Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Glam Master- Get The Look

The vintage glam look seems to be very popular these days, and with the onset of winter, something cool and frosty seemed to be on my mind. Though, down here in Texas, snow and frost is something we hardly see. It is starting to get get cold here, some freak cold front, which in November is really weird for us. So my mind had been stuck on winter mode...with jackets, boots, and the longing for Colorado snow.

That being said, this vintage glam bedroom seemed like the perfect inspiration for a winter-time, bedroom makeover. This beautiful room was designed and decorated by the ladies at Dy Lynne Decor. 

Get the look.....

The two main rules for bringing a room like this together are....keeping it neutral, and mixing textures and patterns.
Most of the colors in this palette, are in the khaki range, with touches or creams and blues.
There is a wide variety of fabrics here, from a burlap on the chairs, and linen on the headboard, to a silk on the window shade. Mixing them keeps the room from feeling to simple.

For the glam part of the look, different types of metals, and glass were used. 
Two small, antiqued gold, and crystal chandeliers were hung over each nightstand. This is wonderful way to really make a statement. These were hung directly on the ceiling, even with the slope, they hang nicely. You want them to sit just off the wall. 
You could also add sconces directly to the wall, but you would loose the size, and the walls wouldn't seem as tall.

Here is a budget friendly chandelier from Wayfair, at only $99.
CBK 4 Light Candle Chandelier From Wayfair 
The light in the center of the room, is a smaller, understated chandelier. You don't want to go to big here. Just enough to tie in with the room, and give you light. But not to big, as to draw you attention away from the focal wall. 

Here is an alternative to the ceiling fixture. From Shades of Light, at around $397, it isn't very budget friendly, but it sure is beautiful. 
 Vintage Modern Gold and Crystal Mini Chandelier
Vintage Modern Gold and Crystal Mini Chandelier from Shades of Light 

On the back wall, is a beautiful wallpaper! It has a light gold, shimmered backing, and a cream hand painted looking design. This is the main focal point of the whole room. It is soft, and simple, but makes such a statement. 

Since the gold base is not shinny, it wont create glare, just a soft shimmer, and glow from the chandeliers. No art is even needed above the bed here.  

Unfortunately, this is not a cheap product, and with all the texture, not easy to apply. 

To get a similar look, you could try using a stencil. Here is an all over stencil that could be used over a soft gold color. Adding a bit of plaster, or smooth texture paint (a heavy textured paint, similar to a light plaster) to the cream paint, will help thicken it up, and give you this textured look.

Anna Damask Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils

On the opposite side of the room, is an antiqued dresser, in a white tone. A large mirror helps open up the space, and more glass and different colors of metals are used in the decor.

The linen duvet with ruched trim is from Pinecone Hill, but is no longer available. A simple linen duvet can be adorned with lace or ribbon to get a similar effect. Mixing patterns, textures and layers helps make this bed cozy, and inviting. I love the blue-grey distressed headboard, it's the perfect compliment to the linen.

Since the bathroom is open to the bedroom, the decor and color palette was carried through. 
The gold and crystal scones, are the perfect touch of glam. Bronze, silver, and mercury glass are all mixed in here.

Room designed, and decorated by Dy Lynne Decor.  
Be sure to check her out on Houzz, and over on  Facebook

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Craft Room

 Just before we decided to move from our previous house, I finished the last two rooms in our house. Like literally, a couple days before. Isn't that the way it always works. You live in a place for years, and finally get it all beautiful, and perfect, and then you have to give it to someone else. BOO!

Well, at least I got to enjoy this craft room for a month or two, before the whole thing was packed into boxes. The craft supplies you see here, unfortunately, are only about half of what I really have. I know, it seems crazy. It felt crazy when they dumped all the "craft room" labeled boxes in the new study. There wasn't a bit of floor showing....obviously I have a craft addiction problem! 

My new place is coming along, but it's really more function, than form right now. My Etsy business is doing really well, as is my craft booth at a local shop here in town, so I'm working in the space during all of my free time (aka midnight), so it had to be usable. 

It's not to say that this room wasn't usable, because it was. My stuff just seemed to grow on the open  shelves, and I kept running out of room. I purchased two of these shelving units from Ikea, "Gorm". They are super budget friendly, at about $30 each. They are made of unfinished pine. I used a thinned-out stain, and rubbed it on with a staining pad, just to give it a little color. 

For storage I used white boxes from Micheals. They usually run $1.00-$3.00, with sales. The look simple enough, and let all my fun decor stand out. 

So if you don't already know, I have a major bird obsession!!
 Like, my family calls me the crazy bird lady... it's fine, I have excepted it :)  and hey, they keep buying me stuff to add to my collection. So I guess it hasn't gotten too out of hand......yet. My craft room is where most of it ends up, so this room had to have color, and lots of it. 

These little birds below are my favorite. I picked up three at Round Top last year. I would have gotten more, but my friend talked some sense into me. 
What are friends for! 
They are made from wood and hand painted, and they sit on top of a piece of drift wood. 

Here are some fun, colorful, and affordable alternatives, to the ones I have in my room. 
These are by 5 Love Birds Nest on Etsy. I'm definitely going to need a few of these ;)


On each shelf, I used my supplies as the decor. Alot of what I have, already is full of color. So on the neutral shelving and white boxes, the items really stand out. I did consider painting the rack a color, but I felt like it would have been to busy. 

Flower frogs, hold little note cards.

Above the shelving, in the blank space, I used some large laminated bird cards, that I received as a gift. These cards are about 8"x10", and are numbered with different types of birds. Calendar cut outs could work here as well, or just a collection of prints. 

Here are some beautiful bird prints, that you could use instead, from "Wild Heart Histories" on Etsy.
Love these!!!


These color birds on stands, are from West Elm. They have a wire stand, which makes it easy to bend, and mount on them on a wall. I used books to help make a color theme for each shelf.

The birds are no longer available at West Elm, but these Seedpod birds are a good alternative.

This fun chair sculpture came from Urban Outfitters, a fun way to hang jewelry or little nick-knacks.

On the other side of room hang curtians from Ikea. They had a fun red tree print, and at only $12 a pair, they were a great deal,. 

The cabinet is an antique, made by my great, great Grandfather. 
I showed you how I updated this piece on the To Paint or Not To Paint-Antique Furniture.


I used this piece to house some of my painted animals. 

Above it hangs a little collection of art. The "No Rest for the Awesome" sign, was a gift from my best friend, she thinks I'm awesome :) She got it on Etsy from Printed Palette, they have all sorts of great prints.  The hoop art is from one of my favorite shops Three Red Apples on Etsy, I had this piece custom made. The inspirational quote, "and if not, he is still good", is from Raising Up Rubies on Etsy.

More amazing birds! How beautiful are these Bali Starlings?!?

A small couch is on the other side of the room, is the perfect for relaxing....which I never did, not once! But the kids did hang out on it while I worked. 

Since it is a small love seat size, all it needed was two small pillows. The bug pillow was from Target. The striped pillow I made from a sample swatch of fabric, which was discontinued at Calico Corners (and it was free, score).

Here is how the love seat started.

 It was in my moms office for years, and my parents brought it down with some other furniture after my Grandmother passed away. The color was a bit worn, but it was a good solid piece. 

I picked up this great linen textured, coral duvet from Target. It was on clearance for $20!!
I cut it up, and reupholstered the love seat with this. 

The end table was also from Target, but I didnt like the color of the wood, so I painted it in a mint color, to go with the room.

On the wall, I made a little collection of bird things. The antiqued paper print was lacking color, so I painted just a few things on the picture to make them stand out. A West Elm bird, is mounted to the wall above the galvanized shelf.

 In the shelf, fat quarters of fabric are grouped by color. 

The bird print here, is from Jones Design Company. She has all sorts of inspirational, and religious prints. 

A three tiered wire rack, was perfect for holding my tubes of paint. Found this at Hobby Lobby for around $30 on sale. 

I wont show you the whole work table, since it's usually a disaster, but I will tell you that I found a really great drop leaf table, for around $100. It was wide enough to keep the sides down and still have a good sized work space, but skinny enough not take up a bunch of the rooms space. I can pop up one side of the table, so if one of the kids wants to do some art work, it wont disturb what I'm working on. Here is some more of my storage solutions. An antique bread pan, holds my rolls of ribbon. 

This pan has been used for lots of decorating and storage needs over the years. It's held shells, fall decor, Christmas ornaments, the options are endless. These can be found at antique stores, and on Etsy, at shops like Pickers Warehouse, and Territory Hard Goods.

Sadly, this is no longer my craft room, but I like my new one, which I hope I'll get around to showing you before I move out of here!
I'll show you the last couple or rooms, from the old house soon.
You can check out most the house, HERE, or at the top of the page, under "My House".