Zealous About Imperial Trellis

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 Okay, so I have a confession to make. I actually had to look up the word zealous. I knew it basically meant what I wanted it to, but I was worried that it might be just off enough that someone would think I was a dork by using any old word to rhyme with Trellis. =P But it turns out that the definition is spot on perfect for how I feel about Imperial Trellis: intense enthusiasm. So yes, I am zealous about imperial trellis. I am loving it Continue Reading...

Dramatic Imperial Trellis Wallpaper Stencil

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Do you remember these beautiful drapes that I longed for several months ago? This fabric runs $130 a yard. I would have needed at least 10 yards bare minimum. Spending over $1,300 on fabric wasn't even an option. So I found a knock off version for $40 a yard. Still, not going to happen.   So when I found this awesome, large, reusable stencil on www.cuttingedgestencils.com for $39.95 I was really happy! I signed up for their email list and Continue Reading...

Antique Mall Score! Old Signage Letters.

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Have any of you wonderful readers of mine had the opportunity to see The Novogratz's new show on HGTV? If you have, you will have noticed that they have a love for old signage and lightboxes. I have to say, I became a fan! So when I was in an antique mall on Sossaman and Main in Mesa and saw these amazing letters... and saw that there was not only a "g"...  for my husband, Greg. But an "n" for me. Aaawww!!! Perfect. I hung Continue Reading...

Design Star of the Week: Vintage Revivals

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This week's Design Star is Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivals. I am sure a lot of you know www.vintagerevivals.blogspot.com but in case you haven't heard of her, you should definitely check out her blog. I feel like when it comes to design she is  my sister from another mister! I haven't met her in person, but have chatted with her a few times. She's great! I chose her this week because this dining set makeover she just did is simply FAB- Continue Reading...

Love It or Leave It? My Favorite Color Combination.

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About 7 or 8 years ago I was selling real estate and I remember detesting the color gray. I didn't like it. I thought it was dull, uninviting and there was no possible way I would ever like it. If you told me gray would become one of my favorite colors... I would have called you crazy! Even more, if I had a crystal ball I would never have guessed my favorite color combination would be gray and brown. Gray and brown together? Sounds weird to me Continue Reading...