Friday, November 4, 2016

Dark Blue - Kind of Sexy - Yes?

Dark blue walls, love them when I see them, but something I'd never do at home.  I also love the look of black, dark grey, and teal walls, but once again, I'd never do it at home (although I do have one dark brown wall).  I've tried colors throughout the years and at some point, I always go back to neutral walls.  I get my snipets of color from artwork, rugs, pillows, accessories and flowers.  I've learned what I can and can't live with.  So, one of the reasons I love putting these little rooms together is that I get to play with lots of color.

This room was inspired by a navy blue sofa I saw in a Z Gallerie advertisement.  I had to have it, so make-it-mini! So, I made this little sofa and in the process, I learned so many "what not to do's". Trial and error.  I also made the chair and once again, I learned some little lessons (little, get it?). I made this bar cart last year while I was on hiatus and never got around to putting wheels on it. Just recently, I purchased a brass one to use in the future.  The pattern behind the fireplace is a photo copy of a Nate Burkus tile (wrapped around foam core) that I bought at Target.  The tile itself was too large to use. The rug is made from strips of trim sewn together. So, do you remember the unfinished dollhouse hutches that you could find at Michael's for a couple of bucks?  There were about three different styles. Well, that's what the black cabinet is in the corner.  I separated the top from the bottom. When I realized that they weren't restocking these little goodies, I bought about 10 of them from three different Michael's in the area.

This room has a collected flea market look, nothing matches, there's a lot of pattern and there are lots of global items. Sophisticated Bo ho, that's what I'm calling it.

 Z Gallerie
The stuff:  Sofa, chair, bar cart, rug and pillows are by me. Paris photo is a coaster. The round table is coaster sitting on a basket.  The hexagon shaped table was part of a patio string light set. The chandelier is a X-mas ornament. The little side table next to the chair is a Pier One drawer pull (screw portion was sawed off). The floor is contact paper.  The table tray is covered with Washi tape. Accessories are from Hobby Lobby, Michael's, HBS, Etsy, Ebay, and I think that's it. BTW - has quite a few dollhouse items for very reasonable prices.  Everything comes from China, so it takes about 2-3 weeks to get your items.

That's it for now, I plan to start my X-mas scene now....yeah right!  No really, I'm seriously thinking about it.

Blessings to everyone.... Beany