Saturday, April 13, 2013

Turquoise & Brick

Orange is my favorite color, but I'm having this little love affair with turquoise, which just so happens to look fantastic with orange!  So I've been having a great time hunting for items as I incorporate turquoise into the mix and it's turning out quite nicely. There's so much great stuff out there and I want it all!  Now, back to the minis... I used this brick paper in my first post and I knew I'd use it again, and guess what, this won't be the last time you see it. In fact, I could do every scene with this paper, but I'll spare you.  So, the inspiration for this scene was a beautiful little beaded turquoise evening bag that I spotted at the thrift store.  It took some time before I had the heart to destroy it and it's not the only thing I cut up for the sake of this post.  I also amputated a doll  for her arm to make a jewelry stand, also from the thrift shop, but I chose one that was in really bad shape so I wouldn't feel guilty about depriving some sweet little girl of a new doll.  Now on with the show!









The stuff in my Lekman box:  
Bed - brass, painted white - ebay
Bedspread - napkin - Pier I
Headboard - evening bag - thrift store
Chair - Dollhouse Collectibles, I silver-leafed the frame
Dresser - makeover (last post) - thrift store
Rug - cut small squares from a chess board rug,Target
Tables - Jonathan Adler mirrored tables - CufflinksCowboyBoots - Etsy 
Bookcase, wall decor, most accessories, lamps - me
Some accessories from Michaels and Hobby Lobby

Hope you enjoyed the pics and welcome to a couple of new followers!

Peace,
Beany




32 comments:

  1. I love turquoise too. Love everything in this scene. I actually thought the brick was real and you'd bought a new room box. Love the hand for the jewelry..you could use it in a Halloween scene later =0P

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    1. Thanks Carol! Yeah, isn't this paper awesome? I've seen it on a couple of other blogs.

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  2. I am a real blue fan, so I love the turqoise :D color you used in your roombox. I agree with Carol about the brick paper, it looks so realistic.
    All the details you added to the scene makes it beautiful! Fantastic work!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Thanks Ilona! I'm trying to expand on my color appreciation!

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  3. A perfectly balanced scene with marvelous details! Beautiful! :D

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    1. Thank you! It means a lot coming from you because your rooms and your work are perfection!

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  4. I love turquoise! Love the lamp bases, and the distressed cupboard, and the daffodils in the blue vase :-)
    Beatrice also loves orange - do you know her website? http://b.dassonville.free.fr/toutesmesmaisons/index.html She has a lot of orange in her real house, too - she posts great pics on facebook.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Are those daffodils?:) Thanks for Beatrice's link. I'll check it out.

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  5. I love this scene! Turquoise is one of my favorite colors - in fact, I am incorporating into my wedding color scheme in June! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks and congratulations to you! I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful and you should post some wedding pictures!

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  6. Beanie this is freakin' awesome!!!! Love it girlfriend xxx

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  7. Very cool! I love the colors. It has such a lofty feel to it!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I love that lofty brownstone look. I'd love to live in a Brownstone. I'm always joking with the hub that I'd like to move back east and live in one, but I'm really not joking!

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  8. Hi!
    These colors look so fresh and inventing! Cool!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  9. oh, Beany...you have done it. I love the bricks...so cool

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    1. Thank you, you're too kind! I'm glad you like it!

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  11. So well coordinated! The lamps are great and so is the silver leaved chair!
    Neomi

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  12. Thanks Neomi! I really like the lamps too, 'cause I'm crazy for chevron!

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  13. A brilliant box: so clever, the way you've incorporated the box as windows. Love the rug and the doll hand redo!

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  14. Thank you SS! The hand was fun to work on and actually turned out the way I hoped it would. Makes me want to snatch more body parts!

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  15. Love this room! Great colors! Love the rug and the headboard!

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    1. Thank you Kathi! That's right, you're a turquoise girl! I've always worn turquoise jewelry, but now it's growing on me for home décor too.

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  16. Hey Lady! I miss you when you go on hiatus (say nothing of the fact that I've been on one myself---smile). This room...simply splendid. Using the brick paper and Lekman to create an urban loft with exposed brick and vast windows....marvelous. The silver-leaf details are very glam. Love that. And the oversized headboard too. Its time for us to do a swap ; )

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    1. Thanks and glad you liked it! I noticed that you were MIA, but I know folks do get busy. I'd love to do a swap, exciting and intimidating at the same time!

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  17. Way cute! The color combo is really different and nice! Loved the pocketbook idea too!

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    1. Thank you grandmommy! I'm surprised that you even spotted it.

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  18. GORGEOUS!!!! The colors and mixed wood/brick surfaces look stunning together. Great city loft!

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  19. I'm in love with this brick paper! I could use it in every scene!

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