Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Promised Pics

Here is the exhausting picto-post of everything me and Mom (mostly Mom) did this weekend...

This is my new den. Mom recovered the chairs in brown canvas. I made the pillows from an Amy Butler fabric called Lotus Cherry Wallflower, I bought the lamp at Pier 1, the side table from World Market, and the ceramic birds we found on sale at JoAnn's Fabric and then painted then silver and but a glossy coat over them to make them look metallic. The rug and the ottoman were old peices I already had. Hopefully, the room will all pull together once I have walls on the other side of the room, inside of 2x4's, and carpet/tile instead of black and white NASTY lanolium.

We got these three paintings from Hobby Lobby out of the clearance buggy for 2 dollars a piece.

This is what we did them...It doesn't POP on my wall color like I had hoped it would but I still love them.

This is a peice that hangs in my bedroom. I started this one in June and have gradually been working on it slowly. I finally had the time to finish it this week.

Why did it take so long, you might ask? Because the dots are SO TINY!!!!! and SO TEDIOUS!!!!

We dug up all of the leftover flowers and plants left by the previous owner and I planted 2 azalea bushes, 2 hawthorne bushes, a bunch of little purple flowers as fillers, and I spread out the grass that was already there. Now I actually know what is in the beds and how to take care of them.

Since my door is off-center to my porch, and I like things to be somewhat symetrical, we bought a large pot and a tree that will hopefully grow tall as well as some petunias to cover the bottom of the tree. Then we planted 4 pots of geraniums for the stairs.

With the leftover fabric from the pillows, mom made me a new purse while I made Easter lunch.

These were metal placemats we found on sale at Pier 1 for 4 bucks a piece. We were going to hang them in the new room but the other paintings filled that spot better.

Here is a closer pic of them.


Cherrye said...

Isn't your mom crafty? I'm very impressed. Is she a professional decorator???

andreaunplugged said...

I know, your mom is crafty. I'll have to try my hand at the painting thing...someday!

Amanda said...

Wow! Good job to the both of you. Can I hire you and your mom?

Watts Up said...

WOW! I don't know what it looked like before, but I love it now...I like the mix of style...very cool! You should be super produ of your hard work...the shurbs look so darn cute! Congrats on a job well done :)

Erika said...

i love to paint, but i'm not good at it - at all! will you teach me?