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Tape your walls, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Last week I helped my fab friend & actress Carly Hughes (@CarlyT101 & @CarlyHughes101) chic up her dressing room. Carly’s the new Leading Player in Pippin on Broadway– amaze– so PROUD of her! Go see her and the entire cast in this INCREDIBLE SHOW! This atrociousness was what we inherited:

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Bulletin Board as Art

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

One of my fav things is to take an old frame and repurpose it into a bulletin board. When my friend Disa landed a hawt new executrix job with a new office, I wanted to give her something that would not only warm up the place but would hopefully inspire her everyday to becoming America’s Next Top Model…or something like it. You know how we do.

Here’s the frame I found:



Decoupaging your Dreamzzz

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Y’all, this kids’ activity table got all dressed up with a new decoupage dreamzzz treatment:



Lurving her! Though, this is what she looked like when I entered the scene: (more…)


Friday & Free Shiot has dropped!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

This Betch had me with her black and white marble top:




The marble alone is worth at least a couple hundred. Lurv that it’s octagonal and good-n-chunky thick! The wood base is also pretty sweet– those stripes?! And these doors lead to some yummy storage:


That apparently used to house a cat? Or is warning y’all against storing your cat inside?


Even the handles are cute!


Just ‘liscious! It’s Friday– now go out and get some Free Shiot, y’all!



DECOUPAGE DREAMZZZ by me in this month’s Real Simple Magazine

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

What to do with that outdated janky furniture that’s just been sitting in your garage/attic/basement? HELLO– Decoupage calling! Are y’all gonna answer? I sure hope so– esp. ’cause I’m giving y’all “how-to” Decoupage Dreamzzzz full-on about your face in this month’s Real Simple magazine! Feast on IT:



In case y’all can’t quite make it out…that’s actually my face that this illustrator attempted to draw– bless his heart! I’m not 100% on this rendering…discuss:



In addition to the chair project, there’s some other really ‘licious bits that y’all should totally ravage as if your decorating lives depended on it…now go out and hoard yourselves a copy of the magazine ASAP– it’s the August 2014 issue. And check back here b/c I have more Decoupage Dreamzzz I’ll be fulfilling with this kids’ activity table that’s seen A LOT of LOVE, but is about to style-slap y’all beyond belief! And thanks to all the peeps at Real Simple for the shout out! LURV y’all!



Another Alchemy Eclectic REVEAL

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Y’all, so excited to share a peek of my most recent completed Alchemy Eclectic interior:


This place is just DRIPPING IN DRAMAWHAT?


Shot by the fab Kate Sears, with additional styling expertise by the incomparable, Christopher White. Check out the entire project on Alchemy Eclectic. GET IT, Betch!


THIS Thrift Whore…

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


Oh him? Y’all know that expression– euphoric yet slightly stunned, all…’I just stopped in to my local thrift store to see if there was anything new/good/deals and was STYLE-SLAPPED full on about my ENTIRE FACE with treasure…and you just caught me on camera!’

I MEAN- that line of Thrift Whores behind him? Totally ravaging at that cash register to take home their treats! Speaking of treats, kiddies…let’s see what all the fuss is about, shall we? (Oh and YES, clearly the wardrobe being modeled by these Thrift Whores should tell you these pics were taken when it was substantially colder outside, which being NYC and the weird weather we’ve been having, was just last week…)

Someone needs to scoop this Betch up and work her OVER with a new upholstery job. Her lines are DIVINE already– so imagine the drama that would unfold when she’s wrapped in a luxe navy blue velvet? Or even a bold geometric?


Let’s talk chairs, y’all:


Adorbs silhouette and she’s screaming to be painted a fun yet chic color, like teal. TEAL me! (That was her screaming, btw).


Believe it or not, I’d prob just clean these ladies up really well and leave AS IS. I KNOW! There’s something so early 90′s decor meets Kelly Wearstler fab about them, esp. if paired with a marble dining table?


Ok, STOP. This chair just needs to be in YOUR LIFE. Now. I’d paint this gal black and slap her with a sheepskin draped all seductive-like. You know how we do. And then watch your houseguests scramble over themselves to luxuriate all over her.

Um, it’s officially gone all ‘Walking Dead’ in this store, btw. These people are just CONSUMING. Crouching high and low for bargains, lifting lids like this is the last THRIFT STORE ON EARTH? Get IT!


Kickin’ back testin’ out recliners…


Oh– suitcase chic…y’all know these make for amazing underbed storage that also looks great:




YES, that’s a GIANT BRASS CANDLESTICK under all that ‘patina’…and YES, she would just OWN YOUR TABLE!

Some potentially cute artWERKS, depending upon how and where it’s hung:



I just found your new mid-century dish set, Betch. You’re welcome.


Love me some cat figurine cute, though this poor thing has more than a touch of the heebie jeebie’s…rabid-like:


Someone revitalize her with white paint and she’ll become chic, sculptural & nary a trace of the creeps! THAT’S the kind of Thrift Whore’in we all need more of…savor it!


Well looky there– It’s Free Shiot Friday!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

And this brass coffee table base style-slapped me on all fronts…face, back, neck and chest:


She’s not in the best shape, as far as her brass finish goes, but with a good once over with Brasso, she’d still WERK you over!


Y’all are gonna need to have some glass cut to make her complete, that will run about $75-$100. You could even TAKE US THERE and consider a gorg piece of marble too…WHAT…that could run anywhere from $100 (for scrap, salvage piece) to $350, but your brass base is FREE, so…GET IT!

Look at these similar ladies available in the market place for a lot more $$$ than FREE, this one from Ballard Designs:


This one from Layla Grace shows y’all just how wondrous a brass and marble combo can be…if y’all can shell out the $1498 price tag for her!:



Now someone go out and please get this brass baby!!! And have FAB Memorial Day weekends in the process!!!


Free Shiot Friday: FREE HOUSE!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Well, Shut the F&$K YOU! A FREE HOUSE is pretty much the end all/be all of my Free Shiot Friday posts. I meanWHAT?!:

Full style slapping, full on about my entire face!!!! This Old House June 2014 mag has TAKEN US THERE with this!!! Can any one of my Ohio family (or friends) please go get this house? Seriously? Or, for that matter, anyone on the interwebs who sees this post and wants a fabulous house, FOR FREE, please go get this!!!!???? I am BEYOND that houses like this firstly– are ever just “left vacant” to begin with and secondly– are available for FREE. The shiot is 5,561 s.f. with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths! It needs “significant repairs and updates” and the bank whose giving away the keys to this freebie Queen Anne will only do so if y’all have a serious game plan and serious cash to WERK THIS HOUSE OUT!!! To sweeten the deal, I will donate my mad decorating skillz to any one of my friends or family who hop on this FREE SHIOT FRIDAY HOUSE REALNESS! Go grab it UP, Hunty’s and let’s fulfill your Queen Anne DREAMZZZ!


Get Yer Armoire ON– it’s FREE SHIOT FRIDAY!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Oh Y’all, check this gal out: