Monthly Archives: January 2012

Thrifty Finds: Fabulous Cane Sofa & Chair

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping | 4 Comments

Who loves thrifty finds? We certainly do, and look at this beauty we scored on Craigslist! For a mere $65… and it included a matching chair! Jackpot! This set will live comfortably in my aunt’s home. I really love the details, everything from the finials to the caning. We have plans to reupholster the set. We’re thinking something bold for the side chair and something subtle for the sofa. I’ll be back later with some inspiration photos hopefully…the search begins!   …

Last Night’s Shopping Trip to Joann’s

Posted on by Milla Posted in fabric, Shopping | 7 Comments

Hello lovelies! Happy Wednesday to you all. And if you live around the Maryland area, I hope you enjoyed this beautiful weather the past couple of  days. Anyhoo as you will notice from the post title…Kah and I took  a shopping trip to Jo-Ann’s last night. It wasn’t a planned trip, at least not for me. I was not informed that we weren’t going straight home from work until we drove by our exit. Apparently, I would’ve complained if I …

DIY Stenciled Curtains

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects, Tutorials | 32 Comments

For the past three or four days I have been a busy little bee, which may explain my inability to get to work on time, shh don’t tell anyone! See, I have a problem leaving the house on time when I immerse myself in diy projects. The project of the week was to stencil curtains for the dining room. I wasn’t really looking forward to the project because I knew I would have to do majority of it alone until …

Run to your nearest Target!

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Decor Inspiration, Shopping | 6 Comments

I know I’m late, but have any of you been to Target lately! I was stunned by the selection of new decor they have in stock. I’m talking about some very stylish pieces. I spent about a good hour in Target cramming things into my cart, but I did manage to put a few things back even though it was difficult. Try to hold onto your wallet a little better than I did. I’m going to share with you all the …

Double Take: Vanity Desk Before and After

Posted on by Milla Posted in Before & After Projects, DIY, Painting Projects | 32 Comments

Hi all! Milla here again. Surprise? I know I am, but I thought I should keep posting while the inspiration is there. Blogging and DIY is hard in the winter when it’s cold and you’re heat periodically stops working and you have to sleep in full winter outerwear. Yet, that’s another story for another post. A couple days ago I posted about a vanity desk I purchased for under $100. Here is the beauty again: Look at that sexy shape! …

You’re So Vain: New Vanity Desk

Posted on by Milla Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping, Vintage | 9 Comments

Hi all, Milla here! How are you guys? Me? I’m just glad the weekend is here. So lately it seems that I have a knack for showing up here  at the end of week to do a post. I’ve been at my parents house every Friday for a while so maybe it’s inspiring me. However, we are not talking about their decor because that needs major work. Maybe it’s the brand new computer. The screen is huge! Anyhoo, the point …

Missing in Action: The Good Excuses Post

Posted on by Kahli Posted in Furniture, Thrift Shopping | 8 Comments

Where in the world have the twins been all week? You may have noticed that we haven’t updated in a while! Yikes. I’m here to tell you that we haven’t just been sitting on our butts (well not for the entire week anyway). This is what we have been doing: Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, oh and buying. The two of us spent the entire weekend helping a relative clean her bedroom. That may seem like an easy task for most people, …

Sibling Competitiveness: Artistic Style

Posted on by Milla Posted in art, DIY | 2 Comments

Despite the title, I’m not competing with Kah to create art for our gallery. In truth, I just needed a catchy title. And it works because Kah already created a painting and last night I decided to try my hand at something. It wasn’t as elaborate as the technique Kah used, but it was a little more personal to me, well us. I tried some typography art with some watercolors. It’s our birth year. Like this: Like Loading…

Sleeping in the Shower with Pillows

Posted on by Milla Posted in DIY, fabric, Sewing | 10 Comments

Hello lovelies! Milla here! Where have I been right? Obviously not in the mood for decorating or blogging as I just got over a hazardous cold and whatever productive  energy I had left, Kah sucked it all up. I guess that’s how we as twins keep things balanced *shrugs*. Anyhoo, the title of this post may seem a little misleading so allow me to clear up the confusion. First off, don’t be alarmed. We are not sleeping in the shower. …

A Not So New, New Year’s Resolution: I Painted Something!

Posted on by Kahli Posted in art, DIY | 7 Comments

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a safe and prosperous start to the year. I know I did! One of my priorities for the end of 2011 and start of 2012 was to create some art for our gallery wall. I’ve been attempting to step up my creative arts talent for a few years now so… between December 30th and 31st, I committed myself to painting a portrait. I’m not really an artist, but with the help of …