Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I've always loved the look of the painted ceiling tiles that you can find at Eastern Market.   I've always found them a little bit out of my budget, so I decided to make my own using a stamp, some paint and a canvas.  The total cost of the project was around $20.
My stamps, the one on the right I hand carved from my own design and the one one the left I made from cutting uneven strips out of adhesive fabric foam and sticking it on a piece of card board.  You could also purchase a stamp with a pattern you like on it.
I used a paint brush to put the paint on the stamp, but you could also use a roller or dip the stamp directly into the paint.
Stamp away!  I was sort of going for a more uneven look and I like how the paint mimics the look of the paint wearing off of the ceiling tiles.
All done stamping!  Just waiting for it to dry.
The finished project.  I love how it turned out! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

DIY Gift Wrap

I created this banner for a baby shower gift using this tutorial. I love how it turned out. It looks so festive! This would be great for a birthday present too. PS: I manipulated the picture using the Toy SLR app on my IPhone.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

High (Literally!) Fashion

(Image via MSNBC)
Some very brave models rapelled down the side of the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA to celebrate it's grand opening. As someone who is afraid of heights (like curl up in the fetal position and cry for my mommy afraid) this is so amazing to me. The clothing was provided by students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Ted Baker London.

You can view more photos here and here.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Washington Design Center Dream Home

Yesterday I went to check out the Washington Design Center Dream Home. It was the different rooms each designer came up with. I only wish that they had included a kitchen and bathroom as well. I love me some kitchen design porn that is for sure (I hate to think who might be led to my blog when doing a search for that!). Below are some of my favorite rooms. You can tour the dream home through November 30.

By far my favorite room was the living room by Scott Cooke. I love the purple, yellow and blue color palate. I'm definitely going to be stealing it for myself.

The Mad Men inspired lounge was pretty rocking as well. It would be the perfect place for a relaxing with a martini.

This clear piano in the lounge was to amazing. It took all my will power not to bust my elementry rendition of "Heart and Soul" right then and there. Combined with the artwork of Shawn Smith, this was one of my favorite corners.

I loved this paper screens in the dining room. It would be a great way to divide up a space while still allowing plenty of light through.

And finally, I just want to curl up in on this little window seat with a good book and a kitty. Don't you?

Have you been to the Dream Home? Tell me about your favorite room in the comments!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rainy Day Yellow

Rainy Day Yellow

It's been so rainy here the last few days that I'm hoping that some pops of bright yellow will help bring back the sun.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Concrete Fruit Bowl

(Image via FMC design)

At my day job we are all really obsessed with the look of concrete counters, which unfotunately stain like there is no tomorrow and so are not the most practical kitchen counter material. What about using a concrete bowl to incorporate that look into your kitchen? I found the pictured bowl on Etsy. Although I'm not sure I would want to use this for anything other holding fruit, chips, or somthing else that is sure not to stain. That bowl certainly does make those apples look might tasty. Would you ever use a concrete bowl?

(Oh and the same seller has concrete lamps and pendants too! They look amazing.)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Woman's History Month

Next time I'm feeling down I'm going to look at this picture to remind myself that ladies are bad asses. (via Buzzfeed)