Thursday, December 11, 2014

10 Beautiful Black Dresser Makeovers (you should try)

We here at Mr.Goodwill Hunting love the color black and although many people are afraid of using black in their spaces, we wanted to share with you 23 Beautiful Black Dresser Makeovers, that will have you scouring your favorite thrift stores to working on a transformation. 


This race car inspired bombay chest has just the right about of modern and traditional elements. 
The pink peeking through this desk adds such a fun touch to a very classic piece. 
Getting the classic black paint to look great can be a challenge, but this one looks amazing!
This one is amazing as well. 
Here'a another great one.

There's nothing like a great classic piece with a nice trendy touch of gold. 
Not quite sure how they managed to get this image on the front. However, you have to admit it is pretty amazing. 

I hope these amazing transformation has give you a little inspiration to do one of your own. 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Style: Plaid Vintage Coat

Happy Tuesday!

I have had this vintage plaid coat for quite some time and have never had it photographed. I decided to wear it tonight to a VIP screening of Empire in Charlotte. I do believe it's quite a statement piece. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Style: Orange and Navy

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Ive been working on a few projects lately so Ive been quite busy. I have a few new things I am working on for 2015, so keep watch for those.

Orange and navy has always been considered a classic combination. I have quite a few orange pieces in my wardrobe, but with the lack of interesting events to attend in the Charlotte area, I rarely if ever, get to wear them. Ive had a pair of orange corduroy Ralph Lauren pants for over two years and could never find the right occasion to wear them. So without pomp and circumstance I decided put them on and head to brunch.
The lapel pin I am wearing can be found at www.lapelflowers.com. 

Thank you all for dropping by. I will see you very soon. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Your Question...Answered

Many of you saw THIS IMAGE, and was captured by the little one, but also you wanted to know about the wall.
Despite the rumors, the truth is this, its just fabric.

Yes you heard correctly, fabric. This application is not new and has been done many many times by designers and and interior decorators for many years.

I am redoing this bedroom and wanted to do something moody with the walls. Ive tried temporary wall paper and it is a challenge to work with, so I decided to try fabric.

I had been looking for quite some time for the perfect fabric to go on the walls. I wanted something geometric, but it had to be a neutral.

So, one day I was at one of my favorite fabric stores and happened to see this gray damask. I had looked at other pieces, but I completely missed this one. I bought a yard just to see how it would look on the walls. When I arrived home and sat up in my bed that night and looked across the room at it I knew right then, this was the one. I was initially drawn to using this textile because of the color as well as the price. It was only $14.99 a yard and then it was part of their 50% off sale (happens ever so often) and I also had a coupon for 20% off my entire order. So I only paid around $6 a yard. Which was good because I was going to need a lot of fabric to cover the walls in this bedroom.


*the measuring tape is there because I am seeing what size TV Id like to get for the bedroom. I have had a TV in well over 3 years**

So far I have used about six yards and will probably use another six yards to complete the space. This is a very inexpensive and quick (application wise) method of adding a high end look to your space.

Just like wall paper, the options are endless when it comes using fabric on your walls.

Have you tried putting up fabric on your walls?

Would you like a tutorial? Let me know in the comments and if enough of you are interested I will do one.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Bedroom Room MakeOver | Inspiration

I am working on my master bedroom (well there's only one bedroom) and I came across this inspirational photo. Although my bedroom is 90% complete there are so many great elements I can gleam from to actually put the finishing touches on the space.

As I started to do a little but more research, I found out that this is actually the Fitzgerald Suite at the Plaza hotel in New York, decorated by Catherine Martina, who is now part of my latest design obsession.

Would you like to see a few photos of my bedroom progress?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bedroom Makeover | Sneak Peek

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

I have been popping in and out of HomeGoods for the last few weeks sourcing items for my Annual Christmas Dinner as well as pieces for one of my client. Of course while I was in HomeGoods, I got the sudden urge to redecorate my bedroom. Here are a few images of some items I picked up and rather am thinking about adding to the space.
I found this lamps upon like the second visit this past week. Initially I was going to pick up two lamps at a thrift store and add two black lamp shades, but the cost of these lamps would have been equal to the cost of the shades, not including the lamps themselves, which normally run anywhere from $5 - $10. Well let me put it like this, all I am going to pay is $5 to $10. lol. These lamps were the perfect medium. I believe a balanced space is one that embraces, vintage (thrifty) and high end pieces.
I was looking for some sweaters for Mr. Benjamin and a twinkle of gold caught my eye in the little girls department. To my surprise, they were piggy banks made to look like faux gold bars. I picked up two. I mean I save change all the time and these will add just a touch of quirky to my space. I may buy more and just keep filling them, so I pretend like I have gold bars on deck. lol. (that was funny and y'all know it.lol)
I have been looking for a particular fabric for quite some time and none of the local stores had anything I can use. There was one perfect option, but it was less than two yards and that was not nearly enough. So I ventured online and found this. I think this is going to be the option I go for.
Wanted this bench. However, its too long.

I have already bought the bed and I am waiting until the side chests go on sale. I mean. lol.

I think I am going to complete the bedroom in just one weekend. I'm ready to have my retreat back.
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