Tuesday, October 21, 2014

~pull out kitchen storage~{in our kitchen}

There is nothing worse than needing a pan to cook 
with and having it be at the bottom of a pile of 20 more. 
I can't stand cluttered cabinets and I used to have them.

For Christmas one year my dad built me custom pull out 
shelving for my kitchen island and it has been a dream.

Everything has it's own place and is nicely divided up between drawers inside the cabinets.
{and now you know my secret, I did not paint the inside of my cabinet doors!}

I believe places like Home Depot and Lowes sells kits similar to these.
Just thought I'd pass this along because it has helped out so much in our own kitchen!


Monday, October 20, 2014

~a teen room makeover for Savannah~

In 2010 we gave our daughter a makeover on her room while she was away at camp.
You can see that post here.
But over the last 4 years, her tastes have changed and it was time for a update.

My driving force for the makeover, was that Cottages and Bungalows Magazine was coming out for a photo shoot. So over the course of 2 weeks I transformed her room into something that we both love.
{warning~lots of photos coming,
sources will be listed at the bottom of this post}

Here is the entrance to her room.
The main change here is the paint color on the walls.

I stripped all the paint off her antique closet door and left it as is.

I also painted her bed black and added the top pieces using 1x2's
I am also in love with her new bedding and pillows!

I added new sconces and a new chandelier as well.
The DIY for the zebra rug can be found here.

And in case you are interested, here is a source list for you.

Paint color on walls: Ben Moore Classic Grey
Fireplace: Home Depot
Pull out sofa bed: Ikea
Curtains: Ikea
Bed skirt: Joss and Main
Blue euro pillows on bed: {24"} Spark Modern
White ruffle sheet set: Target {simply shabby chic, no longer carrying}
Ticking pillow on sofa: Dreamy Whites
White euro pillows on sofa: Crane and Canopy
Navy pillow on sofa: TJ Maxx
Navy blanket on bed: Restoration Hardware Outlet
Sconces: Lamps Plus
Chandelier: Lamps Plus
Closet door: Antique
Wooden pot for orchids: Haystack Home Kirkland
Orchids: Home Depot
Moss for orchids: Home Depot
Ornate cork board: Home Goods
Shades on French Doors: Home Depot
Curtain clips: Target
Curtain hardware: Target
She believed she could so she did sign: Between You & Me
Go jump in the lake sign: {custom, ask to have one made!} Between You & Me
Dresser: {similar, no longer available} World Market 
Bed: Garage sale
Desk chair: TJ Maxx
Lamp on desk: Home Goods


Friday, October 17, 2014

~Creatively Christmas book~

Creatively Christmas is in stores now!
You can also order it online here.

My friend Jennifer Rizzo wrote the book,
{way to go Jen!}

and here is a little blurb about it!

Make your Christmas merry and bright! Follow popular designer and lifestyle blogger Jennifer Rizzo on a journey through the yuletide season and learn how to make your own beautiful decorations, such as the Sparkly Doily Banner, Snowball Jingle Bells, Reindeer Tea Towel, and more. So grab a hot glue gun and pom-poms and enjoy page after page of glittery and festive projects. Learn how to make your own holiday home decor and beautiful decorations with over 35 hands-on projects, page after page of creative decorating ideas, and a tour of real life homes decorated for the holidays. Perfect for inspiring you with ideas for re-creating the rustic Christmas of your childhood, Rizzo's DIY projects and decorating hints will leave you dreaming of a white and burlap Christmas. If a fast and easy holiday craft project doesn't inspire you, a tour of several beautifully-decorated homes just might. Go on a virtual holiday home tour and take in the view at a restored country cottage, a vintage farmhouse, and more. Get tips for making your own space merry and bright! Find inspiration from other popular bloggers who use a combination of milk paint, greenery, vintage photos and steamer trunks to bring rustic charm into the room where your family will create warm and wonderful memories of their own special holiday season.

You will love this book, trust me!

It is not too early to be thinking about the holidays!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

~Texas part 4~{the ones that got away}

There was one negative to our trip to Texas.
We couldn't fit everything in our luggage!

There was so much, and I mean, so much, it was a tad overwhelming.

For the last post on Texas week, I wanted to show you some photos of things that would have come home with me, would they have fit in my carry on……


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

~Texas part 3~{Marburger Farms}

If you are going to go to Round Top for antiques week,
Marburger Farms is a must.
It's the show that the stars frequent. We were told Matthew McConaughey was there as well as Sandra Bullock, and we missed Joanna Gaines by 1 day.

My one purchase there was a new bag from Selina Vaughan Studios.
They have an etsy shop you can see here.

Love, love, love their bags.

Here is some more goodness I saw while browsing…..

Note to self:

Another note to self:

Everything was so beautifully displayed.
I could have stayed there all day, but we had 14, 992 more places to go shop.

More to come.

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