Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall Decor

Tweaked a few things around the house this week in anticipation of fall...It's getting cooler here and I think the colors in my house make fall "look good"... So a few colorful changes here and there.Gourds in the living room cabinet... I also put some jute around the candles and other things here and there in an attempt to clone pottery barn. Coco made fun of me and then asked if I had any left over...
pumpkins in the dining room take a look in the corner there...who do you see? Yes its a Buddha head. I've actually been looking for a white Buddha head for some time now, and where did I find him? DI for $3....ha booyah
Entry table...pumpkins and fall jewels... I should mention that all the fall things you see were acquired at the Dollar Store... Even the ceramic pumpkins..
Glass pumpkins and a vintage painting in fall colors....I love these bird paintings, There is one for every season...LOVE!
And a cloche...I actually am going to use this piece for a light fixture I'm going to make but for now I love it on the table. Speaking of the table...this is the old end table I've used for years and I wanted to paint it a do a pattern on it. I was shooting for a harlequin pattern but ended up with lattice somehow...I am trying to see if I can live with it but I think I'm going to repaint it eventually...It's a bit much for me I think...

Anyway this is my ode to fall...I love the season now until Christmas...then I'm over it :(

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Projects and pics...

Seems like all I do is post pics, but when a picture paints a thousand words... why not..(cleaver, no?)

So I just posted this one cause Coupe is so dang cute ! Nicest dog ever :)
I was working on the girls chairs and she likes to be in on the action as much as possible. You see Meagans fabric to your left bottom...
Sorry about the random order...I really try to figure out how to post the pics in order but I always miss it by one or two...anyhoo I just wanted to show how Meagans $5 yard sale chandelier turned out after a little paint. She hung it in her entryway.
I've been trying to change up my bedding lately and after changing out the duvet I decided it needed a pillow to finish it off. I made the orange pillow and even figured out how to do the rosette...I thought it turned out pretty good for me anyway..
I was looking for a new tv table for the upstairs and came across this turn of the century game table for $25 at a garage sale. It has a leather top and teeny tiny wheels on the legs! (that's my favorite part) I haven't decided whether to paint or leave it wood but I'll live with it for awhile to see...
Again this is in the wrong order...but this in the seat to coco's dining room chair...LOVE the fabric don't you?
I'm trying to get a whole flower on each seat as well as the backs and it's really eating up the fabric... (it wasn't cheap fabric :(
This is what her chair looked like before..and while I'm not done with them this is the teaser...are you teased?
Here is meagan painting her chairs...She has a black and white kitchen so her chairs are black with a white and black graphic fabric
Callin got in (roped) on the action as well...
out of order...I painted a side table I found on for $15...the wood were mismatched so it demanded a painting...I went with a light ice blue then aged it and glazed it the stenciled and I learned what to do and what no to do...!
the table before
One of my most recent projects was this chandelier I found at DI for $5...I've been looking for a light for a long time. I really wanted to buy one on overstock for $185 but my checking account said no, so I was very happy when I found this one!
A little white paint, some bulbs and I LOVE.... I will add crystals later and it will be perfect! for a savings of $175 anyways...
Future up coming project. These are panels from Ballards for $100 each panel...I think some linen and stencils and it can be theory...