November 17, 2012

Easy Magnet Board for the Boy's Room

 So the Newburg Green (blue) is up on the walls and it is awesome. I want to paint my bathroom, dining room and my own bedroom Newburg Green. Is it weird to paint 2 rooms in your house the same color? Probably not if it's something neutral, right? Well, this isn't neutral, but because it has a lot of grey in it, it almost feels neutral. I can't get enough of it. I hang out in Reece's room all the time because it feels so good! I'll take some more pics when his bedding is finished, but here's a little peak.

He needed somewhere to show off his photos, art projects, etc., and while the homasote bulletin board was fun, I thought tacks would be a pain. I bought this forEVER ago, just never put it up, so I can't remember exactly how much it was, but I think it was like 20 bucks or so. It's just plain sheet metal from Home-Depot. Take a magnet with you... not all sheet metal is magnetic. I put it up with industrial Velcro. (Guy at the store claimed it could hold a flat screen tv, so I went with it.) SO freaking easy. I can't even call this a DIY, because it's really just taping the thing to the wall. I thought about painting a frame edge around it, but thought it was just best left alone.

Love the way the turquoise looks with the grey/blue walls. And as you can see I ended up scoring a chevron rug from Rugs USA (75% OFF! They have killer sales on holidays, but act quick because the sales disappear before you know it.)

Needed some more magnets, and for some reason had some plain round magnet discs-- glued gunned those to the back of some Lego minifigures (I got permission to use the lame ones) to use for more magnets. Kind of fun, right?

More to come on the room as it get finished up-- almost there!

November 16, 2012

Anthology Magazine + Happy Habitat

Have you checked out Anthology Magazine before? It's a fancy super hip magazine that you can get at Anthropologie and a few other select stores (no where in Kansas or Missouri, only at Anthropologie.) It has beautiful photography and thick pages to thumb through. Every year they put out a digital Holiday Gift Guide, and this year the Happy Habitat Ikat Throw was included! There's some fantastic stuff in there, I'm happy to be among so many thoughtful products, let alone part of such a beautifully designed magazine (how great is that cover!?)

Thanks to the kind folks at Anthology! You made my day!

On a coincidental side note (because there's ALWAYS a coincidental side note with me): as I was looking through Flora Grubb's lovely shop, I came across a birthday gift I just received that I'm in LOVE with-- this glass terrarium. She shows them with air plants and it can hang, but mine is a bit heavy as it's filled with cactuses that were taken from the gift givers personal stash (well, her mother's cactus collection). Pretty cool to pass that along, I hope I can keep them alive--  it LOVES my south window though, so I think my thumb is looking green!

November 13, 2012

Winter Eco Throws

I designed some new stuff, and it's in the shop now.

I can't stop.

I already have more designs coming in and I've hardly gotten to sell these!

So look. And buy.

And then there will be more. 

Oh, and if you like, you may want to check out Facebook.

November 11, 2012

New Holiday Eco Pillows and Throws in the SHOP!

Happy Habitat has new Recycled Cotton Eco Throws and Pillow Covers 
in the shop just in time for winter! 

In neutral colors: Linen and Pewter

And in Holiday Brights!

Check out the Holiday Section in the shop for more!
And if you like what you see--- "like" Happy Habitat on Facebook for a special offer coming soon! 

November 02, 2012

Grey Stained Furniture

I've got grey on the mind after being at Emily's house. She painted her walls a soft grey, grey sectional from West Elm, might do a grey chevron rug, grey fabric. I know it sounds like a lot, but it's so soooooothing. Neutral, but not tan (ewwww!) EVERYthing looks good with grey-- yellow, red, navy, turquoise. I want to makeover my whole house in greys. But on my mind now is my kitchen table. It's always been too big for the space, and I took the top off the pedestal bottom because at some point my mom chopped the kitchen table to make it coffee table. When I took it, I bought an icky wrought iron base, and stuck the thing on top. It's kind of cool because I guess someone owed my grandfather money, and that's how he paid him-- with a handmade table. As it is a bit too large for our kitchen, I'd love to make it back into the coffee table, and stain it GREY! The lacquer is coming off, and it needs to be refinished anyway. This will totally create a snowball affect of having to buy this table for the kitchen, then a new TV and console for the TV room (the huge armoir won't fit with the coffee table!),  and while I'm at it, might as well get new kitchen chairs for the new table. I'm thinking these.

I'm loving the grey wash I'm seeing on wood. This is about how I picture what the pedestal table would look like, but shorter as a coffee table.

They call this grey wash... not sure what the difference between stain and wash is, but nice.