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Popping Up in Denver: Sixpenny Furniture

When was the last time you ordered a piece of furniture online only to have pure an utter remorse upon realizing that the complex assembly was going to test the strength of your marriage. We’ve all been there. That beautiful entryway table you just had to have on sale arrives in two boxes with 700 piece, none that look like they belong in an entryway table. 

Thanks to Boulder, Colorado Based Sixpenny, complicated online purchases are a thing of the past. Known for being the home of “the most comfortable chair ever,” Sixpenny’s stylish sofas, sectionals and chairs are available online and come with white glove delivery service. Shipped directly to your home, Sixpenny’s team of expert furniture assemblers will bring everything in and complete the assembly while you sit back and drink a glass of wine. Who wouldn’t enjoy that! 

sixpenny denver popup

I love learning about Colorado companies doing great things and Sixpenny is truly revolutionizing how we should be looking for new furniture. I got the chance to catch up with Sixpenny co-founder Jonathan Allen last month at their Denver Popup location to learn more about the company.”By selling direct to the consumer,” without a storefront, “Sixpenny has the best value in the industry.”

Their most recent release is their line of fully customizable sectionals. Each end cap is fully finished, meaning you can reconfigure your set into dozens of variations and add pieces as you need them. Cushions are built with a foam core stability and soft feathers giving the most comfortable chair fluffy and comfort that will keep you from getting up. Most covers (with the exception of the leather options) are removable for washing allowing you to keep up with whatever messes life throws at you. 

 

Over the next two months, Sixpenny is hosting an ongoing popup just across from Cherry Creek Mall where you can experience the furniture and select the materials for your covers! If you are headed home from work and need to take a break from traffic, you can even swing in from 5 pm – 7 pm everyday for their Sip and Shop Event! 

Can’t make it to Denver? Sixpenny is heading to Chicago and New York next and you can even request a complimentary swatch kit before deciding what materials you want for your living room redo! 

Home Decor & Projects

Making over your guest room for the holidays with timberchic®

Installing a reclaimed wood wall

I can’t believe its November already. Does anyone else feel like this year has gone by in a blur? As the holiday season rapidly approaches I’ve been feeling the need to make the guest room up to par for any holiday guests stopping by this year. Having a guest room that helps invite people to make themselves at home really helps improve everyones experience as a traveler! 

When we started, this guest room was a bit boring, just plain walls and a bed. The first step in revamping this room was to remove all the furniture and update the paint throughout the whole room. We used a light grey to give some color and depth. 

I’m in love with the look of reclaimed wood walls and I was super excited when I learned how easy timberchic® could make installing a reclaimed accent wall in this room. This beautiful DIY solution is made of reclaimed river logs and the smooth finish makes it perfect for installing as a headboard in the guest room. 

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Arts & Crafts/ Holidays

DIY Pumpkin Diorama for Halloween

DIY Pumpkin Diorama

This month has been so busy and I don’t feel like like I really had time to properly decorate the outside of our house for Halloween as much as I would have liked. We do have a skeleton out in the yard and our spooky halloween wreath hanging on the door but thats about as far as I was able to get. 

I saw a finished halloween diorama last year and knew that I wanted to make one for our front living room. I picked up a pumpkin and a few figurines during last years Halloween clearance sale and packed them away to be assembled this year. This DIY Pumpkin Diorama is easy to make and can be personalized to fit your decor or personality. 

DIY Pumpkin Diorama

DIY Pumpkin Diorama Supplies

  • Plastic Pumpkin Shell 
  • Foam Base
  • Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun 
  • Spanish Moss 
  • Toothpicks
  • Halloween Figurines 

I used a half ball floral base for the bottom of my diorama. It fit nicely into the pumpkin shell I has selected and would be easy to affix the moss onto. 

DIY Pumpkin Diorama

DIY Pumpkin Diorama

I like that this base has a bit of dimension, allowing me to put my figurines on different levels inside the scene. 

Did you know that Spanish moss comes in a whole variety of colors? I love this purple shade against the white pumpkin background. If you are using a different colored pumpkin, you might want to try hunter green, orange or even black moss as your base. 

Glue the moss onto the base in portions, starting at one side and progressing until no foam shows beneath. Be careful not to burn a whole into the foam with your gun as your glue and keep your fingers on the very edge of the moss to prevent burns. 

Using hot glue, I attached toothpicks to help the figurines stand up properly inside the diorama. You may need to break the wood so that the picks arent longer than the base you plan to affix to. 

Push the Halloween figurines into the foam base and arrange however you’d like. I used a coffin, a couple of trick or treaters and a giant spider to round out my scene. 

DIY Pumpkin Diorama

Looking for more easy Halloween Projects? Check out my $3 Tissue Paper Wreath Tutorial! 

Arts & Crafts/ Holidays

You’ve Been Boozed Popcorn Box

Halloween is my favorite holiday and there’s nothing more fun than spreading some spooky Halloween joy to all of my neighbors. Although the day of treats is a few weeks away, there’s no reason to limit the goodies just to the kids. Booz’ing your neighbors is a fun tradition you can start up this year that everyone will enjoy. 

I’ve joined up with a 50 other crafty bloggers to share how much fun you can have with a popcorn box from World Market, Felt from Kunin Group, Googly Eyes from Oriental Trading and a bit of imagination.  I’ve put together a Boozy gift box that I’ll be leaving on my neighbors doorstep later this evening!  Continue Reading…