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brittanyMakes
Sonoma, CA
Hi there! I'm Brittany. I'm a fierce accountant by day, and a zealous DIYer by night.
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Why, hello! Happy Monday! Let me begin by admitting one thing - I have a *small* fascination with chairs. I've been asked more times than I can count, "why do you have so many chairs?" It's true, I have a lot of chairs, and much to my fiance's chagrin -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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My man and I spent the weekend in Monterey, visiting his family and searching for wedding venues. And guess what! I think we found one, but I'll refrain from jinxing it until we lock down the date with our church. August is a big car month in Monterey, and this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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This is really just a post of gorgeous statement rugs that I wish I could afford. Apparently Kilim rugs are supposed to be inferior to pile rugs, but they're just soooooo pretty! I'm loving Kilim dressed in Ikat... and bold, complex, statement Kilims... via via Geometrical, symmetrical, and tribal Kilims...... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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Hello! I'm currently buried 6 feet deep in upgrading my blog to WordPress, and I just realized I forgot to schedule this post. Apologies, apologies! Remember that mystery project I hinted at last month? This is it! This is probably one of my favorite projects to date. It may not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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Slowly but surely, things are starting to come together in our loft. The most recent update being, I sewed new drapes for our bedroom windows! This has been a tremendous feat. We have 6 giant windows in our bedroom, on 14' ceilings... do the math, that's a lot of fabric!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at brittanyMakes
hey Jennifer! I completely agree, don't pick up old pillows from garage sales, eew! Order your upholstery foam from The Online Fabric Store, http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/, they have the best price I've found anywhere. Let me know if you have more questions, good luck!
Leila, thank you for your comment! Your sofa Pinterest board is perfect! I'm also re-thinking the burlap, i'm afraid it would be too scratchy LOL. This sofa, sadly, is still in storage, but it's on my mind all the time and I can't wait to have space to work on it! Hopefully soon :)
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2012 on My Free French Provencial Sofa at brittanyMakes
Stacey! it was soooo great to see you too! Your beautiful daughters are growing up so fast, its unbelievable. Thank you for checking out my blog, it means a lot :) I hope to see you soon!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2012 on nostalgia at brittanyMakes
the bakery is opening up in Monterey, CA! A little bit of a drive from Sonoma County, but sooo worth it.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2012 on photography + food, and a bakery at brittanyMakes
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I'm a busy body, and I just can't sit still. I always need to be running around, cleaning something, working on a project, social networking, planning, talking, brainstorming, crafting... and rarely do I give myself a break. Sometimes it may seem quiet here on the blog front, but let me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at brittanyMakes
thank youuuuu! we're so excited! And now comes the hard part - planning a wedding! But wait... DIY + wedding? I think I might explode! Thank you so much for the love :)
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on an unexpected surprise! at brittanyMakes
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Hello! I wanted to share with you an exciting side project I've been working on. My soon-to-be sister-in-law is in the process of opening up her first store, and I'm helping her with the interior design! She envisioned a rustic Italian cafe - mis-matched woods against white walls, a stark... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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Checking in from Disneyland! It's a hot one today, and the lines are all at least an hour long, so we decided to take an afternoon break and lay out by the pool. Before we left on vacation I started working on the walls in our dining nook. Over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at brittanyMakes
Thank you Jenny! It was such a smart move to get a stranger to take pictures, I feel so lucky to have them, I was totally in shock when it happened it was hard to remember everything. These pictures will remind me forever :)
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erin! Thank you!
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Debbie, you're so sweet! I wish we would have gotten a picture with the photographer. Him and his wife were so nice, the wife came running over and gave me a giant hug. The whole experience was so amazing.
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Thank you Liz!
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Maria, thank you! We're having a blast in Disneyland, a great way to celebrate with family and friends :)
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Thanks Lisa!
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oh April! Thank you so much!
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Kristin! Thank you! You're so right, it sounds really weird LOL
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Hello friends! Oh my gosh, this weekend has been incredible, I have something so exciting and completely mind blowing to share with you! My BF and I are celebrating our 3 year anniversary this weekend in San Diego, followed by a week in Disneyland with his family for our annual... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at brittanyMakes
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Oh Kathy! Thank you! And I guarantee you'll love the paint.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on the Tricycle red nightstand at brittanyMakes
Yes, Linda! Do it, and save yourself the money! It's so rewarding, a little challenging, but once it's complete I swear you feel like you can do anything!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2012 on A Chair fit for a Queen at brittanyMakes
all I can say is, "do eeet!" you'll be so happy with the results.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2012 on the Tricycle red nightstand at brittanyMakes