Give me those dots!

Happy Friday!  I’m SO excited about the black and white dalmation spots trend I’m seeing everywhere now-a-days!   They are like the not so perfect version of polka dots, and that makes me happy. :)

Here are some of my favorite photos using this new trend:

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I love it as a fun wallpaper as well:

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And this one is amazing paired with gold:

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It makes a gorgeous statement piece below:

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I love this trend so much I bought two pillows from Joss and Main to add to our home!   Let’s hope they ship fast!

Come to Momma!  Have a great weekend, friends!

xo~ Whitney

p.s.  This post does not contain any affiliate links.  I’m just sharing what I love. <3 

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  1. Love them…reminds me of a cross between polka dots and an a leopard type print…Can’t wait to see them in your home!

Palletpalooza!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We enjoyed some great Fall weather, and had an awesome time at the Jax Home & Patio show. :)

You guys, I have to share with you this incredible book by my bloggy friend Karah!  She wrote an amazing DIY book with all sorts of delicious ideas for pallet re-purposing!  And I got so much inspiration after reading it, I’m dying to put the two pallets that are currently sitting in my garage to good use!

Please excuse the bad phone pic!

It’s so easy to follow, and the pictures make me want to go DIY now!  My favorite projects that I cannot wait to try are:

The Planter Box.  I’m all about indoor plants, and a couple of these cute little boxes would be nice in our master bedroom.

The Shutters. Check these out!!  They wouldn’t necessarily work on our current home, but maybe a future one!  They are so darn charming.

Full Length Mirror Frame.  This is probably my favorite project, as I’m currently without a full length mirror and I am dying to get one!   I’ve been doing the whole awkward squat thing in the dresser mirror to try to see my whole outfit.  Karah spells it out easily so I can DIY my own.

The Pallet headboard.   So easy.  So chic.  Why haven’t I made one yet?!  And I love the whitewash effect.

The Adirondack chair.  Now that it’s Fall, it feels perfect outside to chill out and relax.  And my patio is calling for this bad boy.  Hint hint– Johnny Ray, let’s make this soon!

You can go here to order Karah’s new book!

Have a great week, friends!

Smiles!  ~ Whitney

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the book! Your favorites are some of mine, too!! And seriously, I don’t remember life without a full-length mirror, the squatting technique is for the birds. :)

  2. Love Karah! And LOVE her book! I’m posting about it on Monday! :)

  3. This is such a great book! Love Karah and she did an amazing job on this… hope you two are well!
    xo Heidi

  4. I have Karah’s book and it is awesome!….I can see John making some of her great projects!…you too!

Modern Midcentury Dresser Makeover

Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a great week!  Sorry we’ve been a little MIA lately…life has been so busy!  I am excited to get back into my normal blogging routine though.   And we have SO MUCH to update you on!  :)

To jump right in, today we’re sharing a thrifty little furniture makeover we recently completed.  We sold our bedroom furniture not too long ago.  We had it for about four years and it was time for a change.   Sidenote:  While we were waiting for the arrival of our new bed, our mattress was on the floor!  Brings back memories of Flipping the Block! Pics of our new bed coming soon! 

So when I saw this dresser at a yard sale for $40, I was like “Oh Heck Yes!”

The top was in bad shape, and sanding down the entire piece to restain would have been, umm, not fun — to put it frank!  (I kind of hate sanding!) So we went a different route. ;)

Since the top was in such bad shape, we did give it (only the top!) a good sanding to make it nice and smooth.

We purchased a quart of Glidden Bright White Trim and Door Paint Gel (link) for the dresser box.  It’s not cheap at $20 a quart, but holy cow this stuff is awesome!

We applied the paint to the dresser’s box.  It is very thick because it’s a gel, and when it dries it levels itself out and it dries super hard!  It’s mimics the look and feel of lacquer.

We gave it two coats of white paint, then added some fun gold hardware and applied furniture wax to the rest of the dresser to brighten up the faded brown stain.

I adore this piece!!!  I may be biased, but I think I love it more than West Elm’s version.   Or maybe I love the fact that it was literally a fraction of the cost.  Or both.  ;)

And here is the breakout:

  • Dresser/Mirror:  $40
  • 1 Quart- Glidden Bright White High Gloss Trim and Door paint: $20
  • Brasso renewal for hardware- $3
  • TOTAL: $63 !!!

Now that is a steal!  This is a super easy DIY project that you can complete in about 2 hours. :)

It’s almost Friday, friends!  Do something that makes you smile today!

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  1. I love it! I don’t ever find awesome pieces like this! Can’t wait to see what else you guys are up to lately :)

    • Thank you Kelly!! Life has been so busy!! We try to post updates of what we’ve been up to on our Instagram accounts! I think I already told you but I can’t remember, so BIG CONGRATS to you and your family!!!! :)

  2. WOW! You guys did an amazing job! That dresser is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. for 60 dollars I think you got a STEAL of a good deal. and it looks perfect in your home. I think wood and white always go great together! And brass to top it off is always a yes!

    Can’t wait to see the new bed too!

  4. Wow…looks awesome. Wish I had known about this paint gel stuff when we made over the dresser for the nursery. I just love the white and wood tones together well done :)

  5. The dresser is phenomenal..love it!!!….so the paint is really great???!!…I have a desk to paint and usually use chalk paint..You two did a great job….as always…Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you Shirley! Yes, the paint gel is great! It seems strange when applying it because it’s so thick but it levels itself out when drying. Have a great weekend as well!