Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Little Girl Bed

Here is the bed we completed for our daughter's room. It started out as an unfinished piece. We added the floral appliques from www.shabbysuite.com. The paint color we used is a perfect shade of light pink recommended by an artist from Make Mine Pink. You can find her article and paint formula on www.makeminepink.com. Just click on Romantic Decorating and the Little Pink Secrets article found in the Archives. I would also like to point out the use of the wall scroll and brackets over the bed - great for draping fabric. You will find the scroll and more like these on www.MyHydrangeaHome.com , very soon!

Mirror Redo

Here is a before and after project of a mirror someone was getting rid of (so it was free!). I painted it a pale pink after adding floral appliques. I distressed the raised areas of the appliques a little with sandpaper and then finished off the piece with a clear coat for protection. It now sits over my daughter's dresser. I also finished the bed to match. You can find appliques in so many shapes and sizes at www.shabbysuite.com.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Window Treatment

One place I always look for window treatments when I am shopping is the women's accessories department. Women's scarves make great swags or valances for your windows. This is one I did in my daughter's room, the pink scarf was only $8 and I just love the ruffled edge. The pink rose tassels make great tiebacks. I will have these up on my website shortly.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

French Doors

We have a few large doorways in our house leading to the living and dining rooms. My husband recently installed french doors and decorative molding in all three of those doorways. I found these great knobs for them in Manhattan at Anthropologie. Their web address is www.anthropologie.com. They have great furniture, accessories, hardware and even clothing.What I love the most is there store displays and you can get some really cool stuff on sale!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Hallway Light Redo

I have this light fixture in my hallway which I would love to replace, but as a temporary fix I spray painted it white and antiqued it with a little glaze I made with glazing medium and raw umber acrylic paint. I also added some pink glass beaded chain to the ceiling plate and hung some large crystal drops and crystal chain to the bottom of the fixture. I get so many complements on this light, I think I can live with it for a while now.