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: Lace Lamp Makeover Before & Many Afters

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Happy Monday everyone! It feels like it has been days since we’ve updated and it doesn’t help that the weekend just flew by! The weather hasn’t been best in Baltimore for most of the week, but yesterday the rain held up and allowed us to fit a few projects into our busy weekend! Why were we so busy? We attended two birthday parties for our younger cousin and “godtwins” (easier than saying twin godchildren-even though I just said it!). And we’re still feeling the effects from those parties! Now I know why I don’t bowl regularly, it is indeed a workout and I think I may have pulled a glute!

Anyway, the project of choice was a lamp. What? No, chair? No dresser? Yes, a lamp sorry to disappoint you all! However, it is a pretty lamp. It started out as a black lamp base as you can see. This makeover involved a few makeovers before we liked the final result.

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Moodboard Monday: Four Days Sooner…Milla’s bedroom

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As the title suggests, this should be a Moodboard Monday post, however I was anxious to finish this mood board for my bedroom. So just pretend that today is Monday and not Thursday night.

Back to my bedroom…it’s been a challenge to complete my room as well as this mood board. See, I’m really picky about the accessories that will be a main focus in my room. Right now, I have all white bedding, with white lamps, a white dresser and white nightstands. The large mirror above my bed is also white. I love the brightness of a mostly white color scheme, but I need some sexy colors in here! Let’s start with my favorite color…the lovely and always reliable Turquoise.  I absolutely had to have this color in my room, no exceptions. So just a few weeks ago, Kah and I reupholstered this chair. Then I plan to add more bold and bright colors,like pink and yellows. What color is brighter than yellow? None, which is why it’s the color of the sun. Wow super corny and lame I know, just check out my mood board below.

 

Bedroom Moodboard

 

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Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (9-20-11)

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Twinterest Tuesday, it’s here again. Ready to see what Pinterest inspired us with this week…see it below:
Twinterest Tuesday; A Pinterest Roundup

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Double Take: Pink Floral French Side Chair Before & After

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A year ago I bought this chair from an estate sale for $20. It was one of many chairs in my chair addiction collection. If it was cute, I’d buy it! Plain and simple. And this chair was cute! I loved the curvy legs and back. I did not love the existing look however.
French side chair

Fast forward to the present and this chair has finally received the much deserved makeover.
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And the Winner is: Trina Turk “Santorini” Fabric Giveaway

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The winner of the Trina Turk Fabric Giveway is….

Trina Turk Santorini Fabric by Schumacher

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How to: Make Double-Welt Cording

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For the past two days I have been working on reupholstering a seat for a french style side chair. The previous chair had some basic trim to cover the staples and frayed edges, but I thought using welting /cording /piping (whatever you want to call it) would give it a more professional appearance. I wanted to use double-welt cording though….and I’ve never had the pleasure of sewing double-welt cording until today. This is where I had to get fancy with what I had for multiple reasons, two of them being-I didn’t own a sewing machine attachment specifically for double-welt piping and I didn’t even know if I could find double-welt piping in stores.

Here’s a lovely tutorial on sewing double-welt cording with a standard presser foot, zipper foot and single piping from Censational Girl.

Sewing Double-Welt Piping (The “amateur” way)

The first step is to cut your fabric into strips 2 or more inches wide. I usually cut my strips at 2 inches width, but this time I cut about 3 inches just to be safe. You will be cutting your strips on the bias, which means cutting it on a 45 degree diagonal/angle.

How to make double welt pipingHow to make double welt piping

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Double Take: Turquoise Chalkboard Mirror Before & After

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When Wednesday better known as hump day comes around, I start to get antsy if we haven’t completed some type of DIY project for the week. So in order to cure my anxiety I’d usually choose one of the numerous thrift items laying around and give it a makeover. Some may call it an addiction to decorating…yes it is an addiction. The item of the week is this ornate mirror purchased off of Craigslist.
Gold ornate mirror
I love the 3 sections and I figured it would make a nice chalkboard. Try not to look at the utter chaos reflected in the mirror….

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Fabric Giveaway: Trina Turk “Santorini” by Schumacher

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today we have a special gift for one of our lucky readers. We have 3/4 yd of this lovely fabric to offer. It’s from the great designer Trina Turk available from Schumacher fabric and apparently retails at $96/yd! The fabric is called “Santorini” in the marine colorway. 3/4 yd is more than enough to make a pillow or two or even cover a seat. The fabric is 100% Acrylic Duck Cloth and suitable for outdoor application.

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Twinterest Tuesday: A Weekly Pinterest Round-up (9-13-11)

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Twinterest Tuesday yet again. I hope every one had a fabulous weekend. So…this was one of the more difficult roundups to complete. There seemed to be an insane number of food and “men I hope to marry” pins this week. I understand how food recipes are pin-worthy, but the latter…um who cares. Either way view the goodies below:
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The Floral Disaster: A chair in distress

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I bought a small scale chair at a nearby thrift store a few months ago with the intention to reupholster it, but other projects have taken precedence instead. It has a floral red and green  flocked velvet pattern on the front and solid green velvet on the backside. In other words it’s ugly! I can’t help but look at this chair and think about Christmas decorations. I’ll just show you instead of going on and on…
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