Dip Dyed

In my great pillow search of 2011, I found this dip-dyed John Robshaw beauty:

Then, I found this Martha Stewart tutorial on making your own dip-dyed pillows:

From Martha Stewart Living, August 2010

This might be a crafty weekend?!

Go check out Peacock Feathers post to dye for to see the most beautiful dip dyed dress......ever.


Sneak peek

Build-ins 3.22.11

We are getting so close to finishing up this project. Catch up on the long process here.



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Pilot O'Dog

Pilot O'Dog wishes everyone a happy and safe St. Patty's Day.


Fabric Fail and Win

I went to Jomar Fabrics yesterday with the upstairs bedroom in mind ... but came out with fabric for the living room.

My bad.


Things that keep me up at night

We are getting closer to finishing the upstairs shoe storage built-in things which means I gotta come up with window treatments (bleh, hate that word), pillows for the bench and sew up a bench cushion (or two).

So...I got fabric and pillows on my brain and I need some input. Below is what we have going on in the bedroom right now.

1. Wall Paint: Poetic Princess (very light icy lavender) from Ace Hardware 2. Bed: Upholstered bed from Ikea in a charcoal (similar to the Floro model, but not really!) 3. Bedding: duvet cover from Ikea in a very light gray 4. Trim work: basic white 5. Ceiling: soft white. Hardware is in stainless.

Any ideas for the question marks? I need some advice for fabric additions with print (maybe some ikat?) and should I stick with shades of gray or add an accent color.

I'm normally not afraid of using color, but in this space I'd like to have it a little more serene and spa like (another term I hate).

Here's an old post with a good idea of what the space is like (hello angled ceilings). You can also see another bench at the end of the bed that still needs to be covered too. I have some Amy Butler fabric for it, but am willing to change it.

Thanks guys! Hugs and Kisses.


Winning combo

Will I ever get tired of white kitchens with subway tile and marble counter tops?

Is there a trend that you hope never goes out of style?

Subway style kitchen

Photo: Alexandra Rowley Source: Southern Living



On Sunday, we (well, I tried first and failed) installed purty doorknobs on our dutch door that leads to the upstairs.

The knobs are from Anthro, the mortise guts are from a big box store, and the key hole cover thing was original to the door. The key hole plate was covered in tons of paint which I removed last year by using this technique.

With the new hardware, the door is now screaming to be repainted. Hopefully I can get to it this week!

Now that the snow is melting and it is a little less dangerous to bring the table saw into the back yard to cut wood, we are making some more progress on our upstairs built-ins ... I should have some updates by the end of the week! Yippie!