an IKEA hack

 ...which also happens to be my very first.

Surely you've seen this light...
Well, as much as I loved it in black, I really wanted a color...something bold and bright!

So I went for it.

And man, am I glad I did...

I've still got a ways before revealing the whole room to you, but here's a start.

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A thrifted frame...

can always be put to good use.

If you remember, Grady and I took a trip to the Wine Country back in October.  Usually on our trips I like to bring back a bold piece of art...and, although I found a few things in San Franscisco, I was devastated that I never found anything in the Sonoma/Napa area.

Luckily, I took a ton of pictures. :)
This one was one of my favorites.  It was taken at Lambert Bridge, a to die for winery in Healdsburg.

After a little tweaking in Photoshop, I printed it out and stuck it in this old, $2 thrifted frame.

There's always a use for a thrifted frame.

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Wednesday Redo: Stenciled Chair

I've gotta admit, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have thought of this...
So, thank goodness there are people out there that do!

Check out the whole tutorial over at a little bite of EVERYTHING.

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Dressed and Ready.

I had a second to fill the shelves this weekend...although I do apologize, it was cloudy and rainy all weekend, so my pictures could have been better. 
(I should have waited, but I was much too impatient.) 


(and opened)

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The Newest Addition...

I wish I had a fabulous tutorial to share with you...
with detailed pictures and a complete how-to...
but I have none of those.
Wood work isn't and probably never will be in my cards.

Instead, I have Pop.
I guess you haven't met Pop before (that's him in the green, by the way).
Despite the incredible pieces of furniture he's created, he's always been pretty modest about his carpentry skills.
But, if you ask me...

a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Wednesday Redo: Thrift Store Vases

Even if you don't frequent a thrift store, chances are you've seen these before. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever been in one where I didn't see one or two.

...and when you know what they can look like with a little tlc, the 50 cent price tag seems even better than too good to be true.

Check out Anderson & Grant's thrift store transformity HERE.

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Making Headway...

Last week I showed you the craft room...
Well, I had a chance to get a few things organized since then...and even hang a few things in the process.

Maybe you remember the "wow wall" from the old house?
I did love that set up...but unfortunately it just wasn't working in this small space. So, I had to revamp it. Instead, I hung the pieces of fabric on strands of jute.

There's still a few things to do yet in here, but I'm making headway. ;)

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