Thrifty Thursdays – Covered bench makeover

 

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I absolutely love to find solid wood furniture that just needs a little pick me up.  This looked great in the room it was in but my daughter wanted it for her Paris, hip themed room. So some black paint and funky zebra fabric and viola! Beautiful and new feeling.  Enjoy!

For this one we unscrewed the top from the base. Painted the base with primer then black paint.  Using heavy duty staples I stapled the new fabric to the underside of the top.  Picturing the top as a clock, staple at 12 o’clock, then 6, then 3, then 9.  Then fill in the spaces between. Making sure to pull taught and even.  Screw back on the base and your set.

 

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What are your favorite furniture makeovers? I’d love to hear.

 

 

 

 

New Couples Artwork and New Decor Print Style

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Hello! I trust you have been well. This past last week we visited the ice castles here in Minnesota. It was as close to a perfect time as I think I can remember. Kids both happily playing, photo ops, fun, beautiful. We had Bruce’s wonderful mom with us and it was 30 degrees. Perfect.

 

I’ve had people asking me if I would do more artwork for couples. I got the greatest compliment a few weeks ago when hearing of someone who had purchased one of my artwork pieces and then used it as her inspiration to redecorate their master bedroom. That makes me beam.

Here is “Embrace” and “Together” both originals are available (24″x30″ ea) and both are also available as 8×10 prints in 11×14 mats. If you are looking for a different size print let me know and we’ll make it happen.  (Click on pictures to be taken to store)

 

I know sometimes when decorating a room you are just needing a simple color print to carry through the palette you’ve chosen. In response to that need I’m introducing Single Color prints from the Soulful Yoga series. These are matted and add a suble, calming touch to any room.

 

My vision for each of these pieces of artwork is to bring a calm, peaceful moment of inward reflection when you look at them. As we hurry through our days it helps to have visual reminders to take a deep breath, connect our mind, bodies and souls. Be in the moment for a moment. I’ve added a page to my website that shows this collection and tells more about each pose and Chakra. You can see it here.

 

On another note, I thank each of you that have purchased a Harmony Bracelet to support my trip to Israel in 2014. If you want to have first dibs on the style of bracelet when my first batch arrives in April and help me help women across the world next year I ask that you take a look at the bracelets here. If you would like to learn a bit more about this project you can watch a couple short videos here.

 

Wishing you a great week! Can’t wait to see some of you this Saturday at the Wine Extravaganza!

 

**Noelle