Archive: May, 2011

May 31, 2011

Bold Blue

I’ve always been hesitant to put bright colors on the wall, but all of the pretty blue in this home is so refreshing. hmmm- Its making me rethink my neutral home! I love that she painted the railing hot pink! via automatism/

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May 26, 2011

CONTEST Shabby Apple Dresses

Attention all readers… In this Contest you have a chance to win 1 of 18 different dresses from Shabby Apple.

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Da Vinci
Spanish Steps
Any of the Bow Skirts (Adelaide, Francine, or Tess.)
Tuxedo III
Mariposa Grove
Azure Coast
Anchors Away
The Traveler
Frida K
Sundance Kid
La Noche Negra
Moon River

Shabby Apple has a beautiful selection of women’s dresses, little girls dresses, and maternity dresses. You can also find a wonderful selection of white women’s dresses for summertime.

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May 25, 2011

IKEA Barstool DIY

FROM this

INGOLF Bar Stool %59.99 & $69.99

TO this:

I saw these beautiful chairs on Don’t they look amazing with turquoise paint?

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May 24, 2011

Recycled Brown Wrapping Paper

I love the idea of simple brown paper to wrap presents. Then, add colorful twine, ribbon, and tags to customize. If you don’t have a stash of brown paper bags at home, you can purchase rolls of brown wrapping paper from

May 24, 2011

Painted Furniture

Have you ever painted a piece of old or ugly furniture? It is amazing how you can transform a piece and really give it new life. I discovered this Etsy store where you can order a custom piece…they will do all the painting, you just pick out the piece that you like. This definitely makes it easy, although a lot more expensive. They have a lot of gorgeous furniture. My favorite piece is the one in the first photo, the sideboard/buffet. I think I actually like it the way it is- with no paint.

P.S. My current dining table is an old wood craigslist table that I painted a cottage white color. It was a fun and somewhat easy project that I worked on outside and in my garage.

May 19, 2011

Summer Wreath

I decided that it was time to take down my winter wreath yesterday. I have one of those white feather wreaths and I love it for winter.

I was googling wreaths to find some pretty ideas for spring and summer and found this AMAZING succulent wreath. After some digging, I found the ENTIRE DIY on Prudent Baby. Ahhh, I am so excited… how fun!

May 19, 2011

Floor Runner Rugs

Dash and Albert, $84

West Elm, $149 (black/ivory, expresso/ivory)

Dash and Albert, $115, Surya, $183

Surya, $213, Crate & Barrel, $39.95

I’m searching for a floor runner for the entry from the garage into my home. I am thinking stripes or chevron pattern, but debating whether I purchase something colorful or stick with neutral. My fave colorful runner is the first one, and my favorite neutral rug is the brown and cream chevron pattern rug.

hmmmm, decisions, decisions!

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May 19, 2011

Vietnam Island Villa

If you have a bit of change to spare, you can own one of these 4 bedroom/4 bath, 5,834 Sq Ft villas on an island off of the southeast coast of Vietnam.

Each villa features security monitoring systems, built-in sound systems, flat-screen televisions, WiFi, premium European home appliances and individual wine cellars, bedrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, personalized deck areas, open living and dining rooms, a deck with shower area, & a poolside area with cozy sun loungers!

The resort complex actually has anything you would ever need: shops, a cooking school, two restaurants, two bars, a library and a state-of-the-art gym. No need to ever leave!

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