Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day, friends! My friend Carrie and I are enjoying a little lake time. When we work gigs together, people frequently ask if we're sisters, haha. Cheers! 
My Swimsuit: Reef - {last seen here}
Carrie's swimsuit: H&M - {similar here and here, here and here, and here}

Monday, August 25, 2014

Neutrals

Top - Ann Taylor, recent...check local stores
Shorts - LOFT {similar here}
Espadrilles - Christian Louboutin "Tiburon," thrifted {last seen here}
PurseChloĆ© "Paraty" {last seen here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Bonnie"
Necklaces - thanks to oNecklace {here} and J.Crew {last seen here}
Bracelet - Vintage
Watch - Michael Kors {similar here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}
Nails - CND Shellac "Pink Bikini" {here}

Happy Monday friends! I've been working on filling and rearranging this wall behind me with art - I'm about halfway there. Bandit is also doing what I call "runny bunny"....that is when he won't stay still for pictures! Have a fabulous week - I can't believe summer is almost over!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

1970s Nightstand Rehab Project


Hello! Today I'm sharing this project I've been working on for a while - a 1970s nightstand rehab. I found these two nightstands on the local Atlanta Craiglist for $50 each and snatched them up. My original plan was just to paint them white (Sherwin Williams "Snowbound"), but once I got them home, I decided they were too chunky for my space and I also noticed humidity damage. However, I loved the detail on the doors and the brass hardware. I talked my Dad into building new cabinet boxes and we salvaged the doors (and inside drawer). I ordered the feet online (from Osborne Wood) and was planning to use marble remnants for the tops. That appeared to be too expensive so the last step in this project was painting and adhering wood tops. I love the way they turned out! Here are some photos along the way...

On the left - both nightstands (the previous owner had started to sand them). On the right - my Dad working on cleaning and sanding the doors as I paint the boxes. He also shiny-ed up all the hardware.

Some construction pictures my Dad took during the build.

On the left - the left door has 3 coats of primer and 2 coats of the paint; the right door has 1 coat of primer. On the right - all the feet getting a few coats of paint.

They are actually the same color (Sherwin Williams "Snowbound") - the one on the right sits close to a window and reflects light differently. My new bed from Overstock {headboard here}.

Above - Aralia leaf, rose quartz, and mini orchid. Inside detail showing the salvaged drawer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Butterfly Explosion

Dress - Diane von Furstenberg "Suron" in Butterfly Explosion, thrifted {here in size 0, though not cheap}
Heels - Brian Atwood "Divine" {similar hereherehere, and here} {last seen here}
Clutch - m.n.ologie {here}
Earrings - Kate Spade {similar here and here}
Bracelet - Asos {similar here and here}
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Odd title, right? Ha, I thought it was an odd name for this dress print! Greetings - you may have noticed my "mild" DVF wrap dress obsession. Here is a new one I scored on eBay (second hand, of course) at a good price. I just love these - they're comfy, adjustable, and flattering. Have a wonderful week and as always, thanks for dropping by!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tiburon

Top - Merona at Target, old {last seen here}
Skirt - LOFT, old {last seen here}
Espadrilles - Christian Louboutin "Tiburon," thrifted {seen here in brown}
Purse (not pictured) - Rebecca Minkoff "Swing" {last seen here}
Earrings - Kendra Scott "Elle" {similar here}
Necklace - thanks to oNecklace {here}
Bracelet - Vintage
Ring - thanks to Anjolee {here}

Hi friends - wearing a few older things today, but wanted to show off these new (to me) Louboutin espadrilles I found at Goodwill for....$6, yes, only $6! I have the same exact pair in brown and those were found in a thrift store (brand new, too) two years ago for $35. The black ones are not new - in fact, they're well broken in, but they're perfectly my size and budget so I snatched them up. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Simple Side Table

Hi friends! Today I would like to showcase a side table I bought and painted recently. I found this in a local antique store and really liked the design on the legs. It was originally painted blue with a crackle finish so I pulled out the orbital palm sander to try and sand down the crackle finish on the top surface as much as possible.  Two coats of primer and two coats of Sherwin Williams "Snowbound" later, it was finished!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!