Monday, August 16, 2010

Guest Post from "The Way We Are"

I am thrilled to announce that Leah from The Way We Are
is here today guest posting.  She has great style and loves to DIY in her home!
Take a look and enjoy!

Hello you So Stinking Cute readers! I am so excited to be guest blogging today. I am so honored that Suzanne wanted me to share some of my DIY's with you all and I hope you enjoy them. I adore So Stinking Cute so much and I think Suzanne does an incredible job. Thank you sweetie!

I don't really think of myself as that great of a "do it yourselfer". I just think of myself as someone who has an incredibly close relationship with Goodwill and paint. I am constantly dropping in at the various Goodwill or Salvation Army locations by our house to make the rounds for any treasures. I think I have somewhat of a good eye for things that would look great with just a touch of TLC aka paint.

The first paint project is an amoire that I spray painted for my daughter. And yes I did spray paint it because when you paint as much as I do you start getting lazy. I love the way it turned out and am still considering whether or not to get new hardware for it.

This second project was a super quick and cheap way to add something to my bathroom wall. It only cost $1.99 and it only took a tiny bit of paint. I am not really even sure what it was originally used for but that's kinda the fun of it. It's made out of really thin plywood. Now I have a cute aloe vera plant sitting under it and it adds so much to our bathroom.

Another trick up my sleeve is my Mom. She is the best. I tell her that I am looking for something and she usually finds it. She goes to the GW (goodwill) way more than I do and I think that's the key cause stuff goes fast! I told her that I would love a cool over the top birdcage. So when she sent me a picture of this I was so excited. And then when I saw it I realized that it wasn't a birdcage it was actually a wet bar (with a wine rack beneath), I was even more excited. With a couple coats of gold paint and a little thinking outside the box it became a really cute magazine rack and entryway table.

This is another lucky score from Mom. I just mentioned one time that it would be fun to have a little table for Evelette and a couple days later she shows up with this. I have to admit I was pretty overwhelmed with how to transform this hideous mess. But that's how I usually work, I stress and stress about what to do and then a light bulb goes off and I know. The pink on pink chevron is so fun and youthful. Evelette and I have had many tea parties here already!

My favorite project that I have done, is these chairs that my Husband and I did together. They are so striking and I never tire of looking at them. Ahhhh love!

Thanks again for having me and I hope I passed on a little inspiration for you!

Go check out her blog, the pics in her home are to die for!
She had a pic of a chest she painted kelly green, 
I want to steal it!
I'm inspired to go to Goodwill
and get Branmuffin to help me paint!



Beth said...

Those chairs ARE gorgeous! I am ALL about the DIY so I will definitely be checking out her blog. Thanks for sharing Suzanne, loved todays post! BTW, the leather "button" chair next to the kids table is gorgeous, very Ballard Design!

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

Leah- I just love your chairs! And the art piece for the bathroom is adorable too.

Anonymous said...

You are the QUEEN of DIY projects!! Love everything you've done! And that armoire was a fab find :)

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

AHH, Leah, you are SUCH a great talent!

jemina said...

Oh MY!!! Leah is definitely inspirational, her DIY is swoon worthy indeed!!!


Karena said...

Okay Suzanne I am amazed!! Beyond! Where does your mother live!!? Great post....

Extra day for my giveaway!!

Art by Karena

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Leah is the diy makeover queen! She's so talented. Love these projects.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

leah does a great job of diy projects, and she completes them so fast! i'm always amazed.

Angie said...

HA I love what you said about having a "really close relationship with Goodwill" to funny!! Oh and the chairs?!? LOVE!!!

Mande said...

Leah, your black & white chairs are fabulous!! Love them!