Rustic Blue Chair Love

November 30, 2011 at 7:43 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally got the chance to finish a little antique chair project over the holiday weekend.  This little guy was found at a late garage sale.  Shabby pink paint hid the cute chunky style of this cutie.  Enter my rustic blue paint…

Before…

And after…

Well, what do you think? I think this one turned out super adorable! For sale now in the shop! 🙂

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The Lounge

June 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm (Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There is an extra bedroom upstairs that I did not have a particular use for at this time.  Why not use the room as a chance to have some fun and make a relaxing lounge where I can work on some projects?!

Here’s a little tour:

 

Bright, no? But, I love it and find it so cozy.  Remember that couch from before I bought the house?  The trunk was my birthday present a few years back and it now holds scrapbook and craft supplies.  The bright flash made some of the paint look patchy, but I promise, it isn’t so.  The door knobs and latch plates are from doors that were found rotting away in the garage when I moved in here.  I couldn’t keep the old doors, but also couldn’t part with the the hardware.  Any suggestions?

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DIY Art for a Bathroom

May 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Once I got my budget bathroom remodel completed I was pondering how to add a bit of art that was also inexpensive, but unique.  I then came across a box my grandmother had given me.  In it I found a set of vintage metal hair rollers. Light bulb!  I had the idea to frame the curlers in a shadow box with a funky background or bright colors to match the room.

The curlers I found:

A little hot glue, some magazine cut outs, scrap book paper, and a basic shadow box frame…

Simple and within budget, but funky and vintage! What do you think?

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A Special Gift

December 16, 2009 at 9:50 am (Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Tony gave me this special little Christmas gift early…

A Michael Jackson poster for my office!

It says, “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with,” Michael Jackson.

Isn’t that so sweet of him?  And a great addition to my (kinda drab) office! There is a small shelf project in the works to hold some things in the office that will go under the Keep Calm poster, so don’t worry, the space will fill in even better.  And, stay tuned!

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A Bit of Rustic

December 10, 2009 at 11:21 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I happened upon this home, home of Danish designer, Henrik Busk, over at Poppytalk today.  I’m really loving the rustic feel of the floors and walls mixed with whites.  My kind of place. 

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Inspiration for today!

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Mid Century Paintings For Sale In Shop

June 8, 2009 at 7:42 am (Shop Items) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I went back to the thrift store and those paintings were still there.  AND, they were 1/2 off!  So, I snagged them and cleaned them up a bit.  Now for sale in the shop!  Check them out!

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I think they would look really cute with the new roadside find chair!

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Maybe in a little girl’s mid century room?

***SOLD***

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Check Out This Art

May 11, 2009 at 11:03 am (Inspiration, Tid Bits) (, , , , , , , , )

Over the weekend my brother’s art was displayed in an art show at North Central College.  Check out some of his recent projects:

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And I’m lucky enough to own three of his pieces!  If you like his work, check out his website here:  www.rfosterdesign.com

His works are also for sale!

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Some Color In The Pocket Office

March 17, 2009 at 8:10 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Over the weekend I made a few tiny but fun changes to the pocket office.  First, I added some bright red paper to the blah sides of the drawer set under the desk.  It looked as if it had just been stashed under there, but now it looks as if it was intended to be there.  I also tried to eliminate some clutter.  I took down the picture mobile, arranged some of the hanging photos on the inspiration wire, and changed the art a bit.

I had seen online where framing simple art in a blank CD case can be easy to swap and add a fun punch to your walls for little money.  So, I hung three of these CD case frames with some strange art in them above the desk.  The art was small, cluttered, and mismatched.  I changed the art out to something more simple and in the color scheme.  I then hung them vertically to contrast with the inspiration wire.  I think this is starting to look much better than my original office a few months ago!

The colored paper on the drawers.

The colored paper on the drawers.

The CD case art I made.

The CD case art I made.

Doesn't it look so much better!?

Doesn't it look so much better!?

And, the other side of the office, so you can see the pretty matching boxes.

And, the other side of the office, so you can see the pretty matching boxes.

What do you think?

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Need Your Expertise

January 27, 2009 at 9:39 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

On Sunday Tony and I visited my grandparents.  My grandma gave me some dishes and also two antique picture frames.  She didn’t know much about them, except that they are old.  I’ll say!  The back of one picture has some writing on it that says 1898!  I know the frames are cross corner with leaves, and that they used to be quite popular.  Do you have any more information on these frames or the pictures inside?

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This is the writing on the back of one picture.  We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

This is the writing on the back of one picture. We can't make out all of the words, but we can read 1898!

I would love to know more about these, so if you know anything, let me hear it!

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Little Christmas Shelf

January 22, 2009 at 9:32 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

For Christmas, my Secret Santa (my sister-in-law-to-be, Jess) got me the cutest little shelf.  We have been debating where to hang it since then!  After we arranged some things the other day, we found the perfect place in the living room.  The colors match perfectly!  She also got me the little diamond studded candle and the LOVE sign that are sitting on the shelf.  It was just so adorable I had to post it.  Take a look!

I know its dark, but this is the shelf hung in the corner of the living room behind the Eames lounger.

I know its dark, but this is the shelf hung in the corner of the living room behind the Eames lounger.

My Christmas gifts from Jess!

My Christmas gifts from Jess!

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