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8.29.2012

THAT STAGE

You know the stage when you’re designing a space and it’s not quite done, but it’s not too shabby either?  Well that’s where my office is right now.

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I still have a good ways to go, but it’s surely getting there! I’m trying to figure out what color drapes to hang and then I need to start on my gallery wall.  I also need to paint the inside of the closet and the french dresser that I’m planning to put inside of the closet.  I need two of me. 

8.27.2012

A CHAIR IS JUST A CHAIR…

Until you paint it gold and cover it in leopard!

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Remember the before?  It was a nasty little chair from Goodwill that I left and you guys told me to go back and it it.

I have not had a chance to stage her, but here she is in all of her glory.  Right outside of the upholsterers warehouse!

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I’ll take a better shot soon.  But for now, I’m smitten! Not only am I excited about how the chair turned out, but now I’m ready to upholster all of my old chairs!

 

So what do you think?! Like or LOVE?!?!

 

8.23.2012

FABRIC FOUND. CHAIR GONE.

I finally dropped my chair off at the upholsterer! It took longer than I thought to decide on the fabric I wanted to use.  While in Hobby Lobby the other day, I walked over to the fabric section just to see what they had available (not really thinking they would have anything I wanted).  There it was, some leopard print fabric on the clearance rack for 10.99 a yard!

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It was perfect! AND, it was in the right color for my space (black and off white).  I grabbed that roll so fast and said I’ll take all of it!

So on Monday, I happily packed my chair into the truck and took it to get dolled up.

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The best part about this makeover is how quickly it will be done.  I’m set to pick the chair up on Saturday so I’ll have a reveal for you on Monday unless you follow me on instagram.  I'm totally addicted to instagram!

Oh, I used my trusty Rub n Buff in antique gold on the chair, tooSmile

8.17.2012

HELLO.

It’s Friday and I haven’t touched base with you guys about anything.  We went away on vacation last week and all 3 of my boys started school this week! I did have a few rough days with my four year old, but today he did great upon arriving to school.  There were no “Mommy I’m sick”.  No “I don’t want to go to school anymore”.  It made my day a lot less stressful, because with those words came lots of crying and yelling and much more than I’d care to shareSmile  Today he’s good so I ‘m going to take that as a “I’ve made it over the hump” kind of thing and move forward. 

A few of you asked about the gold used on my VITTSJO shelving units from IKEA. 

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Well let me tell you a secret… It was Rub n Buff! 

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I used it on my office chair (I’ll show it to you soonWinking smile)

It only took about 2.5 tubes to do both units and it was the easiest thing in all of my DIY projects.  I decided against spray paint because it is CRAZY HOT in Georgia.  Plus, I feared I would have damaged the units by running from wasps so I just used my rub n buff in the comfort of my wasps free home!

Now, I’m ready to tackle the closet. 

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I’m going to keep the strips going, but change the color.  Since black is an accent in the space, I’m thinking black and beige (same color as walls) stripes and then adding a pink campaign dresser.  That’s IF it will fit!  If not, then I’ll just do a french dresser instead.  I need a ton of storage so something has to be shoved up in there for that!  

This project is definitely going at a slow pace.  I’m gearing up for Fall with my bracelets (shameless plug!)

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And I’m in the middle of finishing up a wholesale order. Soooo…. I’ll keep you posted on the progressSmile

 

Happy Weekend, Peeps!

8.07.2012

STYLING THE BOOKCASES

Now that the bookcases are gold, it’s time to style them! I’m not a fan of styling bookcases.  I love the finished look, but putting it together is hell!  For mine, I knew that I wanted to display my favorite and prettiest things.  AND they could be fragile because after all, this is my space and I will have a lock on the doorSmile

Here are a few snapshots of how the styling process is coming together

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I knew I wanted to display my globes on top.  I started by placing a few up there to get a feel of how it would look.  Now that I see it, I’ll continue to add them.  The black magazine files were added last night just to see if I liked them.  I do so the stickers are coming off and I’m going to purchase more.  The wine decanter may seem a bit odd sitting there, but its one of my favorite thifting finds and I love looking at it.  It will stay.

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The pink boxes are being used to store my bracelet supplies.  I was making bracelets the other night and looked up to see gold, black, turquoise, and hot pink material laying on my table and was instantly inspired so that’s the direction I’m headed in with the pieces I add to the bookcase.

 

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And I can finally display my favorite jewelry pieces without little hands getting to them! I love love love that!

Ok, that’s all I have for now. The boys are headed back to school next week so we are getting things together and my bracelet business has really taken off.  I would not have thought things would be coming together like this for me. 

8.01.2012

GOING FOR THE GOLD!

I’m doing a bit of swooning over in these parts.  I decided that gold was the way to go for my VITTSJO shelving unit from IKEA and boy oh boy was I (and you guys, too!) right!!

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I’m working on the other one today so I’ll try to style them and have them ready for their real debut by Friday! I’m excited!