Friday, September 5, 2008

Martha Stewart Takes Over the World


So this post isn't really paint-related, but not all of my creative adventures are. So there.

Anyway, a friend texted me the other day (hollaaaa, Michel) that Martha has now taken over Walmart. 

OK, I remember when Martha used to only be in K-Mart. I had a lovely pastel-colored quilt from her collection there with matching pillow shams, shower curtain, window treatments, trashcan and throw pillows. They were different colors of just simple blocks. Kitty and I loved them. 

Then, she moved onto expanding her collection to Lowe's paint colors and Michael's in the craft section. Huge fan there too, as previously mentioned. Love her crafty packets you can buy (although do we really need a packet that costs 9.99 to make tissue flowers that my mom taught me to make when I was 8? No. How much does a packet of tissue paper cost?) 

Just as I was wondering why Martha hadn't begun to put her lovely signature in Target's ever-expanding collection of "designer" goods, I see that she has cleaning tools and supplies in the home goods section! Everyone needs a handy carrying crate that matches their toilet scrubber and sponge. 

So back to Walmart. As much as I hate the place, sometimes it's necessary for cheap goods. Just necessary. I go maybe 10 times a year...and I suggest you go right now as well. Especially if you're planning for a wedding...check out these super-cute goods:



Monday, September 1, 2008

My New House!

Thank God, we moved. 

Our new casa is still a work in progress, but I thought I'd share a couple of before/after shots of what I've done in the family room. I found this awesome wall color called "Intense Teal" (from Sherwin Williams) in my recent issue of my favorite magazine of all time -- Domino Magazine. I don't know if you can really see it (it's really hard to get good photos of rooms, much less rooms on overcast days), but it's a really nice royal teal color. I'm going with a pale pink/teal/royal blue/chocolate brown/mustard color scheme in here. Lots of color. I can't help being a colorful person, every time I try to get away from bright colors, I always come back, baby.



Here is a "before" shot of the family room:





And, for the afters:

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ok, that's all for now. I find uploading/resizing/finding a good site to host photos on here pretty difficult and annoying. Anyway, I promise to be a little better about uploading new posts from here on! Check back soon for more new home makeover photos! :)