Monday, January 30, 2012

Sneak Peak: Here's What I'm Working On

Stay Tuned...

DIY Snippet: Easy Update for Framed Oil Painting


I bid on this loverly piece on eBay and received it a few months ago. I loved the painting but knew the frame could be painted and given  an updated look. Framing these days is so expensive and if you can do something on the cheap ( like buy a $3 paint pod with primer in the paint?!) then I say "GO FOR IT!" 


She's gone blonde and ready to find out if they really do have more fun!!  The lighter frame really softens the colors in the painting and gives it an overall vintage vibe that I was looking to convey. Best of all- this project was inexpensive and fast- my two favorite things!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Abstract Thinking

One of my New Year's resolutions was to try to work on creating some of my own abstract paintings. Silly, maybe? While some of you decided to give up cupcakes and Snickers bars- I've decided to continue eating them- while I'm painting!  Here it goes: (drum roll please!!)     

Not too shabby for my first attempt!

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Foyer Information

There is something very inviting about walking into a home being instantly greeted by a round foyer table. Maybe it's the Southern girl in me that makes me think it's very "Gone with the Wind"- classy and formal. What? You don't  have room for a foyer table?  Gasp! You don't live in an antebellum mansion?! Gasp! Gasp!! Well, neither do I.  And frankly, I don't give a damn- so let's oogle over these images together!

Decor pad


Decor pad

Image Sources:  1. Furniture Butler
2.Furniture Butler 3. Style Hive 4.Ikea 5 .IO Metro 6. Belfort Furniture 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Being Absent Minded
 Rooms with walls absent of color, that is! This is a trend that is surely the opposite of what I have ever known and loved. However, it is a trend that I am leaning towards for our new home. In the past I have always been drawn to color on the walls. I like the way a room feels with color wrapping you up like a warm blanket. The question now is, can this same feeling  be achieved with white walls? I believe it's a different feel for sure.You will really have to look to your accessories ( drapery panels, artwork, pillows, stacks of books) to hold the weight of that "cozy" factor. What I  really love most about this trend is that it gives you a great opportunity to change your accessories rather than repainting the room that you've grown tired of. Most of all- it keeps the husband happy! I can't tell you how many times I've heard " Why are you painting this room again?!"

Country Living

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Adore Magazine

Cocoa & Hearts

Decor Pad

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Whew! I'm back from a little blogging break and ready for the new year!! Bring it 2012!! We are hoping to close on a new house the last week in February! This , of course means lots of ideas stirring in the 'ol brain. I'm looking forward to sharing this with all of you. In the meantime, I'm still trying to figure out this whole blogging thing-there is so much I have to learn!! My posts and pics will hopefully get better with time. Hopefully I will keep you coming back for more.

For today,  I Thought I would share one of my favorite abstract artists with you :    

Sally Benedict King is an amazing artist from Charleston, South Carolina. You can learn more about her here: