Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Favorites

I thought I would start a new blog feature that showed off some of the favorite things found throughout blog land this week. One of my favorite things about blogging is all of the great inspiration available! Here is what is inspiring me (and I'm pinning!) this week! 

I'd love one of these for the bedroom makeover I'm planning but in a smaller size. I wonder what I could use instead?

I plan on making one of these with a J on it! Isn't it genius?!

I smell bridal shower gift! 

 I need to figure out SOMEWHERE in my house to do this. Why am I suddenly considering painting a spare bathroom teal just to use this idea?

Oh.My.Gosh. I'm suddenly so sad I don't have a bar cart in need of a makeover lying around. However, I do have a vanity just begging for a cute monogrammed tray to put on top... :) 

How amazing are these lamps? I'm dying for a set for again, my master bedroom. Has anyone else tackled wiring their own lamps?

What were your favorite projects this week? I'd love to see them! 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Master Bedroom Makeover - E Design Inspiration Board

I have been debating for a long time what I wanted to do to makeover my master bedroom, and I've finally come up with a plan! Here's the inspiration board I created:

The jumping off point for this was the Duralee Dahlia fabric in the Aegean colorway. Once I found the Premier Prints Zig Zag in Yellow and the Waverly Lovely Lattice in Lagoon, I had my color palette and I figure the mix of soft tiffany blues with a vibrant yellow will be both relaxing and fresh. I will paint the walls a pale grey and use the rest of this board as inspiration to tie in the metallic and crystal accents. 

I've got a furniture makeover, headboard tutorial and curtain treatment all planned for this room, so stay tuned! Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Party Printables

Hello bloggy land! I have been away on an extended absence, but haven't forgotten about this blog! Between work, summer weddings and parties and of course tons of DIY projects, unfortunately my blog has taken a backseat. However I'm back to share with you some free printables (and who doesn't love those?!) as a thank you for sticking with me :)

I am currently in full on planning mode for a couples shower for one of my best friends. They are getting married in Key West later this year, and so I have decided to throw them a nautical preppy themed shower. In the prep for this, I have made tons of custom printables for the party including the invitations, food tents, monogrammed cupcake toppers and of course, favor tags in a fun hexagon shape. I thought I would share the favor tags here with you to download for any summer bashes you may be throwing! I have included a couple of fun color/pattern combos below. 

Just click the links to download the pdf's from 4shared. For the shower I'm throwing, I'll be using the navy, green and yellow tags and tying them onto clear bags filled with sand and wrapped lifesavers tied off with twine to go with the nautical theme. I'd love to see the favors you create, so please come back and share in the comments! 

Happy summer everyone!

(Linking up at Home Stories A to Z!)