Welcome back! I had a super relaxing weekend with my family. I came back to Raleigh and had one of most productive days of my adult life. I knocked out TWO projects on Saturday (with the help of my husband).
I am over do it yourselfing anything. Sand, prime, sand, prime...
I thought at this point in my life I would be able to pay someone. Not the case.
I was able to finish this piece in probably 4 hours. The priming, sanding, waiting, painting can take days. Honestly, I did not sand at all.
I have found that the Rustoleum Professional spray paint is by far the BEST! I feel like I have tried everything. Spray paint goes on smoother and it is less time consuming. The trick is you need to get the good stuff. This stuff is kind of pricey- around $6. It took about 2 cans of primer and 3 of the paint to cover the dresser. My other obsession is the Comfort Grip. All in all, if you are lazy this is the way to go. It is quick and looks decent.
**i do realize this looks like a product plug. no one pays me anything. i truly believe buying expensive rustoleum will save you lots of time. **
Also, I spruced up the blog. I added some new blogs to the blog roll and added a page for our home tour.
Hank and I just wanted to THANK YOU for your sweet comments yesterday on The Everygirl feature. That was a big deal for my little corner of the blog world. I promise to answer source questions on Monday.
I am heading to Charleston for the weekend to celebrate some good friends who recently got engaged.
Until then, here are some things to keep you busy-
-Thinking about updating your bathroom. You need to read THIS. Sometimes the truth hurts.
- Pretty table for Thanksgiving inspiration. Next week, really?
I am trying to avoid a holiday meltdown. It happens every year. Twenty minutes before we are walking out the door to a Christmas party. I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR (even though I have a closet full of clothes). Translation: "I feel pale, I should have been working out the past couple months and I probably should have said no to the box of Snickerdoodles."
I am making more of an effort this year to plan some holiday outfits, starting with some sassy pants.
“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman."
Mary Kay Ash
Promise me you will come back and visit tomorrow! I have something exciting to share.
Hands down my favorite house ever. Check out Mike D. Sikes in House Beautiful. And then there is the November issue of Lonny. Check it! I could stare at the pictures 100x's and never get tired of them.
I happened to get super lucky and found this coffee table in my hometown sitting in a lonely warehouse. More on that later...
Today was a hot mess. I had the day off, yay! I unfortunately had no Internet or television. There is not
much of a weekend recap because I spent the whole weekend cleaning and organizing. Boooring.
Now to the important stuff. Woman to woman I have an important secret to share with you.
My friend Caitlin comes to stay with me sometimes and I happened to pick up her hair dryer. Never have I ever been so in love. Yes, with a hair dryer. Some people dream of winning the lottery and buying a Range Rover, I dream of winning and having someone dry my hair everyday. I hate it. Well lucky for me, my hair dryer died this weekend, RIP.
With the holidays coming up there is nothing more fun to me than setting the table. Instead of going with a traditional table setting, I tend to work with with what I have got and stick with a pink and blue color scheme.
This weekend was super low key. I feel like I still needed time to recover from Italy. A mix of jet lag and pure exhaustion left me feeling a little under the weather. Nothing like Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter and Spiced Cider to make you feel better.
Sunday night we had a little dinner party to thank my in-laws for watching Roy while we were away. We had a fancy schmancy set up and drank some wine we brought back from Italy.
I have a slight obsession with setting the table. One of my favorite things to collect is vintage china from estate sales to mix and match with my wedding china. I recently picked up an old school set of faux bamboo flatware. I stopped in Furbish on Saturday and picked up some pretty place cards that matched some napkins I already had.
The last leg of our trip was spent in Cinque Terre. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Unfortunately, a couple days before we arrived there was mud slide so the hiking trails were closed. We were able to take a ferry to explore the cities.