Friday, March 16, 2012

back to normal(ish..)

Things are mostly back to normal in our house, meaning MOST everything is out of boxes. Now I just need some help in the decor department. If I had an unlimited budget, it'd be no big deal but alas, I barely have a thrift store budget so I'm working with what I've got.
Filling up my studio will be pretty simple. Living room on the other hand.. well, i have a rather large wall that the couch is on and I have no idea what to do with it. Any ideas? (Paging miss rachel denbow!)
Our bedroom also has two big plain walls where our bed is that need help too. I normally don't mind bare walls but in really old houses it can feel kind of dungeon like.. with uneven wall texture and all that. So feel free to send me any ideas and links!
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a few studio peeks, it's my favorite spot in the house.
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19 comments:

  1. the purl bee has this great, super easy tutorial for swatch portraits which would be perfect for your studio but they can also look really neat on your living room or bedroom walls (:

    http://purlbee.squarespace.com/swatch-portraits/

    hope this inspires you a little!

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  2. If you have any maps left from some of your favorite trips, you could use embroidery thread to mark out your travel route and hang them in a series. I must have seen one on a blog or pinterest (I'm sure you have too), and marked it in the ol' brain thinking it could become a cherished collection.

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  3. I have a little wall cluster of old wooden crates, vintage books, some simple artwork, and other random pretties hanging in my bedroom. It was time consuming to put up but didn't cost much since I already had most of it on hand! There are some photos here: http://www.indiejanephotography.com/2012/02/house-tour-bedroom/

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  5. WOW. It looks great, so clean. If it were me I'd find a be encaustic print or something to put there so it looks kind of ghostly...

    Kacie

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  6. hooray for empty boxes!! what about your giant chalkboard?? if it doesn't have a home it may look quite nice above the sofa (only issue might be chalk dust on the back of the sofa from time to time) or a nice collage of smaller things, clipboards, photos hung with old wooden hangers, framed artwork... that sorta thing :)

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  7. Your house looks lovely, even with nothing in it! You could find vintage fabrics at thrift stores and some old frames and make collages in them with the fabrics, then arrange on the wall with some frames having pictures of you and Joshua in them . C x

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  8. I loved Chaplinn's DIY Wall Mural Tutorial on Mini Penny. It would be fun for your big white walls! :)

    http://www.minipennyblog.com/2012/03/tutorial-diy-wall-mural.html

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  9. Your new place is going to be so fun to decorate! Even just the walls look nice. And you've got good light and space in there.
    My room mates and I like to hang up vintages scarves and textiles on the walls to soften rooms and add color and texture. If you have anything nice, or thrift something, that's an easy fix. Frames would be nice too.
    Good luck! Let us know what you do with the place!

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  10. Oh my, your studio is gorgeous!! I have that same sewing machine :)

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  11. Your new home looks so cute! :)

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  12. You should totaallllly buy these clips and make a massive photo wall - http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/fotoclips/

    I'm desperate to do this, but don't really have the space in our house currently. Reason #536896 that I need to buy a place.

    Also SOMUCHLOVE for that last photo, what room is that? So fabulous!

    Sophie :)
    http://onetenzeroseven.com/blog

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  13. that last picture- what a great space!

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  14. I love the layered empty frames I saw at brooklynlimestone.com - they would be cheap and easily personalized depending on the type of frames and colors you use! Have fun with your new place. Often mini-budgets are the best, they force/encourage the most creativity!!

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  15. Your house looks gorgeous! I'm in love with your sewing space...you're inspiring me to clean mine up a bit, ha. As far as the living room, you could stretch different fabrics over mismatched canvases or embroidery hoops and hang them? I really like Mariah's idea of stitching your travels on a map, too.

    PS I spotted the Float Away dress in this post today! Wasn't sure if you'd seen it (: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/03/how-to-style-pin-curls.html

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  16. I love your studio, so much white ♥
    I'm a hug fan of you blog! I love everything you post :D
    hugs from mini world!

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  17. What a cool light environment! Hope you make your new house your home soon ;).

    I love your dresses, btw!

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  18. For budgeting this thing at their home right near they are making things at a corner of their house.So for this they had to change their house look at a time.







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