I D.I.Y. For Pallets

Here is a quick inexpensive D.I.Y project for both in doors and out. I’m on the hunt for an outdoor coffee table for my covered porch. Since my porch is a hodge-podge of white wicker furniture and some metal accent tables, I don’t want to invest much money in it. It has an eclectic feel and it is probably the most casual part of my home, as a result when I came across this D.I.Y. on Pinterest I knew I hit the jackpot.
Who knew that a dusty old pallet could be transformed into so many cool pieces of furniture? Enjoy…

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Two pallets, a little white wash and some casters.

via - Lottas Himmerlrom

Check out this modern outdoor vignette.

via Pinterest

Seriously…this is really cool.

Decorating with Barn Doors

Hi all. How are we doing today? All good I hope. I had a nice weekend and I hope you did as well. So as always I’m in full redecorating mode, since everything I purchase has to be shipped to Bermuda it usually takes a lot longer than normal to redo a room. In my travels along the information super highway I kept coming across great inspiring photos of sliding barn doors in interior spaces. I must say although this is not a solution for me at the present time; I am smitten with theses over sized room dividers. Can you say…Drama! Talk about a statement piece, barn doors are all you need.

This single door in a bright yellow is divine.

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Basic barn doors, add a bit of color, contrasting fretwork and you have a statement piece unlike any other. I love this.

This is so understated yet grand.

via - The Smith Nest

Easy, casual style…you can’t beat it.

A Last Word About “Domino quick fixes”

Hi Friends. I’m back from my Spring Break/Easter/Passover jaunt to New Jersey. It was great! The retail did not disappoint, I dominated Freehold Mall, Home Goods, Marshalls and every other store in between. I want to give a special shout out to H&M for my new summer wardrobe and lastly R.I.P. to my credit card that served me well but died of a shopping overdose. LOL.
O.K. kids, on to the task at hand, reviewing “Domino quick fixes”. I wrote a small post on the Magazine when it came out but after further review I just had to touch on it once more. I love the old Domino Magazine it was great. Domino put design within reach; it juxtaposed chic and bohemian and made it accessible. When you looked at Domino you could envision a room in your home being transformed and it wasn’t a fantasy it was doable. Which is what set it apart from an Elle Décor or Architectural Digest, there was an ease about it that made you feel you could make it work for your real life. That’s why I loved it, that’s why we all still love it and ultimately why we all clamored for the release of “quick fixes.”
Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again” and there is no more fitting a statement when it comes to “Domino quick fixes.” It may bear the moniker but that’s where the similarities end. The new magazine may look like the old one but it is just not the same. We can’t expect the same results just because they look alike. For example…

Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan both actors in their own right but can you really compare them? Lets try:
Javier Bardem’s acting credits include, Before Night Falls & No Country For Old Men. If you’ve ever seen Before Night Falls you know that he is a brilliant actor, worthy of The Oscar, Golden Globe and the like.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Acting credits include, Fred Clause & Joana Hex. To be fair I’ve never seen Fred Clause, and only bits and pieces of Joana Hex. No disrespect to Mr. Morgan (here comes the disrespectful part) but save for the fact that they are both actors the only resemblance between them is on their head shots.

Octomom and Angelina Jolie. Do I even need to continue? You get where I’m going with this…

Sadly, aside from the font, there is no real comparison.

It’s Here! It’s Here!

Hi All. As I told you last week I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to blog this week as I’m in New Jersey at my parents house with limited internet access. I decided to fight the obstacles, no wireless, my fathers slow, slow, slow computer and a number of other annoying issues to bring you this breaking news story. So, I’m in Wegman’s with my daughter Sophia and we turn onto the magazine aisle. I reach for the new Lucky magazine and then move over to the Home & Garden section and out of the corner of my eye I see it. Domino quick fixes first issue.

Isn’t it just beautiful? I don’t want to spoil it for you but here are two more images.

This image is from a story called “Dress Up your Desk”. This new Domino has the feeling of the old Domino but it’s a little more buttoned up. I’d love to hear what you think of the new Domino. Does quick fixes fill the void in your magazine rack that Domino left behind?

This stunning image is from a story called “Character Building.” The article is about decorating your bland small space with out breaking the bank. Domino quick fixes is like a serious older sister that bares a strong resemblance to a really good friend that you had great times with once upon a time…

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