Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Since I find painted floors to be beautiful, I thought I should look up some guidelines on how they are done, because anyone can paint (I am not contesting that); however, there are certain rules which ought to be followed in order to get the desired results. I found some useful how-to instructions on Cottage Living's website:
-Use a roller with a long handle to cover large floor areas, although a brush is fine for small areas.
So anyway, I thought we should personalize our pantry this year with designs that fit homemade jams, canned fruit and syrups...
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Yesterday I went paint and brush shopping, I was sad because I couldn’t find the color I pictured beforehand, but than a handsome shopping assistant came and asked me whether he could help me, and I found that colors can be mixed (which I already knew of course, but I thought it is going to cost me a lot more) at an acceptable price, so I chose my lovely purple-pink color!!! Yaaay!
Since I was there, well, I also bought two flower pots…And yeah, only two but I was tempted to get more, or maybe a couple of frames, but I held myself back! Hehehee…
We had an older nightstand on the balcony upon which my mom kept some of her flowers, and so I thought I would steel it and paint it, redesign it...
I also bought this sweet little candle holder at an awesome price, and I covered some of my favorite books into eco-paper...I really like the outcome. It has a romantic touch to it (pink+white=romantic vintage).
My newest craze is to redesign my room and since I love to do everything with my two little hands, I thought I would use as many old pieces (from my grandparents’) as I can and complete the design with some new boxes and things like that! I will see how it goes and you can follow me on my blog if you’re curious, also because you may find some ideas yourself. Or maybe you could help me, who knows…
Update: linked up to Mustard Seed Creations' furniture party:
Friday, July 10, 2009
If I could choose among the city centers than I would surely choose Paris, but I guess you knew that already …However, my hometown would do just fine as well. There is plenty of hidden glory over here too, you should come and take a look if you have the chance :) Let me know, it would be a pleasure to show you arround...
I am really not a picky person (define picky, right?), but I find some things very important when buying an apartment in an old building. Please do not take these as advice, because there is absolutely nothing technical in the way I’d choose. So if you would like to know more about on what grounds should you choose, technically speaking, then consult an architect or some professional, because here I will only be talking about my personal aesthetic view…
Without any kind of makeover (which I would do, naturally), here are the first essential aspects that I would look for:
First – on the outside – WINDOWS should basically look something like this:
-from the inside: WINDOWS:
(minus the hidious chairs on the second picture)
Third – on the outside – what is the dream, you ask? Hm…A Romeo & Juliette type of BALCONY, of course:
*nice window + balcony that I have spotted out today in Cluj
Fourth – on the inside – IDEAL INTERIOR – What more could a girl ask for?
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Pink-ish dreams of a lady:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Can’t even tell you how excited I am about this and ever since I decided to go I have melancholic moments from time to time, day dreaming about the whole trip, France, Paris, the crowded but narrow streets of Paris, the typical small shops with beautifully designed windows, full of the work of not that well known artists, but talented non the less, the bistro-s, the lovely park around the Tour d’Eiffel, the atmosphere of Montmartre, the love in the air, the butterflies in my stomach as I walk along the Seine, ohhh, I could go on and on for ever…