I did this several months back on assignment for Scrapbooks etc…oh my! I just LOVED how it turned out…it's priceless to me. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but this is a picture of my beautiful Grandmother and my assigment was to create a project (other than an advent calendar) using this:
What I came up with was a vintage style jewelery holder! …because I have few bits and baubles from my Grandmother's collection. Place little treasures in the drawers for safe keeping and display a wonderful vignette in the center of the frame of boxes. I wish I had better photos…but pick up the August 2010 issue of Scrapbooks etc and you'll find it in there! Kaiser Craft has the most amazing stuff…check out their blog here.
Speaking of vintage love...I'd love to get my hands on one of these printers trays…I have an old one…but these are fun too!
by 7 Gypsies
All this vintage love reminds me of one of my many in process decor projects…
This vast wall in my living room has been empty since we've lived here…waiting on something old, something new, lots of meaningful treasures to showcase….of course I'm not done yet. As I said…IN PROGRESS. We spent a lot of money doing the hardwood floors, painting the wood paneling, refreshing the kitchen and the fine details of the decorating wasn't really in the budget…so it is basically a long term adventure. And that's okay. We really enjoy our home because we've got space to move and there's really no hurry…
Here you get the full effect…not so great pic (in fact it really makes me hate that wood built in), but you get the just…
I got most of these old frames off ebay, the gold one is cast iron, its my favorite one, I think. I'm going to rip out the Parisian gals, add glass and 4 x 6 photos to the window frame, update all the frames with new pictures of family and ENJOY. I'm actually thinking of putting a piece of foam core in the larger frame to the right and covering it with linen and just PINNING on favorite photos…a little casual for the living space? Oh, that's just it…comfortable living…and there are no rules, right? Look at this idea I found at Vintage Farm Furniture…love it too…
(lifted this pic from Vintage Farm Furniture…check them out! Their stuff is amazing!!!)
Now for the big question….what color should I paint the shelving at the end of the living room?
A. Same color as the walls (creamy light almond)
B. Black (to create a striking focal point)
D. Taupe/Beige (darker tone to contrast with walls and make fireplace more of a focal point)
E. Don't paint…just rip them out and reconfigure the whole thing. (I've considered this but it really hurts me to do away with something that is perfectly useful and good for only aesthetic reasoning).
I'd really love some feedback.
Here's another shot of the living room…
- Obviously, this blog post is not meant to impress…so just don't mind the toys & sb stuff strewn about or the decor that is aimlessly placed. I've been on a rearranging binge.
- Some day I hope to get a super cool RED or maybe turquoise sofa or a set of occasional chairs to add to the mix (minus the tan recliner).
- I don't particularly care for the tan recliner but LOVE to sit in it :)
- I don't know why that fan is over there in the corner? hmm?
- We don't use the gun cabinet in the built in shelves, so I'm planning on either frosting the glass or adding silk panels (same as my drapes) to the inside.
- I'm still waiting to find something fabulous to put over the fireplace…which I do have an idea about–hmm? I'm thinking a burlap covered canvas with a french looking motif/monogram?
- I have two end tables that I need to refurb…they will add some pops of color to the mix (robin's egg blue)
My style…I have no idea. Just want it to be warm, uncluttered, inviting, livable. Home sweet home.