Ok you Decorating Divas, I am bored lately with my decor and thought I would turn to all of you for some help! I have a couple ideas but not really thrilled with any, here goes.....
This is my mantle. Some of you have seen it before when I was talking about my purple paint. I thought with Spring here I should bring in some green. I do love how the purple and green look together but I played with a few things and I'm not quite sure about any of them. If you think I should do something different, I'm all ears!
Oh, and if you look to the upper left corner, I was playing with a new paint color. My husband said it looked like baby poop, so back to the paint store I go. I'm sure you are all thinking why I didn't just put the paint sample up there, yay, I don't work that way. I like to do things the hard way! Call me crazy, its been said before!
Great yellow phallic symbol, lol, just wanted to see if you were all paying attention. I got it at Tuesday Morning forever ago for like $10.00. I just loved the color!
These little black and cream striped pots I got in Duluth Minnesota at a fantastic shop. I think it was called Willow Creek. I just put green viney balls on top.
These metal garden statues I stuffed with moss covered faux rocks and another moss ball at the bottom. Not sure if I should paint the metal black or maybe cream, any ideas?
Moving on, this was my mother's pie safe and I painted it black and put crown knobs on it. The chair pics I painted black and roughed up the sides, before they were a matted silver. The painting is from a local painter and I just loved it. I joke that it is really a self portrait of me but with black hair!
I love this cement head! I put a crown and flower for Spring. I usually put a hat for the different seasons on her! Not sure if shes doing anything for me there.
I thought I'd bring the phallic symbol over to my gal and see if she liked it, but I don't get the feeling shes feeling it!
Ok, ladies I'm still listening for any and all suggestions!
On to my kitchen table....are we having fun yet?
Now I know some people are not into faux flowers but I thought these looked pretty real. I think the biggest mistake that people make is not playing with the arrangement. When I bought it at Tuesday Morning on clearance, they were sticking straight up. I bent them to look like a real tulip and painted the vase black because it was a muted taupe, yuck!
This urn I got at an antique shop for $5.00. It is heavy! I put in some fun artichokes.
Anything saying a definite yes to any of you?
Look at my Goodwill find today, just $9.99! Should I paint it black?
I have been working on painting my dining room table. I didn't realize how long of a process it is, but so far I like the results. I think it still needs about 2 more coats. I just thought you should see the before with all the details and now you can see what I've been working on! This is the urn I showed you on the kitchen table. How does it look here? Oh, and I changed the picture on the wall to the left and hung 3 pencil sketches.
Sorry about that flash ladies. I have 6 chairs that still need painted. I dread doing it but I know I will love it when its all finished. I think I will be taking 1 outside at a time and paint on the deck, so I can enjoy the weather.
So, you remember that song, "Should I stay or should I go now? Well, should the flowers stay or go? I got this metal bucket from where else, the GW. Love the green!
This is my little spot where I drink my coffee and visit with all of you! Wow, didn't really notice the cords before now. I guess that needs a little help.
As you can see I love crowns, and as my daughter says, "Mom, you are the Queen and I am the princess!"
So I am a goof and I love to paint and repaint. I got this star at a store for a steal. I got it for $7.00 because someone had put it together wrong. When I got it home I decided to paint it red with lime green polka dots. I had my hubby hang it in the entry, because I needed something big for the space. My hubby had me promise that I wouldn't change my mind and need it taken down, because it was a bitch to get up there. Well, spring is here so it was calling out to me to do a make-over. Lets just say, there were not many nice words said when my poor hubby had to rehang it. I think I need to leave it for a while, but hey Claire loves it and shows it to everyone when they come in!
Well, I think it goes well with my upside down tree. I still need to take down the Easter decorations and put my tropical ornaments on it. When that happens I will post pictures of it!
Ok ladies, I'm all ears. I'd love to hear what great ideas you have for me. Its time to spruce up the Queen's Den!