Vanity Fair

So, my girlfriend was looking for a vanity and asked if I’d help her find some alternatives to the pricey options she’s seen online. She sent over the first picture below as inspiration and I did some additional searching myself on Pinterest and Craigslist. I’ve come up with quite a few reasonable options that just need a little TLC, paint, and updated hardware. Inspiration vanities:  via Etsy via Pinterest via…

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Pillow Talk

Let’s do a little pillow talk today. It was time to finally replace/update the pillows that we got when we bought our couch. They weren’t bad, but they definitely weren’t “us” –  I knew we could do better. I don’t have any pictures of them in our current place, but here they are in our last apartment. Definitely time for an upgrade, right? I wanted to somehow incorporate bright blue…

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Love & Lavender- Our Wedding!

Ahhh! Our wedding was featured on the wedding blog Love & Lavender yesterday! You can check it out here. When planning our wedding, I turned to blogs as a source for inspiration, so it’s very exciting to have our wedding featured in one of the blogs I checked daily. Hopefully I can pay it forward and inspire other DIY brides out there in the midst of their planning! -Christie

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Wedding Wednesday: French Farm Mood Board

A friend of mine at work is getting married in September on a farm outside of Paris (I know…lucky girl, right?!), and she asked if I’d mind putting together some suggestions for her big day. Ummm…yes please! Now that my wedding has passed and I’m experiencing some wedding planning withdrawals, I’m happy to help whoever needs it. My friend told me that their colors are dark blue and white and…

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Coffee Table Creative

Our coffee table was in need of a little pizazz, and after some pinning and blog surfing, I was inspired by the coffee table styling done by Kirsten over at Restored Style. I already had a similar jar, but I decided rather than using some moss covered balls, I wanted something with a bit more color to brighten up the room a bit. What did I decide to use? Yarn!…

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TV Stand Revamp

When the Mr and I first moved in together, we bought a few essential furniture items that we needed for our place. This included a new bed, dresser, couch and TV stand. Over time, it’s funny to see how our style and taste has evolved. Before living together, Troy rented furnished apartments and I either had a studio or roommates, so neither of us really had our own place to…

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Votive Motive

Last night the Mr. and I had a lovely dinner date at Flour+Water in the Mission. The food was delicious, the time together was great and the ambiance and decor definitely left me inspired. I clearly have a love for rustic/industrial design and this restaurant was filled with it. Chalkboard walls, raw wood beams, rustic tables and I loved the simple napkins (must find something like them for our place).…

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The Moss is Always Greener

I’m definitely in that time of my life where I’m surrounded by all things wedding related. Not only am I planning my own wedding (September 23rd!!!), but I also have friends, family and co-workers planning weddings too! I’m having so much fun being inspired by the plethora of creative ideas out there and already have a hefty to-do list of all the things I want to make.  First stop –…

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Farewell West Elm Table – Hello DIY Project!

After moving into our SF loft, I was on the hunt for a new kitchen/dining table as our previous table was a hand me down that I wasn’t in love with. I wanted something that was a mix between modern and contemporary, that fit in our place, and that would last beyond the current setup. After searching around, I decided to go with the West Elm angled leg expandable table. I…

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