Sunday, February 19, 2012

See me DIY a DIY


Hello all!   
Happy New Year!  Yes, sadly that is how long it has been since I last posted.  We have been CRAZY busy with family schedules and the biggest time suck of all….
moving into a new house! 
 More on that later. 

Recently, I spied a wonderful DIY project over at 
from Gardners 2 Bergers


Restoration Hardware Eye Chart Hack
(insert shout out to Becca here!  Excellent job!)

 It turned out great!  I had to try this one.....

I pulled up the Restoration Hardware website on one half of my screen and Photoshop on the other half.  




Next, I layered black for the background and selected a font that resembled the eye chart.  
Helvetica Bold appeared to do the trick so I began creating the rows of letters in the layer tool.  

(My Photoshop version vs the Restoration Hardware)

I continued to add the letters and numbers until I arrived at this final project.  Total time creating in Photoshop:  45 minutes.  

 
 Now it was time to send it off to Staples to be printed and mounted.  $9.99 later...voila!  



I wanted to use a basic frame on this project.  


I will let you know where I decide to hang this little guy!  

Thanks for checking out my DIY Eye Chart!

Living Green,

Jackie

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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Do you hear that? It's a shout out.



Thank you to
Cassity and Justin 
over at
Remodelaholic*
for featuring my
Pottery Barn Inspired Desk Makeover! 

 
be sure to check it out @
Remodelaholic*!

Friday, December 23, 2011

O Christmas Tree



O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!


O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Forever true your colour.
Your boughs so green in summertime
Stay bravely green in wintertime.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Forever true your colour.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
You fill my heart with music.
Reminding me on Christmas Day
To think of you and then be gay.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
You fill my heart with music


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Silver & Gold


Silver & Gold 
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold
How do you measure its worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.
-Burl Ives

Pottery Barn


 


Pottery Barn

  



Pottery Barn


Crate &Barrel




Pottery Barn



Trendy Tree






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Restoration Hardware






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Restoration Hardware




-Jackie*



Monday, December 5, 2011

PB Inspired Desk Reveal



The Pottery Barn Teen Chelsea desk. 
Love it! 
The $1000 price tag---not so much.

After browsing through the furniture finds on Craigslist one day, I found this solid maple desk with similar lines and bought it for a cool 30 bucks.  Not bad, right?




I sanded the entire desk using a 120 grit sandpaper and then applied a spray primer.  After allowing this to dry for 24 hrs, I began applying my paint using a sponge roller.  I chose a Behr color in a satin finish for this project called Pillar White. 
I love the grayish undertones and way it reflects the light.  After several thin layers had been applied and dried, I gave this guy a nice coat of clear (non-yellowing) poly. 


Here is the finished result!


 (yes, the pictures on the wall look crooked.) 



 I replaced the old hardware with fresh new pulls and knobs in an
Oil Rubbed Bronze finish. 








...and what desk makeover would be complete without the
"before and after" shot! 







 Thank you for checking it out!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas at Tiffany's









 
southern living




 


zgallerie




 



bhg








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circle home & design









style at home








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-Jackie 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Yuletide Outside



It is Christmas in the that puts Christmas in the air." ~ W. T. Ellis


Coastal Living




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Coastal Living





Coastal Living






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Southern Living






Living green, jackie