Deuce Cities Henhouse

It’s Spray Painting Season!

You guys, it's that magical time of year where we can just venture outside and spray paint the heck out of anything we want. I have been marveling at the power of spray paint ever since I started using it in my kitchen makeover to make small improvements with hardware. It's amazing stuff. I've been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to get outside and spray paint a few things, and it finally happened this week! We had a couple of days with temperatures in the 40's! Planters and pots can be expensive - lots of times as expensive as the plant if not more. Clay pots however are very inexpensive, usually they are less than $4 for a pot and tray depending on what size you get. I'm no newbie to spray painting clay pots, I've painted a few in matte black this fall, and so far the results are all positive. There has been no unexpected blistering from moisture or anything like that, so I figured I'd give it go and give these pots a dipped look. I masked off the tops of the pots and spray painted the trays and bases. It was super easy. I applied two coats of paint. I also painted this cheap-o lamp I picked up at Target earlier this month. It's not bad in the enamel grey, but I thought it would look way better in satin white, so I painted that too! See! Easy! Everything is masked and painted. I didn't use any guidelines when masking the pots, just picked a spot and taped around the top. I didn't even care if it was even! I know, I know, I am so crazy. The lamp is my fav, I love it painted white! Don't Get the Scoop [...]
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Hit by Rug Love

Hey guys! I just got the new West Elm catalog in the mail yesterday, and guess what I saw? This super cool Kilim rug in coral and white! I was shot through the heart, you guys! You know the first thing I'm gonna do is photoshop it into the sunroom to see how it could possibly, potentially, maybe work. Now I wasn't really on the look-out for a rug for the sunroom, I was pretty satisfied with the way this cream shag rug that I pulled out of storage was looking (below) - and still could be. I really love how clean and white and airy everything is right now. However, I was on the hunt for something coral to tie in some of the pink and coral accents from our bedroom which share the same space with the sunroom. I'm kind of in love but also kind of on the fence. I think this Kilim rug would be a great compliment to the black and white Moroccan shag rug I currently have in the bedroom, but is the cream shag rug all I need? Whadda ya think? Should I go for it, or should I stick with the cream shag? While you're thinking about that, I'll think about considering to possibly start thinking about painting in the sunroom ;) Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Decor

Thinking About : B&W Pillows

Hey Guys! If you've been following along, you know that I've been working hard on updating the sunroom off our master bedroom over the last few weeks. You may have noticed that the photos I shared last week mostly featured black and white pillows. You also may have noticed that all of those pillows are from my living room. That's how I roll, always moving stuff around my house and constantly redecorating. However, my living room is crying, and it needs its pillows back. I really love the look of black and white against the newly reupholstered navy sofa, and I'd like to find some new black and white pillows to add to my growing collection. Having accessories in the same color story makes rearranging my home super easy, which I seem to have a hopeless addiction to, obviously. Here's a list of my current favorite black and white pillows. I wish I could have them all, but that would be crazy, and I wouldn't have any money left. 1Black Mini Triangle Pillow from Ferm Living Shop 2Diamond in the Rough Pillow from Forage Modern 3Laplljung Cushion from Ikea 4Gran Cushion Cover from Fine Little Day 5Merry Mosaics - Cover me Up Cushion Cover from House of Rym 6Maze from Target 7Pendleton Wool Pillow from Robin Cottage on Etsy 8Mountain Pillow from Thief and Bandit on Etsy 9Gent Cushion from Marika Giacinti Get the Scoop [...]
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in Decor, Inspiration

Inspired by Fauxdenzas

1 | 2 Hey Guys! So, I've been racking my brain about this sunroom update that I've been wanting to get underway. I mentioned taking on reupholstering the small cushioned sofa in the last post. I just ordered foam btw - progress - next up, ordering fabric. This room isn't just a regular old room, with regular old walls and a regular old floor. It doesn't have any of those thing, it does however have a lot of challenges. First of all, it's a sunroom, every wall (seriously all 4) have windows. The interior wall has two windows and a door to our bedroom. It was originally built as a porch, so the floor is slanted down a few inches from the interior wall out to the exterior wall to allow for water drainage - from back when it was open to the elements. Eventually, someone had the porch insulated, walls were built, windows were added, and now it a sunroom with vintage (and not in a cute way) slanted floors. Have you ever tried to place furniture on a slanted floor? It's really hard, because unless you shim all your furniture it looks like everything is about to slide right off the floor, and nothing is even kind-of-close to square with the base of the windows. The best I have been able to manage is to butt the sofa up against the one straight wall and shim a few side tables with 2x4's. Not such a super cool look. It hit me the other day that I could do something awesome here, I could make a "fauxdenza". Are you familiar with this concept? I've seen it happening more and more over the years, cause it's a really Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Decor

Scurrred!

Hello buddies! I have been avoiding something for awhile now. It's one of those things that I know will most likely be simple, it's just the starting that's hard. What can I say? Avoidance is easy. Here's the deal, I want to recover the mid century six-cushioned sofa in our sunroom. The sunroom is located off the master bedroom upstairs, it's the room that sold us on this house. It seemed like the perfect place for us to hide away from the kids and hang out at the end of the day. Unfortunately this room never became that for us. We furnished it quickly and inexpensively after we moved in, and since then not much has changed. About a year ago we threw an old green rug down on the floor to help insulate it during the colder days, since then it has become a dumping ground for stuff that doesn't have a home. I'd really like to make this room into the room we always hoped it would be, not the room that seems like an afterthought. Also, the above photo was taken when I was trying to make it look good, it does not look like that now. As always, budget is a big factor for me, I want to update this and make it comfy on the cheap without spending a ton of cash. We have two pieces of furniture currently in the room. The orange upholstered vintage swivel chair has potential to be that fun bit of color in the space. I'd like to play off of it and add a blue graphic rug. We also have the six cushioned sofa which is the ideal proportion for the space, I don't think I could get a better sized sofa if I tried. The Get the Scoop [...]
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in Around the House, Decor, Furniture, Inspiration