Friday, October 29, 2010

loving: black doors

A few weeks back I was watching the Real Housewives of DC and noticed Mary's front door. It looked just like mine (pictured below) but the door was painted black. And I've been thinking about it ever since! I just love the contrast with the white trim and side windows. I am going to paint the front of the door this week so it's the perfect time to paint the back too!

Here are a few more examples.. What do you all think?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

in the red

A few weeks back I went shopping with a friend/client and we picked up this adorable little demilune table. It was just screaming for a makeover. The owner wanted something a little brighter than my usual white. She wanted a bolder accent color for her entryway. Here is what it looked like when we picked it up.

After a little sanding, some primer and some red spray paint here she is in her new home!

Monday, October 25, 2010

pillow talk

I've been on a pillow kick this week. I might have a slight obsession...

First I turned this vintage grain sack I picked up a couple weeks back into an adorable pillow. I just love the vintage burlap.

Then I made another fleur de lis pillow, this time on linen! I love it. I made a few and have them listed in my etsy store.

Next up is one of these fabulous ruffle pillows that Emily made!

Friday, October 22, 2010

sage dresser

This reveal has been a long time coming. I picked up it almost a year ago and it has been sitting in my garage ever since. But finally, it go the makeover it deserved.

I loved the beadboard look it has and thought it would be perfect after a little paint. I started by priming it with a little Kilz and then giving it two coats of Benjamin Moore's Silver Sage. It's the same paint I used on the walls in my living room. It's a fantastic palest of pale sage. I painted the wooden knobs in the same color too. A couple coats of poly and here it is!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

chalkboard wall?

I'm seriously considering painting one wall in my kitchen with black chalkboard paint. I think it will make the kitchen look a little less formal and is an inexpensive project! Here are a few pictures of chalkboard walls I'm loving. I'd love to hear what you all think!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Eddie Ross Recap

I had such a fabulous time at Terrain Friday night for a workshop with Eddie Ross. He and Jaithan were so sweet! And of course I just love Terrain. I leave there more and more inspired every time I go!

First a few pics of Terrain itself. If you've been living under a rock for the past year or so (just kidding) Terrain is Anthropologie's first home/garden center. It's an old nursery and the sell the most fantastic plants and home decor. The whole thing has such a rustic feel, it's really fabulous. If you are in the Philadelphia area you really must make a stop.

So I loved these flower boxes with burlap lining..

The first room of home accessories. Stunning.

 Trying to find a place for one of these vintage grape crates in my house. They are beautiful!

 You all know my love for cloches. I had to bring one home with me.. just look at all the choices!

 LOVED the terrariums. I am working on doing one in my kitchen..

 How amazing is this soaking tub?? Did I mention they also sell gorgeous lotions, soaps and any other bath goodie you can imagine?

 I just adore these vintage looking candle filled glasses! I think I'm going to have to try this one for myself!

 So this table was seriously in the bathroom. It was gorgeous.

 Such a simple candle holder for the fall. I love anything with burlap!

Now onto Eddie himself.... Eddie was such a gracious host. He poured everyone a glass of wine when they walked in and introduced himself before the workshop got started.

First Eddie showed us how we could use gourds as serving pieces for the fall! They even served some soup out of a gorgeous pumpkin! Btw.. how gorgeous is that table?

Here is the unbelievable table setting Eddie put together. He used vintage pieces, burlap, colored tapers and pumpkins to create the perfect fall setting.

I loved this idea of putting a tealight in a mini white pumpkin!

 Now onto making our own centerpieces. We started out with the most gorgeous gray heirloom pumpkins.

We got to choose from the most amazing selection of flowers!

I chose some beautiful hydrangeas, roses and greenery. Here's my centerpiece! I could not believe how easy it was to create something so unique. I'll definitely be making more of these this fall!

Eddie and Jaithan. 

Me and Eddie.

I really had such a great time. Hopefully Eddie will be back with more workshops at Terrain!