Well, as you may have read by now…I did not make it to week 2 on Creating with the Stars. My knockoff was in the bottom 3…so away we go! A big congratulations to all that are continuing on!!! All of us should be proud we were selected in the first place. No sad faces allowed.
So here she is. Cue the music…sing it Stevie…
Isn’t she lovely!
Isn’t she wonderful!
Isn’t she precious!
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love
I am completely proud of her even if the votes didn’t reflect her awesomeness. She was made from scratch and as Stevie sang– made from love. A love of all things fabulous!
You better believe I will be sharing a tutorial on how I made her when I am allowed to release it!
It’s a little bittersweet not going on in the competition. My mind was already on the next project. Maybe it’s for the best, since I do have an entire bathroom to remodel and tile, let alone a kitchen to finish.
I am keeping her in my office and she is going to be used for storing my work stuff. So, you guys will get to see my office pretty soon! The art on the wall that I DIY’ed will also be staying. I really like the arrangement.
I also want to give a BIG THANK YOU to Kristin from The Hunted Interior for all her advice and expertise! She was a dream to work with and it really didn’t feel like ‘work’ collaborating with her. She’s one busy blogger and she took the time to give me ideas on everything from projects to styling. It was pure fun and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
Also, if you haven’t yet…check out my post on spring trends and enter to win that $150 to shop West Elm or Target!
Now I am going to go whisper sweet nothings to my pretty little green cabinet…
Howdy! Today I am sharing the review of our new Rugs USA area rug. I’m being a little sneaky because this rug is meant for my office, but the office isn’t ready to share yet. I brought it up to the living room and I got to say I really like it in here! It might have to stay here, I don’t know.
I selected the Rugs USA Moroccan Diamond Shag Grey Rug. I chose this rug for a few reasons. I love the look of Moroccan shag rugs. They are so plush and beautiful. I wanted something plush for my office space since it is in the basement and it is cooler down there. I also needed a rug that had gray in it. I loved that this rug had a gray option.
Another plus to this rug is that it comes in a variety of sizes. I selected the 6’7 x 9 size based on my room measurements for the office. As you can see, it also fits nicely in my living room leaving about a foot border of the hardwoods. I love using rugs to anchor and define a space.
Sam is a big fan of this new rug too. Everyone in the fam has been walking on it barefoot because it is so comfy on the footsies!
I love the larger pattern too. It is a nice way to bring in some pattern without being too over-powering.
A lot of Moroccan shag rugs are wool but this one is 100% Polypropylene. So it is ideal if you have kids and pets. Easy to clean and vacuum. Zoey has spent many hours just laying and rolling on it.
Here’s just a few more shots of it in the living room. I am really considering leaving it in here now and doing something different in office. What do you think?
I think I am pretty sold on the fact that I may have to look for something else for the office now. These photos are convincing me!
I would highly recommend ordering from rugsusa.com you guys! They have a great selection and fantastic prices and sales. We are very happy with our new rug!
Plus, now until Feb. 19th thousands of rugs are 70% off plus free shipping!
This is a product review. As always, I only share things I love and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Don’t hate me, but I’ve been holding out on you guys! I’ve been working on something behind the scenes. I’m going to be revealing this project in 2 phases. Let’s just say it rhymes with “schmoffice”. If you are over the age of 2 and can crack that code– yes, I’m working on my home office. It’s in a part of the house I’ve never shown you guys before and I am really, really excited about the design.
Over the past couple weeks, I’ve had to make some decisions and source some items. Today, I wanted to share some of the stylish office chairs I’ve come across.
All of the chairs are at different price points so I am going to feature them Low $$$ to High $$$.
Ghost Chair bizchair.com
Acrylic Rumor Chair Target.com
Knot Chair in Black Home Decorators
Hi-back Office Chair in White Zyder Stores
Stratum Office Chair CB2
Eames Style DSX Fiberglass Chair Modernica.net
Saddle Office Chair West Elm
Viceroy Chair Ballard Designs
I will be keeping you up to date on some progress on this space…but I am saving those big reveals!
You can still enter to win a Home Right Steam Machine click here.
On the Campaign Trail || Door Bling
It’s no secret that I love campaign dressers. I haven’t had any luck thrifting one yet and I stress the yet. Until I find one or IKEA hack one, I thought I could give a little nod to the dresser I love so much. My front door got a fresh coat of paint and it was looking a little drab still so I decided to add some bling– campaign style!
When I was at Home Depot this week, I wondered in the hardware aisle and saw these and instantly thought of adding them to my door.
Only $2.47 for a pack of four. I got three packs to add around the three windows on our front door. Just a little something to add a little more interest and gold, oh how I am loving gold!
This foyer has come a long way baby!! I almost forgot what it used to look like.
Not the real Donatella Versace, but the Maya Rudolph version. Yep, my foyer used to say, “GET OUT!!!!!”
Now my foyer is like, “Isn’t she lovely!” I have Stevie Wonder singing in my head.
We’ll be breaking that down next week. All the details and projects and sharing our penny-pinching ways.
Today, I am sharing some new canvas art with you! I love to hang things on my walls that have meaning. Geezees Canvas Art designs unique canvas art from your own words and personal photos. Their collection is amazing and no matter what your style you will find something to your taste. Here’s the fab word art that they designed for us.
The process is really easy. You select the words you want to use. Then, you choose your layout, fonts, background and font colors. The clean lines and high contrast totally work with our style.
We are going to play a bit. Here’s a few different ways to display your word art. I love to lean a few pieces of art on a long table. I don’t like to be too matchy-matchy but have things that work together.
Displayed on its own, it makes a statement.
It’s fun to put interesting art on or above your bar cart. Give your guests something fun to read while they are filling their glass.
Word art adds interest to a gallery wall. I love gallery walls that tell a story and this word art tells our story. You guys are getting a little teaser today, our gallery wall is not quite finished yet…
Check out Geezees Canvas Gallery to get some inspiration for your very own word art on canvas. I am totally smitten with ours and it makes me smile every time I see it.
This is a sponsored post, but as always I only share things I love and all opinions are 100% mine.
Today we are sharing our projects for Week 3 of the Inspired Design Challenge. West Elm was our inspiration for the week and I am excited to reveal our latest DIY!
As you know, we are collecting items for our very first gallery wall in our home. I really want this wall to speak to who we are as a family. I’ve been printing photos, collecting art, making things, and this August we will be revealing our gallery wall.
I have loved this West Elm Abstract Art Collection since the first time I saw it:
I wanted one feature piece on our wall since a lot of the other items are smaller. When I saw these, I knew this was something that me and the boys could make together.
This project cost us less than $15 which I love because the West Elm version was a lot more than I was willing to pay.
To build the canvas:
• A canvas drop cloth (I got mine at Lowes) Super inexpensive!
• wood for frame from the Lumber Dept. 12 ft for a 3 x 2 1/2 foot frame
• wood screws and drill
• staple gun and staples
There are several ways to build a frame for your canvas, from trial and error we have learned to add corner pieces to ensure a sturdy and level frame.
My boys were excited to paint with me. We took it outdoors since the weather has been absolutley gorgeous!
We just used the art and craft paint we already had on hand. We didn’t use any fancy brushes, just basic craft brushes. I made the first brush stroke and we took turns painting line after line.
Once we got our black brush strokes painted, we followed with white brush strokes, filling in and blending all the gaps.
I am still recovering from being sick all week, but this was a fun low-key activity that I could do with the kids. I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.
I think we did pretty darn good! I haven’t decided on how I want to frame it yet. My first instinct is gold, but I may change my mind.
I really love the contrast and texture. Layering the paint worked really well. I showed the boys the inspiration image and they felt like professional little artists. They were so proud. A nice little memory for us to share and I love that we all worked together to create it.
Are you ready to see the rest of the Week 3 projects?
1. Jennifer from Brave New Home
2. Lindsay from Life of Splendor
3. Angie from Angie’s Roost
4. Sara from Embrace My Space
Next week is Anthropologie! Always a great source for inspiration!
Linking to: Give Me the Goods Monday, Tip & Tricks Tutorial Party