Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Junk" in the Pottery Barn Trunk

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.

Wooden winged heart wall décor

Guitar jewelry organizer case

 
Dream catcher Chandelier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New kids on the block

Slowly but surely, I have been finishing up a few pieces for the Blacklion store. Also, new merchandise that I ordered back in January has finally arrived! Thought I would share a few of my top picks:

 2-tier hexagon antique table white hand-painted and distressed. 
Perfect for a nightstand or side table.
 

 This basket was hand-painted gray with a stripe of coral pink on top. 
This was inspired by the latest "coral craze" (see previous post).
 

 This white console/entry table has a modern flair. 
Makes a perfect TV stand!
 

This chair was dry brushed with white chalk paint and re-upholstered. 
Very comfortable for a desk chair. Almost kept this one for myself!
 
This humorous sign makes a perfect gift for the wine lover!


Vintage looking botanical framed prints.
 

 Small side table with unusual metal base. Love this one because 
it is simple enough to fit with any home decor style.
 
"Time to uncork" sign is a perfect gift for a new homeowner!


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Coral craze!

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....
Sherwin Williams
 
Pinterest
 
 
J D Interiors

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lighten up!


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.





Monday, February 2, 2015

Brighten up your room

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:

 
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