Monday, October 28, 2013

I'm Lovin' It...September and October...

So a friend brought it to my attention that I not only missed September's I'm Lovin' It post, but also October's....I was actually aware of this. The I'm Lovin' It posts, at first were my highest viewed posts, but in the last few months they were my least. So I took a couple months off, but since you guys DID notice, I decided to make it up to you with a I'm lovin' It post for both September and October.

I'm Lovin' It...September and October...
I'm in love with this light fixture. It would be phenomenol in a little girl's nursery, and at only $80, it's a steal.
This espresso/cappuccino maker was a b-day present from the hubby....and I love it. He actually bought me a different one originally, and it quit working a week later, so we exchanged it for this far so good.
I'm obsessed with this clear teapot...what a fun gift!
This acrylic trunk has been on my wishlist for awhile, and I can't wait to bring it into our new home!
This fun West Elm clock, just adds that bit of unexpected quirkyness that every room needs.
Another fun piece, and the gold adds a hint of sophistication to any space.
I'm obsessed with these elephant bookends from Urban Outfitters.
These new baskets from Ikea, are fantastic, and only $5!
The new arrow trend is one of my favorites. I love this piece, but there are seriously thousands on Etsy.
I'm loving the new tribal leggings that are everywhere!
After A LOT of searching, I think I've finally found my new dining table. The Bishop table from World market, sits 4-10 people (which is great), and has an amazing wood texture, that could probably take a beating.
I've seen these new tufted ottomans everywhere, and actually used them in a space here. I love the bright colors they come in, and they are a great price.
How cute are these Tissue House boxes..So fun and whimsical...

Now what about you guys? What are you diggin' this month....and last month?

Basket case...

Effff.....You guys I was so determined to stay on a good post schedule, and literally fell off the wagon one week into it. Regardless, I'm going to give it another go this week...Happy Monday all!
Painted baskets, are not a new idea. In fact, I remember growing up my grandmother used to paint flowers and things on baskets. Lately I've been seeing this idea resurface on Pinterest, in a more modern way. No flowers today, but clean lines and geometric shapes instead. 
The other morning, I was bored but stuck at home while my oil was being changed at the auto shop, so I grabbed a couple of baskets I had in storage, acrylic and spray paint I already had on hand, and my little stash of old paint brushes and got busy. These are the two I started with (I didn't want to use any really good baskets, in case it didn't go so well):

I wanted the first one to look truly hand painted, nothing perfect, with a simple design:

The second one, I taped off and sprayed with a gold metallic spray paint:

Now they serve a great little corral for the hundreds of kids books and toys, Race's little brothers leave around our house. 
So there you have it, a simple, possibly super boring to you project that took less than 30 minutes. What about you guys? What do you do on those boring Tuesday's when you're stuck at home? Go on, share.