Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gallery Wall Cheat Sheets

Before I share these gallery wall cheat sheets/diagrams, I must confess that I probably never would use them.  You see I'm a random kind of girl with an aversion to math and measuring.  Also, I would rather patch a hole created by mistake by some crazy nail than pull out a measuring tape.

These cheat sheets contain many configurations for your gallery wall. You could modify them and add interest, depth, and texture to your display with non-art elements.  A mirror--or two--would work, as would a wall sconce, an architectural element, faux taxidermy,  a turtle shell, or even an empty frame.  

If you're not into randomness and want to be more precise, these cheat sheets will be very helpful.

My suggestions:

1.  Assemble your art/items for the gallery wall.  

2.  Have more items than you need.

3.   Select the diagram that best fits your space.

4.  Cut a sheet(s) of paper to the size you want to fill on the wall.  Place the paper onto the floor and   put your items onto the sheets of paper according to your cheat sheet selection.

5.  Trace around your artwork.

6.  IMPORTANT:  Take a photo of your arrangement, then remove the items from the paper.

7.   Tape the marked paper to the wall with blue painters' tape and mark where you need to put your   wall hooks.  

8.  Remove the paper guide and start hanging your art.


Source:  Simplified Bee







Are you random or precise?
I'd love to see your gallery wall.

If you haven't had enough, I have more.

To see the gallery wall in my daughter's apartment that couldn't have been done without my husband's math skills, go here.

For cheat sheets for just about everything, visit my Pinterest Page: Reference.

Or, my Pinterest Page:  Gallery Wall.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

That Certain Perfect Green

I guess St Patrick's Day made me think about it, but for a while now I've wanted to add that certain green to my home decor.  You know the perfect green I mean.  It looks so good in a lacquer finish, in velvet on a sofa or chair, or on a wall.  That certain green on furniture is the statement piece in a room, or the pop of color with draperies.

These are my current green obsessions and inspirations.

I love this table.  Should I paint my kitchen table this green lacquer? 

http://tiltonfenwick.com/

Add a green settee?

http://whisperofvintage.tumblr.com/

Paint my bamboo chairs green?

bamboofurnitureblog.com

Cover my wing chairs in velvet and nail head trim?

http://www.desiretoinspire.net/

Paint my front door yet again?

http://www.chinoiseriechic.net/

Maybe change the color of the shutters instead?

visittheworld.tumblr.com

Change my draperies again?  Why not?

amberstudios.com

Add this Goddess Chandelier from Currey and Company

Goddess Chandelier Currey and Company

Paint a room green?

chinoiseriechic.net

Paint inside some bookshelves?

cotedetexas.blogspot.com

Or, just take the easy safe route and add some pillows?

sadieandstella.blogspot.com

decorpad.com

Could this be my green?

Benjamin Moore  Amazon Moss




So many choices and so many projects . . . . . . . 
What would you choose?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

We're Welcoming Spring at Our March Sale at the CoOp

Well Mother Nature fulfilled my wish for snow.   
But, we're all about Spring at Buckeystown Design CoOp this month.

Here's what I'll have.


What says Spring more than a rabbit and greenery?





How clever to turn this huge champagne crate into a bench!

Champagne Crate Made Into a Bench/Ottoman

The stenciled bucket is made from old tin.  It can stand alone or hang on a door or wall.

Stenciled Bucket

This vintage princess dresser is a soft grey.  The mirror is beveled.

Princess Dresser

It's hard not to keep this cow weathervane and the lightening rods.

Cow Weathervane and Lightening Rod

This antique European hamper would make a perfect coffee table with storage.
Don't miss the candle holders made from porch balustrades.

European Basket and Balustrade Candle Holders

An antique military chest is another coffee table option.  
 I have several vintage stenciled restaurant trays.

Antique Military Chest and Stenciled Restaurant Tray

This clock is only decorative.  I'm considering hanging one on the outside of my garage.

Clock, Vintage Cupboard, and Chandelier

Who knew that a hay fork could hold your jewelry?

Hay Fork for Jewelry

I'll always have barware.  This cart can be a bar or a mobile kitchen island.  

Cart and Mirrored Shutters

Hope you DC area readers will visit us this weekend.
It's our one-year anniversary. 

Buckeystown Design CoOp
3607 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD

More info and photos on our Facebook page here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I Miss The Snow

I never thought I'd say this, but I really miss the snow.  
We've had Spring-like weather all season.  

 Last winter around this same time there was a huge snow storm.  We were trapped inside for days--no school and no where to be--I loved it.  During the storm I walked around the house taking photos from the inside out.  

Since I'm feeling such winter nostalgia,  I wanted to share again.


The roof was covered and the snow continued.


My iron sphere, my wreaths and the Mugo Pine had much more than a dusting.




The front door was blocked and the porch was covered in snow.



It wasn't much better on the screened porch.  
The snow not only came in, but it also coated the screen and mounded on the railing.





Looking Into the Back Yard

My  Poinsettia Added Some Color

It took a while to get to the garage.



Looking Out From My Kitchen Window

Our Arbor and Iron Bird

My Yellow Sphere on the Shephard's Hook

Profile of Anthro Elephant

They're predicting colder weather this weekend and a possible storm on Sunday.
I'm hoping for at least one storm before this winter ends.