Pink Paisley Pillow (3)

Pink and Orange Paisley Combination for Girl’s Bedroom

Orange Paisley Ruffled Curtain & Pink Paisley PillowOne of the best spaces to experiment with color and pattern combinations is in the kid’s rooms. These fabrics were used in Carol’s “grandkid’s” space to create a fun and color-filled space for her grandkids to play and sleep.

Orange and pink paisley, same fabric-different colors, were the starting point for the window treatment and pillows for this bunk-like room where grandaughters spend the night.

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Princess Bed Crown

How to Paint a Custom Bed Crown

How to Paint a Princess Bed Crown (4)

Painting this bed crown was a treat! I love it when my job takes me a outside the norm. I work with fabric 90% of the time so it’s great when a custom paint project comes along.

Helping Michelle and Lily with this room allowed me to paint medallions and tiebacks as well as this adorable bed crown.

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Bosphorus Toile & Cheetah Window Treatments (5)

Easy Tutorial for a Board Mounted Under Valance

Bosphorus Toile & Cheetah Window Treatments (5)

Today I’m sharing the behind the scenes, under the scenes, details and tutorial for this simple animal print valance.

This window treatment came about when my client said she’d like to upcycle a pair of existing window treatments that she had from her previous home.

The original curtains were the Bosphorus Toile panels. We only had 2 curtain panels to use between 2 windows so we added the valance to create an entirely new look. We chose a brown & black animal print called Cheetah, a red velvet & green chenille to complement the toile.

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My Family

A Belated Christmas Card Photo & 2014 Favorites

My Family

One of my goals this holiday season was to take a family picture I could use for Christmas cards. I had a few options from throughout the year but I wanted one from the holidays. So I waited. We had four occasions where we were all together with most of us dressed up picture.

Finally…the day after Christmas when everyone came over for breakfast, it happened. Some were in pajamas, some in sweats, some in a variety of I’m-staying-home (me) I’m-not-going-anywhere clothes…but I got my photo. Not sure why my hair looks red…but I got my pic.

So this year’s Christmas cards (first one in several years) were mailed out on the 29th.
Better late than not at all.

To close out the year I’ve gather a few favorites to take another look at.


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