3.26.2014

HOME HACK: Lowe's Garden Stool

Today I am sharing my latest DIY hack, and this one is actually from Lowe's!  I think everyone has one of those, right?

Anyway, I love the look of ceramic garden stools.  I think they are an easy trendy element to bring into your home for an updated look.  I don't really like the price though.  


Like this guy.  On sale, he is $100.  And he is ceramic, which doesn't have a long life ahead of itself in a household with 4 boys.  I couldn't justify spending $200 on a pair of these stools that obviously would be super-glued back together sooner rather than later.  But THEN, I found these:
Stainless steel and $40.  More durable and cheaper?!  YES!  
I purchased two for $80 and bought two cans of gold spray paint and one can of primer spray paint for $18.  Please don't forget your primer spray paint!  These are powder coated, which makes it hard for just spray paint to adhere to - you definitely need a primer coat!

Spray both of your stools down with your primer coat, and allow it to set for one hour.  Then, spray gold!  Or how awesome would a mirrored paint be?  Or radiant orchid?  There are so many possibilities!  I only let my stools dry about another hour, and they were ready to go.

What do you think?  Do you have any good hacks or DIY projects as of late?  I'd love to hear!


3.24.2014

Oldie but Goodie

SheInside Wrap Jacket // Missoni for Target Dress // Spanx Tights // Joie Dalton Bootie // Ray Ban Aviator

Remember when Target released its collab with Missoni?

I do.  I waited for the damn thing.  And you know what?  I never wore any of it.  I avoided it because everyone who had scored a few pieces was wearing it on heavy rotation.  Then, just yesterday, I reached in my closet trying to find something to wear in this blah weather, and I pulled out this dress!  I had completely forgotten about it, and it's safe to say it's ok to wear now!

So, if you have any of that Missoni for Target in your closet, give it a second look.  Some of the pieces are right on point with the bootie and wrap sweater look that's easy to pull off in this transitional weather (the dress I'm wearing is actually sleeveless).  Sometimes shopping in your own closet can be the best (and cheapest)!

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3.13.2014

Graphic




Tibi Graphic 'Eyespy' Dress // Dee Keller Valerie Pump // Vintage Chanel Bag // Spike Necklace // Ray Ban Aviators

I've been going out on a limb this week.  First the full midi skirt, now this?!  So graphic print dresses are huge this Spring/Summer.  They aren't my favorite because I am just a little uncertain about having a giant pattern plastered all over my body!  When I first came across this Tibi dress, I wasn't sure.  It's different.  It has flowers, horse heads, butterflies, and airplanes on it!  Not all things that are different are good, but I decided this was good different.  It lets me play with the graphic dress trend without going all the way (i.e. its only graphic on the bodice), but it's just an eyecatching dress anyway.  Do you like it?  Yay or nay?  Anyone else braving the graphic dress trend?  Shop some of my other picks below :)

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3.11.2014

Skirtin' the Issue




 Bel and Beau Skirt // Banana Republic Blouse // Banana Republic Leopard Clutch // Ray Ban Aviators // Christian Louboutin Heels

Hi friends!

How fun is this skirt?!  I have been dying to try the midi full skirt trend, and I can say I am in love!  I also bought this lovely taffeta number in royal blue as well!  Isn't it such a classic look?  Has anyone else tried this trend?  I'd love to know!

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Jimmy Choo Pumps · Topshop Mid-length Skirts · BCBGMAXAZRIA Pumps

*  I just bought this Tory Burch leopard bag for my sister as an early birthday present - it rocks!  You can wear it as a shoulderbag, messenger, or tuck the chain inside for a clutch!

 P.S. Shop Bel and Beau HERE!

3.09.2014

Weekly Wants: GroopDealz




Just a few of my picks from GroopDealz this week.  The Flora necklace has been extremely popular, but the color option above is still available :)

Happy Sunday!


3.07.2014

Scooter

I've shared my dog's portraits before.  Just this week, I received my long haired chihuahua Scooter's finished painting.  Is he not so regal?!

Happy Friday, friends!

3.05.2014

Antiquing

In recent years, antiquing has become increasingly popular with younger generations.  More and more, decorators are incorporating the old with the new.  It's a new style that strikes the perfect balance between modern, trendy decor and timeless, classic pieces.  There are numerous antique shops located in Northeast Mississippi that I love to pop into from time to time!
I always keep an eye out for certain antique pieces -- here is my list of go-to items to incorporate into your home:

1.  Ginger Jars
2.  Vintage Baskets
3.  Cast Iron Banks
4.  Costume Jewelry
5.  Ceramic Dogs
6.  Queen Anne Wingback Chairs
7.  Dough Bowls
8.  Ceramic Lamps
 
What are your favorite items to go "antiquing" for?  I'd love to know!
 
 
 

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