Monthly Archives: October 2011

Side Table: Vintage Suitcase Edition (Inspiration)

Posted on by Milla Posted in Decor Inspiration, Inspiration, Vintage | 10 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! It’s inspiration time! Inspiration time means Kah and I find some inspiring photos for our next DIY project and you all give us feedback. What is our next project you ask? Because of course we’re always doing something right. It’s a sad unfortunate obsession. We should seek help. Anyway our next project in the works is a suitcase side table. Kah purchased a vintage suitcase several months ago and it’s literally collecting dust as the saying goes. …

Double Take: The Tale of a Gray Nightstand (Before & After)

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 17 Comments

The weather has been on a consistent cold front lately so I’ve been forced to work inside more. That means more hand painting instead of the ease and quickness of spray painting. I bought a pair of nightstands for $25 a piece a few months ago and I hastily painted them white. However, I’ve been on an all things gray kick lately and I decided that they need to be gray. It actually stayed white for a few months, but …

The Adventures of the 85 lb, 6 FT Sideboard

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping | 10 Comments

Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? I hope it wasn’t as busy as ours. We did a lot projects for other people over the past few days. Three hair makeovers. This went well although I feel carpal tunnel may be in our future. We attempted to hang a drape in the most shallow wall ever. Fail. Lastly, we pinned thousands of feathers to a corset in an attempt to replicate a peacock. I hope my cousin wins her Halloween costume …

Double Take: Junior Rolltop Desk Before & After

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 55 Comments

Happy Thursday everyone! The weather is beautiful here today in Baltimore, MD compared to the rainy mess yesterday. Since it was raining outside, I was forced to work inside.  We purchased a vintage junior rolltop on Craigslist over the summer to use in a 4 year-old boy’s bedroom. My first intention was to strip, sand, and stain it to replace the previous orange-y finish. The top and the desk area fared well but the lower sides turned out to be …

Sneak Peek: Girls Bedroom and a Missing Car

Posted on by Milla Posted in Client Projects | 6 Comments

We’ve been talking so much about this girl’s bedroom that we’ve been working on and we’re still not finished…Grrr! It’s not our fault though. There were a few setbacks, like a vent above the window that didn’t allow us to install the anchors to hang the drapes. Why must apartments do this? It has happened in at least one other room we’ve designed. It’s like that at the last minute the contractors realized that they put the air duct above the …

Double Take: Before and After Stenciled Dresser

Posted on by Milla Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 54 Comments

Hello all, thanks for stopping by as always. So I’m doing this post because Kah “kindly” pointed out that my name has been missing from the last few posts. The change in seasons and temperature affected me more than I thought I would. One day it was 80 degrees the next day it was 50 degrees and raining so I kept getting sick. My body and immune system was confused! Anyway as some of you may know we’ve been working …

Double Take: Antique Windsor Chair Makeover Before & After

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 27 Comments

Happy Wednesday everyone! Only 2 more days until the weekend! I know I can’t wait. I find that Milla and I more productive on the weekends especially when we don’t have other people’s kids over. This weekend we have plans to put the finishing touches on the girl’s room and start the boy’s room since it is in the same apartment. We found this chair at the local Goodwill for $6 I think. This chair looks amazing in the picture …

Boys Bedroom Inspiration Roundup

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Inspiration, Kids Room Inspiration | 1 Comment

We haven’t really mentioned the little boy’s bedroom we have been slowly working on nor have we ever featured anything on the site. Many of you probably don’t even know we’re doing a boy’s bedroom! We’ve been working on it here and there but his sister’s room has top priority right now. We spent most of Saturday at the house painting her bedroom in a lovely shade of gray called Silver Lake by Behr. We still have some more painting …

Double Take: Before & After Nightstand

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 13 Comments

A few months ago, I purchased this nightstand to put in the girl’s room that we’re designing. I really liked the shape, the chunky legs, and detailed drawer. But the nightstand needed a makeover to fit with the rest of the room. With both of us working full time jobs, it’s sometimes impossible to fit projects into our busy schedule. I’m not even sure how we’ve managed to complete anything! Anyway here’s the new nightstand. Like this: Like Loading…

Get a little Green with your Navy and Pink

Posted on by Milla Posted in Color Palette Inspiration, Inspiration, Mood Boards | Leave a comment

Today, we bring you a color inspiration mood board inspired by a pair of underwear. Not a pillow or a t-shirt…underwear. We spotted them during a shopping trip and though we didn’t purchase the underwear, we were really inspired by the color scheme. So now you don’t have to rely just on magazines and Pinterest for decor inspiration because fashionable panties are at your disposal. As Kah says, they’re not just for covering your cheeks. Anyway, the color inspiration here …