Freebird

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I am a sucker for a piece that takes me to Summer nights on the beach and straight into crisp air and pumpkin spiced lattes. Here she is folks the Freebird wrap.





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Images by Sara Ursua Photography. 

Get the look for less //

Friday, May 16, 2014

I love when I can get an easy Summer look for a lot less then designer price. I gives me more money to spend on shoes and accessories. Like interiors I think your look should be created with high and low cost.

I fell in love with this chic shift dress, but at $139 {on sale} it seemed a little beyond. So the hunt began for something similar at a better cost! Guess what? I found it!


How adorable will this be with gladiators or saltwater sandles? Summer dresses are my favorite. Even better I was able to order it and stock it in my store so you can get one too! Pop into the shop to have one sent your way or I'll make it easy and just put the link here. Happy weekend.
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A Year of Change Project Reveal //

Friday, April 25, 2014

Heeellooo Friday! Mmmm feels good to finally be seeing the weekend right? I hope you all have been following the 7 days to Summer giveaway…we are up to 5 of the prizes! Two more to add to the pack and one lucky winner gets it all Sunday! Go here if you haven't entered.

Remember a few weeks back when I told you I was asked to team up with some amazing bloggers for this months project overhaul? Well to day is the day I get to reveal it! They have this fun concept going for the whole year where each month they accomplish a goal for their homes…small stuff that has been nagging at them to get finished! Such a great idea. I couldn't pass up this months project of revamping an old furniture piece.


First off I have to say a huge SORRY because I have no before picture. I just got so excited it flew right out of my mind! But I swear this little bugger was ugly…I had the dresser stored in my shed for a year now just deciding what to do with it…and getting the motivation. 




I loved the unique detail on the front, it's really what I fell in love with. Lacquered black was a must for me. I used a sprayer cause thats just how I roll. I know not everyone has one but it's life changing if you do. You can just brush or roll if not! The tiny gold knobs where from home depot.  




As most of you already know I own a vintage furniture boutique so we staged it in my shop. All of the cool decor can be purchased from me! But I am most proud of my amazing lucite line…its all on my website if your interested. Letter, symbols…and hashtags! Holla!




I think that to make a piece special it needs details and some of them can be pops of surprise like adding a bright unexpected color when you open a drawer! I chose this teal mostly because I already had it in the garage and it was BOLD. One of my goals this year is using more of what I already have…this includes my excess drawers of hair products I seem to hoard. Waist less, I guess. 





It really makes you happy every time you open the drawer right? I love how it turned out and have to thank Suburban Bitches for asking me to be part of this whole thing. Be sure to check out what the other ladies are up to as well….Commona my house, Life on Virginia Street, and Rosa Beltran Design! They all revamped a little something! Loads of inspiration to get you moving on an old nagging project. Happy Weekend!


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7 days of Summer Giveaway //

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I can't believe its Wednesday already! Are you having a bit of the mid week blues? Well…I am about to make it better. If you don't know already I have pulled together a few of my favorite bloggers to share and GIVEAWAY their very favorite thing for Summer. It's going this whole week…you really should follow along to see all the amazing prizes one super luck lady is about to win…could be you!



I am giving away the very coveted Kingdom & State color block swim suit by Cara Loren. You will be the cutest thing chasing your lil's at the pool this Summer in this Fushia and Red one piece.





We Started the week off with prizes from both Sadie and Cara…a custom Sage & Harper bag and Maskcara's HAC pack set. Three great prizes revealed and this bag just keeps getting better!




Coming up tomorrow is the Sensational Emily from The Freckled Fox has another item to share…you are really going to want what she is adding to our Swag Bag! Hope that helps make for mid weeks woes a little brighter. Make sure to follow everyones instagrams to enter, you can get extra points by liking the FB pages too. Once a day. Love you all.

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Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week // Mid Century Peacock Chair

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's that time of year again! I love Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week. So many bloggers with so many brilliant ways to use color. I'm always bound to be inspired. Have you enjoyed all the projects from this week? If you missed any be sure to pop over to SW Painting Week to see all of them. SW really put together an amazing group this year. And to see what the other Friday girls have been up to using purple click it over to  Curbly and Thrifty Decor Chic....its good, real good.

This year I got the privilege of working with the color Purple. Kinda a stretch for me, but I am always up to push my limits. I know its SW Painting Week, but I couldn't help but take my cues from Radiant Orchid from this years color of the year. With that as my starting point the hunt for an accent piece began.  You. Guys. I was lucky enough to find this ugly little ducking.




 All dusty and covered in over spray. I'm sure you have all seen this style of chair at Anthro for a thousand plus. I could just see her now... restored to a former glory. I chose to work with two colors so the chair had depth. I sprayed the whole chair with my SW TradeWorks 170 Sprayer  in Verve Violet as the all over color. When it was dry I hand brushed the back in Drama Violet.


Ignore my chipped and grown out mani. Ewe! But can you see where this is going....









I think I handled purple like a pro. Wouldn't she be so cute on a front porch? Hmmmm now to decide to keep or sale? That's a real problem when you own a vintage shop! Maybe I'll just try it out this weekend and see! 



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This post was sponsored by Sherwin Williams all ideas and images are my own.

A Year of Change // April's Project

Friday, April 4, 2014

This month just keeps getting better and better! Have you guys heard of the Year of Change Project? Well I get to join this amazing group of bloggers I met at Alt this past January in repurposing something old in my house to something new and fresh. They are doing something new every month and little old me gets to join in the fun as a special guest. Who is this amazing group you ask? Suburban BitchesCommona My House, Life on Virginia Street and Rosa Beltran Design. They are the brains behind the whole idea of bringing small projects that can be accomplish in less than a month’s time.  On the first Friday of each month we’ll introduce the latest challenge and on the last Friday we’ll each reveal our projects. Our hope is that with the Year of Change challenge we can help you bring big change to your home. We want to inspire you to create the home you want one manageable step at a time.


If you missed out on our stencil projects reveal last week check out AmyRosa and Sarah’s gorgeous designs. I love the different takes they each took with the project. You can catch how the suburban bitches got handy with their Cutting Edge stencils here.

Are you ready for April’s Year of Change project? This month we challenge you to revamp a piece of furniture. It can be something small, something big, something that you’ve already got, something you find on craigslist or at a garage sale or maybe even something from Ikea that you just want to hack up. Pull out the paint, the gold leaf, the jigsaw or your glue gun and show us what you’ve got! We’ll be back on April 25th to reveal what we’ve done and we’d love to see your creation too!

This is going to be such fun and I can't wait to show you what I have in store. Hint: it's vintage! Let's get this party started…what will you do?



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Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week // Teaser

Friday, April 4, 2014

I alright friends. I have a really exciting project I am just dying to reveal to you but you'll have to save the date…April 11th that is! In the mean time maybe I'll tease you with a little inspiration from the whole project!

I found a little somethin' somethin' a few months back and have been saving her for just the right project, and you know what? A little thing called Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week happened!
This year my color is purple. I knew my little gem would be so lovely transformed with hues of violet.



It was funny after finding out my color this year how much inspiration popped up everywhere! From Cara's fabulous eye make-up to Mandi's macrame planters! The color was hot.

To get you even more excited for this next week to begin I will tempt you with a little peek at what you will see on my blog soon.




Ugh, I want to show you more. But you will just have to wait and see what I and the 14 other bloggers reveal in this years upcoming paint week. If you want to see more visit SWpaintingweek.com. And if you want the tutorial on my awesome planter click here back to the old post. See you all next week!


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