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Tuesday, July 8

$10 Ottoman made from a Coffee Table

Happy Tuesday!  So I decided to make and ottoman from a coffee table.
  But instead of muah giving you all the juicy details in print. I decided to make a video! Woot!  Now I must WARN you it its pretty lengthy but you can always fast forward, pause and rewind-Lol! Hope you enjoy...
I would love you hear your thoughts and thanks for watching!


Thursday, July 3

Sublime Home Goes Boutique-ish (Zgallery Inspired)


Hey you so Glad you haven't abandoned me.  I've been working... Yes working really hard! On what? Well for the past year I've had a really small boutique (which was a shared space with other vendors).. Like Really small. The size of one room small.  Ok so you get my drift. Within the past few months I've been looking into relocating into another building that I could call all my own. Woot! 


Soooo the day finally came... Hence the working and working and working.  Not only that I've found another super woman outside myself... He He He. And we'll be combining our super powers.  My partner Kristie sells vintage/new jewelry and purses. I'll be selling new/used/curated/hand-made home accessories and furniture.  It's all coming together now and We'll be ready to open next week! Yea Us!

With all of that out of the way I wanted to show you a few pics of the store in progress. The store is one big open space which has been divided into 4-5 sections.  We've focused on color blocking each section (sort of what you see at Zgallery). So if a section is black and white.. then many of the items we carry in that area of the boutique will be in those colors.
Seeeee this area we're focusing on earth tones.  Yea it's so neat and I'm loving it!  Not only that we wanted to use different and unique ways to display the jewelry outside the standard display cabinets right.  So you know where I headed to for inspiration.. Yep you guest it! Pinterest of course.
In the first and third pic we used an old mantle looking shelf and added a few nails (which will turn into crystal knobs later) and a paper mache` hand to display some jewelry pieces.  Thanks Pinterest!

This is one of my favorites because it's basically a free display.  All you need is a book, fold the pages into the bind and your done! Yep to easy right. Well don't forget to drape the jewelry across it.  In these two pics one book is a dictionary and the other was a wedding book. Humph!

Yep Love shelf .. not as easy as the book display but it's truly awesome. You can read the full tutorial here. Thanks Pinterest! Now not shown in the pic below but in the fourth pic I added an empty frame.  It's life span only had two options to come home with me or be trashed.  Couldn't let that happen.. Added a coat of Rustoleum silver metallic spray paint and this girl was happy!
 Now accessories and you're done.
And let's see what else...
Oh last but definitely not least the natural spheres.  This project was pretty easy as well.  I used basket weaving material (purchased at a thrift $.50) and thumb tacks.
These are really easy do it yourself projects that can easily be incorporated into your Sublime Home.  
Almost forgot... I also Diy'd that tripod floor lamp. Woot! 
What have you tried lately?

Tuesday, June 10

$10 Headboard-Revisited

Hey peeps so I've been away for awhile but I'll have some exciting news to share in the next few weeks!  In the meantime I wanted to revisit a post from several years back.  Why would I want to do that? Well in the past few weeks I've noticed a video I posted to Youtube now has over 300,000 VIEWS!! Yay Me!.  So without further adue.... Headboard take your place... hehe


Originally Posted on April 30, 2011....

As you may know this week I had the pleasure of volunteering on a project with Room Service Atlanta.   I worked with a designer/blogger Nikki McNeil and blogger/thrifter LaKeitha Duncan on recreating a space at a shelter The Nicholas House for the residents there.  
 
The rooms turned out Great!  I also made a headboard for blogger LaKeitha over at Home to 3 Duncan Boys.  So I thought I would share how you can create your own!
So here is what you will need....

Materials,
Wood- cut size to your size
Fabric- alternatives drapes, sheets
Foam- try using mattress pads
Staple or glue gun

Many of this items you may already own.  Think creatively!! 

Instructions:

1.  Cut wood and foam to desired length
2.  Cut fabric 3-4 inches wider than wood
3.  Start in the middle of board and staple or glue down a section of the fabric to the wood.
4.  Move to the opposite sides of the board and pull tightly and repeat step 3.
5.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 on all 4 sides of the board.  Occasionally view front of the headboard to make sure the fabric is tightly wrapped (free of wrinkles).
6.  Continue stapling or gluing all for sides until the entire board has been completed.

Visit the Video Blog tab at the top of this blog for more ideas!!!  And  if Want to show off your headboard shoot me an email...





 Thanks again to all of our gracious Sponsors and anyone who has contributed to this project!!


Monday, May 19

Mirror Furniture My Way

Pinterest
Okay so if you don't know already I am overly obsessed with mirrors! I love them really in any form or fashion. 
So in the next few weeks I'm going to try and recreate several pieces of mirrored furniture. If you are on Instagram (and following SublimeHome) you may have seen that I posted this picture. 
Well my inspiration came from a Pinterest picture that I believe originated from HGTV. 
Isn't she a beauty!!
So my plans for this beauty is to clean it up really well, paint it white and have some mirror cut to size to go on the doors.
As you can see it is missing a drawer. I plan on making that extra storage by adding a shelf.  As for the round circles well I have something very creative up my sleeve.  So you'll have to check back for the tutorial! 
I've also seen coffee tables and end tables like these. And through my adventurous thrifting hunts I have compiled several pieces of square mirror tiles that are all the same size. 
So you know what that means. Yep that's it .... I'm going to diy some end tables which I think are fairly easy to make. Can't wait for the tutorials? Well check out these 2 mirrored pieces here and here that I created using Dollar Tree materials.

What do you think? 
Have you done any mirrored pieces recently?
I would love to see them.

Friday, May 9

!!!!Desiging in Miami!!!


Hola! Thanks for stopping by.  I haven't posted much this week because.... Well you'll see in the post before this..  So I just wanted to stop in and reminisce on some happier thoughts for you.  I originally posted this back in 2011.  But here it is again just for you! And a Big Big thanks to everyone who is following me now on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Google! If you have followed me yet look to the left and Like Love & Follow!!

PictureOk so I have been away for a while.  Sorry about that! But I've been in Miami with my business partner Christina Johnson, designing a condo for Christopher Bridges. Yippeee!! 

Sunday, May 4

A Child of Woman of Me

May 4, 2000

Twelve years ago a very ambitious woman lived in a small town.  Raised by her mother who also had 6 other children often dreamed of having a daughter of her own.  As life would have its way she graduated high school as a teen mom to a handsome baby boy. Two years later another handsome baby boy followed.  Determined to overcome many of the obstacles she faced living from one housing project to the next, feeling disowned by her father, sexually assaulted by several family members she was determined.  Through the love and support of her mother she overcame and accomplished much earning her Bachelors and Masters degree, owning her own home business to becoming her very own. 

As years passed she wanted nothing else to complete her family than a little girl.  For some reason she had the urge to have a little her.  She would often dream and speak about what they would do....`all of the girly things a mother and daughter wood do.`  Play dress up, calm each others hair, sing songs and imagine how big she would get and be just like her.  So She (woman) decided to decorate one of the 5 bedrooms she had in her home for this little girl, not knowing where she was to come from.  She often thought of adopting.  While she gave many ideas consideration she began to paint the room a pretty pastel pink and green, followed by toys, and beds on my...


Eventually, the woman's wish became reality..  After 9 months, several hours and no medicine she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.  Just like her 2 boys the baby was so special to her.  She named her Layla Ayliaha....  (She was named after the famous Muhammad Ali's daughter Layla the boxer and the singer/actress Aaliyah). 


Layla's brothers and other family members were so excited to have a new edition to the family.  And finally the woman was able to do all of the great things she dreamed about.  Teaching her how to sing and dance and play in make up, dress up and everything in between..     Fourteen years ago today Layla's was born.... 


A year later on August 25, 2001 the singer Ayliaha died tragedy-ly in a plane crash.  Before the woman heard of this she had a beautiful night with her daughter.  Layla played in her moms hair... mom painted her little bitty toes... enjoyed a bubble bath play fight and before the evening was over they dressed themselves in their night night clothes.  13 years later that evening is still as clear as the wind blows.


 They sat on the bed while mom showed her how to get rid of those ashy legs...  She pulled open her dresser and found just the right night top in a satin gold.  The woman tied the straps so it would fit Layla perfectly.  Layla played on the bed while her mom found another gown that was the same fabric and color as Layla's for the night.  And off to sleep they went... Singing a song to her "tinky winky winky... winky winky...off to sleep Layla went....

The next day the woman was very distraught after reading the news the singer/actress Ayliaha had passed....  all while her Ayliaha was sleeping her way to another place.  Five days later, Layla was buried in Baby Land at nearby cemetery.  And today is her Birthday...

Happy Birthday My Love!! 

May 4, 2000-August 26, 2001

A child of Woman of Me. 

I am Woman.

Stay strong.. Love

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