My definition of "Junk" here is the original beautiful creations of the "Junk Gypsies". If you are not familiar with the Junk Gypsies, they are two highly creative designer sisters with hippie-chick style that can transform any piece of trash into beautiful works of treasure! I just learned that Pottery Barn has hired these two sisters to create a line of bedding, furniture and accessories for PB Teen. In my opinion, PB has hit a home run with the Junk Gypsy line. I've posted a few of my favorites below but you can also check out PB Teen and Gypsyville.
Recently, I was in Target and the color coral caught my eye in the home décor department. Target had a huge display of coral baskets, pillows, towels, etc. I also saw where Sherwin-William's 2015 color of the year is Coral Reef. Since, coral is soooo hot right now, I thought I would do some research. Here are some of my favorite inspirational finds....
I thought I would write about a little project that I tackled last week. It was one of those projects that I kept putting off for weeks only because I had to educate myself on re-wiring a lamp. I am happy to report that it was a whole lot easier than anticipated! I started out with an antique lamp base (below) that I picked up at a local auction and a lamp kit that I bought from Lowes. You can pick these kits up from any hardware store.
First, I removed all the wiring from the lamp. Then, once I had "gutted" my ceramic lamp base, I sprayed it with Rust-oleum Textured (Bronze) Paint to give it a stone/concrete texture.
Then, I dry brushed it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Old White and Paris Gray).
After I finished painting the base, I sprayed it with a coat of Poly. I then researched on Pinterest, where I found so many excellent tutorials on re-wiring lighting. I also read the instructions on the back of my light kit. I am very pleased with the finished piece and I feel so liberated now that I know how to "revamp a lamp". It really was NOT a difficult project to tackle after all.
Love this TV segment that Blacklion owner, Nita Emory did with NBC 36 Charlotte station! This segment showcases a fresh new talented merchant, beautiful room layout redesign and a gorgeous Valentines Day table setting. Check it out: