Showing posts with label decorating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decorating. Show all posts

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moodboard inspired by my living room

Like the headline already mentioned, I had an online client who wanted a living room that was inspired by my living room. Not exactly but similar. 

And this is what I came up with:









That's it for today.
On Wednesday I'll write a little bit about Haven. I just got back last night but was way to tired to chat about my awesome experience.

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(Youleeya)



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Woodsy Patio Hangout

Work with what you have is the theme again today. I put together a little hangout in our backyard with things I could find around the house.

No need to buy new things.

This is our favorite spot to have a beverage in the evening in the summer. The trees give enough shade and the lush hostas and ferns make you feel like you are in a jungle.


Do you remember my parents beautiful and old area rug? Well why not put it onto our hammock?


I love the look.

I used the Target drum table that I painted copper as well as the planter 
that I also painted copper with my snake plant.

And you can also spy my all time favorite Nate Berkus for Target tray. 


I bought the silver balls in Germany 5 years ago at my friends home decor boutique in Germany.
They are meant to be outdoors and can also float in a water feature.


















outdoor patio design by Cuckoo4Design - rug in a hammock


Perfect place for a little happy hour and a game of backgammon, right? 
Or maybe a nap in the cozy hammock while the candles are lit.

I love summertime in our tiny backyard.

And the best part about this is that I didn't have to spend a dime.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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Monday, February 10, 2014

On My Mind Monday: Changes Around Here

So much stuff going on around here. My son had his variety tournament (VEWL) this past weekend. And I'm so proud of him for making it to the second day. He had a tough weight class and has come a long way. My back is of course killing me after spending two days on the bleachers.

One of the things that I accomplished the weekend before last is that I painted our kitchen and dining room all white. One of the affects of my hallway makeover. My shoulder is killing me again but I'm glad I did it. It sounds boring but I love it.


In case you are new around here:
The walls were painted in the same white that I used for my cross decal hallway and closet makeover
Valspar and it is eggshell Ultra White (7006-24) which goes perfectly with  my white kitchen.

I found the glass and brass dining room at an auction 15 years ago for $25 and still love it.
And the dining room chandelier is a replica of the popular Cellular Chandelier that I bought in Germany for 80 Euros. Such a steal!


And all that makes me (of course) want to change other things. I'm thinking about tiling my backsplash now after all. And I would like to add some colorful artwork in the dining room. For now I hung my painting that I made (click HERE) for the living room in the dining room but the scale is all wrong. The colors are perfect though.

I see another artwork project coming up. Ha!

I am heartbroken because I broke the horse that you see on the kitchen counter while cleaning it. Some pieces are crushed and I won't be able to fix it entirely. I'm not ready to give up yet though.


I also found an $18 dollar rug at Ross which I will use in the kitchen for now. If the cats destroy it, I won't be that upset at that price. That's so much better than destroying my childhood millim rug. I was getting sick of the grey chevron rug and will probably move it to our front porch this spring since it is an indoor/outdoor rug.



It's pretty nice for $18 right?

Oh and I also moved my money tree into the dining room but I'm not sure it's doing that great:


And just so you can see the before with the dark walls again. I hung the other painting into the upstairs hallway but I might even change it back. Not sure yet.
I know that a lot of you loved the dark walls, I on the other hand was ready for a change. And even though they don't look that dark in the photo, they were a lot darker in reality. The new white walls make everything appear so bright and all the colors more vibrant which I love. I'm planning on adding more color as well and can't wait.



My hubby also got me these two brass fighting roosters for my birthday that I had spotted. They are creepy and cool. At least I think so!
And they are so sharp that they double function as weapons for unwanted visitors. JK ;)



My next upcoming project will be my chaise in our bedroom. I'm teaming up with Onlinefabrics.net  who is giving me the microfiber to redo the chaise. There is no turning back now. I'm feeling the pressure and have weak knees ;) This means I will be stuck in the bedroom for the next couple of days/weeks to attempt this upholstery job. The disassembly will probably take me a huge amount in itself.

One last thing my friends. I had some issues with my last pet series post going out correctly and if you did miss it, then don't forget to click over (click HERE) to meet adorable, fluffy Perny and Gabbi from "Retro Ranch Reno".


So stinkin cute!

And by clicking HERE you can get to the page to see who was in the series so far already just in case you missed any.

That's it for today and on Wednesday I will share some other pretty things with you that I got for my birthday from one of my favorite companies.


Tschüß

(Youleeya)



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