Thursday, October 2, 2014

Random (p)Inspirations

Man oh man it has been FOR-EV-ER since I did a random pinspiration post. To the three of you who still read the blog, first of all, THANK YOU, and here's what is inspiring me lately.


For anyone else who, like me, is sick of ALL THE THINGS PUMPKIN SPICE. Thanks, Jay Pharoah.

This ponytail is so perfect it makes me want to punch Lauren Conrad right in the babymaker. I won't, but I want to. Consider yourself warned, LC.

1970s boho perfection.

So I have been painting up my kids' jeans over the past week (Simon requested a pair with a skull on them recently), which brought back my high school days of painting jeans and denim jackets. Imma do a pair like the ones below (which are Ralph Lauren and cost about $250). And you know what? Imma get a $5 pair at the Goodwill and they will look just as cool. SUCK IT, RALPH LAUREN.

Wanna see some badass interiors? Here they are.

(I never met a kilim I didn't love).

(This room's texture and asymmetry drive me bonkers in the best way).

 (We recently scored a leather couch off Craigslist for our basement reno, and I am going to have to find an el cheapo serape to go on it for the surf hippie vibe I'm going for).

Speaking of basement reno, I also scored some repositionable wallpaper at Target that is covered in old school black and white boom boxes. It's going on one wall of the bathroom, and the rest are going to be painted a deep charcoal. I'm getting this poster to hang inside a scrolly gold frame across from the toilet:

and this rug from Urban Outfitters:

Some stuff I want to DIY:

how cool are those? TRES cool. I know. Finally - who DOESN'T need some googly-eyed cookies for Halloween?

Happy Thursday, yo.



Jennifer Durham said...

Need to see how your jeans turn out! LOVE the Bill Murray poster, fabulous idea to put it in the bathroom! I want to steal that idea so bad! Then my cat named Murray can look at her namesake when she wants to mess with the toilet paper roll (grrr)!

MerciBlahBlah said...

I'll share pics of my jeans when I'm finished (and my kids' jeans - they're pretty cool). And be my guest - steal away on the old Bill Murray idea. We have just had boring beige bathroom for long enough, and since we're re-doing the rest of the basement I figured it was time to give the potty room a lil update too.

heidi said...

If I had a tufted leather couch, I would take it behind the junior high and get it pregnant. I want two nine footers in my family room. And that bill murray pic.

MerciBlahBlah said...

I know - isn't it dope? By the by - the tufted one isn't the one we got on Craigslist - it's just one I could make sweet, sweet love to as well. And don't even get me started on Mr. Murray.

Paula said...

Bill Murray in the loo is perfect! And don't even get me started on pumpkin spice...

Plussizedstore said...

this painted jeans look like an impressive picture :)) these colorful images are so inspiring :P painting (mixing many colors in a picture) is also my fave and hobby :")

P.Emily said...

how inspiring!!! love these pics!

4 tips for choosing the perfect cocktail dress said...

amazing pics, so inspiring!!!