Off to College: Favorite Finds

August 16th, 2012

My stepdaughter is home right now after her few weeks of traveling, but back to college next week and we’ve been busily working on a design plan for her room.  After dorm life, she’s settled in a house with friends near campus and has her first single girl room all to herself, so we’re shopping for fun yet sophisticated bedding, a great computer desk, and other accents.

All this research has led me to some favorite bedding and desk finds, thought I’d share!

medallions/dip dye surf/ramona/ikat scroll

atlas duvet/striped blanket/navy striped bedding/baha beach


Desks & Chairs !

blue parsons/fur chair/aluminum chair/wood desk

gloss desk/apple chair/pink chair/white desk/black desk/red chair

I finally settled on a desk (we bought this one) and now it’s time to find all the other necessities in the next few days.  There will be trips to IKEA, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Craigslist is getting some traffic too.

Any of you have young’uns off to college this fall?  Where do you shop for all their campus needs?  How are you feeling?  Scared, tearful, jumping for joy?



Sponsor Spotlight: Buy Chalk Paint Online

August 16th, 2012

Hi all, I’m still playing catch up today after vacation and working on several spaces right now behind the scenes, two of the room makeovers are for charity, and I’m trying to get all the details right, it’s a bit crazy!  Meanwhile, I wanted to share you can now purchase Annie Sloan Chalk Paint online through my friend and sponsor Shaunna of Perfectly Imperfect.

Shaunna is an expert when it comes to working with Chalk Paint, she’s transformed a lot of drab pieces and created so many beautiful projects over the years, and she’s now an online stockist.


You can now purchase any of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors through Shaunna including the newest color on the end table pictured above, a vivid and rich green dubbed “Florence”.


Shaunna also has brushes and waxes for sale too, be sure to check out all the inventory.  If you’re within driving distance of Troy, Alabama she also offers monthly workshops where you get to practice using the paints and waxes and she shares all her tips and tricks, included in the workshop is Annie Sloan’s book.  I’ve met Annie Sloan and heard her speak a few months ago, her story is inspiring, and I’m so happy her product is now so readily available.


I’ve worked with this product a lot and it’s one of my favorite paints for furniture.  Remember, the greatest thing about it is you can get busy painting right away, no need to prime, and I even paint indoors which makes it ideal for the hot and cold seasons or if you simply don’t want to move your furniture you can paint it in place!

Click on this button to make your selection and get busy painting your next piece!


Save 10% on quarts when you use the code CG

Can’t wait to share these spaces I’m working on with you in the next few weeks !