Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012


RL Crabapple in office
Crabapple by Ralph Lauren
See another post on Crabapple here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Evolution of a Lamp

I love lamps. To me they make a house a “home” and are one of my favorite ways to accessorize a space. Today I wanted to show you a little makeover I did.
I bought this lamp a couple of years ago at Herberger’s when it was on clearance. They were 2 left, one had a crack on the bottom so the cashier gave me both for $30. I loved the base, didn’t love the shade, but couldn’t find anything in my price range that would replace it.
Then I was at Lowe’s before Christmas and I found these shades that had Christmas ribbon on them. (Sorry, I didn’t take a picture of the shade before  but my sister posted about it here).  I bought them because they were an awesome price (mine were $6 each) and I loved the shape. It looked too plain, though.
So I bought some fabric and used this awesome tutorial by Janell Beals from Isabella & Max Rooms to recover it with fabric. This is how I did it, in a condensed version:
1. Buy your fabric. (I bought 1 1/2 yards for two lampshades and I had extra).
2. Lay it out on the floor, roll and trace your shade, leaving about 2” on each side.
3. Cut it out.
4. Iron until all wrinkles are out.
5. Wrap your fabric around the shade, and glue using liquid stitch. (Make sure you pull it tightly so there are no wrinkles.)

This stuff worked great.

Place the shade on your lamp and ta-da! So much better. But I have been debating one thing:
Would you paint the base?? I like the contrast of the black, but wonder if I should lighten it up a bit? What do you think? Do you have anything in your home that you are debating whether to paint or not?Ahh, decisions, decisions. :) Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Revere Pewter and Chelsea Gray

Main Wall Color: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Accent Wall: Chelsea Gray

Friday, May 4, 2012

Coastal Cool Color combos

If you have some painting projects in your future here are a few promotions going on:

*Get a free quart of Clark+Kensington paint at Ace Hardware this Saturday
(Thanks, Melissa!) See other great deals at 320 Sycamore.

*$10 off any $50 purchase at Sherwin-Williams

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sand White

Sand White by Glidden
Paint color behind bookcase: Green Lane by Glidden

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Rainwashed by Sherwin Williams
Cabinet color: Swiss Coffee by SW

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Caterpillar by Behr
*Antiqued with dark walnut stain