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TODAYS INSPIRATION | Furniture Make-over | I can not believe how amazingly creative my best friends are! They just moved into the cutest cottage houseand decorated it with all DIY furniture!

All of their furniture was so cheap and it makes me so happy because I have been obsessed with making over furniture for years.  A new coat of paint on anything makes it NEW again! Just last summer I went from dark to light for my bedroom and repainted all my frames, vases, furniture white and gave it the beach cottage chic look!

p.s. I am watching Shahs of Sunset and I am balling right now! Such an emotional episode haha (Mustache man saw his father for the first time after 17 years!)

Anyway….. I looked on designsponge.com and found so many amazingly great DIY Furniture ideas! That is where all of this is from! I cant wait to start decorating my new place with my New Husband after August 14th!!! Love these ideas!

BEFORE & AFTER

 

 

NEW FRESH SPACES

 

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! Looking for christmas gifts of cards? Just as you might guess I am a lover of all kitsy artsy modern flavs and stationary booms! Found this Site Darling Clementine! A quant Norwegian design agency inspired by the past and our Scandinavian design heritage. Such cute vector designs that make me go tingly! Here is their holiday card collection! I definatley am going to start my Christmas Shopping here! Might do some of my own with a little inspiration! yayeah!

Kate Spade designed this amazing book (above)! check her online shop here! She has other amazing gifts, clothing, accessories, and more!

They have other amazing finds! Art by different people! Blog here!

Today I woke up 10:30am (ssshhh, dont tell anyone, I dont want people to think I’m lazy or something). Was it because I slept through my alarm? No, because I pressed the snooze botton on my phone for 2 1/2 hours. haha. I just wanted to sleep and sleep and sleep. I sleep a little too many lately. That changes starting now!

Anyway, aside from my daily babble, I wanted to show you some of my favorite things I found and am sooo excited for!

I got the new White Iphone 4S! I’ll stop jumping up and down now… I get it on Nov 4th because its on back order. I’m a little behind the times with never having an iphone but I strongly believe against just following trends. But now that everyone has one I feel a little left out:( So excited to be in the loop!

This is the iphone Cover I found that I HAVE TO HAVE! Chevron design… Sign me up!!!

I love the Office and I LOVE Kelly on The Office! She just came out with the book and I can’t wait to read! Her blog is great too!

Love this blog. What would you take if your house was burning down? I must do my own!

Challenging at times but I have to say this to myself often!

I just wanna grab his lil tooshie and kiss his lil nose!!!!

I love my new bangs! I love being told their bangin:)

Could any room describe me more?!! I Submit that it cannot! My favorite colors are diamonds, sequins and lace!

Love is a combination <3

You have to leave laughing right?! Thanks for looking at my blog! Hope you come back for more!!!

Inspired by my new blog friend (blog #1) , I have decided to go through my favorite blogs and share with you where I find my inspiration to keep truckin everyday!

1. that girl whit  : Amazing person and inspiration. Positivity and inspiration flows through every post. Winning the Most Versatile Blogger award too! Congrats

2. student design blog : Her creativity and writing style astounds me every time. So funny and great artist. Goes through her trials and life goals. Good Read and great Illustrations!

3. Vanilla Ex : Best friend in the whole entire World! Love her blog because she inspires me and makes me laugh at the same time. Plus I make an appearance in many of the posts which always delights me:)

4. sarah smiles awhile : Quarky and absolutely satiracly hilarious. hits on everything that is true and makes you warm and fuzzy inside. Great blog!

5. Nest Design Studios : Amazing pictures of Interior decorating and gorgeous finds. Love it!

6. Creamy Life : I love her color pallettes and amazing interior design style! it fits me perfectly! So creative.

7. Abzeeedo : Daily Inspiration of Graphic Design and ART! My passion and heart! being a graphic Designer I find inspiration just looking through these!

8. V.S. Bjorge : Art, Graphic Design, Amazingness, ARt, graphic design, amazingness! all original work.

9. Once Wed : I dabble on this wedding blog when I feel the temptation. It actually was one of the first blogs I ever saw. Photography is sooo goooooood!

10. With Love Whit : Fashion Trends and great style ideas! I get inspired for new outfit!

11. The Concerns Of Mindy Kaling : Kelly from the office has the funnest and best blog! I cant wait to read her new book! she is hilarious! She writes the office scripts too! Look up to her talent!

12. Design Sponge : DIY Extravaganza! Anything and everything you can think of the diy and I take full advantage of it!

13. A Beach Cottage : her blog inspired me to redesign my room and gave me the love for beach cottage decor. Amazing pictures and simply amazing blog.

14. Easter Closet : The funniest guy in my ward does a dating blog! The ups and downs of the dating life! its soo funny!!!

There are so many more that I follow but here are just a few. I coudn’t put them all because it would be never ending! I wish I had time to read every blog every day but sometimes I have to pick and choose what I’m in the mood for. Today I am in the mood for photography and art. I just discovered this blog A restless Transplant and fell in love with the imagery! Pictures speak to me 1000 times more than an entire book could ever. Same with music. When someone is sweetly caressing the piano keys or opening their mouth calling for the angels from above, my eyes close and quietly tear up and Irediscover my love for life.

Art to me has everything to do with life. It is what I am, why I am, and digging deep, what makes me come alive. Relishing in one of my favorite master artists Rembrant (which I am reading a book about right now), the description of seeing through the painted eyes gives more insight then ever to have known the person. It shows the vulnerability, that only by knowing a person for some time, can see. I’m not a master painter, nor own an elaborately expensive camera, but I appreciate and crave the arts of yesterday and today! Renaissance to modern, including blogs and interactive. Its the only thing that keeps me going everyday.

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed, ok ALOT obsessed with DYI projects. I want to make something new everyday!!! I want to go to the D.I. everyday after work! But then I have to step back and look at myself in the mirror, “I’m Chelsea, I have a problem,” then I leave to the D.I. and crafts store. Ha.

I am bugged though because I was so excited when I saw this project!

I have the Frame and the magnets and the paper to cover. All I need is the *Sheet metal to glue behind it! BUT no where in Provo do they SELL & CUT sheet metal! Do they expect me to have a drill in my shared bedroom where I do all my lumber and metal cutting? So I am still searching for hardware store to sell and “cut” metal all in one place. paaaleeeease!

NEXT projects I am about to start -

What once was a normal boring Tuesday, turned into an exquisite feather-filled, sparkled induced, sophisticated Renaissance Day of cavalier chivalry.

A Marie Antoinette inspired photo shoot crossed my path and like a galloping fool I could not pass it up!

I start the day off with a few hours in the office… BORING! Then head to the fortress of flair, “Moore Hair Salon.” But not without taking a few pictures of my futuristic horse-drawn carriage to my castle of beauty.

I wish I could whimsically jump of those clouds and float away!

After I get there It is time to adorn the lavish hair and makeup to look the part!

A Queen is not complete without her CROWN!

Sandy helping out the royal stylist to begin her Antoinette inspired look.

Another one of the Models/Queen that completely encompasses everything lavish in this stunning requiem of sorts.

Lights, Camera, ACTION! Marie Antoinette has arrived!

Professional Photos Coming Soon!