Top Paint Picks for Navy Blue Walls

June 28, 2012

Top Navy Colors

Yesterday I shared my Royal Blue Revelation and how I've been introducing this new-found hue into my home. I'm kinda psyched because not only is this color going to be an accent seen in accessories, but I plan on painting the front room a dark navy.  Yesterday I left you at the point of me knee-deep in color decisions, and today I'm sharing the final color choice, plus my Top Color Picks for Navy Blue Walls. I've always had a thing for black spaces - they're bold, dramatic, and striking - but I'm loving the navy hue just as much (and maybe even better)!  I've gathered some inspirational … [Read more...]

Royal Blue Revelation

June 27, 2012

Which Blue Should I Choose?

Lately I've been crazy over royal blue, or as others sometimes refer to it as, navy. Which term do you use? I've mentioned here and there that since Spring sprung, I've been introducing this new-found hue throughout my home. It all started with a drapery panel (yes, that one right below in the pic) that I purchased with the intention to use as a shower curtain.  Once I got it home though, it was perfect for my dining room (the center of our home), and thus the beginning of my Royal Blue Revelation. So how have I introduced this classic blue hue? Come and see... I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Upcycled Clock Turned Vintage Sunburst Mirror

June 25, 2012

Upcycled Clock Turned Sunburst Mirror

A few weeks ago while driving through my neighborhood, I spotted a sign for a garage sale.  As always, my garage-sale-radar automatically went into effect, and I quickly turned the wheel down the street and started my typical slow-drive-by.  While still in the car, I immediately spotted a gold antiqued-looking clock. Of course, I had to stop! Just like my radar noticed, it was in good condition and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it - turn it from a clock into a sunburst mirror. To change this clock into a mirror, the only item I needed was a 12" round beveled-edge mirror … [Read more...]

Sprucing Up My Exterior Fence with Flood

June 22, 2012


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care. All opinions are 100% mine. As I just finished up my staircase makeover, I now realize how important it is to use the right products to protect wood surfaces.  After the stairs were complete, the Mister and I headed outdoors to finally paint the exterior fence that we gave a thorough washin' a few weeks ago.  Then it was time to protect it! If you're a Facebook follower, you may have seen this instagram picture that I shared last weekend... It was a hot and sticky day, but the work had to be done.  The tried and … [Read more...]

My Curator’s Collection for Joss and Main

June 18, 2012


Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  After the last few weeks of focusing on my staircase makeover (which I revealed last Thursday), I was in major need of some R&R. But now I'm back and thrilled to announce that I'm partnering with Joss & Main to create an exclusive curated collection with furniture, accessories, and home decor that expresses my design style - Classic Eclectic.  It is such an honor to be working with Joss & Main, and I can not wait for you to see the items that can soon be in your home! You have heard of Joss & Main, right? If not, no worries.  … [Read more...]

My Staircase is Finished!

June 14, 2012

Stair Makeover Final Reveal

The day has finally arrived for me to share the final reveal of my staircase makeover. Alot of progress has been made since I announced and started this latest DIY endeavour only 3 weeks ago.  It's amazing how one change can totally impact the aesthetic of a space.  As you know, my home is my experimental playground which is constantly work in progress, and this stair makeover has been an incredible update. Take a look at the result... And here is the progress that I've made from start to finish... Amazing change, right?! Since my last post where I left you off at the … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Chevron Pallet Tray

June 12, 2012

DIY: Monogrammed Chevron Pallet Tray

As a Blogger, finding support throughout the blogging community is important for blog growth, friendship, and creative inspiration. For the past several weeks, I've joined forces with a few fabulous DIY bloggers and we've been helping each other with various aspects of blogging.  Along with our helpful "chats", we were given a Blogging Challenge by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative to create a DIY project using specific materials - additional items could be added, but it was a must to use the required five. What did I create you ask? Well take a look... (and then keep on reading for the … [Read more...]

5 Minute Lamp Revamp with Spray Paint and Ribbon

June 8, 2012

Lamp Revamp

For a while, I was on the hunt for a pair of lamps for the dining room buffet. They couldn't be overly large, but something that would be unique and add a soft glow.  I had brought home a few options, but nothing was quite right.  Then one day when randomly shopping at HomeGoods for another project, I spotted this treasure --> It wasn't perfect, but immediately I had an idea up my sleeve. Could I ever just leave anything alone?  NOPE! My immediate idea was to spray paint the globe, but I wasn't sure what color.  Should the lamp be subtle or dramatic?  Since the lamps were a nice … [Read more...]

Justin Timberlake Launches a New Home Collection, HomeMint

June 6, 2012


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of HomeMint. All opinions are 100% mine. A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I mentioned that I had just read an article that Justin Timberlake was about to debut a home decor line.  Yes, the former boy band member of the 'N Sync has left the teeny-bopper era and is now breaking into the design world by showcasing his passion for Interior Design in his new home collection, HomeMint. Internationally renowned artist, style icon and entrepreneur Justin Timberlake has teamed up with celebrity stylist and acclaimed interior designer, Estee … [Read more...]

Outdoor Sculpture Made From Trash

June 4, 2012

Sculpture From Trash

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  It was a half rainy, half sunny weekend in my neck of the woods, so I took the opportunity to do some thrifting with my mom on Saturday and then some major DIYing on Sunday.  I actually worked on about 6 different DIY projects and am super psyched to share some of them over the next week or two. One project in particular is a new outdoor sculpture that now sits in my garden that I made using, well...  trash.  It's kinda crazy, but I love it! Before the cleanout began for the sideyard makeover (which I've mentioned here and there over the last few … [Read more...]