DIY: Paint Swatch Chandelier

September 16, 2011

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Paint chips are a staple in any DIYers home and this colorful chandelier (using quite a lot of paint chips) is just gorgeous and so fun for a nursery, little girls room, or play area!  Using about 40-60 paint chips, the frame of a small lamp shade, and clear tape, this beautiful paint swatch chandelier can be a focal point of any space in no time. This colorful creation was made with an array of pink tones, from soft blush to deep red.   Yet, I could also see this same chandelier idea with bright and bold colors of yellows, blues, reds and greens OR  variations all blue hues OR all hues of … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Autumn Wreaths

September 15, 2011

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I've combed the blogosphere and am amazed by all the awe-inspiring Autumn Inspiration!   Y'all never seize to amaze me with your creativity.  Yesterday, I shared my new Autumn wreath and today here are just a few (of the many) gorgeous wreaths that you've created~ Little Things Bring Smiles - Love the mustard-yellow felt flower rosettes against the blue door.  Simply Gorgeous. Miss Lovely Creations - I can't picture Fall without a berry wreath and this one is beautifully put together! My Blessed Life - Myra gets an A+ for another unique wreath! Tatertots & Jello - Loving how simple … [Read more...]

Fall Wreath with Fabric Flowers

September 14, 2011

Fall Wreath with Fabric Flowers

Fall is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate a new season than to don a new wreath on the front door.  The front door is often thought of as the “mouth” of a home, the entry point of comfort, happiness, and where great opportunities begin. For me the front door, signifies the "entrance of", so let's enter this new season with my new Autumn Wreath. I loved last year's wreath because it was different and unique, but for a long time, I've wanted to jump on the bandwagon and make a burlap round wreath with fabric flowers.  I was going to make this style wreath in the Spring, … [Read more...]

5 DIY Ideas to Makeover Your Bathroom

September 12, 2011

DIY Ideas for the Bathroom

The Bathroom ~ It’s a fashion statement. A focal point in your home. A place you go to unwind and relax. Your own personal spa. In just a few short days, there are lots of things you can do yourself to give your bathroom an entirely new look without undergoing a total bathroom remodel! Every one of these easy DIY ideas will make a difference in the way your bathroom looks and feels. 1. Change up the walls with color or patterns Paint. A new coat of paint can easily be completed in a weekend, even if wallpaper needs to be removed or if walls need to be primed. Try to get some prep done … [Read more...]

A Day of Reflection and Remembrance

September 11, 2011

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Usually, my focus is on design and inspiring others, but today I'm taking a moment to reflect and remember those that are no longer with us who gave everything unknowingly and for those who knowingly gave. It has been 10 years, but the day that our country was attacked, is still fresh in our minds.  At that time 10 years ago, I was a college student in New York and September 11, 2001 was one of the most terrifying days of my life.   As a country, no one knew what was happening.  Minute by minute, I was glued to the television, wondering what was going to happen next. Sadly, I knew quite … [Read more...]

Lamp reVamp

September 9, 2011

Lamp reVamp

Yesterday, I was thrilled to be a guest blogger over at Living With Lindsay sharing a How-to on Rewiring a Lamp.  My lamp purchase for $1 has made quite the transformation!  Here's a pictorial of the process~ After teaching myself how to change the "guts" of this lamp, it needed a little accessorizing.  By changing the color and topping it off with a new lampshade, this old garage sale trash became a gorgeous treasure.  Lately, I've really been into cooler tones of blues and grays, so upon being inspired by this lamp, I decided on a subtle light blue hue in a glossy finish. Perfect … [Read more...]

Rewiring a Lamp

September 8, 2011

DIY_Lamp Makeover

This week has been a wee bit crazy, especially with my oldest starting kindergarten - where have the years gone?!  Anyway, I have been excitedly experimenting lately with different DIY projects.  My latest (and greatest) has been learning how to change out the "lamp guts" of a light fixture that I found for $1 dollar... yes one dollar!  I had assumed it worked upon purchase, but of course it didn't...that's why it was only a dollar!  No problemo...easy fix (I hope). Check out my how-to over at Living With Lindsay where I'll be sharing my step-by-step tutorial on how my lamp went from this … [Read more...]

Giveaway to Arcadian Home and Lighting

September 7, 2011

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Last week we had a special guest blogger, Susi, who is a writer for Arcadian Lighting. She shared some great information on adding color into the bathroom.  Well today, Arcadian Lighting is back and is graciously giving one fabulous SAS Interiors follower the opportunity to win a $75 Gift Certificate for anything in their online store. They have SO much to choose from!  These are just a few of my favorite finds under $75~ Left to Right: Lamp 1, Lamp 2, Lamp3   Left to Right: Chandelier, fan, pendant light, schoolhouse light   Left to Right: Candles, Pillow, Bike … [Read more...]

Bring on the Burlap: Is it a Ballard Design Knockoff?

September 2, 2011

To-The-Trade Bring on the Burlap!

I JUST received this "To-The-Trade" email from Ballard Designs with the subject line: Bring on the Burlap Eh Hem... does this remind you of something??  Something that I just posted about earlier today?  Yes, you remember... my ottoman makeover using burlap coffee sacks.  If you didn't see it, here's a peak and you can read all about it in {this post} What do you think...how does mine compare?  Do you think it passes as a Ballard Design Knockoff? Here are some more best-of the Burlap Collection at Ballard Gorgeous burlap window panels complete with a large size, hand embroidered … [Read more...]

DIY: Coffee Sack Ottoman

September 2, 2011

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I'm always looking for something to update and I love finding ordinary things and changing their use to be a little more unusual.  Guess that's what a DIYer is all about.  Yesterday, I shared some very creative ways to recycle and repurpose burlap coffee sacks.  A while ago, I scored some old coffee sacks from a local coffee shop and once my creative juices started to flow, I had just the idea - an ottoman for my living room.  It was a perfect way to show the coffee sack stamping and detailing!  After scoring an ottoman (which was in desperate need of a makeover) at a garage sale for $5, I … [Read more...]