Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Decorating

It's really hard to get into the mood, for that spring decorating, with the weather changing so much. This last weekend in the 70's. Yesterday rain and snow, this morning woke up to a dusting, and they are calling for more of the white stuff.

This last weekend, we wanted to get into the mood for spring, so we emptied out what use to be our candle room, and started hanging new wallpaper. We are using textured stone on 2 walls, and log on the remaining walls.  Not finished yet, but so far, its looking really good. We have shot a video series on the tips and tricks of hanging wallpaper, so anyone can learn to DIY, and have it look like a pro hung it. With the time limits on YouTube, it will be a 5 part series, and we plan on making a DVD for the people interested in trying  the DIY.

We are not really sure, once we are finished with hanging the paper, what we will turn the room into. I know the Western look has come up, but that's not final yet. Part I of the series is live, and Part II will be live later on this afternoon. The rest of the series will be added daily this week, for all of you to see.

Part I viewed here.




Anonymous said...

Hello Betty & Dan, hope all is improving in your world. Opening VA City by reservation only this year. More info to follow, but groups of 25 can rent us by the 1/2 day, day, evening etc, with or without extra buildings. Your site looks great and offers lots, I'm sure it's like having another store! I'll try to stop by when I'm up that way, thou it's not too often these days.
Take care, I hope to see you soon...,Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I found something interesting I thought I would share…from something I wrote this month…
DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from AlphabetPIX.com
Bringing Out Your Inner BOLD!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Clever and chic for Janie may be yesterday’s yawn-fest for Carol. Different tastes in décor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bold, baby! Bring on the bold!
Boldly say what you want to say when designing a room. Make a statement and let your personality shine through. If you go in for the palest blues to soothe and relax, add a custom zing to make it pop! Love black and white photography? Maybe even some of that ultra-hot photo alphabet wall art in black and white? Splash in some passionate pink or revved up red on the wall to make it sizzle.
No longer are walls content with neutral shades. Any color of the palette goes! Splash on muted melons or eccentric eggplants with savvy sage. Classic colors cozy up with velvety crimsons and Dijon yellows. Color is fantastically bold and beautiful! Rich textured throws, swags, rugs and runners jazz up every room, every time.
Patterns are all the rage now, too. Twists and twirls, paisleys and pearls-bold is key! Did you ever in a million years think of dotting stripes and striping dots? Designers these days are pulling out all the geometrical stops. Paisley mixes with all sorts of combinations-checks, polkas, and weathered solids. Discover a new way of looking at the world around you in different shapes and deigns.
Mix it all with gorgeous gilding in silver and gold. Toss in a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. And with the trend of decor becoming more and more personalized, a meaningful piece of photography will make you feel right at home. Black and white as well as the historic look of sepia photography looks gorgeous in any room. Add all these ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself a decorating design that not only expresses your individual style but does so as personally and beautifully as you want it to.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own personal sense of style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back! Embrace your individuality whether your nature is “Janie jazzed” or “Carol calm”. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
To take your individual decorating accents and style to a whole new level of personalization, check out http://www.alphabetpix.com. Imagine photographs of natural alphabets, clip art photo messages or even personalized photo place mats. Consider yourself a person on the go? You’ll love AlphabetPIX.com pictures to go with alphabet letters! (Intrigued yet? Check us out now!)
Amp up that “you” factor, bringing the bright lights, bold city look to the forefront with clever photography of New York architecture and nature. And, if it’s gorgeous enough for your home, you KNOW personalized photo gifts are great for any occasion!
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
Create your own personalized name art with Photos That Look Like Letters at http://www.alphabetpix.com!