Monday, October 29, 2012

Gallery Wall Collections: Our Furry Friends

I don't know about you but I love when my Ballard Designs catalog comes in the mail. Even though my design aesthetic is a little more eclectic than what Ballard typically offers, I still find items I could mix in my slightly more funky style. 

For instance, I came across this little collection of illustrated dog prints:


So cute! I love how they are all in different frames giving the gallery wall  the look as if they had been collected over time.

Of course, the do-it-yourself-er in me is considering drawing  a few of my own. Some these illustrations have lines that would be pretty simple to sketch up.

I was also reminded of this photo of designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors. I love the gallery wall of dog paint by numbers she slowly collected. Also, That daybed cannot be ignored. I believe she had it made. Gorg!

Southern Living

Are you interested in starting your own collection? Just hop on to your virtual surfboard and hit eBay. They have lots to choose from and the best part is they are  affordable. Yes, an afforable art collection. That could be an oxymoron!






We are having a windy day here in the mountains. A little scary!  Hope everyone hangs in there and has a happy Monday!! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Current Project

Here's a sneak peek of my current project:


One more layer of white paint on the interior and shelves and I'm done with this soon-to-be-fabulous china cabinet.

 Deadline: Today!!




 This is where the fun begins. Okay, not really. I have to spray paint 6 of those chairs and THEN recover them in that fabulous lavender ikat fabric. I  have yet to inspect  underneath to see how difficult the seats will be to remove. I'm hoping for the easy button. Prayers, my people. Prayers.

The fun will begin when I am able to stand back and admire my completed dining room from afar.

 Deadline: next week???

 Hopefully! I have to get the hubster to hang and assemble a few things. That can be a challenge because he works alot and when he's not working he's golf's alot. Did I happen to mention I'm quickly diving into this project because I'm hosting our family Thanksgiving this year? I think that might be a sign of the Apocalypse. 

In a nutshell- I am slightly stressing to meet some deadlines. I will have a more detailed post to follow next week on the design plan and details.  

Happy Friday!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chic Loft Apartment





I seem to be getting lots of "pins" on Pinterest from this board I put together a while back and neglected to post on my blog.

 Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gettin All Cozy Up In He-ya

Brrrrr. A little chilly here in the mountains. I guess this means I can happily wear this uber cute sweater today:


True sweater love from the Gap minus the Jed Clampett head accessory.



I will be adding a little bit of this to my morning cup o' joe:


SO incredibly yummy for the tummy on these chilly Autumn mornings.



I will be listening and loving this latest song I bought on iTunes :


I never tire of this song. I think this officially makes me a Chakaholic. Oh Chaka, how I feel for you.



Last but not least, here's a little motivation for today:

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True that. 



Happy Monday!!