Ta Da! Check out the new drapes. “What’s so special about these drapes?” you ask. Well, I’ll tell you. If you venture on Pinterest at all, you will have seen countless examples of paint drop cloths transformed into art. I tried to do that. The Pinterest inspiration for me was the pink fork and knife… Continue reading Drop the Cloth and Back Away…
There it is – The second of the two traditional ceiling light fixtures transformed! Jogging your memory for you: Lovely if you like traditional. Not so much if you don’t. One day, perusing through Pinterest as I tend to do far, far too often, I came across a blogger who made her rental unit more… Continue reading Et de Deux – Light Fixture Change-Up
Well, if it isn’t, it should be. Look up, waaay up, and you’ll see my industrial addition. It started out like this: Very traditional. Nice, but not my style. Came with the house. Still confused about that since the previous owners didn’t really have any other finishes in the traditional style. Interesting. Hemmed and… Continue reading Mid Century-Eclectic-Industrial. Is that a category?
Check out my lamps! Here’s a shot of the lamps before – formerly of the living room, moved in their green state to reside in the bedroom. I bought three packets of rope from the Home Depot, each 50 feet long, $7.98 each. At first I thought one package would do it, 50′… Continue reading The long and winding ROPE
I almost did this post without any words, just a photo progression of step one to the finished product, but I just couldn’t do it. With the pics, I could leave you thinking how genius I am and how my project went off without a hitch. HA! By now you know that’s not what happened. I’m… Continue reading Blinged-up Bar Stools
Here I am, another summer coming, and I am back to square one with my outdoor rug. For those who have been with me for awhile, you may recall the above photo. And how I started with this: For those who care to see, check it out here. This is how it looked at… Continue reading A Nod to All Things Nautical
See what I did there? TIME…CLOCK, well you get it. Here’s the Before wall, Chartreuse green with a series of international times on the clocks: And how I got to the After: First I painted the wall Peppertree by ICI, Dulux or Glidden; it’s all the same company, or you can use Piedmont Grey… Continue reading Hit me baby one more TIME…
Here it is, my next big save from the thrift store. I’ve been looking for some time for some sort of seat that was narrow enough to pass by, comfy enough to sit and put on your shoes, easy to look at and most important, as usual, CHEAP. This one came with a delightful little… Continue reading Shoe-Tastic!
Here is what I’m noticing. People are getting creative! Not only because of the influences of the old standbys of decorating shows and magazines, there’s Pinterest, Instagram, Websites and Blogs that inspire us, help us to dream and spur us on to try something we may never have thought of doing or just encouraging us… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern-er
Spring has Sprung! Time to put away the warm wooly winter accessories and bring back colour! I usually get an itch about now to have something new in my decorating inventory, but alas and alack my bank account as usual groans in anticipation. What?! I ask…just a little something to feed this spring decorating disease… Continue reading This Little Light of Mine