A Very Detailed Kitchen Renovation Progress Report


So the last time, we mentioned anything about the kitchen were in these two posts referencing the wood tile floor and where the hell we've been for almost the last Read more

Shopping for Home Decor: Finding That Statement Piece


Hello all. I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I'm not. The weather is terrible here in Maryland. It is barely 50 degrees, cloudy, windy and rainy. The Read more

Ikat! And other Tribal Prints: Fabric Inspiration


Hello Lovelies! Happy Thursday! Question? Is it super cold where you all live? It has been cold and windy every other day in Maryland. Not very spring like at Read more

Revisiting The Old Living Room vs. The New Family Room


Hello, Kah here! It's been a long year and a half! Glad to be back. You may have noticed that we started blogging again.Correction, Milla started blogging again. This Read more

Double Take: Before and After Turquoise Cane Armchair

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If any of you have been treated to buckets of non-stop rain the past few days, I bet you are ready for another chair makeover. We’re so excited to show you guys what took us only three days to complete. Yes, we’re crazy obsessed with our DIY projects.

Much like our previous armchair makeover, this chair and fabric we purchased at quite a steal. And much like the previous armchair makeover, this chair was just as ugly in its previous state. See it below:

 Cane Chair: The Before

Ahh! My eyes! I’m kidding, it wasn’t that bad. But the bright sun definitely makes it look much better. The frame was covered in some kind of black gunk that I had to clean off with my best disinfectant wipes, sand the entire frame, and then wipe off the remaining dust with paper towels.

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Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (9-6-11)

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It’s that day again…Twinterest Tuesday. However, let me first say as of yesterday, our blog has been online for one month. Happy One Month Anniversary Design Par Deux! Now that the mushy stuff is out of the way, view the latest round up below:
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Double Take: Gray French Provincial Dresser Before & After

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A few days ago we gave a sneak peek of a dresser we had been working on for a girl’s bedroom. The dresser wasn’t in the best condition and required some work to get it in tip-top shape. Here is a before picture:

Gray Painted Dresser Before

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DIY Sneak Peek: French Provincial Dresser

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We haven’t had a project post in three days! Ugh, I’m so disgusted. Mother nature has really killed our DIY buzz these days. Also, the sun has been running away before 8pm, not good for us since we work late some days. However, the good news and the reason for this post is that we’ve been working on some projects. We mentioned in previous posts that we’re currently designing another little girl’s room. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve completed a headboard and a desk. She still needs a night stand and dresser, the latter is what you will see a sneak peek of today.

French Pronvincial Dresser

More details to come later. Return for the makeover post including before pictures and some spray painting tips.

UPDATE: Completed dresser

It’s Frugal Friday: A Thrifting Showcase #3

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Friday couldn’t get here fast enough! For two reasons. Number one, I’m off of work and number two, no work on Monday! For us that just means more time to thrift. Anyway let’s get to this week’s frugal finds..

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Before & After:Turquoise Desk (2nd Edition)

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As promised, here are the daylight photos. Refer to yesterday’s post for the before picture. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Synergy.

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Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (8-30-11)

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Tuesday seems to roll around so fast. I felt like I just did a roundup. Anyway, today is Twinterest Tuesday! It’s the last Tuesday of August. Not too sad to see it go this year though. August, please blame Mother Nature for that. She let you down. Excuse my rant, view the goodies below:

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Double Take: Before & After Turquoise Desk

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Today I was off from work because the power was still out from Hurricane Irene. So instead of just spending the day resting, I decided to finish up some painting projects. The first project on my list was to paint a desk for a girl’s bedroom. Here is the before:

White Desk

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Where Did You Get That Art? I Must Have It (Art with a Vintage Flair)

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Recently we’ve received several compliments on the artwork hanging above our beautiful chair. We purchased it at our local Goodwill, however it’s available for a reasonable price of $30.00 here (sorry, not framed). And because we like vintage art so much we decided to do a roundup of posters available for purchase online. If you’re stuck under a hurricane/storm advisory like us and have nothing else to do check them out below:

Chicago-New York Central Lines

Chicago-New York Central Lines

Chicago's World Fair

Chicago's World Fair

Seattle, Washington - Space Needle World's Fair Promo Poster No. 2

Seattle, Washington – Space Needle World's Fair Promo Poster No. 2

Firenze

Firenze

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It’s Frugal Friday: A Thrifting Showcase #2

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It’s Friday. Frugal Friday to be exact! Albeit mother nature had it in for the East Coast all week, we found time to check out a couple local thrift stores and Goodwill’s. Some not so local, but we’d drive a little bit of a distance for a good deal. Most if not all things we saw this week we actually purchased. Yes, the temptation got the best of us. We’re so weak.

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