Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Five | 07.03.15


Hope you had a great week! :) Here's what I'm loving this week! 


My friend Stacy, who I met at the BHG Stylemaker Challenge and Event wrote a BOOK! How cool is that? It's full of pretty photos and step by step photo/text tutorials. If you love DIYing with natural elements, then you'll love Stacy's book, Natural Accents



Love this gallery wall from Burlap & Lace!! Get all of Shannon's sources and tips here! 

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burlap & lace

Love this space from Architectural Digest!! Our house has a similar feel with the beams; however, since ours are rough cut (and the style of the beam layout) I don't think this would work in our home. Speaking of the rough cut wood .. with painting, it requires extra paint on those rough spots so they don't look dark, so we're in the process of hand brushing those areas.. not fun. But, after that we'll be applying a layer of ceiling paint and then the ceilings will be done!! I can't wait to rip the plastic off of the walls and start painting them (we taped to prevent build up from the overspray). If you missed the short video of David spraying, check it out here! Tips on painting to come!! 

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architectural digest

Kirsten revealed her office this week! I love the black walls and roman shade!! 

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6th street design school 

This pendant is pricey, but it is gorgeous!!!

I'd love to see this marble pendant in person - I have a feeling this photo isn't doing it justice! Currently on sale at West Elm, plus and additional 20% off with code SPARKED


Happy 4th of July!! Have a great weekend! :) 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lucite Framed Vintage Scarf

One of my favorite projects of our TN bedroom, was also the easiest! I've seen a few DIY lucite frames around, like Honey & Fitz and The Hunted Interior!

We referred mainly to Honey & Fitz tutorial, so please refer to that for the full how to. I'll be sharing a few details here, that we found helpful as we worked.



Monday, June 29, 2015

Renter Friendly Grasscloth Closet Doors | Tutorial

Thanks so much for your kind words on our TN bedroom reveal!


Today, I'm sharing how to make temporary panels to cover boring rental closet doors. I love the look of grasscloth - the texture adds so much to a space! You can see our grasscloth nailhead panels here (I still miss those!)

Here's our before. So much detail in such a small place. Why do they all look like this? I'd be much happier if they were smooth with a simple trim.


But, adding a custom (temporary) panel is easier than you may think!



Since each closet door is different, measure and customize based on your door, but the process is very simple!

Supplies needed:

- Grasscloth or other thick wallpaper/paper (the thickness of the grasscloth was perfect for durability verse wrapping paper, etc.)
- White 2" square synthetic trim (make sure it is indoor, it's easier to cut) Also, be sure to measure the thickness, if your doors slide, mine was very tight.
- Metal ruler, Xacto knife, Pencil, Cutting mat, Tape measure
- Gorilla tape
- Epoxy
- Tape
- 3M command strips

Start building your frame.

I'd typically cut the trim with a chop saw, but since we didn't have one in TN, we used an Xacto knife and ruler.

Draw a 45 on one end of the trim, using the guide on the cutting mat was helpful.


Measure the height from corner to corner, cut a 45 at the other end, be sure that the 45 is cut the correct direction (like a picture frame) Repeat these steps for the other side and the top and bottom. Cut a straight piece to be centered between the two sides.


Join the corners with a fast drying epoxy. Use tape to help brace it while it dries. Repeat and attach the center piece, centered on the panel.


It should look like this (mine isn't glued in this photo).


Next, measure and draw a pencil line on the back of the grasscloth. You want it to be about an inch inset from the frame. Cut along the line.


Use a heavy duty tape (remember its one the back, so color doesn't matter). We liked this 1" Gorilla tape (we used 2 rolls for 2 doors).


Attach one side, pull tight and attach the other side. It helps to have two people for this step, one to hold the frame and the other to pull and tape. Repeat with the top and bottom.


Using normal 3M command strips, secure the panels to the door. (I think we used about 6 per door) We removed the doors so that the 3M strips could fully cure (1 hour) prior to putting weight on it. If you can't remove your door, apply painters tape while the strips cure to help take the weight off. We allowed the tabs to stick out a little and then tucked them under. Use a tweezer to help grab them when you're ready to remove them. The picture hanging ones will work ok if your object is stationary - I've found they they don't work well with objects that move.


Reattach your doors and that's it!


At first, I was concerned about the existing inset panels and the thickness of the grasscloth. My original plan was to include a backer, but I didn't have room with the door slide. It ended up being plenty thick for my use. If you have children or dogs that would run into them, it may break, but for average use, it held up great until we moved (with some small bumps)! Also, you may be wondering about the handle, I just left the door cracked a little and opened and closed it from the edge. But, I could have added a handle as well.


I loved the look!! I saved the paper before we left, so I'll probably be recreating on a set of closet doors in our new home!

Stay tuned this week for more DIY tutorials from this space!!

Thanks so much to Walls Republic for supplying the wallpaper for this project! As always, I only share products that I love and have had a good experience with!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Five | 06.25.15


Hope you had a great week! :) Here's what I'm loving this week! 


Looking for brass hardware? Studio McGee rounds up their favorites!

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The Hunted Interior shared how to make an office in a tight space! p.s. Kristi Kohut is definitely one of my favorite artists! 

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Love this photo - it looks so peaceful and relaxing! By the talented Jeremy Koreski.

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Love how bright and airy this bedroom is by Kelly Deck Design. It also reminds of what our ceilings will look like this weekend!! Wish us luck painting! 

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18x24 print on sale at Urban Outfitters


This maxi dress looks cute! They are sold out of my size, so I may try to find it in store this weekend! 


Have a great weekend! :) 
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