Tiny Paintings

I’m gonna keep this short because making sure a certain fluffy husky stays out of trouble is my demanding and stressful full-time job right now. But I made these diminutive round paintings and had to share the weirdness!

I found these tiny but beefy 4″ wood frames at an antique store last year, filled with horrifying drawings that would surely be the type of drawings to murder you in your sleep. Murder drawings or not, at $3/each I couldn’t leave them behind. I planned on filling them with little precious starburst embroideries, but motivation to embroider rarely arrives. So I moved to plan B, whipping up some quick little paintings. I stuck to my regular colors and made about 20 designs, narrowing it down to 4 that worked well together. I attached the frames together with black chain to add even more beef, and ta-da: new thing to hang on my wall!

I would link to some similar frames, but nothing out there is doing it for me. I really think vintage is the way to go here, so check ebay/etsy/etc if you want some tiny paintings for yourself!The weirdness ended up in our family room and all was well for a few days until fluffy husky showed up and A GIANT DOG CRATE MOVED INTO THIS CORNER :( It’s so ugly, but our dog is crazy and needs a safe space for the brief moments we leave the house. Any suggestions on how to make a giant ugly dog crate invisible????

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Respects

It has been so long since I’ve done one of these (basically a random list of interiors and objects I’m really into), but I’m bringing it back this week to share a handful of things have me very excited right now:

1 I can’t stop thinking about this room. I’m so inspired by it. Possibly because it reminds me of a cool hippie version of my daughter’s room with that coral block of color (that goes onto the ceiling YES). But it’s probably just all the orange and warmth that you know is like a magnet to me. I LOVE IT AND WANT TO WRAP THIS ROOM AROUND MY LIKE A WARM BLANKET.

2 Super bummed we didn’t make it to Modernism Week, if only because I didn’t get to put myself inside this house what the heck. That living/family room situation is moving. What an update. Favorite moments: the door duh, the walls, the bar, the hot pink, the sculpture and light over the fireplace…basically every detail.

3 Also non-stop running through my mind: this light in yellow for our laundry room. I’m sure I won’t get to that space for a while, but this is the first piece that actually has me excited about a design direction. Now to convince my husband it’s a worthy splurge.

4 I know I’ve mentioned this A Frame before but then it was listed for sale and my head exploded. A Frames why do you gotta be so adorable???

5 I saw this doormat at Target and loved the weird vibe, but don’t quite have a place for it. Maybe some of you do??

6 Hoping to order some butterfly chair covers from Circa50 like I should have done to begin with! After less than two years, both of ours ripped and sent us crashing to the ground this week when we sat on them haha. Husky was intrigued.

Hope you all are having a great week! xoxo Jenny

Coral Pink Bedroom Upgrades

Recently, we made some improvements to really finish up our daughter’s room. To get an idea of the before, see herehere and even here when it was originally our kids’ shared room. The room had a lot going for it already: generous size, lots of windows, best light, not to mention the biggest closet. The pink wasn’t my idea, rather a requirement for my daughter, but I fell in love with that wall as soon as it was up. However, the carpet was bringing the dingy. Our newly installed hardwood floors have given the space a major face lift! Also helping is a recent swap of all the furniture – with basically the same furniture, only better. The gist remains the same, but man this version is so much better!I found my dream Heywood Wakefield bedroom set a few months ago, the Kohinoor line, and pounced on it. It’s not in the best condition, but condition is comparable to the old Heywood Wakefield set that was in here while the lines are an over the top upgrade. One of the pieces ended up in our dressing room, and the rest of the set – the bed, dresser and vanity – moved in here. How great is that headboard swoop?! I’m sure we’ll get around to refinishing this all one day. More urgently, the vanity needs replacement glass for the table top/shelves…anyone have one and could share the measurements?pink black interior bedroom girl room mid century modern tulip side table heywood wakefield kohinoor bed rugs USA keno moroccan shag rug nuloomIn other furniture improvements, I just bought that cute little vintage tulip knock off at an estate sale last week, not thinking I had a place for it. But it is so perfect in here as a replacement to the placeholder gold target table we’d been using!More info about the ceiling fan here.The rug is from Rugs USA (Amazon sells it too and they flip flop on lowest price). It’s alright. What I really wanted was a chunky Moroccan shag but that means wool and I really try to avoid wool because: ANIMALS! Why isn’t there a good cruelty free option? This’ll do, though I am second guessing my decision and wondering if bold would be better…like this or this or even this crazy thing that I literally just stumbled upon! This room has a full wall of closets. I’ve waffled for years about adding some detail to their fronts, like large diamonds, but I’m not unhappy enough with them yet to move forward. Inside, this adorable little original closet built in sits. We’re hoping to add some shelves above it for books and stuff.

 

SOURCES

coral pink wall – Behr Sunset Strip | white paint – Behr Ultra Pure White

bed, dresser, vanity – vintage Heywood Wakefield | night stand – vintage

rug – Rugs USA (also here) | lamps – vintage | clock – similar | mobile – DIY

sheets – Target (out of stock) | pink pillow – CB2 (out of stock)

ceiling fan – more info here | blinds – Amazon

 

It feels SO good to check this room off on our shrinking, but still too long house to-do list. It’s a space I’m super proud of and happy being in. On that note, any ideas what should I tell my daughter who recently started asking me to paint her room blue??? For reals. Haha! But also: why?!

Thanks for reading friends! xoxo Jenny