Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Exciting Event

How talented is this artist!?!  I am working with her now to get a sketch of my dog! 
Sadly, I can't make it to this event but I know Tammi (the owner of Blackbird's Bowl) is going to throw an amazing event!  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Around My House

I am getting so excited to FINALLY start decorating my new (old) house!  I've started getting furniture and lighting (sadly that is it though).  Once I get my big pieces in I'll go back and start with accent pieces.  It seems as though it is taking forever but I want things to be perfect:)  I want to REALLY love everything!  Here is a peek at some of the new things around my house...
I got an amazing deal on these leather club chairs! 
They are new but I love that they look vintage.

I'll post some pictures of my new mantel - you can see a little in this picture.
In my last house I had a chandelier in just about every room.  I had thought about taking them to the new house but wanted Kate, my renter, to enjoy them!  So I have started my hunt for tons of vintage chandeliers for my new house!  This one in my living room is one of my favorites!  Also in my living room I was lucky to find four vintage sconces that all match!
One of the guest bedrooms - before.
I had a door removed (it was where the white patch is) that went into a room that is now my closet.

I was REALLY scared to paint this room so dark but I love how it turned out.  I decided to paint the trim the same color as the wall (but I used a satin paint on the trim). I've always been drawn to monochromatic rooms.  I am planning on having gold accents and all white bedding.
This tufted bed was my inspiration piece for the bedroom. 
I found this chandelier at Kane County Flea Market.

I used Francesca (black) MSL279 by Martha Stewart
I purchased this GIANT chandelier from Restoration Hardware Outlet
(I saved 60% off retail) YAY!! 
My bed just arrived - I've decided to decorate with all whites and creams.  I love white bedrooms, they really are so soothing.  I found this adorable side table and chair at Kane County Flea Market this past weekend - I couldn't believe that I found something that doesn't  need to be painted!! 
I do need to reupholster the chair though. 

 I found this awesome fireplace mantel at Salvage One.  If you haven't been there it is really amazing, they have really interesting vintage items (many are really expensive but you can find some decent deals). Once the mantel was delivered I found out it was way too heavy for the room.  My contractor had to work his magic to make the mantel work!  He had to put a header across the attic, drilled through the mantel and put these large supports to hold it up.  Since I needed to cover the supports he made a TV built in(I wasn't planning on having a TV in the bedroom).  I was a tad bummed because I wanted to put various size vintage mirrors above the mantel, but it made sense to have a space for a TV:)   

XO Traci