Making it Work is the heading I am giving to totally rearranging my home. As you may have read on “My Mission” page, I needed more space to accommodate my charge who is coming home from a long stay in the hospital. Feel free to peruse my Gallery showing how I accomplished this. Also, I have added a link to show how it looked prior to the change. Previous Decor
I love working with paper and glue, aka paper machete. This time I went bigger. Using an old wicker basket as a mold, I taped on plastic, slathered it with vasoline, and then layered it with cut up paper bags and glue. After many, many layers, I let it dry and painted it with a faux leather-look paint kit. I call it a trough. Not sure what I’ll use it for, but I like it.
Every time I look at Home Decor magazines or websites I get excited and start to evaluate my own style. As I look about my home, I review my choices and weigh them against those I see elsewhere.
I like muted earth tones. They work well for me because I have a dark house, so I embrace the moodiness of it. No glaring bright colors here. Plus I do not have the option of changing features (I would love to tear out a wall) and paint all the dark woodwork white.
On the positive side, I have kept within the same color scheme (blue and burgundy with variations) with a background of browns, black, and off-white. When I do this, I can move around any item from room to room and it fits in beautifully. Plus it narrows my search when shopping.
Feel free to take a stroll through my gallery of living room and bedroom decor.