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Sunday, May 24

Pink Glam Client Reveal Part 2

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Previously, I showed you a space that I designed for a client.  Well here is part 2 of that makeover.  If you didn't see part one click here.  I had so much fun designing this space.  And the client is still raving about it two months later! Yay!
THE LIVINGROOM
Before
Drapes custom made, Sofa client owned, acrylic nesting tables; Craigslist find.

Place a fur rug directly over a stool and Instant Glam!
Drinks anyone?  Their on the House.... 
 
Come on lets Wine a Bit I'll make you feel Better!



So What Did the Client Say Exactly?

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Sunday, May 17

Pink Glam: Client Reveal Part 1

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 Oh what a joy it was to work with this client!  It's hard to come across someone that is as bold and vibrant in character whom will also allow you to design a space that compliments their character.  And so it began! Pink!
Dining Room Before
 So what about this wallpaper? Eh.  Ordered from Graham and Brown.  I decided to try my hand at installing it!  By it being a pattern you have to be extra careful to make sure everything it's lined up correctly.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I owe myself a pat on the back for this one! All in all in turned out Pretty Good!.... 
Now for the lighting this beauty was ordered from Overstock.com!  Love there site too. I've shopped online plenty of times with them and I can't seem to get enough. Lol.
Now for the Living Portion of this Space! 
Stay tuned for part 2 of the reveal and see the clients reaction!


Monday, May 4

My Gift: Missing, Loved But Not forgotten!

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May 4, 2000

Thirteen 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..     Fifteen 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.  14 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

Friday, May 1

Sublime Home Curbside Diy: French Provinical Dresser

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I  started a new series that focuses on some of the many treasures I find on the curb.  I call it Sublime Home Curbside Diy.  We all see them... We'll slow down, weave up and down the street, shout "OMG pull over" at the person driving.  Yea that just means you've found an awesome find on the side of the road. Right? Right!  
So here's the UGLY FRENCH I found on the corner.  Yes someone set this bad boy or girl out. And I picked it right on up. The detail and lines on this thing is pure beauty!
The handles I sprayed using Rustoleum Silver Metallic spray paint.
  
I did some sanding but didn't strip it.  I mainly sanded out the drip spots from the previous paint job and any dings and dents.
I wanted a smooth surface so I sanded until I was content.
For the doors, the knobs that were on it were ugly and small.  So I replaced them with crystal knobs (which I love on so Much!)
One last look at the Ugly French....
Now the Ooh La La!
So what do you think, is this a keep driving sorta find or a "OMG stop!" kinda piece?


Saturday, April 18

Ikea Doors to End Table

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So I DIY'd some end tables using IKEA doors.  I purchased them at a thrift store of course.  What really drew me to them was the pattern.  It kinda reminded be of Tiger wood.  Which is really expensive!








My mind is always clicking... So when I'm out shopping I try to think outside the box.  How can I use this differently? Does it have to used the way it was meant to be?  What else can this be used for? Are just some of thoughts that float around in this head of mine.
Front of Door

Back of  Door




Welp what other way to use these easily and not cost a fortune...  AWW Ha... End Tables!

All I need was to make some legs and attach them.  Off to Home Depot, I knew actually what I needed. 2x2 furring strips.

Predrilled my holes in the table (were the legs would be attached.)   I cut them down myself.  I cut 8 legs to 24" each.  
I used an ebony stain on the legs to try and match up the stripes in the table. 
(Losing daylight_ )



I attached the legs to the table using a drill and screws.  I used kreg screws but that's optional.  And there you have it! All done.  Now wasn't that the easiest?  If you don't have the tools to cut your own wood.  The folks at Home Depot or Lowes will do it for you.  This is an evening shot. ---->





And of course, here are a few more pics at the finished product!

 What do you think? Was it worth it or Nah?

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Wednesday, April 15

Blue Wave Dresser Makeover

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Today I have a video! Yay... Click the video to see how repainted this $25 dresser.  

But check out this before.  It was truly hideous!  I found at a local resale shop.  

The thing is.. that it was so ugly to me that I passed by several times on different occasions.


  Plus the paint job someone gave it before was peeling and chipped all over the place.  So finally I decided to give it a try!  So glad I did.



Well what do you think?
  
Was it worth it or not?





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