Interior Decorating ~ Mountain Mama

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Interior Decorating

When I moved into my second house, I felt it was a true adult house. I wasn't in a "starter home" anymore and I felt the need to take some resposibility in my decor.

I started by trying to decide my color scheme. Everytime I went to a hardware store, I grabbed five paint chips that appealed to me. After amassing about 50 of these (you go to hardware stores a lot when you're buying and selling a house) I dumped them all on the floor and looked for trends.

Then I got a sturdy notebook and glued my new color scheme into the cover. I resolved to not purchase anything unless it coordinated with those colors. This didn't mean eveything had be those colors, it just had to look good with those colors. This became my Home Notebook. It holds paint chips, fabric swatches, catolog clippings, etc. Every room has a section.

After some paint, and a few key pieces of furniture I decided to take the art stituation into my own hands.

What I Made:

I found scrapbook papers that appealed and basically made a patchwork quilt.

Then I washed some paint on a canvas and glued some silk flowers.

This one isn't my favorite. While making it the businessman told me it looked like the 70's (you can see it in the upper left corner). Then I went crazy with the string and thought about a cat playing with yarn. It's distorted, but the joke is there: the Businessman does everything he can to pretend cats don't exist.

They aren't art, but they fill my blank walls nicely. It was much cheaper than true art.

And they're me. Which is what interior decor should really be about.

1 comment:

  1. I love the kitty!

    Thankfully, Lindsay is a cat lover; even has his own. The cats have been with us nearly as long as we've been together, and I've had mine since I was 17.

    We are in the process of re-doing our home—basically just rearranging it—and of course I had to go and model the entire thing in a 3D program and add color, etc.


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