2. Establishing a morning routine.
3. Life of a celebrity home stager.
5. On finding balance.
I have a quick Friday find—from an unexpected source.
I love these medallion tapestries from Urban Outfitters. I don’t always think of looking there for home stuff, but these are a great price (some starting at $20!) and are great for lightweight Summer color on the foot of your bed, hanging on the wall, over the back of a tired sofa. . . Lots of possibilities!
Shop all of their tapestry throws here.
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Last month while I was in High Point, I attended a DIY workshop hosted by Lowe’s Home Improvement and led by Eddie Ross. You may remember him from the show Top Design several years ago, and he’s now the East coast editor for Better Homes & Gardens. (He also has a decorating book coming out later this year.) He led a handful of bloggers through some fun DIY projects, updating thrift store finds with just a few supplies.
Beth from DesignPost Interiors did this easy lamp update, using painter’s tape and the new Valspar chalk paint. I think these would be fun in black and white, too. This is how she styled them in her entry:
This project got a little messy, but Summer from Simple Stylings tackled it. She used Plaster of Paris to modernize some brass sconces and candlesticks. I think these could be pretty against a dark wall:
Eddie made this look easy enough. He covered some inexpensive end tables with burlap and then painted it a bright yellow. It has a really interesting texture, almost grasscloth-like feel. I didn’t take detailed notes but this is his overall process: spray with 3M adhesive, wrap with burlap, brush on two coats of shellac-based Zinsser primer, sand down rough edges and cut excess with X-ACTO knife, and apply a semi-gloss paint with a brush.
It reminds of of the walls at this show house. I wonder how it would work as a wall treatment. . .
Eddie found some vintage, floral sheets at the thrift store and wrapped them around the frame of an inexpensive mirror. He suggested using trim (he found at Lowe’s) to give the inside edges a finished look. I thought this project had a very Lilly Pulitzer-esque vibe:
Stand back when you hand a girl an adhesive gun. Eddie found an inexpensive tray, painted it a glossy red and screwed drawer knobs to the bottom for feet. Then, he suggested applying this red and white rope (with this) to the inside for a nautical feel.