Visiting Philadelphia

 

I went to Philadelphia over the weekend. Boy, it was trip. My friend’s car got stolen meters away from her front door on my last day. Did it have to happen while I was there? Wow! Anyway… Off to the good stuff.

I just love old architecture, therefore, I felt right at home in Philly. The downtown area was just lovely. We tried a few restaurants and walked around a lot.

 

It was raining all weekend long. Umbrellas were our best friends at all times.

 

Can we just look at this house? It is a work of art and very cute. I hope it is functional inside because it looks like a tuna can from the outside.

 

This little garden was lovely. There was a wedding happening at it. The bride was so cute. Yes, I peeked. I also saw a wedding party in a trolley. I swear I could get married in downtown Philadelphia. Hint, hint!

 

This is the entrance to Washington Square Park. I didn’t get to go around the park. Shame. Maybe next time.

 

Downtown Philadelphia was nice. I had a good time catching up with my old classmate. Perfect end to the summer.

   

7 Pairs of Shoes To Get This Fall – 2014

I love shoes. To me, shoes make a statement. Get shopping!

 

BCBGeneration Alonso Flats

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ANTHROPOLOGIE Fawn Oxfords

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CIRCUS BY SAM EDELMAN Lennox Caged Heels

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FOREVER 21 Western Cutout Booties

Price: $36.80
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Chooka ‘Top Solid Mid Height’ Rain Boot

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Steve Madden Women’s Troopa Boots

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Rocket Dog Women’s Jazzin Lace Up Oxford

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Simple Table Makeover

We all know Ikea is the store to go when we want furniture but we don’t want to break the bank. But, let’s be honest. Some of those furniture pieces need a little help to look a bit nicer.

I am moving soon. I want to settle down so bad. I feel like HB and I have been jumping around places for years. Time so grow roots in one place. This is why I want my new home to feel like home and not my mobile office. This website owns more things than I do.

So, in order to give my furniture a new look without breaking the bank, I am repainting some pieces and hacking others.

This Ikea table needed a little love.

 

I bought the Lack Coffee Table for $39.99 almost two years ago. It still looks like new to this day, but I got sick of the plain-white color.

This is the funny part about all of this. I am hacking Ikea’s furniture with Ikea’s bed base. I found it in the AS-IS department for only $10. I bought the two that were available. I am hacking everything with it. So far, I have used it for this table and another table of the same model but smaller and for the mini-bar.

 

I measured how many pieces I needed to make the top and I cut the two pieces that were going to be placed on the small side of the table because the wood wasn’t long enough. But that’s ok. It gives it more character.

I stained the wood with an old piece of a t-shirt using wood finish. Nothing too fancy. I don’t want it to be perfect.

I stained the wood twice on two separate days for a darker color.

 

I used wood glue and left it overnight with weights on it to keep the pieces of wood in place.

I love it. It now has a different feel and look to it. Perfect for the look I want to achieve.

Now go hack something. It is so easy and worth it.



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