TGIDIYFridays – Botanical Art

 Remember when I announced earlier this week that I signed up to be hi, friend’s DIY blogger? Well, today marks the first day of TGIDIYFridays, meaning you can find me here!

Now that Fall is in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate a little Fall  foliage into October’s Do-It-Yourself project. To learn how to make these little pieces of art, you’ll have to pop on over to hi, friend for the complete instructions…

Botanical-DIY art

Botanical-DIY art

And just to recap, TGIDIYFridays will be the first Friday of every month (Oct. 1st came a bit too soon this month) so you can expect at least one fun DIY project to kick off the month. Lots more fun stuff to come and thanks again hi, friend for letting me stop by your blog. Such a special treat!

Happy DIY weekend to you!

Home Tour – Meet Jordan + Lianne

Oh boy do I have a fabulous home tour for you today! Behold the beauty of Jordan and Lianne Philips’ home. Every detail has been tended to and it’s the perfect balance of style and comfort. I mean, don’t you want to move in tomorrow?

Before I show you the photos, I want to share a little bit about this wonderful couple. You see, they have quite the eye for all things beautiful. Jordan and Lianne run an incredibly successful photo studio called Jolie Photographie. Take a peek at their website, and you”ll be in awe of all the pretty photos. They don’t just do things well, they do things perfect. I think this trait is reflected in their home….enjoy!

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home Tour

Home tour

Home tour

Home tour

New office

A few of my favorite things (because I could really go on forever)…

  • The yellow Pottery Barn rug in the office. It’s the perfect pop of color!
  • The white antique furniture in the bedroom – such a relaxing space.
  • The wood boxes hung on the living room wall. Such a statement and handy too.
  • The mix of old and new – creates a fun, unexpected vibe.

I’m going to see if Jordan and Lianne would be willing to stop by the blog and say a few things about the space they’ve created. It’s truly a labor of love and an inspired place!

Dining Room Progress

As I said yesterday, I spent the weekend painting our dining room. It was just me, my paintbrush and I had a little college football on in the background (Go Ducks!). I must have painted at an intense pace because I was soooore the next day.

Anyway, as you guys already know, I chose a warm grey-blue for the color. It was a tough choice and I’m really happy with the color I landed on, which is Olympic’s Quil. I’m a fan…

Below are a few pics I snapped before I brought in all the painting gear, and then just to keep it real, I snapped some right after I finished, as it’s dark outside and I clearly had not totally cleaned the space. Again, just wanted to give you the “real” feel for how the room looks now – cluttered with stuff.

Beforedining-room-color-before

After
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Before
dining-room-color-before

After

dining-room-color-after

Lots more dining room action to come…I’m done with painting for awhile. It’s hard work. Whew.