Interior Design

Playhouse Makeover

Every time I see a fixer upper, i envision all the little tweaks i would love to do to update it. When I saw a local playhouse for sale, I immediately saw a modern little farmhouse for Hudson to play in. I snatched it up and Josh and I went to work!

The Process

First, we took the playhouse apart. We then drilled drain holes in the bottom of the pieces since we knew we would be power washing it and we didn’t want to get any water stuck inside.

We then power washed and scrubbed it.

After drying, we spray painted each piece. We added an additional coat to each, then finished with a clear top coat spray.

The only pieces that could not be removed were the shutters, so I wrapped the walls in plastic wrap, and using painters tape to secure it, while I spray painted it.

I purchased solar lights, a bell and mat. After drying, we drilled in the lights and bell, and I added topiaries. Hudson loves it! The neutral colors make it easy for us to decorate each season!

House

Spray Paint

Black

White

Clear Top Coat

Accessories

Solar Lights

Bell

Door Mat

Topiaries (similar)

Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

summer to do list

1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Necklace | Garden Fork | Handbag | Candle | Blowout Gift Certificate | Watch | Camera Case | Pruning Shears | Herb Pots | Shoes | iPad Kitchen Stand | Yoga Mat & Tote | iPad Kitchen Sleeves | Garden Markers | Photo Book

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

After a two year search for the perfect peony arrangement, I came across my favorite shade of individual stems and decided to create my own. Why haven’t I thought of this sooner?  I picked up a vase, wire cutters and an Acrylic Water Kit. For under $30, in under 30 minutes my ideal arrangement was complete.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Trim individual stems to desired length.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Mix together bottles of Acrylic Water Epoxy Resin and Curing Agent, until clear.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Pour the acrylic water mixture carefully into the vase, to avoid splashing the sides.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Arrange the flowers, and let set for 24 – 48 hours.

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Weekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle StatementWeekend DIY: Floral Arrangement | The Subtle Statement

Happy Weekend! xo

Brittany

Friday Finds

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A new lace up pump that caught my eye in the window.

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I love walking into Whole Foods and seeing their beautiful display of flowers. Spring has definitely sprung.

Friday Finds | The Subtle Statement

 The perfect subtle shade for a glossy pink pout.

Friday Finds | The Subtle Statement

A new print for my nightstand.

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Everything at Kate Spade makes me want to pack a lunch and go on a picnic. Have you seen this gem?

 

Friday Finds

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A sweet powder blue chain link bracelet I can’t wait to sport.
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Decorative notebooks for fresh ideas.

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I literally swooned when I spotted this cake stand. What a perfect display for a statement necklace.

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I have a major weakness for pretty packaging. I love these fun, bold hued tags.

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A pastel appropriate manicure.

I can’t even begin to express to you my obsession with TJ Maxx. It started as a child, I have always had an eye for unique finds, and there is no better to explore. Carrying a selection of all my favorite things fashion, baking accessories, and home decor, it will always be my fave one-stop shop. With the exception of the pastel mani, all photos were finds from a recent trip this week.

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Bath}

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I‘m always acquiring bathroom decor with a Parisian feel. I don’t have a large amount of counter space, so a decorative cake stand is the perfect fit to keep organized.

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A sweet smelling candle, body brush and bath salts are fun spa-like essentials with a decorative look. Only a few key items make a chic statement.

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Coordinate using a color scheme or theme to fit your bathroom style, and give it a personal touch.

Friday Finds

This year is flying by so quickly. I can’t believe it is already the beginning of March. I’m ready for change, warm weather and all the bright refreshing aspects of Spring.Butter London

Butter London has become one of my favorite brands for their 3-free polishes, long-lasting wear and fab color selection. I’m stocking up on Spring favorites.. bright pinks, pale pastels and bold whites.

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Little updates are a nice change. This is the start of a gallery wall above my bath tub. I love mixing frames, sizes and textures. {DIY here}

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Organization keeps my mind at ease. My obsession for with a pink pout is kept under wraps with this lipstick/gloss organizer.

Juice Cleanse

Once a month, I like to do a green juice detox to stay healthy and be refreshed. Pressed Juicery has the best juices and homemade nut milks, making it something to look forward to.

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Milly NY Handbags

Weekend DIY: Instant Update {Nightstand}

In need of a pop of color to my mostly neutral bedroom, I updated my nightstand with a few home “accessories.” A decorative candle stacked upon books of inspiration, and a vivid floral arrangement. To add character, I typed out a fun quote and slid into a coordinating frame.
Weekend DIY: Print

 

A few minor changes can make a big difference. The new addition has a personal touch and livens up my space.

Happy Thanksgiving

Festive Sign

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you’re having a great holiday! I’m sharing some of my favorite DIY ideas to make the most of your holiday decor.

xo Brittany

Bow Adorned Silverware

Gold Pumpkin Place Setting

Pinecone Place Setting

White Pumpkin Wreath

Rustic Pumpkin Centerpiece

A Unique Fall Centerpiece

Festive BuffetWhat a difference cake stands can make!

Pumpkin Buffet

Apple Cider Bar

Apple Cider Bar