One of our weekly rituals is taking the dogs to the groomers. Barney and Duff have long hair and being boys, they get dirty every time they’re outside. (Gertie, on the other hand, is a total gem [and short hair] and doesn’t need to go very often…we love girls!) Every time the boys return, they come home sporting adorable little handkerchiefs tied around their necks. We used to throw them away after a few days, but to us it always seemed a waste to throw away all of that fabric…and an idea was born! Read more →
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We were walking through Home Depot, and Alberto came across a really pretty terracotta-color porcelain tile. We had been looking for chargers for the holidays and realized that the tiles were perfect for what we were looking to do with our Thanksgiving table…and they were like $1 each! This is one of the easiest projects you can do!
In addition, we wanted to bring some natural elements to the table, so we decided to make our own candle holders….out of old logs. Read more →
Our little mutts, Duff, Gertie and Barney, were in desperate need of a new dog bed. We’ve been hunting for months, but nothing ever seemed right. Honestly, they really don’t care about a new bed, but of course we do! And it also has to match our decor!
We were doing what we always do, rummaging through the local fabric store when lightening struck….we found the perfect fabric for them!
Alberto ADORES toile fabric, but I just DON’T. For those of you who don’t know what toile is, it’s a fabric that has scenes on it (usually pastoral or oriental). For example, picture an old English countryside with women in hoop skirts and parasols lounging under trees. It is usually a color such as black, red, blue or green on white. But the toile we saw that day was different. It was truly inspirational. When we saw the hunting dog scene in brown with a blue background, it was kismet! We finally found the perfect fabric for Duff, Gertie and Barney’s bed. We also found a tan chenille fabric in the remnant pile that would serve as the backing for the bed. It was sturdy, cheap (very important), and it matched the toile (extremely important.)
Now we just have to put everything together. Read more →