It is only November 5th and I already put one of my Christmas trees up this weekend. I do think it is a little early - but this tree is in my home showroom, where I display and sell all of my products in. I decorated this one - (and still have more ornaments to add) in pinks, creams, gold and I added some chocolate brown roses, I love the combination. I like to use silk flowers in my tree to give it that romantic look. I also spray some with gold glitter for added sparkle! I have also added some ornaments for sale to my website under Holiday. I am working on some hand painted and handmade ornaments which will be added soon!
Here is the bed we completed for our daughter's room. It started out as an unfinished piece. We added the floral appliques from www.shabbysuite.com. The paint color we used is a perfect shade of light pink recommended by an artist from Make Mine Pink. You can find her article and paint formula on www.makeminepink.com. Just click on Romantic Decorating and the Little Pink Secrets article found in the Archives. I would also like to point out the use of the wall scroll and brackets over the bed - great for draping fabric. You will find the scroll and more like these on www.MyHydrangeaHome.com , very soon!
Here is a before and after project of a mirror someone was getting rid of (so it was free!). I painted it a pale pink after adding floral appliques. I distressed the raised areas of the appliques a little with sandpaper and then finished off the piece with a clear coat for protection. It now sits over my daughter's dresser. I also finished the bed to match. You can find appliques in so many shapes and sizes at www.shabbysuite.com.
One place I always look for window treatments when I am shopping is the women's accessories department. Women's scarves make great swags or valances for your windows. This is one I did in my daughter's room, the pink scarf was only $8 and I just love the ruffled edge. The pink rose tassels make great tiebacks. I will have these up on my website shortly.
We have a few large doorways in our house leading to the living and dining rooms. My husband recently installed french doors and decorative molding in all three of those doorways. I found these great knobs for them in Manhattan at Anthropologie. Their web address is www.anthropologie.com. They have great furniture, accessories, hardware and even clothing.What I love the most is there store displays and you can get some really cool stuff on sale!
I have this light fixture in my hallway which I would love to replace, but as a temporary fix I spray painted it white and antiqued it with a little glaze I made with glazing medium and raw umber acrylic paint. I also added some pink glass beaded chain to the ceiling plate and hung some large crystal drops and crystal chain to the bottom of the fixture. I get so many complements on this light, I think I can live with it for a while now.