Friday, December 24, 2010

toothpick chicken

My husband leaves his toothpicks all over the house.
Not even used ones, just ones he is ABOUT to use.
I find them in the couch, on the couch, on the coffee table, and in between the keys of my computer.
Then I found this: (cue the harps and angels)
This was purchased out of necessity. But it's sooooo cute.

I got it at this store in Bryn Mawr, PA: Via Bellissima

I told the owner why I was buying it, and she also had a toothpick horror story, only hers was that her husband stepped on a toothpick when he was a teenager and it went through his foot. He now has a fear of toothpicks, and they aren't allowed in her house. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

black and white pillows...

...for my living room.
This is what got me started... I was thinking how funny these:
would be, with this:
in the middle.

But then I seriously started thinking that I need some black and white pillows for our living room.

Continue reading to see the fun pillows I found... 


Monday, December 20, 2010

club chairs

Our living room needs 2 chairs. Specifically, 2 black club chairs with cream very cool piping all around kind of like Ruthie Sommers' sofa in this picture below:

I love this sofa:

Ok, so not exactly black with cream piping.

But the shape, the lines, and the price ($130!) was too cool, so I had to buy them. 

To see what I'm going to attempt to do, keep reading...


wino christmas trees

made these for my parents from some of their corks.

they have this many:

I also thought about making them this:

Or this:

But I didn't know if I'd have enough time...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

UPDATE: i REALLY want this jonathan adler red lacquer tray.....

remember this?
I finished the trays yesterday, and now they look like this:

Continue reading to see how... 


Thursday, December 16, 2010

campaign dresser

I was obsessed with Vanessa de Vargas's dresser all summer:
via lonny

soooooo....... I decided to make my own... 

Continue reading to see what they looked like before...


i REALLY want this jonathan adler red lacquer tray.....


But it's a tad out of my price range at $175.. 

Continue reading to see what I found! 


Never thought I'd have a blog......

.....buuuut..... looks like I do. 

It's just that I do so much "do it yourself" nonsense. 

Now if I could just find some people to read it. 

Mom? Dad? Molly?