Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dream Room & Updates

I'm not sure what the function the above room serves (kitchen, dining, art, etc) but I do know that I love it. This one is definitely going into the inspiration folder. I love that the designer/owner incorporated natural elements (plank table) with such colorful accessories. I think it works so well together. (I especially love the unique shelving on the back wall, genius!)

Remember the dilemma I posted about here. Well, I decided to try contacting the seller one last time in hopes of resolving the issue. She is still adamant that she mailed my original order, but agreed to mail me another one. Now it is just a matter of waiting to see if she stays true to her word. I'll keep you posted.

I've been doing a bit of painting as of late. I'm working on a custom order of four cottage ornaments, two of which I have already completed. I also restyled these cherub candlesticks. They turned out better than I had imagined. I can't wait to share!

* I don't know the source of the above photo. If anyone knows, please let me know!

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Snow

A post of few words for this Monday.

Our weekend consisted mostly of snow, snow, and more snow.

Here are some evidentiary pictures.

Hope it's warmer (and less white) where you live!

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Post Of 2011

So, is everyone ready to begin a brand new year? I suppose I am as ready as I am ever going to be. I can't say that I was sad to see 2010 come to an end. It was a year full of loss, sadness, and uncertainty. Fingers crossed this year will be nothing of the like.

Here is the picture I promised of the handmade sign I made my sister for Christmas. I used this perfect tutorial. It was my first time using freezer paper to make stencils, and let me tell you that stuff worked amazingly well. The process was extremely time consuming, but I think the outcome was completely worth it.

I also wanted to share with you this cottage ornament I painted for a special order. I have painted a lot of these over the past couple of years, and I think this is by far my favorite. I think it's because it reminds me of the mushroom houses on the Smurfs.

What projects have you been working on lately?

I have a couple of surprises coming up soon that I can't wait to share!

Happy first Monday of 2011!