If you click on over to the 2007 Bloggie Awards you can rock your vote! The deadline is TOMORROW – Wednesday, January 10th! You are able to nominate up to three blogs per category, so put on your thinking caps and vote for all of your favorite blogs!
A huge thank you to those who wrote in that you’ve nominated decor8. I really appreciate it because these little things make a big difference to us bloggers! But please, don’t nominate me unless you really want to – there are so many other amazing blogs out there that I hope you’ll nominate only your favorites, as long as you V-O-T-E!
Here are some that I selected when I voted, just to give you a few suggestions: Shelterrific, Oh Joy!, Delicious Days, decor8 (he he), Wee Wonderfuls, Dooce, Curious Bird, Little Birds, Cute Overload, MocoLoco, Lena Corwin, Apartment Therapy, Hi My Name Is Heather, Atelier 455, Skinny LaMinx, My Marrakesh, Print + Pattern, Happy Mundane, Perez Hilton, Bloesom, Chubby Hubby, Imedagoze, Style Files, Whip Up, SF Girl By Bay, Scrappy Girl, and about 10 others that are totally slipping my mind right now. Pretty much my entire blogroll. :) I love all of you guys!
I’ve been watching Catherine over at the Scrappy Girl blog pull together some concepts for a tree mural she’d like to have on her bedroom wall, extending onto the ceiling. After giving it much thought, I think Catherine should select a blue that is about 2-3 shades darker than her current wall color and free hand a tree silhouette that way. It would take a lot of the ‘pain’ out of the execution, given that Catherine isn’t a fine art painter (neither are most of us for that matter) and I’m sure she’s nervous about applying brush to wall. I’d suggest using a template on an overhead projector and penciling it on the wall, then filling it with paint. Here’s a few visuals for you if you’re not following me here.
Of course, this template was designed with a baby in mind, but you could find one that is more grown up, minus the birds, of course. I love the idea, especially extending over the window. Looks a bit like the same corner Catherine is looking to place the mural. Cathy, what do you think?
What do you think?
(images from bhg.com)
I just came across a beautiful new read from North Carolina blogger, Amy Leonard (she just started blogging last week!) called Design DNA. I spotted an image that I just had to share with all of you, it’s this beautiful dressing area with shutters made using antique Indian screens. There is very little I wouldn’t do to have these in my home. I may even turn tricks. (kidding!) Imagine returning from a long day, stepping through doors like these into your dressing area or bedroom? Or, better yet, having these on the front of your house. These are positively grand. I need to seriously stop gazing at this image because it’s driving me nuts that they don’t belong to me! :)
(image via design dna)