Tuesday, August 19, 2014

You're invited: Style Saturday @ Lowes

If you are in the area this Saturday, I'll hope you'll join me at Lowes where I'll be sharing an easy DIY project and giving out free design consultations for all of those who sign up!  It's part of their Style Saturday series and I'm very excited to be a part of it.

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Got a design problem that you'd like some free help with?  Want to learn a few favorite tips?  Feel the urge to roll up your sleeves for a quick + easy DIY project to take home with you?  Or maybe you just want to come say hi?  It's all happening this Saturday at the King Plaza Lowes.

I'll be there from 10am to 2pm so I hope to see you there.  Feel free to bring photos of your space and your toughest design queries - I'm ready!

Space is limited so email PublicRelations@Lowes.com right now to reserve your spot!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Curbside Find Coated

Remember this curbside find?  You can all breathe a sigh of relief that the inside was completely empty.  No jimmy hoffa, no pirates gold, nothing.

But a few weeks in the elements wasn't doing it any favors. So I pulled off all the warped pieces, filled in with wood putty, sanded it all down and gave it throughout coating with oil exterior paint in a cream color called Linen Canvas.

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The paint needs to fully cure before I do anything else to it but I'm kind of digging the cream. Naturally I can't leave it this bare but I'm scratching the plan of ripping it all apart. It's a fun piece just as it is and will be a great spot to store tools and outdoor cushions as well as serve for extra seating when we have guests outside. It just needs a little decorative love.  My favorite kind! More to come...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Obsessed: Garden String Lights

I think I've had putting these bulb lights up in my backyard on my to-do list for ages but I still haven't gotten around to it. Mostly because I don't really want to deal with the hassle that I know it will be to get the wires and poles run up properly to hang them.

Add this to next years summer to-do list.  Until then, I'll just keep pretending to be productive by pinning them on my urban oasis | city backyard board.


I know a lot of you have these lights in your backyard.  Any suggestions for the best brands to buy? The best way to hide the ugly plugs?  The best way to string them high and evenly?  How often do you actually turn them on and enjoy them vs. maintaining? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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