Recently I just got a new matress & box spring… so I’ve been on a search for the perfect headboard. I want something exagerated, over the top and screams Monica! I found it, and its gonna cost me a pretty penny, well… where there’s will, there’s always a way. So back on my quest I went, and wouldn’t you know it youtube saved the day, I came across this DYI video, its the same shape as what I am looking for, I’ll just have to make some minor alterations, because I want mine just a little bigger. I want to feel like royalty when I curl up in my bed, the Queen of the Night. I can’t wait to show pictures, I’ll post them as soon as the bedroom is complete.
I’d love to see your DYI projects, send me pics.
Video: Design Sponge Editor Grace Bonney
Vintage Shopping Spree
For some time now, I have been wanting to go on a vintage shopping spree in New York. So I’ve taken the time to do the research and narrow it down to some must hit spots…. I mean there has to be like a half million vintage boutiques in NYC, ok… I’m exagerating, nonetheless it wasn’t easy. I searched the web, blogs, facebook and finally, my list was born!!!
INA Soho 101Thompson Street, New York, NY
Decades (the celeb hot spot) 79 Green Street, New York, NY
Decor NYC 159 W. 25th Street, New York, NY
Eva Gentry 317 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Micheal’s 1041 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Shareen-Vintage 13 W. 17th Street, New York, NY
Looking at my list, I may have to make this a weekend event. I here that INA Soho is where stylist sometimes shopped for some of Carrie’s (Sex and the City) fabulous outfits, Decades is somewhat a new comer to the island, its been a L.A hottie before opening in the Big Apple. Oooo….. I can’t wait to stroll through Decor, I just moved this past February…. so I’m looking for some great finds to put in my home. Eva Gentry, Micheal’s and Shareen-Vintage are designer resale heaven. Ok, there’s just one problem, I need a box truck. Any takers?
Photos: Google Images
I grew up going to flea markets, and Cowtown was one of thoes places… I will admit as a kid I dreaded this place, seemed like we always went in the dead of winter and early in the morning…. I would think to myself, the sun isn’t even up. Off we’d go, my mom would bundle me and my sister up, 2 pairs of socks, long-jon underwear, coats, hats, gloves and our scarf would be wrapped around our mouth & noses (don’t know how we wre breathing). Nonetheless, as I got older I grew to love this place… my sister and I still go, but only when the weather is nice.
Cowtown is one of the places to go when you have nothing but time, there are vendors selling everything; food, clothes, hats, sneakers, boots, toys, jewlery, cleaning supplies, make-up, carpets, plants, and so on…. its a flea marketers dream! I hate to say it but one of my favorite vendors there sells nail polish, yes folks…. you get 5 for $10, and she has the BEST COLORS! The polish dosen’t chip or peel off. Another vendor I visit regularly is the Pepper Lady (as my sister calls her) she has the best stuffed peppers I have ever tasted in my life, you can find all kinds of yummy treats at her booth; candy, nuts, tomatoes, and cheeses. Sometimes I head out to Cowtown with nothing particular in mind, but I end up finding something that can be of use to me, ie: Journals for my mentoring group ( www.wix.com/girlyourbeautiful/gyb ).
When you go be sure to get a hot dog from the vendor thats near the exit (Car exit), I get the works on mine, it comes with a drink and a bag of chips. Also the traffic and parking can be a pain…. both coming and going, but in the end, it will all be worth it.
Location: Pilesgrove Township, in NJ
Hours: 8am - 4pm
Days: Tuesday & Saturday
Photos: Courtesy of Google images