April 27, 2012

Rainbow Kitchen: RAINBOW!

If you recall, I set out on a quest for kitchen cabinets in every color of the rainbow-- that actually looked good. Why? I have no idea. But it's been a hard search. I scour so many magazines and blogs (in the hours of spare time I have), but nada. So can I just close out the rainbow cabinet challenge with this image and knock out all colors at once?

Realistically cool right? I could truly have a kitchen like this-- would brighten my every day!

April 14, 2012

Curb Appeal with Pattern

I want to put pattern on everything. I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate some pattern to the outside of my house. I thought about using some O'verlays on my front door, and that's still a possibility.

Striped Shutters are a fun option:

A friend took this photo from somewhere in Colorado. 
(Thanks for sending these Amy, you know me well!). Charming, right?
LOVE these chevron front doors!
I snapped this near my neighborhood.
Wish I could have gotten a better shot, but I felt kind of like a pyscho taking a drive-by photo.
And wish they'd take off the storm door so you can see the cute chevron front door a little better, but you get the idea.
Or maybe just a planter or window box:

How fantastic are these?!
They used reclaimed wood to make these AND they are on casters so you can move them around. 

Wish I could find some other patterns besides chevron, but that's all I could find. Anyone out there have any great patterns on their front door or on the outside of their house? Please share!

April 04, 2012

Happy Habitat + LEB = a GIVEAWAY!

Hello Friends!

Wanted to let everyone know about a Phone Case Giveaway that Lindsay from Everything LEB is hosting. This is my very first EVAH phone case give away-- and I'm so happy to have partnered with Lindsay for it. She's a super talented-down-to-earth blogger with great taste and an eye for the up-and-coming. Or maybe she just makes the up-and-coming. (I'm not just blowing smoke, Lindsay!)

Anyway-- pop over to Everything LEB and get the details.

I'm loving the combination that she chose for her iPhone case-- coral chevron with light pink quatrefoil-- I want to do everything with those colors now. Cute, right?

April 01, 2012

Vintage Scarf Pillows

I've been slowly trying to make my office a space that I want to be in since I've been spending more time in here. I decided I needed some storage so I brought up some dressers that my neighbor had given me in exchange for doing some painting for him. I had forgotten that when we took the drawers out to paint them, we found a hidden treasure-- an old vintage scarf that belonged to sweet Mary, my neighbor who among other great achievements lived to be 100! I loved the pattern on the scarf, but didn't know what to do with it.  At first I thought about framing it like these...

But that didn't seem quite right.

So I made a pillow instead. Here she is:

(Oh! You can see in this photo a sneak peek of the 
Fretwork Eco Throw in GREY-- coming soon!)

Amazing how it matches the pelmet box fabric that I designed. 
I hadn't planned that, just a happy coincidence!

The pillow was super easy to make. I used some old drapery liner fabric that I had on hand and fused the scarf on to it with "Heat N Bond Lite", which is an iron on adhesive, so that way it has a little extra strength to it since it's a lightweight silk scarf. Iron the stuff on before you sew the pillow together (duh.) Since I'm too lazy to learn to sew a zipper, I just did an easy overlap in the back, I even just used the selvaged edge so I didn't have to sew a hem on it. (Hem is probably not the right word here, but you know what I mean.)

Making this scarf pillow took less than a half an hour, 
it was FREE since I had everything already
AND it's a green project--using recycled materials and scraps. 

Don't want to make one yourself? Check out these beauties:

All from Esty shop found here.