Saturday, May 26, 2012

Getting to know your home

After you have lived somewhere at least six months, the walls start to talk.  You know exactly what you should do to make the house feel perfectly balanced for you.  While I loved our Navy Blue dining room, I was really struggling with trying to balance the three adjoining rooms.  I decided that the room was meant to be a darker grey...and I was right!  It is as close to perfect as it is going to get.  Now we continue our search to find the perfect light! 
The color is Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal - HC-166

When we got the brass chairs, the room was blue,  and the chairs were perfect.  I'm now wishing we would have gotten the black steel chairs instead.  That is the way it goes! These will have to do for now.  Too much other furniture to worry about!
I'd like to find a large Oval Mirror to put over the fireplace.  I feel like we have too many square and boxy things.  An oval mirror will add a few more layers.
The adjoining fireplace room is painted with Valspar Vintage Gold and we love that color as well.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

DIY Wedding Invites

For those of you that know me, you know how much I love paper!  Making cards has always been a favorite hobby.  I learned that not only is it a hobby, it's an obsession!  I have a hard time working on anything else once I bring out all my paper and pens and scissors.

I knew I wanted to design our wedding invitations.  I found a lot of different invites on-line, but all were pretty detailed and required expensive software.  I downloaded the free trial of photoshop and spent hours playing with the design.  I learned so much about photoshop that I never knew before!  I also learned that I loved it!  I could have spent six months on the invitations alone.

I used vintage Post Cards as the RSVP and had the stamps made at to mimic a vintage post card.  I'm really happy with the results!