Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
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
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Happy Birthday to my beautiful, great friend Rachel!! This very pretty necklace was made by another beautiful, great friend Erika at http://mountaingirlsilver.com/index.html . I am so lucky to have such talented, strong and amazing friends. Thanks ladies!!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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
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.......
Monday, April 12, 2010
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
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! http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/02/diy-project-jewelry-bust.html
Saturday, April 3, 2010
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
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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!!