We're Designers. We like to Decorate, while we Eat Chocolate.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Big Boy Green and Blue Room e-design

Just wanted to share  my design for my friend Laura's son's room.  He's turning 3 and he is transitioning into a big boy bed!  Can't wait to get started and see the result.

Living Room Make Over in Pink and Blue

I finally  redecorated my living room last year.  Out with the red, in with the pink and blue.  Too bad I don't  have a shot of my old red curtains,  so glad I finally changed them. I've lived  with them for so long, I brought them from my last house!  I only have Christmas photos, so please bear with me:)  

Here's the before:

And the After!

 I'm still looking for a rug, a tea trolley, new carpet, new lamp on the left.  I'd love to get new sofas,  as these were hand me down from my husband's secretary a long time ago.  Maybe someday I'll get new ones but not anytime soon... At least they are neutral and the most comfortable sofas in the house.  

I made the white and pink pillows out of napkins I got on vacation, the pink upholstered tables are from Target, as well as the pink polkadot and chrysanthemum pillow. Blue pillow was a cover I bought at hobby lobby.  I bought the curtain fabric at fabric.com and simply hemmed the edges and up they went.  The blue pillow on the love seat was a shirt I got at Old Navy, didn't fit so hot so I made it into a pillow.

There you have it, my living room in constant progress!

Homemade Chalkboard - Throw back to Christmas

I've had this art for ages, literally a decade, and while I like the bright colors in it I've been tired of it for awhile.  It's huge, so I thought it would make the perfect chalkboard.

Enter a few coats of chalkboard paint, and it made the perfect centerpiece for my Christmas mantel.  I liked this chalkboard art I had seen  before, and it was easy to recreate with chalk and a wet paper towel to erase.

How to Make a Fresh Boxwood Wreath

So easy to make a boxwood wreath!  I hung mine on my kitchen window over my sink, so I can enjoy it while I'm doing such a mundane task.  I didn't preserve my branches (that step takes a few weeks of soaking them in a solution so they won't lose their color) but mine has been up for over a month and still looks beautiful and green!

This project took about an hour, from cutting my branches outside in my yard, to tying them around my wire wreath form.  Couldn't be easier. Then I hung it on my inside window with a clear command hook.

I was actually super sick when I made this,  I had that nasty flu, but was desperate to get ready for a Christmas Party coming up at my house.  So I decided to push it for an hour, and then couldn't fool myself any longer and spent the rest of the weekend on the sofa!  Thank goodness for Tamiflu--- finally!
The finished product.
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