6/27/12

DIY: distressed cupboard doors

Awhile back, Gigi and I picked up some cabinet fronts.  We weren't sure what we would end up doing with them, but we knew that we loved them.  Now, you've heard me talk about my AHHHH-MAZING big brother and sister-in-law and we've posted some of their work on the blog previously.  Well... take a look at this.  My big brother J knows how to do things with paint.  He took one of the cupboard doors and distressed it.  Here's the finished product...   
S came up with the idea of blowing up a favorite photo and stretching it across the door front for a big impact... sort of like this. 
This one is for sale and J is available to paint others in different colors.  Let us know if you're interested by e-mailing us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.   


6/26/12

currently coveting: venetian mirrors

Venetian mirrors.  Romantic, chic, and sophisticated. 

 These delicate mirrors bring glamour and richness
to a room without being gaudy.  

I'm currently drooling over this pretty one from Wisteria... 

but eeekkkk... it's $229, plus an additional $65 processing fee...

If you love the etched details and the pretty curved, cut glass of Venetian mirrors, but aren't willing to drop over $250, Gigi and I have a pretty little option for you.  

This tray with gorgeous lines and raised handles is my new favorite.

We are only asking $25 for this pretty piece.  
E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers.  


    

6/25/12

weekend update: splash of lime wedding details

This weekend was all about two precious friends, K & K, getting married.  The wedding was incredibly personal, romantic, spiritual... and emotional; moreover, a new monogrammed handkerchief was a seeming license to cry and cry... happy tears of course.  I am so very thankful to K & K for the friendship we share and for the invitation to be a part of the wedding weekend.       

The new Mrs. KPW is one of the most detail oriented people I know and she had so many sweet touches all planned out for the weekend.  I am happy to share two of those sweet touches... two Splash of Lime details from the big day...

I gifted this sweet little mailbox to K on her birthday after hearing her exclamations over it!  A friend of K's added their surname, making it the perfect repository for cards on the gift table at the wedding. 
 I believe that once they K & K return from the honeymoon, the mailbox will live in their kitchen, collecting all incoming mail.  

The next fun detail... K wanted a pair of Mr. & Mrs. signs, appointing special seating for the couple at the sweetheart table.  I took an old fence post, sawed and sanded it, and then added the "Mr." and "Mrs." with some black acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, I sanded each sign down, drilled a couple of holes in each for the twine and they were ready for the florals...  

K & K, I adore and love you!  I hope that you are having the best time on your honeymoon and I wish you many, many years of blessings and happiness.   Thank you, thank you for loving me "so big and so well."   


6/22/12

tag sale

Welcome to the Tag Sale.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  See the About Us page for more information.

Swivel Stool... $24
(30" H, 15"Seat)

SOLD
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Gold Framed Mirror... $55
(21.5" x 39.5")
SALE PENDING
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Metal Umbrella Stand... $22
(22" H)
SOLD

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Vintage Metal Stool... $32
(32" high (seat height is 24") 12' seat)
SOLD
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Night Stand... $45
(20"W x 27"H x 14"D)
SOLD
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Ceramic Lamp... $19
SOLD
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SOLD
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Chinoiserie Lamps... $48 $38
SOLD
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Utility Cart... $70 $52.50
SOLD
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Gold Mirror... $30 $25
SOLD
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 Floor Globe...$32 $28
SOLD
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Accent Table... $45 $40
SOLD
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6/21/12

high/low: turquoise lamps

I have a huge color crush... on turquoise.  I love it... the softer, more diluted shades and the brighter, bolder ones.  I am especially loving turquoise table lamps on bedside tables... sort of like this.  


Finding the perfect turquoise lamp can be challenging; moreover, the prettiest lamps are often the most expensive.  And let's be honest, lighting in general  can be outrageously priced. 

This pretty Turquoise Cane Lamp from Clayton Gray Home will set you back $335. 


Though no price is listed, I'm going to assume that this vintage lamp was a bit more reasonable when it appeared on One Kings Lane.  

But you can't beat our version.  We are only asking $19 for this vintage ceramic lamp. 

Are you crushing on turquoise?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers!


6/20/12

before and after: fun chair update

Ready for a pretty quick and easy makeover?

  This chair had great bones; however, it was missing a cushion and some fun upholstery fabric.  


Using fabric and foam we had on hand,  Gigi brought new life to the chair.  


Love it as much as we do?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers.

6/19/12

currently coveting: barstools

Just a short post today, as I am currently in Boston, Massachusetts with my dear friend, K.  She and I are on our way out, but here's the deal... 

I am currently coveting new bar stools and I think I want something like this...

Mine would need to be a bit taller, but I love the bamboo and the upholstered cushions!

Or I'd take a pretty pair of these from Ballard Designs... at $349

Clearly, I'm not buying new barstools.  
Gigi and I are on the prowl for a fun thrifted pair.  We will keep you posted. 

6/18/12

weekend update

Remember this post... 

It's the one where Gigi found this card catalog for next to nothing...  

Well, we passed it off to one of Dad's best friends, the Shaw Dog.  The Shaw Dog sanded it down, getting rid of the paint that had plagued it for several unfortunate years.  I gasped when I saw it... the picture below really doesn't do it justice; moreover, the galvanized metal has the perfect sheen that iPhone photos can't capture.    
Shaw Dog, if you are reading this... THANK YOU!  You did beautiful work!  


6/15/12

tag sale: hoarder's inventory clearance


Welcome to a special edition of the Tag Sale.  Because my bedroom at Gigi's house is beginning to look more like an episode of "Hoarder's" and less like a bedroom, we are marking down prices of items that we've been holding on to for a while.  Remember, if you see something you like, simply e-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com.  No reasonable offers will be refused!  We will make arrangements for payment and pick-up/deliveries through e-mail.  See the About Us page for more information.

 Pewter Bowl... $10 $7.5
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Vintage Ice Bucket... $6.75
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Cupboard Door Chalkboard... $35 $26.25

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 Card Catalog... $25 $18.75
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Cherry Framed Mirror... $65 $48.75

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Vintage End Table... $75 $56.25
SOLD
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Side Table... $20 $15
SOLD
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Breakfast in Bed Tray... $20 $15

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Reclaimed Door... $40 $30

SOLD
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Console Table... $60 $45

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Suitcase... $15 $11.75
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Bench... $18 $13.50

SOLD
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Butler's Coffee Table... $75 $65

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Chinoiserie Lamps... $48 $38
SOLD
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Utility Cart... $70 $52.50
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Gold Mirror... $30 $25
SOLD
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 Floor Globe...$32 $28
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Accent Table... $45 $40
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Ice Bucket... $12 $8

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Oak Side Table... $42 $32



6/14/12

high/low: book bins

The kindergarten teacher in me loves fun book storage and I am always looking for pretty ways to display a library. I imagine that if you have little ones in your life, you're facing the challenge of storing and organizing an ever- growing library. 

Well, here's the high version...
This book bin from The Land of Nod retails for $249.    

And here's the low version... a Splash of Lime piece for only $26.

Interested?  E-mail us at single.splash.of.lime@gmail.com with your offers.