Friday, September 7, 2012

Rugs and Rorschach

After a couple weeks in our house I realized we really needed a rug.  I love the looks of wood floor, but it's not very comfy.  I really wanted something graphic, but most of the more modern ones I liked were out of our price range and would have to be ordered.  I'm all for online shopping but rugs are hard for me to visualize and I need to see them in person.  We set out for a discount rug store near our house.  It's hit or miss, but I got lucky.  We found this Paula Deen rug that perfectly matched our colors and both of us actually liked.

I pulled some of the orange tones from the rug and used it in the art for the walls.  I loved the botanical silhouettes on design sponge.  It was a cheap and relatively easy solution for our walls. 
Here's a link to her tutorial.  I didn't have a botanical calendar on hand and it would be defeating the purpose to go buy one.   I just found prints on the internet I liked and sketched it onto a piece of paper. 
1. I divided my paper into four equal sections
  1. Measure four equal sections of the paper you use.  I used a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper

  2. Sketch the design on a piece of scrap paper the same size as 1 section

  3. Cut out the sketched design to use as a template

  4. Trace the template on all four sections flipping it so the center stays the same

  5. Then carefully cut out the design you traced
I removed the backs of picture frames I already had and hung them without a back.  It makes them have more depth, because of the shadow it casts on the wall. 

All together the new rug, rorschach, and new drapes

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

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