Thursday, May 29, 2014

DIY ALERT! Acylic Rod and Greek Key Finials!!!

So I was super pumped for this DIY...acrylic curtain rod with greek key finials. who would ask for anything more? Check out how I got from a bunch of parts to a one of a kind curtain rod...oh and the panels I sewed are perfection(maybe not the seam but the print of them :))
I used square wooden dowels and cut them 2" and the smaller turn pieces 1"
I then added Gorilla glue and put a little tape around them until the glue set
for the finial ends I used 1 1/4" PVC pipe end caps. I drilled a hole then a screw into the end cap
I then used painters tape to smooth out the screw ridges
I then used the Gorilla glue again to place the greek key shaped finial onto the end cap
Here is the fabric and acrylic rod I purchased from US Plastic. I purchased a hollow acrylic rod for $53 for two 6ft...such a good deal! The fabric is Dwell for $21 a yard from
Check it out!
Yes the ceiling in the guest is green! More detail on this room to come!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tarva Hack!!!

So pumed to share my lastest IKEA hack...Boy and I needed more storage in the bedroom at our new house and we didn't really have the $ to go buy a super nice dresser but I have great experience with the IKEA tarva which is sturdy and has a good amount of storage with 6 drawers.
Check out the before and after!
Just love it! I used Peacock Tail from Behr and added $2.98 gold pulls from our local big for about $160 we have a brand new unique dresser!
Happy DIYing!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

DIY ALERT! Add some detail to any space!

Good morning Notebook readers! I hope everyone is about geared up for tis memorial day weekend! Today I have a DIY alert my mom and I completed this past week at Boy and I's new house!
We wanted to add some detail in our family room but our budget is tight. I had seen a tall char rail detail in PINTEREST so I did some research and check out what we did!
We used furring stripes from our local big box store for $1.32 for an 1" x 3" x 8' piece. Our room is 61 linear we accomplished this room for under $75!!! We used a nail gun, provided by my awesome father in law :)
We started with the top if the chair rail which I wanted it hit underneath the window sill.
Once we finished the chair rail we used a level to hang the vertical furring stripes and then the actual chair rail lip, which is an added detail and will be able to hold some picture frames.

Check it out!!! We painted the bottom half a crisp white and the top half Revere Pewter which I love as a greige color! 

This ended up being a three day project...we caulked the wood prior to painting to fill I any cracks showing. Just love a good project and an amazing outcome!!!
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Stylin'

Hey Hey Notebook readers! This move into the house from the apartment has taken over...sorry I wasn't around Monday and Tuesday, but here I am today! I'm excited to announce our Summer Stylin' event today so if you are in town and around DC come on out and check us out! It's free we will be featuring airbrush tanning, make up tips, and hair how to's! Champs & apps provided! ALL new inventory too!
If you can't make it tonight please head over to our website and see all our other upcoming events!
Happy Hump Day People!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Finds...Boogaerts Fine Cabinetry!

If you live in the DC metropolitan area and are in need of built-in shelves check out Boogaerts Fine Cabinetry!
here is some of their portfolio!
White lacquered wardrobe and display.
Capitol Hill Built-in with hanging space behind doors.
DC kitchen. Counter top not in yet.
Cherry and painted mudroom

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bangin Banister!

SOoooooo Boy and I have slowly but surely checking off items on the list before moving...yes that's right we bought a house!!! Cant wait to start the before and afters...well here is the first! '
The banister are oak and just a bit dull for I hit them with some navy paint, abyss ben moore that is, and the rails white!
I'm in love! They work well with the wall color  we choose, which is a gray-stonington gray ben moore!
the rug is getting ripped OUT...I started to pull it up but Boy had a good point to wait until after we move in...then paint the stairs which will go navy and the raisers white!
one more coat to go on the rails but im a happy camper now seeing this all come together!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

get your geo on!

Just love how these seat and bench cushions turned out for  client!
the before was a cute navy gingham but it had some wear and tear to it...
check out the after! love the orange geo print! the client also wanted to add ties instead of Velcro because the Velcro was constantly pulling away from the chair causing seat cushions to fly! 
Here is the bench seat and back cushion and the chair cushions all installed :))) Just love it! They brighten up the room so much!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Design House Features!

Sorry about the weekend wrap up miss yesterday! I was down at the beach at the Rehoboth Design House...our room got some amazing review!
Here are two articles out of the Cape Gazette and the Coast Press!
here some more pics!
Check out the shell ceiling border I created by applying thin white and orange shells
just love this propeller table we designed and it came to life!
want some cool large impact art...we create this scalloped art by cutting out cardstock into circles applying it to wood and spray painting it gold...I am also obsessed with this rattan buffet I painted coral orange!
accessories found at boutique!!!!
I could live here! All summer long!
Happy work week Notebook Readers!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We are in NW!

McNamara Design has made it to the NW, DC. We were asked to help paint a play house and man is it a play house! The non-profit Rebuilding Together and contractors Rock Spring Residential made it happen! Our play house theme was four seasons...
Check it out!!!
and now it is outside Bloomingdales in Friendship Heights area of Northwest DC! If you are local head over and check it out! they are having a huge family friendly fair this Saturday with moonbounces and face painting!
Just love it!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday Finds...Rehobeth Show House!

COME ON BY and see our design on the front and back porch
to see the VIA Show House!!!
Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fire Breathing Style!

I am excited to share the tablescape...well parts if the design house I have been working on in Rehobeth DE. I hand painted the runner and all the placemats. Cant wait to see what everyone thinks!
I have to thank my amazing Mom who helped me trim out the placemats in the orange :) she is the best!
See the dragon sneaking a peak? Just love them! More pictures of the whole tablescape to come! Oh and do you like the gold utensils :) I'm thinking to make some for the shop but just have the stems painted!
Have a happy Thursday!!! Let me know what you all think!!!