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build your own hairpin leg tables via going home to roost (5)

several months ago, my dad gave me some old barn wood he had laying around (he knows me well!). i’ve been stowing them, just waiting for project inspiration to strike. and then it hit me- hairpin legs! i’ve been needing two skinny tables, one for under a mirror in our guest room (above) and one to use as a side table beside our sofa (below).

side note: see the it is well with my soul diy here!

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build your own hairpin leg tables

this small version is the perfect size for right beside our sofa. i’m not going to lie, with baby bear around this table usually remains empty, but this is the way i would style it if tiny hands weren’t grabbing at all the things all the time. haha!

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it was really easy to attach the legs. first, i marked on the big wooden boards where i needed them cut and had david size them down using a table saw. for such a small project though, i could have easily used a utility hand saw (girl power!).

i ordered the hair pin legs from hairpinlegs.com and they arrived quickly and in perfect condition. all i had to do was attach them using 3 small screws (per leg). using a power screwdriver was a must for this step.

even though my boards were weathered and warped slightly they are even and very sturdy. the perfect addition, yes?!

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a cozy reading nook

June 24, 2014

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cozy reading nook

curling up with a good book on a rainy day is one of my favorite things to do. here are a few things i think might make a perfect cozy reading nook! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

 

 

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watercolor stairs

June 18, 2014

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watercolor stairs

today i’m loving: watercolor stairs.

images: brit + co via real simple and melissa’s stairs

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my new gallery wall

June 3, 2014

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i struggle with big blank walls. i have always found it much easier to decorate around windows and shelves, or anything that provides a little structure. we have a large wall in our living room though, and after spending a year staring at it, i think i’m finally happy with it!

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a few months ago, i absolutely fell in love with the frames from change of art. let me tell you, this is one amazing company! first of all, the frames have a clean, modern look that would look good in any home (they are also available in black and alder brown). but more importantly, they are incredibly easy to hang (watch a video here), made in the U.S.A. and eco-friendly from the glass, frame and paint all the way down to the packaging.

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each change of art frame comes with a paper template that’s printed to look like the frame, so you can arrange your gallery before you begin putting holes in your wall. once you’re happy with the look, all you have to do is nail in the ‘button hanger’ and remove the template. they even come with their own nail and blue painter’s tape to hang the template with! seriously, they’ve thought of everything. there’s also no need to ever touch (or clean!) the glass or matte. simply insert your photo into the slot and you’re ready to go. there’s also a convenient pocket on the back to hold several art prints in so you can change the art frequently without any hassle. (perfect for children’s artwork!)

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most of the artwork is my own, besides a print from katie daisy and the homeground. tomorrow i’ll share with you how i made the brown wooden frames, and just in case you fell in love with my sweet as honey hexagon quilt, you can purchase the quilt kit here!

 

 

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the copper clothes hanger

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i just so happened to fall in love with something this week and wanted to share it with you. meet the copper clothes hanger! isn’t she pretty? (you know i love anything copper!) i think these hangers are perfect for anyone who has an exposed closet area or wants to put something on display. oh, i love them so! you can find them here or here.

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geometric joy

May 28, 2014

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geometric homewares are currently all the rage, and i love how delicate and sophisticated they can be. add just a touch of geometric joy to your space to make it modern and fresh! head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

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golden dot decals

April 29, 2014

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larken’s nursery

golden dot decals. i absolutely love this trend! i think it’s such a fun and easy (not to mention affordable!) detail to add to a room. i especially like the idea for a children’s room or nursery since the dots can’t fall down or be pulled off the wall.

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you can find confetti decals on etsy, urban walls or even make them yourself. anyone inspired?

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prettypegs

April 29, 2014

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pretty pegs

i’ve been scouting out pretty leg options for our karlstad sofa lately. we’ve had ours for over a year now, and though we’re super happy with the sofa, i think i’m ready to update the stock ikea legs. i at least painted them white after we purchased the sofa, but they are still kind of blocky and blah. it seems like there are a lot of options out there and i’ve had so much fun discovering them all! though i may try to diy this project myself, i couldn’t help but fall in love with the legs from prettypegs. i thought you might like to discover them as well! they are made specifically for furniture from ikea- so you can have fun adding spice to your pieces!

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