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Tuesday
May192015

Restyle These Pieces

I’m fairly sure Tom has been watching “American Pickers”, and it looks like he’s got the hang of it! He found three very nice pieces in need of a little love.  We don’t have time to give these pieces the TLC they deserve, so we are selling them as is.  You can use your imagination! How would you change these pieces to fit into your décor?

This pair of beautiful chests shows wear and tear but are still in very good condition. They are nice and deep - the drawers are large enough to provide unexpected storage. (50”L x 24” W x 37”H)     

Just imagine how they would look as a pair flanking your fireplace.

Alone, one would make a stylish foyer piece or could fairly easily be repurposed as a bathroom vanity. There is plenty of room for a sink and plumbing, with two drawers still available for storage. 

 

We also have this completely “naked” computer desk.  Dark stain (General Finishes Java Gel) and you have a study or library piece. Paint it with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and you have a whimsical homework station for your child’s room.  (68”L x 30”W x 29”H)  

 

Come by and check out this furniture and see where your imagination takes you.  If your imagination is broader than your skill, we will be glad to give you a hand – or a lesson, to bring your vision to life!

Tuesday
Apr282015

Mantel Makeover......

Before we re-do, I have a little confession.....I had to look up the correct spelling of "mantle/mantel"...I knew the different meanings, I just didn't know which spelling went with which.  Okay, got it now...that horiontal piece over the fireplace is the M A N T E L.  Okay, let's move along........

Again, the art is the focal point and it is suitable in scale.  The sconces expand and complement the art and the texture in the glass echos the birch bark in the painting.  The large ceramic urn is a great pop of color and the yellow in the painting is accented with the florals.  We have used a variety of objects but they are united by color.  By the way, our wall color is "Backdrop" by Sherwin Williams.  

(In the interest of full disclosure...I had to look up "complement/compliment" too!  What's happening to me?!)

Monday
Apr272015

Decorating your mantel

A mantel is often the focal point of a room, yet sometimes difficult to accessorize.  If you have your television mounted to the wall above the mantel - problem solved!  If not, you may struggle with the right configuration of art, accessories, even lighting for your mantel.  

We have played around with the mantel at Total Bliss in an effort to show some different styles and will share them with you...

This is a rather contemporary look, sleek and uncluttered.  The abstract artwork sets the tone with texture and color.  The vases reflect that texture.  The florals are oversized and stark.  There are no small items to detract the eye.  Overall, very pleasant, I think.  Is it your style?