Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sarah's House -- Farmhouse

One of my all time favorite designers is Sarah Richardson of Design Inc. She has a new house project "Sarah's House" on HGTV. She is redoing an old Farmhouse. I love the show and her sidekick Tommy. It is fun and stylish to watch. Not only great decorating, but great personal style as well. If you have never seen it, catch on Saturday evenings you won't be disappointed.

If you have the Fine Living Network, some of the older "Sarah's House" episodes are on there.

Best combination of reality TV and decorating on TV. Worth the cost of cable.

Sarah, do another project. Love it!!

Entry and Mud Room. Great Inspiration.

2 Tone Farmhouse Kitchen. Love it. Love the oil cloth chairs.

All photos Sarah Richardson, "Sarah's House", "Design Inc.".

Monday, April 26, 2010

Chalkboard Paint - Love It!!

I so totally love chalkboard paint. Kind of obsessed with it. Can't help it. It provides a punch of fun to any room. Where do you use chalkboard paint? Some great examples below.

Don't know where this photo is from, sorry.

Photo Style at Home.

Photo Curbly.

Photo Country Living.

Photo Cooking Lite.

Photo Architectural Digest.

Photo Apartment Therapy.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker -- Sex and The City 2

End of May is coming!! That means Sex and The City 2. Will you be going to the midnight showing? I'm not sure. But, I am loving the trailers and promotions. Sarah Jessica Parker or SJP is on the cover of May Vogue, and inside as well. Enjoy.

All photos, Vogue.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ralph Lauren Suede Paint

I love paint. It is the easiest way to transform a house, room, etc. And, best of all if you don't like the color, you can repaint. Recently we repainted our house a true white. Used the Behr with the primer in it and Love it!! Yes, it is a stark white, but it is an old house and I love the brightness. Also, the walls are cove, heavily textured, and not always true to square. I highly recommend it, if you dare.

But this post is about the fireplace. White painted brick and Ralph Lauren's Brown Suede on the mantle and floor. Love it. Just put it on with a small spongey roller that they recommend, and did nothing else fancy. Before it was this deep chocolate brown, it was a grey/green color for a few years. See, told you it was easy to change.

With Spring, Springing up everywhere, what DIY projects are you working on?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Bright Red Rocking Chair

So this rocker used to be white. We got it when our daughter got her first set of shots. Well, she is now a Junior in college, and it has been painted a bright cherry red. It sits in the corner of her old bedroom that is decorated black and lime green. I love a pop of red in rooms it is so cheery.

What pop of color do you use in your rooms?

Cherry Red over the counter spray paint, I believe Rustoleum.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring is Here!! White Nail Polish!!

When trolling through my local Walgreens Drug Store the other day, I swung by the nail polish department and was whisked back in time. Pearly White Nail Polish. It reminded me of when I was a girl, and every spring and summer, my Mother would bring out the Pearly White Nail Polish, and talk about a Sister-in-Law that wore it with long natural nails. Me, I prefer a short, ok really short nail. And, you know, nothing looks better on them in the spring and summer than a short white pearly nail. Did my toes, yesterday, and just might have to do my nails today. Bring on the flip flops.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Colored Dining Room Chairs - Red Desk

I love colored chairs around a dining room table. It looks casual and uncluttered, as well as like it just happened over the years. I also love a pop of red in any room. I have red leather chairs in my family room, and a red rocking chair in one of my bedrooms. What do you love?