Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PSA: campaign dresser on craigslist for $50

someone please buy this. cause I'm about to and I don't need another campaign dresser. and when you do purchase this beauty, I want pictures of the transformation. thnx.
campaign dresser 

6 Drawer Dresser - $50 (Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004)


Saturday, March 10, 2012

console sink

We're redoing our powder room this summer, and I've got console sink fever.

my inspiration board  is looking like this so far:

ted-tuttle elle decor
from here: Ted Tuttle in Elle Decor

Mark sikes - house beautiful
from here: Mark Sikes

from here: Santa Barbara Magazine

from here: The Royal $uite at the Plaza Hotel

Is there a way to DIY a porcelain and chrome console sink?!? Otherwise... this aint happening. Console sinks are $$!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DIY Starburst Mirror

(if you happen to have an old empty circular frame that happens to fit on top of an ugly mirror from home goods shaped like a Chinese throwing star of death)

Well I sure did.

It really bothered me that I could see where the 4 corners of the shelves met. Made my head go "fjdosapfjeajes"

I had a thought... that maybe this frame would be perfect if I could find a mirror to put inside it. Found this frame in a yard sale about 2 years ago and Trevor was all like "that's ridiculous" now i'm all like "HAH"


then literally the next day, I found this at HomeGoods. The law of attraction really works! Mainly at HomeGoods.
ugly from home goods

boom. perfect.
on top of the ugly from home goods

spray painted the bojangles out of it... first using frog tape (thanks mom!) and wax paper to cover the mirror
lazy way to paint

liquid nails sticks to glass, btw
too much liquid nails

push it real good
push push puh

this is interesting looking. no other way to keep it centered when you can't drill into the middle of nothingness. and shts off centered I get that "fjdosapfjeajes" thing to the head.


you know I can't resist a before and after....

before.. empty



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

moroccan umbrella stand

Mona Ross Berman is fantastic and lives right down the street from me... I had no idea until I was searching for small cute Moroccan tables and found this one in her portfolio.

mona ross berman table

HOPE SHE DOESN'T MIND when I copy it, flip it upside down, and shove umbrellas in it.

jk Mona.

Her work is beautiful. She designed Skirt in Bryn Mawr for crying out loud.

Monday, March 5, 2012

bamboo craigslist find

well well well.. lookie what the cat dragged in DSC05294 

10 bucks. No idea what color to paint it/how to make it look not-disgusting. Tips are welcome. 

And here are some tips to find "bamboo" things on craigslist, because for some reason bamboo things are hardly ever listed has bamboo. craigslist search

Sunday, March 4, 2012

velvet sofa on the brain

When we moved in, we bought an amazing sofa off of craigslist for $250. It's HUGE. It's an 8 foot by 8 1/2 foot L-couch. It was so beautiful. Brand new.

Looked something like this
PB Sofa

 enter..... the monsters (aka moose and otter). now it looks like this: jen mad at dogs We are far too in love with the couch to get another. We are also far too cheap. Instead, we're thinking about having it slip-covered in a cotton velvet. Velvet sofas look so cozy and are (apparently) relatively easy to clean and wear really well. If you're into wearing sofas out. Which we are.
I want it to be the kind of couch that you lay on and immediately fall asleep. Mainly cause it will be a funny scene when we have people over.. "Can I get you anything to dri..?" Zzzzzzzz. 

kelly bensimon couch
from here: Main Street Chic

5806204539_0874acba60_z from here: Robert Passal

elle decor velvet couch
from here: Elle Decor

A Colorful Home velvet couch
from here: Chicago Home

architectural digest velvet couch from here: Architectural Digest

karen barlow velvet couch
from here: Design Sponge: Karen Barlow

momoy velvet couch 
from here: Momoy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

this weather sucks

so lets talk about pretty green summer things like this MM_openBrWindow('furniture_item_zoom discovered by Beth at Chinoiserie Chic on 1STDIBS here: Metal Bamboo Patio Set

Ordering cans of this
from amazon.com

and this fabric
from Ballard Designs

to plaster all over my outsides

life complete