Modern Baby Nursery
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    I love home design, whether it's admiring beautiful, glossy interior magazines, perusing fabulous design blogs, or finding unique pieces to create a comfortable home for my own family. Here you'll find stuff I love, stuff I wish I could afford, and some of my own crafty DIY projects...

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Modern Baby Nursery

Modern Baby Nursery

I had a blast helping dear friends Tiffany and Jerry prepare and design their nursery in time for Baby Jeremiah’s arrival. Here’s the final reveal!   Crib and Changing Table – Hudson Collection by Babyletto Mirror – Crate and Barrel Glider Curtains and Rug – Land of Nod Letter Artwork – Handmade (Craft Letters + Scrapbooking paper) Paint: Gravity by Valspar And the happy parents: short narrative essay    Read More

Refinished Mid-Century Side Table

Refinished Mid-Century Side Table

On our weekly Yard Sale/Estate Sale excursion, we entered upon a local Estate Sale and I feasted my eyes on a mid-century side table that just needed some TLC. It took all my energy not to run up to the table and hug it to my chest saying “Mine! Mine!” who can write my essay The table was in rough shape from years of wear and some water damage: I started with rough sandpaper (120 grit) and started sanding by hand: Here it is after multiple times sanding, wiping down... 

DIY: Upholstered Ottoman

DIY: Upholstered Ottoman

A neglected Estate Sale coffee table gets a second life. Just a few coats of spray paint and an upholstered cushion (which I sewed with fabric from my FAVORITE fabric shop, TonicLiving.com). BEFORE: the essay writer Voila, my new ottoman/coffee table, very cushy for our feet when watching TV. Lacquer tray from Crate and Barrel. AFTER      Read More

Wine Barrel Ring Chandelier

Wine Barrel Ring Chandelier

  professional essay editing service Wine barrel rings were used to make a chandelier to hang on a vaulted ceiling. The antique sphere was purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair and we fitted lamp hardware to complete the piece. A filament bulb was added to continue the antique feel.  Read More

Gym Locker Rehab

Gym Locker Rehab

When you think of Gilroy, CA, you think of the garlic capital of the country. We, on the other hand, now think of our new lockers – Compliments of Gilroy HS ;) Project Duration: 1 Week Tools Required: Air Grinder, air compressor, electric angle grinder, sanding pads, Krylon glossy finishing spray We sanded the face and sides of the locker to remove the ugly beige paint, as well as the annoying blue paint the vendor used to spice up the curb appeal at the Alameda antique... 

DIY burp cloths

DIY burp cloths

I would never have thought of decorating a burp cloth. Babies barf and spit up on them all the time right? But one of my favorite gifts we received for our newest arrival, Baby M, was a bucket of adorable hand-adorned organic burp cloths. After visiting the awesome once-a-month Alameda Antiques Fair, I picked up some vintage fabric and fabric trims and voila! A unique gift for my dear friend Katie’s new baby girl!  I re-used (ahem, re-gifted) the same packaging from... 

DIY Baby Birth Announcements

DIY Baby Birth Announcements

With the arrival of Baby Brother, I’ve been searching the Web far and wide for affordable, modern Baby Announcements. Here’s a [semi] DIY project to produce adorable Baby/Birth Announcements to show off your new babe to friends and family… Love the designs found at minted.com: And Paper Culture offers a slew of super cool designs, with special details such as rounded edges and printed on 100% recycled paper. Semi-DIY cards: 1) Choose your fave photo of your... 

DIY Mosaic Outdoor Coffee Table [Rehab]

DIY Mosaic Outdoor Coffee Table [Rehab]

We bought a cheapo glass mosaic table from a home accessories store (yeah – just begging for quality) that failed us just before a year of life in our back yard. It wasn’t originally orange – this came from painting our DIY Crib Hack, knowing we would redo it at some point. Not only did the table top material start to swell, rot, and glass shards become dangerous, but we also found that it was sort of a fake mosaic. There were clear green glass tiles laid over... 

DIY Custom iPhone Case

DIY Custom iPhone Case

I shopped around for a lot of iPhone cases – ended up purchasing several, but it seemed that all the cool ones didn’t offer much protection from dropping it onto the asphalt – leaving it partially dented and damaged even with the case. Voila! I found a clear case at Buy.com for $2.99 and wanted someone absolutely customized with the designs I found from my crafty supply of gift wrap. I simply traced my iPhone 4, cut out the shape and added the camera hole, then... 

Yarn Lanterns: DIY Wedding Decorations

Yarn Lanterns: DIY Wedding Decorations

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than to craft some fun wedding decorations for our bride’s upcoming wine country celebration. For this project, we’ll make Yarn Lanterns! Materials: Heavy duty balloons Petroleum jelly Cotton yarn Mod Podge Spray shellac Step 1: Inflate balloons and hang Tip: Smaller the better. The larger ones popped overnight and imploded the lantern even with tons of lube. Try different sizes and use an air compressor to fill balloon...