I'm not sure if everyone knows this or not, but before we had issues with our computer at home (it was a faulty cable), my computer at work died. After a new hard drive, a new DVD drive, more memory, and a totally clean slate - I'm back to normal. Unfortunately, though, all the little interior pictures I had stashed away were gone.
So, I've been surfing around and saving all new things I've found and loved.
Here are some of those things that I came across this week:
This plate collage is perfect. I'm in love, and would copy it in a heartbeat if I could afford to. I've now been introduced to John Derian and his decoupage plates, and I think I've just found something of value that I want to "collect". These would look great in my dining room.
*image from Carolina Eclectic via Desire to Inspire
This next image is from Kelly + Olive, and is definitely an idea I would steal. If I could figure out where to hang it.... It's a DIY ceiling paper-lantern project that uses an existing light fixture base. Very cool.
*image from Kelly+Olive
This is a rug that I'm working on right now. It's made out of those plastic strips that used to be used on those older outdoor folding chairs - those kind of skinny see-through plastic strips?? Well, anyways, this is going out by a pool area at a boutique hotel here in Dallas. How cool is this?? I just wanted to share.
*picture from me
I love the quality of light in this next image - so warm. And I love the wood ceiling, and the tall wainscotting. It's just a very welcoming room.
*image from the Remodeling Guy
This cupboard has a great finish, and I love the glass doors. I've always loved glass doors on cupboards. But the finish is old and stripped-down looking, which I find very interesting right now. I would love to refinish my cabinets this way in my kitchen.
*image from In This Instance
I love this next picture - I could frame it and hang it on my wall! But what draws me is the wall texture. This is another thing I'd love to try and recreate. I'm sure it's a multi-step plaster process, but it's beautiful.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Check back next week for pictures of our new foster pup, Charlie. I'll have "before" and "after" as he needs a haircut and bath, badly. Right now he's looking like a Mongolian Sheep... really really fluffy. Hopefully we'll be able to lighten his load a little, which will cool him off quite a bit, but still keep his cuteness.