Drumroll please......the winner of the $100.00 gift certificate from Rejuvenation Lighting is Melanie Thompson from My Sweet Savannah! I know she is going to be excited to either design a light of her own or just pick out a cool accessory for her gorgeous home. Huge thanks for all of your comments!
If you follow me on Instagram [sherryhdesigns] then you saw me post this picture
My sister and I were trying to think of some cheap art for my nephews dining room.
We went to Michaels for a tablet of drawing paper and a tube of black acrylic paint. That was the easy part.
Coming up with what to do with them took a little more thought. I wish I could say it was my genius idea.
She just threw some paint on the paper and then put another piece on top. Rorschach. Ink Block. Easy Peasy.
We did a few. It did take a week for them to totally dry cause we might have put it on a little thick...
Off to Ikea for some Ribba frames.
Instead of black we got the wood colored ones. Before I show you what they look like ....here is the DR before.
My sister got it in her head that she wanted to paint stripes. I on the other hand was thinking.....that is a lot of work....how about we just hang some art and be done with it. #lostinterestafterthebedroom
But she wouldn't let it go. Every time I turned around "stripes". I felt like I was being water boarded.
We had gotten this table from West Elm at the outlet store.
For mere pennies I might add. Then my nephew took the wind out of our balloon. He closed his wallet. The nerve. So we had to get really crafty.
This rug that I used to have in my bedroom and gave to my sister found it's way to his DR.
These chairs that I've had for 20 years got painted. They have been red, white, yellow and now black.
Then I found some custom linen curtains at Goodwill for $12.00. I couldn't believe it...I NEVER score at GW.
So I caved on the stripes.....just can't say no to family right?
My sister painted the area above the moulding white.
We knocked them out in 2 hours....I measured and taped and she painted.
The curtains got hung....
So...if you are looking for a perfectly staged after picture...then you might be pissed cause it hasn't happened yet. With no budget to speak of we have to wait to find the perfect items.....might have to revive my old career of dumpster diving. #hopenotdirtyjob
BUT......here are the pictures of the art work....
I'm thinking these DIY people are on to something. If I only had more time......
Mixing mid-century [table] with the chippendale [chairs] made me feel pretty renegade. But dang....I was liking it with the stripes, modern art, and traditional rug. Watch out Angie Hranowsky
I kind of wanted them for myself but we have plenty of paint and paper left:)
Gotta go and send Melanie her email about winning. My sister really wanted to get another light but it would have been fishy if I announced her as the winner right....you guys would have so been on to me.....
Start the week off right....make a list and get it done.