bright colored front doors :: my new obsession

i’ve always had a fascination with paint and color. when people ask for my opinion on colors, my instinct isn’t to be too matchy matchy. but i know that people don’t typically like this answer. so be forewarned…if you ask, i’m going to say “throw in some color!” life’s too short to have everything match perfectly. […]

farm house style bathroom

y’all! i’m soooo excited for this post as it’s been a loooong time coming. my pea brain has been swirling about this bathroom ever since we moved into our house last year. i originally bought this dresser on Craigslist to use as a vanity for the boys’ bathroom. but the cowboy carpenter we used for our initial […]

weathered wood whale tails

  i came to the shop one day and saw these. my uber-creative carpenter partner in crime hand-cuts these cute things. mr. whale thinks these are perfect for a beach house. sharing is caring

gigantic weathered wood frames

well, it’s happening folks. my buddy and I found a workshop in an industrial part of town and we’re building custom furniture! it’s crazy….and crazy fun. we’ve been keeping busy with custom furniture builds, and this is one of my favorites. gigantic wood frames. our client has 40″ x 60″ canvas prints of photos they’ve taken […]

a pretty Pinterest baby shower

hi, i’m meesh and i’m addicted to Pinterest. i pin away into the wee hours. and i’ve got a billion pins…on a billion boards…and nary a moment to make any of them. which sometimes makes me feel like a class A loser b/c why do i keep pinning? really, people.  why? so when i arrived early to help […]

Coronado beach house tour

i recently helped a friend decorate her new beach house. it’s the perfect Coronado vacation rental, don’t you think? it’s a cute 3 bedroom waterfront condo in the heart of coronado that breathes so well.  open the windows and the breeze just whips through the entire home. this was a fun project despite the blood, sweat […]

beach house vintage windows + vinyl lettering

i’m surprised i haven’t seen more of these on the internets.  don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of old windows and vinyl lettering with cute quotes… but none that are inspired from the subway posters that pay tribute to a city or town’s points of interest. so i’ll claim this as an original as i […]

DON’T shop at appliancesconnection.com

As a DIY enthusiast and blogger, I’m warning you that this post isn’t about chalk paint or how to decorate. It’s about NOT EVER SHOPPING at appliancesconnection.com I’ve had the unfortunate experience of buying a washer, dryer and refrigerator through them for a friend’s home in San Diego. They’re super when you’re ready to buy.  They’re […]

beach house vintage windows

i’ve got a little project up my sleeve. it involves a few old windows that i picked up at a friend’s house… and some vinyl lettering from Do It Yourself Lettering i call this, beach house nostalgia. i’m helping some friends decorate their new beach pad and am so excited! here are my inspiration pins.  our […]

Traditional + beachy Newport Beach home tour

looking for some fantastic traditional home decorating and interior design ideas? our friends recently remodeled this spectacular ocean view home in Newport Beach.  bright whites are contrasted with touches of ocean blues, and they’ve also perfectly incorporated their love of east coast traditional decor. as you enter, you’re greeted with this grandiose entrance and sweeping […]

Annie Sloan painted home

given that i’m pretty much done painting every piece of furniture in our house, i figured it was time for a house tour!  these pix aren’t mine, but were taken by someone who specializes in HDR photography.  figured i’d see what results it would produce. basically, the camera is set up on a tripod, and […]

my hoarding issues

do you hoard?  i’m actually pretty good about purging stuff.  i don’t like clutter.  but there are some things that get me.  mason jars.  wood scraps.  and old architectural digest inspiration mags. i ran across some old mags with post-it notes tagging pages.  i thought “good grief.  these will be horrid.”  and i was pleasantly […]

simple, white, beachy mantle

i still get a lot of questions about the sea fan windows i made a few years ago. i found some vintage wood windows on craigslist from a guy who had replaced all his windows. i hot glued some super large sea fans that i purchased online to recreate the ones i’d been seeing in […]

summer hydrangea tablescape

i love hydrangeas. i had the luxury of spending a few hours in the garden today and cut a bunch of hydrangea as they’re starting to look a little hot…. sad… so let’s enjoy them while we can, shall we? for this table scape on our outdoor dining table, i put some candles in mason […]

Restoration Hardware-inspired big boy room reveal

as i listen to Big A trying to ‘soothe’ himself to sleep in his new big boy room, i feel guilty. poor little guy. sometimes he goes down quickly, and sometimes, he’s over-tied, i think…and he fights it. so i’m distracting myself with this post as i obsessively check the monitor… we got him into […]

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