Monday, September 29, 2014

Tween Girl Pink + Coral Bedroom

It's only taken a year to get my older daughter's bedroom fully decorated.  We had the basics done pretty quickly (bed, bedding, wallpaper, dresser) after moving into this house but then all the little details just took some time.  I really wanted to make it her own and personalize it with her in mind.  So many of the artwork is my daughters, and surprisedly we did a lot of DIYs in her room. Dana Tolbert Photography took all the pictures of her room (except where noted).  They came out so good, and Dana really captured the details of the room.  Sources are below.

Monarch Bed: Land of Nod
Starburst Sheet Set and Strawberry Cabin Quilt: Serena and Lily
Berry Fleur Chinoise Pillows and Greek Key Pillow: Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Coral Lamu and Jaipur Wallpaper: Serena and Lily
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly
Coral X-benches: Target
Glass Drop Chandelier: Pottery Barn
Gold Deer Head: Zgallerie
Parsons Table: Overstock
Ghost Chair: Amazon
Flower Pillow, Mirror Side Table, Gold lamp, Pink Flower Vase: Target
Andy Warhol Sunset Print: One Kings Lane
Laura Painting Print: Michelle Armas
White Mirrored Bookcase: Home Decorators Collection
White Dresser: Ikea 
White Starburst Mirror: One Kings Lane
Pink Knobs: Anthropologie
Pink Morocaan Pouf: One Kings Lane
Owl Bookends: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler
Princess for Hire Series: Lindsey Leavitt
Owl Pillow: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler
Owl little vase: Anthropologie
Unicorn ring Holder: PBTeen
Curtains: Ikea and then I sewed pink pom pom ribbon on the sides
Gold prints and pink pencils: B is for Bonnie
Chalkboard: Ikea frame hack and chalkboard paint
Butterfly Artwork: DIY
Silk Flower Vase: DIY
Owl Painting: DIY
Bulletin Board: Covered a cork board with Jaipur Wallpaper

Let me know if you see something I didn't list!

Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY: Marble Gold Coffee Table

I'm finally posting a DIY project I did earlier this summer.  It's one of my favorite home decor Ikea hack/ Jonathan Adler knockoff project.  And everytime I walk by it, I smile!  I love Jonathan Adler's gold accent furniture, but each piece is well above my price range. So this is my alternative, and it's working perfectly.

I've done a lot of home projects with gold accenting.  Check out my post over at How Does She, where I talk about my favorite gold techniques for DIY projects.  This project will cost you less than $80.  Not bad for some glamour. 

Head yourself over to Ikea and pick up the Vittsjo nesting tables for $59.  Then pick up a can of Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint.  Put together the nesting table then spray paint the frame gold. Only the frame.

Then head over to Amazon and buy marble contact paper.  Then take the wood coffee table table, cut to size and cover with the marble contact paper.  Warning...sorry for the bad pictures!


You are done!  Put your glass top on the bottom of the coffee table.  Accessorize the top and enjoy!

Pillows: Home Goods and Britt Bass
Tray: Scotts Antique Market
Coffee Table Books: Gilt
Sofa: Vintage
Accent Pieces: crafted here and here and here
Boxes: Scotts Antique Market and Home Goods

Adult Game Night

Some of you know that I love to throw a fun-filled, laugh-your-pants off, adult game night!  When I lived in Connecticut, I use to host every year a chocolate party that was focused...well, on chocolate of course and games.  It doesn't stop at chocolate, though!  Adult game night, any night, is one of my favorite stay-at-home activity.  And I've picked up some fun adult games, throughout my game playing days.  I'm sharing a few of my games and food ideas over at Life on a Coach.  I also included a generic score sheet that can be used for any game.

Apple Picking Post

When Fall comes we love to go apple picking and all the yummy baking that follows after.  I did a fun post over at Or So She Says about our Southern apple picking experience.  And I included in the post a a chart that shows which apples are best to use in your different baking recipes.  So head over there to print up your chart before you head out to apple pick! And don't forget to check out my past posts that list my favorite apple pie recipe.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gold Techniques for Crafting and Home Decor

My post for How Does She is up!  I talk about gold techniques that I like to use in crafting and home decors.  Also my favorite brands to get the true "gold" look.  Check it out!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DIY: Constellation Horoscope Jewelry Dish

I tend to give my jewelry away as presents to my girlfriends' for their birthday or special events.  It's kind of a given!  But for some time I've been wanting to add a little something else to the jewelry gift, so it's not always the obvious necklace or pair of earrings.  So of course the next idea I thought was something for the jewelry to go in.  Another obvious!  But this craft idea I love and am kind of obsessed with right now.  Personalized and functional all in one, the constellation horoscope jewelry dish is just so easy (and cheap), you'll want to make one for all your girlfriends.

This easy project requires just a few items and 10 minutes of your time.
Supply List:
small ceramic bowl or box.  I got mine from Target for $2
graphite paper
gold metallic sharpie pen (get oil-based paint!--very important so it doesn't rub off over time)
writing pen
constellation horoscope print out

Instructions: print out the constellation printable.  Cut out the horoscope zodiac sign.  Then cut a small square of graphite paper.  You want to cut both the size/shape of the bowl. Place both in the bowl with the graphite writing side down.

Take your pen and trace the horoscope sign.  Apply pressure so the graphite transfers.  Once you are done, take it off and you will see the shape on the dish.  

Then take your oil-based metallic sharpie pen and retrace over the design.  Let it dry for few minutes then admire and make more!  That simple.  

Caution!  You might get addicted and all these little dishes will end up all over the house!  And its a favorite to have right on your night stand.  


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