Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chippy Side Tables

About a month ago, I shared this guest post over at Country Chic Paint.


I always love when I find a matching pair of something, as they seem to sell quite quickly, and I love the symmetry of having two.


You can see the details of the colors and technique I used here.

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Transforming Your Walls Without Paint

I'm always looking for new and creative ways to transform the spaces in our home!

Here is a fantastic roundup featured over at Today.com on 10 Ways to Transform Your Walls Without Paint

It just so happens to include a feature from yours truly!


After reading the article though, I'm thinking some sort of Sharpie treatment (like below) is in store…
A Beautiful Mess
What's your favorite way to transform a wall right now, without using paint? Renters, I know you've got something to say on this one...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Special Interruption

I interrupt this weekend broadcast to bring you a special announcement (and reason why I've been so MIA).


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quick PSA: Add A Warm Water Spigot

Living in Seattle, we have pretty mild temperatures.

So when we get sun, we must take advantage!


One of the best upgrades we made when building our house was to add a hot water spigot to the front and back yard.

First of all, I realize that this is a major first world LUXURY. The fact that millions of people globally don't even have clean water, yet my kids have WARM clean water to PLAY in, is not lost on me.

We have been longtime supporters of this global organization that supports efforts to get water to developing nations.

Second, this has totally revolutionized how my kids get to enjoy the Seattle sun.


And I love that.

So this is a quick PSA that if you are building your home, and have the opportunity to add these little luxuries to your build plan, DO IT. 

It'll extend your outdoor play by several months, and make you the hit of the neighborhood.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Think Pink…Thrift Store Baby Doll Bassinet Makeover

I don't have many opportunities to use pink in this house.


But despite the mounds of blue that exist in my house, I really do love a good pink.


This is a new revelation for me too.

So when I spotted this darling vintage baby doll bassinet while thrifting last weekend (for $2 mind you), I knew it'd look so sweet with a few coats of Country Chic Paint's Vintage Cupcake.


It had clearly been well-loved by some sweet little girl before (I love imagining the story of these pieces when I get them…as if they have feelings).

I cleaned up the bassinet with a wet cloth, sanded gently on the flat surfaces with a 220 grit sanding block, and then slapped on two coats of paint in Vintage Cupcake.


Always wanting to "rough it up" a little, I finished it off with a coat of Antique Wax, let that dry and buffed it out with a soft cloth.


I love how the Antique Wax adds so much more dimension to the color.


I'm minorly in love with these hand-sewn dollies that look like they belong perfectly in this sweet bassinet. 

They were loaned to us just for the day, but were originally made by her.



I love my boys, but it was fun to pretend with this really girly pink, and these really girly dolls.

Even if just for the day.


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I married my best friend in 2006, and we started a family in 2010. Our house is still a work in progress in becoming a home - who knew there would be so many projects with new construction?! I love flavored coffee creamers, reality TV and anything Husky sports-related. My confession is that I only make boxed cookies, don't do grocery delivery (they don't have samples!), and am slightly obsessed with being a mom to boys.

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