Entries from November 28th, 2012

Cabin progress: bedroom lighting

Get a load of this sconce!

As soon as I started designing the bedroom I had these light fixtures in mind and ordered them before anything else. Unfortunately for me they were back ordered… and then back ordered again. Cut to six MONTHS later they finally arrived. After installing the first one… TA – DA … we found that the second one arrived broken. wahh wahhhh. No worries, they will send a replacement… but oh wait… yes, it was back ordered.

bedroom wall sconcesUntil now… rejoice, happy dance, we have both lights, they are up and they are beautiful. They were almost worth all of the run around. OK, who am I kidding they were worth it, I love em.

To track the progress in the bedroom look here, here, and here.
To see the progress on the entire cabin check here.
Also, go here for all of the Before Photos.

Product info: 1940’s Architect’s Boom Sconce from Restoration Hardware

pattern spy: snakeskin

pattern spy snakeskinInspired by my snakeskin style post, here is a round up of all things serpentine. I could definitely find a place in my life for each of these pieces… especially that Clare Vivier bag that I have been drooling over for much too long now.

1: Snake Jeans by 7 for all Mankind // 2: iPhone case by Marc by Marc Jacobs // 3: Snakeskin Pillow by Kevin O’brien // 4: Snake fold-over clutch by Clare Vivier

From the weekend: Thanksgiving

11.25 thanksgiving tableHere is a little peek into our Thanksgiving table. I luckily recovered from the flu enough on Turkey Day to be able to break bread along with Rupert, my sister, her husband and their daughter. They flew in from Wyoming that day and stayed the weekend. It was so nice getting to spend time with my little niece (she’s two and a half) and she spent the rest of the weekend trying on every pair of my shoes, decorating the christmas tree, and basically wrapping us right around her finger.

I hope everyone else had a love filled Thanksgiving.

Images from my instagram feed. (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

cabin progress: in the living room

cabin living room aaand voilà! Here is how the curtains turned out in the space from the DIY project.

cabin living room fireplacecabin living room curtainsAlso, to re-cap, here is what we have done so far in the living room:

1. Ripped out the walls, insulated, and drywalled
2. Trimmed out and painted the ceiling
3. Scraped up the old floor tiles and put in new wood laminate flooring
4. Cleaned up the fireplace and put in a new tiled hearth
5. Put in new patio doors and retrofitted the old screen doors to match
6. Put new window & door trim, base moulding, & crown moulding
7. Made and hung the curtains

Still to do in the living room:
1. Reface the back wall of the fireplace.
2. Find a new spark guard and new air venty things for the fireplace
3. Find an occasional chair and more art

Phew! Almost done in the living room. You can also see a few more photos of the living room over on Design Sponge, and to see all of the progress on the cabin look here.

Images by Sarah
Product guide: Badger Pillow by Donna Wilson // B&W pillow: Ikea // Brass floor lamps: Ballard Designs // Brass bucket: local vintage find  // Coffee Table: Home Decorators // Sisal rug: RugsUSA // Cowhide Rug: street vendor in LA // Brass candlesticks: antique shop in southern England // Side Table: my dad made

cabin progress: DIY curtains

curtain rods from plumbing partsOur curtains were another full family DIY session (like the flooring and the bedroom ceiling, which you can see here and here).

Supplies needed for the curtain rods:
2 ten foot lengths of 1″ steel pipe
3 floor flanges
2 elbow joints
1 T joint (I don’t really know what that is called but you can see it in image 4)
matte black spray paint
12 screws

curtain rodcurtain rods We bought the pipe at our local “Do it Best” hardware store (image 1) and they cut the pipe down and threaded it to our exact size requirements. Rupert and I painted them (image 2 – 4) while my mom sewed the curtains (the fabric being re-purposed from my Smilebooth background I made for my 30th birthday… remember that? If you didn’t catch it the first time you can see it here), and finally my dad installed them, using the T joint in the center to connect the two pipes (image 5) and the elbow joints at the end to attach them to the floor flanges, securing them to the wall (image 6).

To see all the cabin progress head over here.

Catch a photo of my mom deep in thought over sewing the fabric into curtains after the jump. :) READ MORE

my style: pin dots & army green

whistles pin dots and army green jacketwhistles pin dots and army green jacket2whistles pin dot silk pantwhistles pin dot silk pant army green jacket2seychelles gold boots whistles pin dot pantI’m still kicking around in my trusty gold ankle boots from Seychelles, they are definitely one of my favorites. This time I paired them with a polka dot patterned silk pant from Whistles, and an army green jacket from Urban. I’m kinda thinking this would make a great color palette for a thanksgiving tablescape. Which reminds me that I better get to figuring that out… like yesterday. Yikes! Just a few days to go… how did that happen already?

Pant from Whistles  //  Gold Ankle Boots from Seychelles  //  Jacket from Urban Outfitters  //  Tee from James Perse  //  Bangles from Voz  //  Triangle Earrings from Of Matter