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Monday, August 18, 2014

My Favorite Corner-S

I have moved three times in the past two years and seem to find a favorite spot in each home. For some odd reason, my favorite spot always ends up being in a corner of a room somewhere....tucked away where I can curl up with a blanket and take a moment of "me time".
In my first NY apartment, this was my favorite corner 
 
I loved this corner filled with my favorite vintage finds mixed with newer accessories.



In our current home, my new favorite corner lies in our bedroom. The white comfy tufted chaise is my favorite piece of furniture. I love to swap out the pillows constantly for a continuously new look.
I was given this denim screen to do something fun with before it was thrown out in the trash. I love it and it adds shape to the bedroom. I'm thinking of using it as a picture holder, but want to add more detail to it before I add some pictures.
 
Hope you had a great weekend!
~Alison

 
 

 


Monday, August 11, 2014

Milk Glass & Pops of Color

 
Who doesn't love a good piece of milk glass? I have several milk glass vases and wanted to think of an unconventional way of using them. In preparation for an apartment gathering, I quickly through together some fun vintage finds on our bar cart and knew the milk glass would be great for holding lemons and limes for drinks. (Love taking pictures when the sun is just coming up)



Me & fresh flowers always equal happiness :) The perfect way to add a pop of color to a room without being part of the room's color palette.

Another fun way to add color and to nourish your husband's chocolate addiction.


Old chippy paint is my most favorite way of adding color and character to a room.
A room full of color fills me with creativity and encourages other ideas for future projects.
Happy Day.
~Alison

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Before & After Bedroom

Our bedroom is my favorite place to be.
The pops of blue bring about a sense of serenity to me. It's a color that goes with everything and with the way I change up things...I need a color that is very versatile.
I think it is important to surround your bedroom with beautiful things. Candles, flowers, and spiritual reminders are my must-haves for our bedroom. :)

 


I was so happy pleased with this cane headboard from Ballard Designs. Quick delivery and exactly what it looked like online.

Love the natural sunlight this room gets.

My favorite piece of furniture I actually did not paint.


 
 
My favorite corner. I'm still deciding what other artwork I want to put in the room.

Happy Day.
~Alison
Partying over at Organized 31, The Dedicated House, & Miss Mustard Seed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Before & After: Another Ann Sloan Makeover

I could not breathe when a client dropped off this amazing bench to redo! I was overwhelmed with so much excitement that I was ready to start painting the second it hit our apartment floor.

I knew that a deep blue distressed look was perfect for this piece...and the client agreed. Three coats of paint and some dark wax for distressing.....I had the perfect bench for a great entryway or laundry room.

Before


AFTER

I just adored this color for this bench. I love how the blue has a greyish tint in the natural sunlight and a deeper blue without.

I really focused on an extreme weathered look around the details of the legs. Everything just looks better with some age :)
Enjoy this day.
Partying over at Cedar Hill Farmhouse , The Dedicated HouseA Stroll Thru Life,, Miss Mustard Seed & Savvy Southern Style
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hallway Reveal

There has been many updates going on over at our new home! My favorite part is finding some unique pieces and doing something different with them.

A few weeks ago, I shared the small birdcage I purchase for the hallway in this post
The candles looked pretty, especially lit at night, but there was something I did not LOVE about it.
Some leftover lavender I had left from the Nyack Street Fair did the trick! I love the way it blends with the birdcage and the scent it gives off every time we walk by it :)

Have a wonderful weekend.
Before


Before the lavender
The art on the wall is still the art featured in Thrifty Thursday Art

~Alison
Partying over at Liz Marie Blog