Archive for May, 2010

heavy metal

Can I just say that I’ve ALWAYS wanted a vintage metal frame bed? I’m obsessed with them. Well, the bed fairy came to my house yesterday (aka, my parents). They had one in storage that needs some love. I have always lusted after the ornate ones, but this one just seems to scream – paint me bright turquoise!

it’s missing the vertical braces on the foot board, but isn’t it lovely? I think it will be amazing once it’s done! We are planning on putting it in our guest bedroom. I’m hoping I can get it done this week.

I was inspired by this blog post from Julie at Joy’s Hope that I ran across yesterday. Of course, her bed was very ornate in nature and was wood, but I needed a splash of color in that room and I think turquoise is the answer!

Julie got her bed off of Craig’s List and I think it was an amazing find! Read more about it here: Don’t you just LOVE the fabrics that are on the bedding? It reminds me of stuff from Heather Bailey: I love all the different patterns and colors.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post an update on the progress soon! Until then, I’m back to doing some graphic design. : )


a little lovely…

I’ve been inspired a lot recently by several blogs I follow. Many I try to link on the right side of my blog ——->

I’m entering a new journey in my life that has been something of well… the unexpected. Almost a month ago I have a new job as a housewife and doing some fun projects for some extra cash here and there. As a freelance graphic designer, I’m doing some cool cycling jerseys and invitations, but I’m also re-purposing furniture, sewing aprons and anything else I can get a hold of. In my journey, I’m starting to do things for me. There are several projects around the house that I’ve been itching to do since we moved in last May, but after a serious knee injury, surgery, starting grad school, working insane number of hours, quitting grad school and realizing that I want to go back to school but for interior design – well, now here’s my chance.

Since the first time we entered this house, I was IN LOVE with all the black. See, I have an obsession with a few things, and as an artist color is one of them. Not just any color. Chartreuse. Black. White. Turquoise. And let’s throw in splashes and accents of red. I can’t get enough. I’m starting to realize I put those colors in every room but just in different ways. So, one of the first things I’ve wanted to do since entering our house was to do something fun with the chandelier shades. I’ve never had them before and am in total admiration for french inspired shades that cost a pretty penny. You know, the metal ones that are hand painted in metallic paint? This weekend, I finally got my chance. I rounded up my hot glue gun, ball fringe and ribbon and got to it. A little less than an hour later, I had this:

chandelier shade

shade 2

Another project that I have done lately was inspired by a Rate My Space find on HGTV’s site by my friend Lindsey. I wish I could find the original link to give the original poster a “shout-out”. Lindsey and I spent one afternoon painting all of our pots black and adding fun white accents. I filled mine with lots of color and randomness inspired by my mother the plant lady. Unlike her, I have an art degree – not one in soil science. But she has passed along some great tips. My flowers have already grown a lot and I look forward for them to fill up the pot!

flower pot
flower pots
flower pots

I have found a lot of new inspirations and have a lot of new projects planned. Come back for more!

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