Thursday, November 28, 2013


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Slow and rainy start

Hey Hey! Today is just gross here in Washington...rainy and cold...and I'm wiping away some cobwebs from last nights Monday night football game at FedEx. But I'm up and at at the studio. 

Today I am working on painting cabinets from a cherry brown to a white...very boring but pays the bills! 

they will transformed into something like this once the day is over!

New pulls and knobs will be added too! before and after pictures to come! 

Who's ready for Thanksgiving??? THIS Lady IS! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Good Morning Monday!

Hey Notebook Readers! Hope all is well this Monday morning. Boy and I had a great weekend-part work part relaxing. It was filled with clients, lunch at the studio, drinks with friends, more work at the studio, and to top it off a nice family dinner. 

But for this morning I have been prepping for some serious crafting sessions for new items at the studio...check out this one which has been floating in my head for the past couple weeks. 

Painted nail heart shape

Create a shape with nails and then paint the heads

So easy so simple and by painting the piece of wood one color and the nail heads another will be a huge impact. 

Just another day at the studio...then off to the Redskins game tonight! Happy Monday people. Short week! Holla! 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hey Notebook Readers!

Happy day till a bit of freedom for most of us! Now as a small business owner there will be weekend hours but I plan on using that time to let the creative juices flow and create new fun products for our store! 

But for today I wanted to share this easy DIY I did in the studio to give height to our drafting tables. Adding casters not only allows us to move them easily but allows them to be slightly higher then countertop height.

First I matched the bit size with the screw at the end of the caster

I then drilled a hole into the bottom of the drafting table leg

I used a wrench to tighten the wheel into the table leg...which took a minute and some elbow grease

Check it out! Don't they look great? Just love the extra detail!!!

Get ready for the weekend people! Maybe you will be tackling a DIY like this one! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Welcome to the Studio Notebook Readers!

People I am so excited to be back and more importantly sharing images of the studio! Long hours and a lot of labor but it was all worth it! So if you are in the DC area stop by!!!

Hope you all like the space! 

With the holidays right a round the corner keep us in mind for fun unique gifts!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sorry Notebook readers! AHHH!

Hey People! Sooooo I've been really busy at the studio getting ready for Saturday's grand opening! So sorry I have not been posting all week! Hope everyone had a great Veterans Day, whether working or not! I have many many pics for Monday to share! 

Keep it real and have a great weekend! 

Be back Monday! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Heading to the barn y'all!

This project has been super fun and sooo random! One of the contractors that we have been working with at the studio came to me to paint this amazing barn door for a kitchen in Bethesda. I was very excited to help! Can't wait to get the pictures of it in its new space! Here are the before and afters! 

The finish is a high gloss in Benjamin Moore Old Navy...just love it! Happy the guys are coming today to pick it up because that thing ways a ton. 

If you are looking for a cool door like this and are local head to Community Forklift not only will you be giving back but also beautifying your home!!!

Happy Thursday People! 

Count down to studio opening 9 days...hence my absence yesterday! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Delayed Weekend Wrap up!!!

Hey Hey Notebook readers! WOW what a weekend! I took yesterday off and slept in a sorry for the delay! 

As some of you have read my sister got married over the weekend in true DC fashion at St. Al's and then the Capital Hill Club...the festivities leading up to the big day were a success as well! Check out the pics...So. Much. Fun!

Friday the men played golf the ladies drank champs! 

Such a nice afternoon relaxing with all the ladies

Boy and I had a blast at the rehearsal at the University Club

My adorable and loving cousin great to see and spend time with family!

All the dresses! 

Trolley time to the Capital! 

 The Married Couple, Caitlin & Chris! 

LOVED all the flowers! 

Such a cute idea of having plates to sign as your guest book! Oh and check it out Notebook readers....the Love sign from Boy and I's wedding! So nice to be able to have Caitlin use it too! 

Such amazing decor...the black white and gold theme ran throughout the Capital Hill Club! 

Boy in black tie! Just love it! SO handsome! 

My cousins! The boys, Patrick, Terence, and Billy! 

sooo beautiful!

The boys! 

And finally Sunday brunch on the PH floor at the Dupont Hotel over looking all of Washington was the cherry on top of the cake for this wedding weekend! Many thanks to my parents for such an amazing event!

Noooooow 11 days until the design studio/boutique open! So much going on but so exciting! Happy Tuesday People! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Finds...Completed Projects!

So happy its Friday Notebook readers! Sorry I was crazy busy yesterday and did not get to blogging! I was working on some projects that needed to be delivered before my sisters wedding celebration this weekend WOOHOO! Can't wait! 

love the after of this mantle mirror piece that will be in a retail shop Style by Sage in Kensington, MD. what a fun pop of color! It is Outrageous Orange by Benjamin Moore

One of my clients took her old dresser and mirror from her childhood home to put in her home was a huge transformation! And she wanted a touch of we decided to add the trim around the pulls! LOVE It! Can't wait to do this on another piece! 

Now off to get a mani/pedi! Woohoo little sisters wedding coming right up!!! So excited for cailtin and Chris!!!

More on Monday in Weekend Wrap UPs!!!