Wednesday, July 31, 2013


I was browsing Craigslist while watching a movie.. I know sometimes I think I have A.D.D., but I am sure glad that I did, because I found these...

This is the bottom piece

And this is the top cabinet.

They are separated still, just haven't had the time to put them together and attach to the wall. Let me tell you these are super heavy, so gotta recruit a partner for the hubby to put this up.
This "set" did also come with the faux bamboo desk too, that's in the garage at the moment (too dirty in there for any sort of pictures hehe). I did my usual check inside the drawers and these too are Thomasville, I have just been having the best CL luck (knock on wood).

Here is an up close shot of my new babies

The middle drawer sticks a little and has a small chip on the corner, but for $75.00 for all three pieces I cant complain. 

The top needs some fixing and painting, nothing major.

When I get it all up and together I will post final pics. Anyone find something awesome on Craigslist Lately?

Monday, July 29, 2013


Happy Monday Y'all! I was at Target yesterday and couldn't leave the store without browsing through the home decor isles (its like going to an ice cream shop and not having any) for me, am I the only one who thinks Target is totally "getting it" in the style department?

I ran into these little beauties...

Agate coasters,these are so gorgeous! I thought they were real agates until I read the tag, they are really glass but I couldn't tell the difference. The best part is the price, at $9.99 for four of them, and they are not at all small. Here is a size comparison with my water bottle...

 They come in teal color too but my store was all sold out (most stores are, I checked). You can only buy the pink color online, not the teal ones...booo!

And the table they have was gorgeous too..I wanted it badly..

This was priced at $59.99, not too bad, and in person this is just beautiful!  You can buy this one online too! I have talked about the Threshold line many times and how I just love it and the affordable prices, well they didn't disappoint again! Who else cant resist the home decor isle at Target?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


As I said in my last post I have been busy with many projects one of which were my greek key pillows. :) I heart them! I found a really awesome tutorial HERE, this girl is soooo talented, she has the greatest tutorials. So, here is the breakdown of what I did.. and what you need:
  1. Fabric
  2. Sewing Machine
  3. Stitch Witchery
  4. Cotton Ribbon
  5. Scissors
  6. Iron
  7. Wet Wash Cloth
  8. Painters Tape
  9. Measuring Tape
I ordered some fabric in this gorgeous coral color from Here, scooted on over to Joannes with my coupon in hand (never go unless I am armed with my coupons :) and bought some cotton ribbon. I don't know if that's the correct, official name of this stuff but hopefully you guys know what I am talking about? I also picked up some no sew webbing, I use stitch witchery. 

I made my pillows with THIS method, envelope closure, so easy! After I sewed my pillow covers, I got out a towel for ironing on the table (didn't want to stand at the ironing board the whole time, hunch back isn't a good look) laid it on my table and plopped the pillow cover on top. By following the tutorial I applied my painters tape while measuring. My squares were 3.5 inches.

Next I started cutting strips of the stitch witchery to apply under the ribbon, take the wet wash cloth with your iron and just hold it there for about 5 to 6 seconds until it bonds together.

Just keep going until you reach the end. Making the 45 degree folds I think was the most time consuming part of this project, but totally worth the end result!

I made two of these and it probably took me about 3 or 4 hours for the both, with my eyes bugging out of my head by the time I was cheering that I was done! I would totally do it again though because I love how they turned out!

 Aren't they purdy? If you have any detailed questions on this, let me know!

Monday, July 22, 2013


The Ikea Lack Tables are done!! I have been a busy bee the last few days working on projects, these tables, making pillows, and a couple other things and still waiting for the finishing touches to arrive for the boys room too. I will post the pictures of the boys room soon, I promise.

I bought a total of 4 lack tables from Ikea on our last San Fransisco trip in June, they are super cheap, I think they were $7.99 each. I needed four because I wanted to make a "bottom" for the tables, they are usually just a top and four legs (no bottom shelf). Super easy fix, first assemble the table as it shows, (screw in the four legs) then take the table and flip it over and take the top of the second table and in the pre-drilled holes for the top just screw in some long screws to attach it. Thats it you now have a bottom to your lack table.

I wanted to fansie mine up so I picked up some nail heads (it takes one pack for just the front) at Joannes. They didn't have the color I liked so I spray painted mine to my desired color with this..

Rust-oleum Metallic in Dark Bronze in this pic you can see the color, it is much better than what they used to be..

Here is shot at the painting process (just for fun)

After these were dry I got out my mallet and just went for it, here is how they turned out..

I think they look much better this way!

Here they are all finished in the living room (sneak peek at the pillows I have been making)

Notice the rug? I will be posting about that and the pillows soon, have a great day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Just wanted to pop in and give you a peek at my latest project, a lack table from Ikea. I bought a total of 4 lack tables, so that I could use a top from one to make a bottom for one. Like this..

And I picked up some of these nailhead strips at Joannes (had a 50% off coupon) and plan on attaching them...

I will be back with the results soon...stay tuned!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Happy Monday everyone! I have been really slowing down on my posts lately, I am just trying to enjoy the summer and spend some time with the family and getting some things I have put on the back burner done, and it has been fun! Anyways I wanted to give you a peek of that diy'ed wall art I was talking about for the boys room. I wanted something simple that would stand out, and wasn't too little kiddish..if that's a word.This is what I came up with...Their initials...

Just what I wanted, simple yet makes a statement. This is all freehand, I printed out the letter in the font that I liked, bought a couple poster boards from the dollar store and started to freehand copy the letter in a much larger size of course.(The Hubs was a big help too, from across the room he noticed I got a little wonkie) this is him fixing it for me..

After it was sketched out I just used a black sharpie to color it in.

Put it in the frame and wallah..super cheap wall art! The frames I had laying around for about a year (Hoarding pays off sometimes..) ha..I will be posting the final pictures maybe tomorrow! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Hi! Happy Wednesday! Today  I wanted to show you how I made the boys headboards...finally, sorry it took so long! I think what kicked me in the butt and got me to get down and finally make these (after talking about it for a week) was that I found fabric at a yard sale last weekend. I was online looking for fabric, but just couldn't make up my mind about which to choose, and what I could buy that would be somewhat inexpensive. I found this fabric, it was a nice blue and it was marked $5.00 but she let me have it for $3.00, and it was 3 yards so that was a huge money saver!!

Now that I had my fabric I need a peice of plywood, I called my local hardware store and they wanted $45.00 for a sheet! Holy cow thats expensive! At this point I considered not even doing it unless I could find something cheaper. My hubby to the rescue, he went to his work (resource recovery plant, he helps keep the planet clean :) and found me a sheet of plywood, and the best part it was free! I wanted a 3/4 inch piece, but he could only find a 1/2 piece, it will still work.  If you don't have resources like this you can always check around for a habitat store or something. Fabric, check, plywood, check. Now for the foam part, I picked up some camping foam at a yard sale a while back , along with a bag of batting too at the same yard sale. Gotta LOVE yard sales, right?

We needed to cut our wood down ourselves so be broke out the skill saw and made our cuts, I made my headboards 39 inches wide and 32 inches tall, if your wondering.

Next we brought in the wood and I cut my foam to fit, layed it on top and just wrapped the batting around it and stapled it to the back. I highly recommend using batting , dont skip this step, it does make a huge difference in the appearance.  I didnt use any adhesive just because I didnt think it was necessary.
Next I cut my fabric to fit and just draped it over the front (if your not tufting, just staple to the back and your finished) making sure it was some what straight. 

 I then used my tape measure and measured for my tufts, every 8 inches from top to bottom and from side to side, then from tuft to tuft. I just used straight pins to mark my spots. 

Here comes the fun part, dun,dun,daaa...the tufting! Here is what I did, I went to the hardware store and bought the fattest 1/2 inch long screws I could find (1/2 because my plywood is 1/2 thick) along with small washers, I bought 24 screws and washers (12 tufts per headboard). 

Then remove your pins you used to mark your spot and take the screw with the washer on, take a hammer and give it a few good smacks until it sticks into the wood. Take your electric screw driver or drill and slowly drive the screw into the wood the rest of the way.  Super easy, just keep going till your tufted out! Pull you fabric tight and staple to the back, I pulled my fabric too tight and actually made a little rip, so its not as tight as I would like it to be... but this is what it will look like when your done..

Make your buttons(cover with fabric) then glue them in. I used d-rings to hang them to the wall (just make sure they are hung on studs), and thats it my friends! Two headboards done! The total cost for me for the both of them were....$25.00!!! NOW THAT'S A SAVINGS!!WOOT WOOT!

 Anyone else making headboards? Have any tricks you wanna share? 
 Have a great day, see you soon!

Sunday, July 7, 2013


I have been working on the boys room for a few weeks now, with the fun of summer things have been moving a little slow in there, but its coming along. I finished up the headboards and got them hung on the wall, pulled out the new bedding I scored at Target for super cheap on clearance, and put the rug in that I posted about here (after doing a lot of scrubbing).

This is just a quick shot at the progress, there are still some things that need to get done, I will keep you updated. (Some diy wall art and some shelves).
I will post about the headboard making process this week so stayed tuned for that one too! (You wont believe how cheap and easy they were).
Isn't it funny how the sun shine gets you motivated but makes you just wanna be outside instead? Am I the only one who struggles with that?
See you soon!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The rug I purchased that arrived damaged is still sitting in the dining room awaiting its fate (no one has showed up to "inspect" it yet) but I have been having fun looking at other rugs to replace it. I found a really good one...a really, really good one (can you tell I like it) a grey and cream greek key rug!! 


Isn't it just gorgeous? I love a good graphic rug, its not as bold as the damaged one..(PICTURED BELOW)

It looks identical to the Shades of Light Rug I have been oogling (is that a word?) over for quite some time, but oh so much cheaper. 

I am all exited and giddy like a kid waiting for Christmas for it to arrive, I will definitely be spilling the beans about it when I get is a Dhurrie rug, which I gave never purchased before, so I am hoping that it doesn't look too rugged or rough like some I have seen. Anyone have a "Dhurrie" rug? How do they hold up i.e. spills, vacuuming, kids, pets?  

Amazingly enough the headboards I just make for the boys, the fabric color matches the "damaged" rug to the T, so maybe instead of tossing it I can try and hide the bad parts and put it in their room. Hmm that might just work. 

Well I am off to go finish some projects (I will post pics of the boys room and the headboards soon). Have a great 4th of July everyone!! Oh and if you know about the Dhurrie rug I would love to pick your brain! :)

Monday, July 1, 2013


Hi!! I wanted to pop in to give you a little update on what I have been working on this past week...

I almost have the boys headboards done! I need to pick up some button making kits and done! I will post how I did it and what I used soon, so stayed tuned for that. Here is one more thing I thought I would start, too many projects started at once, I really need to work on starting and finishing one, then moving on to another. Am I the only one who does that? 

Anyone recognize this pattern?? I will keep you updated! Have a Great Day!