Roadside Restoration: Distressed Turquoise Chair

January 6, 2012

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I've got a few design clients that I am working on projects for right now, and one happens to be a good friend of mine.  Her style is traditional-eclectic and it has been enjoyable to introduce some unique elements into her space.  The latest part of her home that we've been transforming is her master bedroom.  Upon choosing a sunshine yellow for the walls and a floral patterned rug with bursts of color, I made the suggestion of introducing elements of turquoise!  A chair was a must for the space, and with my radar-alert always turned on, I actually found one on the side of the road.  Remember … [Read more...]

DIY: Creating a Rustic Kitchen Island

August 24, 2011

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Most of us could use a little extra space in the kitchen, so why not introduce a Kitchen Cart like this one that adds a bit of rustic charm to your decor, plus some extra room to cut the veggies!  This Kitchen Cart, purchased from Ikea, cost less than $60.  By being a little creative and thinking outside of the box, this typical blonde wood finished cart was turned into a stylish, distressed island.  You could even put two together to make an even larger work surface. With a few steps and a Saturday afternoon, you will have a new kitchen island in no time.  Start off by removing the casters … [Read more...]