There are lots of ways of adding big impact to a decorating scheme
without breaking the bank. In my studio there is a little chest that
I wanted to add a little something extra to. Something that would
provide a pop, but not something that would be pricey. Having worked
in the trade I can tell you that the mark-up on decorative accessories is
enormous. What to do? Raid your house. I took a card that was a gift
from the Alzheimer's Association for a donation and then found a shabby
chic frame to showcase it. The frame was on sale and the card was as
of yet unused right here at home. The result ~ a pretty little accessory for
very little cash.
Once again in my studio, I have dotted Swiss curtain panels at the windows.
The windows are in the front of the house and are finished with plantation
shutters for privacy. Because my studio is a feminine and creative spot for me,
I wanted to soften the look and these curtain panels from a consignment shop
did the job. Not wanting the panels to block out the light, I tied them back with
wide rick rack and finished off the look with buttons. It reflects the sewing/craft
A vintage wicker storage trunk is a great spot for storing fabric. It also
makes a cute little window seat when covered with a hand made quilt
folded up and used as a cushion. Surrounded by pillow finds it is also
a favorite spot for Bentley stand and peek out the window while I am
blogging or working on a craft project. It's one of his favorite roosts for
cat watching :-)
Adding button closures to a pillow is another thrifty way to add pop.
Another tip ~ vary textures. The knobby texture of the chenille, the
woven wicker and the smooth cotton add interest to the vignette.
And finally, adding craft paper scraps or painting the backs of bookcase shelves
adds interest and when coordinated with the colors in the room makes it all pop!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and
that y'all are looking ahead to a fun filled and creative week.
It's a rainy, blustery day here and Bentley and I are staying cozy
at home. Life is good.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley