Friday Snip-It's ... My Week via Instagram!

1.  Weather is cooling down.  Time for the Dixie Manhattan!
2.  A little Jonathan Adler love via JC Penney!
3.  While styling a client's bookshelves, her sister whipped this up!!
4.  Story of my children's lives.  Find your own socks, I can't do it anymore!
5.  Why do I have such an attraction to old things?
6.  Every since this, I have been spray painting books. The early darkness is a bummer!
7.  Gotta love it when you know an artist! And she'll put up with your late night requests!
8.  And blessed to have a friend who will pick cotton for me ... coming in the mail soon!

Another week down, all is moving in crazy ways ... 
but that's what makes this life interesting, right?!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



My Powder Room ... Week 3 ORC Link Up!

Time flies when you're having fun!  Here we are at Week 3 of the One Room Challenge Linking Party.  Things are shaping up!

First things first ... last week I posted this "mood board"

Like many of you ... I feel that the Pagoda mirror rocks.  Yes, it does.
It is NOT mine!  I only wish!
Brandy had this mirror and we chatted.  2 reasons I don't own it.
1.  Too Large for my Powder Room
2.  It was $1200.00 ... Don would kill me.  But the powder room would be pretty!!

So ... if you follow me on IG ... you know what I am working with instead!

Now ... here's what has been happening this week.

MOM!!  I need some toilet paper ... 

Do you hear these words?  I can call it a Powder Room all day long.
It is a WorkHorse.
Christopher's main bathroom, the guest bathroom, the I can handle it all bathroom!
And we are always running out of toilet paper!

Some storage ideas ...

While I was in Home Goods I spied this ... hmm ...

A little glossy white spray paint and I've got the prettiest TP holder on the block!

And yes, you spy my Stroheim black and white wallpaper!

I am in love with the way it looks and cannot wait to show you the rest of the details making this space SHINE!

Don't forget to pop over to Linda's and see all the other One Room Challenge Link Up Participants!

3 weeks Down. 3 to Go!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



DIY for Dorm Livin'

I don't post a lot of DIY things.  Because there are alot of DIY'ers better than me!!  

But I thought I'd share some DIY'ing going on during the dorm prep that has been going on in this house.

First, you know I moved Erin to Auburn last week. 
She has graduated from the dorm to an apartment.

I would like to say how impressed I am with her interest and skills.
We have done "arts and crafts" in this house FOREVER.

She has put her skills to good use.

Her own Chevron Headboard.

The Frame we picked up at Brimfield two summers ago and she has used it to "hang" her snapshots of college life and friends.

The little chest was in my parents's home forever.  It was brown/oak. Ick.

Some Clean White paint.

   Emerald Green on the hardware.
Just what a girl needs.  Some Emerald.

The Jack Wills shams were re-purposed from her previous dorm room.  Adding the Fluff.

Then, back on the home front ... Callie and I are prepping for her FIRST Dorm Run.

She has a TEENY room.  So we are on a mission to make her walls talk.

Bulletin Board you say ... 

We went to Michaels searching the aisles.  
We wanted larger than the pre-made bulletin boards.
Thinking we would be doing a little foam core board with cork ... then how to hang it and keep it from being too flimsy?

We stumbled onto this.

A large Art Canvas.  This solved several problems.

On a wood frame ... easy to hang.
Wouldn't have to piece together foam core with tons of duct tape.
Okay ... it was $39.99. Really more than I wanted to spend.
But I have the Michael's App on my phone. Erin downloaded this for me.
Thank you.
Back to school scratch tickets gave me 25% off my entire sale.

Cork Put on with Spray adhesive.  And some extra fabric I had from my Office Illusion.

Over some batting.  I like things Soft.  Clearly this is why I don't work out.

Back inside for Orange Grosgrain Ribbon and Thumbtacks.
Bucknell's colors are Orange and Blue.
So don't go thinking I MADE her do Orange.

Spray Painted Wooden Monogram.
Hot Glued On.

TA DA ... 

 She just announced she would like a twin size headboard like her sister's.  
Guess what we'll be doing that over the weekend.

Yep.  More Arts and Crafts.  What have you been DIY'ing lately?  Please share!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.