Friday, November 28, 2014

~Linen & Boxwoods $100 giveaway winner~

Katherine, you are the lucky winner of the $100 credit to Linen & Boxwoods!

Thank you to all who entered! 
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

~farmhouse swag~{with painted fox treasures}

If you haven't already hear of Painted Fox Treasures, let me introduce you.
I personally think they have the best selection of farmhouse swag around, and at a very very reasonable price point.

I got my 3 tiered tray there.....

I also just purchased this and it is AMAZING!

I also have a serious crush on these baskets....

I'm pretty sure this recycled canvas map would look great in just about any home.

These chalkboard napkin ring sets are just too cute!

I LOVE this metal cafe sign.

There is literally a hundred more items I could show, but you should go look at their site for yourself.
If you are like me and don't want to fight the crowds on black Friday and get up before the roosters, do your shopping online from home in your jammies! 
{and no, I was not paid to say this, it's my honest opinion.
 Just love this website and thought I'd share it with all of you!}

You can now get 20% off baskets, boxes, and organization, as well as trays with coupon codes:
{trays} TRAY20
{baskets and boxes} HOLDONTIGHT


You can also find the Painted Fox on instagram here
on Pinterest here 
and on Facebook here. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful relaxing overstuffed kind of Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

~a stylist's fashionable home tour~

Meet my friend Tiffany.
She lives in West Seattle with her husband Kyle and their 8 year old twins Flynn and Lula James. 
Tiffany is a Stylist and Personal Shopper working with clients in NY, SF, LA, and Seattle. 
You can take a peek at her work right here.
All photography by Deb Achak. 
Are you ready for the fabulous tour?
Let's start with this fabulous kitchen:

The kitchen is painted C2 Shaker.
The floor is eco friendly Marmoleum. 
The refrigerator is a chalkboard that has their weekly schedule including meals {each family member gets to choose one week a meal}
Pendants are Serena and Lily.
Espresso machine is by rocket, and the sign by the refrigerator says, "stop worrying" and is torn from a photo book and placed in a vintage frame. 

The dining room:
Walls are high gloss Benjamin Moore Hale Navy.
The wave print is from Ikea.
The end chairs were purchased for $25 at Senior Center and painted a high gloss white and seats recovered in blue leopard.
The table used to be her husbands desk. She covered it in a white leather hyde and topped that with stamped glass with reverse painted gold and added gold tacks to hold it all together. 
The gold tassel bench is from a flea market.

The guest bedroom is where she takes all her blog photos.
Walls are Benjamin Moore Sky Blue.
The vanity is from a flea market and she recovered the seat with pink velvet.
The bed is a French made canopy from San Francisco with World Market drapes on all four sides. 

I love her living room.
Walls are painted Benjamin Moore Pink Bliss.
The piece above the mantle is a brass vintage light fixture sprayed white.
Flamingos are from Pacific Galleries 
{which if you live in this area, you know Pacific Galleries!}
The rolling ottoman Tiffany picked up at a garage sale and the chairs are from Ikea.
The pillows are all custom except the elephant, which is also from Pacific Galleries. 
The hide rug is from World Market. 
The blanket is vintage from Sand Point Idaho, and the gold table is from Target. 
Green lamp was $25 at a flea market.
The large mirror is antique and the painting is done by her talented twin sister.
Her website is here. 
The vintage tribal breast plate from the 60's is from a garage sale in West Seattle and was only $25.00.
The silver pouf is from Target, similar here.

This stair runner is actually 3 Dash and Albert woven area rugs repurposed to make a runner.

The office was originally a mud room. The walls are raspberry {by Authentic Home} and inside of cabinets is painted matte grey.
{Dove Gray, Authentic Home}
The rug is from Pacific Galleries, as well as the chair.
The wooden elephant is from a flea market.

The twins room:
Beds from Craigslist, painted white.
Bedding from Target with assorted pillows.
Light is from Crate and Barrel, 
{similar here}
and the bedside table from a garage sale.

The master bedroom is my favorite!

Rugs are from Santa Fe. The dresser used to be painted metal and she stripped it. The antique end tables have their polished slate tops turned upside down to be chalkboards.
The purple lamps are from Pottery Barn and the walls are matte black, Benjamin Moore Baby Seal Black.

The hallway is painted Dove Gray with Ikea frames holding assorted photos and kids artwork.

And just for fun.....

Love, love, love this home.
In fact, I am totally obsessed. 
Thank you Tiffany for letting us all in!

Monday, November 24, 2014

~linen and boxwoods~{a $100 giveaway}

I want to introduce you to a new company called Linen And Boxwoods.

That name right there has you curious right?
I just discovered them myself, and of course, have already placed an order.
Their prices are super reasonable and they have a great selection of items for your home, for the holiday season, for gift giving, and even things to wear.

Here are a few more of my favorites from their site:
I'd use it in my master bath, but at Christmas have it out filled with vintage ornaments.

These are one of those things that would be great if
 you have someone on your list that is hard to buy for.
They range from $14.95-$79.95.
Great for someone who travels a lot right?

Check out this page to find some of what is below.

Would you like to be entered to win $100.00 to Linen And Boxwoods?
All you have to do is like their facebook page here.
And it gets better.
While you are there you can enter to win the Christmas tabletop display!
Leave me a comment on this post after you have done the above. 

For another entry, pin anyone of the images from this post to Pinterest, giving them a shout out.

Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.
I will announce the winner back here on Friday.
Good luck!


Friday, November 21, 2014

~oh deer, it's a holiday thrift shop challenge~

Alice from Thoughts From Alice asked if I'd like to participate in a challenge making over a holiday item from the thrift store. Since thrift store is my middle name, 
I didn't hesitate to say yes.

I found these 4 matching deer ornaments at my local thrift shop for $3.99.

I thought they were pretty cute as is, but decided to dress them up a bit. 
I bought 4 of these unfinished wooden shield plaques from Joanne Fabrics, along with some vintage looking floral scrapbooking papers.

The first step was to cut the paper to fit the tops of the plaques. I did this by flipping the plaques over and tracing around them with pencil onto the paper and cutting out. 
Modge podge them onto the plaques.

Any excess paper can be sanded off. 
This step also helps create a worn vintage look.

Drill holes through the tops of each one so you can hang them as ornaments on your tree.

They should look like this at this point.

The next step is to age them. I used Annie Sloan dark wax and a rag, but you can also use stain.
Go over the outside edges and smudge it onto the paper a bit as well.
Let dry.

Before and after the dark wax.

Use ribbon, or twine to tie a bow.
I used liquid nails to attach the deer to the center of each plaque and let them dry overnight.

I love how they turned out.
I wish there was more than four!

I hung them on my tree in our dining room.

This tree is new to me this year too.
It's a narrow frosted frazier fir from Balsam Hill.
I've always wanted a frosted tree and this one looks so real!

Don't forget to check out everyone else's thrift shop makeovers:

Glam Christmas Throw Pillows by Thoughts from Alice

A Deerly Beloved Thrift Store Vignette by Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Christmas Cloche by Craftberry Bush

A Vintage Mantel for Winter by Finding Silver Pennies

DIY Holiday Walling Hanging by House of Hipsters

Christmas Decor from Thrifty Find by Town and Country Living

The Trellis Tree by Cozy Little House

DIY Centerpiece Tray by Cherished Bliss

Rustic Christmas Tree by Delineate Your Dwelling

DIY Crocks by So Much Better With Age