Among the stacks of moving boxes and piles of "where should this live" I sit on the floor with a plate in my lap. I recently moved and I'm in desperate need of a dining room table. November's "The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest" Showstopping TOPS sponsored by "ETI Envirotex" came at the perfect time. Thanksgiving dinner picnic style was not an option I was willing to entertain.
DIY Roman Shade
I was a little under the weather this week so I kept the outdoor exploring to a minimum. I spent my time recuperating and thinking about how to make our new apartment feel like our home. As I sketched our new space I began to think about the improvements I made to our San Francisco home. As I didn't venture out much this week I thought I would share how I transformed a cheap metal blind into a custom roman shade. Read More
How to Create a Custom Mirror
Time to get crafty! I wanted a round mirror for the entryway but I am working with a small budget. I liked the look of a sunken mirror so I was on the hunt for a shallow item that could house the 14" beveled edge mirror I already had. I hit the thrift stores, garage sales and discount stores looking for something that would work, possibly a large cake pan. Read More
San Francisco is made up of old homes turned rentals and I happen to live in one of those beauties! Full of great character, lovely charm aaaand out dated fixtures. haha! As a rental you can only do so much to give the place a facelift, paint goes a long way with walls and furniture but those run of the mill flush mount lighting fixtures...eek!
One day while browsing the free section of Craigslist I came across a company that was getting rid of laminate samples, they were colorful and made my creative brain start to tick. I picked them up and brought them home where they sat on my desk for months before inspiration hit. Read More
New Year Home Office Makeover
Hello Friends and Happy New Year! I have recovered from all of the holiday craziness and ready to share my new year project with everyone! I moved in with my amazingly supportive boyfriend this past year shortly after embarking on the Delightful Designs Adventure. What a whirlwind of a year it was and now that I have gotten into a flow with all that small business ownership entails I have had time to tackle our home.
I decided to start with the spare bedroom (and I know we are beyond lucky to have a spare room in San Francisco). Our home, a rental, was built in 1907 and was original a single family house but somewhere along it's path was chopped in half and is now two apartments, we live upstairs and have a lovely downstairs neighbor. This modification has resulted in a strange layout, I love a challenge!
The plan for this spare room is to transform it into an inspiring office. I will be posting the progress of the room as I complete it. There will be plenty of DIY tutorials starting with today and the transformative power of Paint! I was starting with this two-toned green and numerous holes.
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Creative Owner of Delightful Designs, a boutique where furniture is given a new colorfully chic life! Read more...