Friday, December 30, 2011

An IKEA New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I have been MIA from blog land since then and I am sorry, it has been crazy around my house. Between Toys R Us exploding in our living room and my neck being in pain (slipped disc) I haven't really done much at all. But I have some wonderful news!..... I am driving to...


....Next Saturday!!

This may not mean much to you if you live near one, but the closest one
 to us is 8 hours away!!! So that is HUUUUGE!!! 1st trip to an
 IKEA E-V-E-R!!
We will also be stopping by the lovely...

HomeGoods Logo

and..... maybe even....

Cost Plus World Market Logo

Yay!!

I have been saving up for this trip for months now and I am over the moon excited!!

I will show and tell when I get back for sure :0)

Oh and Have a ....

Happy Happy New Year!!!



Monday, December 19, 2011

Vitamins and Christmas

Ok so I know those are the most random things to talk about but that's how I roll :0)

Vitamins

Well I was a dummy this morning and took my vitamin on an empty stomach. Not only did I choke trying to swallow that massive thing, but I got sick in my driveway about 10 min after I took it.... Ugh....
Always remember to eat BEFORE you take those things!!


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 Christmas

Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year!! I love everything about it! I like shopping in the crazy crowds *gasp*.  I even tried to offer my services to friends and Christmas shop for them!
Yes I am crazy, but I am just being honest people!
 I wish my Christmas tree could stay up all year :0(

Love the white stars!
Tree in living room

White trees are coming back people!

white topiary with silver balls
 
 
Colorful like my tree!
Which I just realized I have neglected to show ya'll! EEEEK! 
Booo Melissa! Ok I will post them before Christmas, I promise!

Colorful Christmas Tree

Ice Skating anyone?
 
tree with mittens and ice skates
 
Starfish..... wow...
 
green flowers and starfish christmas tree
 
This snow covered tree doesn't look kid proof!
 
snowy tree
 
Mmmm orange and turquoise!
 
Small and Mighty
 
Blues
 
Shelf Space
 
Im loving this gold star topper!
 
Gold and silver decorations sparkle in cream colored holiday living room
 
And one tacky tree of course!
 
Santa-Inspired Christmas Tree
 
Oh and what do you think of these trees???
 
 
No I did not flip the picture....
 

Yes That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen....

7.5' Pre-Lit Austin Upside Down Christmas Tree

I just dont get it.......

If you have one please explain to me WHY!?

~MELISSA


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mr. Ed

Art that involves horses you say?? At first I didn't really get it or like it, but now I am all about having a horse print in my house somewhere! I have seen lots of designers use over sized horse prints, and I am totally diggin it!



Awesome Living Room with Decorative Horse Wall Art Portraits


Hello come home with me!


bedhorse la dolce vita marcus designvia

triptych la dolce vita marcus designvia




I want you too!

desk lonnyfeb11
via



LR dow residence benjamin benschneider photography




Ok I am in love with the black and white prints the most!


Unicorns rock too!


 Whaddya think??
Are you loving horse prints as much as I am?

~Melissa

Monday, November 28, 2011

Copy Cat Master Bedroom

Remember the inspiration room?



And here is my room , (still in progress)


Let's compare prices so far:

Her beautiful room:

Paint, Sherwin Williams, Rainwashed
White Pin tuck Duvet, West Elm $99
Brown Coverlet (unknown)
Rug (unknown)
Crystal Lamps, local lighting store (unknown)
Devon Mirror, Z Gallerie $199
Headboard, she DIY'ed


My knock off room so far:

 Paint, Sherwin Williams, Rainwashed (LOVE)
DIY white pin tuck duvet $20 and 3 hours
Brown plush blanket, Kroger $17.99 Holla!
Sisal Rug, RugsUSA.com 8x10 $159.50
Acrylic Stacked Ball Lamps, Target $34.99
Devon Mirror, AllegroShops.com $180 + free shipp
Headboard, I DIY'ed here

I love having a "bench" at the foot of my bed but it is technically an ottoman.
 I could re-cover the ottoman or replace it with something skinnier and re-cover it??
 hmmm still trying to decide....


I still have a lot of work ahead
(decor, pillows, art, photos)
but it is definitely getting there :0)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

~Be Blessed~
Melissa


Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY Headboard Reveal!

Here is the headboard reveal!!!


close up of the trim..


I LOVE it!!! and I can proudly say I did it by myself!! :0)


Now to hang my new mirror!!



Jordan had to do his "manly" thing haha


and Voila! 


Ahhhh! So beautiful!! 


Oh and the white curtains are leaving, my mother in-law bought them from me.


and one more close up of that beauty...


I think I am actually sleeping better now, haha!
So what do you think?!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DIY Headboard


Here are my basic steps of how I did it but the tutorial I followed was from Centsationalgirl.com.

Hollow Door from Lowe's (they cut it for me) laid on 3 layers of batting 


Stapled..


Stepped on... ok just kidding... Mallie wanted to help :0)


I had a issue with my drop cloth for the fabric, there was a big seam down the middle! Boo! So I went to Walmart and got 2 yards of Natural Cotton Twill for $11.00 total. 

Sorry no pictures for the fabric part but all I did was take the door (with the stapled batting on it) and laid it on top of the fabric (ironed before hand) and stapled it also. Easy Peasy :0)

Then I applied the Nailhead...

Nailhead Trim Kit in French Natural from Perfectfit.com
$13.50 for 10 yards!


Tools I used for this process:

Hammer with doubled felt wrapped around it
(You are supposed to use a rubber mallet but I didn't have one, so I improvised)
Level
Trim Kit



I started at the bottom and worked my way around. 



The corners were the trickiest, but once I put my "thinking cap" on I figured it out ....

And yes I just said "thinking cap", I am such a loser


Ahhh but you'll have to wait and see the final product until next time!!

Mwaahh haa haaa haaah haaaaaa!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Project Headboard





I officially started on my DIY Nail head trim headboard. I bought this door for $19, had it cut to size and brought it home myself. I measured my old queen size headboard and went with that measurement, which was 65" if you wanted to know. :0)
So here is my list:

         1 hollow door cut at Lowes to 65"L

ReliaBilt 80" x 36" 6-Panel Hollow Interior Slab Doors
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6 yards of batting (3 layers total) by the yard

                               via



                        1 staple gun

Stanley Light Duty Staple Gun
                                via


               1 6X9 drop cloth for fabric

Blue Hawk 8 Oz. 6' x 9' Drop Cloth

                                 via


  and 1 Nail Head trim Kit in French Natural

              Nailhead Trim with Nails

                                  via

Project almost complete....

I am waiting on the Nail head trim to come in :0(

so I will post the complete project when I finish!

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Oh and on a side note , my rugs should be here today! YAY!!!!

-Melissa