I have been trying to find a teeny tiny children’s globe for the nursery for sometime now…unsuccessfully. I love how bright and vibrant the colors are on a good vintage globe. With time running out (only 4 weeks to go!!) I decided to take matters into my own hands. I snagged a decorative ball globe at Michael’s for $3 and just glued it on top of a painted candle stick. I may repaint the candle stick a nice bright color (I am digging the red in the first inspiration picture) , but white works for now! I am happy with how it turned out…a 7 or so out of 10 on the happy scale It’s pretty adorable. Pictures below were some of my inspiration pictures and then the last is my finished product.
So, via Pinterest, I have discovered MochiThings.com. It’s such a fun website with all those little things you don’t need but are fun to have. And any Instax fans out there…beware! From film to albums…the possibilities are endless! I snagged a new agenda today. I have been trying the whole calendar on your phone thing and it just doesn’t work for me. I am a paper kind of girl.
I went with the Yellow. I love it! Its small and perfect. Check out the website. They have amazing iPhone cases for when you just need your phone and your credit card/ID. Happy Shopping!
Just scored this last week and Class and Trash for our entry way. Will have an update soon. Just need a little sanding and staining and this puppy will look good as new! AND was a total steal!
Here are some of my inspiration photos from Pinterest
Mine is actually 3 sets of drawers stacked on each other, so I can go either route with a floor piece or put them on a desk or shelf. I am going with floor piece though.
Stay Tuned and Happy Friday!
Well, apparently I have been obsessed with Manila rope lately (more on that here) and all the prickly splinters that come along with it! I decided to give the downstairs bathroom a quick fix with about 25 feet of the stuff. ($.60ish cents a food at Lowes or Home Depot) The bathroom has a sort of coastal feel to it, and the construction grade mirror that was in there has been bothering me for a while. It just was too “fancy” with the beveled edges, etc and didn’t look right.
Since I seem to be constantly in the bathroom lately…thanks to this little peanut growing inside me…my bathroom trips were bothering me more and more as I stared endless times a day at how wrong this mirror looked with the rest of the room.
Unfortunately, the only before picture I have is the mirror already off the wall, but here it is:
And here is where is hung. This is an outdoor lamp from Lowes, but I loved the cage and the glass, so we put this up about 6 months ago.
And here is one more shot of the furniture in the bathroom to give you a better idea of the look I was going for.
So, all I did was buy 20 feet of the 3/4 inch Manila rope and started wrapping and gluing. I used a hot glue gun. Not sure how that will hold up…I may be doing some touch ups down the road if need be. I wrapped it 2 layers thick.
Then I added a third layer in between these two with 5/8 inch thick roap (a little smaller). Then at the very end, in order to hide where all the ropes met, I wrapped it with jute I had leftover from my kitchen lamp redo.
Here is a shot of all 3 layers together.
And the finished product with the light. I LOVE it. Now my constant trips to the bathroom wont bother me quite to much…I may even enjoy them!
You would think I already have kids as many handprints are on the mirror…sorry about that.
So that’s it. Total time gluing was about 45 minutes…so it was a pretty quick project and total cost was around $20…so much cheaper than buying a new mirror!
Happy Thursday! If you are in Richmond, VA today, you know its a VERY Happy Thursday. It’s 72 degrees outside, so I am working with all the windows in the house open and a little CCR playing in the background. It’s a good day.
Anyways, wanted to share one of my recent purchases with you! I saw this vintage Westinghouse fan at Class and Trash like 8 months ago for a mere $40!! I loved it, but it was so filthy that it intimidated me and I didn’t buy it. About 30 seconds after leaving I regretted it and went back a few hours later and it was gone! THEN, the next week, it showed up on my friend Erin’s blog…who was not dumb enough to let this one through her fingertips. She put it in her shop up at Through the Garden Gate and I recently decided to purchase the bad boy for $55…not bad considering she and her hubby cleaned it up real nice. It looks FANTASTIC in my living room…matches the decor perfectly! (Although it will eventually make it outside on our screened in porch when that bad boy shows up).
So, what do you think? Do you love it as much as me?!
On another note, while at Through the Garden Gate on that same visit, I scored this vintage toy for Peanut’s nursery. It will look fantastic on her book shelf and is all the right colors!
I absolutely adore it. It even works!
And since the week didn’t seem like it could get anymore exciting, some of the fabric I ordered for the nursery also came in….Oh UPS…you make me feel like its Christmas in the middle of March. This is by Melissa White called Bug Hunt.
My plan is to use fabrics and colors that I can transition into her room as she gets older and just use plain crib sheets, etc that can be used for a boy or a girl as I pop out some more munchkins. That’s where the light blues, oranges and yellows come in.
Well, that’s all for now. I will be sure to get some pictures up of the fan in the living room so you can see just how perfect it feels!
Now, to get the phone call that Moose can come home from the vet…she had surgery on her foot today. Look at her last night all pathetic and hurting. LOVE HER SO MUCH. (and yes, she is on my couch…I am such a pushover for that face)
Remember the EAT letters I painted a while ago and hung up in the kitchen? If not, here is a reminder:
Well, While I LOVE this color (it’s in the rug in the kitchen, matches the bar stools, bread box, etc.) it just didn’t look quite right leading into the dining room. The dining room is a golden color with mostly black frames and accents on the wall. Since our island and our pantry cabinet in the kitchen is black, I figured that was a safe bet that would look good in both rooms. A few coats of spray paint and about 20 minutes later, we have a finished product. It looks much better! (Cell Phone pictures by the way. They seem so good when you take them…until they hit the computer screen…)
Much better! It will look especially good once we get the gallery wall done in the dining room.
That’s all for now, just wanted to share a quick redo with you!
Happy Sunday! (and 19th birthday to my little brother Carson!!)
I found these Easter egg ornaments at Target in the dollar section…and you guessed it, they were a measly $1.00! So after cutting off the ribbon and a few coats of spray paint later, I have some permanent eggs to go in my Anthro egg crate . It just sits on my toaster oven an looks cute…now even cuter!
My Jute lamp that I made over the summer was featured on Shelterness along with some other rope lamps!! Yay! Just thought I would share. It is always exciting to be scrolling through a blog and see something you made on there:) The funny thing is that light is causing me lots of trouble right now. I have been trying to find a new overhead light for the kitchen and finding something that still looks good with my Jute shade over the sink has proven to be a royal PAIN. More on that later.
For now, Happy Monday and check out Shelterness…lots of fun DIY stuff on there!