I’m obsessed with this weekender that Six Twelve Place posted about a few days ago. It’s a gorg bag {buy it here} but I think it may make a fun and simple DIY. 
A few other loves from this week:
+ This outfit put together by Mackenzie. {The skirt was purchased.}
+ A DIY gold chevron tray inspired by this one.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Chalkboard DIY

I found this frame while antiquing with my mom and sisters. A couple coats of spray paint totally transformed it! A DIY chalkboard was on my list of things to accomplish in 2012, and I’m glad to have something small knocked off my list. I’ll be hanging this in our kitchen to keep track of grocery lists and menus for the week. 
P.S. More of my antique/thrift store finds coming later!


Love this idea: Take a long, wide scarf and tie it around your shoulders to make a cape. Perfect if you love the cape trend, but don’t want to spend the moolah.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Dining Chairs

After our first successful Craigslist find, I began perusing it again in an attempt to find a set of four chairs for our dining area. And I found these girls:

I started having serious doubts after we brought them home. I really started questioning myself and my “furniture eye.” The lady we bought them from was horrified when I told her I wanted to repaint and possibly reupholster them. But that well-worn, brown look wasn’t for me.

After a coat of primer, two coats of paint, and some new fabric, here they are now. I’m so pleased with the result!

{Requested} Some during photos:

After removing the seats (ours screwed out, but I think most just pop out), and some primer and paint.

Originally, I bought this fabric but I wasn’t too crazy about it. Nothing inherently wrong with it, but it just wasn’t quite right. I ended up returning it.

Reupholstering! We left about two inches around the edges to staple. I held the fabric while Matt stapled. I highly recommend using two people for reupholstering, it made it much easier.
This is the final fabric. For some reason it’s always out of stock (I kept checking up on it and got lucky before it quickly sold out again) but I recently found a similar fabric (for slightly more expensive) at Calico Corners.


After a little elbow grease, Matt and I were able to transform our little Craigslist dresser. It was such a fun project to do together, and really rewarding too! Down the road I may paint the trim and the detail a different color, but for now, it works perfectly for us. :)