Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Totally Love It Tuesday

Hi y'all! I've decided to start a new weekly segment called "Totally Love It Tuesday" where I will be sharing things from around the internet world that I fell in love with the previous week. This will be anything from interior design to DIY to style and beauty tips that I stumbled upon and just couldn't get out of my mind.

Here we go! (Click the link below the picture to head over to the source website)




That chair is freakin' amazing! I could just imagine myself with a great book and cappuccino in hand snuggled up in that chair for an hour or so. Love it!





According to the source this is a photography back drop...but in my mind this is the most perfect entry way space EVER. Or even a great office space if it had a larger "desk" area. I love the pallet wall for sure and the stool is perfection. Lovely!




There is something so simple and so perfect about the accents on this table. Of course I love a little plant life in my home but the books are fab and the clock is awesome and who doesn't love vintage keys? It all just goes so well together.





Even though you can't see much of it in the picture I adore this kitchen. The vintage pendant, the bowl, the wood shelves, the concrete counter top, the plant...I am diggin' it all! (Click the link, there are a lot of great pictures of the kitchen there.)



I could probably go on forever but that's all for this week. What have y'all seen around the world wide web that you just love? Show me! :)

                                                                                           

                                                                                                                   Love, Kris

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Coffee (addiction) Station!



Okay...who has a Kurig addiction like me? This is not just a coffee addiction people...I LOVE this machine. I don't just use it for coffee, I also use it for tea and to heat water for various other things.

I've had mine for well over 2 years now and it's still rolling strong. I drink a french vanilla cappuccino every single morning. I don't really drink coffee...but I will drink the heck out of some cappuccino :)


Last year when I was browsing at a flea market I literally bumped into this little kid who was setting up a booth with his father. After apologies and such I spotted this lovely, rusty, dented, card catalog sitting on the ground in their booth. I immediately snatched it up and asked how much. You know what the little boy told me? "That will be $3 dollars ma'am". I almost screamed "SHUT THE FRONT FREAKIN' DOOR" as I whipped out my money. I think I quite literally did a happy dance right there in their booth. For reals! 

It was all green, like you see on the drawers but the top was a bit rusty. That sure enough didn't deter me one single bit. 

Initially I planned to put it on top of my wine rack and place a couple bottles inside but once I set it there I didn't like the way it looked. It does hold one bottle of wine in each drawer perfectly though! 

Since that didn't work out I just let it sit and collect dust in my craft room for many months. 



One day, while browsing Pinterest I stumbled across a "K-Cup organizer" that was super cute and it got me to thinking about how I could best organize my K-Cups in a cute/functional way and get them out of the cabinet. Enter the card catalog...





When I remembered this little card catalog the light bulb totally went off. It was a like a DUH moment for me! So I hustled it upstairs to the kitchen and started stacking my K-Cups inside.



Perfect, yes? 


Once I knew that they would fit perfectly I immediately took this thing into the garage and grabbed my favorite can of spray paint "Oil Rubbed Bronze" and gave it 2 coats to cover the rusty looking spots. I wanted to keep the drawers original so I just removed them while I painted the rest.





The drawers hold so many K-Cups. I'm pretty sure I couldn't have bought or come up with any better storage method for these, it's just perfect!

My cappuccino and his coffee are on the left and my teas are on the right. See? Perfect!




There is a couple jars with various tea bags, the large mason jar holds my creamer and the little silver jar is for "sugar" (we use Truvia) and then I added the 2 little stir spoons in the small mason jar just because they are cute.

I also added 4 hooks underneath the cabinet and hung my favorite mugs right above the machine to round out my "coffee station". I freakin' love it.



I think it's a great use of the space here and since I use these things daily it makes them nice and handy. I will eventually add labels to each drawer but still love it as is! 

What do you think? Do any of y'all have a coffee station as well? 



Thanks for lookin'        
-  Love, Kris

Friday, December 27, 2013

Gallery Wall Re-Do...



Hi y'all! Look what I did last night...





The Mr. was gone for a few hours last evening and I got bored! I took the tree down earlier in the day and the gallery wall was really bugging me.

For some reason I do not have a picture of my "picture wall"...but you can see it and get the point in this picture...

See there to the left of the tree? I just had about 15 pictures of various sizes up on the wall in all mismatched frames. I loved it when I did it about a year ago but now I am bored with it.

So I had taken down the tree already and I also removed all the pictures from the wall and then just sat there and stared at it. Literally...I stared at the blank wall for a good 15 minutes.

When that didn't produce an idea I came down to the office/craft room to try and get some inspiration and that is when my lovely Coke crate hollered at me. It really did! The cat knocked it over and so it slammed on the floor and made a loud noise and caught my attention. As soon as I saw it I knew what to do...it was going on the wall!







I ran around the house looking for other "shelves" to add to create my new gallery wall and ended up stealing these 2 crates from my bedroom TV stand.

I didn't plan this out ahead of time...I just kind of winged it and hoped that it would look good in the end! I grabbed a bunch of nails and the hammer and a small level and got to work. (In my defense, we plan to paint the living room in the spring so I wasn't concerned so much about the holes if I jacked it up along the way!)

The coke crate was obviously my candidate for the focal point, so it went up first and then I just kind of filled in the blanks with the rest. 

The motorcycle picture is from Hobby Lobby and was in my office and I have tons of frames laying around so I just grabbed one that looked the most natural with the crates. The motorcycle pic is stuck up there with 3M sticky tape, instead of trying to measure and make sure both nails lined up to hang it up I took the easy way out! I'm lazy like that!





The bottom of the coke crate is looking rough (lots of cracks and one piece is broken), so I just glued some fabric to it and was good to go.




The things on the shelf I recently inherited from my Great-Grandparents house. I got about 20 blue mason jars with original lids (which makes me want to squeal!) from my Nanny and a few alcohol bottles and a couple of other things that belonged to my Popaw.

The mug there is one of those things from Popaw. Anyone know what it's from? It's barrel shaped and has a wood handle attached by screws. There is a gun and holster on the front. I haven't been able to find out what it's from. It's pretty dang nifty!

The little oil can thingy came from his garage and my mom snagged it for me because she knows me so well and knew I would love it! It has a brother too that will be going elsewhere in my home.





That old school camera I bought at a flea market for $5 bucks! Score! 

The M is my last initial 

And the bottle is from 1969 and is one of the ones I got from my Popaw. How awesome is that? 
It is called "Americana" by J.W. Dant and is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and it has a twin that still has the original tag on it so that's how I was able to figure that out! 
The picture on the front is of Patrick Henry giving his speech "Give me liberty or give me death!" in 1765. 
Apparently the "Americana" bottles all depicted famous scenes from great moments throughout history.

It's not worth much, I don't think, but I wouldn't get rid of it anyway since it belonged to my Popaw. 
Besides...it looks great in my house, don't ya think? :)






Here it is in full view. 
I pulled my cedar chest from my bedroom and then tossed my fave. throw blanket over the top and the new pillow I scored at Homegoods yesterday for $7 bucks! Both of those actually belong on the couch but I liked the way they looked over there with the new gallery wall.




So what do ya think? I love it from the bottom of my heart. It makes me smile every time I walk into the room. I love that it is interchangeable as well. Instead of the same 15 pictures up there forever and day I can swap out the knick-knacky stuff on the regular and help to change up the look a bit.

My honey was shocked when he came home but said that it looks 10,000 times better than before.


Also, it is cat approved!






Thanks for lookin'!        
                      Love, Kris




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