Chevron Crazed

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Since deciding that our coffee table needed some serious snazzing up (here) I came to the conclusion that maybe I should give the rest of the living room a mini facelift, too.  I have a huge slight tendency to go overboard with tons of patterns and bright colors and since I had already painted a chevron pattern on our coffee table tray I decided to carry that into a few other places in the room.  (My thought being that if I at least stuck with the same pattern and didn't overdo it I would satisfy my need for lots of color without making our living room look like a rainbow came in and vomited.)  Well, then I started looking online at chevron striped interiors and it quickly became my obsession of the moment!

{1}Emilia Ceramics Blue Zig Zag Tibor {2}Plantation Ribbon Porcelain Box {3}Mmim Mondovi Ikat Frame {4}Joanna Goss {5}witandwhistle Technicolor Jotter {6}PlumStreetPrints Cursive Chevron Iphone Case {7}Furbish Chevron Frames {8}Beklina Virginia Johnson Sack Luggage {9}Jonathan Adler Crystal Coaster {10}Plantation Ribbon Porcelain Boxes {11}vidastyle Chevron Ikat Silk Cushion Cover {12}via the decorista {13}a03designs yellow bridesmaids clutch {14}Jill Rosenwald Buckley Chevron Lamp

I am still working on redoing the art in our living room, but I'll put up pictures when I'm finished!

Has anyone else used chevron to decorate their home?

Fun Friday

Friday, July 15, 2011

Does anyone else remember having Fun Friday in Elementary school? I wish it was still okay for me to do no work and play games all day on Friday.  I am so distracted today (ok, I've been distracted all week) because Nicholas is finally finished with his away rotation and is coming home from North Carolina tonight!  I am willing the day to go by quickly, but so far it's decided to drag.  Anyways, since I can't seem to focus on anything I decided to share some humor from my Sarcasm and Wit board on Pinterest and a funny conversation I had the other day with a little boy who lives on our street.

 *Just a note because I feel a little weird about putting the word sh*t on my blog (is that uptight of me?).  I hope no one is offended by the one that says 'rather than sh*t I've decided to get off the pot - as an engagement announcement I think it's hilarious

While walking Mason the other evening a little boy (he's maybe 6 or 7) stopped me to have this conversation.

little boy: Do you have kids?

me: No

little boy: Do you have grandkids? (Apparently he doesn't understand how the whole children, grandchildren thing works...)

me: Ha. Not yet.

little boy: So you don't have anything?

me: My husband and I have a dog (obviously) and a cat.

little boy: Hmmm... (I guess that wasn't a good enough answer...)

I love that kids have no filter!

Style Obsession of the Day

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I came across this dress a few weeks ago and immediately fell in love.  The shape is gorgeous and the pattern gives it a vintage feel - but what totally does it for me is that stunning strip of bright blue!

Color Crush: Robin's Egg Blue

Friday, July 8, 2011

It seems like just about every week I have an obsession with a new color. (Although my love affair with green is ever present) This week I have been crazy about anything I can find (or create) in Robin's Egg blue. I can't seem to get enough of it.

{1}Modcloth Royal Icing Dress {2}Milly Crystal Bangle {3}Kate Spade Fiorella Statement Earrings {4}Plantation Lacquered Boxes {5}Essie Turquoise and Caicos {6}Furbish Turquoise Capiz Lotus {7}Charlotte Bjorlin Delia Double Bullet Ring {8}Tiffany Reversible Tote {9}via 1st Dibs

via oh hello friend | via the decorista | Clementines Jewelry Vintage Mint Flower and Pearl Earrings | via Pinterest | via Centsational Girl | via Style at Home | via Divine Distractions | MarciG Turquoise Poppy Bowl | erinkeys Carrie Necklace | Milly Floral Ring | bedbuggs Rose Pillow

While searching around for decorating ideas I came across those stunning lacquered boxes from Plantation Home and fell in love. I decided to use them as inspiration and make some of my own using a cheap little unfinished box from Michaels and another box I found hanging around our house that didn't match my style at all. After several coats of paint and two coats of glossy varnish I ended up with these.  I have some triple-thick spray glaze that I'm going to finish them with eventually, but it takes forever to dry so I haven't gotten around to it yet.


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