Still Chalkboard Obsessed!

YO,

Chalkboard is obvi nothing new these days. If you follow any interior design trends or even do a light browse on Tumblr these days, you know that chalkboard paint is EVERYTHING. I LOVE it a little too much! It’s my dream to have a little country kitchen with a chalkboard wall. It will happen, however, until then I will kick it apartment style and chalkboard what I can. I thought I would show you what I have done in my own little apartment here in Frenchland…CHECK IT.

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This old dresser has been in my boyfriend Daniels family for quite some time. When we received it, I believe it was baby pink. We refinished it, painted it white, and we have used it in our bedrooms for years! This year we refinished it yet again in chalkboard paint and then added some new handles. It really goes to show that with a little effort you can recycle things you already have. Also, right now the dresser is being used as a little bar in our kitchen area. Get creative and move stuff around. Just because it’s a dresser doesn’t mean it has to be for clothes. Just because it’s a bookcase doesn’t mean you can’t use it for your clothes or shoes in your bedroom. Moral of the story; Breath new life into things you once thought were shit.

See you soon!
The dukes signiture

The Power of Paint!

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Whats up doodles and noodles!

It’s yo boy Bri, coming at you LIVE from Montreal Canada. Todays blog post is to show you THE POWER OF MOTHA FUCKIN PAINT BICTHES! I am SUCH a HUGE believer in slapping a coat of fresh paint on ANYTHING to spruce it up or give er’ a new look. Before (as you can see) our floors were pretty nasty, but after the wave of a highly toxic floor paint wand they are given new life. I also found the cutest rugs at Urban Outfitters the other day and will show you them, liiike maybe tomorrow…maybe. Anywhoodle enough with the chit chat, here is the before and after!

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BAM!

See you soon!
The dukes signiture

DIY With Bri: End Tables

Bitches and slores,

I did a revolutionary DIY yesterday. It involved spray painting end tables we found in the garbage WHITE. WOAH. For the record I HATE spray painting. I feel like I have a CLAW for a hand when im done. That summer scooping ice-cream for rude Americans wearing socks and buckle sandals really fucked me over. Carpal tunnel for the win.

Have the best Sunday!

The Bedroom Project: Finished Wall

Kids!

I finally finished this BITCH. It took so long for me to get motivated and just buckle down  and stick 250 more holes in my wall. Anywhoodle, here she is! SHES A BEAUT CLARKE! I pulled a 14 year old girl move and boosted the colour on this photo. Deal with it. Next on my SLOW moving bedroom project is painting some night tables WHITE. Then I think it is time Daniel and I got a REAL bed. Yes folks, we are still sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I got my eye on a real show stopper at IKEA. I am just waiting for it to come into stock. I can’t wait to not have to crawl up off the floor in the morning LOL.

Later days fart weasels,

Trash Blog: Coffee Tables

OMG,

I swear I find most of the stuff thats in our home in the trash.  Is that gross? IS IT? Regardless if it is gross to you or not, ITS HOW I ROLL. These two coffee tables were found and brought back to be fixed up! What do you all think? Which one should I fix up and keep? 

I am QUITE certain that Daniel and our roommate Kennedy are sick of me bringing shit home. Deal with it guys, I’m a dumpster diver.  Let me know in the comments if you guys have any ideas for what I could do to them. To be honest my first instinct is to paint them a fresh cloud white, but maybe thats too boring. Let me know, down below. BAM

Trash Blog: Bookcase

WOAH,

Kids, it has been WAY TO LONG! I mean it! I seriously fell of the band wagon. Maybe I will chase that wagon and jump back on again. To be honest I don’t even know if I will. I am so bad at keeping up with these things when I don’t have extra time. I should make some extra time though. I guess we will see!

Lately Daniel and I have been finding so much good shit in the garbage in our building. Check out this white IKEA bookshelf we found. I decided to get some pretty fabric and staple gun it to the back. How pretty is this!? RUL PRETTY if you ask me.

:) Hopefully talk to you guys soon!

Tea Tins Plant Holders!

This right here, is a SUPER FANTASTIC idea from House & Home. I LOVE this idea so much, because I have so many pretty tea tins that I just couldn’t bear to throw out. I must get some herbs and pretty little fleurs for the window sill.  Now I need to find a use for all those vintage cigarette tins I bought   a couple summers ago in P.E.I.  Any ideas?

DIY: $15 Lamp

If you need light, this DIY is for you. This project cost fifteen bucks. Thats pretty cheap, so you could for sure do this if you were poor. Five Bucks for spray paint, five bucks for the lamp at Value Village, and five bucks for the lamp shade at IKEA. To be completely real right now, I could just show you a  picture of the finished product and then you could just guess at how to do this. You don’t need a step by step tutorial on how to spray paint a fucking lamp. HOWEVER, this way is more fun…for me.

Step 1: Get your shit together.

Step 2: Cover the light socket with tape and plastic. Do this with the cord too.

Step 3: Get out your spray paint and “have at er”

Step 4: You thought you were done, BUT im in charge here, you know, THE BOSS, and I say do another coat because you’re a dumbass.

Step 5: Place your lamp on a distressed night side table, preferably one that has a distressed picture frame above it. Shits about to get real because Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose will be SO excited when they get home. Dorothy’s voice might even go up an octave, but don’t count on it.

Ornate Gold Frames

Guys,

I have a SERIOUS problem. Every time I see an old, GOLD, ornate frame, I want it soo bad. Is that okay? Because there are four in my bedroom alone. I just love the look of an intricate gold frame against a white wall. LIKE, LOVE IT. I just hung one next to my bed. SEE DOWN BELOW! I know what you’re thinking. I really do. You’re thinking Bri Bri is an 80 year old woman TRAPPED in a little flaming homosexuals body, and you’re right. I AM, and I don’t care. BAHA

This last picture I did not take, but it is just so lovely. I found it on a random blog a while back and every once in a while I do a double click and admire it. I thought I would share it with you. Doesn’t it just make you want to have some pretty flowers on your desk or nightstand? Thought so.

Tomorrow Imma do a “DIY with Bri”. Think, lamp. xoxo

Phase 2: The Bedroom Project

Hello my Darling Dears,

I have completed phase two of the bedroom project, and the bedroom has been painted “ultra white.” Admittedly, I have no idea what phase three will be. I hope it involves a bed however. I am so sick of sleeping on a mattress on the floor, although on some levels it makes me feel kind of artsy. Now I can say with full confidence to my children [of the future] that “both your father and I were so poor when we were young we didn’t even have a bed. Just a mattress on the floor”. LOL I can’t wait!

Anywhoodle, Here is a photo from the painting process! 

Looking fresh!

Lots of love!