Monday, April 26, 2010

Proud Mom Part II

Proud Mom

My 8 year old son made this super great, pop-up picture for a book report about the rain forest. He worked so hard on this and is so proud of how it came out. I just had to share. What a kid!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My inner MacGyver

I'm working on the little dresser I got last week, and I decided I needed the drawer pulls to be silver instead of bronze. Like any good do-it-yourselfer, I happened to have silver spray paint on hand. (Doesn't everyone?) Now I needed a way to spray them so that the pulls themselves would not be resting on the plates. I walked around my house trying to figure out how to repurpose anything and everything for this task, and I realized they needed to be suspended from something. So with a cardboard box from Costco and some duct tape, I McGyvered this little contraption together. My father will be proud, he is the master of this sort of thing. He must have handed a little bit of it down to me. Thanks Dad!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pretty Chapeau

I went shopping with my husband today and he insisted I needed this hat from Banana Republic. Who am I to argue with that? I wore it out of the store and right away got a compliment from a woman at Z Gallerie. I think I need to wear more hats...and maybe listen to my husband more!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kid(s) these days...

Ok, I know I'm too old for this, but I really like Kid Cudi. So sue me!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Rachel

Happy Birthday to my beautiful, great friend Rachel!! This very pretty necklace was made by another beautiful, great friend Erika at . I am so lucky to have such talented, strong and amazing friends. Thanks ladies!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Part IV

Here's one for my husband to give me! Just kidding honey!!

Can you ever have enough pillows? Part III

I love this! Perfect gift for the college student...that means you Jake! You can find this on etsy. The artist is Alexandra Ferguson.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

or maybe...?

Top 2 images by Bryonie Porter. Bottom image from Bluprint Magazine.

My latest project

Lately I have been obsessed with taking old furniture pieces and painting them glossy white. I like the juxtaposition of the classic lines and stately hardware of antique pieces, with the modern shiny, almost lacquered look of a white high gloss. I got this little dresser at the Salvation Army Boutique on Barbur. They have a special deal some days when everything in the store is 50% off, so this baby was a steal. I got out my handy sander yesterday and will prime tomorrow. More pictures to come!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Great minds think alike!

OK, so I'm not saying that designer Michelle Adams (in the current issue of Lonny Magazine) got this great idea, to paint an old credenza glossy white, from me.......

...but I am saying that anyone could be a little intimidated by the very artistic display of LEGO's. Look out ELLE Decor!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lonny (on-line) Magazine

For those of us wanna-be design nerds who cried like little baby wanna-be design nerds when Domino Magazine folded, there is Lonny. The 4th issue is out. Check out the archives as well. Great stuff!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

We are not afraid of power tools!

I saw this lovely jewelery holder on a blog called Design *Sponge. I fell in love with her beautiful profile, and graceful shape. My daughter and I decided she would be a great project for us to tackle together. The site has great instructions and even a template to print out. We got to work....cutting and priming and spraying glossy white. We love her and think she turned out so very pretty!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

3/4 of the reason for everything I do.

I took this picture of my kids during Spring Break. My son was home from college and the 3 of them were hanging around outside in between rain showers. The cherry tree was in full bloom and without really posing they stood perfectly for me, even the dog. It was such a natural moment, I'm proud to have captured it. I had picked up the frame at Goodwill for $4.99 and had the photo blown up at Costco for $5.99. Inexpensive, instant art! My favorite kind.

Friday, April 2, 2010


I saw this print on etsy and just might have to get one. It really says it all doesn't it?!! It was created by ashleyg from Portland Oregon. I love this!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The prettiest thing ever.

My parents have been married for 50 years...50 years! That is a reason to celebrate, and we are. My very talented sister Katherine put together this amazing keepsake invitation for the event. That girl has mad skills and loves to share them...and she is one of the nicest people I know. Nice work sister!!