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Monday, April 29, 2013

DIY Campaign Dresser


When I started planning my woMan Cave and creating my mood board I knew I wanted it to include a campaign dresser.  I had seen a lot of painted campaign dressers online (just google it) and thought it would be a great addition to my space.  Not only would it serve as storage for my clothes (and free up the dresser in our bedroom for my husband's clothes), but it would also serve as a media stand for my TV.
 
I searched high and low (yard sales, Craigslist, etc.) for a campaign dresser. Several of the bloggers I follow find these great pieces of furniture (at great prices) all the time. So, I thought I would just be able to have my pick. Wrong! In all of my weeks of searching, I only found one piece of campaign style furniture.  My husband and I even went to look at it, but I thought it was too short to put my TV on and a little pricey.  Had it been cheaper I might have been able to overlook its short stature.
 
Anyways, I continued searching until I ran across this tutorial online for a DIY version and decided to make my own. 
 

 
I started with 2 Rast Chests from Ikea and turned this......

 
into this.....




 
A little primer, Urban Bronze paint by Sherwin Williams (like my handrail), brass corners, and some campaign hardware (similar here) later I had this......

 


 
I lined the drawers with fabric from Hobby Lobby for a little something extra :)
 
 
It looks great in my woMan Cave and is serving its dual purpose quite well!


 
The moral of this story is that if you can't find the right piece or the right price then just do-it-yourself!
 
Lisa
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Sunday Six: Derby Time!



 
1. Mint Julep // 2. Tie // 3. Pillow //
4. Fascinator // 5. Plaque // 6. Pie
 
Lisa

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Monday, April 22, 2013

A Great Read: Spring Fever



 
Mason and Annajane are divorced, but are still friends and co-workers.  She is engaged to a new guy and moving to a new town. He is marrying the new girl in town, Celia. But, is it fate when the wedding is suddenly postponed?
 
Set in small town North Carolina, this is a story of true love and dirty little secrets.
 
Lisa

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Sunday Six



 
1. Spoons // 2. Toms // 3. Tank //
4. Canisters // 5. Scarf // 6. Earrings
 
Lisa

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY Lined Curtains

When the cat is away, the mice will play. Or in my case, when my husband is away, I DIY!  My husband was out of town last weekend so I decided to tackle making curtains for my woMan Cave. 


You may remember the fabric from my woMan Cave mood board.  I fell in love with it after seeing Jennifer use it on her dining room chairs.  It was the kickstart I needed to tackle this space.
 
Jennifer was also kind enough to point me in the direction of this fabulous tutorial for professionally lined curtains.  It seemed easy enough that I was willing to try.
 

Now, for those of you wondering, I don't sew.  My only sewing experience is a button and patch in 7th grade home economics and those probably weren't very good.  Although I would like to learn how to sew, I am not ready to make that investment on a machine I don't know how to use.  That is a project for another day.
 
So when the best bloggers in all of blogland used heat bond sewing tape for their daughter's bedroom curtains I was sold.  If it is good enough for them it is definitely good enough for me.  Best of all, if I had not shared this little secret with you, you would never even be able to tell.  Even my husband said "Who's machine did you use?"

 
These are real deal curtains people!  They are even lined (with twin flat sheets from Walmart)!
 

Most importantly, they were easy to make and I think they are awesome!  They really do look great and totally pop against the emerald green accent wall.  The woMan Cave is progressing and I hope to show you more of it in the coming weeks.
 
Now I am thinking I can just make curtains for every room in my house. :)
 
Lisa

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Sunday Six: Shorts



 
1. Anchors // 2. Denim // 3. Printed //
4. Lace // 5. Camo // 6. Herringbone
 
Lisa

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Sunday, April 7, 2013