Painted Glass Lamp Tutorial

Have you ever known exactly what you wanted in an item, but either couldn’t find it…or found it, but couldn’t stomach the price?  Well, that’s precisely what I have been going through the last few months.

Early January, we had almost finished our office built-ins, and I knew I wanted to put two lamps on either end of the bookcases.  I also knew the look I was going for.  I wanted a glossy ceramic or glass base (preferably white, but I was willing to compromise on color).  I began scouting out lamps all over the place.  I made multiple visits to HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls, Target, World Market, and At Home!  I visited online stores galore: Wayfair, Ballard Design, Pottery Barn, West Elm, etc!

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A Muted Valentine Decor

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I had a lot of fun decorating my home this February.  I definitely went with a more muted color-scheme this year.  I wanted Valentine’s Day to blend in with the existing decor, so I chose to go with a very clean white look in the living room, and some muted corals and blush-tones in the dining room.

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Frosted Valentine Glass

I love Valentine’s Day.  I have since I was a little girl.  I love tiny red hearts and curled pink ribbon and store windows decorated festively. I love Valentines…real Valentines…the little cards tucked inside tiny envelopes with your name printed on the front that were passed out on a windy school day in February. I can still feel that excitement of opening each one, wondering who it was from.

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February Mania

February tends to take my creative insanity to a whole new level.  Not only am I usually preparing for the (wonderfully girly) holiday of hearts and lace and all shades pink, decorating my home and making homemade Valentines with both boys, but I am also usually knee deep in some themed birthday craft for the little one.

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