Monday, April 21, 2014


Happy Monday Everyone!

Necessity is the mother of all inventions. In this case, its the mother of REinvention.
I love seeing amazing creative thrift store makeovers floating around the internet and when I came across this amazing makeover, I was completely in awe. Such creativity.

Click HERE to get all of the details about this before and after!

What do you think about this? Useful? What you want it in your home?


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

1 Dresser - 10 Makeovers!

When I am out at thrifting, I am always interested to see how others view the same thing I ding interest in. As I do quite often, I uploaded this photo to the FACEBOOK page on last week as for a few makeover ideas and boy did everyone have some great suggestions. If you aren't following the Mr. Goodwill Hunting Facebook Page, you should really do that. Since all of you gave amazing ideas, I went on the hunt to find some amazing makeovers that you could probably use in your space, if you ever came across a piece just like this or very similar.

1. As with any DIY project we look for inspiration and what better way to find inspiration than from an overpriced furniture store, like Restoration Hardware. Although the details are a bit different, you could, with some elbow grease, turn a dresser into a double sink vanity.
2. See I told you. This was a dresser turned into a double sink vanity. They did an amazing job on this and I love the grey color and the stark white contrast .
3. I admit. I honestly just think of the front of a piece when I am considering whether it will work in my space or not, but I'd be doggone if the back isn't as useful! So how about turning that dresser into a kitchen island?
4. This soft gray is quite modern and the lines of the piece really keeps it in line with being "french provincial". However, when they decided to add those red knobs, that really took it to a whole 'nother level.  
5. Although French Provincial is not my style, it still is an excellent redo.
6. I remembering seeing this piece when it was first revealed and thought, "That's brilliant!" It takes a lot of talent to be able to paint a map on a solid surface. Well I mean, for me anyway, I cant draw.
7. Technically this isn't a dresser. its a desk. but can you deny the fact that this green is amazing? If you had the chance to do a make over with a dresser, I would honestly say this green is one you should try.
8. Have you seen anything so perfect for a little girl's room or perhaps a chic boutique? I know right. This dresser is a excellent example of what a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease can produce.
9. When you really have no inspiration or you are very nervous about committing to a bold color this white dresser, with a simple color change on the handle may be all you need.

10. WHAT WOULD YOU? Let us know in the comments!!

It is always great to have inspiration stashed away in a folder, just in case you come across an amazing piece in a thrift store. I hope you have been inspired by these pieces to create something beautiful for your space!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

FINALLY...Spring weather

FINALLY Spring weather and to top it off, great weather on Palm Sunday. I took advantage of nice weather and wore a light casual look today, which is Palm Sunday. I have a lot of white pieces planned for the Spring and Summer. Let's hope my social calendar is full of great events.

Hadleigh's Bespoke Slippers || similar here
Vintage Linen Jacket || similar here 
Custom Shirt || this one is perfect
Linen Tie here || try this one, this one, and this bowtie 
White Trousers are here, here and here 
Vintage Embossed Portfolio Case || this one is nice and also this one
Frames || try these

Monday, March 17, 2014

go green

well happy monday everyone. today is st patrick's day and i hope you are wearing green. lol. in honor of today, here is a room with a few green accents in it that i think you will enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2014

what i wore today

good monday evening everyone!
this morning i popped over to wccb charlotte wo help them decode a few man spaces. 
this is what i wore on air. 

decoding guy spaces on WCCB Charlotte

this morning i visited the wccb charlotte studio to decode 3 guys spaces, with morning host kristine zell. 
we had such a great time. take a look at a few photos from this morning and WATCH the segment after the photos. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

WATCH ME on...

tomorrow morning i will be on rising, a local charlotte new station to talk about man room monday. well sort of. this is somewhat of an extension to my article i did for ebony magazine in february (CLICK HERE).