Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Finds...GST!


LOVE Gorgeous Shiny Things! This idea is genious! Watch how they turned some shingles into a metallic grasscloth look!!!

they sprayed the roll with metallic gold paint

cut and laid the shingles into a pattern


Happy Friday Notebook Readers!!! 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Obsessed with color!

paint colour samples

This is an amazing gallery wall in a children's room! Love the mixture of child's book shelves, to canvas, to the paint samples. An easy way to bring awesome amounts of color into a room! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Print it!

Scan children's art work and then print out in smaller size. Frame. Now make art gallery in hallways of your children's art

I saw this idea on Pinterest and fell in love! This frame is made up of photocopied prints of children's art complited into one large piece of artwork! Here is the answer to the question...what do I do with ALL of my child's artwork! This is an amazing way to celebrate many pieces!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For your four legged friend!

when i decide a dog is more important than my social calendar...

Check out this amazing custom cabinet to hide all your pups needs! It can store all your fido's food, treats, and leash! Love this idea!

Friday, June 22, 2012


I was hired by a client to paint a bertoia chair...and its not your typical bertoia...look how adorable this children's  chair is! Love it! I am going to add a small throw pillow as a gift to the client to match the child's room decor!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Transforming to Treasure!

Check out this chair I was asked by a client to rehab. I love the bones of this dining set...a little paint and fabric gave them a new life! 


some of the seats were torn through so I created seat bottoms with the help from my boys Dad!

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as you can see we cut out the curved base of the seat out of plywood and then added some foam using spray adhesive

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after wrapping the new foam seat with or fabric we then added it to the chair by screwing it into the original frame

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love the new chair! what a difference a little paint and fabric make!!!

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Happy DIYING!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Upholster Away!

Head over and check out my contribution to Apartment Therapy! Let us know your experiences with upholstering! 


Standing Apart!

I have seen cake stands being used in so many ways recently...check it out!

cake stand for your sink soaps and scrubs - actually a really cute idea!

by the sink

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for your perfume

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for your tablescape!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hide your your remote!

Hiding clutter in my living room is a constant battle...not only do we have multiple remotes but now the ipad, the WiFi device...its can be endless. Well here is simple and easy solution to store and hide all the clutter.

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Simply take an old book, cover it with some decorative paper, and score the inside multiple times to cut out the inside for storage! One clutter issue solved!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrifty and Easy Solution for Clutter!

Check out this cabinet! What a great idea to move all the clutter from your fridge to the inside of your cabinet! 

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You only need some cork squares, which can be purchased at your local craft store and some spray adhesive!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Will make my life so much more simple!

Notebook Readers! Why I have not thought of this eariler! I am constantly pulling cleaning supplies out from under the sink or from a shower caddie I created to bring from storage into the bathroom but this is a perfect solution...

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Trash to Treasure!

I LOVE this idea! So simple and easy and will make over any kitchen or play room! Check out this spray painted trash can with a simple fabric trim for detail!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Paint the inside!

I just had this debate the other paint the interior or not to? I like the natural wood to come through but I just found this image and I love the POP of color!

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check out some more inspiration pics I found!

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Next dresser will get a sexy interior!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Baby Crab!

I have been working on a couple aspects of my girlfriend, Meg and her husband's, nursery for their little boy who will be arriving soon. Some of you may have seen the progress of the dresser turned changing table in past posts. But here is the final product!

(don't mind the knick on the right hand side...that was fixed after I slammed a cornhole set into it)

I found these crabs pulls on Amazon for $2.98!

I decided to line the drawers with this adorable blue geo print liner! All it took was a little spray adhesive to apply it to the drawers!

Here is the fabric I used to make their window panels...more picture of the final curtains to come!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Frame + Foto of the Day!

multiple opening distressed collage picture frame nautical stripes navy blue and cream 5x7

LOVE this frame of the day! Even though it is suppose to be for multiple pictures it goes perfect with this snap of boy! We had the best time sitting together, enjoying each other and our cold ones! Making memories! 

Weekend Wrap Up!

The only way I get through my Mondays sometimes is by doing my weekend wrap up! This weekend we had the opportunity to venture up the Severn River and Chesapeake Bay on one of the most beautiful boats I have been on named Summer Love! And yesterday we had an amazing family celebration! Honestly though this Monday isn't that more day of school till summer!

boy and I getting ready for the beautiful day at sea

Here is Austin and of my dear family friends who is like a brother to me!

My sister Caitlin and her boyfriend Chris...great day of celebrations!

Now let's all get through this Monday!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Finds...Gorgeous Shiny Things!

I found this blog the other day and what can I say...WOW she is talented! Introducing to all my Notebook readers...this is Danika Herrick out of Boston, MA! Her blog is Gorgeous Shiny Things! I wanted to share one of her talented DIY projects! Here is her hand painted trellis wall!

So here is how it is done...

Find your inspiration, pattern or design you are obsessed with, in my case it was Quadrille's China Seas Trellis Background, or just make one up if you are super talented. Next map it out and figure out your scale. I guessed at the scale and decided I would make the square panels roughly 12" wide. After studying the image I found online for hours and mapping it out in my head, I taped the sections out and free handed the pattern with a Sharpie. The good thing about this trellis is that it was rather loose so it hid my mistakes. Another trick is to draw your design out and have it blown up to scale at a copy shop. That way you can just trace it and it is scaled out to your liking.

AMAZING!!! What a great idea and an easy DIY! If you can't draw out a pattern ask a friend! Tape, paint, and enjoy!