Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cabinet Door Makeover

I think the old crusty cabinet doors turned into some pretty cool mirrors that my in-laws will love.

I love the keyhole the best.
Brees does too.
Even though I personally avoid mirrors, I love interesting ones around a house...the more over the top the better!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Insane For Brass

I was running errands today and stopped by one of my favorite junk shops and I spotted this amazing brass fixture and if I was redoing my kitchen I would so snag this up

I am so glad brass is back and everywhere. I never was a silver fan...I just think the gold tones are so much interesting and quite frankly silver comes off as cold and sterile.

Here are more ways to introduce brass:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Trash To Treasure

My father in law has been transferred from Tulane Medical to a long term care facility and the goal is to get him home. Brian and his sisters have decided to give his parents an early Christmas gift which is to makeover their master bedroom so he will have a fresh new space to come home to. Brian went in this past weekend to start this process and  the room has been emptied, painted, and flooring goes in today. He came home with 2 glass front cabinet doors that were found in his grandfather's barn and his mother wants us to do something with them so she can incorporate them in the room.

They are in pretty rough shape but I love that there is a keyhole in the frame and my idea is to refinish the wood and replace the glass with mirror. Since there are 2 of them I thought we could hang them on either side of the bed behind the bedside lamps. This bedroom has only 1 window and she chose grey as her wall color so reflecting the lamp light would really bounce some needed light around.
Here as some inspiration pics that I sent to her to give her some idea of what's going on in this head of mine:

She loves this idea so now it's time to get to work

Monday, September 26, 2011

Adding To The Collection

This weekend along with the Flea Market was the TACA Fall Craft Fair at Centennial Park. My favorite potter was there again, Anderson Bailey, so I had to grab another piece of his to add to the one I have.
Check out this amazing artist...I hope to add a piece every year to my small but beloved collection.

If I had to interpret his work into a room it would look something like this:

Source: via Alice on Pinterest

check him out

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Finds

7:45 am I was standing in the drizzle, in line, with the girls at an estate sale. This place was a time capsule and when the doors opened at 9:00 it was a feeding frenzy. We formulated a plan of splitting up in 3 different directions, each of us armed with sold stickers and bellies full of starbucks for rocket fuel. When the door opened and we stepped into the foyer, it was like angels were singing...the wallpaper was amazing! Very Florence Broadhurst. So after a few minutes this woman walks by with a roll of it in her hand. Brandy, who really wanted to somehow remove the paper that was up, was devastated. How could she miss that? Melanie comes walking up with a fab dress and hands it to me along with an adorable purse and says that those look like me. The woman with the roll of paper comments on the dress and I ask "How about we trade?" After a few seconds she agrees and I hand over the roll to Brandy who proceeded to attack me with hugs, kisses and tears. It was an epic girlfriend moment.

foyer wallpaper...good right?
purse that Melanie snagged for me
Watercolor art I found
Then we head to the Flea Market and scored there as well

this was sold but I thought it was super cool

great tiles for $1.00 each
and these 2 bad boys came home with me
Perfect day with the best of friends doing what we doesn't get much better than that.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Today is my baby girl's 17th birthday and she started the day with fever and sore throat. So a trip to the walk in clinic, negative strept test, and a big nap and she will be good to go to her fave sushi restaurant Wild Ginger tonight. This child entered the world in the most difficult way possible. The day started as a routine induction and 16 hours later, 5 epidurals (don't ask), general anesthesia, and a c-section produced the most beautiful baby that looked like a peach. Emily Ann always hated her hair because everyone wanted to touch her large amount of strawberry blonde ringlets and she wanted stick straight hair. To this day she is a slave to the flat iron and curses her genes. She is smart, quick witted, kind and doesn't tolerate people being cruel to others. She stands up for the kid that is different or maybe underprivileged and makes them feel like they belong. She never got caught up in clothing labels or wanting to feel trendy...she likes what she likes and screw everybody else. I'm so proud of her and the thought of her leaving next fall makes me want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head. Happy Birthday Madame Em...Mommy loves you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain

Once again it's a cloudy day here. I've cleaned the closet so the next cloudy day activity is to cook something long and involved. The only problem with that is I hate my kitchen. It's U shaped and I hate getting trapped in the U. I'm claustrophobic and the dogs always pin me in so while I'm cooking in the U today, here are some dream kitchens to drool over

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Closet Case

Monday was a beautiful grey rainy day here in Nashville so for me that means turn on some music and clean out the closet. I don't have an enormous closet my any means but it is a walk in I share with the hubs and he is borderline ocd on his side which is great. I always dreamed of those closets that are more like dressing rooms, with actual furniture, seating, wallpaper, and amazing lighting.

Source: None via Melissa on Pinterest

But back to reality, mine looks like this

I would love to wallpaper this chest and walls like this

At least this rainy day rendered a clean closet and 2 bags to take to the GW and you know what that means...

finding cool stuff!

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Bedding

Do you remember this pic?

Well, under those precious babies was destruction and mayhem. I didn't lose my mind because the quilt was only $35.00 from the sale area at Home Goods. So this weekend I ran to West Elm to look at replacement options. I used to think West Elm was a snooze fest but lately they have really stepped up their game. So I found this:

Completely not the direction I was going for but I have this vintage piece of fabric that hangs behind my bed that is royal blue and black and I love the way orange and blue compliment each other. I actually have orange in almost every room in my house so it made sense as far as flow. I like a bedroom that feels like it is full of things that have been collected over time. I like it dark, full of pillows and fabrics. Sort of like this:

So now for the big reveal

I am really happy...thanks boys for being destructive adorable monsters

Friday, September 16, 2011

Insane For Ombre

Ombre: the shaded or graduated in tone

I love this technique on fabric and hair and nowadays you can find it in almost every application for your home

Martha Stewart
Kate Samphier
Calvin Klein
and my head

This room makes me so happy