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DIY: Upcycled Wicker Peacock Headboard

Found Wicker Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

I found this little fella across the street at a yard sale last year.  I always think these vintage peacock headboards look so sweet in kiddos’ rooms.  Plus, err-body’s so busy that it’s easy to get caught up in buying everything on page 59 of the Pottery Barn catalog and calling it a day, so I love it when you get to inject things that are a little more unique – and maybe a little time worn – to give a room some soul.

I actually love it as-is, and the au naturel route has its charms.  This one – in a Hamptons Designer Showhouse room by Sara Bengur Interiors (which is perfect, btw) – is in a darker stain that gives it an island-y feel, which I love.

Wicker Scroll Headboard | Covet Living

Remodelista also shared this pic from Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, which shows ta go ya that you can keep the headboard neutral and just dress up the bed with bold pillows.

Au Natural Wicker Headboard | Covet Living

Or if you ever needed a reason to love wicker’s natural finish, there’s this.  BANG.

Perfect Wicker Chair | Covet Living

But I’m also thinking of rolling up my sleeves and giving it a fresh coat of something awesome… maybe for one of my knocked-up pals.  It’s been done in everything from ROY to G to BIV:

Hot PInk Headboard via Oh Joy | Covet Living

Candy Pink Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Red Wicker Headboard via OKL | Covet Living

Peacock Headboard in Blue | Covet Living

Peacock Teal Headboard | Covet Living

Navy Wicker Headboard via BHG | Covet Living

Wicker Scroll Yellow Headboards via OKL | Covet Living

Green and White Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

Green Wicker Headboards | Covet Living

Green Peacock Headboard | Covet Living

What do you guys think??  I love it in hot pink and in green.  OR in this peachy pink perfection – which would be so sweet for a little girl’s room…

Peachy Pink Color | Covet Living

…with layers of whites and creams and maybe some charcoal grey on the bed.  Like this Boho-went-to-heaven fabric (Sedona Ikat in Java by Beacon Hill), which is about as $$$ per yard as your kid’s first year of college… but it’s good for inspiration:

Beacon Hill Sedona Ikat | Covet Living

Like zeese!

DIY Headboard Redo | Covet Living

If you’re looking to do the wicker thing, there’s a few on ebay for $200 and up.  But I would suggest keeping your eye on Craigslist, Estate Sales, and yes – my old faithful – the Goodwill.

xoxo!

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{Currently Loving}…

EVERYTHING from Revolve Clothing right now… including this amazing dress I just ordered in preparation for b-day fest 2015.

Revolve Clothing :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

This jam…  for running:

The vintage rug layered on top of that Tabarka Tile… the vanity… the sconces in the mirror… and just about everything in the hizzle Amber of Amber Interiors just did in this California Eclectic home.

Amber Interiors :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

And if you need gorgeous, one-of-a-kind rugs, I suggest her shop.  They look fab online, but I have a friend who bought one in real life and said they’re all beautiful and in great condition.

Amber Interiors Rug :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Arcona products, including this new serum.  My skin flipped its sh*t when I moved here – probably because I was slathering it in sunscreen every day – but then I got a facial at the Arcona Spa in Santa Monica on Karrie’s recommendation, and my skin cleared up in a matter of days.  I haven’t looked back (or used anything else, other than their products) since.  It’s pricey, but the line is all natural and amazing.  I use the Toner Tea Bar + Magic Dry Ice + Advanced A Serum (below) when I can hoard enough samples of it.  Did I say that out loud?  The Mandarin Brightening Peel is also the cat’s pajamas.

Arcona Advanced A Serum :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Just started binge-watching on Netflix.  Can’t stop.

Blacklist :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

I’m all about pinning some life lessons these days.  It helps.

Boiling Water :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

This dress + that hair do.  I’ll take it.

Dress :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Galbraith & Paul’s Lotus pattern is something you usually see covering the walls of Powder Rooms all over Pinterest, but the gals from Good Bones Great Pieces (or, I guess they’re McGrath II now) recently did some chairs in ‘em.  So pretty.  We also just ordered samples of all the color ways in this pattern, and they are stupidly gorgeous in person.  Dove Gray might be my fave.

Galbraith and Paul Chairs :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Long, flowy mermaid hair.  Every time I try to grow mine out, I get fussy and impatient, and cut it in the tweener stage.  I’m gonna let it hang out this time.

Hair :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Baby hex mosaic tile flooring, comme ça.  I dunno if it reminds me of Grandma’s bathroom floor or the floors at my high school (built in 1929), but I love it.

Hex with Flower Mosaic :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Drinking lemon water in the a.m… (I also pop mint + cucumber in mine, and let it marinate in a giant Ball jar before I drink it).  Super refreshing and apparently also super good for you.

Lemon Water :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Again.  More wise words.  Nous sommes nos choix means “We are our choices.” Ain’t it the troofs.

Nous sommes nos choix :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

I love my mornings, which look like this.  It’s like I haven’t adjusted to Pacific Coast Time yet, even after a year, because I get up around 5am and can hardly keep my eyes open after 9pm.  But that time in the mornings – right before anyone else gets up & before the sun comes up & everything is quiet = one of my favorite times of the day.

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This is what almost every sunset here looks like.  The sky is always pink.  I snapped this walking Goose after work the other day in our hood.

San Diego Sunset // Currently Loving // Covet Living

This sculpture by Peter Gentenaar.  I’d take it as an art print, a sculpture, the ruffles on my skirt or printed on fabric.  It’s fab.

Peter Gentenaar Sculpture :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

The sun is always warm here but the water is FREEZING right now, and if I had balls, they would shrink to the size of raisins every time I jumped in.  But I do it anyway, because there’s next to nada that’s more invigorating.

Just dive in :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

That pink marble.  I die.

Pink Marble :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

I need a pair or 12 of these for summer.

Pom Pom Shorts :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Everything from Raoul Textiles (thissun via Lulu DK’s Pinterest).  So playful and unique – especially in a sea of (everything else that looks the same).

Raoul Textiles :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

The perfect (staple) dress – for work (with a blazer over it), for Sunday brunch, or for date night.

Striped Midi Dress :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Vintage Hmong textiles, like this pillow (sold out now on Etsy), but that chick’s shop is legit. Vintage Hmong Pillow :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Monday nights at my house, which look like this.  And all the amazing friends I’ve made that come over every week.

Monday Nights :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

My new Billabong weekender bag from Becker’s Surf Shop in Malibu.  (Look at the bright coral zipper!)  It’s perfect.

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Le sigh.  I know this feeling well, and I am holding tight to the hope that I’ll have that again someday.

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Last night, which looked like this.  Design Porn + DVR + Pasta = perfection.  I’d love to feel like a nerd, but I hit the town twice this week on school nights, and found my house keys in my underwear drawer once.  #timetomarinate

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Molly’s hair color.  I tried “brown” for the umpteenth time last week in one of those efforts to go au naturel and save some coin, and it’s beyond godawful on me.  I’ll save elsewhere.  Bring on the blonde.

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Here we go again.  But seriously – ye gotta, right??  Otherwise then you blink and it’s almost over.  Sure, there’s always a chance that if you try something that scares you, it may not work out.  But damn, those are better odds than the 100% chance that it WON’T work if you don’t even try.  How does it go?  “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

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Spring-y, vintage-y, and so colorful:

Yellow Dress :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

When have I not loved a good Vintage Sputnik?  …but I REALLY love this one.
Vintage Sputnik :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

The perfect Spring outfit.  Aviators, a wife beater, and giant Hammer pants.  2 Legit.

Spring :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

These bistro chairs are PERFECTION.

Brown, Cream, Pink & Gold Bistro Chair, Maison Midi :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

A sweet and inexpensive way to display old family photos… with washi tape.

Washi Tape Photos | Covet Living

Layered necklaces.

Layered Necklaces :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

The cane chair + the blue drapery panels (and really everything) in this room by Betsy Burnham.

Betsy Burnham :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

Again with the mermaid hair.

Long Hair :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

This little hanging porch chair / swing thing makes me want to rent a shack on the beach so I can hang this outside.

Porch Hammock :: Currently Loving :: Covet Living

An all-white bedroom with one big, bad ass show-stopping element.

Amazing Headboard // Currently Loving // Covet Living

xoxo,

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