I have been trying to carve out some moments to spruce up areas of my own home and I though I'd share some photos and descriptions of some recent projects in Mi Casita. People are usually surprised by the lack of 'faux' in my house. But I do love my funky! (all paint colors listed are Sherwin Williams)
(via the blog Positively Splendid). I chose this vintage-y shade of green for my front door and shutters because I wanted something that would funky up the otherwise boring color scheme of soft gray and chocolate brown.
I am always trying to sell these 'quilts' to my clients. It's a fun and simple way to get a wall full of wow, without the cost of a gigantic canvas.
Still unhappy with brown walls, I decided to freehand paint some gold and silver circles dancing around the room...I got about half the room done and decided that was quite enough, thank you very much. I like how it looks behind these paintings though. The centerpiece of this art display is a self portrait painted by my oldest daughter when she was in first grade. I still love it!!!! (the frame was found for 1$ at a garage sale!)
Last weekend when Mike was away running an insane number of miles 'for fun'....I gold and silver leafed the crown mould, and painted this fun little desk olive green. (desk color " Rural Green")
I have to say, the pendulum that swings from silver to gold to silver to gold and back again is beginning to make me crazy!!!! I have a ton of art framed in gold....but right now I am much more of a silver person. I decided to just mix the two and not worry about it! I have gold AND silver in my house.
This is a project I am currently working on. I striped the top of the dining table, but I still have to finish up the legs and the chairs. Stay tuned for the Striped Table Top Tutorial coming soon!
We've already discussed how much of a green person I am,and in the laundry room it's "Verdant". My laundry room serves many purposes, it is also powder room and dog kennel. I decided it needed to also be 'art gallery'. Most everything in here was once somewhere else in my house or shop. The three piece funky floral set is from my "Under the Bigtop" collection and is currently for sale on etsy.