Monday, March 13, 2017

Home Improvement

I have been thinking for a long time about repainting the part of my house that people see when they first come in- it was badly in need of a make over- winter is the perfect opportunity for me to tackle indoor projects - once the warm weather comes I want to be out! My trip to Mexico really inspired me too. Also, I purchased a book called Crafting  a Colorful Home by Kristin Nicholas recently and her bold use of color really helped me break out- thank you Kristin!
Before- a mash up of drab color! I scraped wallpaper that I had hung maybe 15 years ago- no wallpaper for me ever again thank you!)

Pinterest inspiration

I purchased the moroccan pillow (in the center) from Native in Scituate- my main source of inspiration! I consulted with the owner (Marie) she has a great eye for color and design and helped me so much! 

I went with this palette -
Lowes helped me too! I usually use the Ben Moore paint- but went with Valspar- I was very happy with it and the price was a LOT better...

The hallway with all the doors got completely done in a purple gray to show off the wildly painted floor- I painted right over the old floor- it's plywood and has been painted many times- I actually may never get around to tiling it!

A mermaid and turtle on the floor -why not!

the powder room got the yellow paint- need some fun new towels...
Lisa Howard of Local Pottery made my sink and tiles many moons ago...

The sitting area got the salmon color. I hired Hilary from Duxbury do the cushion slipcovers (using drop cloths from Lowes- my go-to) she's the best!

Lamp hack-I took the crystals off the chandelier and batiked the shades- couldn't resist putting fake lemons in the bowl ( thank you Duxbury Dump! for the fake fruit)

I am thinking of buying a new fixture for this area but in the meantime this will do.
I love my house now!
Now I just need to clean it..LOL

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Art from Isle Mujeres

I finally have gotten around to posting these- I left a month ago tomorrow- time whizzes by doesn't it?

This was the first morning. I thought painting on black would be fun- but it soaked up the pigment a lot. I had fun arranging my little pieces of stuff I collected while I was there around the edges of the paper in my studio this morning.
It's about 5 degrees out here today ( feels like) Mexico seems so far away!

I sat across from this on the ocean walkway and painted-tough to find spots to sit while painting there!  I had two adorable Mexican kids hanging out with me the whole time probably wondering why I would want to paint the rubble...

This was a courtyard that has a rusty old bike  and some other debris...

Looking toward the East, again black paper- looks better now than I thought at the time...

From the beach another morning. 
That's pretty much it! Thanks for looking.