Pedestal Table with Overlays

February 20th, 2012

Hello hello, happy Monday to you! Hope your weekend was swell, we didn’t do much other than little things around the house, but I did finish up an end table project I started a week ago.

I was able to complete this makeover with a product I heard about last year called Overlays. This fretwork product is so smart and I was dying to try it out – it allows you to take an ordinary piece of furniture and personalize it with a patterned design to turn it into a one of a kind.  Hello, speaking my language now.

So I found a little black pedestal end table at Marshalls last year for $49 – a solid wood piece and a classic accent table, but I wanted to jazz it up.  I sent a request to the innovative ladies behind Overlays to customize a Lola pattern for me and within a week I had my custom sized overlay shipped to my door.  With it I was able to take this basic black end table and add that extra detail to make it my own personalized pedestal table.

pedestal table with overlays before and after

 

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Mobilized!

February 19th, 2012

Well you asked, I delivered.

When I asked for tips on better site navigation last week, several of you emailed me asking for me to make the site compatible for mobile devices.  I confess, I was a little confused and not sure what that looked like – then Dana sent me an example of a mobile friendly blog layout and the light bulb went on, oh that !  Thanks Dana!

It took some research but I figured it out. So for those of you who enjoy your blog reading on a mobile device, whether it’s an iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc. there’s a new service in town when you visit CG – a mobile friendly one.

Here’s what you’ll now see on an iPad:

ipad dropdown menu

 

Notice how you’ll have immediate access to all the recent articles in chronological order for quick reading, and all the other good stuff is right at your fingertips too for when you’re away from your desktop.  And look, there’s a drop down easily navigable menu – sweet!

The same look on the iPhone too, very finger friendly menus for all of you.

cg on iphone

 

And if for any reason you prefer to look at the site on your mobile device like it appears on your desktop, no worries, simply turn off the Mobile Theme in the footer:

mobile theme on off

 

I’ll be adding a social media page next, for whenever you want to connect on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest via your mobile device.  Also I’ve only tested in on the Apple products so let me know if you see anything wonky on the others…

Happy surfing!

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