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Heywood Wakefield Dream

August 18, 2014

Heywood Wakefield Dream
Heywood Wakefield Dream by janeane-pittman featuring india home decor
I am not sure how it happens, but I seem to always go in spurts of writing blog posts constantly to them being far and few between.  Well, my lack of writing has not been due to not having anything to say, but rather I have been super busy.  After a long day of souring the county for items for my shop yesterday, I got a call saying that my mother was admitted to the hospital.  Thankfully she is in good spirits as I visited with her and my dad last evening, but it sure reeked havoc on my sleep last night.  I am completely exhausted, but I know that God will see me though.
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Now onto the design stuff with a client project I am working on.  I have titled the room the Heywood Wakefield Dream.  The above concept board features midcentury modern style with a modern twist.  The colors are so bright and vibrant, just the way I like it.  I just completed refinishing two tables for this nostalgic room that you may have seen on my Instagram.

Heywood Wakefield Tables

I have to give kudos to ebay vendor needful_useful_things for the reproduction wheat refinishing stain for vintage Haywood Wakefield.  His instructions were impeccable and the product, well, amazing.  Now as soon as I showed this picture to my client, she sprung the news on me that she had another Heywood Wakefield table that was buried under a day bed that she wanted to have me refinish.

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Well, that is it for today and I can’t wait to keep you posted on this rooms progress.  Also, a big thanks to the staff at West Elm South Coast Plaza for helping me out with the sofa and chair order.  Check out my Polyvore set to get any of the details.
Janeane
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Barley with a Twist

August 8, 2014

Barley with a Twist

After I told my client about this vintage chair found at a local shop, she fell in love with it too.  The barley twist detail on the arms and legs is just divine.  She did not care for the floral fabric and wanted to have the seat recovered as well as have the arm tightened where it was a little loose.

Well, the arm turned out to be a little more intense when I discovered the whole front portion had been cracked in half and glued together, not allowing it to be a very strong joint.

Barley Twist Chair

OOPS!  Well, after a little thought on this, I put a metal pin in it.  From that moment on, I announced that I was going to perform surgery on my little Barley.

Barley Twist Chair

After carefully measuring and drilling, I inserted the pin with glue and placed the arm back into place or as I call it “Putting Barley back together again”.  I left it in a tight clamp for several days to ensure that arm was not going anywhere.

Barley Twist Chair

I selected a red/orange ikat fabric that has a teal accent to recover the seat along with extra batting for comfort.

Barley Twist Chair

Now in place in my clients music room, anyone who sits in it can enjoy the sweet sound of her playing the piano.

Barley Twist Chair

And, still my favorite part of this chair…the barley twist turnings.

Barley Twist Chair

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Shop Opening

August 6, 2014

Shop OpeningHave you ever had a moment in your life when you realize you just need to go for it?  At the risk of sounding like an Eminem song, I have come to terms with starting something I have always wanted to do, but always seemed too daunting.  But now I am doing it!

So without further ado: (drumroll please) I have opened up an Etsy shop to sell vintage home decor & furnishings as well as hand made and repurposed items for the home by mwah in the future.

Vintage Typewriter Table

{Vintage 1950’s Typewriter Table – $70} {Copper Flower Bowl – $12} {Frida Kahlo Tequila Shot Glass Holder – $17}

This is going to be done in baby steps, and my true dream is to have vintage and repurposed items for the home that I can have in stock for design clients.  Perhaps a warehouse full!  Ok, I thinking big here, otherwise what is the point, eh?  You know, a whole “I Brake for Yard Sales” kind of moment!   Mixing vintage with modern has become a part of life for me and I want to incorporate that into my day to day business model.

Pineapple Bowl

{Carved Pineapple Bowl – $10}

For right now, this part of Janeane Pittman Interior Design is me and my husband scouring Orange County flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, and thrift stores to curate treasures that fit the modern vintage vibe with a hand crafted feel.

Bamboo Handle Fruit Knives

{German Bamboo Handle Fruit Knives – Set of 8 – $10}

So, please check out the beginnings of what we have found so far and be sure to favorite the Janeane Pittman Design shop to get updates.  I will be posting about new listings along the way too.  You will notice that I have an affinity for wood, bamboo, rattan, mid century modern, whimsical, and bohemian.  So far, I can tell you that everything I have acquired for the shop is something I would put in my own home and it will be a heart breaking moment over and over again when they sell.  I know they will be going to good homes, so I am sure the adoption process will not be as hard as I am making it. (smile!)

{Carved Wood Art - $15}

{Carved Wood Art – $15}

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The Baskets are on the Wall

For a while now I have been collecting baskets and basket trays from Goodwill to create a gallery wall in my hall.  This blank wall has been staring at me for years and it was high time I did something.  But not just anything.  I wanted something that looked collected and curated over time and that is exactly what this project has turned out to be.  It has taken me quite a while to collect just the right baskets I wanted to showcase.

Hallway before baskets on the wall

Here is the view of the blank wall in the hall from the living room going down to the bedrooms.

Hallway before baskets on the wall

And here is the view from the end of the hall looking back at the living room.  It’s so bare!

Baskets on WallAfter laying the baskets out on the floor, I arranged the perfect way to hang them.  I love how they flow with the living room and entry way.  They give the hallway a more inviting look as if to say, “Come down here too!”

Baskets on Wall

I also love all the different shapes, sizes, colors, & textures each of the baskets have.  It fills the gap between the hall closet and hall bath nicely.

Baskets on Wall

I was also lucky enough to find that white one with a mirror that I just love.  The dimension this basket gallery gives a long, flat, & narrow space is just wonderful.

Baskets on WallI only spent around $25 total for this project, got priceless character, and was able to repurpose.  Thank you Goodwill!  #FindTheGood

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