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! 

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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

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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! 


  1. i didn't even know magnetic bowls were in existence- so smart!

  2. Love the Friday 5. I am obsessing over hexagons - so that stool really caught my attention!

  3. I'm so excited to see you tackle that upholstery project! I have 3 things I need to reupholster and just keep putting off. I'm slightly fearful of those giant undertakings! ;)

  4. That sofa is going to be so amazing. Great bone structure already there :) Getting rid of the rolled arms was a great idea.

    I have that UO rug in my entry and I love it. Also, it's called "Magical thinking rug". Might just be my favorite part. Totally works too!!

  5. Good luck with the sofa - I'm sure it will turn out amazing (like all of your stuff!).

    Also, the room with the oversized art and the green sofa? I shared the same room a few weeks ago (, but the pic I saw had been edited so the sofa was more olive. Turns out I love it either way, but it just goes to show how much photo editing can change a color!


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