Browsing Archive: January, 2013

A Palette-table Idea

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Sunday, January 27, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

I've been spying so many wooden shipping palettes in my travels lately. 

What could be easier to re-use with such BIG results?

How about a kitchen island for that beach house or mountain retreat,

a rustic buffet to store wines and table linens,

a display shelf for dishes,

or throw a cushion and some pillows on top for a reading nook.

The possibilities are endless and so is the supply of free palettes. Just pick them up in the back of large grocery stores or big box stores where they're waitin...

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A Touch Of Gold

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : DIY 

I'm missing the sparkle of the holidays so I thought I'd bring a little back with a quick and easy project that has a casual but chic flare.

Gold leafing can be so easy. Especially if you are working on a small piece and you don't care if it's perfect. 

To zip up a small plant container, just grab an old, used, terra-cotta pot and make sure you wipe off any mud on the exterior surface. I purposely left the white staining on the sides because I prefer the casual used look.

Pick up some gold le...
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I Have A Pile of Seashells...

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Thursday, January 10, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Here are my seashells now! 
That I've collected over the past few years. The only shells that I didn't collect from the beach are the oyster shells that I convinced my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to save for me after their oyster feasts out on the town. 

I had no idea what I would ever do with my pile of shells but knew that inspiration would come...and it did! I spotted these designer shell mirrors. Bingo!

I've seen many shell mirrors out there that I've grown tired and bored with. But ...
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Lively, Radient, Lush Green

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Color 


That's how the official announcement for the 2013 Pantone color of the year describes it.

Every year Pantone announces their new color of the year. The color pick is intended to influence the particular time period it has been chosen for. Emerald is meant to "enhance our sense of well being and harmony" in 2013. I hope it works!

Pantone is a company known best for PMS, the Proprietary Matching System that originally only graphic designers used but is now widely used in all industries ...
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