Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Well the holidays are over. Did it feel like Christmas to anyone else? Personally, I felt like my family had all conspired to pretend that it was Christmas... when in reality it was summertime. As I stood outside in shorts, barefeet, and a Tshirt, I remarked to my mom that we should be hiding Easter eggs not unwrapping gifts! In Georgia, the warm weather has created quite the confused landscape: birds tweet, thrift blooms, and cherry trees bud. Meanwhile, I'm thinking "no! slow down! stop!" -- Will we even have a spring this year? Especially once winter really does arrive and kills all the little confused blooms?
Oh well-- the new year and winter will come whether we like it or not!
In honor of the upcoming new year, the Etsy shop is offering a HUGE sale. All my original art-- yes, ALL of it-- is on sale. Prices have been slashed across the shop: large and small, abstract and still life, oil and acrylic. So if you've had your eye on one of my original pieces, now is the time to purchase.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Can you say "depressing"? We were the proud owners of off-white walls, a clanking window unit, a rusty radiator, and one window shade. I tell you, that one window shade made all the difference. Yes, that was sarcasm.
Because the carpet was brand new, we decided to leave it even though it wouldn't have been my pick of carpets. We decided to paint the walls and the radiator, and just give the room and entirely new vibe. Instead of drab and sad, I wanted a dramatic, eclectic look. So without further ado... here's a look at what the space looks like now.
Because our bedroom faces north, we're limited on how much natural light we get through the day. Most of it streams in during the morning and then gradually diminishes throughout the day. I knew a pale color wouldn't work well without the correct light; so I took a risk and went with a dark, dramatic shade of charcoal grey. we chose Arabian Veil by Behr Paints, available at the Home Depot.
It turned out to be the best idea. The charcoal grey has a deep purple-blue undertone that shows up in different ways over the course of the day. It's so pretty and works so well with the blue accents in that room.
When Mark and I registered for our wedding, we decided that one major item we would register for would be good bedding. Having really nice bedding--sheets, duvet, comforter-- really can give your room a luxurious feel. Even if the rest of the room isn't totally perfect, crawling into a squishy, hotel-soft bed will elicit the most content sigh imaginable.
Our dresser and Mark's beside table are painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint's Paris Grey. I did two coats of the Chalk Paint on both pieces of furniture, sanded to add some distressed touches, and then added two coats of the Annie Sloan Soft Clear Wax topcoat. The pale grey color matches our charcoal walls and somehow has a modern yet vintage touch at the same time. I absolutely love it.
You can read more about the dresser makeover here.
My favorite feature in our bedroom is the blue stained glass window that hangs above our bed. It makes such a big, bold statement and really sets the mood of our room. Can you believe I found that beauty at an antique warehouse for only $45 dollars? They had three others which I didn't buy. And to this day, I regret that I didn't!
All in all, I love our master bedroom. I feel that it really encapsulates and showcases my style. Its eclectic, colorful vibe makes me happy everyday. It's cheerful and cozy at the same time, with lots of layered texture and bright hues.
Like what you see here? Check out our kitchen renovation and home office tour. We're always renovating and DIYing around here. So stay tuned for more projects and makeovers! Thanks for reading!