Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets

June 29, 2011

faux greenery

One of the toughest spots in the house to decorate is above the kitchen cabinets. Do you have this problem? It's often a bare space of unchartered territory that you may have thought to add some decor, but just didn't know what to display or how to pull it all together. Am I right?  Here are some helpful solutions ~ Get Started Measure the length of cabinets, as well as the space from the top of the cabinet to the ceiling.  This will allow you to shop/look for the right items, making sure you don't buy something too large that won't fit or something too small that is dwarfed by the … [Read more...]

Home Renovations That Provide the Best Resale Value

June 28, 2011

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Have you ever wanted to do a renovation but questioned if it was worth the cost?  And have you ever wondered what renovations get the best return for your dollar?  Well here are the answers! "There is an endless number of renovations a homeowner can make to his home. However, are they all created equal?" -elocal Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are the typical, "known" spaces to give the highest resale value, but there are a few other improvements that may surprise you.  Check out this informative Infograph outlining the renovations that provide the best rate of return. (click to … [Read more...]

Shedding Light on Lighting Fixtures

June 27, 2011

Family Room Lighting Fixture

Since we moved into our house (a little over a year ago), I have slowly been updating the light fixtures - I haven't wanted to replace the old until I found something new that I really LOVED!  Nothing is really wrong with any of the fixtures, but most are outdated and don't fit with the decor.  Because the first floor of my home is an 'open floor concept', there are numerous ceiling fixtures and I hadn't been able to find anything that "floats by boat" for the family room....until now. The other day I was visiting Janell's blog and she has this fixture in her home. I asked her for … [Read more...]

Blogger Blog Party: Summer Spaces

June 22, 2011

Summer Spaces

Welcome to the Blogger Block Blog Party at SAS Interiors! Thanks for stopping by.  After an amazing week of parties, it's finally my time to showcase, Summer Spaces.  I'll be sharing my favorite spot to hang out in theis summer, and then you'll have a chance to share yours. Can't wait to see where y'all hang out during the summer months... (no Saturday Spotlight this weekend) When I think of summer, the first thought that comes to mind is the outdoors -- the beautiful great outdoors!  After a long winter of being cooped up in the house, I'm always ready to spend my summer days soaking … [Read more...]

The Parallels of Fashion and Interiors

June 21, 2011

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Fashion is continually influencing the styles and trends that we incorporate into our homes.  From texture to fit to color, the parallels of fashion and interiors are uncanny. Looking at the rainbow of beautiful colors, let's enjoy the similarities between how we dress ourselves and how we dress our homes. Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple What's your favorite color? I'll be linking this post up to the Blogger Block Blog Party hosted by Jenn of Green Door Designs. I'm looking forward to seeing your link ups on Thursday when I host Summer … [Read more...]

DIY: Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

June 19, 2011

Cabinet Makeover with Glaze Overlay

Last week I shared my latest DIY: How-to Stencil project where I transformed one of the walls in my foyer. Did you happen to notice the cabinet in the pictures? It's new.  Well not really "new" in the sense of just bought, but new to the place it now sits.  AND it just got a huge makeover! This cabinet is about 40 years old.  My mom had it for about the first 35 years and I've had it for the last 5 (it's had quite the life so far).  On a random day, a few weeks ago, the cabinet was looking quite sad, so I said, "let's give you a makeover"!  And I did!! To step back in time, … [Read more...]

Saturday Spotlight #17

June 18, 2011

Saturday Spotlight

Welcome to the 17th edition of Saturday Spotlight! We were blown away by the projects linked up to Saturday Spotlight this week ~ it was really difficult to choose our which to feature.  Remember, if you weren't featured, we showcase alot of the link ups on our facebook pages, so be sure to 'LIKE' us {SAS Interiors FB Page and Green Door Designs FB Page} And one more thing...next week, we will NOT be hosting Saturday Spotlight because we will be wrapping up our Blogger Block Party week long link party.  Just a reminder ~ Green Door Designs -  Summer Fashion - Wed, June 22 SAS Interiors … [Read more...]

DIY: How to Stencil & Review of Cutting Edge Stencils

June 17, 2011

Before Stenciling

Sometimes (actually most of the time) going into a project, I never know what the result will be.  Because most of my projects are real experiments - - that's why I call my home, My Experimental Playground - - I'm always a little scared "in the moment" anticipating a complete fail (which there have been many).  WELL...  the result of my latest project was surprisingly amazing. I LOVE IT (now)!  Yet, during the process, was a complete different story.... A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about my love for stenciling and how it's the new "wallpaper". In that post I made mention of a company, … [Read more...]

DIY: Faux Roman Shade

June 15, 2011

Faux Roman Shade

You might think I've gone drop cloth crazy (which I have), but this material is truly simple, affordable, and stylish!  Plus it's also durable, chic, and a great neutral palette for any accent color.   Lately I've been transforming my interiors to look a little more casual. With updated fabrics on the pillows and windows, and some stylish new accessories and repurposed pieces, my interior is changing into my desired style (of the moment...next week it could change again)..haha).  My latest drop cloth project was to make faux roman shades for my dining room windows. Before, the window … [Read more...]

Benjamin Moore Coupon: FREE Sample

June 14, 2011

Benjamin Moore

Anyone have painting projects coming up? Here is a coupon for one FREE pint color sample. I'm off to the paint store (for real - - working on a new project)! (Click and print ~ Thanks to Kellie of Nest of Posies for sharing!) Don't forget, next week starts the Blogger Block Party.  Get your post ready to link up to my SUMMER SPACES link party next Thursday, June 23rd! … [Read more...]