When we moved here, we left much of our furnishings in storage in the lower 48 and moved into a furnished house provided by Dh's work. So I have had to be especially creative in making it home.
Basically all this started when A and I sat down and did an art project that I found here. Ours are nowhere as near good, but they were fun to make, and A had a blast. It was quite messy to LOL. But that really got my creative juices going and my artistic side re awoken.
And then DH suggested I make a mobile with them and hand them from the hook in our dinning area, and then that inspired me to break out my long neglected paints!
I made this driftwood sunburst 2 weeks ago, but Dh just got around to hanging it for me. I LOVE it!
Well as I said I have been painting and channeling my inner pottery barn. I finally printed out pics, did some paintings, and created this arrangement down the hallway. I really like it.
This painting is done on a part of an amazon box LOL. I don't have any canvas here so I had to be creative.This one is on a small piece of driftwood.
Okay, now for my awesome finds. This is the bookshelf in the corner of our living room. I found some pottery barn esq glass vases at the grocery store here the other day and stocked up. This one is filled with coffee beans, placed in front of a piece of driftwood, and behind that I took and old coffee jug and filled it with dried grasses that I cut from the tundra. Next to the bookcase is a galvanized tub field with drift wood, which nicely hides all the cords and tv cables.
Then I headed into the guest bedroom. It is not done yet, but we turned an old barrel we found in the house on its side as a nightstand and then I filled another of those pottery barn esq vases with more dried grasses, and placed it on top of a stack of books.
And here is where I need help. Look at the picture below of the old dresses. Now I can not paint furniture here..so just the arrangement on the top. This is not done. It needs something else. I don't know...so HELP! There's a prize in it for y'all too! LOL. Okay so here are the rules. Come up with an idea of what I should do here. The best idea wins!!!!!
The number one thing to remember is I live on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea. We have NO stores. So the things you have seen me decorate with are what we have...Driftwood, some glass vases, I can paint, and I can order from Amazon anything that has free super saver shipping. So put on your creative thinking hats. Click follow to become a follower of my blog if you aren't already and leave your ideas in the comment section. Leave me a way to contact you, either via your own blog or an email address.
The best idea will win, and I will send you 3 8x10 photos of the amazing scenery of our island and the Bering Sea on Matte Photo paper!
Right now I have 2 of my driftwood signs hanging above it....a piece of drift wood, a glass cylinder with shells, and a piece of driftwood with tiny holes worn through. Also DH's cigar humidor is on there. So what does it need? Help please. I leaving the contest open for 2 weeks. Then I will pick the best idea :) And hopefully be able to implement it with our limited resources here :)