July 23, 2014
A while ago I posted a “Get the Look” about Sarah Greeman’s entry way where she hung original art with a Bird on a Wire. I was so in love with it, it inspired me to do this project with Goodwill.
Originally posted on Goodwill of Orange County Blog:
Hi all you do-it-yourselfer’s, Janeane again from Janeane Pittman Interior Design.
I made this super cute project from canvases found at Goodwill of Orange County. It is the perfect way to add a little whimsy into your home all while using recycled items and helping to create jobs for people in your community facing barriers to employment.
Here are the steps to make this DIY Bird on a Wire Art:
- Two unframed art canvases from Goodwill
- Decoupage medium
- Three pieces of scrapbook paper with script
- Charcoal acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Sponge brush
- Medium size artists paint brush
- Liner artists paint brush
- Paper towel
- Materials from Goodwill: $11.98
- Materials from other stores (excluding materials I already had): $1.94
- Total Project: Approx $14.00
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July 18, 2014
Earlier this week I posted on my Instagram about letting your wardrobe be a clue into your interior design style. I know I have been on a little rampage about finding your personal style lately, and I am only because I think it is important.
I have to say that I follow many (that might be an understatement) fashion blogs and they are showing off their latest finds and deals. Fashion is one of my loves as it was my major in college prior to making the switch to interiors. One thing I have noticed is that most people are more willing to take chances on their clothes than they are on their interiors. And I can see their point of view, an article of clothing is much less expensive than say a piece of furniture. It is also less of a commitment.
When I made the decision to go bold with color and pattern in my living room, I have had no regrets. The way that room makes me feel is priceless. It is a true reflection of my personality. One of the best things to hear from guests is how happy and fun my home is.
An Ann Taylor striped skirt in bright pink with splashes of orange, purple, and lime I recently picked up secondhand is almost a dead ringer for the HomeGoods chevron art I have hanging in my entry that have essentially the same colors. I love the watercolor look to both and it was such an unintentional thing. It goes to show how much I love the look. Paired with some basics and neutrals, both skirt and art give a fun look that matches my personality.
Take a look in your closet, it might give you a better idea of what you should be bringing into your home. Why give your wardrobe all the attention?
July 16, 2014
The first thing that caught my eye were the walls. Interesting due to the fact that they are one of the more subtle details in the room. Mandi used a Sharpie to create a geometric pattern in what looks like gold. It so resembles a wallcovering I have pinned in my Wallsperation board.
Her eclectic mix of accessories is right up my ally. I mean, come on, a wooden rhino and a colorful needlepoint phoenix. LOVE. The map over the desk is fantastic. It is so similar to the one I spotted over at Sparrow’s Nest Consignment.
Then I turn the page and see this! A purple chandelier, a massive piece of plywood art with a double bike, and a metal vintage cabinet in TEAL. Now this is mixing at its best. So much fun.
This black wicker headboard fashioned from two twin sized ones is to die for. Curly ques and all. Again, mixing the art atop paneled walls.
And, last but not least was a wall I have already featured on the blog. This orange triangle wall is so wonderful as a background for the mid-century dresser and ornate mirror. It keeps the room from feeling like a museum.
Hope you are having a wonderful and happy Wednesday!