Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Decorating - My Style

When it comes to decorating - my style can not be considered any one particular one. As you know outside I had lots of things that would bc considered "primitive", some in the house is "country", others are somewhat "Victorian", and still others have a "theme", and a place or two looks sort of "Modern".

I suppose you could call me a mixed up crazy lady - but I am happy!

Yesterday during an excursion to Dollar Tree I came across three vinyl wall stickers. One was a "family" saying and another had a "friends" theme. I will show you the third one shortly. I bought all three of them. The ones for family and friends will probably go in the hall amidst the pictures - but after we paint there this summer.

First thing I did was go thru my selection of garage sale frames to find one appropriate for the saying and the location. Then it was time for a paint job from the horrible gold. I have decided I like the black paint used for painting charcoal grills. It seems to be the perfect color between a matte and a glossy black. Seems to appear old looking but with a touch of shine...somewhere in the middle.

100_1280100_1287 Since this saying is special I did not want to place it in open public like area. The designated place was the bathroom just off the bedrooms. 100_1282 The frame seemed to fit right in with the rest in the bathroom. 

This shows the other wall in the bathroom. Wall color is a warm yellow.100_1290 100_1292 Since this room does not have crown molding this border was selected. There is much discussion on to have border or not...I like it. It is definitely a personal preference.

So this last decorating episode was not expensive...less than three dollars. Plus I enjoyed the process...priceless.


Darlene said...

That looks beautiful and I always LOVE that saying!

Michelle said...

You are my kind of girl when it comes to decorating. First of all, I love that 'Always Kiss Me Goodnight' saying. I love the black frame you used, and it fits wonderfully in your bathroom. As you know, I have many styles too, and every room in my house has wallpaper border.
Good job. It all looks wonderful!
be blessed,

Kristie said...

I love your decorating style! I have a wood sign that says "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" I have it in bedroom! You are very creative!

Christina said...

What a great sayings you found. I may have to go in search of those. Love the black frame that you put it in. Looks great in your bathroom.

We are having a give away and would love for you to stop by when you get a chance.

Jen said...

You have been one busy gal since I've been gone! This frame is great. Your photo shows the black paint on it nicely-I'll have to try that paint on some outdoor things that need spruced up.
Love the wagon!!! I want one. :)

Victoria said...

Amelia, I love all that you did here! Hmmm...I'm gonna have to make a run to the dollar store for sure.

Love the frames and the mirrors. I think it all looks perfect together and I definitely think you could use that bowl! ;)

On a side note, I came over to tell you that for some reason your comments always touch a soft place in my heart. I am thankful that our paths have crossed due to the blogging world.

TheDecorator said...

I love what you have done with simple things you can find at the dollar store. I have always been a fan of the dollar store and with a touch of your own creativity you can create some very crafty things like seen in your blog. Sayings are one of the best ways to add character and charm to a house :)

bj said...

Like you, I, too, have many styles in my cottage. I tend to buy what I like and just hope to heck it looks ok..
Your's ALWAYS looks great!!

Hazel said...

Every thing looks beautiful ,you just have to smile at the people who go out and pay big money for these things .With a little imagination you get the same look for next to nothing .Wonderful job.

Belvie said...

That saying looks so nice in that frame.....and everything in that room blends so nicely together. The wonderful part is you did it all without spending a fortune.

My house is like yours....lots of different styles, color, textures going on. I don't like too much matchy stuff....I like variety.

Cheryl said...

"Always Kiss Me Goodnight"..I have that in a room, and love that saying. My style is all over the place, but I love how it feels. You have a wonderful blog.

Judi said...

I love what you did with the frame and all your black pieces look does the border. Very appealing.
thank you for sharing.
come by when you have some time.

Tropical Screamer said...

So beautiful.


eonyc said...

Lovely! I have a question--how did you get that 'photo by Amelia' stamp on the pictures?? Your fellow blogger, LKP ;)