Friday, November 11, 2011

We have a Winner!

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the Shabby Apple giveaway... A Nest For All Seasons.  Congratulations! We've been blog friends for a while and I was so excited to see she was number 16.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Last Chance for Giveaway

Today's your last chance to enter the Shabby Apple Giveaway

Dresses from Shabby Apple
Click here to see what dress I picked for you to have a chance at.

I will be picking a winner tonight at Midnight.  Hurry and enter!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Loving Dark

It's not a secret that I love white.  My house is full of white, the walls, furniture, kitchen, etc.  However, I've been drawn to dark features lately.  Charcoals, blacks, chalkboard colored walls are calling me.  Here are some lovely examples of what I mean.
Anthropolgie Pinterest
 I love this island and the color is amazing.
Apartment Therapy found on  Pinterest
I love this bold wall treatment.
Via Pinterest (could not locate original source)
This nursery is amazing.  The chalkboard wall is so perfect and mixed with yellow...well, you know my love of yellow.
Bowdenisms via Pinterest
I'm loving what a statement these dark features can make.  I may have to add some into my house.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway

I'm so excited to be hosting this amazing giveaway from Shabby Apple.  Their line of  women's dresses and accessories are absolutely beautiful and so classic.  What could be more perfect than winning a beautiful dress just in time for the holidays.  I spent quite a bit of time perusing and came upon this beauty.  I want to be this this dress!  So classic, elegant, and vintage inspired.  I Love!
So here's your chance to win this caramel and white lovely.
 Here's how to enter:
Leave me a comment and I'd love for you to follow JandJHome
For additional entries (leave a comment for each one you do):  
Leave me a comment letting me know which is your favorite dress from Shabby Apple 
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The giveaway will end Thursday, November 10th at midnight.  The winner will be announced Friday, November 11th at 7:00 a.m. The winner must have a US shipping address and there will be no exchanges for the winning dress. 

You also have a chance to receive 10% off all your purchases from Shabby Apple for the next 30 days.  Use coupon code  jandjhome10off

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stencil Project Complete

I've been eyeing stencils for a while, but thought it was way too much work for me.  When my sister realized that the wallpaper she wanted would cost her about $1,500 for one wall, I had to stop her.  Actually, this was before she decided to randomly move to Paris and find herself, and money wasn't really an issue.  So in the end, choosing a stencil was the perfect idea.  Here is an incredible inspiration photo.
Via Pinterest
We purchased the Donatella Damask from  Royal Design Studio. thanks to Vintage Revivals.  Mandi is a huge inspiration and her incredible tutorials.  We bought this one at 10% off.
We started with this giant wall with a fresh coat of paint.
We placed the stencil on the wall and painted. We used a small foam roller and tried to dry off as much paint as possible before rolling.
The small markers were so helpful in helping us place the stencil in the next spot for painting.
Here is the wall with the easiest parts done.  The edges were difficult as we had to bend and contort the stencil to fit the walls.
We found that having a fan to help dry the stencil was essential.  Although we would wipe off the stencil after each round, it still needed to fully dry before we placed it on the wall.
Here it is. 

We used a Martha Stewart metallic sheen paint for the stencil.  It gave the perfect amount of sheen to the wall.  Although, it took us like four painting marathons, it was completely worth the time and effort. The wall is beautiful.  Have you stenciled before?  It's one of those projects, that kills you while doing it, but is so worth it in the end.  My sister's wall is gorgeous. 
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