Friday, July 29, 2016

Mid-century makeover with Annie

The Design Network has a new DIY video series called Paint Anything featuring Annie Sloan of Chalk Paint fame. If you haven't seen Annie in action before, you will be highly entertained. She's a fun-loving no fuss gal with a sense of humor. In this episode, Annie takes on a Mid-century table project where she uses 3 unconventional colors of paint. Before you can blink, she turns out another awesome painted piece. I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode! You can check out Annie's Paint Anything at TDN.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boho-chic boom.

During a recent visit to the west coast, I became inspired by the Bohemian-chic design trend. In my opinion, "Boho" is the hottest thing going right now. This eclectic, free-spirited, earthy style is everywhere! Did it originate from the 1960-70s hippie movement? Believe it or not, no. The Bohemian movement started nearly 200 years ago. It first appeared in France after the French Revolution when artists were forced into poverty so they decorated and dressed on a budget. Today, Boho-chic consist of vintage pieces, which are usually not cheap, paired with bursts of colors, mixed patterns and textures. In fact, if you want to see a great example of "Boho" style, visit any Anthropologie store. They are experts at creating a Bohemian look. I found a few inspiring Boho-chic examples. Check out my finds below...




Gypsy Caravan


Friday, July 8, 2016

What's in store (part two)...

I've been busy going to more antique auctions lately. It has become one of my all time favorite things to do...similar to going on a treasure hunt! Check out my latest and greatest finds below. All currently for sale on Etsy and at The Sleepy Poet (Space N-14).

 Erica Wilson framed crewel art from the 1970s (Sleepy Poet) (sold)

 Vintage gray desk drawer repurposed into a shelf (Etsy)

 Vintage 1940s green vanity mirror (Sleepy Poet) (sold)

 Paden City Pottery Marlene Lace China from the 1950s (Etsy)

 Green vintage glass bubble bowl. I have various green glass
pieces for sale on Etsy and at the Sleepy Poet.

Vintage red Cosco step stool. (Sleepy Poet) (sold)