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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Next up.

With the bathroom wrapped up, we are onto our next project. It's off to a slow start but the important thing is that it's started.


Wallpaper removal is far from fun and of course, it's not coming off particularly easily. Darn old houses. Or really, does it ever?

My parents picked me up a couple of these Ikea beauties yesterday so they will be making an appearance in the space.

Any guesses as to what we are up to? Here is another clue. Oh good fun!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Poufs!

I bought a pouf!


Actually I bought two of them... 

I've wanted a tan leather Moroccan pouf for my living room for a few years now, ever since I saw them in every magazine and on some my favorite blogs. For some reason, I never took the plunge and bought myself one. 
 
I'm slowly attempting to create a new look for the living room and despite the fact that it's not going to happen overnight, the little things, like these poufs are a step in that direction.

I ordered them from this Etsy shop. You never know what you are going to get when you order online so it's a bit if a risk but the reviews sound good so I'm fairly confident. They are all handmade so there is bound to be some differences but I hope they match in size and color. That would be a bummer.

I'll let you know how it works out. Can't wait to receive them!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Link Love.


How is it already April?


  • We recently had five snow days in a row from school. I made a few batches of the Pioneer Woman Oatmeal Crispies freezer dough. I highly recommend making some asap.




Did you know cauliflower is apparently the "new kale"? Weird.
That makes three posts this week! Am I back?
Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

DIY: Copper Centerpiece.

I've totally jumped on the metallic bandwagon. I'm all over gold, bronze and copper in home d├ęcor, after years of wanting anything and everything silver, silver, and only silver. I'm certainly not rushing out to change out all the hardware in my house but I love the mixing of metal and have added quite a few of these metals through accessories throughout.

In the fall, I was the event designer for a styled wedding shoot. I shared some photos from the shoot here and it was also featured on Wedding Chicks. One of my favorite elements from the shoot was a little diy project that Steph and I whipped up to bring in the copper details I was desperately trying to incorporate.



We had some copper plumbing pieces around the house and we picked up a few more from the hardware store. We pieced long pipes together and created a six foot long narrow rectangle.

The Ts that joined the pipes just happen to be the perfect size to hold a taper candle. How lucky for us! Starting to see where we are going with this?

 
 Here is a shot of the copper pipes as I'm setting up at the shoot venue. The shoot was in a restored barn and we used picnic tables for the table setting. I laid out the tweed runners and set the "candle holder" on top.
 
 
After a little straightening it was ready to be styled.
 


 
It was really simple to put together. We really only had to cut a couple of the pipes. Luckily for us, where the candles were placed worked perfectly with the set up of the table.
  



There is certainly a lot going on but I love how it added that little extra shine and detail to the table, peeking out here and there.

 

I took it all apart after the shoot and have considered making a much smaller version for my table at home. I would recommend gluing the pieces if it was going to be used regularly. I wanted to be able to take it apart so we did not, which made for a wiggly twisty candle holder that needed lots of adjustments during the shoot.