Friday, December 14, 2012

Go fish...

I was strolling through Hobby Lobby the other day, when I came across this:
why yes, that is a fish platter...
And yes, it is hideous...and yes I was so embarrassed at the checkout to be buying it, that I considered describing my plan to the cashier...
Let me explain. Awhile back I was shopping at Anthropologie, the store I hate to love...because I love the stuff in it but hate the prices...Anyways I saw this:
Loved it, but it was something like $68.00.
See, where I'm going?
I sprayed it (gold instead of white)...surprised?...and now I have this:

His name is Merle...and no, I don't know why...I also don't know why I have such a passion for naming random things around our home...but I do.
I think he is one of my favorite, random animals that I've sprayed around my home. 
(Like here, here, and here).
He has a great sheen, and reminds me of something I would find at Zgallerie.
He is perfect as a catchall for random things around the family room, such as nail clippers, extra remotes, etc...which I've taken out for the are welcome...
Now I just have to print this picture out and take it back to the cashier at Hobby Lobby, to show her my taste is not THAT bad...just kidding...sort of..
Anyways, how about you? Anyone else find the need for a fish dish in your home? dish...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Get me a beret...

Let me start by saying, I am no artist....
In fact, I have no art skills at all...
However, I've always loved to paint. I think it's the freedom to just do whatever I want, it's relaxing. In fact over the last year, I've spent many Saturday nights just messing around with acrylic paints on the same canvas over and over again, while drinking loads of wine of course. As an early Christmas gift, the hubby bought me some new supplies, so last weekend I decided to have some fun and paint something I could actually hang around our house. So with an odd corner of my living room in mind, I whipped up some DIY art. 
I apologize for the phone was late..
I definitely went the safe route on this one, with simple overlapping, but completely erratic stripes, but I had a lot of fun mixing the colors to create a color story that could fit in our home. The final product:
 And, no the chair and table do not permanently sit here, but their usual spot is currently being occupied by the Christmas tree.
And because I love me some ombre, I also whipped up this little beauty for my office:
This one is my favorite...Basically, just started with a deep olive green, and just kept adding a little white as I went to get the lighter tints.
Definitely, not the most exciting art, wont be in any gallery anytime soon, but I love the colors and it's mine. And I am excited to get a little more ballsy (yes, I said ballsy on the internet) next time and make some more personalized art for our home soon.
How about you guys? Any other wanna be artists out there? Any tips for an art challenged gal like me?
Linking up...

House of Hepworths!