Monday, November 29, 2010


If you have never spent any brain power on how to reuse a door you are missing out! they can literally be anything. The best part is that there are fabulous doors at junk store for super cheap. So let your mind run wild. Create! Send me your creations!!!!

charlotte slate accent

I have always referred to this bedroom as the room where all of the extra furniture in our house goes to die. After I moved it around every way and painting it a few times, I knew exactly what I had to do. The carpet had to go! I also decided to paint an accent wall. After the carpet was out, I felt like I could take a deep breath and make this room serene and welcoming to our guests.


I changed the mini blinds to wooden blinds, switched up the furniture and painted an accent wall  (Charlotte Slate, found it on West Elm) and now it really feels like a place where our guests can feel at home.

Monday, November 22, 2010

playhouse to greenhouse :: phase one

My dad has owned this house since I was in 5th grade.  It's great to live here as an adult and have all the kid memories. One fabulous memory was building this playhouse in the back yard.

Well...except for the fact that we never finished it. Since my husband Michael and I have moved in, it has constantly bothered me, but i could not figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it. I found this amazing idea on Instructables. Michael and I also loved the idea of putting a pitched corrugated tin roof on the front to make a porch. So we have a plan, but we needed tons of scrap wood to make this project real.

I started my search for windows on Craigs List. I ended up finding a great deal for the first wall. 

I already feel so excited to have just one wall up! Keep checking back for more updates and more walls. This one might take a while because I really want to use scrap materials. Send me a message if you have wood or windows that you do not need. Ultimately my goal is to have it done by spring so that we can use it for storage and a greenhouse!!!


Friday, November 19, 2010

back to the center

Going on the saver side of setting your beautiful thanksgiving table. My first thoughts were pumpkins, feathers, and leaves. Of course martha has fabulous ideas for all of these items. Here are a few pictures of what we could do for our Thanksgiving table centerpiece and decor.

Metallic and glittered pumpkins.... yes please.

Stenciled or real. I love them both.


Making your leaves is super fun and crafty if you dont have the time buying these leaves is another great quick way to make your table fall and fun!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

shipping container homes

My interest sparked in these adorable homes when one of my friends told me that he is going to build one. My first mental image was defiantly not as cute as these houses. He found one for $1100 per container. The best part about these homes is that you can add on to them so simply. If you have a plan in the beginning the sky is the limit to how much your house can grow.

Besides homes they can be super cute pool houses or even pools!

If you can believe it they go from this....

to this...

Here is the inside. Seriously, so awesome.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deck the table?

When planning my holiday table for this year, all I could think was metallics.  Aaaannnnnd...this is why I love West Elm!  They completely answered my call.  I also don't really like the idea of using "holiday only" dishes (that's the saver in me coming out).  I love the fact that you can use the metallic "holiday spread" for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fancy dinner parties.

I also thought this through when I got my everyday dishes.  I got a basic plate and bowl and now all I have to do is switch out my salad plate and Voila!   All is new!

Here are two options for my holiday salad plate.  I want 100 of each!  Feel free to vote.  I might not be able to choose...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

When girl meets sconce

L-O-V-E these sconces.  I waited forever to paint them, because I wanted it to be perfect.

I love them even more now that they have a coat of Martha Stewart high gloss seagrass paint!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

crazy bout a mercury

I keep thinking that one day I am going to wake up and be over mercury glass. Well, it's not happening any time soon!  Big, small, grouped, or single, I want them EVERYWHERE!  The great thing is...they are every where.  I could not be more happy about this situation.  So go to your favorite home store, get some mercury glass, and add some sparkle to your life.

I am not a big holiday decorations kind of girl. It makes me feel like my house is too full.  But, I am always looking for subtle ways to give my home that holiday cheer with out all the clutter.  Mercury is a fabulous way to achieve this!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Featured on KORORA

 Check out Morgan's super sweet post about sprig. You should for sure follow her if you wanna know everything about looking the coolest!

Thanks Morgan!

Monday, November 8, 2010

thanksgiving table

While day dreaming about the perfect thanksgiving table I started to realize that with my guest list the size of my table was not going to cut it. I decided to make a new table top with seating for 8-10. Here is the old table.

Here is the inspiration for the new table. I love the color! This little guy is from World Market.

All I did was take the top of the old table off, strip the old stain off, and reuse the legs for my new table

Yeah! Now everyone can have a seat for dinner.

 Keep checking back for new additions to the Thanksgiving Table.

The chairs are next on the list!!!! I am super excited!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

moss rock :: this weekend


Please come by and see our installation at Moss Rock Festival.

You can even take a little bit of Flourish with you. We have lots of great home products to purchase.

:: table cloths :: pillows :: aprons :: dish towels :: duvet set :: table runners

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

pallet headboard

I stumbled across some pallets one day and started thinking about ways to repurpose them.  My first thought was to create a headboard for our bed!  Michael and I have been looking for headboards for a long time, but we haven't been able to find a king size in our budget.  Making one was going to be a challenge, but a fun one.

I am SO excited about this project. After we took all of the pallets apart, we laid the wood out how we wanted.

The design is really simple...
1. Just lay one board (a 2"x 4") that is the length of the bed (a king size is 76 inches long)
2. Then screw in the pallet boards to the long board.  We used two 2"x4"s to make it stronger.
3. Use smaller 2"x4"s to create the legs for the headboard.  We measured and found that we wanted the
    legs to be 4'4" tall to the center of the headboard in order to be the perfect height for us.

Here's what we used...

- a number of pieces of wood from pallets
- two long 2"x 4"s and two shorter ones
- wood screws and brackets

Now that we're done, we have the option to stain it, or just use poly to seal it and keep the natural look.
My favorite thing about a project like this is that a headboard like ours could work in any room.  It could be painted white for a clean look or even painted on and given a design to fit the look of a room.

In the end I loved the way it looked in our room with a more natural look. I love it so much.

Now if you are not the DIY type these headboards are available for sale. Email me at

Monday, November 1, 2010

a cup of color

Everyone I know has thrift store finds that really excite them.  For the first time, I found kitchen items that I couldn't live without.  I absolutely love these little plastic cups. Not as durable as something ceramic, I know, but I picked out a mix-matched set and the colors are adorable. They make my morning cup of coffee an even better pick-me-up!