Wednesday, December 21, 2011

wordless wednesday: beautiful trees


Thursday, December 15, 2011

a vintage buffet

A few months back, well way back, a dear friend gave me a buffet and dining table that she was getting rid of. It was in pretty bad shape but I love these old vintage pieces! At the time, I had only known I was pregnant for a few weeks and was thinking about keeping the buffet for a nursery. So once the first trimester was over and I was up for a little painting I began thinking about how I wanted to paint it. When we found out we were expecting a boy I knew I had to do something a little different. My standard white just wasn't going to cut it. I looked through the Benjamin Moore fan deck until I found the perfect shade of gray. It's called gray. Seriously. It's the perfect dark gray for a little boys room!

Here she is freshly delivered in my garage....

I used some gray primer on this one since I was using a darker paint. I also decided I would reuse the brass hardware so I primed them and then painted them with a flat black spray paint. Two coats of paint and some poly later here it is up in the baby's little nursery...

I love that it has so much storage with both drawers and cabinets! And because it's so long it will be perfect for a changing area too! Now I just need to get around to ordering that crib...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

easiest Christmas project ever!

I saw this picture from One House Love on Pinterest a few weeks ago and thought it was such a cute project!

Seriously so easy! And it only took minutes! I used a few different sized vase filler type ornaments I had around and some small magnets from the craft store. Then just use a dab of hot glue to attach the magnets to the ornament. That's it!

Friday, December 9, 2011

free printables!

I've seen so many cute printable gift tags and other holiday goodies in the past few weeks so I thought I'd post them all!

These are from Sass & Peril. They are seriously cute. Click here to download!

A few of my favorites are from Jones Design Company. Emily is seriously talented. Check out these gift tags! She even has a few different colors!

And if you are looking for a last minute party invitation Emily has that covered too. So cute!

How about some adorable art? This word tree is from Simple As That. Great to use yourself or a gift!  And it comes in 4 different colors!

How cute are these round gift tags from Smile Like You Mean It? Click here to get them!


Friday, December 2, 2011

pretty packaging

Yes, I'm thinking about wrapping Christmas presents already! I love to pick one color or theme every year. This year I'm thinking a more natural, neutral look. I searched pinterest for some inspiration....

Here's what I came up with...


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sarah's House: Holiday Edition

You may remember a previous post about Sarah Richardson's farmhouse from her show Sarah's House... She has it ready for the holidays in Canadian House & Home! The pictures are stunning! It's just what you would imagine for a country house!

Monday, November 28, 2011

christmas project ideas

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I'm busy doing some Christmas decorating today and thought I'd share some cute project ideas that are perfect for the holidays!

How cute is this spray painted welcome mat? Such a great idea!

I would love to receive these bath fizzies as a gift! Martha Stewart really thinks of everything!

How about adding a little glitter to plain pillar candles? Who doesn't love a little sparkle for the holidays? So easy when you use double sided tape! Click here for the instructions!

Love these ornament magnets from Young House Love!

More glitter.. but so cute! And cheap! Glitter Reindeer.

No sew ruffle tree skirt from Miss Mustard Seed! If I hadn't bought one last year I'd be all over this project!