Monday, April 8, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Beth over @ Chinoiserie Chic is predicting Flamingo art is trending into the fast lane. So excited! For me they have always had a sweet spot. See her post here ~ she has some killer inspiration. Audubon Flamingo reproduction above is from Allposters; Beth posted on it here more than a year ago. Such a WOW welcome & receives lots of oohs & awes. Plus it makes me happy, happy, happy every time I walk through the door. Dana Gibson Bargello Pagoda Lantern & front door colors were coordinated to work with the print. Dragon rug; bought on eBay years ago, dragons help ward off evil so you def need them near your entrance way.
Love my little flamingo trinket box below.
Vintage print below was found @ a roadside flea haunt & seems to work right along with the wallpaper.
Here are more of the wallpaper colors; Cole and Sons of London.
Beth has some great Pinterest Boards on these magical feathery creatures. Check them out here.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I have had such fun finding pieces to reinvent for my renovated home. The house I bought was over 60 years old so went on the hunt for older furnishing to adorn the inside. Sorta' got carried away...... way fun!
This chair just arrived Friday & it makes me so happy I just want to curl up on the floor & sleep next to it. Dana Gibson fabric is stinking bodacious ~ Dana changed the green to customize it to work with the other fabrics in this room; she is great that way. More to come in this room but for now I am lusting after this chair like Antony was with Cleopatra.... See the $10 Before below; to think no one wanted it...
I love me a channel back. Below is the inspiration for the above ReUp.
Above was two chairs; one with a broken arm. I only had room for one chair so Bobby Renfro made an ottoman out of the broken one. Fun fabric ~ Robert Allen Lattice Bamboo - other great color choices.
The Ming chair is the bomb. Before ~ Poor thing... had a broken arm & nobody wanted it. Lucky for me Bobby Renfro is a magician! Design Legacy Taj Mahal fabric rocks the cushion.
I fell in love with this settee below & loved the fabric but it was tired & needed to go but boy howdy it was cool! These are on casters so they do double duty as a two- seater or push apart for 2 separate chairs, I know, right? Above fabric is Covington's Wilmington which also comes in a pretty blue & white.
There is more & honestly there are some I never got Befores of which stinks, I know.... will show those soon!
Lov'n the light fixture over the dining table. I saw the light below hanging in a dress shop walking in downtown Smithfield, NC en-route to the Ava Gardner Festival. I was looking for something a little edgy that would create a little tension in the room, you know, give 'em something to tawk about as Dorothy Draper would say. Luckily the owner of the shop was @ the festival & hooked me up. Small towns are fun that way. I went with the lotus version with a more upturned style. The green chairs are an estate find & slatted for a little ReUp. Reveal coming soon.
Monday, February 11, 2013
In searching for the post on Chinoiserie Chic that brought me to my adorable Pagoda Chair I just realized I had been harboring her for almost 2 years..... She is now making her debut & is just about the cutest chair I have ever seen! I took Beth's lead & ordered her from Liv Vintage; she arrived via Greyhound & spent quite awhile in storage. I choose a similar fabric to what Beth had for the vision, had her refinished which began the transformation of what was a dirty, dingy naughahyde ~ I know right.... yikes. The new fabric is a stinker to shoot so bare with me as the sheen made it really tough.... Showing a couple of different angles in hopes you get the beauty of her now. Not sure if Liv Vintage is still around which is a darn shame.
I have gotten endless inspiration from Beth @ Chinoiserie Chic.....Her blog rocks the hemisphere & if you aren't a follower well you better get over there now & catch up! Note, I obviously did not take Mary McDonald's advice where she says just use one Chinoiserie item per room......
|Before Chair ~ See Inspiration @ Chinoiserie Chic|
|Before of the pink chair on left in the first shot|
|Miles Redd Review|
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I know ... right pretty pitiful. Just some serious sleet but am digging the eerie fog across the back of the house. There is now more ice & sleet but not going out in the cold to risk breaking my coccyx (BMA) to take the pic.
Story @ 11.....
|ABC ~ WTVD|
Seriously this was my street Thursday night. Honestly it is a nice, quiet, one block long, lovely old street and boy did we have the drama. During another renovation on my street a pipe bomb was found buried in the yard. Cops cordoned off the area, evacuated folks, hazmet moved in for hours, & dag gone if they didn't detonate that sucker right there in the yard. My neighbor & I did saunter down & were ordered to leave the premises immediately. Seems a former residents teenager had been up to no good & had left it buried in the yard for some time now. Landscapers found it while excavating...... I mean can you imagine....... Jeez, Louise. Thinking of calling a realtor stat.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
|Mid Century Butterfly Wing Chair After|
Creeping towards moving day, cleaning crew is almost done. In case you are new to SB been doing a renovation for like forever... I snuck these reuphed ikat chairs in over the weekend well one coz I could & two was itching to see how they work in the front window. Results; pretty darn fabulous I'd say.
|Mid Century Butterfly Wing Chairs Before ~ Craig's List Coup|
More furnishings coming soon to anchor them in. I just can't stop oggling them ~ Wowzer!
|Living Room Before|
|Living Room After|
Wrapped the room, trim & ceiling in pink. It is so stinking pretty. Ben Moore Pink Moire; ceiling diluted with 2 parts Sherwin Williams Pure White in case you were wondering.....
|Mantle Before ~ Vintage Mantle is happy in the beach house of guys who grew up in the house ~ Love to recycle!|
|Mantle Inspiration ~ Do Not Have Source....|
|Mantle After ~ MyOverlays.Com Custom Greek Key ~Design Ward Design Group|
Oh yeah ~ why yes I did rescue a greyhound..... Spot is house broken & doesn't eat much...... More to come on my Custom Greek Key Trim from myoverlays.com.
Be safe & keep smiling.
Monday, December 24, 2012
|Etsy Artis Russ Potak ~ Wonderful!|
From my home to yours ~ May you receive all the blessings of the season. Celebrate by spreading love and cheer to all around you now and throughout the coming year. Have hope in your heart and faith at your back & you will receive all the blessings that you lack!
Moving day is coming soon! For now above is a little entrance-way Before.....
Wait for it..... the After
My Dana Gibson chevron stripe pagoda lantern is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!
|Dana Gibson Pagoda Lantern|