Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween Decorating Inspiration

Last minute Halloween preparations are in full swing here at our house!  Here are some of my favorite holiday inspiration photos from Pinterest...

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Happy Halloween!
xoMary

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sticks and Stones

I'm a big fan of using natural elements to decorate my home.  Sticks, stones, shells...


I suppose part of the reason for that is that they're free - my favorite price!



I brake for pine cones!  Not that easy to find in suburban Houston but I do.  I have a huge bin I've collected that we use to start fires in the fireplace or anywhere a pine cone is needed...



Being a very pagan-ish person I'm drawn to decorations we can make ourselves...




I have, on numerous occasions, had to convince movers that my rocks and sticks were decorative elements and not - rocks and sticks.

Happy "starting to look like fall"!
xoxoMary


Monday, October 5, 2015

New Studio Space

Project number two in our house has been turning a bedroom into an office and sewing space for my husband and I.  His work and my sewing has been spread all over the house so we're hoping to contain it in our new space.  I think the light will be wonderful for daytime craft projects too!


Some things moved in - painting needs to be done.  I'm thinking a nice bright white.


This is when I realized the white wasn't working.  It wasn't covering the blue and I wasn't happy with how it made the ceiling look too dingy.  Our house has pretty awful popcorn ceilings.  I know they should be removed but it's the messiest job in the world...

Anyway, I changed to 'kilim beige'.  It's the top selling paint color from Sherwin Williams and I can see why.  It's a great neutral that covers very well...


Painting done.  Next comes sorting, organizing, donating...


Pretty much finished.

I found the blue slip-covered Ikea chair at a thrift store for $20.  The ancient rug was $14.  I adore old Persian rugs and imagine them to have been flying carpets in a previous life 

 The mannequin is a bit weird but I use it for my Etsy shop.


This area for my husband is awesome.  He usually takes over the entire dining room table.  He's away for work (Saudi Arabia) right now or it would not look this neat.


Finally, a calm and organized room!  

Well, calm for now until my husband gets home and sets up multiple computers and plays his guitar...
xoxoMary