Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Little H Spot: Naomi from Design Manifest

Can I just tell you how much I love a divine hack job? No need to waste more words: see for yourself as Naomi from Design Manifest shares her Hackadelic skilz!!

Hi Everyone! I'm just tickled to be sharing my little happy spot today. To be honest with you, my apartment is a complete disaster right now. I'm in the midst of about 4 projects. One of them involves wallpaper and has most of my furniture pushed away from the wall and floating in the middle of room. I also have a spare dining table, two extra BRNO chairs and a unused sideboard crowding up my living space. Not much happy about all of that. (Furniture hoarder, much?) I DO have one little corner that has been unaffected by my manic decorating, and that is my happy spot that I'm going to share today.

It's my Rast Hack.


I was inspired to add a little black/glam/Asian-goodness into my space. I adored this piece I saw at an auction, but didn't want to pony up the money for it. I know my way around an Ikea Rast cabinet, though, and thought I could hack my way to a little happiness.


I decided to go less ornate, and more with a subtle campagin-feel and I must admit I'm quite pleased with the result. It's just enough bling and drama without being over the top.


While they are waiting for their final destination (they are to be my television console,) I'm really enjoying them paired with my art and a few pretties. I was lucky enough to score this original piece of art from my grandmother's basement. The horse figurine is vintage and the lamp is from Arteriors Home.




Just looking at them makes me smile. Now if someone would just buy my BRNO chairs and finish up my wallpaper project I would be thrilled.

Thanks so much for having me over, Alison!

18 comments:

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

This is a great hack!
Love all the hardware.


Rashon
www.ilovethrifting.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

a beautiful transformation and that brass horse is perfect!

anita said...

Love it!
(and love you both.)

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Naomi is the coolest.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

This hack is on my all time favourites list- Naomi is the shidazzle sauce!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Awe thanks everyone! Rashon- I agree, it's all about the hardware.

Alison, thanks again for having me over :)

Modern Country Lady said...

Fabu-lo-so.When's mine coming? hahaha!

Lonely Wife Project said...

Naomi is ridiculously talented!

Erica said...

Love all the hardware. That brass horse is perfect!

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Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Love them! Where did you find that hardware? It's gorgeous!

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Naomi@DesignManifest said...

@Anne-Marie- I list all of the sources I used in this post:

http://designmanifest.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-rast-hack.html

Erin said...

Naomi is a super genius with an amazing eye. Awesome hack!!!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Love this creation by Naomi! Just found your blog via her so I'll be checking out more! :)

http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

SHERRY HART said...

Honestly they look like a million bucks! Who would know????

Rachel Wright said...

I LOVE the print you chose and the transformation is just amazing, what great talent you have...

Newest follower here, glad I found you!

xoxo rachel @ The Inspired House of Wright

Kendall said...

One of the best before/afters ever. I wouldn't use it as a TV console. It's perfect where it is.

Marissa Waddell said...

AWESOME DIY! I am so impressed with what people have done to Rast chests. I wanted to do a campaign look with mine, but I got lost in hardware land trying to figure out how to re-create inset campaign pulls. So I went for Dorothy Draper-esque instead (check 'em out here).

Marissa
www.roost-home.blogspot.com