Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Accent a Room With Colorful Trim

Picasso once asked why two colors sang if you put them next to each other.

I’m not sure I know the answer. But I do know that colors can make beautiful music together when you play them off one another. This is especially true if you abandon convention — namely, white and cream — and use color to accentuate the architectural details in a home. The hues will make those accents pop and establish a compelling dynamic with the other colors in the room.

As to whether they sing? Well … you be the music critic and decide for yourself.

Mediterranean Bedroom by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Peggy Braswell
Lavender and yellow are an organically inspired color combination. (Just think of the humble pansy.) Now in your mind’s eye, turn the woodwork in this bedroom white. Or, if you’re really brave, cream.

Did you feel the room go flat? That’s the power of color to bring architectural details to life.

Starbucks Candle Holder

I love Starbucks Cappuccinos. So, I had several of these great bottles at home and wanted to use them in an upscale way.

This is one of the ideas I had for a finished product. Leopard spots.

I used:

Gold spray paint.
Diamond esq tape
Sequined tape
Brown paint
Black paint
A flat lid from a jar candle
Gold Glitter

Starbucks Bottle comes in different sizes. You can tell by the calorie count on the front of the bottle as to the size.
This the small size only 200 calories, the next size is 280 calories. I removed the labels using hot water to loosen up the glue and Goof Off a spray glue remover. If you use the Goof Off be in a well ventilated area. Very smelly.

Clean and dry extremely well.

Spray the inside of the bottle with the gold paint. I used the inside of the bottle to give some depth to the pattern.

Start with the brown paint and be paint spots on the bottle. Outline the spots with black, then as it dries, sprinkle gold glitter. It will be caught by the wet paint. You just want to high light the spots and not cover it completely. Use a very soft brush to remove excess glitter.

The flat lid from a jar candle

Remove the plastic that surrounds the lid.

Spray paint the lid gold. You can glue the lid onto the bottle. I didn't, remember that I like to change and upscale what I have so I may want to change these up again.

Finished product.

Until we meet again,

Have Fun with Fabric

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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