Time to kill… projects to conquer

20 02 2010

I have had so many things I have wanted to do and this weekend have the time and am overwhelmed!

I am excited that I will FINALLY be doing some bigger projects for my office/etsy room. I run two businesses out of that room which requires two separate work stations. Not easy to have good aesthetics and be fully functional. So, here is the plan: The plan has taken like a year to figure out.

A. Cover wall in gray fabric. This has nothing to do with function, but it makes me happy.

B. Paint Emeco Table from 1949. Bottom will be Yellow (I think…) and white on top. This will look great (in theory) against the gray wall. I wouldn’t have to paint it if someone on craigslist had bought it! Don’t you even get mad at me!

C. Move 1970s industrial desk (painted blue by my man) under the bookshelfs which have a similar industrial feel.

D. Incorporate nature inspired art and objects… considering a fake plant to my shame.  Or the over done sticks in a vase bit.

These will only be accomplished through tremendous amounts of coffee and my Yeah Yeah Yeah station on Pandora.

My inspiration for the room (in the way of color and shapes)

I love the green and blue and yellow combo…. perfection!

Nature element

Okay. Now that I have typed everything I should be doing, I am going to do something else: try to figure out the placement of the pockets on my navy jeans so I am no longer Stacie-Long-Butt when I wear them!


Happiness is My New White Vintage Table

13 11 2009

Oh, the joy that this brings me!

We bought a Hutch, set of matching danish chairs… oh, and a HUGE UGLY table that was thrown in with the other two items off of craigslist. For 9 months I have been staring at the hideous beast every day. Finally we got around to selling it on craigslist and I purchased a beat up ugly table for $7 from the thrift store.

Two months after that (I move slow) I went with my hubby to pick out paint and actually remembered to buy all the needed supplies. I waited until he had left (I work best when he is gone because the fun in the painting is to be able to suprise him when he gets home!) then painted 3 thin layers of primer and 4 coats of brilliant white paint.

I then dug into my fabric stash for some fabric he and I had picked up a year ago in LA and never figured out what to do with. I wasn’t really sold on it, but we had some people come by to pick up our danish sofa and the two of them plus Lee decided it’s a good combo…. Stacie-1+ Lee-3= Stacie Looses =(


So, once I find my staple gun that he bought me for valentines day I will attach the fabric… Also, I am drying some coats on the chairs… so ignore those.


The Danish Sofa we just sold:


here’s a link to the blog of the new owner… she was a super sweet girl and also a seller on Etsy.

My Sofa

Her Shop

Black and White Vintage Inspiration Rooms

20 02 2009



I love the Texture of the Shag Rug with the Chrome Lighting  on the ceiling.

I obsess and dream of graphic prints because I don’t get to have them. I could, but I’ve noticed that my husband gets really distracted and unsettled so I try to keep things minimalist for him.







Red and Purple Combined Room Decor 1970s

18 02 2009

I’m excited to begin posting some of the amazing images from vintage book I have collected over the years. I hope they inspire you and help you to pursue your creative pursuits

FROM THE 1975 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book






These images are for inspiration only, not to be reproduced.

Vintage for my Home

15 01 2009

My husband and I have been hunting far and wide on craigslist and in thrift stores to create our new home: We have two industrial desks from the 70s for our home office, he will be refinishing them and I hope to post photos of the projects before and after. My dearly Beloved is driving to Venice Beach to hopefully pick up a danish mid century couch which we will also be refinishing and reupholstering . But we have some fun decorations that I wanted to share. All purchased at thrift stores.

First my MAGNIFICENT Will Barnet Limited edition poster from 1978!! I walked by this in a thift shop and immediately and gleefully bought it and put it in my car. I just found out today  that it’s worth a pretty penny because it’s signed in pencil =) I am very excited because my hubby and I commited to trying to only buy things which go up in value and I really did it well on this one: Best $19.99 I ever spent!



The one problem with it being worth money is I was hoping I could get on ebay and find numerous prints by him that I could afford because I loved it so much. Oh well, guess I will have to save to get one now.. bum deal.

Other randoms including more coffee cups and also an awesome inspector gadget “Vase”img_0136img_0135



If my hubby gets the couch then I will try to post before and after photos of it too!