So last summer, well before we found our new house my husband and I found these awesome prints at a flea market we go to a lot. Here is just an online screen shot of the full series so you can get an idea of what they look like.
They are called “As I open Fire” by Roy Lictenstein. When we first saw them I could see my husband was pumped. I mean like he couldn’t talk. They were fully framed and matted and the price was $500. After a couple minutes we walked away, and then I said to my husband, really I feel like 500 for fully matted and framed pictures is a pretty good deal (I mean framing these days is so expensive). He thought they were 500 for 1 not for all 3. He quickly continued googling their value, and the cheapest they were anyone online (unframed) was $500 all the way up to several thousand depending on the printing so I figured we were getting a good deal since they were framed and all. So we went back (even negotiated down to 400) and brought them home, and ever since I have been decorating a room around them in my head.
I decided I wanted to incorporate a canopy bed into the room as well and I thought something with fabulous navy and white print fabric would be an amazing mix with the prints.
Now for a fully draped canopy bed you need a LOT of fabric so I was pumped when I found this fabric on clearance for $7 a yard. I needed 22 yards so I pounced on it, I mean even $20 a yard adds up when you need more than 20 yards!
So first on my agenda in the new house was to buy the above bed. Heaven! I thought it would be perfect with the prints and the fabric.
I haven’t decided on anything for the nightstands yet, but I don’t have much room so I need something small. I am going to wait until the bed is all set up with a mattress to see the height before I decide, but I was thinking some sort of garden stool would be cool.
So I found the fabric I decided to use for my table runner I am making. I originally posted about it here. I was going to just do Navy/white and found a couple on Spoonflower. However I waited too long and ran out of time to get it before I need it done. So JoAnne Fabrics came thru for me.
Do you like it? I love the floral and how it splashes in a bit of green. I might also use it for some pillows with the left over I have.
Since I finished my classes for my MBA a month ago now, I have begun thinking of what I would like to do for my dinner after my ceremony in May. With how fast the days are going it will be here before you know it! I have decided I wanted to do a navy and white table at my parents house and we will be making dinner. Here is some of my inspiration….
And lastly I love this Aerin Lauder table from last summer. I love the printed and the simple flowers she used.
I have been looking up different fabrics to use and I am leaning toward these ones….the bottom one is my fav. You can find all of them from spoonflower! What do you think?
I am obsessed with Lindsay Cowles prints. They are so fun and edgy. I love her wallpaper, my sister and I hope to use it in a clients bedroom we are working on now. But today when I was playing around on spoonflower I found that she has some of her prints available in fabric too! These are my favorite for accent pillows! Check them out here!
My mom is looking to update her fabric on her dinning chairs so I thought I would drum up some fun updated fabrics!
Hello All: Happy Monday. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
This weekend was especially fun for me because I tried on wedding dresses! My family and friends came with and I tried on what seems like a thousand dresses. In the end I think I have picked which I am going to get, and as usual it is nothing of what I imagined. You will all have to wait to see it until June!
Anyway besides that fun I also found this heavenly fabric at a local fabric store. But it was $100 a yard! Now I loved the print but that cost was rather high so I figured I would search the web and sure enough I found it for $10 a yard! Can you believe there would be that big of a discrepancy! I am wondering if there is a huge quality difference? Anyway at that cheap price I ordered a yard to see if the fabric is good enough for some bed pillows. I sure hope so otherwise I might have to splurge at the local shop because I love the print so much. They are only decorative pillows so not sure if they need to be a really high quality.
What do you think? Love it or hate it?