Monday, January 19, 2015

DiY Shelf Re-Do!

Often times instead of buying new furniture I like to try to spruce things up myself.  As you can see, I had a boring brown press-wood shelf haunting me in the corner of my office room.  Of course it was a great functional piece of furniture and there was nothing wrong with it - other than the fact that it was just kinda blahhhh....

I decided that I would try out a Pinterest project found here I loved the idea of putting a print on the backside of the shelf. I saw this project done in many different versions on Pinterest, some people went for wallpaper on the backside where as I went for fabric just like

1. Realistically, I was in a mad rush to get this project done as I am trying to 'perfect' my office as fast as I can lol. First, I took all of the shelves out and brought them outside for a fun field day of spray painting. Next, I brought out the whole shebang (of course I had to ask my husband for help. Luckily he just rolled his eyes and did what I asked). 

2. After spraying everything white (including myself) I left the shelf dry outside for about an hour or so. Also, I noticed the back-side cardboard was nailed into the back of the shelf.....

3. Needless to say the cardboard on the back was quite a challenge, instead of taking the nails out and wrapping the fabric around the backside as a whole I decided to take a different approach. I used clear tacks to position the fabric all around the backside of the shelf - this way, if I ever decide to change the fabric I can take out the thumb tacks and re-position a new design. 

I really enjoyed this project and would love to do this with many other pieces.  I have a set of chairs I am just dying to re-do, I will keep you posted on that!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Favorites

January is a time to start fresh and anew! Personally, my purse is a good place to begin with as it was looking pretty sad on December 31.

I have put together a few accessories to help you get organized in your purse and your life. Of course, I cant forget a little something for the home so I threw in a awesome candle from Francesca's.

Another favorite of mine is this winter season is the The Ansley slipper from UGG® Australia. These puppies keep my feet pretty warm in this good old Nebraska weather. Tomorrow we are expecting Winds chills of around -30. If only I could stay in my slippers all day.....

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Start 2015 Out Right

Wow! I can't believe it is already 2015!! Time flys when your having fun.  I have set a few goals for myself this year starting with my blog, my Etsy shop, my design work and an e- commerce site that I am trying to get into the works.

The problem is, I love so many things that I am not entirely sure of what to sell, of course I have a few ideas but then I go back to re-thinking them and then I just keep going in circles. :) None-the-less I am much closer now then I was early last year.  I am super excited for 2015 and can't wait to see what it has in store for me.

With all of the goals out of the way I wanted to share a line of Steve Madden shoes that I am absolutely in love with! The Galactik line. These puppies are sure to make a statement and will go with many different outfits. I just bought mine last week at Von Maur here in Omaha, NE.  You can catch these shoes at many different retailers but only a few of them have them on sale.

Right now you can catch a CRAZY deal on these shoes at Lord and Taylor for $54.99

These adorable flats and on sale at Younkers for $29.49

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