hello sunshine! diy wood shim sign

diy wood shim summer sign

    You know you're having a great summer when you're too busy to blog. Seriously, this summer has been nutso! But in the I'm-having-so-much-fun-work-is-cramping-my-style kind of way. Our life has been full of amazing trips, house projects, friends & family, and plenty of patio … [Read more...]

oh, for the love of lighting!


Interior designer Ruby Ross Wood said, "There is one fundamental fact about lighting. Where there is no light, there is no beauty." Ruby knew what she was talking about. Lighting can make all the difference in a room. Curtis and I wanted to find the perfect lighting for our new hallway … [Read more...]

foyer & hallway makeover


  I have been ridiculously excited to show you guys this makeover! It's the kind of makeover that makes me feel like I have a whole new house. It's so beautiful! What would the after pictures be without some befores for comparison. The foyer & hall were painted a grayish … [Read more...]

paper triangle mobile

paper triangle mobile

    How about a lovely hanging mobile to help usher in spring? Start by cutting 2 inch strips of paper. Then cut the strips into 2 inch x 2 inch squares. Now cut each square in half diagonally. And your triangles are ready for sewing! Sew your triangles … [Read more...]

IKEA hack entry table


  First things first. You've probably noticed I've been absent for a month. Curtis & I tackled a major overhaul in March. We'll get to all that makeover goodness soon enough. Next, you may be asking "What is an IKEA hack?" An IKEA hack is repurposing standard IKEA furniture into a … [Read more...]

glitter book page wreath


  It's no secret that I love using book pages for all kinds of projects. Here's an easy wreath tutorial that uses a straw wreath form, book pages and a stapler. Oh and some glitter spray, if you feel so inclined. Start by tearing out your book pages. Loosely fold a page like … [Read more...]

concrete letters

dipped concrete letter

    So remember last fall when I got waaaaay into concrete? In case you've forgotten....             Ok, now that we're all on the same page. The concrete love continues with these diy concrete letters & … [Read more...]

copper leaf heart

copper leaf heart

  Here's my problem with 99.9% of Valentine's Day decorations; I hate them. The over-the-top, garish, pink and red eye sores the stores try to pass off as decorations makes me feel a bit ill. Pair that with my self declared color of the year and the copper leaf heart was … [Read more...]

before & after: copper chandelier

copper chandelier

  There's nothing quite like an amazing before and after picture. Take a look at this hideous chandelier I picked up from the thrift store for $5.00. I pretty much hate almost everything about this chandelier; the glass bowls, the metal rims on the glass and the fact that the arms face … [Read more...]

sparkling throws

faux bois throw

    I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I can't believe how quickly it came this year. I have about a half a dozen Christmas posts that I just never got to. I suppose they'll have to wait for next year. I love throws. They add so much warmth and texture to a space. If … [Read more...]