Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Metal Finish Sunburst Mirror Tutorial

Thank you for the great comments and emails on the living room redesign! I wanted to share the metal finish that was applied to the sunburst mirrors. After Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms shared her tutorial for her metal looking letters, I decided to attempt this on the sunburst mirrors (Homegoods to the rescue again)!

The light golden wood finish had to be changed...

First, a coat of black paint was put on...

Then some metallic paint from Ralph Lauren was painted on and ragged in to look "aged"...

And the finished project...

I love how the wood already had the indentions, they made it easy to add the depth. The only think I did different, was not adding the burnt orange/brown coloring at the end. I didn't have any on hand and I thought I can always add it later if needed. Right now, I'm letting them sit on the wall as is and see how they feel.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Family Room Redesign

I finally wrapped up the family room redesign this weekend. Well, as far as wrapped up or completed can be in a decorator's home :).  We are toying with the idea of going to leather furniture, which would be a better fit for our lifestyle, but are just not sure when the finances will be for this. I'm ordering a new dining table this month, so that will be first priority. And then off to the nursery for baby #2! So after tweeking a few things, adding building some DIY items (tutorials coming up soon) and waiting for some things to arrive in the mail...here it is...

The lighting in this shot is terrible, but the natural lighting couldn't be helped, even with other adjustments to the camera...

See the picture on the left? That was my husband and I's first home when we were first married...the bunkhouse...

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Linking up to these fabulous sites: The DIY Showoff, Somewhat Simple Remodelaholic The Shabby Nest Thrifty Decor Chick

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the last bit that I will be around this week. I'm looking forward to a few relaxing days to spend with family and friends. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed, relaxing and happy thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mad For Plaid

Here's a classic print that will always be in style and can be used in either a traditional setting or a with a mix of modern. Being a horse girl at heart, the equestrian feel of these makes me feel at home. The best part...there all available from hsn.com, by designer Jeffrey Banks.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Its the Little Things

Ok, so I know that a new ironing board cover would not excite too many people, but this little $7 beauty from Homegoods made my day. Not only did it replace my worn, ugly plaid one, it gave my laundry room a mini face lift and it is making my projects a bit more enjoyable. Who knew...

So with it, I worked on adding the trim to the curtain panels for the living room design, so here is just a sneek peek...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just a Few Changes

I'm in the process of updating my blog a bit...this will be a slow process...to reflect a bit more of branching out into my interior decorating business. So bear with me...there should be some fun things and changes along the way. In the mean time, I always cherish my reader's input, so any comments would be great!

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Over at Remodelaholic

T's bedroom redesign is being featured at Remodelaholic's blog today. Be sure to check it out...it's a great blog!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rustic Dream

Some of Martha Stewart's images and places are sometimes a little too cottagy for me, but this living room design hits the nail on the head for me. The colors...the texture...the pattern...the whole package...it's all just right.  Did I mention that the chesterfield is one of my favorite sofas?  

Friday, November 5, 2010

Off I Go

I have some time this weekend (hopefully) so I'm trying to wrap up more of the living room redesign. With new fabrics in hand, a few new accessories to work on, and some great new things ordered that were just received in the mail...it's off I go! Have a blessed weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bedroom Details

As promised, and after receiving so many comments and emails about T's bedroom makeover, here's a list of what was used in the room and where it was purchased...

Paint Color: Top Half: SW Alpaca, Bottom Half: SW Pure White
Bed Paint Color: SW Creamy
Dresser/Hutch Paint Color: SW Pure White
Chalkboard/Bench Paint Color: Sorry, this was a mistint that was used
Bedding: Target
Curtain Panels: Target: A linen sheer was sewn on top a basic white panel to create depth and add some femininity
Chandelier: Gallery84
Artwork: Sorry, I photoshoped theses
Noah's Ark Artwork: Antique store find
"Dream" Letters: Custom forged
Sheep: Bday gift for T from a friend
Cowhide Rug: Ebay
Toybox/Bench: Garage sale find
Shelf: Garage sale find

So there you have it...let me know if you still have any questions about the details.