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VA Centerpiece 2 2015

Hello friends!  

I hope everyone had a great week last week and are enjoying all of this beautiful fall weather we are having.  I can’t believe it is already snowing in some parts of the country.  I wanted to pop in today and give you an update of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.


It’s been quiet here on the blog for the last week because the planning for the (CAC) Community Assistance Center Vintage Affair non-profit event I chaired kinda took over my life.  The event was Saturday night and I’m happy to say that all of the centerpieces got done, decorating the event space went off without any major hiccups and the evening turned out great.  Everyone in attendance had a great time and above all, we raised lots of money for the organization.

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  As with most non-profit events, everything is done on a tight budget so that required me to great creative with the decor for the event.  The theme of this years event was Connecting Communities so I came up with the idea of creating hearts out of puzzle pieces to convey the message of connecting.

Each and every one of the hearts used in the centerpiece were handmade from thousands of puzzle pieces and then the entire heart was spray painted with gold metallic paint.   I reached out to Rustoleum and they graciously donated spray paint for the decor and I can’t thank them enough.  The red and gold pom poms were made from Christmas garland cut into small pieces and glued to wood skewers. I skipped for joy when I came across the garland in the exact color we needed to match the event logo (it was meant to be)!

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The final piece to the centerpiece puzzle (no pun intended) were larger puzzle pieces with words written on them that represent the mission of CAC.

VA Centerpiece 2 2015

I have chaired this fundraiser for 4 years and will be turning it over to someone else next year as I step in to the role of President of the Board of Directors for CAC.  Working with CAC over the last 5 years has been so rewarding because it allows me to give back to the community and also because I get to experience first-hand the gratitude of the people the organization helps.

If you live in the Atlanta area and want to learn more about CAC or volunteer with the organization, head here.


I’ll be back in full blog mode tomorrow with some design inspiration for you.


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Decorating with typography letters can be a lot of fun.  As this craft turned decorative piece has gained popularity, you started seeing lots of designer incorporating letters into chic wall decor statements.  Now typography letters are being used in many different applications not only because they add a personal touch to decor but also because they are one of most budget-friendly accessory items you can buy.

Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite typography letters and inspiring images on how they can be used to decorate.

The Product…

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Bronze Magnet Letter / Gold Resin Letter / Galvanized Metal LetterPaper Mache Letter / Studded Burlap Letter / Monogram Letter / Chalk Letter

The Inspiration…

A monogram hanging on a front door is such a classic way to welcome guest.  I love the look of this berry covered letter, especially for the holidays.

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Finding good wall decor for a kitchen can sometimes be a challenge.  You can use letters to make a custom wall piece that’s perfect for your home.

tip:  words perfect for a kitchen:  Yum, Savor, Gather, Diner

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If you’re looking for something different to dress your door during the holidays, consider using letters to create a holiday sentiment.  Cover the letters with green felt, moss or even a coat of spray paint to coordinate it with your holiday decor.

tip:  holiday words to consider:  Noel, HoHoHo, Merry

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You can easily update a traditional wreath with a typography letter.

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Use letters to create a bold welcoming statement in your foyer.  Such a fun and unexpected touch.

design tip:  when hung vertically, the letters/word can make low ceiling feel taller
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One of my favorite spaces for typography letters is in a nursery or kids room.  I love the look of this collection using different fonts of the same initial.  It’s artist and whimsical at the same time.

design tip:  use different size letters and letters in different finishes to create this eclectic feel

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The tops of bookcase or shelves is a great spot for an oversized letter.  Leaning or hanging on the wall, the letter adds depth and dimension to any vignette.

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Typography letters are a natural for bookshelves and add visual movement within the overall arrangement.

design tip: have fun with the font style and color so that the letters make a statement amongst all the books

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Typography letters come in lots of different sizes and lots of different materials so even the smaller letters can be used in a fun way like this cake topper.

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I’m a fan of typography letters…how about U?


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This and That…

Hi friends. Well, my intention of hitting the ground running this week with lots of inspiring blog post has gotten off to a bumpy start. I’ve got lots on my plate right now and blogging has unfortunately moved to the back of the bus.

If you’re wondering what’s been going on in my life it looks at little something like this…

Nailing down the details for the non-profit fundraising event I’m chairing again this year. There are lots of balls in the air right now and the event just a few weeks away. And on top of all the logistics and planning, we are hand making 27 of these beautiful puzzle centerpieces to reflect the Connecting Community event theme.

Vintage Affair Centerpiece

I FINALLY finished my office chair.  It only involved paint and fabric but this little project kept getting pushed aside.  I’ll have the full reveal for you on Thursday once I get my desk cleaned and can snap some pics.  Here’s a sneak peek…


I’ve been busy getting products ready for the launch of The Vintage Box Instagram shop which is moving along slower than I wanted.  I’ve got my sights set on   the first week in October and will announce the firm sale date early next week.  There’s so much good stuff I can hardly wait to share it with you.


And I’m working on my next design workshop for Smith’s, a local retail store, which will take place on Oct. 3rd.

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I’m be back tomorrow as I ease back into a regular blogging schedule.


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Happy weekend!

I hope you have something fun planned this weekend.  I’m planning to check out a new to me thrift shop and then I’ve got some work to get off my desk.  It’s suppose to be a hot and humid here in Atlanta so whatever I find myself getting into, it will be indoors.

Enjoy these bits of inspiration and design tips!


I discovered a new website that is all about design, decor and diy!  This is just one of the beautiful images I spotted on their site.

Living Room

One of my favorite bloggers, thrifters and men of style shares great design tips on how to incorporate thrift store item into your decor without making your home look thrifty.


I never have luck shopping on Craigslist but these transformations keep me hopeful.

Craigslist Transformation

For those of you considering adding a runner to your stairs, here are some great tips from a true rug expert.

Stair Runner

If you’re looking for an easy DIY project to help you organized your closet, I think this scarf hanger is pretty cool.

DIY Scarf Rack

If you haven’t had a chance to take the ConfettiStyle survey, head here and let me know what you think about the blog.


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Hello there my friends!  You may have noticed that I’ve been away from the blog for a few days and haven’t shared my spring bedroom refresh yet.  Well, sometimes life hands you lemons and sometimes in comes in the form of a nasty cold virus.  I’ve been down and out since last Friday and haven’t had the energy to do much of anything, let alone blog.  I finally broke down and went to the doctor yesterday (ok, my husband got tired of me coughing, made an appointment for me and took me there himself) and after a few doses of really good medicine I’m feeling a tons better but still not up to speed.  I did manage to get out our the house today to run a few errands and finished taking photos of the bedroom re-do so the so the big reveal will be happening tomorrow.

I hope you’ll stop by for a visit tomorrow to see the changes.  I’m in love!


By the way, while I’ve been hold up on the couch, I’ve been flipping through Windsor Smith’s new book, Homefront.  If you love design and beautiful spaces, you’ll definitely want to add this to your library.

Windsor Smith HomeFront


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Happy Friday my friends.  I’ve been fighting a cold the last couple of days and while most of my symptoms are gone, I have a lingering cough that is driving me batty.  In between coughing spells I’m trying to finish up the last few things for my spring bedroom refresh and hope to have to done to show you tomorrow.  If not, Monday for sure.  Until then, be inspired by this gorgeous outdoor space and enjoy your weekend.

Outdoor Living via BHG

via BHG

Links You’ll Love!

1.  All of the chic details in this home tour.

2.  So glad I discovered this designer and her portfolio–so inspiring.

3.  I WON a $200 credit to this shop and can’t wait to spend it.  Big hugs and thanks to Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof!

4.  The thought of going to adult summer camp?!

5.  I loved all the DIY ideas in this screen porch makeover.

6.  OMG!  Have you seen this master bedroom makeover?  Cheryl did an amazing job and that headboard is beyond gorgeous.

7.  Someone figured out how to save money at Whole Foods.

8.  These quirky ideas for personalizing your jewelry storage are fun and stylish.

9.  Yum!  I can’t wait to make this chocolate dessert.

10.  How beautiful the butterfly gift wrap I created for Mother’s Day turned out.


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When it comes to furniture functionality and chic diy transformations the Hemnes Shoe Cabinet is probably one of my favorite Ikea hack pieces. The slim size of this piece make it ideal for narrow closets or hallways and the piece can be used for much more than shoe storage.

You can create a compact mud room next to the front door and use the top drawer to hold keys, chargers, batteries and other daily essentials.

Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinete

Ikea sells several styles of shoe cabinets including this  4 drawer version.


There are a thousand and one ways you can customize the shoe cabinets to give it a unique style.

Ikea Hemnes via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

I love this library look achieved by adding brass label holders with pulls.

Ikea Hemnes via Windgate Lane

via Windgate Lane

A couple of coats of paint and stylish knobs can dramatically change the look of the basic shoe cabinet.

Ikea Hemnes via I Heart Organizing

via I Heart Organizing

O’verlays has created a collection of designer overlays to fit the Hemnes cabinets which is another easy way to get a designer look in a flash.

Overalys on Ikea Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

I love the look of two shoe cabinets placed side by side to function as a console cabinet.

Ikes Hemnes via Scraphacker

Most of the shoe cabinets are available in black-brown and white or a wood grain finish.

Ikea Hemnes via Intergrations Blog

The shoe cabinet can also work to hold cold weather accessories, files, cords or lightweight books.

Ikea Hemnes via Frugal Faye

The 3-drawer Brissa shoe cabinet is a great buy at $39.99 and looks great customized with a wood frame and brass cup pulls.

Ikea Hemnes Single Unit via Yellow Brick Home

via Yellow Brick Home

I love these Ikea shoe cabinets so much and have been trying to figure out where I could put one of these in my home.

Here’s a round-up of all the Ikea styles available…


I hope you were inspired.


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Hello and welcome to a new week!  As you may have noticed, the blog has been a little silent the last few days.  Last week was one of those weeks when my schedule got the best of me and blogging got pushed to the side.  Despite everything and a week of rainy days, I had a good week and got lots accomplished.

One of the fun things on my schedule last week was a preview event for the Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House.  Along with select designers and bloggers, I was invited to a private tour of the home before it opened to the public.  Having attended many of the ASO show house over the years, I must say at this years’ show house, Chateau Soleil is one of my all-time favorites.

Let me take you on a little tour….

Chateau Soleil

Built in 1998 and designed by architect William T. Baker, the 14,000 sq. foot French style estate sits on 2 beautifully landscaped acres.  Named for its sunny, golden façade, Château Soleil is a show-stopper both inside and out.


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