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DIY HEADBOARD | FLOATING BEDSIDE TABLES & BENCH

Hello everyone! Today on the blog I'm sharing a few photos of bedroom Spoiled Glam" DIY project. Included are photos of the headboard, floating bedside tables and bench. The wood purchased at Home Depot then hand painted.Lighting on the the shelf attached to the headboard are battery-operated tap lights and are very easy to install. The headboard is screwed directly on the wall and can be easily removed and relocated if needed. To cap off the bed the team created a bench; which only took about 15 mins to build. A new bedroom makeover doesn't have to be complicated. A few choice ideas may be all that is needed. Next up: installation of the right side floating bedside table. Come back soon to see the completed space.

DIY HEADBOARD | FLOATING BEDSIDE TABLES & BENCH

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HOME OFFICE CHALLENGES

A long lost project that has finally gotten some of my attention. It is so very difficult trying to complete a project at home and not having all of the right tools to get it done. I was on a super, super mall budget and finally manage to first create the vision and than execute it. With a few small sample size bottles of paint, a can of spray paint, a free computer desk, some old books, scrap wood from Home Depot, and a few decorative pieces from home, I made it happen.

There's nothing more pleasurable than making a great project come to life on such a small budget. When I have lots of time to think about it, I can truly make it happen. In my own space I get to be a little lazy and not have the pressure of having to make a deadline. However, if I look at my space long enough the vision will come to light and in that very moment I have to start working on it. During those times I may not have every little thing I need to get it complete; nevertheless that doesn't stop me from getting started. A home office may sound like a simple task to start at first. Once you get into the need and the true purpose of the space it can go from easy task to not so easy task just like that. My personal needs weren't that demanding yet they were very important to my personal growth.

Take a look at the pictures I've shared and share with me your personal experiences and any challenges you might've have creating your home office. These are a few pictures of the process so far and it's coming along very nicely. The other colors will be applied in the next few weeks so stay so be sure to check back for update photos.

Inspiration pallet 

Special touches: 

Spray painted ceiling shade from turquoise to black

Painted single shelve purchased as raw wood from Home Depot 

Spray painted horse from sky blue to black

Painted wall black and off white 

Spray painted spine of books black

Painted stool yellow

HOME OFFICE CHALLENGES

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Repurposed Room and DIY ideas

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Repurposed room? Yes it's possible to do...not only things get repurposed but rooms do as well. Today I got busy repurposing my family room that I previously used as a dining room turned now into living room. Did you catch that? Okay read it again. Here are some photos enjoy! So many photos I didn't want to make them large so that they wouldn't take forever to load. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them. Send me some feedback would love to hear from you all.

I used a picture frame that I purchased at Last Change thrift store in GA. The roses are from a number of occasions my daughter's graduation, her recent baby shower and roses from my honey's garden that he hand picked for me on Love Day in 2014. I used the leftover clothes pins from the baby shower game to hang the roses on the picture frame wire. Look how cool and classy this looks...I just came up with the idea while redecorating this room and BOOM something awesome happened. I also used a frame that the purchased at the same store some months back and used it as a frame around the flat screen...scroll down for picture. Some of the other decor you may have noticed from previous blogs I've posted.






































Repurposed Room and DIY ideas 

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Picture Framing for Wall Decor

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When I have a great idea I just run with it and make it happen right away. Take a look at all these wonderful picture framing ideas that I came up with for wall decor around my home. The first set of pictures are frames in my 1/2 bath on the main level. The second set of pictures are of the main hallway right outside of the 1/2 bathroom. The last set of pictures are of the dining room wall.

This is a super DIY project and the ideas are endless. Add frames of all shapes, designs, sizes and colors. You don't have to go out and purchase expensive framing for walls. Try your local Walmart, Target, HomeDepot, or thrift store and find the right frame that fits your project. Get creative and add mirror, door nobs, photos, glass or whatever your mind can come up with. What ever you do just have fun with it and make it uniquely yours. Sophistication, artistic, classy, rustic, or simple it doesn't matter just make it stand out in a way that fits your home and lifestyle.
















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Aging & Staining


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No one likes to talk about aging but me...  I have a love for making things look old or new, yes the process can be very tedious but is always worth it at the end. (Oh you thought I was talking about aging, aging as in getting old and wrinkly well not today.) Sometimes you make mistakes along the way and have to start over but just like aging in real life you have to have patience. I've stained and aged everything from doors, steps, furniture, windows and as of yesterday bamboo. 

There are tons of ways to stain things theres the wrong way and the right way. If you have a color choice in mind it is simple you pick a color of aging you're looking for  and go with your imagination. Bamboo staining is very artful and can take hours to complete depending on how detailed of a look you want. There are different shades of staining bamboo because of the many color changes it goes through. Over time bamboo can experience over 100 changes in color from red to charcoal and everything in-between. 

The project I was working  bellow is for a prop for a garden magic TV show (don't ask). The concept for the bamboo is to make a replica of the bamboo that already exist in the garden. The bamboo will also be used to hide video cameras which is very cool and creative. The color the designer had in mind for these were grey tones dark to semi light grey. It was to look as if the bamboo has been fenced for years without to much original color exposed.  


The picture above shows the raw bamboo which has already started to change colors over a period of time.  If you look closely you'll even see some chalk white coloration and every shade of tans you could imagine. 

In the picture above you can see the tips of these were starting to change. Depending on the environment these were originally in the coloring could've come form neighboring trees when it rained or from leaning up on a wall theres no telling.


In this photo I painted a base with a tone of grey mixing black and white paint. Up close this doesn't look much like anything but as the process goes on it begins to change.

This prop is also used in the garden, something old and stained to look rusted and will look good on camera and for people who will be walking by.

Up close you can see the process of blending colors to make an effect come to life. Browns, greens and even mixing wood staining can really put the finishing touches to your idea.

After a variety of spraying colors on the bamboo it starts to look right as we intended it to. I used a mixer of carmel color paint and grey to get this look. On one of the coats of paint I mixed lots of water to allow some of the original bamboo to peek through for a more natural aging look. 

The heavier coats and finishings I sprayed about 3 feet away from the bamboo to give it an uneven spray. This really takes time and lots of patience to do so take breaks in-between so that you don't get overwhelmed.  I didn't take breaks I worked 5 hours straight on this because of the number of panels that need to be done in the amount of time given. 

Each panel has two sides with a fold in the center.
 All together I painted about 16 panels of bamboo. 

There you have it a days work attacking something new that I can take with me for when the future presents a similar project to me.  I really enjoyed this task and all thanks to my mentor Korey Washington for always trusting in my skills and having a job for me. It is truly an honor when he calls to ask if I'm free to work and my answer is always HELL YEAH! Thank you Korey for being such a bright light at the end of the tunnel. 


Aging & Staining 

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Bathroom Makeover

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Welcome to the inside of my master bathroom.

This bathroom has no garden tub or special effects just my special touch. I decided to give my bathroom a little makeover just before the season changes. I like to make new changes for new energies using old and new things. The comfort of my bathroom is personalized to my comfort level and lifestyle.   

This bathroom has changed may times before and each time I change it I can feel myself grow. What I mean by that is this...sometimes I stay away from colors and patterns and such. I like a clean master bathroom not to busy wit things all over the bathroom sink (unless it's decor). Then there's a time when I want it all so I do it all and then my brain spills with decorating ideas and then I get bored with it quickly so it changes ( I have seasonal changes and boredom changes). I don't like to spend to much money on decorating because my style changes. Instead I like to put things here in the house then there someplace else and then over there again. 

I enjoy changing things around every so often. I'm sure I change things around more than the average person, some sort of OCD I suppose but whatever it is I like it! In the photos below you will see some of my vision. I didn't go out to do any purchasing instead I used things that I had around my home and just made a little magic happen. Pictures really can't describe the feeling when you're in here but here are a few shots from my iPhone 4s. 





I thought the idea of having a pillow resting there was genius. Every bathroom should be designed for the comfort of those who will be using it. A master bathroom in particular is one that must be designed for the comfort of the one/s who will be using it the most. 




        






The above pictures are pictures I printed from a instagram page @Austinxc04. Austin has an amazing instagram with pictures of all kinds of doors. 90% of his pictures are of doors in Philadelphia. I love my city and miss it so much but my LOVE for DOORs is like no ones business. I fail in love with Austin's page and I am looking forward to the day when I can just have a wall of pictured doors some place in my home.

The silver trimmed/gold accent picture framed came from a dear friend who's like a mother to me by Bridget Jackson. She gifted me the frames when I was visiting her in NY a few years back. I took the original photos out to which were very beautiful pictures of painted jazz musicians. The photos did not go with my colors scheme here so instead I replaced them with Austin's photos. I was going for Green and more green all tones and these are just a few pictures from Austin's photo collection,

Everyone should have rocks in their sink.









No you are not seeing things and yes those are bamboos that I created a little teepee with. Notice the hanging light in the center I've had for years from ikea. I love night lights in my bathroom, it gives it such a night time feeling and it's so romantic. I can't live without a night time setting light in the bathroom it just does something to me to see it. This is an easy DIY idea that anyone can do at home.










A view of the night time effect

Make your own bathroom night light. #DIY #equiposedesigns 

Bamboo 
Velcro or string
Hanging lamp or DIY bulb and extension cord

The hanging lamp in the photo is from ikea.









Below are before pictures...I cleared out everything I had in it before I took the pictures.






I'm sure my bathroom will have another makeover sometime next year or so, so be on the look out when it does.  I will  continue to work on this bathroom and meet it's full potential so keep checking back for update photos. 

Bathroom Makeover 

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Do it to your bathroom

Above Photo:
Yes, those are shoes and no they aren't mine. In fact there my mother's old shoes that she loved to death and was about to trash them and I took them out the trash and held on to them when magically I came up with this cool idea that reminded me of shoes hanging from the telephone poles back home in Philly. Those roses came from my daughter after her graduation and I also have some roses from my honey that he gave me for Mother's Day from his own garden. Those roses are up on the shelf pictured in a different photo. 


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Doing it, and doing it and doing it well...
I love bathrooms just as much as I love bedrooms. For the obvious of reason and for all the non obvious reasons. My bathroom time is my cuddling time and in order for me to be in the mood to cuddle that space has to be neat, clean and refreshing. Walking on a carpet in a bathroom should be like climbing on top of a bed. You take a step or a crawl and right away you feel softness. Lighting is important as well but thinking about the things that are normally made for a  bathroom turns me off sometimes. I don't always want to be reminding that I'm taking a crap. I don't need toilet paper and towels and things and such around to let me know that this is the place for crapping, brushing my teeth and cleaning.

While working on my 1/2 bath on the main level of the house over the years I had a hard time getting into it. So much that the children and I didn't find it very comfortable for doing our business. We would sometimes quickly walk up two flights of stairs to our own bathrooms instead of enjoying the one right where we were. I finally came up with something that I could live with and I'm still trying to figure out why in the heck did it take so long. I decided not to paint the walls and make it look all fresh. I kinda wanted a little piece of edge and time in it without having to put to much painting into it. I have a love for the The Beatles a soft spot that only gave me inspiration to place a few pictures of the guys in the bathroom. Who wants to look at John Lennon while taking a crap? Hey I do! I added them because they were always going places and traveling the world. I wanted to feel like they stopped pass my house and took a crap one day when their car broke down in front of my door.

If you love The Beatles as much as I do then I'm sure you understand. I love music with messages and they truly had many messages in their music that I simply just fail in love with one way or another. I also didn't want a theme bathroom so-to-speak, instead I wanted a mixture of feelings both comfy with a hint of romantic gestures. What I simply mean by that is when you walk in the bathroom most times you go in and do your business and get out simply because you have no other business there. So, you do your business and go. Well not this bathroom, in this bathroom you'll want to stay awhile and get to know it. You'll smile and flirt a little and secretly have a jealous crush. You'll walk out touched yet you'll pretend that you're not effected and just to spice it up you'll come back for another go-round. By now I'm sure you are all saying Raquel is so crazy **insert smile** well I am a little with good intent.

The pictures you're about to see are pictures before and during my ideas.  As you browse you'll notice some changes. In my mind nothing is ever finish and complete because in my mind there's always room for change. My philosophy and thinking is that is simple if you can't be where you want to be then bring what you want to you. Meaning if I can't live on an island and I feel like moving to an Island, yet I can't financially just get up and move to an Island, then why don't I bring a piece of that island with me and combine some colors and designs from that time. I'm always changing things around here which to me keeps me happy and creative.


Above photo:
I love and super love this metal tool box that I purchased at Marshalls. It's old and aged design is super genius! I had no I idea what I was going to do with it when I bought it but I knew something great was to come of it. As pictured it's being use to hold wash cloths for my guest and family after washing their hand instead of using paper towels. If you continue to scroll you'll notice a wooden multi use flower pot as a basket to dispose of after use. I love this idea instead of paper towels, it's so clean and easy to keep up with. Guest come over and love this idea and I encourage them to come up with one of their very own. 


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 These lovely picture frames came from WalMart in different colors. I came up with this idea in a desperate attempt to put something on the bathroom wall that I could live with instead of all pictures. I LOVE picture framing on walls including chair railing and shadow boxing. This inexpensive idea came to me one day and I quickly ran out before the idea expired in my mind. I totally had no idea how I was going to put these on the wall. I didn't want to nail them because I didn't want any nails or screws to show up on the surface of them so instead I hot glued them to the wall. OH YES I DID! I figured they would be up there for a while and chipped paint is better than holes in the wall for when they do get removed one day. 


Above Photo:
This comfy little beast right here is like stepping on a cloud in the sky OMG! You have no idea how good this feels on the bottom of your feet it's just like magic. Please pick this brand up and thank me later. Tiled flooring can be tough on the feet very tough. In our home we remove our shoes at the door and the only carpet is upstairs. If you're spend a lot of time downstair shoeless then your only comfort walk would be in the bathroom where theres comfort and seduction at your toes.




Above Photo:
Yes it works and yes I'm going to put an album on it so that while my guest are on the toilet they'll be able to play the song of their choice. Who's rushing you out the bathroom? Not us, we have two more we could use if you're occupying this one. The trunk I got from a good friend who was ready to give it away and couldn't stand it. I had no clue as to why she didn't like it so I quickly took it before she messed around and changed her mind. The record player was gifted to me from my mother and I have no clue as to where she got it from but thank you Umi for the gift! 


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These little guys took a little bit of time to wire them together which was kinda cool. I had my son and one of my daughters to help put it together. I wanted something to put in from of the window in addition to the wax paper design that I put on the window a few years ago for additional privacy. 


Above photo Updated:
Recently I participated in a community flemarket and picked up these two hooks from a lady who just gave time to me. Thanks lady! I had no clue as to what I was going to do with them but quickly I came up with this cool little idea for them.


Above Photo:
That little lamp in the corner came from my mother who bought it at Ikea. Neither one of us really like the lamp and doesn't fit in any room in neither one of our homes. I had it in the living room for a little while but never liked it in there. I decided to add a little more warmth to this bathroom and placed it in the corner there... and now I totally love the lamp. 




Above Photo:
See there's the roses from my honey...



Do it to your bathroom

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Is it music or decorating?

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Is it music or decorating? Let's see...Do you decorate with music the way you write songs? How exciting would it be to wake up each day surrounded by your gifts and talents. Imagine you're a musician or composer and you have this grand wall or corner in your living space that you admire. How would you write in that corner or wall? Maybe you have some awards, pictures, albums and such that you're either proud of or samples of artist you admire. How about creating a special place in your home for you to stay inspired, does that sound like something you could live with? 

When I think back to when I first started decorating my room with music it was far from creative and special. Instead there were CD's and cassette tapes stashed in the comers or on racks. Photographs that I've taken with famous people were in a photo album book or in a frame in my parents living room. My room made a simple statement yet there was so much going on in there I couldn't figure out how to make it work with my lifestyle while being a young parent. I had no time to make my room look fabulous, instead I just lived day to day instead of consuming myself with decorating it. My only focus at that time was to keep it neat and clean which was easy for me to do. I must say I would play music every day all day so instead of my room looking musically inspired it was a ear full of inspiration. 

So how did I express myself and stay inspired? Well my outlets were open mics and perform as much as possible.  Sometimes you have to take your ideas and let other's be your canvas. Make songs on people's hearts instead of on paper. When I got older and was on my own I was then living with my boyfriend in 2000 at the time and instead of creating my own space of inspiration I fail for what inspired him and our home was basically his work environment and what he loved doing. The things we'll do for love I tell you it's horrible. **insert Lianne's song No Room For Doubt"**  From that experience I learned to always create your own personal space to stay inspired no matter what! Finally I moved from that home in 2005 into a new home and began buying new everything. New sofa and bed, you name it I bought it. That house was my everything and my first time to express who I was artistically. I even hosted a monthly event in that space I called No Place Like Home. It was a monthly space for poets and artist to express their gifts in a intimate gathering. I will give more details about that in a later blog, awe don't worry I promise I know you want to hear more. 

People I just got sentimental for a moment there but I must stay on topic so brush that feeling off Raquel and stay focus. You know how you get the answers to questions you always had questions about and then it hits you? The answer.  Well that just happen to me right now, amazing how powerful writing is and how much healing and processing you're unconsciously doing at the same time. WOW! Hey before you start reading the rest of this blog open up your spotify or if you don't have it download it for free I'll wait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Okay all down downloaded great! Now type in the search Alice Smith, Found her? Great play the song called SHE and now continue reading this blog. 


There's something about this picture to our left. I call this room SHE because everything about that wall says SHE has her favorite spot in the house. She's a person who doesn't take no shit and she's tired of not expressing who she is. This room says finally I'm breaking out and doing me after doing for other's. This space is so special that I just want to sit in this room and write a few songs while having a good drink and shutting the world out a little. In this space I can hear the speakers turned all the way up on perfect with some funky music artist like Alice Smith. Can you hear me blasting one of my favorite songs called "The One" or "With You" how about "Another love". Continue listening while reading.

This wall is gorgeous and the albums in white framing is stunning. Notice the trim divider between each column. I love straight lines and balance between rows in this look. The album choices and colors made it even more interesting. The soft yet vibrant colors and the red lips lower right corner is just tasteful and I love it! I love the chase beside the wall with the accent pillow it says sit down and stay a while. The round soft wood table tells us that there's room for mingling with others. It's just enough to have a small gathering of some sort or long discussion about the artist musicing in the surround sounds. Music-ing yes I just made that up because it's relevant to my expressions, go ahead and laugh but you'll be using that word soon enough. Come on back from y'all form your giggles...

I'm excited that the designer choice was to add round accents such as the objects on the table and pillow on the chase. The colors of accents blends well and are very appropriate choices allowing the wall to stand out and not have the accents over power or take attention from the focal point. The wall color choice also says that this space is inviting and tropical. Allow the breeze from the window on the right to engage your mind into the rhythm of sounds you're listening to. Relax stay a while because this space is personal yet sometimes busy with friends. I love this space from the wall to the floor this is just beautiful piece of art. Your friends will leave in jealousy and conversation about your wall I promise you! I imagine this space being a loft or brownstone in NY on a strip someplace in the ghetto where dreams come true and people never judge you because everyone is different with their own styles and every style is excepted as life. If you've enjoyed Alice Smith's music while reading by all means continue listening after the blog and purchase this awesome album. Link is blow!







Okay pause Alice for a moment and head back to your search and type in Lianne La Havas album Is Your Love Big Enough? Just press play or better yet turn to her song called Age. After you found it press play and continue reading. Trust me I got you don't panic if you're not familiar with this artist and besides just follow my instructions and don't be hard headed **insert smily face for readers**

This room  I call my British Crush because when I see this room I think of one of my favorite female artist Lianne La Havas. Born in London, England to a Greek father and Jamaican mother. I see Lianne and I sitting in this room in her house of many rooms while she's playing that acoustics while I'm sitting on that black accent chair while listening to her sweet voice. Or harmonizing with her and changing up her original arrangements **insert haha**

Lianne seems like the type of person with a Yin and Yang presence which is highly attractive. This room has some edge of boldness without over powering it's counter part the peace. Lianne has has very stylish taste in her clothing, her curly hair, beautiful smile, and makeup this room I can imagine is all hers.

**insert public announcement if you're at a commercial break just let the next song play don't panic or you can simply rewind the previous song after the commercial break**

Notice the daring striped zig zagged center rug and the colors. Not many people know how to design with such a patterning without going over board or taking away from the other accents in the room. Notice the shelving on the back wall with a simple arch above, then notice the oval shaped mirror on the all. Don't stop there also notice the round bumped edges on both accents chairs and pink stool. Come on guys take notes because you'll want to keep this in mind while designing for yourself or of course hiring me for the job. I'm a hard teacher but I know you love me and I love you to so take notes. Focus some attention also on the hats in the rare on the book shelve. How cool to add a balance between the soft pinks and the hard dark edges around the trimming of the windows, baseboards, book selves, fireplace, and ceiling. There's so much black going on in this space but there's also a sweet balance between gold, pink, hardwood floor, guitar, accent plants, pillows picture over fireplace. This room could simply be a room to visit every day or a room I would run to after touring to mediate on the great response I got from my fans. The room where it all started and such you know what I mean?

This British Crush would be a beautiful place for simple inspiration. A place where someone wouldn't need many things around to remind them of how great they are as a musician or songwriter. I imagine this space is where Lianne began writing one of my favorite songs of hers called AGE. I can imagine her looking at the older hats on her book shelves and began to get inspired. This room is just a beautiful place for any artist who doesn't need much inspiration around them but instead a steady space to make great music. Music that inspires who you are as an artist and not a forced environment that says be who we want you to be. If you're enjoying Lianne's music continue to listen and purchase this album because it truly is great music.
                     



Let me be honest I haven't gotten into Michael's music in it's entirety but take a listen at your own risk and don't judge me. I don't want you guys cussing me out because you know my taste in music is great but give the guy a chance just a little, just a little. I honestly can't say that I have any favorites yet but this one song took me under a little while listening and blogging so take it listen and now search for Michael Kiwanuka album Home Again song Bones in spotify.

Don't throw your old piano away no matter how bad the shape of it is in. Pianos are pieces of art work and can serve as multi purpose use. If you don't believe me then just check out this photo and how simple it is. It's a simple home display use as a book shelve that looks gorgeous on that wall. Keep in mind I'm showing you this simple photo because had I shown you something much for fancy with this same design you might've thought that it wasn't achievable. See just like that I'm thinking about how you feel, aren't I caring? Okay you but honestly I want to do this badly! In the back of the shop where I work there's this old piano that they were suppose to give to me but I no longer have the room for it in my home.

Yesterday I saw the piano in the back of the shop outside in the grass with it's legs off and in need of a makeover. I wanted to pick it up and bring it home and began working on it. However now I don't have the space on my walls for it but wait, wait, wait oh but wait yes I do!!! I just realized the wall were my father's bed is has always been empty and that would be a perfect home for it to rest. I was recently my father's caregiver and had to created a bedroom for him in my living room area but my father recently passed away on Jan 23rd, 2014. I'm now waiting for the VA to come pick up his hospital bed which is sorta kinda bitter to be because I kinda want the bed to stay because it was my father's but at the same time I want it out of the living room. I'm saying all that to say now I will create a sweet space were the bed is once it's removed. Okay you guys can stop crying and tearing up ***insert LOL*** really guys I'm good I just wanted to express to you what that space is in my home and bring you up to speed.

So as I head to work this afternoon to work on my current project which is DREAM GIRLS the musical I will take another look at the piano in the back of the shop and see if I can use it. I really want to make this thing happen and this picture just inspired me to get on top of it. While thinking about this genius idea while we're both listening to artist Michael Kiwanuka, the song Bones I suppose it's the perfect song for this moment. Michael's jazz stylings, snares and piano in the background gives me the feeling of New Orleans and looking at this photo I can imagine this is a home in New Orleans right of the the main strip. Michael's music to me is a like jazz/country meets folk. It's a mixer of feelings and can take us just a few places around the world and what a perfect feeling for a mellow person with plenty time on their hands to do some day dreaming. If you would like to continue listening please do and if you think this album is great then by all means purchase it.


So is it music or decorating?
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Keep your stools or give them to me!

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a new love for using stools as a base for just about anything. One of my God parents came to Atlanta about two months ago to visit me and she gave me this creative DIY idea to use my old stools as a base for an old glass that I was going to throw away. I kept the legs the original dark wood and spray painted the seats a Stain Lagoon. The glass in the picture came with a table I bought but replaced the glass to make the table bigger. I was then left with this glass and just like that we found a good use for it! I thought this was such a great idea because I had sold the table that went with these stools over the summer and the stools set out on the back deck for months until this creative idea came up.



Get this spray at HomeDepot
 The stool below isn't the original stool instead it's the closes to the original look.



Last night I got a little bored and finally decided to do something creative with myself which only took a few minutes of my time. I finally spray painted 1 of the four stools with this exciting Gloss purple same brand spray paint as the above picture. The awesome part about spray paint is that it's so easy to recolor with another spray and depending on how I feel from week to week this poor little stool may never stay the same lol. I bout some additional colors such as yellow and black just incase I didn't like the results. Spray paint can make things look amazing sometimes depending on what surface it's sprayed on. I hope you guys and gals have enjoyed these pictures and please send me in your pictures if when come up with something creative as well. I think I really like this cool idea would love to add some mosaic glass to this purple stool and you guys know how much I LOVE to add lighting under the seat.  I will update this blog so stay tuned ;)

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