Entries in decorating (118)
We've begun the task of baby-proofing. Glory isn't quite crawling but we decided to be proactive and fix a few hazaardous areas. One of which was the wire-rack shelving unit that held our china. Sad face. Lets take a moment to remember this lovely piece in our dining room.
We've replaced it with Dustin's great grandmother's dresser that we repainted. I wish I had taken a before photo, this piece has had many coats of paint and decorative treatments, not all good. But we're fairly happy with how it turned out..now it's on to all those exposed outlets..
My mom recently received a shipment of toweling fabric into your fabric shop and I picked up several yards to turn into a fall tablerunner. I love this stuff -- just a simple hem on the ends, and you're good to go. I also picked up these tree branch candle holders from Worley's Lighting, a Charlotte based etsy shop.
And along with the headboard, we also put together a bulletin board for the office side of the spare bedroom from a scrap piece of fabric we had bought at the second-hand store. Again, loosely following this tutorial, it was an easy-peasy project.
In an effort to spruce up our spare bedroom/office (while we were on a home upholstering kick) the hub put together this headboard for the bed. We loosely followed Grace's headboard tutorial and opted for a short square shape. We're making things cozy one step at a time...one day I'll be able to show you our fully decorated abode.
We have this big white dining room table that I love -- an ikea purchase that I'm actually still excited about. And I'm always eyeing new fabrics that my Mom gets in her fabric shop, so when this black & white number came in, I knew I needed to make something out of it. One of her beginning sewing classes is to make a simple tablerunner and I thought that it would be perfect to spruce up my table.
Although we love the wooden, rustic coffee table that Dustin made for us awhile back -- it's not very childproof with the amount of splinters and even rusty nails sticking out of it! So we opted to retire it and decided on an upholstered option for its replacement. Dustin has been trying his hand at upholstery and put together this piece for us...
It could not be more perfect and super comfy! We chose to use fabric from Spoonflower and have been so happy with the addition of color and pattern in our living room.
The Hub and I recently photographed the Asheville bungalow of Maria & Bill for WNC Magazine. I fell in love with this space -- a wonderful mix of vintage and diy, lightly-styled, and very easily lived in. You can see more photos of the space and read the article here.
photos by dustin and whitney deal