DIY: Metallic Nightstand

Turned my sea foam nightstand into a shiny, metallic one to match my new room. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1: get a little inspiration


Step 2: pick your piece of furniture. I chose my sea foam nightstand.

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Step 3: choose your spray (or paint). I chose Rust-oleum “Titanium Silver” Paint & Primer in one.


Step 4: Spray the jank out of your furniture. **Note, I decided to use Rust-oleum “Painter’s Touch Granite Ultra Cover” as the base coat to ensure the sea foam green was completely washed out.

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Step 5: Apply 2 to 3 light coats of “Rust-oleum Metallic Paint & Primer in one”. Give yourself about 30 to 40 minutes between each coat.

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Step 6: Change your furniture cabinet knobs to complete the look.

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Charming Workspaces

I’m obsessed with creative, little workspaces.



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Life Lately According to my iPhone

Here’s what life looks like according to my iPhone photos.

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Bright Things

Life is sweet. Even when things get difficult, there are always bright spots to keep us optimistic. Being around bright things, positive people and surrounding yourself with all things lovely make life so much sweeter.
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Be bright. Wherever you are, go or are headed.

An Ode to Food

I am by no means a foodie. I can’t cook to save my life. But I do enjoy well presented food and hospitable people who can serve family and friends a delicious, home-cooked meal.

Here are iPhone snaps of foods and beverages that have caught my eye and/or taste buds.

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A Weekend in Toronto

My friends invited me to join them on their weekend trip to Toronto …

It was a nice little time.

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I’m back!

I took a little blog hiatus to focus on getting my new apartment in place. There’s still plenty of work to do – but day by day, I’ll get there.

In the midst of decorating, working, traveling and just doing life… I’ve had some pretty fun days with some great people. It’s been a seamless transition from Miami, FL to Akron, OH. I really can’t complain. Below are a few snapshots of life. Enjoy!

July 2013

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July 2013 – back home (Miami)

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How sweet it is to be around the one’s we love.

Quiet Nights

I’ve been nonstop lately. So tonight I’m kicking back and enjoying a few of my favorite (simple) things: books, coffee, notes, and big sweaters.

I can’t wait to share what I’ve been up to. It turns out life in Ohio isn’t all that bad after all.





Little Spaces

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