November 2, 2015

Hollywood Regency Living Room/Dining Room Reveal

I'm finally finished....My Hollywood Regency living/dining room reveal

It was a long process adding crown molding, painting, stenciling, re-upholstery, accessorizing, rearranging, and getting it just right!

I removed every speck of pink...No you didn't...Yes, I did!  It is very calming.  At night it sparkles with all of the mercury vase candles lit!

I have been asked in the past why I don't have window coverings. Since I have plantation shutters they don't really allow for drapes since they swing open wide and my personal preference is the clean look. 

This area rug was the jumping point for the whole living room.  This gorgeous area rug is from Shaw .  I met the very kind folks from Shaw Flooring at the Haven blog conference I went to in July.  I was in their booth and there....THERE it was....The rug I knew would be perfect!  Shaw rugs are available at many big retailers.

You can see the tutorial I did on mirroring the side table HERE

The whole living room was fashioned around Billie and her gorgeous china blue eyes lol

The kerosene heater table tutorial is HERE  Aging a new dress form tutorial is HERE

Adding crown molding really helped finish the room...I wish I had added it years ago

LOOK CLOSE.....I stenciled the Cutting Edge "Flock Of Cranes" on the wall.  They  flew in the front door and trailed sporadically across the whole length of the entrance wall.  It is very subtle and shimmers as the light catches it.....I wish you could see it in person.

The stencil was from Cutting Edge Stencil and painted with a silver metallic paint.  Cutting Edge has so many unique stencils.  Once I looked at the price of wallpapers... I ran....Not walked... to their webpage!  For a fraction of the cost of wallpaper you can stencil any pattern, in any color.  Take a look at the Cutting Edge Stencil I used in my Hollywood Regency bedroom redo HERE.

The wall paint is a beautiful grey blue color by Sherwin Williams

I found old Hollywood glam pictures on the internet 

When they tore down the 1925 house across the street, this old heavy mirror was on the curb.  It was old and spotted and the mirroring was missing in many spots......It was perfect.   I added a plaster ornament above it.

Polka dot fabric was used as a backing in the china cabinet ...Tutorial HERE

So, there you have it....Finally...finished!  The new seating arrangement makes the whole room look bigger, it is calm and relaxing and I am really happy with the final results.

I am slowly redoing my house in the Hollywood Regency style.   You can see my:

 Master bedroom HERE
Master bath HERE.

Thank you for hanging in with me while I did this huge summer project......Happy Fall.....It's 90 degrees in Orlando today!

Happy Creating!

I was compensated with product from Shaw Flooring and Cutting Edge Stencil...The opinions are all mine 

October 5, 2015

An Inexpensive Way To Mirror a Table

I've been working on my Hollywood Regency Living room remodel and want to share a quick and inexpensive project....Mirroring my side table.

After searching for a new mirrored side table, I decided to use the one that I already had....

OK...Now, how to make it fit in with my new decor?  I already had a can of silver spray paint and picked up a couple packs of mirror tiles from Joannes for $1.99 each

I sprayed the table silver.....

....Then using tile adhesive, I applied the mirror squares.  After they dried, I grouted them.

Then added a mirrored knob from Hobby Lobby

And TaDa....My glamorous...May I add inexpensive..... Mirrored side table!

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!

OK, next up, I've got to tell you the story of the perfect rug I got for the living room......

.......Then I promise... I will be ready to show you the whole room!

Happy Creating 

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September 23, 2015

Progress On My Hollywood Regency Living Room Redo

I've been working hard on restyling my living room and dining room to reflect a hollywood regency style.

I've painted the living room, kitchen, dining room, and hallway with Sherwin Williams Mountain Air, it's a beautiful blue grey color

I also had crown molding installed.  The hollywood regency look screamed for the elegance of crown molding.  Since my ceilings are 8ft tall the molding is only 3 1/2 inches width.  I worried crown molding would make the ceiling look lower, but it actually made it look higher.  The cost for the living room, kitchen, dining room, and hallway was  $750 all inclusive, supplies and labor.  I thought it was a great price for the incredible impact it made.

I have removed every speck of pink from the room.

The cover on the dining room bench has been replaced 

The chairs have been reupholstered

Along with the valance in the kitchen

I could not find any fabric that I liked in my budget and then....Yea, I found a king sheet set at Tuesday Morning for $45 which saved me a ton of money and provided a ton of fabric

I recovered the ottoman in white denim

 Oh yea...I found the perfect rug...I will tell you that story in another post

I moved the TV to the entrance wall so it would not be immediately visible when you enter the house.  After a long hunt for a TV stand, in the end I repurposed the hall table by painting it white and trimming it with silver.  I pulled out the drawer and inserted the DVR

To cover the flowered wallpaper on the back of the china cabinet I used the same fabric and method I used on the headboard in my bedroom.  Fabric, foam board, and double stick tape.....You can read the tutorial HERE

I'll be back with more projects and the final reveal...Right now I'm removing 3 layers of fabric from my bar stools...yuk.

Oh yes, this had been a much bigger project than I had originally anticipated, I'm excited to show you the final results....Oh I'm loving it!

Happy Creating!

September 2, 2015

How To Make A Lighted Sign

If you want to make a 10 foot lighted sign...Then you've tuned into the right blog!

I have a friend that will be a vendor at the next Polka Dot Flea June 2016.   I thought it would be fun to make a lighted sign for her booth and I love to try something new

She's calling her booth "The Pantry" since she will be selling Pyrex and all things kitchen.  I started by picking a font then projecting the letters onto a piece of plywood with my "EZ Tracer", the full tutorial is HERE

Each letter was  cut out with my Ryobi jigsaw

Indulge me while a gush here a moment...I've always used electric jigsaws, NEVER a battery operated one....It was amazing!  I was cutting around the letter curves like I was pushing a pencil...It cut like butter and I didn't have to stop and move a pesky cord every 2 seconds....Amazing!!!

Next I drilled a ton of holes to push a string of Christmas lights through the back of the letters

I screwed a 1 X 2  board on to 1 X 6 board.....

........Then drilled screws through the front of each letter to attach them to the anchor board, yikkes what a crummy picture!    

I painted the letters and used a little dark wax and sanding to give them a distressed look 

This portion of the sign was made using the same transfer method explained HERE on a previous post

When the sign was finished it measured almost 10 feet long

I photographed under my awning where it was a little darker so you could see the lights

Using Ryobi power tools with their interchangeable batteries made this project soooo easy.  I had no idea you could get so much power from a battery operated tool and not having to mess with cords and extension cords meant I could use them anywhere.

For your convenience I have included this link to Ryobi Nation where you can find products, coupons, and projects 

So there you have it....I know it's rather primitive and rustic but, it was so fun to try something new and my friend loved it .  You will have to wait until the next Polka Dot Flea to see it in action.

Ok, now, back to work on redecorating my living room, it's coming together great.  Of course it has been more work than I originally anticipated...That's usually how it goes...Right?  I will be back soon with pictures

Happy Creating

This was a sponsored post for Ryobi but gushing my love for the products and the opinions given here are truly all mine

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