Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Weekend Scenes: A Sputnik Chandelier D.I.Y.

It was the most beautiful weekend. When it is gorgeous outside, most people around these parts think about going on a hike or bike ride or hopping in the ole' kayak. Not me. I think, "what a gorgeous day to spray paint!" So, that's exactly what I did all weekend long.


I gotta give props to the Hubster who was uncharacteristically patient with me while I nervously and cautiously tried to figure out how high I wanted it to hang. 






Isn't it crazy that this used to look like this?

I also have to give props to Jenny for the  inspiration. I did a slight variation of Jenny's project and have tons of those cups left over. Email me if you are interested in them.

Have a great Tuesday!!

xoxo- Tippi 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Little Abstract Painting Day

 Ahhhh...



What I'm up to today, y'all! Painting makes me so happy.(So does that sunshine peeking through my window!) What are you doing today? Hopefully, something that makes you happy too.


Wanna know what else makes me happy? My doggie, Birdie. She is just the best. She hangs with me through all of my crazy projects and keeps me company. One day I will devote an entire post to her because she's just awesome and is often times my favorite. Did I just say that? Sorry. I'm in the throws of raising a teenager. I'll be honest. Sometimes I like my Labrador Retriever better. As I'm typing this, my teenager has just walked up to show me that he pierced his ear. I'm going to go hug my dog now.


  Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

E-Design : Modern Office



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My Dining Room- The Saga Continues...

Okay, so I've hit a tiny wall (not literally) with my never ending dining room project. As I predicted, the seats of the chairs are bolted in with some very strange hardware that I am probably going to have to take to my upholsterer to remove. I was really holding out hope that this part would be easy. Apparently not.

Here's a lovely birds eye view of the seats. It's so unfortunate that "Baby's First Year" yellow crunchy fabric is not "in" or these would be keepers: 




The great news is that I am almost finished with the china cabinet and I am really happy with the results so far. At least one project is going right! 



I've been wanting to try the project posted here for a while now.  I happened to have this basket that I bought at Target a year or so ago and thought it would be perfect.

  


 Ta Da! I think she is pretty happy now. This project calls for spray paint but I had tons of silver paint left over from my cabinet. Brushing it on seemed just as easy- it maybe took 15 minutes to complete. (And I didn't have to tape off any areas which was a big time saver)

She looks pretty similar to these babies don'y you think?

 via Martha Stewart 


 Lastly, I would like to share this :


I blogged about these last week? I ordered two and love them. They are perfect-o in my living room.

Happy Wednesday!!

 xo, Tippi 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Etsy Attention Grabbers

Have I mentioned that I love handcrafted items? Well, I do. I used to have my very own handcrafted boutique children's clothing line. I know firsthand the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to put yourself out there while painstakingly filling orders into the wee hours of the night. 

Did I also mention I'm an Etsy-holic? I love skimming through different vendors looking for unique creations in fashion, jewelry and home goods, to name a few.

Here are the Etsy shops I'm featuring today:


Geraldine Adams






I am crazy about these prints by Geraldine Adams based out of San Jose, California. The clean simplicity of the illustrations and the combination of colors caught my eye immediately. I could see a grouping of these displayed on a large statement wall in a kitchen. 
And who doesn't love cheese and macaroons? (not together, of course.) 

 ooh la la!!








Visit Geraldine Adams here.


Next up:

Whitlock & Co



 How many times have you scrolled through a maze of pillows only to get overwhelmed, log off and take a nap?  I just placed an order recently with this fabulous pillow company based out of Chapel Hill (I love to support my fellow North Carolinians !) The collection is carefully curated with current on-trend fabrics that makes the decision process easy- peasy.






Visit Whitlock and Co here.




Pecan Pie Puppies



This Etsy store makes me want to say "OMD" (oh my doggie, of course!) This custom dog collar company is based out of Columbia, South Carolina and sets themselves apart by offering unique and punchy color combinations and adornments from flowers to Ted the Turkey. Be prepared to want to order more than one!  








Be sure to check Pecan Pie Puppies out here.



Thanks for checking in.  Have a wonderful day!!

xoxo- Tippi