Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Five

Hey! I hope that you had a great week! Today, I'm back with a Friday post .. sorry I've been away for the past few weeks!


Have you checked out Scout & Nimble yet? If not, you should! Designers carefully curate rooms - all items are available for purchase, you can buy one thing or everything! If you're looking for e design service, this is a great option because it's free, you can purchase an entire room or a few things and DIY the rest to fit your space.

Here's a living room that I created!




View all the rooms and designers here.


Over the weekend we worked on painting the living room and reupholstering a sofa (wish us luck!!) To catch the staples, we used a mechanic magnetic tray (like this) David has one from working on cars to hold nuts,bolts, tools, etc. while you're working on a car. Normally, I find staples on the floor weeks after - this makes it super easy to keep them all together. I just throw it in the general direction and for the most part it goes in .. it's also great for finding staples on the ground, you just run the base along the floor and it picks them up!


Here's a before pic.


And a pic of our progress. We got all of the primer finished (still need to caulk and the top coat.) For the sofa, we removed all of the upholstery and the rolled arms (we'll be rebuilding the arms so that they're straight.)


We were originally going to buy a sofa, but we found this for $10, the size was perfect and the shape was very comparable to the one we were going to buy .. like Brittany said yesterday, it's the DIY curse .. hey! I can make that and not spend $2,000+ .. fabric and supplies will probably come in around $200 


I'm loving the oversized art, molding and hunter green sofa! 

source unknown, via pinterest 

Too often, I get wrapped up in complicated .. time consuming projects.  I'm working on sharing more quick, but big impact projects. This medallion box from Courtney at A Thoughtful Place is just that! It looks like a million bucks, but it's SUPER easy!! See the full tutorial here

Please pin from the original source, here. Thanks!

a thoughtful place


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Love love love this Vince accent stool from Pottery Barn! The texture, hexagon, antique brass finish, and it's made from hardwood, so it should be lighter than a ceramic garden stool. 


I'm loving this runner from Urban Outfitters!! At $44, it's very affordable! I'd love to have this in my kitchen .. 


Hope you have a great weekend! We're in the middle of TONS of projects for our Maryland living room, so we'll be working on that! See you next week! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Affordable Finds | Accent Tables

Happy Hump Day! I don't have a giveaway or a free printable today (but there is a winner from last week's giveaway at the bottom on the post!!) so today I thought I would continue my series, Affordable Finds with accent tables. I LOVE accent tables a. they pack a lot of punch for a typically small price, so they're an easy way to update a room b. they are typically light and easy to move around (perfect for moving from room to room or house to house!) 

Here's a few of my favorites! Prices range from $35 - $150!



white garden stool  super versatile, use as a side table to hold a drink or place two under a console table for extra seating when needed, works inside or out! // dark teal accent table I love the openness and the rich color // stamped metal gold table those legs! love! // woven table and white base I saw this in store a few months ago and almost bought it! // chevron bone and smoke table love the pattern and mixed materials // martini brass side table the shape and color, super pretty and versatile!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Recent thrifted finds, #gohugo and painting

Hi all! Hope you had a great weekend! We were working on our Maryland house .. so we've busy with all things living room related this weekend. That's our next Maryland project, so stay tuned!

I don't have a completed project to share .. we're currently working on about 5 .... that always makes me a little frantic, not sure why I do that..

So I thought I would share my past week through my IPhone. Most are from my Instagram account, so make sure to follow along there too!


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