Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Decor Ponderings

I'm on a bit of a staycation this week and loving every minute of it. Naturally this means I'm looking at everything about my home I want to change.

I've had the inkling to re-paint our entry way for a while now but as you can see I'm not sure what about the color I want to change.

It's right off the living room so that's something to consider. What would you do here? I'm all ears!

Ordered a swatch of this fabric from spoonflower.

I'm highly considering it for curtains in my office. The floral just feels so fresh and I love the colors.

From here

Of course then the rug I have just wouldn't do. I'm considering these as pairings...

The ever popular beni knock off from World Market.

This awesome vintage number from Esale Rugs. I'm not sure if this would be too much with the curtains or not. But it might just be the perfect mix, something to consider.

Bought this trim to go on the shower curtain I'm making for our hall bath remodel. I got 8 yards for $17! I love the warehouse fabric places on harry hines, they are stupid cheap.

I'm going with a textured white linen mix for the fabric. I like that the trim doesn't match the wall color perfectly.

Picked up this roll of shimmery vintage wallpaper for only $5. I'm not sure what I'll do with it but it was too good to pass up.

And of course, dog noses are never too far away.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Quick Change: Moroccan Table Redo

I have two of these little Moroccan style tables in our home.

I got them years ago at a sample sale when I worked at JcPenney corporate. They're great little tables but the other day I decided it was time for an update.

I used a gold leaf pen to outline the legs and a little metallic paint on the top.

I think the outline on the legs especially shows off the awesome shape of the legs and the top now looks like stamped tin. Overall I'm quite pleased at what an hour of work got me!

PS Don't forget to sign up for my Handmade Holiday Gift Swap!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Join my Handmade Holiday Gift Exchange!

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Those of you who read the blog last year may be familiar but to those who aren't...

Join my Handmade Holiday Gift Exchange!!!!

It works like this:

Email me your name, address, and website or blog to myflightsofwhimsy@gmail.com by November 21st, thats a week from today.

On the 23rd I will email you the person who you will be sending your gift to. This is a circular exchange of sorts. The person who is sending a gift to you will be a surprise!

Then you will have until December 20th to hand make a gift totalling $20 or less. You can alter a bought item or make something from scratch, but it must cost $20 or less in materials and supplies.

Send your gift out by the 20th and wait for yours to come in return!

A few courtesies:

Please email me once you have mailed your gift, this is just so I know everyone has done it. Please don't sign up if you can't commit to sending a gift, its heartbreaking when you don't receive one. Also please be sure and send a thank you or a shout out of some kind to the person who sent you one, it's just good manners ya'll!

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So tell your friends so we can make this big big big! 

Don't delay, sign up today! Email me your info at myflightsofwhimsy@gmail.com!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quick Change: New Pillows

We've had these same pillows I made from a vintage scarf for a while now. I thought it would be great to bring in some more texture and change it up for Winter.

All of these fabrics are purchases I made even though I had no idea what I would do with it. Turned out to be a good decision! A few bucks in hidden zippers made for a quick switcheroo!

The black and gold is velvet that I purchased last summer.

The pink fabric is actually from Joann's. It's so pretty I had a hard time choosing which color I liked. The black polka dot is velvet on linen and was a remnant for cheap.

I hope to find more fabrics I like to replace the others as well!

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Look at me go, I've made a decision!

Just realizing that title sounds all election day-y. But this has nothing to do with politics. 

I found, made a decision and actually purchased something for my home! Maybe decision 2012 did have a hand in it! Sorry, that was cheesy.

I really liked the stencil I had previously picked out for our hall bath remodel but something just wasn't quite right about it.

From here.

So I decided to shop around to see if anything else tickled my fancy. I figured if I don't find anything this is a good option still.

But I found something, oh yes I did.

From here.

Its less art deco, more moroccan and bohemian. I am slowly coming into my style more and feel like this is a step in the right direction.

I did backpedal on my paint decision though.

I chose the middle but now I think i want something more blue, less green. Back to the paint store I guess. My goal is to make a decision by this weekend. We have scheduled a holiday party about 5 weeks away and even if the tile isn't done I want the walls to be. Nothing like having people over to motivate you!

Then the question is, should the stencil be white on blue, or blue on white? Oh the possibilities are endless!

White on dark...

Then there's dark on white...

 Which do you prefer?


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Curtain Call of the Week

It's time for another curtains call! Thanks to The Glam Lamb for the clever title. I knew it should have a catchy name!

Image from MMR Interiors

The bright colors on black is just gorgeous. And paired with all the other patterns and black and white bedding, just gorgeous!

Wish I could see the rest of this room, don't you?

Happy thursday lovers!


PS Happy Day of the Dead too! This was me celebrating last weekend...

Hope you had a great Halloween and that all my readers in the North East are safe and warm!