home decor

Living Room Inspiration: Cobalt + Navy + Gold

Our living room was in some desperate need of redecorating. To be honest, most of our sitting area was just a hodgepodge of of my college dorm and Johnny’s bachelor pad. If you know us, you know the only three colors we agree on are white, black, and gold. So let’s just say that we really branched out by adding some navy and cobalt (that’s a joke.) It feels so nice and adult of us to finally make it our own. We’re absolutely in love with how it turned out and thought we’d pass on these awesome steals we found.

SAVVY SAVER SALE ALERT: Through this Saturday, use coupon code “LINCOLN” and save an extra 10% on select Home items. Enter code “LINCOLN” at Checkout to receive discount. Offer available online only at Target.com. Offer expires 02/21/2015 at 11:59pm PT. 

Pictured above are a few of our favourite new pieces. All purchased on sale from Target. Use code mentioned above and take advantage of their crazy clearance items!! Happy home decorating mamacitas!

xoxo

    – RACHEL

White + Wooden Table Lamp: Brighten up some day and add some light. This gorgeous lamp is the perfect size for your living room. I love the clean-lines and naturalist look with wooden accents. The adorable off-white/tan lamp shade is also included. ($45 + 10% OFF) 

Gold Clover Mirror: Transform your room’s look with this Threshold Clover Mirror. This gorgeous wall mirror has a slightly distressed gold finish with light brown accents to give it an on-trend vintage style. Antique mirrors are a great match with contemporary or traditional room décor. The large 17.5″ x 17.5″ size will help give your living space a bright, open feel. Attached picture hanger mounting makes it quick and easy to install. ($25 + 10% OFF)

Taped Solid Toss Pillow: (Comes in 9 different color variations!) Add instant “wow” to any room with this Threshold Taped Solid Toss Pillow. Covered in 100% cotton canvas with an elegant taped design, this pillow feels homey and looks sophisticated. With a knife edge, this decorative pillow looks firm and feels soft under your head or behind your back. Place this accent pillow on your sofa, armchair or bed to pull together any look. Mix and match it with your home’s rugs, curtains and accessories. ($20 + 10% OFF

Plaid Blanket: Comes in 5 different color variations!) Wrap yourself in in comfort and warmth with the Threshold Plaid Throw. You’ll get the look and feel of flannel with this cozy throw. It’ll perfectly accent all of your holiday décor and slide right through the New Year. Toss it over the back of a chair, your sofa or roll it up and put it beside your fireplace. Wherever you throw it, it’ll look perfectly styled. ($20 + 10% OFF)

Lion Throw Pillow: Make a statement with a Threshold Lion Throw Pillow. This luxe lumbar pillow is embroidered with a gorgeous lion design. It comes in a deep shade of blue to add a rich pop of color to your space. Plus, it has piping for a polished feel. This decorative pillow is made with a 100% cotton cover and plush fill to give you comfort as well as cool. Add it to any sofa, armchair or even your bed for a trendy home look. ($25 + 10% OFF)

Gorgeous Wingback Chair (Velvet Buckwheat): I searched high and low for an affordable wingback chair. This one’s a steal. This velvet upholstered accent chair with golden studs is so unique and speaks the language of pure luxe. Not to mention they’re super comfy and husband approved! ON CLEARANCE (online only)! Shut the front door! By definition, an absolute bargain. ($167.99reg: $279.99 / save $112.01)

DIY: White + Gold Metallic Nightstand

DIY: WHITE + GOLD METALLIC NIGHTSTAND |  I loved the rustic/metallic/restoration hardware type look, but didn't want to spend a fortune. I gave up on buying the nightstand I envisioned and finally just experimented until I had the finish I was looking for. I LOVE how this little project turned out! I hope you enjoy my do-it-yourself instructions. You can use this finish for any wooden surface (I think a coffee table would be adorbs!)  rachelaz.com

 

It all started when I decided that my daughter, Finnley’s Room needed something a little different. I loved the rustic/metallic/restoration hardware type look, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. I gave up on buying the nightstand I envisioned and finally just experimented until I had the finish I was looking for. I LOVE how this little project turned out! I hope you enjoy my do-it-yourself instructions. You can use this finish for any wooden surface (I think a coffee table would be adorbs!) Good luck!

xoxo

     -RACHEL

 

TIME: approx 45 minutes.

COST: $60.00

SUPPLIES:

– Nightstand (I found mine on Craig’s List) for $15.00

– Knobs (Lowes)

– Gold Metallic Spray Paint (Lowes) you could go with silver/brass color if you prefer.

– Flat White Paint (Lowes) you could go with a different accent color if you prefer.

– Sandpaper / Sandpaper Block / / I used a Black and Decker Mouse Sander with an Ultra Fine Pad (Lowes)

– Minwax Water-Based Polycrylic

– Tarp

– Screwdriver

– Coarse Paint Brush

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Wipe down the nightstand to ensure it’s dust free, then unscrew the original knobs.

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2. Lightly spray paint the nightstand with your metallic. Don’t worry about making it perfectly even because it won’t be the only layer of paint.

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3. After your metallic has dried, use your coarse brush to apply a thin layer of white paint, with all the strokes going in the same direction on each side. Make sure you apply it very lightly so you get that nice distressed finish.

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4. After your white layer has dried, use your sand paper/sanding mouse. Each pass should be going in the same direction as the previous. Make sure you don’t over sand it, you want to make it look weathered, but don’t sand past your metallic layer.

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5. Screw in your new hardware, cover with Poly topcoat (follow instructions on can) and wallah! It’s finished!

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DIY: WHITE + GOLD METALLIC NIGHTSTAND |  I loved the rustic/metallic/restoration hardware type look, but didn't want to spend a fortune. I gave up on buying the nightstand I envisioned and finally just experimented until I had the finish I was looking for. I LOVE how this little project turned out! I hope you enjoy my do-it-yourself instructions. You can use this finish for any wooden surface (I think a coffee table would be adorbs!)  rachelaz.com

 

 

 

 

2015: All Things Lovely

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Twenty-fourteen was a wonderful, but it’s a new year and I love it already.  We’re new parents, we own our own little business, and I’m transitioning into becoming a stay-at-home momma. So I’ve decided to broaden my scopes, challenge myself, draw up a few plans, and set some new goals.

I’m going to give this “lifestyle blog” thing a shot. 

So, I hope you enjoy my journey as I transform this space– where I’ll be posting the random tidbits of my life. Such as what God’s doing in our hearts; my foodie finds, the cooking fails; what I’m learning; the fashion my little family is wearing; what I’m reading; and stuff our small company is building.

Thanks for taggin’ along for the ride!

xoxo,

    -RACHEL