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Moonstruck! (Lunar Items for You & Your Home)

I’m really into the whole ‘moon trend’ that seems to be on the uprise.  Who doesn’t love the moon?

Now you can show off your Moon Love both night and day.

Give your finger a celestial feel with this Bronze Full Moon Ring by cells dividing .

Pretty sure I will soon be rocking this Moon Phases Tank available at Brandy Melville .

Super cool Trompe L’Oeil Lunar Floor Mat from Urban Outfitters .

I love this Aluminum Moon Phases Cuff by Neurons not included .

A giant moonlight wall decal?  Heck yes!  (from i3lab)

Speaking of giant moons on walls … Laura Gummerman did this AMAZING painted gold moon DIY for A Beautiful Mess and it is other worldly for sure.  I am in love.

It’s Moon Time!!!  Glowing Moon Wall Clock from Think Geek .

I thought this vintage moon print sweatshirt from The Salton Sea looked super comfy.

And I saved my favorite for last.  A screenprinted moon phases calendar from Little Lark.  It satisfies my obsession with the moon and with gold.  This will be mine … today.  Seriously, I’m adding it to my cart right after I finish this post!

Happy Moon Gazing, Everyone!  XO

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DIY Wooden Stool Makeover

I found this plain wooden stool left behind in a closet when we moved into our new rental.  I figured that made it fair game for a little makeover.  I was inspired by a fur covered footstool I had seen in a magazine and thought to myself, “Hey, I could make something like that.”  And so I tried, and I’m pretty happy with the result!

First I sanded the bottoms of the legs to get them ready for painting.  Then I thought I would tape off the bottoms and dip them in white paint … which I did, but it didn’t turn out exactly as expected.  I forgot to take into consideration that they are slightly angled and the paint didn’t dry very evenly.  So, I sanded them down to look a little whitewashed/worn.  I also toyed around with the idea of wrapping the bottom portion with twine or rope, but so far I’ve just left them alone.  My husband suggested using leather or suede scraps, which might look cool if I can find the right shade.

Next, I cut out a foam circle (slightly larger than the seat itself), put some spray glue on the seat and stuck the circle to it.  I didn’t have any quilt batting on hand, but I did have a sheet of a fake snow blanket leftover from the holidays and figured that would do.  I laid it on the ground, put the stool on top and started tightly stapling all around (in doing this, I found that I really love using the staple gun – maybe a little too much).  Then I trimmed off any excess quilting.

For the cover, I used a faux sheepskin (Tejn from IKEA) that I had laying around.  I put it through the washer & dryer to get the shorter, curlier effect on the “fur”.  I then cut out my stool seat circle, leaving about 2 extra inches all around.  I attached it the same way I put the quilting on … pulling tight, lots of stapling, and trimming!

Voila!  New stool!  It makes for a super comfy seat at our counter & my daughter loves to pet it.  LOL

XO!

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Macrame is Back!

I’m really excited to see macrame making a comeback.  When I was a kid we had a macrame owl with wooden bead eyes hanging in the living room.  I probably made fun of my mom for having it at some point and now I wish she still had it.  I recently spotted some really pretty and quite modern looking macrame pieces I thought I would share (I also included links to some simple knotting techniques.).  I think I know what DIY project I’m adding to my list!

White Owl via The Vintage Loop & Blue Wall Hanging via Warp & Weft

White & Neon Pink Plant Hanger via Pipni & Yellow Plant Hanger via The Vintage Loop

Natural Wall Hanging via Warp & Weft & Fringe Wall Hanging via Slow Down Productions (I heart fringe.)

Fringed Macrame Purse via True Rebel Clothing & Red Macrame Purse via Two Moxie (too cute!)

Macrame Dreamer (I LOVE THIS) via Ouch Flower (Check out their awesome tassels too!)

This macrame “curtain” is TO DIE FOR!  Image via The Brickhouse

And here are links to learn some macrame basics:

“How To Macrame” via Free People (This is the one I am going to try!!!)

“Macrame Lanyard Tutorial” by Jenny Doh

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Around The House

We are finally getting settled into our new house here in Portland.  I have yet to finish working on our art & music room and Ava’s playroom, but things are definitely coming along.

This cute little bunny hanging at the end of our entry hall makes me smile every time I walk through the door.  It’s a Debbie Carlos print (if you read design blogs, you have surely heard of her) hung with a Jørgen Møller Posterhänger.

Another favorite of mine is this vintage letter board we hung in the bathroom.  LOL  We obviously don’t take things very seriously here in the Shirley household.

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Bohemian, Baby!

Our new place has a partially converted garage that I want to turn into a Bohemian inspired art & music space for little miss.  Ava wants everything pink and I want it to be cozy and fun … layered rugs, floor cushions, lots of colors – organized chaos.

I am totally in love with the teepee on the left & found an easy DIY for the one on the right.  Ava and I hit some resale shops and picked out some fabrics (mostly pink, of course) and plan to start “construction” next week!

(right:  via 79 ideas)  (left:  via a cup of joe)

I’m also loving all of the plant life and natural elements in this studio space (of artist Fia Cielen):

(via moon to moon)

More inspiration pieces:

(top left:  via jayson home)  (bottom left:  via gypsy river)

(top right:  via the family love tree)  (bottom right:  via eyes of india)

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Whale Watching

I’ve been noticing some pretty cool whale pieces lately.

Maybe whales are the new owls.

Cachalot Whale Pillow by Next Door to Heaven

Blue Whale Necklace by The Spangled Maker

Whale Pitcher by Jonathan Adler

Whale Tail Hooks by Frontgate

Whale Tong by David Mayhew at All Modern

Whale Mug by L’Atelier de Lou

Gorgeous Wooden Whales for the 508 Lilla Vän Collection

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DAYBEDS!

I love daybeds.  Not only do they look cool, but they are functional too.  Here are a few of my faves.

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I could move right into this room, snuggle up under that pink throw, and have a wonderful afternoon nap.

via Bhouse

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LOVE the pattern on this one.

via stephmodo

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So simple, yet so pretty.

via Another Country

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If I sat down on this one, you’d have a really hard time getting me to leave.

It looks beyond comfortable.

via emmas designblogg

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Daybeds are great for kids too – this little girl’s room is so sweet and serene.

via the visual vamp

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My daughter would totally adore this one!

via house to home

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This nursery almost makes me want another one.

I’d much rather own that daybed. (wink)

via jennifer delonge

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I think the idea of putting a daybed outside is genius.

It looks so inviting – the perfect place to sip a cold lemonade on a hot day.

via space plan studio

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Can’t find the perfect daybed for your needs?  Build one!

via apartment therapy

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Furry Frenzy

I love soft furry things and two persian cats just aren’t enough.

via huniford

found on pinterest

via styleseeking zurich

via pb teen

via pb teen

via opulent items

via jacco fashion

via loyal luxe

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Love is in the Air

I am in love with air plants.  They are virtually un-killable, which is perfect for someone [like me] who always forgets to water the plants.  They have a lot going for them – durability, a unique look, and so versatile.  The perfect plant.  How do you display yours??

Pink Sea Urchin & Air Plant combo by toHOLD

Hanging Pods & Baby Head by mudpuppy

Whimsical Giraffe Planter by BoyGirl Tees

We used glass globes from West Elm filled with plants from Air Plant Supply Co to fill a blank wall.

Light Bulb Terrarium by Ryan’s DIY Craft Supply

Domsai Terrariums by Matteo Cibic [via GSelect]

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Shop Crushes!

You would think that after the holidays I would be all shopped out … think again!  Now I have to spend Christmas cash and use up gift cards!  It would be easy to spend it all and more at my latest shop crushes – Alder & Co and Leif.  Alder & Co is in Portland [another love of mine] and Leif is based in my old hometown of Brooklyn.  Both shops are full of simple and beautiful things … how can I resist?

French Linen Tote (Alder & Co.)

“KNOT” Rope Basket (Alder & Co.)

Sailcloth Pot Holder (Alder & Co.)

Gemstone Magnets (LEIF)

Batik Coffee Scoop (LEIF)

Chrysocolla Necklace (LEIF)


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