Monday, May 30, 2011

red, white and blue

Happy Memorial Day! In honor of the holiday I thought I'd share some red, white and blue decor! Enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2011

greek key

A couple weeks ago I picked up this dated faux wood tray. It was in desperate need for a makeover! I just loved the Greek key border though so I snatched it up! Here it is after a good cleaning...

I started out by spraying the whole thing with my favorite Heirloom White..

After a few coats I found some left over gray paint I had laying around and hand painted over the key design. Here it is on my coffee table... Perfect for the summer!  I think it'll be great for bringing drinks out on our deck!

Monday, May 23, 2011

sarah's cottage

Please tell me you're all watching Sarah's Summer House on HGTV! Finally it has come to the US. Last summer Sarah's cottage aired in Canada and now it's finally here! I personally love Sarah Richardson's design style so I've been looking forward to this forever! Here are some pics of the finished project!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

starting with a blank slate

It's not very often I have the chance to refinish a piece of furniture that is completely unfinished. So when a client purchased this vanity in Lancaster a few weeks back I jumped at the chance to paint it!

We decided to paint stain the top of it with a dark stain and paint the rest black. I love how it came out! And I love that I didn't have to strip it all down even more! Please ignore the sponge painting on the walls.. that's up next!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

easy makeover

My sister found this stool a little while ago and thought I could give it a makeover. Oh how I've taught her well! It had good lines but the terrible needlepoint just had to go!

So I painted it with some flat black paint and then recovered the top with some tan linen I had around. Super easy and it makes a huge difference! (pardon the terrible picture, it was so dark out I had to use the flash!)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Calypso St Barths for Target

Please tell me you all have checked this out already! It's fantastic! I love the look of Calypso's upscale line but the prices, not so much... So I couldn't wait to see the Target line in person! Here are some of my favorites:

 I LOVE this pouf. It looks like an expensive one you see in all the shelter mags. And it's only $60!!! I ran to the store to pick this baby up for myself!

These candles are a steal! The regular Calypso candles don't come cheap..and it's huge!

How fun is this pillow? It's even more gorgeous in person! It's actually embroidered!

Now for some accessories.. I love this little clutch! And would you believe it's less than $15?

They even have fantastic wedges that look just like the full priced line!

And if you need a beach bag... this one is stunning!!