Monday, June 18, 2012

Steppin' Out

This scene was inspired by this greeting card I found at Pier 1 Imports.  Kinda sassy, huh?  Animal prints and bling!  This is not my typical gear for a night out.  Typical...oh, who am I fooling?  I would never wear this, but I do wear leopard print shoes!

This room has been sitting for two weeks, and the longer it sat, the more I tweeked it.  I got a little tired of it.  Lesson learned:  Finish and post (or at least take the pictures).  It's like when I do my Christmas shopping too early.  I leave myself too much time to change my mind about a gift and wind up buying something else or adding to it, so I do most of my shopping the week before.

I painted these chairs today with a metallic paint and the chairs actually look like metal.  The picture doesn't do them justice, but they're quite shiny.  I tried this type of paint some years ago and didn't get the desired results, so it may be the surface material that makes the difference.  I was very pleasantly surprised.

The crap:  OK, so I guess I really don't like this part!  I hit the publish button without doing this section and had to come back and edit.  Hunky Dory pointed out to me that when you're first starting out, this section is a good source of information, and I have to agree with her on that.  I pick up a lot of info and tips by reading this section on other blogs.  So, here we go....the striped wall is the inside of a shopping bag.  The folding screen (which I covered with paper), trunk, and nightstand base are part of a set I purchased from ebay.  The vase and planter ( a sake cup), and gold purse are thrift shop finds.  The white base on the trunk is a chopstick holder.  Palm tree, chaise lounge, pillow, and dress by me.  Accessories are Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and me.

I hope you like it and if you're a new follower, many thanks for joining!
Later, Beany.