DIY: Valentine Candy Box

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Spray paint has become one of my favorite mediums for crafts and paintings of late.  This is an easy peasy way to decorate a candy box or gift box, no wrapping paper or heart shaped boxes needed!  Read below for the step by step directions and a few other box decorating ideas.  Check back for our blog that will tell you how to make peanut butter and pretzel truffles…the perfect filler for these super cute boxes.

candy boxesAll of the above materials can be found at your local craft store.  You will want to select an appropriate doily size for the sized box you need.

1.  Lightly spray the adhesive to the back of your paper doily.  Let the glue dry a bit or blot it with a rag to reduce the stickiness.  You will want the doily to stick to the box, but be able to be removed without leaving a lot of goo behind.

2.  When it feels to the touch that the stickiness is just right, adhere it to the box in the location you desire.  You don’t want to have too much white space.  We like the 1/4 round look.

3.  Now you can spray it with your preferred colors.  Sticking with the traditional Valentine’s colors, we first used a cherry red color, and then immediately sprayed on some pink – without totally covering the red.  This adds a little more interest.

4. Slowly peel away the paper doily and let the paint dry.

It is as simple as that.  Wrap your edibles in plastic or wax paper and tie it up with snazzy ribbon.

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Charmed-mag DIY box

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Interior Designer Alphabet- C and D

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C is for Capital.  The capital is the head of a column.  C could also be for Corinthian, the particular style of the capital shown.  You do not see too many homes these days being built with a lot of columns, but these same details are used on furniture as well.

dD is for Dovetail.  Dovetail is the interlocking of wedge shaped ends to form a joint.  This construction method in furniture is a sure fire way of knowing it was made by someone or a company that believes in lasting quality.  For example my cute modern dresser that was very well priced DOES NOT have dovetail joints and its veneer is already peeling off after just a few years.

Want it Wednesday

I moved into a new office last week and the walls are peach, YES you read correctly they are peach.  Being a corporate office and all they aren’t going to paint just one of the many offices, so I’m stuck in a peach holding pattern until it’s time for the entire building to get a fresh coat.  I cringe every time I walk in, so I’m thinking just cover as much of it as possible and wait it out.  I have a great collection of black and white photos to get a giant gallery wall started and I’d really like to mix in some gold foil prints like these.  As long as I have something to smile about whilst in my peach hell…

Etsy Shoppe: Charm and Gumption

Etsy Shoppe: Charm and Gumption

Etsy Shoppe: Charm and Gumption

Etsy Shoppe: Charm and Gumption

Etsy Shoppe: Collectivity Lane

Etsy Shoppe: Collectivity Lane

 

Etsy Shoppe: Collectivity Lane

Etsy Shoppe: Collectivity Lane

How do you make your not-so-personal office space feel special?

xoxo

 

Design Trend- Rough Cut Gems

We have noticed a new trend appearing, crossing over home goods, furniture, and into fashion.  The rough cut gem look.  It gives a sense of glamour and preciousness, without feeling like you are trying to show off.  It is slightly more natural looking…polished just enough to show the natural beauty of the stone.  Below are some new pieces inspired by this rough cut gem look.

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Gemstone T Light by Global Views Gemstone T Light by Global Views

Gem Table by Tom Dixon

Gem Table by Tom Dixon

Garza Crystal Box by West Elm

Garza Crystal Box by West Elm

Amethyst & Gold Necklace

Amethyst & Gold Necklace

Carnelian Solitaire Necklace by Midwinter Co.

Carnelian Solitaire Necklace by Midwinter Co.

Dorit Candle Holder by Pelle Designs

Dorit Candle Holder by Pelle Designs

Soap Stones by Pelle Designs

Soap Stones by Pelle Designs

MARCHESA, LILY MED. EMBROID. CRYSTAL CLUTCH, $2,995.

MARCHESA, LILY MED. EMBROID. CRYSTAL CLUTCH, $2,995.

Want it Wednesday (on Thursday)

It’s Thursday people.  Most of you probably already knew that, but i managed to go through my entire day yesterday thinking it was Tuesday, so surprise to me this morning.  That being said, here’s Wednesday’s post…on Thursday.

 

It’s 5 degrees and we’re covered in snow, so this is a practical one, so to speak.  Quality snow/rain boots that are toasty warm – sorry Hunter, but my toes feel like I’m going to fall off when I wear you even with the 2″ thick socks.  Plus, they’re cute enough to keep on all day!  They’re not cheap for something with the sole purpose of being exposed to terrible conditions, but if you’re an East Coaster you well know that they’re worth it at this point.  I just came from walking 2 new construction houses and I was just dreaming that these were on my feet.  Instead, it took the hour car ride home for my poor toes to defrost.  If I’m being truthful I want a few others things this week, namely a remote starter for my car, and a trip to a tropical island.

Have a fab rest of the week.  xoxo J

Interior Designer Alphabet- A and B

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A is for Acanthus- A stylized leaf pattern inspired by the acanthus plant and used as ornamentation on molding, furniture, and decorative objects.  Acanthus ornamentation gives it a classical look.

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B is for Bergere.  The French Bergere chair is considered an upholstered armchair with closed, upholstered or caned sides.  The elegant scale and shape of a Bergere chair tends to fit in with just about any look depending on the fabric.  With a small check pattern, it can look country French.  With a silk brocade, it can fit right into renovated palace, and in a plain white…it goes contemporary.

 

 

Super Fun Night

While the hubs and I were having a super fun night in NYC this Saturday, the beautiful people were out once again in gorgeous designer duds.  I, of course, didn’t want to miss out on the red carpet festivities while we were away, so I avoided getting online like the plague until arriving at home where I could kick the DVR into high gear and pick my faves.  Not going to lie, there were a lot of stunners, plus it helps that everyone just seems to be having so much fun.  Here are a few of my faves.

JEnnifer Lawrence in Dior Kerry Washingtin in Prada Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci Michelle Dockery in J.Mendel Sandra Bullock in Lanvin Tina Fey in OscarLet’s not forget about the beautiful boys.Ferguson in Ted Baker Jared Leto in Dior

Hope you all have a wonderful week. xoxo