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Pillow Talk

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I promise this is the last time that I’m going to post about the office chair… but I had to share the final piece of the picture: two pillows a friend sewed up for me in a coordinating fabric. The print is called Barber by Premier Prints, the colorway is corn yellow/kelp slub. I think it looks really nice with their corn yellow slub Zigzag fabric. Don’t you?

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So there it is! The final touch on the office chair. I’m likely going to put this piece up for sale in a week or two… so if you know anyone that needs a dashing office chair, point them in my direction!

I’ve got a meeting today (I’m on the Social Committee, planning fun stuff for my fellow coworkers… fun, right? :-D) and a few hours after that, more than likely spent stocking up the Swedish Food Market. It needs it after the crazy weekend we had. I’m sure we could have filled a football stadium with the number if visitors we had this weekend!

Anywho, I hope your Wednesday is a quick and happy one, everyone! Until tomorrow. :-*

Before & After: Storage Box

IKEA hacking. Who hasn’t heard of it? Sometimes the “hacks” are cringe inducing and sometimes they are brilliant. I’m lumping this one in the brilliant category.

Before…

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After!

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Emily from Life On The V Side blog posted this cool work around for IKEA’s Apa storage box. All it took was the right inspiration, some wood stain, linen remnants, and brass tacks. No really, brass tacks! Check out the whole process on Emily’s post. Pretty cool, huh?

Before & After: Mid-Century Dresser

Steph at Birdhouse did a fabulous DIY on a inexpensive, non-designer mid century modern dresser. She took it from shabby and worn to a blingy, mod superstar. Here’s how it started out:

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And…

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After!

I love how she removed the fussy, dated gullwing pulls, went for the currently trés popular two tone look, and gave the front some kerpow with those classy ring pulls. All in all a great DIY makeover by Steph! Check out the post on her blog, Birdhouse,  for a complete breakdown of how she did it… in case you want to try it yourself.

Have a great Saturday!

Before & After: Sunroom

I found this post on Design Blooms via Little Green Notebook: A sweet before and after of a sunroom. This space is so cute and happy, I just had to share. Plus? The palette is gorgeous. Here’s some Monday afternoon design inspiration for you!

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After:

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Check out the rest of this spectacular room redo at Design Bloom!

Before & After: Hutch

Megan at A Life’s Design blogged about her sisters hutch makeover a few days ago and the project looks fantastic!

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Before…

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…and after!

Check out Megan’s post to see the in progress and more after pictures… truly inspirational. Think twice before getting rid of that old piece of furniture, people!

Score!

Super quick post today!

I just scored a gorgeous 1950’s steel dresser at the Charlotte ReStore. It has a couple of layers of paint on it… but I can’t wait to get to work on it! I’m thinking of going a different route than the industrial look… I’d like to paint it with a glossy automotive type finish. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!

Above pic is of a similar dresser online for $1800!

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Sunset’s Curb Alert!

This before and after was a curb alert disaster when it was found by Sunset Magazine. Read about how they turned this vanity from scrap to slick.

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Some interesting materials and tools from this story:
Preval spray gun @ Preval
Mona Lisa gold leaf kit @ Dick Blick
DecoColor Liquid Gold Opaque Paint Marker @ Hobby Lobby