Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gussying Up

To gussy up, to embellish. Here are some (cheap!) ways to gussy. I will teach you how to gussy.

for those hollow doors (I have some in my house, might have to get out some masking tape this weekend)

also a super easy trick, looks like paneling/trim treatment, but it's just paint, be sure to measure though - crooked fake trim is no good.

mr. fancy pants himself on a painted deck.

silver spray paint makes a maaaajor statement, always. case closed.

gold paint on the corners of an ikea frame, turns the reba into a campaign beaut.

you can even gussy up a jello shot.
Happy Thursday of this lovely little short week!

Friday, May 25, 2012


I'm sensing a return to the traditional. As I've been scouring fabrics recently I've noticed a resurgence in toile, embroidery, flame stitch and moire (silks that look like they have wood grain pronounced moooowaaah rey).

However, they aren't in ho-hum reds, blacks, royal blues like your mother's, grandmother's, great great aunt's toile bedroom curtains, dust ruffle, table skirt - you know the room I'm talking about. They're in fresh colors that would be quite cool paired with trendier fabrics.

robert allen.


r.allen, much hotter pink in person.

robert allen as well.

my fav. eliza's garden in salem red.

Have a wonderfully patriotic Memorial Day Weekend!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sanity Fair

For my first post on the new blog, I'd like to introduce you to another blog - Sanity Fair - A Southern writer with all the charms I hope to possess. A friend pinned a picture of her home and that led me to her blog which led to me rearranging my house for the past 3 hours. She was able to style her 425 square foot apartment in D.C. like no other. Major applause. Please, take the tour...and drool.

Notes to take: Arranging trays as anchors on tables, provides a base for the smaller things. The way she hangs pictures, grouping with similar frames and layering (appendix b: see mirror hung over Asian screen, acting as headboard, ridiculously good looking)

And you can take away from this lesson what you may, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you do too! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Attention Must Be Paid

to the new blog design! Fabulous K Creative is responsible for the new look, I love it!!

So, now that we're up and running... I'll be blogging back to normal. Sorry for the delay!