tag: herringbone

diy hex nut bracelet

March 19, 2012

DIY bracelet

diy hex nut bracelet | found via dirty laundry

this diy hex nut bracelet is crafty, stylish and affordable- all you need is butcher’s twine and a few brass nuts! i think it adds a nice artistic flair look, especially when wrapped twice and coupled with other bracelets (and you know i love that it looks like herringbone!). head on over here for the full tutorial!

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Posted by in christmas

gift guide

i’ve just been drooling over this gift guide all morning. i fell in love with chevrons a long time ago, and i still love the simple chicness that they add to everything from home decor to jewelry. buying for a trendspotter this year? chevrons are sure to be a big hit!

row 1: crochet pattern – $4 | chevron striped scarf – $42 | chevron art – $40

row 2: mini leather journal – $19 | pioneer chevron earrings – $28 | chevron bracelet – $28

row 3: brass chevron necklace – $42 | grey chevron pillow – $45 | luna clutch – $28

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Posted by in home decor

cozy mia

oh my goodness, did i ever fall in love with this wild herringbone print from cozy mia! i really enjoy artwork that makes your eye meander, and all of these seem to do the trick. pieces like this are exactly why i love to paint my walls white, so i can add bright and bold pieces to spice things up. which is your favorite?

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more furniture reno! actually, there is much much more to come!

before and after: chevron dining table

this little table and mismatching chairs came from our local thrift store, for about $20.

before and after: chevron dining table

after being completely inspired by laurie’s herringbone wall design, i decided to go for it!  i used her same technique, but spray painted the table with gold paint before i taped off the design in beige and khaki.  i topped it off with a 3 coats of protective enamel, stained the legs cherry to match the chairs, and recovered the seats in an ivory and green leaf print.

before and after: chevron dining table

trust me, i know our carpet it terribly ugly and we have doors everywhere, but hey, i’m working with it!  we’ll only be here until april, so the tacky stays.

before and after: chevron dining table

a thrifted mirror in the center used as a tray for the essentials and a pretty fall bouquet for the centerpiece.

before and after: chevron dining table

and one picture of toaster, just for kicks! i think we have a knack for turning our dogs into people..

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as most of you know by now, we recently relocated to colorado.  but probably less of you know, just how much stuff we had to leave behind!  the only furniture we brought was one book shelf, our mattress and a little dresser. that’s it! so for the last four weeks i’ve been a regular at all the local thrift stores and hardware stores. i’ve been re-purposing, repainting and reupholstering furniture like a mad woman.  and.. i’m VERY excited to begin sharing them with you!  i’ll try not to bombard you with before and after pics, but i have quite a few projects which i’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, yeah!

before and after: tv table

first up, a few tv tables! as we’re spilling drinks and dropping crumbs, i couldn’t help but suddenly realized that we needed some of our own.  we often eat piled up on the couch, and never have anywhere to put our dinner, the computer or our coffee.  problem solved! (yes, i forgot to take the ‘true’ before pic, so this is after i’ve primed, boo!).

before and after: tv table
before and after: tv table
before and after: tv table
and this is just the beginning of my chevron/herringbone/zigzag obsession.. :)

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