Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Before and After Vintage Victorian Chairs

Step in to my parlour......

I love a good makeover -- and these little ladies look beautiful after a little primping and some wild new fabric!

My friend 'M' had inherited these chairs and wanted to freshen them up to put in her guest room.

Here they are before:

'M' came to my garage studio and we scoured through my fabric stash until we found the perfect print!

Here they are now!

They are rockin' the cheetah print!

Tra la!

P.S.  Thank you to all of you of entered my little pillow love give-away!  The winner is M.B. and she has been notified.  :)  Smiles!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pillow Prettiness

Just a reminder that my PILLOW LOVE GIVE-AWAY ends tomorrow !

If you missed the details on how to enter, click here!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Pillow for Peanuts!

I have a pillow give-away today!

And 100% of the proceeds will go to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

Woo hoo!

For those of you who know me, you know that my son Petie Pie has life threatening food allergies.  He's allergic to peanuts, milk (dairy), eggs, and shellfish.

My sweet boy is now 20 years old and I'm so proud of him and how he manages his life situation.

Anywho, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network was a great support to us in his early years, while we tried to navigate this '21st century disability'*.

So, here are the deets on how to enter my giveaway:

Do one of the following:

"Follow me" with Google Friend Connect -- just click on the 'Join This Site' icon on the right side of my blog.

"Subscribe" to my little blog-a-roonie (also noted on the right side of my blog)

Or, if you are already a liker, follower or subscriber, just leave a "comment" in the comment section!


If you are the high-falootin' winner, please select your 'pillow for peanuts' from the following selection from my etsy shop:

This one (and it's one of my faves!)

Or a little Chiang Mai from Schumacher!

I think I'll put all the entries in a big fat pot and let Petie Pie pick the winner for me.

Here's a pic of me and Petie at his high school graduation.

Petie wrote his college essay about his food allergies.  It still makes me cry to read it.

Here it is if you are interested:

Life is precious!  Enjoy!

*I call this a '21st century disability' because it's a disability that affects other people -- not just the disabled person ----- i.e., asking 'other' people to not eat peanuts on airplanes, etc.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pillow of the Day inspired by Kate Spade

I'm coveting this dress by Kate Spade:

I'm koo-koo for color blocking!

Loving this pillow in the same genre:

Which of course reminds me of the Partridge Family Bus:

Makes me smile!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

In the Mood

My gal pal Marianne needs a little lead time -- so make sure you tell your special someone that you want one of these in plenty of time for Valentine's Day!

Super affordable and so darn cute!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In my cart

Yup. I did it. It's in my cart.

I've been eye-balling this gorgeous light fixture from Horchow for months and today it's on sale!

Horchow is having a 30% off sale for the next 24 hours!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Quadrille Look-alike!

I'm smitten with this fabric from Quadrille (Alan Campbell, Petite Zig Zag)..

So chic on a sofa....

But with a triple digit price tag, it's hard to pull the trigger.

Found this little ditty at Premier Prints for $12.99 per yard.

I think it's a pretty good alternative!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pillow of the Day!

Since I'm still on my kilim kick, I thought I'd share this little find from ebay:

The colors just make me smile!

Tra la!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Killin' it with Kilim!

Yes!  So psyched!  I won the ebay auction on this faboo turkish kilim rug!

The plan is to make a long lumbar pillow using this insert from Pottery Barn:

This lumbar size is great across a queen size bed!

It will lay on top of this bedding from Ikea:

Contemplating these little color schemes for the room from Benjamin Moore's Affinity Collection:

And then making a crisp WHITE headboard, using this tutorial from 

This is all for Petie Pie's room.  Poor guy, every time he leaves to go back to college, I re-do his room!

Here's how it looked when he left in September 2011:

Here's how it looked when he came home Summer 2012:

Can't wait to start round 3!