December 21, 2011

What a Hoot!



Don't you love the chic owl trend in home decor lately?  These designs below were featured on one of my favorite trend setting sites...Apartment Therapy!


Kristy from The Diary of Dave's Wife scored a couple of vintage ceramic owls from her local Goodwill store, and revamped em' with one coat of primer and two coats of high gloss white spray paint.  

Yikes, here's the Before...


And the After...


{Sigh}  Aren't these a hoot...so fun!  These owl's went from old and dated to modern and chic in minutes! 

Give Kristy a shout here, you'll be inspired to get creative for sure.


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December 14, 2011

Diy Bottle Lamp!



Don't you LOVE a good knock off Diy project?  Check out this Diy Bottle Lamp from Vintage Finds!

Here's the Inspiration photo.  Yup, you guessed it...Pottery Barn all the way!  Hard to believe but these lamps originally cost between $210 - $350 each...yikes!


Here's what Mallori made for a whole lot less...


  Isn't she pretty?  This lamp was made with an old wine jug, a lamp kit and a new retro lamp shade.  And with a total cost of around $40, the savings are Awesome!    

Okay give Mallori a shout at Vintage Finds.  And get the scoop on this fun project.


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Frugalicious Friday Winner!





Wahoo, we had over 340 link ups from Frugalicious Friday last week!  If you shared a project...thank you for all the linky love!  I have so much fun seeing every one's thrifty projects each week.  And the creativity I see, continues to Amaze me!


We need to announce the winner of our WhimSea Designs Giveaway!  Remember WD offered a $30 gift certificate to one lucky Friday Participant?  And so without further delay, the Winner goes to...Hollie from The Seven Year Cottage!

Congratulations Hollie, I know your going to LOVE WhimSea Designs! I'll be in touch to gather your contact info, and to get you connected with the fabulous gal from WhimSea designs!

Thanks to all who participated!


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December 13, 2011

An Eclectic Dining Room...Finding Fabulous by design!



Many of you may not know that I offer Affordable Design Consultations locally here in Charlotte, NC.  My business is called....Finding Fabulous by design and every once in a while, I like to write about my latest design projects.  

For this project, my Client's dilemma was how to incorporate her mid century modern dining room table and sideboard (that her Grandfather actually built!) with her existing old world chandelier.  Yes...mixing mid century modern with traditional/old world isn't an easy task.  So I got started by creating a mood board.  Thankfully my client loved it from the beginning!   

Here's how the design is coming together.  *Please note the room is not finished...we still need paint, and a few accessories ;)


Isn't the client's table and sideboard beautiful?  To soften those straight lines, I added upholstered seating.  The cream parson's chairs are from World Market, and the slipcovers actually remove to wash...love that!  The blue tufted upholstered chairs are from Home Decorators and come in several colors and fabric choices. 


The rug with it's quatrefoil pattern ties in with the old world chandelier.  I love this rug...it's simple, chic, and elegant.  It really sets the tone for the whole room. The tray ceiling above the chandelier will be painted a smokey gray light blue.  I love how the warm neutrals in the room contrast with the cool creams and blues.



In the initial mood board I used a gray hutch with clean lines.  However, the client (for now) plans to keep her traditional mahogany hutch.  The plate collection in the pass through to the kitchen adds one final traditional element to this truly eclectic dining room.  

Okay check out my website Finding Fabulous by design.  You'll find...Affordable Design Consultations, Color Consultations, Home Staging, Interior Re-design and more!


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December 8, 2011

Frugalicious Friday & A Giveaway...WhimSea Designs!




Hey guys welcome to Frugalicious Friday!  

Most of you know the deal by now, our link party is all about linking' up your fabulous, thriftiest...most frugalicious home decor finds!  

If you've still got questions click here, but in a nutshell...share your creative crafts and Diy projects, and get noticed!  It's like free Advertising for your blog, Etsy shop, or Website...wahoo!  

Let me introduce you to our newest Sponsor here at FF...WhimSea Designs! 


This on-line boutique offers handcrafted jewelry including one of kind necklaces, earrings, pendants and more.  All with a beachy-coastal vibe you will LOVE!  Check  em' out...



Ahhh, so pretty!

For our today's Giveaway...WhimSea Designs is offering a $30 Gift Certificate to one Frugalicious Friday participant.  

Okay, here's how you can win...

1.  Follow and Subscribe to Finding Fabulous...help us reach 5,000 Subscribers!  And leave a comment below.

1. Link up your fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects...and leave another comment below.
 
 2. Finally,  Follow Finding Fabulous here on Facebook, and leave one more comment.

Alrighty, 3 chances to win!  A Winner will be announced next week.  So link up, and give us the scoop on how you find fabulous...without breakin' the bank. 

Good Luck!



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Hand Painted Welcome Matte!



Wouldn't you love to welcome your Holiday guests with a matte like this?

Heather from {Twenty} Something hand painted this using Martha Stewart's new Plaid line.  She simply taped off an area, and then free handed her letters.  Her number one tip...start with the middle letter first. Love the simplicity here!  


Get the tutorial here at {Twenty} Something.


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December 6, 2011

A Christmas Tee {for the lil' ones}



I love this!  Mainly because it's a no sew project.  Okay, there is a wee bit of sewing involved.  But just a few stitches here and there, and that my friends is my favorite kind of project ;)

It's a Christmas Tree Tee 
from Vixen Made!


Vixen created this Holiday cutie with a plain white tee, fabric lace and sequins.  She simply cut the lace in the shape of a Christmas tree and attached it with heat n' bond (a paper backed iron-on adhesive).  Finally, she stitched the sequins a few times and VOILA...

 A super cute Holiday Tee that looks like it was bought from a swanky lil' boutique for way too much!

Check out Vixen Made for Creative, Thrifty and Fun INSPIRATIONS.


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December 5, 2011

Diy Mercury Glass!



Ahhh, mercury glass...just one of my favorite design elements when decorating for the Holidays!  That perfectly imperfect sparkle and shimmer adds a vintage vibe you will love.

Let's swoon over a few vignette's shall we?

southern living

pottery barn



Anna from Take the Side Street created her own DIY Mercury Glass with three simple things...glass containers, spray paint and a vinegar/water solution.  The results...Beautiful!  

Go here to check out Anna's tutorial.  And get your Holiday Glow ON!


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December 2, 2011

Frugalicious Friday & A Giveaway...J Bee Designs!





Hey guys welcome to Frugalicious Friday!  

So excited to see your creative projects this week.  If your new here, this day is all about linkin' up your fabulous, thriftiest...most frugalicious home decor finds!

And if you've got a fab new Craft or Diy project, link that up too because INPSIRING one another is what it's all about here at Finding Fabulous.  That and saving with style!



We've got a fun Giveaway today from J Bee Designs!  This on-line boutique offers stylish n' personalized gifts including hand painted wine glasses, melamine plates, iphone covers, tee-shirts and more.  All personalized with names and initials for THE PERFECT GIFT!


For our Giveaway J Bee Designs is offering an adorable chevron print monogrammed ornament ($25 value) to one lucky Frugalicious Friday participant.  

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Here's how you can win...

1.  Follow and Subscribe to Finding Fabulous over there to the right!  And leave a comment below.

1. Link up your fabulous finds, crafts and Diy projects...and leave another comment below.
 
 2. Finally,  Follow Finding Fabulous here on Facebook, and leave one more comment.

A Winner will be announced next week.  So link up, and give us the scoop on how you find fabulous...for less!  
Okay, 3 comments and 3 entries gives you 3 chances to WIN! 

Good Luck!



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December 1, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway!



So excited today...we've got a Giveaway from the Shabby Apple!  I know most of you know the Shabby Apple.  If not let me fill you in...this on-line boutique sells chic clothing with a Vintage flair you will LOVE!  

They offer dresses, skirts, jewelry and more! They even sell swim suits...love that!

Here are a few of their fabulous dresses...






{Beautiful}

For our Giveaway today, the Shabby Apple is offering this red dress above called nothin' like a dame - to one lucky winner!
 
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Okay, here's how you can win...
 
1.  Follow Finding Fabulous over there to the right...and leave a comment.
 
2.  Follow Finding Fabulous on Facebook...and leave a comment.
 
3.  Finally follow the Shabby Apple on Facebook...and leave another comment below.
 
That's 3 comments and 3 entries...giving you 3 fabulous chances to win this chic dress!  Giveaway ends Thursday December 8th, 2011 at 12 noon.  
 
Good Luck Guys! 
 

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