Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Finds...Rizzle & Rugee!

I was checking out this Etsy shop this week looking for some fun kids cute!!!

Giraffe Nursery Wall Art Print  8x10 - Bird Tree Silhouette Pink White Children Kid Girl Room Custom Home Decor

Elephant Nursery Art Wall Print - Gray Yellow Damask - Baby Girl Children Kids Modern Room Home Decor  8x10
Alligator Nursery Wall Art Print Set (3) 8x10 - Navy Blue Stripes Pottery Barn Madras Gator - Children Kid Baby Boy Room - Home Decor
Elephant Nursery Wall Art Prints  - White Gray Decor Silhouette - Children Kid Room Safari Africa Home Decor 8x10 Print

World Map Wall Art Print 11x14 - Yellow Gray Stripe Decor Nursery Children Kid Room - Wall Art Home Decor

Just love! Happy Friday Everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Decor for the kiddie!

Getting good pieces into your child's room should be fun! I recently saw these Jonathan Adler Pillows and think they would be adorable in a toddlers room...but the price may not fit the budget! Here are some comparable...

Jonathan Adler

Funky Apple Cushion Cover

Esty Pillow for $40

Jonathan Adler $165

Sukan / Gold Heart Pink Cotton Canvas Pillow Cover - Pink Pillow - Cushion Cover - Decorative Pillow - Accent Pillow - Heart Pillows

Jonathan Adler 

owl pillow, animal pillow, decorative pillow, coral and white chevron, nursery decor, gift under 40 by whimsysweetwhimsy

Also remember that thee is something comparable out there that my be much more friendly to your wallet!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fabric Spray...Who would have known!

This Pinterest pic has blown up so I had to share...check out this DIY by using fabric spray on an old piece!



Tulip Fabric Spray Paint

I mean just amazing what a little fabric paint spray and a coat of paint will do to improve this piece!!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Funk up your Linens!

Check out these linens I found on Etsy! So fun and funky and would be a cool pop on the table for any dinner party!

Love this shop!

 placemats, fox

geo napkins (set of 2)

whale coasters, set of 4

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bright and early this Monday morn!

Happy Monday Notebook Readers!

Today I'm exited to share this fun new project in a children's playroom! The client wants the pitched ceilings on their third floor to be transformed into a multi-color circus tent!

Have a great Monday People!

Friday, June 21, 2013

I'm obsessed...

The final product of my gray/white washing job for a client has made my day.You know when something just goes smooth, no major touch ups or in life trial and errors. Check em out!

Happy Friday too!

I wrote about the first two passes of this bench here but it was a pass of a brown wash then a light gray wash...I used a faux glaze that was 1 part paint to 3 parts glaze. They sell it at your local hardware store...after applying thin light brush strokes of this mixture I used a rag to wipe away the excess paint...layer by layer it began to look like the finish product above! Clients happy I'm happy! And she loved it! Happy to make a special nook or bench in a home that much more cozy.

This brick was just not the look client wanted in her family room...we debated over how dark or light we wanted the white wash, which was a mixture of 2 parts semi-gloss white paint to 1 part water mixed well. Same approach you brush on the mixture and then use a rag to wipe down the excess. 

Love how this fireplace turned only if Boy and I had one of these...Oh the the possibilities

Rock it this first summer weekend Notebook Readers! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wash it!

A client hired me to brown/gray wash their entryway bench...the client wanted it to pop so we applied a couple coats starting with a brown wash, then a light grey pass, and I will be applying one more with a straight up gray...excited to see the progress!!!

Happy Wednesday Notebook Readers! 

sorry about this no post yesterday busy running around gearing into summer!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

Boy and I had such a fun weekend with a BBQ on Friday at the apt and a going away party to one of my deariest friends in the whole wide world- Raegan. She is moving to England to start a new chapter in her life and we couldn't be more proud. Her final bush was a blast...check out some pics!
boy and I rooftop overlooking Baltimore
one of my most favorite dogs EVER...the one and only Ms. Luna B! I'm goign to miss her once she jumps the ponds!

Raeg and I gearing up for the night out
we rocked it at Crazy Lil's in Federal Hill...good times for sure!

Loved the USA and England decor! Cute touch for the party!

Now I am off to go check out the two studio spaces we are looking at in Kensington, MD to open up shop! Can't wait!!!
Hope everyone is getting through their Monday!

Friday, June 14, 2013

School out for Summer! Schools out Forever!

I can honestly say school is out forever! Today is my last year teaching students with Autism. After 10 years of teaching self-contained special education I am thrilled to start a new adventure in my life. I will be opening a studio in Kensington, MD where I will let all the creative juices flow on a daily basis. More details to come!
But for now...summer time!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


So pumped about this craigslist find! As I said yesterday I have been all over craigslist looking for items for one of my clients and check it...I found this awesome faux bamboo table! Picking it up friday!!! Wooohoooo going to be a great one for either our dining room or this may just have to be my new oversized desk for my studio!
I'm think she needs a layer of kelly green!
I found this McGuire Dining Table on 1st Dibs for $6,800 and I found mine for $100...designers style on a budget baby!
McGuire Large Bamboo Glass Top Dining Conference Table Modern image 8

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Peacock Comeback?

Happy Wednesday Notebook readers!
A client of mine has been on the hunt for a peacock chair...we have found a ton on craigslist and here is the one we bought for $100. What a fresh coat of paint and new upholstered cushion will do! So excited for the outcome!
check out some rehabbed ones I found!

so many options...a desk chair, corner seating, or if you find a pair they would make really fun bold dining room chairs!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Textile Tuesday!

Love it when I get a fun and custom job having to do with textiles! One of my girlfriends has a tough space in her rental that includes a unique bay window. She wanted custom blackout drapes made with a greek key trim...check it out!
as you can see the counter top cuts off the window or any drapery from falling nicely
I started with a white cotton blend, measured out the height and width
then added the blackout panels
and finally the trim!

can't wait to see them installed this afternoon!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

Well this weekend was a blast! We had one of our family friends weddings in DC with a gorgeous reception to follow at Columbia Country Club. The decor was amazing! Just loved it!




Love the green groomsmen pants! And the long navy dresses were perfect!