So remember this old gal in her before state? Well girlfriend got a serious makeover. She is now bold and beautiful. I am beyond obsessed, thrilled, amazed, pleased with her after state. I shared the fabric combination with you loves a few weeks back and I have to tell you, the finished product turned out to be more than I could ever dream of. I need to give a shout out to my local upholsterer, Carolina Custom Upholstery, for those of you in the Winston Salem, NC area. Anyone who is looking to add jazz or pizzaz to a current piece, or even make a new one, you need to stop whatever you are doing right now, and call my guy Billy immediately (if you need his contact information, email me). Tell him that I sent you. As soon as you say my name, he will probably repeat my name in his sweet southern voice, while his inner monologue is saying "that woman is CRAY CRAY." I have seriously put him to work lately. Love him and his crew. Love. Disclaimer: Just so you know, I am aware of the sketchiness of these pictures. My camera battery was dunzo so it was iphone all of the way. What else is new?
I must mention. These emerald green throw pillows were a recent find at World Market of all places for, wait for it, $4.99. Really and truly people. I wanted to buy the entire display out because I can. I also picked up a matching bolster. Why girls?!?! Because I can at $4.99. Amazing. They had so many different shades as well. It just so happens that these match the piping on this piece to a tee. Go and pick some up to add a $4.99 punch to any space. Duh.
Billie, and my new green jeggings, twerking our new chair in during broad daylight. She adores good lighting for picture taking.
A close up of her left arm, your right.
A close up of her right arm, your left.
Before we get on to the other happenings, I must share what else I found at World Market with you besides my $4.99 pillows. That place was on fire. Look at this burlap, scalloped, nailhead trim screen for $199.99! Don't you love the $.99 added? So mental. Seems so much cheaper. But honestly, couldn't this just jazz up a little nook or any space really? Only for $199.99. But wait, there is more...
Are we loving these or what? So I found these adorbs recipe prints that would be the perfect pop of fun and color for any chef-inista's kitchen. I am not certain whether I will have space for these but I plan on making room.
On to the next subject. My newest art piece compiled by none other than the FABULOUS Elyse Martin. You might remember her from this remarkable piece she recently made for me. I don't have to tell you all, she is the most. Even Michael Jordan's mom thought so. She just made a piece for her home. I hope she still remembers me when she is big. Sigh. At least I will have my amazing pieces to remind me of our fabulous friendship. Love you Elyse!So remember the major headboard debacle that we all discussed a month back? Questions were flying around. Buy? Make? Tufted? Patterned? Solid? Oh my. Well my loves, a decision has been arrived upon. I present to you...our master bedroom.
I kid. I lie. However, since my chair and a half and ottoman re-upholstery turned out so phenomenally, I decided to enlist Billy's help. AGAIN, for this project. We have decided to craft a diamond tufted headboard based off of the image above and covered in the fabric below. I searched tirelessly for the perfect piece and you know what, I just couldn't find "the one". I knew that I would never be 100% happy with something I bought in a store. So like the spoiled brat that I am, I went the custom route. You know what they say, "the one who chooses custom never goes back." Ok. They don't say that, but they should.Ooooohhhh, ahhhh. This is the Waverly Glitz fabric. Folks, this is a gorgeous woven fabric that appears to be neutral but really has metallic gold and silver threading strewn about the fabric. In my demented world, gold and silver metallic thread is considered a neutral. The boy might disagree, but he trusts my design decision making. It is what I do. I cannot wait for the end result. It will be nothing short of major. Major.
And in other news, Stella is all, "Mom! Stop taking pictures of me and pack our s*#@!" She da boss.