Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pretty Preppy Link Party #1!

The time has come! It's finally time to launch our Pretty Preppy Party and we are SO glad you are here! 

Your PPP hostesses have been busy getting their prep on! To kick things off, we are sharing our our Prettiest and Preppiest projects from the past month. 

Sarah added some drama to her entryway by painting the interior of her front door gray. She also includes a full source list for all of the items in the space!

gray front door 2

Sarah @ Life On Virginia Street

Brett has been on a preppy accessory tear as of late. Check out these stylish bracelet ideas full of tassels, bows and preppy goodness. So many fabulous color combos for tailgating game day, your fave outfit accessory and so much more! Check out how to make a preppy tassel bracelet here, and a cute pearls and bows accessory here. Your very own is just a DIY away!

preppy bracelet

Brett @ Being Bianca

Stripes, monograms and hunter green goodness! Heather hit the "Prep Trifecta" with this DIY Monogram Umbrella Holder for her foyer. 

Heather @ Southern State of Mind

Amy turned her daughter’s new room into a pink and gold ‘dream' space. By painting the vintage furniture pink, adding details like gold and white tissue poms and adding gold monograms to the accessories the room now has as much personality as it’s little resident.

11 Magnolia Lane

And here's a fall vignette with a preppy theme that I styled for my cafe shelves last year.  Collected trophies and books, a vintage thermos, and some preppy chalkboard art sets the mood for fall.  Bring on the football games and bonfires!

Julie @ Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

Alright ladies, it's your turn! Link up your Prettiest and Preppiest project from the past month. You only need to link up on one blog, and your post will show up on all five blogs. Not a blogger? No problem! Just post a photo on Instagram, be sure to tag at least one of the hosts and use the hashtag ‪#‎prettypreppyparty‬ so we can see your prep goodness!


- Link to your specific post, not your home page.

- Your project must be pretty and preppy. If it doesn't fit this category, it will be removed. We want this to be a cute and fun prep-destination! 
- Please link back to one of the hosts in your post. Only those with a link will be considered for a feature!
- Be inspired! Visit and comment on other links in the party.

Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss

We will pin our features to our Pretty Preppy Party Pinterest board each month, so make sure you’re following along to see the best projects and inspiration!

Each hostess be choosing a few favorites to feature next Friday, so be sure to stop back by! 
OK! Let's see those Pretty and Preppy projects.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Glitter, Sparkle, Shine: Chalkboard Art and Free Printable!

Today I was working on this little vignette in the hallway, planning to chalk up a little more fall art, but then somehow I ended up with this.

Not necessarily my typical fall style, but a good reminder for me and my peeps. 

If you'd like this little reminder for you and your peeps, I've got a free printable version you can download here!

For some more traditional fall chalkboard art, click on the links below for a few I've done in the past.

And don't forget!  Thursday is the Pretty Preppy Link Party going on right here and on the 4 great blogs mentioned below!  Get those preppy projects ready to link up!  Can't wait to see what you've got to share!

Monday, September 15, 2014

That Lamp Shade Makeover We Talked About

When I put out the call for help on my Facebook page for this little lamp shade project several days ago, so many of you stepped up with so many creative ideas it was like a little virtual brainstorming session and I loved it.

I had added a strip of gold Duck tape to a plain shade, but had my doubts about it (and apparently so did many of you) so I got rid of that and started over.

I really liked the idea of painting a gold stripe, like so many of you suggested, but I was hoping for a reflective gold element of some kind, plus I borrowed this shade from another lamp I have, so I needed something that can be undone if necessary.

So, I stopped by Hobby Lobby for one of my many weekly trips and searched the aisles for a little inspiration.  That's when I found this faux nail head trim!

It's made of reflective gold plastic, so it's lightweight and inexpensive (only $2.40 per yard with coupon).  So, I just used a little hot glue to stick it on, and I think it was just what I was looking for.

It's gold, reflective, and way less tacky than the tape (literally!).

So there it is!  Do you love it or hate it?  Let me hear it!

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