I just need people to stop grabbing my paint brush while
I’m painting the painting.
Happy Holiday, see you tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday
You don’t have to be afraid of bright colors! This home demonstrates perfectly how to use color to transform a space without it overwhelming the space. I love all the white with pops of color. However, those pops of color are continuous throughout as to not shock the senses and create flow.
The other things I truly love is the way the space combines modern and traditional. I recently had a conversation with a young professional just starting out in her first apartment. The apartment is in an adorable historic building in downtown Richmond yet she said she didn’t like it because she likes modern design and her apartment had crown moldings. Umm, really?!? I politely encouraged her to mix her modern furniture and decor with that lovely historic backdrop in all white and bam…Modern! Hopefully she takes my advice and embraces her lovely space.
Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend! Until next time…
Found a great new blog! Love it when that happens! The Chloe Conspiracy is full of fashion inspiration and direct links to fabulous clothes, shoes, purses, and jewelry. I love her style and she has a fun-loving writing style. It is all fun and really nice for ideas while dressing in the morning.
So for those times you just can’t find ANYTHING to wear…
Tutorial Tuesday comes to us today via The Lettered Cottage. I had to post this tutorial simply because I must remember how to do this when it comes time for me to tackle this project myself.
Click here to see the step by step tutorial and look forward to the money you will be saving and the fantastic kitchen you will have after tackling this DIY project.
It is hot outside and I’m in the mood to wear breezy dresses and skirts. This skirt is perfect for a day like today.
A knock off of a not-so-affordable option from Anthropologie, this knit skirt would be perfect for a summer day. I love how she paired it with a simple tank.
Visit “Ruffles and Roses” blog for even more cute summer skirt tutorials. If you do, you will be inspired and save money on your summer wardrobe. A win,win!
A great idea to send you off to a great weekend courtesy of Muses of Megret.
Now as far as decorating the cupcakes, these cupcakes are fabulous but I couldn’t begin to tell you how to accomplish this. Pretty to look at though.
I am newly obsessed with Mary McDonald. She, in one hour, became my favorite designer (after I watched the first episode of Million Dollar Decorators). I had to share this clip of a house tour (click here to view) of one of the fabulous houses Mary designed. I know you will enjoy. It is a must watch!
Let me preface this post by saying I am in love with the show Million Dollar Decorators.
The show is a look into the dynamics of being a HIGH-end designer and it is so interesting. The show makes me happy but not for the reason you may think. I just need to say that I am so happy I am not them. The designers themselves are fabulous and I love Mary McDonald the most!! Some of the clients of the designers however are insanely dilutional and I would choke them if I were the designer. The editing on the show probably exaggerates to the extreme the clients reactions to not loving a $25,000 rug but I still die. So the show makes me happy because it makes me appreciate my simple little life with realistic people and realistic goals. To make a house more important than life itself is stupid. That’s all I’m sayin’. However I am still totally hooked on this show!!!
Gonna start a new weekly blog featuring my favorite tutorials circling the internet that week. The tutorials may feature decor, fashion, or even great recipes. Basically anything that teaches you to make something great I want to share. I will even throw in a few of my own projects in the mix as I continue to work on my home.
So here is my first Tutorial Tuesday:
How to clean out a bulb to make vases or candle holders…
Here are examples of fabulous things made from the empty bulbs:
A vase for single flowers or modern blades of grass!
Light bulb candle holders, so cute!
Do you have anymore “light bulb” ideas? Send them to me so we can all share!
I strolled over to “The Lettered Cottage” today and found a “must do” project. They made a sunburst mirror out of two packs of wooden shims and a simple round mirror from Hobby Lobby. All it took to put together was some liquid nails and some creativity, and bam…
A fabulous mirror. I am thinking I will most certainly have to try this project out myself. I think I will gold-leaf it though to match my decor. Click here to see more about this project as well as the rest of the fabulous porch redo at “The Lettered Cottage”.