3 2014 Blog refresh

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1 #thriftscorethursday Hexagon Side Tables

Guess what day it is?! Thursday, one more day until FRIDAY!! Which also means it’s time for: #thriftscorethursday!!

Every single stinking week, I want to reach through the screen and steal all your thrifty treasures for real. I guess I’d have to find a rusty old barn and open up a museum of sorts… wait, that doesn’t sound so bad…

For those of you new ‘round these parts, every week Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival and I gush all over YOUR #thriftscorethursday submissions. We invite you to show off your treasures, mingle, and share your jaw-dropping absolute steals on designer goods found at the bottom of the goodwill bins. Don’t believe me check out Deanna and Ashley’s Nate Berkus finds (here and here).
#thriftscorethursday Week 10 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

8 Custom Blogger Redesign + Branding for The Glittered Barn LLC

I recently had the pleasure of working with Jodi and Audrine from The Glittered Barn LLC for my very first FULL Blogger web-design and branding. Chea, web designer—still don’t feel worthy of that title just yet. The Glittered Barn LLC is a blog all about their creative furniture makeovers in which they sels in her area and on Etsy. We’ve been working behind the scenes on the site design for quite some time and finally put the finishing touches two weeks ago and then installed last Tuesday (talk about a busy week!)

Jodi and Audrine’s only request was to keep their existing color scheme. Gladly taking the design freedom and the color preference, I approached their branding in the literal sense. You know glitter and barns and all that jazz.

Let’s begin with a style guide of the site:
 Black and White Obsession Designs: The Glittered Barn Custom Blog Design + Branding | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
I feel it’s the perfect mix of barn elements without bringing it to the farm animal level. It’s also not too girly by bringing in the pops of green and just the right amount of glitter.

3 Paper Craft: Geometric “Thanks” Favor Box

Great way to send a handmade thanks to friends and family | Geometric Favor Box | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I really hope you’re not sick of my latest obsession with Geometrics obsession, because I’m going all Kylie Minogue- “lalala, I just can’t get them out of my head.” Pretty sure my middle school geometry teacher would be proud- of the math, not the singing silly!

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Today I’m going to show you how I made this fun paper Geometric Favor Box using supplies from the AmyTangerine Plus One Collection (available to the public via HSN starting March 24).
Geometric Thanks Favor Box GIF | Free Geometric Template | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Fair warning, the favor box is geared toward the very special thank you’s in your life- since it’s created with a little time and love. You know like ‘thanks for watching Biggie Smalls for the day, sorry for drool on the ceiling’ or neighborly ones like ‘thanks for always picking up your dog’s doo,’ if not you could always send a hilarious dog flag care package.

Ohhkay, I’ll try to rein in the 8th grade child’s play.

7 #thriftscorethursday Vintage Typewriters

Can I get a little raise the roof action for this week’s #thriftscorethursday? I mean y’all really know how to get someone to waste the day away, in a totally drool-tastic way of course!! I think this week we’ve had the most submissions to date (22 on Instagram and four on Twitter) yet!!

#thriftscorethursday Week 9 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

If you’re new around these areas, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival, and I created this little challenge- to get out there and scour your thrift stores, dumpsters, antique stores, auctions, estate sales, or anywhere else second hand. These finds can be something you scored (probably an amazing deal), left behind, or laughed so hard your face muscles hurt. Snap a photo and hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter.  We’ll mingle and chuckle right along with you. Who knows, maybe you’ll find some new Insta-friends!!

6 How to ‘Host’ Images on Blogger

If you’ve ever been fed-up with your image hosting site not displaying your images, you know how painful it is to drop everything you’re doing to fix the issue. Or worse, their site is down and you feel like a sitting duck. This can be especially daunting when you’re already juggling the never ending blog to-do list. Today, I’m going to show you a work around on How to Host Images on Blogger.
Easy tutorial on how to host images on Blogger to transition from Photobucket or other photo hosting sites | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Within this tutorial you will learn:
  • Why make the switch from Photobucket?
  • Unveil the mystery as to where Google hosts Blogger photos.
  • Precautions to keep your blog photos safe.
  • Instructions how to host photos in blogger + how to keep them organized.

9 #thriftscorethursday Dumpster Dive- Wicker Patio Set

Is it really Thursday?! I think I missed a day somewhere this week, ha! Anywho it’s time for #thriftscorethursday, are you ready for this jelly?!

My lovely co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival and I challenge YOU, every week to scope out those estate sales, hang out at your favorite thrift stores, or even ‘take the dog for a walk on garbage day’ for those curbside freebies- then come back here and share your finds using the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter. 
#thriftscorethursday Week 8 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

20 DIY Geometric Heart Journal

Gratitude is something that I’ve been incredibly passionate about since forever and have recently explored new ways to incorporating into my daily life. So naturally, I decided to combine a few of my favorite things-- DIY, Black and White, Appreciation, Inexpensive, and Pretty Things-- to create this Geometric Heart Journal. This was the perfect combination to jump-start this gratitude revolution in the right direction.

Super easy to make! Pretty DIY Geometric Heart Journal | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
My favorite part about this journal is that the geometric heart is lined up perfectly along the spine so that when closed, it looks like a half a heart. But when opening the journal, to read or gently set aside, the entire heart is revealed.

Very easy to make! Pretty DIY Geometric Heart Journal, front and back cover | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

And guess what?! This project is ridiculously easy to re-create my friends. Oh and it was completely FREE since I just raided some office and craft supplies (gotta love having everything on-hand).

2 #thriftscorethursday Drab Experimental Dresser

Wahoo, it’s Thursday which means it’s time for #thriftscorethursday!

Unthaw your goodwill cards and hang out with Megan from RentalRevival, Brynne from TheGathered Home, and I as we dish about our thrifty purchases. The best part is that we beg er WANT YOU to scour your local thrift stores to find unique and interesting pieces and share them with US!
#thriftscorethursday Week 7 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival
So grab your camera (or cell phone), head to your favorite thrift stores, and show off your treasures using the #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter.

#thriftscorethursday Week 7 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival
I cannot tell y’all enough that Thursday is TOTALLY my favorite day of the week, why? Here’s why:

7 Entryway Reconfiguration Part 3- The Magic of Paint!

I’m a firm believer that paint can quickly take a room from drab to chic with a few swipes of paint roller. Our Entryway proves that 100 times over (well after we rip up that old dingy orange carpet)!! Let’s do a quick little side by side comparison shall we?

A little paint can go a long way!! Part 3 of Trisha D’s Entryway Reconfiguration | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Wowza! Holy Cats! Is that even the same room?!
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