Sunday, April 28, 2013

Taking a Trip Around The World?

Things have been very busy around here, it has been project on top of project.  I am loving it.  Nothing makes me happier than to pull together something I have been designing in my head.  This week I will be sharing with you a pair of mirrors that I gilded, changing simple pulls from pewter to gold (it's easier than I thought), using oil based paint (holy cow! so different from latex paint) and I think I'm going to make all my pillows from now on using the envelope method (why haven't I done this before?). 
The above bookshelf is one of my favorite pieces in our house.  Mostly because I can do so many different things with it.  I found that big globe on top on our trip to Lincoln City.  I found it at the local Goodwill.  I can't believe how many silly comments I received while I was walking around with it.  I found some vintage post cards and I put them in little Ikea frames.  Such a simple and cheap way to have some fun art.  Then to keep things clean and modern, I stacked the books and added a mini vintage globe and coral.  Finally, I picked up that white yarn hippopotamus at Target.  All done!  Now, I have a new look for my favorite piece of furniture and a design element that I enjoy seeing every day.  See how easy that is?
Happy Decorating!
Nicole B.