Archive for June, 2012
**Psst- We know most Fridays we just post once, but every month on sponsor shout out day we double up. So we’ll be back in a few hours with a quick deck-progress picture and a sentimental framing project.
It’s time for our monthly showing of thanks to our sponsors (the folks who help make the other 30+ posts happen). With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, I had fun highlighting some man-tastic and fella-friendly items. We haven’t been gifted any of ‘em (here’s our no-swag policy) but perhaps there’s a belated Dad’s Day gift in here for one of you. And as always, if you’re looking to save some loot, don’t miss the round-up of special discounts at the bottom.
- Premium streak-free window cleaner Fish Foam that works in homes and on cars.
- New summer WallQuotes like this one. Not that us guys need such reminders…
- This sexy stainless steel mosaic tile from The Tile Shop. Maybe for dad’s wetbar?
- Masculine accents from Joss & Main.
Who doesn’t love a lion to greet you at the door?
- This weathered lantern from Shades of Light that’s now marked down over $130.
- Z Gallerie‘s sleek metal gear clock, which pretty much rocks my socks.
- “Working Class” FLOR carpet tiles that are dense and durable for hard working spaces.
- Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like an open-mouthed hippo from Smock Paper.
- $1 Father’s Day (and other occasion) cards from Fabulous Stationery.
- This leather + herringbone + metal clasp iPad case from Jenna Lou Designs.
- Madcanvases custom photo collages, like this one done with engagement photos.
- Chic Shelf Paper showing it’s tough side with patterns like alligator skin.
- This killer honeycomb stencil from Royal Design Studio. Love the color combo too.
- Bien Living Design‘s updated portfolio of before & afters, like this bathroom makeover.
- Manly soaps and body products that come in this paint can from Jilly’s Happy Home.
- Dot Coms For Moms’ DIY Dare contest and this month’s “modern garden” entries.
- Ruby Lane‘s round up of pocket watches. That’s some old school swagger right there.
- Customized men’s rivet rings from Heart & Stone Jewelry with your kids’ names.
- This cool “twists & turns” alphabet nursery print from Petite Lemon.
- Liberty Hardware‘s 72 hour sale starting today with up to 75% off on bath hardware.
- Silhouette Blue‘s cards. I’ll take one of these on Dad’s Day. Or any day, really.
- Wedding jewelry from Little White Chapel that I’d be glad to see my lady in any day.
- This tweet from Nice Girl Notes. A dose of humor and reality never hurt, right?
- This train ride we took with Clara, which you read on Young House Life.
And here are the deets on those DISCOUNTS:
- Shades of Light: 10% off using code YHL0811
- WallQuotes.com: 15% off with the code YHL15
- The Tile Shop: 10% off when you use the code YHL10
- Heart & Stone Jewelry: 10% off your with the code YHL10
- Royal Design Studio: 10% off stencils with code YHL10
- Little White Chapel: 15% off with code YHL15
- Bien Living Design: $50 off a Long Distance Design when you mention YHL
We had tons of fun House Crashing Kelly Moore last May (you can see the whole shebang here)…
… so when she told us she had made some outdoor updates, we couldn’t wait to check out this little haven that she created out on her deck.
Complete with outdoor drapes, a hanging egg chair (from Ikea), some colorful seating (from CB2) , and lots and lots of potted plants – it definitely has serious come-hither charm.
We especially loved the leaning pallet planter that she DIYed with hose clamps from the home improvement store.
Some pallets have chemicals in them while others are more naturally sealed (with heat) so they’re less questionable for outdoor crafts like this. And if you’re unsure, you can always use a product like SafeCoat to seal off a pallet (it’s what the pros also use to seal off lead paint). To see more on how Kelly made her palette planter, click here.
The deck leads down to a sitting area with more bold seating, a chiminea, and a fire pit. You can see a closer shot of that area here.
And in almost every corner there are pretty little potted plants, like this sweet little succulent.
We love that not only did Kelly use plant pots for her greenery, she also used a few unexpected items, like this old metal toolbox. It definitely adds some soul and personality to the mix.
You can check out more of the outdoor details on Kelly’s blog. And a big thanks to her for sharing the update with us – we love seeing even more nooks and crannies of Kelly’s gorgeous house!
***Speaking of gorgeous houses, we’re on the lookout for awesome houses to crash in the Atlanta, Georgia area (or in the areas between there and Richmond – like Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, Greensboro NC, etc) since we’re headed out that way for the Haven Conference next week. We’ll also be traveling to Bethany Beach Delaware later this summer, so if you have a crash-worthy home in that area – or even in Virginia Beach, Virginia’s eastern shore, or Annapolis Maryland – we’d love to check it out! To submit your casa, just drop an email with some house photos and your location (just a general region, we don’t need your address yet) to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to figure something out (can’t promise we can hit every home that’s submitted, but we’ll do our darndest to squeeze in as much house-crashing fun as we can!).
But back to Kelly’s outdoor oasis. Let’s play the favorite part game. I’m dying over the egg chair and can’t believe I missed it whenever it was sold at Ikea (it’s not there anymore, boo hoo). Meanwhile John is loving the tool box planter. Oh and you can check out every house we’ve crashed here, and a few houses that we’ve re-crashed for update posts here and here.