Decorating with Texture

woven wall hanging // brittanyMakes

woven wall hanging // brittanyMakes


woven wall hanging // brittanyMakes

I’ve been lusting over unique woven wall art for quite some time. I understand it’s not for everyone, especially folks who lived through the fad in the 70’s, where I was hardly a spec of a thought in my parent’s minds, ha! I have great appreciation of the art and understand it’s a special skill only mastered by few. I’ve been contemplating different ways to incorporate this look into my own home, so I started hunting around. Randomly I stumbled upon this gorgeous (and huge!) pink & gray toned wall hanging at a flea market, priced at $20. Total steal! Even the vendor said “my boss is going to kill me” after offering it to me at that price. It appears vintage, but you never really know at flea markets.. I’m obsessed with the colors in this piece.

See how I incorporated it in my home – full post is over at today!


House Update!

If you’re new here, welcome! You’re in for a real treat today! You’re about to see the ugly side of my house……..

I think it’s been like, what? 7 months since we began the ‘phase 1′ of our renovation? We removed walls and renovated the kitchen last fall, and I should add – all the while living IN the house during the renovation, and with a 5 month old baby! Note to self – don’t do that again… Well, now the kid is 10 months old, and we’re finally embarking on ‘phase 2′ – Floors!!!

New Flooring - before // brittanyMakes


Just looking at this photo makes me laugh. The obvious divide of old & new is hilarious.  I took this photo just after we ripped up the carpet. And when I say ‘we’, I mean my husband and our contractor. I was playing with the baby.

After months of research, discussions, and more research, we’ve finally figured out what we’re going do with the floors! I’m so excited, it’s all coming together and don’t you worry, I will definitely share every possible detail.

Happy Monday! And PS! If your name is Melissa Hansson, check your email! You won the PrettyPegs giveaway!


Giveaway with Pretty Pegs!

Pretty Pegs Giveaway | brittanyMakes

Pretty Pegs Giveaway | brittanyMakes

Pretty Pegs Giveaway | brittanyMakes

Pretty Pegs Giveaway | brittanyMakes

I am SO excited to announce our newest collaboration with PrettyPegs! I can’t tell you how long I’ve adored their collection of table & sofa legs, and it feels surreal to say I get to give away a set of 4 Estelle table legs to one lucky reader (same legs as the ones above!).

PrettyPegs legs are most used to customize Ikea furniture – take a boring Ikea sofa and add some flare with brass capped Estelle legs or even the flirty turned Siri legs, they also have a couple retro options, if that’s your thing!  PrettyPegs legs are universally fit, and can jazz up more than just Ikea furniture.

PrettyPegs is celebrating their newest top-to-toe collection where customers get to mix and match their favorite table legs + table top for a custom design that suits your personal style.

The giveaway is easy! Each reader will have 3 chances to win – like PrettyPegs on Facebook, follow PrettyPegs on Instagram, and best of all, leave a comment on how you will use these legs in your own home!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*open to US residents only


Take 5 with Shannon Claire



Happy Monday everyone! I’m over at my good friend Shannon’s blog, Burlap & Lace sharing some embarrassing things about myself (that I would never post on this blog!) – just kidding!

Pop on over and read some hilarious deets on these fine ladies. The entire series is so fun!

Make sure you swing by tomorrow, I have a killer giveaway up my sleeve…


Rug Luck

vintage red & navy rug // brittanyMakes

vintage red & white rug // brittanyMakes

Happy St. Patty’s day! Speaking of luck, I feel like I’ve been extra lucky lately during my thrifting endeavors. I’ve stumbled across some amazing rugs lately! There is a weekly flea market in San Francisco, the Alemany Flea to be exact, which I like to go to whenever I’m feeling the flea-ing itch (pun intended!). I’ve scored some great items here before, most famously, my ballerina!

You can probably guess which rug I brought home. I was tempted to get both, but my husband – to gently put it – wouldn’t have liked that very much, so I stuck with my original plan and bought the one better fit for the space I’m working with.  I can’t help but brainstorm ideas on how to capitalize on my good rug-juju. The wheels are turning….

Hope everyone has a safe yet fun St. Patty’s day!


Casual Fridays

 #babyzanowhat a cutie, right?

 Thank you for all the love this week on this post!

I just ordered something huge (figuratively and literally) last night, and I can’t wait to share! Let’s just say my headboard is officially up for grabs. If you’re interested in buying it, shoot me an email!

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy all that sunlight!


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