Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Finds...Faux Malachite Accent Wall

I sit in front of the kitchen and bathroom at the studio and was tired of looking at a white check out what I created yesterday...
a faux malachite accent wall
here is what a malachite crystal looks like...
here is the wall!
And some still pics...
HAPPY FRIDAY PEOPLE! Go get creative this weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gettin into the Mood!

Hey Notebook readers! Hope all is well and everyone is settling into summer. I know I have! With baby on the way and the heat & huminity gaining on us here in Washington I happy to be indoors getting projects done! Aside from projects we have been having really fun classes at the studio!
This past week we had a mood board class! Check it out!
drinks and apps provided...and a good stack of home decor magazine to get the class started!

one of the final products!
so many creative people we had attend! Love how each board is so different!
So if you are interested in signing up for a class head over to ! Fun classes all summer and more to come in the Fall!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Get 'em while they are hot!

Sorry I have been MIA things have been busy around the shop :) I'm so excited to share my latest find!

They are getting painting and I'm adding some fun and fancy cushions! They will be up for sale next week! If you are interested or know someone interested please email me at
Happy Wednesday!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Finds...McNamara Design's Custom Painting!

So our kitchen in the studio was a bit boring with white dove eggshell Ben Moore paint on cinder block...upgraded much needed...check out what we have now!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Buoy Buoy Buoys!

I love summer especially when I visit different areas of the US's waterfront! I often get requests for my custom buoy pillows This weeks request was for a lake house in Wisconsin!
If you want a custom buoy pillow made for your visits or for your home contact me

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Inventory!

So I have made some one of a mind placemats for the boutique this week! So exited to share...zebra turquoise!
They are $40 for the set of 4! Oh and you like the glass candle stick holders...those guys are $20 for the set! Great hostess gifts for all the summer soirees!
Head over to to buy online!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Art Classes at Regan & Meaghan!

If you live locally in the DMV area head over to to check out our art & design classes!
This pat week we had a serving tray painting class! Check out some of the finished products!!
Martha's Vineyard tray
love this stripe pattern
golden heat tray :)
its s fun to see the all the different artists emerge! Happy Tuesday People! Get creative today!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday Finds...Our Favorites!

We are always getting new fun items in the shop and I just had to share some of them...oh and our new tags :)))
If you can't come by our shop
 4216B Howard Ave | Kensington | MD | 20895
then head over to our website

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Swirl Time!

I can't wait to get started in this table is a fun faux finish!
here is the finish the will be fun to brush on and transform
and the table that will be beautified after its painted
after pictures to come!!!
Hope everyone is getting through the week! 1 day till the beach for Boy and I...and baby L!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Greek Key Valances and Chair Covers

Love the Greek key indoor/outdoor fabric my client picked for her kitchen! Check it out!
This valance is a simple pocket rod valance that adds a touch of fun and color above the sink!
I had posted about these chair covers last week so I'm happy to share them on the actual chair :)
Happy Wednesday People!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Giraffe Shower for Baby!

Boy and I are so sisters threw Baby L a giraffe inspired shower over the weekend :) Just made the whole thing so real and I left feeling so loved and blessed!
Just LOVED the while thing! Cant Wait to repurpose the baby Larsen sign in the nursery!
Only 91 days to go!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Finds...McNamara Design's Finishes

People always ask about what finishes we do at McNamara Design and I say we do about it all! When it comes to painting-myself and my artists are super talented and we can conquer any technique. I added some of our finishes online this week :)
SO if you have a mural you want in your home or business, a wall completed in a faux finishes, or a piece of furniture know who to call McNamara Design
Here are a few...
white washed
faux bois
Want to see more? Head over to our McNamara Design or email us!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I'll take those!

If you are a new reader Welcome! But many of to know Boy and I have just bought our first house...we have been working hard on getting it together before our first baby arrives...many firsts firsts this year :)...anyways I have been looking about about 6 months for a set of two rattan arm chairs that didn't cost me an arm and a leg...don't get me wrong if I could pay $400 a chair I would because I'm obsessed with this style but many of us can' Ballard and Jonathan Adler I'm sorry but hunted down this pair for $250!
Check out the before and afters
You could say they aren't really my style so I transformed them by painting them a metallic gold and adding navy indoor/outdoor fabric. I used the indoor and outdoor fabric in preparation for the kiddo being here
They are going to be our new desk chairs~ I have to get a B pillow for Boy :) just kidding! Happy Thursday people!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Be Our Guest!

 So happy how our guest is room is coming together...its bright and loud and I love it! From the Kelly green ceiling to the acrylic rod dwell drapery...The new additive are these fun white and grosgrain orange ribbon trim pillows!

Check em out! PS the bedding if you like IKEA $12.99 for a twin bed :)

Happy Decorating!!! If you need any decorating help email McNamara Design We offer affordable edesign boards to full scale jobs

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rattan Chairs!

I had been looking for a set of dining room chairs and I found these rattan chairs online for $15 a chair. I painted them high gloss white and added this indoor/outdoor chain link Kelly green fabric...jut love them!!!

I used about a half yard per chair cover and a staple gun to secure the fabric