Monday, August 20, 2012

This and that


Just thought I'd share a few personal photos from my iPhone of what I've been up to lately, design-wise...

This weekend, I rearranged the bookshelves in our bedroom. Arranging and styling shelves is probably one of my favorite things to do. I like them arranged without a whole lot of clutter, but also with some smaller items layered into other accessories, to create interest... it's a balance. Not perfectly executed here, but better than I had it before, for sure...

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

The little white owl on the top shelf was a find from Ross this weekend. That place is usually kind of dump-y, but I actually find some good stuff every now and then, amongst a lot of weird fake plants and Tuscan-y canvas prints. 

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

This is Mika hanging out on the new mint/white zig zag rug I got at Urban Outfitters. He must always inspect new items -- I hope he approves. 

This was a photo I took at the studio Friday of two drawers that I painted for a little chest I'm about to finish up... The top one is glazed, bottom one isn't. I love glazing freshly-painted pieces...adds so much character. 

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

I feel like this is a piece Sherry would like... :) (that reminds me - I've got to show you the living room piece I painted for her and her cute client recently! It's on her blog right now, if you care to search...)

This is the penny-tile table I was working on a few weeks ago... I did a second layer of resin to make it smoother...Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Pretty cool, huh? I will try and remember to do a full post on penny tiling.. I learned a lot in this process! I will also snap a photo of the table in its new home. It looks very cool in its permanent spot.

Lastly, last weekend I found these two little basket-box guys at a thrift store. I love the Asian touches on the hinges and corner hardware... I want to paint them, but I haven't decided on a color. And I haven't worked up enough energy to pry off all the hardware to paint them. Each box has 16 different pieces of hardware -- eek. Anyway, after making that skirt thingie for below the TV, I decided to take off the skirt and to put the boxes under there instead. It's what I always envisioned for that space, and they fit perfectly. Wahoo! I love when things work out like that. 

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Anyway - hope you enjoyed this random dump of photos from my phone! Happy Monday. 


  1. are right...that chest looks like something I would love :) Love you Asian chest also.

  2. FYI... I have been checking for that penny tiling post EVERY DAY ;)
    I am obsessed with your work. Love your style.

  3. Love all your post! and am loving that Ikat fabric is KHANDAR INDIGO? If not where did you get it? thanks!

  4. Super website with a great sha and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
    Agen Bandarq

    Agen Domino99

    Domino Online

    Agen Poker

    Bandar Domino99