We’re obviously going a little nutzo over here, technology wise. In the meantime do what you do, but don’t forget about us. I’ve got Bluehost on it.
Holy inkjet Batman, we’ve found a free super cute calendar download to share with you guys!
We’re still partial to the little one we whipped up earlier this month, but if you’re looking for something a little more graphic and bright then download this puppy from Jeannie Jeannie asap. Grab your scissors and click here to get the calendar. Personally we’re looking forward to June right about now.
Our little gift from the Target fairy arrived this weekend and we sure are happy that we went ahead and splurged the time and few extra bucks on trading out our 84″ curtains for their 95″ counterparts.
We picked up these from IKEA, but didn’t use the finials.
Spray painting them gold was an inexpensive solution that softened the curtain rod, letting it blend into the wall more so than the harsh black metal rod would have. See what we mean?
We are happy with the results. The color scheme doesn’t make too much sense yet, but we think it will all come together in the end – and we’re one step closer.
What do you guys think? Good call to go long? Thought we’d throw in a nice football reference just in time for playoffs.
We’ve been shopping around for awhile now looking for that perfect lamp to include in our guest bedroom. The lamp featured in our Better Homes and Gardens inspiration photo, check that out here, is the Zak lamp by Crate and Barrel.
As much as we love the Crate and the Barrel we didn’t love the $229 price tag attached to the the Zak Lamp. With no luck finding a copy cat at Target, Home Goods or World Market we started thinking more creatively.
It only took a few minutes to realize that we could make one of these puppies pretty easily – so that’s exactly what we did.
How’d we do it?
Step One: Find a vase that you can flip upside down and drill a hole through. We already had a drill bit specially made for glass and tile, and we picked up a large glass vase for $7.99 from T.J. Maxx.
Step Two: Once you’ve drilled through the vase, run a clear wire through the vase and out the the top of the hole you’ve drilled and attach a socket set to the wiring. We secured our socket set into the hole we drilled and reinforced it with super glue. The socket set and wiring cost $5 for both at True Value.
Step Three: Attach your shade and light bulb. We used the lamp shade off our living room floor lamp and then bought a larger shade for the floor lamp. A small shade will run you about $10.
For less than $25 we made our own version of the Zak Lamp that looks just as lovely. It is a more appropriate size for where it sits in the room – and we’ll be able to buy groceries for the rest of the month. Score and score.
We were so excited to get an e-mail from Kathleen of Between Blue and Yellow letting us know that she saw pics of our dining room china cabinet online and wanted to feature it on her Atlanta-based website.
Here’s a little blast from the past of our painted cabinet. We purchased it from a garage sale and painted it up the weekend before we started the blog – this was one of the many projects that inspired us to start sharing our DIY stories with you guys.
Hope you enjoy reliving the magic – and if you ‘re looking for more second chance furniture inspiration check out the Between Blue and Yellow shop. It will have you rushing out for some paint and new knobs in minutes.
Do you guys have any similar projects out there to share? Finally get around to fixing up that old dresser or upholstering that chair? We’d love to hear all about it!
The greenery has held up really well without end in sight – despite the fact that we don’t have any water in the vases. We know the winter greenery can’t stick around forever, so we are already contemplating replacements for our evergreen sprigs.
We could go with beautiful fresh blooms that will not last nearly as long, or even greens from the back yard, as we’ve been known to do in the past. But what do you guys think about silk flowers?
At least we wouldn’t have to water them. There are no imposters in the casa now – but is it time to start? We thought this would make for a great reader design debate. Let us know what you think. Okay always, never, sometimes? Spill ‘yer beans.