Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A•Mused: Black and White Striped Coffee Table


Several months ago, I decided to tackle my first major DIY project. When we had first moved into our (then) new apartment, we desperately needed furniture (moving out of a 300 sq ft studio will do that to you!). This $5 coffee table was one of our first purchases. I had been waiting for inspiration to strike when it came to repainting it, and I am so glad that I waited. I couldn't be more pleased with the way that it turned out! I especially love the visibility of the wood grain. Originally the table was completely unvarnished, and it was nice to have something so 'raw' to work with. You can catch a peek of what it used to look like, here.

I had originally planned on saving the photos of it until I shared the rest of my apartment with you, but figured now was a better time. The coasters that you see on the table were made to match, and I did them both together as a project. They're actually made out of bathroom tiles that I picked up at Home Depot! I used scrapbook paper for the patterns, and glued felt on the bottom to keep them from scratching the table surface.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A•Mused for Fall


Well folks, today I finally felt it. That unmistakable crisp in the air. I have been waiting (rather un-)patiently all month for fall to arrive. However after checking the 10 day forecast, it seems it is still too early for me to get my hopes up: it's supposed to get up to 80 degrees twice this week. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Great Outdoors with GNR8N Kulture



For my first installment of a 3 part mini series of dressing with GNR8N Kulture, I take the brand to one of my favorite places: Taylor Mountain. (I've written essays about a mountain that lies either ahead or behind me; this is the one.) Taylor Mountain has often played a strong roll in my life, in a myriad of ways. Based on where I am in my personal life today this video seemed appropriate both as the first part of my installment, and location.

Be sure to stay tuned for my other two videos! It's fun to play with brands and see how we can incorporate them into different aspects of our life.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A•Mused Blog visits Tallulah


Nestled in the gentle rolling, vineyard covered hills of Northern California, there lies a treasure trove of playful, one of a kind items for your home, closet, and sweet tooth. The place is known as Tallulah.