Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pop of trim

I am currently sewing some panels for a client that include emerald green velvet with gold tassels. Love the idea of adding trim to a piece to place a splash of surprise to the eye. Check out these other trim ideas for your everyday curtain!


Pom poms


Thin grosgrain ribbon


Jute trim


Wide grosgrain ribbon


Another fabric choice for your trim opens up endless opportunities!!!

Have you created your own curtain trim? We'd love to see it!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Before to After...

Here are some before and afters of an old dresser I completed for a client that she is using as a changing table! Check out the pics...






If you have a piece that needs to be rehabbed contact McNamara Design!!! 

Family Vaca Wrap Up!

I'm back Notebook readers! After a very relaxing and fun filled family vacation to Fire Island, NY! Here's a little vaca wrap up on this Monday morning...


Wedding at Bourne Mansion, Long Island, NY

What a view...


Then off for a day at Sunken Forest, Fire Island. NY with family fiends...we had six boats tied up for the day...so much fun!!!




After a full packed day on the boat we headed to Fair Harbor, Fire Island to relax!




My Boy's first trip to FI!


Lunch at the Kismet Inn


Family pictures by http://Www.marcmillmanphotos.com it was the best surprise for my parents! 

Then a trip back for dinner with my grandfather who turns 103 in August!!!


Here he is with my cousins Rose, Anna, and Maeve!!! So great to have seen him while he is up from FL!

And then one last ride back on the ferry with my boy!


What a great family vacation and I hope for many more to come! 

Happy relaxing Notebook readers...I hope all of you get a chance to have one this summer!!!!
and if you have please share your summer experiences!!

Nooooow back to work! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Knee deep in the water somewhere....

Hey Notebook readers! Happy Thursday! So I'm heading off to a family vacation. There may be a blog post or two but I'm pretty tough with myself when it comes to mixing work and pleasure! Not that my blog is work by any means but having an electronic device in front of me takes away from family time. 

We are headed to Fire Island, NY. Quiet walkways and beautiful beaches I can't wait to get these tootsies in the sand and relax! Here is a pic I found of the Fire Island lighthouse that my godfather reopened after years and years if it being closed down. Ahhhhhhhh so excited! 



Happy family time and vacation!

Hey Notebook readers! Happy Thursday! So I'm heading off to a family vacation. There may be a blog post or two but I'm pretty tough with myself when it comes to mixing work and pleasure! Not that my blog is work by any means but having an electronic device in front of me takes away from family time. 

We are headed to Fire Island, NY. Quiet walkways and beautiful beaches I can't wait to get these tootsies in the sand and relax! Here is a pic I found of the Fire Island lighthouse that my godfather reopened after years and years if it being closed down. Ahhhhhhhh so excited! 



Happy family time and vacation!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rags to Riches

This bench has seen better days!!! But with a quick slip cover and a fresh coat of white paint it will freshen up any space!







I'm loving the use of white! It keeps it clean and monotone. This bench is for a clients husband who puts on his shoes here...you could add a pop of color if you want with a fun throw pillow! This white slip cover is a perfect way to keep things clean too! Just a toss in the wash and it's back to brand new! 



Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From brown to bois!


Check out this dresser I completed for a client! I used a faux bois or wood effect to turn this drape brown dresser into a light and fun piece for their bedroom!!!


After priming and painting the dresser in white diamond by Benjamin Moore I got to work faxing the face of the dresser with white satin which reads as a light blue


I used Martha's faux bois tool










Love the new life we gave this dresser!!! If you have a dresser that you want a faux bois finish contact McNamara Design!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Frame + Foto of the Day!







The frame of the day is perfect for the Foto of the day! Here is boy and Geoff, one of our friends, down in Lewes about to go fishing. They caught a flounder ! Way to go men! 

Friday Finds....

Check out this awesome way to display your race numbers. I think it would be an awesome accent wall with them framed!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

Frame + Foto of the Day!






This frame of the day goes great with the Foto of the day of my bestie Claire and her husband Dan! We are relaxing on the porch at the beach this past weekend. So relaxing and fun to catch up! 

Getting all dressed up!

This changing table was in need of some much love. When it was previously painted it was never primed so boy and I took the tedious task of having to stripe it. Check out our progress so far...


















More after pics to come!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Frame + Foto of the Day!





Check out the Frame of the day! Love it and would be a really cool way to display the foto of the day. This is of my friend Geoff fishing in the bay. Great pic!!! 

Anyone want blueberry?

Hey Notebook readers! Here I am! Sorry I am have been MIA recently...these summer days get behind me! From the beach to the pool to fun summer projects like this one. 


Blueberry anyone?

I rehabbed this desk and LOVE how it came out! 













New pulls for this piece and it will be a great pop in my clients home!!!

Happy summer days!



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Frame + Foto of the Day!

Letterpress Picture Frame Mat With Pink Interlocking Geometric Pattern



To celebrate one of my besties wedding weekends! Here is Emily, Derek, and their wedding party in front of the Chevy Chase Fountain! Beautiful! Goes great with the frame of the day! Love this geo print! 

Reuse!

Hey Notebook readers! Hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I can't believe it is July already!!! From weddings to the beach to this crazy power outage all of Washington has been dealing with...summer is in full swing! 

Last weekend boy and I attend one of my best friend Emily's wedding. We had the adventure of changing venue locations from Columbia Country Club to The Hamilton downtown all due to the storms but we made the best of it...especially the wedding party!!!

Here is a quick tip on how to reuse wedding flowers once you bring them home!



Take the large arrangement and separate the flowers into three vases...giving you more fresh flowers for your home!