Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sometimes when we are doing projects, after all the furniture has been ordered, we still need something. That is when we head to our favorite store Homegoods. For this project the client decided that she wanted a bench at the foot of the bed. After a few trips, we left empty handed....but then we stumbled across this one. It really was perfect, but we did not like the color of the legs or the fabric. Not to worry.....a little black gel to the rescue. Then some fabulous fabric, pewter nail heads, and perfect!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
These 2 pictures show how easily you can re- dress a bed with ready made pillows and a duvet. One thing to notice is the grasscloth wallpaper behind the bed. It is only on one wall, which is a nice way to bring some texture and movement in a room. A less expensive alternative than doing the whole room. In the before picture notice how small the lamps are beside the bed. They look dwarfed next to the scale of a king size bed. If you can't buy new lighting, another way to make them seem larger is to place 2 or 3 books underneath. Also, maybe change out the shades for a more modern look. We added some art above the bedside tables to layer and add more texture and color to the room. With a little effort in one day, we created a softer and more visually pleasing view.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Are you starting to see a theme here! I get so excited to see the "after" of a makeover! It is like a drug....so I just want more.....Here is a table that got an especially cute makeover with paint, and a zinc top! I mean really...don't you wish it was yours?
OK...here is the before! It had become a junk room and she wanted it to be a guest room! Very small budget...almost impossible I thought, but thanks to Homegoods, Target, and Ikea it came together! We made the headboard from a curtain panel from IKEA....Everything else was ready made, except for the cute paisley pillow on the bed. That was made from a scrape of fabric that I had left over from another job. The room was painted and we sewed black trim on the 2 pillow shams. Here is another tip...trims are a whole lot less expensive at Hancocks and JoAnnes. Especially if you just need a solid to enhance something. Don't rule out just plain gross grain ribbon. The pictures were scrapbooking sheets that were about .50 each. The frames are from IKEA and we all know how budget friendly that place is! The curtains were from JC Penny and practically free....as was the bamboo shade from a close out at Bed Bath and Beyond. You know....you really do not have to spend a lot to get a cute look. 25 years ago...people decorated their homes and left it that way forever! Now, it is almost like fashion...design styles change a whole lot quicker.....and when you tire of it, you don't feel bad starting over! I really do think the trend is going away from over spending. Recycle, repurpose, and reuse! Be "green"......
Thursday, March 11, 2010
OK.....I have to give credit to Eddie Ross for this makeover. I believe he was on Top Design. How many times have we seen these chairs at Flea Markets or yard sales? I thought this was an awesome idea. I have also included another picture of a clever chair makeover. Old wood chairs can come to life with a great coat of paint, trim, nail heads and some wonderful fabric. You only need about 1/2 yd for this project. Very easy to do with a staple gun and some foam.