Easy DIY Blue and White Pumpkins

By the time Halloween rolls around, I’m getting tired of my Halloween decor. I’ve seen other bloggers already putting up Christmas decor, but I refuse to jump the gun. For me, November is dedicated to Fall decorating.

If you’re like me, you’re probably looking for ways to shake up your Halloween or Fall decor in unexpected ways. I recently saw a post on Town & Country’s Instagram for blue and white Japanese porcelain inspired pumpkins and knew I had to try jazzing up my little white pumpkins! They ended up super cute and I’m feeling all kinds of inspired thinking about how to use them!

How cute is that!? Best part, it is super easy!

And you really only need 1-2 things other than the pumpkin, and you probably already have them around the house.

Ready?

Yep, simple sharpies! I ended up using the dark and light blue because I wanted a little color variation.

I started by searching blue and white China patterns and loved this for its simplicity.

Now I’m not the best at freehand drawing so I wasn’t up for drawing the complicated patterns on Japanese porcelain. Plus, simple= fast and easy.

Step 1: put dots on pumpkin.

I scattered them around and after drawing the first couple of flowers, added more if it was too sparse.

Step 2: draw the petals.

More dots! Just put dots around the light colors that act as the center of the flower. I found that it looked better to have separation between the petals and center.

Step 3: draw the stems and leaves.

I liked the look of curved stems. Do them in different directions to create some movement/ the look that the flowers were dropped there.

Step 4: fill it in!

How cute is that!? It probably took 5 minutes. I like adding more pattern on the bottom and top for some pizazz.

I saw a vase with a similar pattern and doodled this for fun. A Greek key pattern or something with repeated lines or symmetrical elements would also look great.

I love that the flowers almost remind me of a fabric. And I LOVE how simple they were to create a totally new look. I’m definitely going to be using these in a table setting this week!

Happy rehabbing!

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Crazy for Cocktail Caddies

They’re my latest obsession. You know, those things you can put a bunch of glasses in and conveniently carry around the party to serve the drinks, transport glasses, or simply use create an extra fancy display. Since I love cocktails and LOVE collecting funky vintage glassware, collecting drink caddies seems like a logical next step, right? (Support me in my hoarding here!)

My interest was piqued by this beautiful gold set listed on One Kings Lane.

Yes, it is stunning, gorgeous, everything one could hope for in a cocktail set. Except it rings in around $450. All of you, my dear Rehabbers, know that wasn’t gonna fly for me. Okay, maybe it would if I wasn’t going to accumulate several or was buying it for a super special occasion or gift, but as a “just for fun” purchase, I just had to look to see what else was out there. Boy, was I glad I did!

I’m gonna take you through a few of my favorite finds. I found a medium priced set, a cheaper set, an even cheaper set and one wild card that was too cute not to show you!

Medium Priced Set

This is a set of shot glasses from RegencyMod on Etsy and it rings in at $169. While it’s not 24K Gold like the One Kings Lane set, the price difference shines.

Cheaper Set

This is a set of 4 full sized glasses with matching coasters sold by 14th Street Vintage on Etsy. It rings in at $75. MyrasMagicMiscellany on Etsy has a similar set for $70! These actually match the previous set, so if you really wanna go crazy, you can get both and still ring at about half price of the ultra luxe set!

Even Cheaper Set

I LOVE the holder on this set. These shot glasses have a cute heart and flower motif. This set of 8 shot glasses with the holder rings in at only $32 from KatePearceVintage on Etsy!

Wild Card!

I love, love, love this set. I may even buy this one for myself if one of you don’t scoop it up first. I have been actively trying not to buy, so this one is your gain! It rings in at $31.44 on ZenZetty’s Esty shop.

Any of these would be perfect to use during holiday parties or to give as gifts. I can just imagine one sitting out on the bar next to my record player while having friends over to decorate the tree.

Are you ready to get your collection of cocktail caddies going?

Happy hunting, Rehabbers!

(I have no affiliation with any of these sites or shops and this post is not sponsored in any way.)

Featured Chair: Tre Pezzi by Franco Albini

Featured Chair: Tre Pezzi by Franco Albini

I love the Tre Pezzi chair. What’s not to love?

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The carriage and stature reminds me of a distinguished gentleman. Tre Pezzi means 3 pieces. Makes sense, right?

You can currently find new versions at Cassina, but if you want the real thing, these are incredibly hard to find. I was once looking for an original, and I had a dealer LAUGH IN MY FACE when they realized I was serious.

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This midcentury style was designed by Franco Albini and Franca Helg, and is one of my favorite all time finds.

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I love the fuzz!

Cheap and Chic No Sew Easter Pillow Cover DIY

Cheap and Chic No Sew Easter Pillow Cover DIY

I love decorating my house for every holiday. Even more so because here in LA we generally have two seasons- warm and sunny and hot and sunny.

Easter is one of my favorites (okay, every holiday is my favorite!) because I love using all the springtime colors. You know what DOESN’T go with springtime colors? Red! I have these red pillows on my couch that are ultra comfy, but pretty much only work at Christmas.

The offending red pillow!

Instead of changing out my pillows or buying expensive covers at a store, I decided to go with a cheaper solution and make some Easter-y, springy pillow covers. My first thought was to use burlap, but I wasn’t feeling any of the weaves I saw at the craft store. Canvas was on sale, so I got some for $6 and headed home.

YES, I MADE OVER MY PILLOWS FOR $6! I had all of the materials at home, so you may spend a little more, but if you’re an avid rehabber, you’re really only paying for the fabric itself.

Here’s what you need for this project:

  • Fabric
  • Fabric paint and a paint brush
  • Liquid stitch (or a needle and thread or your sewing machine. Depending on the fabric you choose, you may need a heavy duty needle.)
  • Fabric scissors (well, you don’t really need them, but why would you do that to yourself?!)

Your first step would usually be to wash your fabric, but since I’m only going to be using these pillows for about a month and I’m super lazy, I skipped this step. I just ironed the major creases out of the fabric so that I would be able to get a good, straight cut. I put my pillow on top of the fabric to measure what I’d need and cut out my three pieces. To put the pillows together, I used this tutorial from Amy at Homey Oh My since I’ve only ever made pillows using my machine or by hand.

After cutting out fabric pieces came the fun part- painting! Using pencil (couldn’t find my fabric pen or chalk), I lightly traced a bunny form that I had on hand. If you’re good at drawing, you could totally sketch something out. Then I painted over and filled in my outline with white fabric paint. Easy!

My bunny right after painting, right before drying overnight.

I let my bunny dry overnight then got to gluing. This is where you really want to pay attention to Amy’s tutorial!

Yes, I did use a trash bag to protect the floor from glue, just in case! I used the triangle to make sure I applied the glue straight on the edges.

Here’s where I made a mistake– when you’re sewing and pinning fabric, it is easy to see if you put a piece on backwards. When you’re gluing, make sure you check before you apply the glue! I put the back pieces on backwards, which ended up being okay because I like a rustic look. But if I was sewing, it would have been easy to just rip out the seam.

Here’s where I messed up! Make sure to check how everything lines up before you glue!

I let the cover dry for the day, then flipped it inside out and stuffed the red pillow inside. Voila! A whole new look!

Beach Chic Guest Room

A quick design for a simple beach-inspired room for a friend’s guest room that will be renting out on AirBnB.

We are working with an existing all white, modern bed and dresser, and sticking to a MAJOR budget, my specialty!

I love the pops of color in the flamingo lamp and the Gray Malin poster!

Roadside Rehab Instagram Reaches 10K!

Another BIG milestone here!

My Roadside Rehab Instagram account has reached 10,000 followers! I love using Instagram to post inspirational shots, items that I love, and flea market finds that I don’t cover on the blog. 

From my stint on Flea Market Flip to my roadside and flea market finds, Industry Influencer interviews, DIY projects and tutorials, selling vintage and antique pieces, redesigning spaces, attempts at construction, and my recent forays into styling and creating florals for my events, I cover it all on Instagram! Thanks for following and if you don’t already, follow me HERE!!!

Some of my favorite shots!

When The Paint Breaks


Dropped the spray paint can and still tried to use it with the nozzle broken, so I ended up with paint all over my hands!

#1 rule of painting: DON’T WASH OFF WET PAINT. (Well, that’s my rule… maybe also to always use a drop cloth.) Wet paint becomes a slimy, spready mess and gets everywhere if you try to wash it off. It is much easier to let the paint dry then get it off. 

I always use acetone polish remover on a cotton ball because I always have it around the house (it’s also a great way to get paint and other stains off gel polish- a quick swipe and you’re good as new!) After the polish remover, the paint is pretty much gone and I wash the area and go on with my day.

Do you guys have any tips for getting paint off your skin?