…once again, it’s that time of year when the breeze is crisp and we start to see a cornucopia of colors from the beautiful blooms that spring brings. what abounds from this as well let’s not forget, is spring cleaning. i am so good this year, i had a head start. to date, i have already revamped a few thrift find furnitures that i have been intending to repaint for almost a year now. winter did not really make its appearance too much that even in February, we had spring-like weather. i think it even went up to the 70′s a few days and that was when i took advantage…took out my brushes and went on a trip to the nearest hardware store to grab a few palettes. i ended up with white though, still trying to get that courage to go into brighter and braver shades.
this in fact will be my next task. other than trying my hands on potting spices and probably a few veggies, i am totally dying to get a couple of Adirondack chairs!!! those outdoor seats are simply awesome, pretty comfortable and pretty lovely! i know there is an array of choices when it comes to the finishes, like one can go with the recycled plastic ones or wooden finish, now i prefer the latter. an option between teak and cedar, i would probably go for teak as i think i was raised to believe that this is more of an outdoor kind of wood.
if i had the bigger space in my backyard, i would love picnic tables and chairs set too. one for the grown ups and one for the kids when we have friends coming over for an afternoon of barbeque…uhmm and sangria! i also have this inkling to get a pair of those reclining chairs that i will put out front and oh oh… those park benches sound so appealing too! probably i can squeeze that in for this season and dream on the table and chairs set until next year? hmmm…we’ll see. but for sure, i will be getting them au naturel, and get my hands all dirty painting them in shades that scream warm weather is here!!! so excited!!!
and we’ve reached the 60 degree mark today and more tomorrow! spring is def in the air, i hope! not going to jinx it!:)
i have 4 pieces to tackle today and this TV table is the first since it’s the biggest among all 4. all windows open including front door, vents, mask and gloves on…i’m so ready bybeh! let’s do this!!!
by | ces.Anciano
Location:Brook St,Quincy,United States
focal point with this simple and inexpensive wall art such as the picture above. probably the very first DIY project i tackled when we first moved in to this house, this corner wall was doomed to be some wasted space considering the layout of my living room and the location of windows and doors. so i decided to put the biggest artwork on it. gladly, it turned out to be one house-proud conversation piece to each and every guest/s we had. why, i only turned a couple of round black felt placemats that i found at Marshalls for less than $2 each into this accent wall art with some flower power action together with black sticker decals. easy. affordable. and i love it!!!how_to:
follow your heart’s desire in arranging the stems and
then the flowers. i used reusable and no mess poster putty to stick ‘em felt flowers. it’ll be an easy, no mess way to take them down too if the need calls for it! even those stickers are reusable!…about this arrangement.i know bigger blooms are better placed at the bottom of any flower arrangement (yeah i learned something from that class i took many many moons ago:) but i wanted those placemats to get its proper presence ‘felt’, get it? hehe!i apologize for the somewhat crappy photo, it’s a phone pic transferred to the hard drive. no idea why the resolution went down to 150 x 150…
anyway, i hope you found this DIY ‘placemart’ interesting!
browsing through Pinterest a while back and landing on my i live board…made we wish it weren’t as grey and cold out today. then i can do some repainting! well, paint spraying to be exact. i just can’t wait to turn this fabulous dining set find even more fab by painting it white! or at least part of it. still debating if i should paint the table only or the whole set. uhhmmm we’ll see…
i have recently spray painted a pair of folding side tables in the color of the year, tangerine tango. huh huh? and love it! the throw cushion above is a perfect match to the shade i used. and yes, i have decided to go with aqua blue and tangerine this season, or at least until i get tired of it again. you think i will be done once i finish the dining set? nah… there’s the sideboard, the mirror, my office table and another thrift store fab find..my vintage wooden swivel office chair which is another huge decision if i should use the safer and white or a more edgy take on a classic piece with aqua or tangerine? good luck to me right? oh can’t spring come any sooner? when i can open windows and get on to it!
can’t wait, just can’t wait.
oh by the way, if you haven’t heard already…this set cost me twenty…yes you read it right twenty friggn’ awesome dollars…ONLY!!! clean, vintage, Jacobean style solid wood 6-seat set in perfectly upholstered clean, velvet striped blue, white, sort of tan/yellow-ish fabric padded chairs!!! need i point out that this find is simply uhhhmazing???
this is my very first attempt at creating an outfit from Polyvore! something i can probably pull off sans the price tag that goes with it! but i would really really love to have this pair of brogues! i am now in quest for something like it or else…yah, i’d settle for less! haha! less expensive without sacrificing style. anyone who has an idea where i can find something close to this?
$17 - alloy.com
‚Ç¨1.169 - jades24.com
$1,065 - net-a-porter.com
$7 - wallisfashion.com
‚Ç¨229 - jades24.com
$38 - whitehouseblackmarket.com
$110 - pinkmascara.com
in my point of view…
Claire Danes in a graphic bare back black-and-white J Mendel gown and Kate Winslet in a Jenny Packham gown with a black hammered silk satin bodice and ivory silk. —are my 2 best dressed in that particular order, from the Golden Globes last night. what can i say? graphic. black. white. the marriage of classic AND contemporary. glam… i ‚ù§ ! next in line would be Madonna and her gloves.
by | ces.Anciano
photos from the internet, will update the website later.
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