Monday, October 8, 2012

Whatcha Lookin' At?

I purchased this original piece of art from one of my very creative and talented nieces (there are a few of them, nephews too, hmmm....sons too!)  I was instantly drawn to the colors and the urban style.  It took me a few seconds to see the pair of eyes in the painting, but that made it even more appealing to me, but I don't think I'd appreciate these eyes on me in 1:1 scale.  I thought this painting would make a great backdrop for a little touch of funk-y-ness.  It turned out to be a very graphic room.  I have an idea when I start out, but I never really know where I'm going with these rooms until I get there!  One or two items can totally change it up, and for the most part, I'm too lazy to make changes!  For instance, the sofa, pillows, and egg table look like a face!

Check out the weenie dog book ends, too cute! (Stick pins from Target)

The painting is by Jocelyn McDaniel.  The red sofa is from minimodernistas.   The entertainment center is a painted box from Target dollar bin.  The rug is a cut up hand towel from Target.  The dalmatian pouf is a cat toy from Target.  The gray steel recliner is a phone holder (a little large, but I have large friends), yep from Target.  I didn't realize I spent so much time in Target!  The egg table is a magnetic paperclip holder from Pier 1.  The chrome pendants are pen parts (love the pen parts, whoever started using them gets mad props!) . The pillows are by me and the accessories are a mix of beads, craft store finds, thrift shop finds, and some homemade stuff. 

Welcome to a couple of new followers, how cool!  Thanks for joining me!

Now I can try my hand at some Halloweeny stuff!  Peace, Beany.


  1. This is a cool scene. I love the egg, the dog and those cool things on either side of the TV. Such creative use of STUFF.

  2. Thank you Doris! You're right, it's just STUFF! I was so excited to mention minimodernistas, and I only have a few things that I would consider REAL stuff. But, the fun part is making up the stuff!

  3. I love the egg yolk table too! Thanks for the tip about hanging light pendants from pens. Again another awesome job Beany! xxx

  4. Yea, I couldn't pass up the egg. I had seen one on another blog, but I think it was a real table. I get tips from every single blog I follow. I heard a designer (cant' remember who, but it had to be on HGTV) say that designer's are the most unselfish group of people there are, because as soon as they discover something new, they share it with everyone. I think it's safe to say that we're all designers and it's true, we do share.

  5. Love your scene and especially the creativity on target stuff!

    1. Thanx Neomi! Glad you like it! Do you have Target stores where you are?

  6. Spectacular room. Love how you think outside of the box to come up with tiny solutions.

  7. Pen parts are awesome, your pendant lights are brilliant. Fab room and great finds. I've got to pay more attention the next time I'm at Target. :D

  8. Thanks Mini Dork. No pen is safe around me!