Top 5 On-line retailers to find great home furnishings (and a giveaway!)

The key to great design is seamlessly mixing vintage and new items together to give your home a cohesive design with individual style.  If you are like me you can’t resist a good flea market or garage sale to source the vintage and unique, but with school and fall activities starting, I am sure you already picture yourself running between after school activities and family dinners with little time or energy for much else.  I have rounded up a couple of my favorite online market places to help you get your shopping fix and idea inspiration while relaxing in the comfort of your own home.  So pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the shopping! Chairish is an online consignment marketplace for the design-obsessed. It’s a curated site, so they weed through the dreck and showcase the … [Read more...]

Spray Paint Home Decor Makeovers – 3 Cool Ways To Jazz Up Your Home Accessories

I don't know about you, but I have plenty of home accessories that can use a few new coats of paint. Paint can transform a piece drastically, and make it look brand new.  Most of us  have a certain color scheme that we use consistently throughout our homes, and sometimes spray painting a Serving Tray, or an Ornate styled mirror, a Mid Century Modern Cabinet, can add tons of interest to a space. I am not one to run and buy new, I like to keep what I have and spray paint if I inspired by another color!   Serving Tray, Mirror & Modern Cabinet: Before      Use What You Have I have a shelf lined with almost every color of spray paint, so I try my best not to make any unnecessary purchases. Believe me I am always looking for a good reason to shop at my local home store, but I … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a New Baby’s Arrival!

Blissfully Domestic has started an account on HomeTalk and we started sharing some of our most popular posts there for others to look at. Now we are curating some fun and useful boards and the featured board today focuses on Preparing the Home for Parenthood. We collected  some great tutorials for anyone prepping for a new little one around the house! Preparing The Baby's Room Hanging Wall Shelves - by Honey Bear Lane Baby Nursery Wall Art - by Blissfully Domestic Dresser Changing Table Remake - by The Golden Sycamore Kid's No-Paint Dresser - by Mellywood's Mansion Tree Mural Bookshelf - by The Design Confidential Baby Accessories to Make 10 Free Baby Booties You Can Knit - by Blissfully Domestic Wooden Baby Scooters - by Killer B Design Baby Closet … [Read more...]

Refurbished Side Chair, Painted Snowbound White

The Holidays are quickly approaching and it's crunch time. Decorating our home for the holidays takes time, but it's a lot of fun. I don't just take out Thanksgiving and replace with our Christmas decorations. I go beyond like painting, decorating, designing something new, and I even refurbish furniture to make the old look new again. I decided to refurbish this cute side chair that was in my shop for months now. I needed something, a chair to anchor our living space together and new this side chair would be perfect. A chair that can be placed off to the side when not in use. I added a cute chevron patterned lumbar pillow for a designer look. I love this pillow, it's exactly what I was looking for. Simple in design, but adds texture to the space. Made from 100% cotton, I think I need to … [Read more...]

Mixing Antique and Traditional Furniture Styles

If one of your design resolutions this year was to stir up your furniture styles, remember that mixing and matching modern, contemporary pieces with more traditional antiques can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned designer or decorator. So why do it? Why try and mix and match modern pieces with their design counterparts, antiques? Because when it’s done right, combining contemporary furniture and accessories with antiques creates authentic, multi-layered and fascinating spaces. Remember, you should always design a space according to what you truly love. That being said, there are a few steps you can take to make things easier on yourself when tackling a project like trying to infuse old and new in one room. The first thing I suggest is to decide whether or not you … [Read more...]

Save Money With Ready To Assemble Furniture

Do you ever watch those decorating shows on tv and just wish that the next house they visit would be your house?  Yeah, me, too! And there is one show in particular, you know the one, where the homeowners want to sell their home and they have $2,000 to get it ready for an Open House?  It always amazes me the amount of changes they can do on a limited budget.  But then again, the labor is free and I would bet that most of the furniture that they buy is the ready to assemble sort of furniture. So, I decided to give this build it myself furniture a try.  In the past couple of years I have purchased and (helped my husband) build: 3 section ladder bookshelf with laptop desk from Walmart.com Kid's dresser and bookshelf from Target (brick and mortar) Storage Bench for entryway and … [Read more...]