Friday, September 30, 2011

Two Things of Note

First and very exciting, I am attending my first bloggers in person meet up. It's in my town and I can't wait to meet all of the talented Virginia bloggers that will be there. If you live in the vicinity of Richmond, VA you should come!

Second, I am going to update the look of my blog. One big task with that is capturing the blogs that I regularly visit on my sidebar. If you hear from me often or visit me often and you are not listed, please comment or e-mail me so I can add you. I follow a ridiculous amount of blogs, but I like to acknowledge the ones that I religiously look at everyday.

Hope to see any Virginians (or hey, if you want to make a road trip!) at the Sweet Tea Social next Saturday!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mood Board Monday

I just love when Sarah over at Pewter & Sage has her Monday Mood Boards (MMB).  For this MMB we were to choose a wallpaper that spoke to you and design a room around it. This is the wall paper I picked (you may have seen it randomly appear as a blogpost a couple of weeks ago):

Since we bought and moved into a new (but still old) home, the "Our" home, I've been overwhelmed with decorating ideas. This wallpaper struck me because it is similar to the wall color in our bedroom. We liked the wall color so much that we did not want to paint it to match our bedding. Thus, the idea of building a bedroom around this wallpaper hit me and I tried to stay true to our budget and the furniture we already had.

Well, that turned out to be No Fun and items that in reality matched our real room did not match this wallpaper, so I scrapped the idea and instead did a fun fru fru room that my husband would NEVER go for. I still used the bed and dresser that we already have. (The dresser is new and we LOVE it -- beats the heck out of Black Lacquer!)

I think I would only use the wallpaper on the focal wall below the bed and paint the walls the blue-green color in the wallpaper. Then to balance out the excessive use of blues (even in the chandelier!) that I have going on (my favorite color don't you think?), I would use gray in curtains and other accessories and the chair. I just couldn't resist a rug in front of the bed in the same scroll work pattern as the wallpaper (and let's just pretend it matches the wallpaper perfectly).

MBM 9-26 for Pewter & Sage

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Little Help Over Here with My Bad Memory

For the love of brass of all things Holy. I read a post that some brilliant DIYer did with a brass bowl they got at Goodwill or a thrift store. She put something like a silver cleaner or something common on the brass and it turned it to a silver color. It was a while ago, like earlier this year or last year even.
Quick, before I slit my wrists does anyone know what I'm talking about??? Or am I just losing my mind trying to rid our front entry of brass.

NOTE: It was not rub n buff and nor spray paint. Though I'm ready to pull out the rub n buff if I can't find this other, more permanent fix for that brass.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The DIY Showoff & Remodelaholic Love (And a Giveaway)

If you read decorating blogs then you must know of The DIY Showoff and Remodelaholic.

I just wanted to take a moment to help spread the word about the Shaw Floors contest that Cassity and Roeshel are participating in. They have designed a beautiful Casual Coastal Cottage living room and it is TO. DIE. FOR.

I highly recommend voting for their room. You should definitely visit The DIY Showoff here and follow the instructions for voting for their room and then enter to win (with 5 different entry chances) a Shaw Area Rug for yourself.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Leafy Scroll Sky Wallpaper

Leafy Scroll Sky Wallpaper

Well, imagine my surprise when I went to my blog today and this picture of wallpaper showed up as a new post! I must have hit some random button over on Polyvore.
SO, instead of deleting the post, how about I just say that Pewter & Sage is having another Monday Mood Board which I plan to participate in and I've been working on my room. There it is. The explanation behind this random phantom post.