Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Lantern...

I just got this lantern a few weeks ago in one of my trips around, I love when is lighted it will make a focal point in the room. Candle lanterns are wonderful accessories and can be use both indoors and outdoors.

The lantern you see was a gift I got last year, the color was all gold, nice but
I wanted something different, perhaps more with the colors I have at home,
then I did the color change and this is how it looks now. I think is a big improvement.

Canopy .... Chic and Cozy .

I needed to update one of the bedrooms at home.The bedroom is always a place of refuge from stress moments, a place we look forward to come and rest. To light up this room a little more I created a different look , using neutrals hues as my palette. One of the instant ways to transform a bedroom is to invest in new bedding . To me one of the easiest and effective ways to give a warm feeling to a bedroom is definitely using fabrics and textiles. Be sure to hang the drapes close to the ceilings in that way you are giving the illusion of height. The final steps is finishing the room with some accents that give character to the room, a nice area rug since the floors are all wood and accessories to achieve an exotic and romantic feeling. I'll post more pictures when the room is finish, just this ones for now.

Friday, July 24, 2009


I came across this technique a while ago and just recall that my Mother did it when I was little. She used to saw this cushions by hand, and somewhere else I saw it in clothes and also to decorate a stage. It seems to me that Fuxico had been around forever. This one it cost me a few practices to be able to do a cushion, it seems easy but is not. The results are amazing. I tried with different fabrics as you can see here, but in general I believe the better will be a light and soft fabric not too heavy so you can achieve better results.

A few treasures I found....

I went to a State Sale yesterday, so many people came for the occasion , it was a cloudy day, soon after the Auction started we had rain and had to run inside the house. There were a lot of articles and furniture for sale including the house a nice upstairs six bedrooms house with many amenities for entertaining. I wasn't looking for anything special but I saw a few things that I wanted to bit on. I came home with a few things and of course with more homework to do. As you see this things need to be restore and polish to the full glory. I'm taking the challenge! Does anybody have an idea how to best polish silver and preserve it after? I will appreciate if you do.

The trunk is made of pure cedar and will be a great storage solution for a room. It have some water marks that I need to deal with but nothing seriously to restore it. I'm looking forward to start the project.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Recycling, Save the Planet!

Recycling involves processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from land filling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste management and is the third component of the reduce, reuse, Recycle" waste hierarchy. There are hundreds of recyclable materials glass, paper, metal, plastic, etc. that we can use. This tablecloth was the perfect one for my project, I wanted to buy a few outdoor cushions a while ago but having this tablecloth made me think again and why not? create something special. I used a lot of plastic bags from the supermarket and fill them up.
Now I have some nice cushions to enjoy and don't have to worry to leave them outside. all is waterproof. The red look so nice against the black of the chair.