and more darker colors filtering in...I love it! It makes a great contrast to a clean white
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whether the crisp white comes from an anchored chair rail or a painted ceiling! Go bold people! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up!

Happy Monday Notebook Readers! I am ecstatic to share my weekend details!
From putting the finishing touches on a side table for one of my besties nursery to meeting my best friends twin baby girls!
Love how this table turned out! Before it was a dark wood stain and after it is a crisp white with light pink accent drawers! 
I'm in love with my best friend in the whole wide world, Claire, had twin girls Friday evening, Maggie and Raegan are as incredible as their mother!
And I did a bit of work sanding down and prepping these two small benches for a client!
Weekends have been flying by! But it was an exciting one!
Have a good start to your week!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Finds...Champagne & Crayons!

Check it local Notebook Readers! Champagne & Crayons is the new hot spot for DC Moms! Listing all your must needs! From play to care!
Head over and check it out!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Velvet & Greek Key

Check out these greek key pink velvet throw pillows trimmed out in a navy velvet ribbon greek key. They are for a clients formal living room...every formal living room needs some velvet right? especially pink! I'm excited to see how they fit into her new space!
after cutting out a 16" x 16" square of the pink velvet I used a template(out of cardboard measured to make each greek key equally) to trace the pattern onto the pillow, a trick my Mom taught me which is a huge time saver! Thanks Mom!  

Having the pattern traced on made it much easier to sew the greek key around instead of having to pin the ribbon down

Then use a straight edge to fold the ribbon over to make a clean right angle...another Mom Tip!

This tip makes life SO much easier!And makes the greek key turns perfection!

 The keys seem a bit bunched, but they will smooth out once in their new homes! Sorry the pics are a little dark I promise some brighter ones! more pics to come!

Happy Sewing Notebook Readers!!!