Friday, December 31, 2010

Blog Friday- The Designer's Attic

First off, I just want to say Thank you to Roeshel At The DIY show off for posting about my giveaway! I can't believe in the response I received. I've been sick the last couple of days and this really made my day!

So today's blog feature will be a short one.

#1. The Designer's Attic

I love this blog because I'm a big fan of fabric!!! I could spend hours just looking at different fabrics. (I had to do that in many of my classes)

These are just some of the fabric I loved from this site. I would love to one day buy some of her fabric!









I love this color and pattern with this chair. 
I would love to find a chair like this to upholster



I love this pattern because it reminds me of the fabric I used for a previous ottoman


If you haven't checked out this site you really should. And you can always come back and tell me about your awesome find!!! :)

Have a wonderful day and a glorious New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

First Giveaway!!!! Custom Built Ottoman

I don't know if you are as excited as I am, but I'm proud to show you my Ottoman that I built all by myself! Here it is!!!!




Doesn't it look awesome?????

Here are some wonderful things about it

*Dimensions are 32"w x 30"d x 16"h
*Fabric is a cream vinyl
*Leg color- Espresso Brown
*Tufted buttons
*Easy to wipe off







Okay, now on to my giveaway! You have a chance to enter to win this beautiful ottoman. 


**Here is how to Enter (be sure to leave separate comments for each)

#1. Follow this blog or let me know if you already do
#2. Like my Facebook Page
#3. Blog about this wonderful giveaway

Oh and just to make this even more sweeter. I'll be selling this on my etsy shop, so for the first 5 people that enter they will receive a 25% off coupon to use at check out. Details to come after giveaway.

*Must live in the Continental US to enter
*** Entries must be in by Sunday Jan 2nd at 12:00 am PST
(I've extended it until Jan 3rd at 12am PST)
***Winner will be announced on Jan 4th


Good luck everyone! Remember to tell your friends!

P. S. Linking to the following parties





http://todayscreativeblog.net


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Friday, December 24, 2010

Blog Feature- All Things Thrifty

Good Morning!

First off, I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope next year will also be filled with many exciting adventures and blessings!

Now on to today's blog feature. Today I decided to do All Things Thrifty Here are my reasons why.
I discovered this site about a year and a half ago from a friend. I was taken back by how thrifty she was with her designs. She was actually the reason why I decided to go into furniture upholstery after I finished school because she made it look so easy to do. I've learned a lot along the way and so that reason, I'm grateful for the opportunity to have found this site and how it has changed my life.
Here are some of my favorite post of hers.


#1 Glazing 101

I love learning new tricks on how to make furniture look different. It's one of my favorite techniques!

#2 Reupholstery 101



#3 Tufted ottoman 


After I saw this post I wanted to find something like this one. After searching high and low I decided to build a oversize ottoman, which I will be showing on Monday!

Anyway, this is the reason why I love this site and I'm grateful that I found it. Thanks Brooke for inspiring me!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Contemporary Style Seat Cushions

I just finished these beautiful seats for my client today. My client is going from a traditional look to a more modern, contemporary style. She picked out the color and I think she did a fantastic job. Here are the results!




 Before



After





Stay tuned for tomorrow when I reveal a new blog to feature blog Friday!


Friday, December 17, 2010

First Blog Feature Friday!!!

I'm so excited to do this!!! There are so many blogs out there that inspire me daily and so here are my first two blogs.

#1 The Bird's Papaya

I found Sarah's blog a few weeks back through another blog I was reading and feel in love! Here are the reasons why I love this blog.

I love her creative style, her many ways to save on a tight budget,and her wonderful cooking ideas, Such as this one here.




Doesn't this look tasty!!!!

One of my favorite decor ideas from her is this one right here.


I'm all about simple but beautiful projects!
Visit her blog if you haven't and show her some love!


#2 ReUse ReInvent ReDesign

I love this blog because she is a start up blog like mine, she reuses items and turns them into a fantastic piece. There are so many pieces to choose from but he is one I thought was genius!


I think the best part of this item is the wheels!!! :)

Feel free to stop by her blog and become a follower! She is hoping to reach 100 followers by the end of the year!

Hope you enjoyed this addition of blog feature friday! stay tuned to next week!

P.S. To the ladies I featured I will have a button soon that you can place on your blogs!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Feature Blog Fridays

I want to try something new. There are many blogs out there that have inspired me in many ways, so I want to showcase one or two blogs a week and tell you why I love them so much and how they have inspired me. Stay turn for this friday!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Changing old finds!

I just want to start out by saying that I Love Nate Berkus!!! He's always had such great style and diy ideas. If you haven't started watching The Nate Berkus show I would start now! Anyway, I was watching his show on Wednesday and I loved his idea about re purposing frames. See below


Isn't that such a great idea? I'm going to see if I can find a great frame to do something like that with and show you what I come up with.
He also has a section that you can check out for tips and tools and see how he changes things up. Have fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Great Budget friendly places to shop for fabric

When I starting out in school learning about fabric and color, I was introduced to a variety of great fabric manufactures such as Robert Allen, Duralee, Kravet just to name a few. When thinking of price per yard at one of these stores it can get pretty expensive. So to get the best for your buck I've come together with a few of my favorite fabric stores for home decor.


#1. Hancock Fabric

I love Hancock fabric because they have a great selection at decent prices, you can also get online coupons and get a bigger discount on your favorite fabric. Lately, that's the only way I can afford fabric is by using a coupon. Here are some of my favorite fabric.








#2 Joann's Fabric

I love Joann's fabric for the same reason as Hancock. Price is reasonable and coupons are great to have. One difference between Joann's and Hancock is when it comes to purchasing high density foam. (if you are are making chair seats or upholstery) At Joann's you can buy it by the yard where as at Hancock you can't at least at the store. If anyone knows different let me know. Maybe it depends on the store. Here are some favorite fabric.




I'm sure you are seeing a pattern right now of what my favorite colors and style is. :) I like other colors but these are just my favorite!

#3. Home Fabrics

I actually have not been to this store since the closest store is in Las Vegas but I've heard nothing but good things about this place, especially their closeouts where you can get fabric at $1 a yard. Can't beat that! :) If I ever adventure down that way and find some fabric I'll be writing about it! :)

#4. Fabric.com

I used this site when I found some great fabric for my daughters Chest. Great costs and great selection!

If you have any other great sites or fabric stores you like please share!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Office Chairs

These were done for a client that wanted to use them for her office. When she bought them they didn't come with a board bottom so I had to start from scratch. Here are the results, pictures of chairs at the office will follow soon! :)



Friday, December 3, 2010

Branching Out!

Last year, when I was going to school for Interior Design I loved looking at all the different styles of furniture and decor and wondered if I had it in me to recreate something. Now the time has come to spread my wings and start making custom furniture. Here is the other reason why. Growing up, I came from a family that consisted with a dad who is a contractor and was influenced by home design, a brother who got into building Cabinets for a living and was surrounded by different types of wood and smells. I feel like one way or another, I've always had it in me to build something or design something.
Anyways, So I decided to start out small. I am going to build an ottoman! Hard? I guess we will see!
So here is the fun part, when I am finished I would like to do a special giveaway and give the ottoman to whoever wins. Sound like a plan? Alright!!!! lets get started!

Here are some simple ideas for an ottoman, stay tuned to see what I come up with!

Boat Seat Cushions

These boat seats were quite the challenge with the top of the seats and the fasteners but I managed and I like the results! In case you were wondering, the material is vinyl and I was able to sew just fine with a regular sewing machine. The only thing that I had to do manually were the top covers (just putting together) everything else worked fine. Just an FYI if you ever wonder if it is possible to sew vinyl using a regular sewing machine. On the other hand, I would love a heavy duty sewing machine, so if anyone wants to give me one. :)


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