I'm headed out this weekend and next week to Cape Cod with my boyfriend and his family. We've been the past five years, and I just love it! So I'll be away from the blog for a little while. Here are a few pics from our last trip there.

I love how the date stamp is on the pictures... Ah well. Happy weekend!


Stool Makeover

I have been wanting to makeover my entryway. I live in an apartment, so when you walk in you're instantly in the living area.

So I bought this cute little stool. Here are the before pictures (I forgot to photograph the legs, which were shabby chic white.) I thought of keeping them, but the fabric I was using was more modern and clean, so I figured painting the legs and frame glossy black would look better.


I spray painted the legs and frame black, then draped the new fabric over the edges. I was originally going to use nailhead trim, but was too lazy and used a staple gun instead. Ha! That nailhead trim shit is hard. You really can't see the staples, and I plan to put a ribbon around the edge to cover them. Quick solution!


Entrway Before: (Boring!)

Entrway After: (Better! sans plant + rolled blanket)

Been A Long Time...

Wow, it's been over a week since I posted last. I was out of town for a long weekend visiting family in Pittsburgh. Here's my lovely niece, Lynlee. She's 14 months and such a doll. She is the happiest little girl--she wakes up smiling literally.

Also I've been working on a cute little stool makeover... Pics coming soon!

Have a happy weekend!


Ikat Ottoman

Can I have this, pretty please? I think it's no longer sold at West Elm. Anyone know where I can find this?

Mercury Glass Lamps

I found this pair of mercury glass lamps on Craigslist for $40! They're 60's originals! I was so excited and emailed the person--alas, someone was coming to pick them up! I was so upset, but then a few days later, the woman emailed to say they didn't show. I was there in a flash.

I bought the two black shades at Kmart. They're a little beat up in places but they were on sale, so oh well! They look great with the lamps. I love how reflective they are. Sometimes when we eat breakfast, I stare at them and am happy. Sad, I know.

Of course, I had to rearrange in order to make them work (as Timm Gunn would say!) I wanted a kind of buffet/sideboard/bar area in the dining room, so I used an existing console table and voila! I love when things work out.

And yes, that is a branch I scavenged from outside and spray painted pink. When I think how insane I can be about decorating, it makes me laugh. My boyfriend said, "there are no pink branches." Little does he know...


Bathroom Dilemma

I bought this zebra shower curtain on Ebay from West Elm. I really like it, but the problem is it's a bit too long. It pools at the bottom and touches the floor. Now normally this wouldn't bother me with say, curtains. But it's the bathroom and the floor might get a little wet.

Should I hem it by hand (I don't have a sewing machine) or should I be real cheap and use my iron on hem tape? And if I use the hem tape, will it hold up when I wash the shower curtain?

Also, does anyone have any artwork suggestions? I never know what kind of art to put in a bathroom. This is our only bathroom, so I want it clean and simple. Plus the only wall is across from the shower and when you open the door, it blocks half the wall. Right now I just have a mirror there, but can change this.