Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'll be Back!

I'm headed out Notebook Readers...taking a nice long summer vacation with my family and some friends. Heading to a small island off the coast of Long Island, NY.
Davis Park, Fire Island, NY
Fire Island, NY
If you ever get to go please will change your outlook on what a vacation should be.
I'll be back the 28th!
Happy Summer People!!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday Finds...Twisted Aristocrat!!!!

I am soooo happy to hare this new vendor in the boutique! Twisted Aristocrat! Check out some of their goods...


love these funky bracelets
leather twisted necklaces!!!!
So if you are local...stop in and check it out!
4216B Howard Ave
Kensington | MD
or if you see something you like email me!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Create a Stencil and get painting!

I love a fun stencil and granted they aren't that expensive...Id rather make I myself! Here is a "how to" to make a quatrefoil stencil!
I used a bowl, a piece of cardboard, a ruler, and a pencil/marker to create my stencil
I measured out the square first then traced the bowl in the middle of each side of the square

I cut it out with scissors or you could use an exacto knife as well

Then got painting! I used a chip brush because I was painting on cinder block walls, which is never easy!
The color I used is called Fun n Games Ben Moore! Just makes the space happy!
Tomorrow is Friday...Boy and I are beach bound! Happy Summer!
Enjoy your day people!  


Wednesday, July 9, 2014


First things first...I've been slacking this summer on my daily blogging! Being pregnant, getting the house together, bringing in new items to he boutique, and running my biz...lets just say I have been a bit crazy! Thanks for still coming back to read people!
OK back to my post today! I created this wall in the studio last week as an inspiration wall for clients to take a look at when they are getting furniture painted. It was fun and easy! I used a simple white frame and color samples! Check it out!
so fun right?
the outside frames feature finishes: high gloss, semi gloss, satin, eggshell, matte, and flat
It was missing something so I added our hashtag #livecolorful
Happy Hump Day Notebook Readers! Live Colorful!!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bloomin' cherry pie table! This pie table was brown and ugly(and I'm kicking myself because I don't have a before) bit now the color is bright and vibrant! It is more like a raspberry!

If you have a dull piece of furniture that you want to freshen up contact McNamara Design!!!
Happy Thursday! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

China Cabinet Before & After

I am obsessed with our new china cabinet! Well its very was my grandfather's! I painted it and now its time to fill...
layered with china piece, Herrond, dishes, and pictures!
TIP: I love using coffee books to give items in the back some height!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Creative Cross

Boy and I are on a budget for the nursery...and so I have painted some artwork and created some fun decor. One decor item I made was a ribbon cross...check it out!
So easy and simple
I screwed in screws into a piece of wood I had painted white. I created a cross shape, then wrapped gold ribbon around to make the cross
And I tied a bow at the bottom :)
Go get creative people!
Happy Short Week!