here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Friday, June 27, 2014

another kind of art...


ok...you asked...

this is not something I normally do...
but I'm sharing some bits of our home...

I frequently get asked if our house looks like my art...

hmmm...I guess you can decide...

I mentioned a bit ago that I wanted to change things up in our home...it's something I love to do...

REALLY LOVE...
like almost as much as shopping for shoes & making art...
YES...that much...

it makes you focus on things you love...

when they get moved to a new spot...
it makes you love them even more...

dining table all ready to celebrate the 4th!




I love to create mini collages...
art of another kind...


if it has cool graphics I love it!

yes...red geraniums are my most fav flower & why I have red geranium archival ink!




another  mini collage on top of the drawer unit that started the idea for the re-do...



 I love the drawers...
perfect book/magazine storage...
convenient access... but hidden...and not messy...



more stuff in the family room...


the opposite family room wall...
yep...more stuff!


family room...


same room...other side...


even the bedroom got a little make over...

this stuff sits on a giant tool cabinet that Rick's grandfather built...
it had 27 coats of paint on it...
I'm not exaggerating...

we had it refinished & it's a prized possession...





and this is what started it all...
this is what I came home to...
an empty room...

full of potential for redecorating fun...


I hope you're inspired to move stuff around...

it's fun...
arrange mini collages and...

make (home) art!

wendy
ps...yes...I do realize that our cleaning chick hates me...
dust...the bad 4 letter word!

33 comments:

Caroline D. said...

You have a beautiful home! I think your art creations and your home decor are similar.... a wonderful vintage Americana country feel. :) I love it! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Claudine Criner said...

Beautiful!! I love seeing inside your home, it's beautiful and your decorating skills are top notch!!

Linda said...

Beautiful home. Thanks for a look.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

haha! I was gonna say I hope you have a cleaning lady! Your home is beautiful! You've decorated with so much stuff, yet your home is crisp, clean and uncluttered! Now, if you want to see pics of the opposite of that ... haha!

Scrapthat said...

Such BEAUTIFUL Vignettes Wendy!! TFS
:D

Redanne said...

Our cleaning chick (i.e. me) loves to move things too - it is the only time they get a 'proper' dusting...

Love that shelf about your sofa and the little flag on the dining room table too. You have a beautiful home! Anne x

Terri Urban said...

Beautiful and so like you. Great comfy and cozy feeling. I used to sell accessories and I so love the ones that you have. Especially that "standing tall guy" Fun and inviting home.
Joan Fricker

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a stunning home you have Wendy, I adore your collections. The new drawers are wonderful and I love the shelf above the seating area and your 4th July arrangement. You have a lovely eye for detail. Tracy x

Wilma said...

Wow, what a beautiful home!! Love love love it!!!

Tona said...

Lol at the cleaning chick. My 1st thought was that I really love everything but I wouldn't want to have to dust it. It all looks great!

Rea' said...

Your home is so fun ... I think it reflects your personality... I love it and love your creativity !

ellen vargo said...

Your house TOTALLY looks like your art... GORGEOUS!

Janie said...

Love all your displays. Thanks for the pictures of your house. It is beautiful.

Helen said...

wow, what a beautiful and very stylish home!!

Eloise Naizer said...

I just smiled when I saw these pictures... Every wall was an ink pad color inspiration! I can see your style so vivid. Gorgeous home. I was disappointed however when I didn't see any crackle on the walls! Hah

Sharon Y said...

Looks so cozy. Just love all the color and texture. Makes me want to move some stuff around., hmmmmmm. Going to have to keep my eyes open for stars as I'm loving the collection you have. Thanks for sharing your home.

Wanda Hentges said...

As I looked at all the pics of your wonderful "mini collages" I was wondering if you really dusted all that. I'm glad you have a cleaning chick!!!!! We are in the country off a very busy gravel road and the dust is terrible!!!!! You have inspired me though!!! Thanks!!!

Julia Aston said...

Your home is lovely Wendy! love all of the little areas of art around! and how nice you have a cleaning girl to dust it for you!

terri d said...

Oh my your house is wonderful! I love all the neat little bits and pieces. It totally looks like you. Thanks for sharing...

Leslie G said...

Your home is beautiful. Can you post a pic of the bedroom I'll have when I move in? (just kidding) Thank you for sharing.

Laura Strack said...

Your home is definitely a reflection of your art; warm, inviting, and so fun. The color scheme reminds me of your ink pads, too. I love it! Thanks for the lovely tour :)

Craftychris said...

Your home drips creativity, charm and looks a lovely place to be! Thank you for the tour! xx

maureen said...

Since you love to rearrange, might I suggest a great book? It's a book about rearranging what you already own to its best advantage. It's called Decorating for Good by Carole Talbott. It's out of print but probably available on Amazon. Maybe your library can get a copy for you. It's my bible!
Thanks for sharing your design ideas!
maureen

Dorothy said...

First off...I love it all!!! Second, thank God for a cleaning chick!!
I want one of those!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Annie said...

Fabulous displays Wendy. Looks so cool to spend time there.

TFS
Annie x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous home you have!! Thanks for the peek inside!! It's fabulous!! If I came to visit, I'd never want to leave!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

isisimaginings.com said...

I just knew your house would be amazing! It's wonderful, a real treasure trove.

Jeanette Horner said...

Wow wonderful. Your color palette reflects your spirit...soft, quiet, gentle colors. Yet so lovely. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself..

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I could have walked in and said "Wendy lives here!". Your home is absolutely YOU! Loved seeing it and yes, it did inspire me think about finishing my decorating projects. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Hugs,
Linda

Meme said...

Fun!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful home. Love all those displays. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Mustafa said...

Love your home. The wall art in the third photo, did you make it? If so, would you share how you created it.

Honestly, I have purchased just about all your stamp sets, all your inks, chipboard and accessories. They are wonderful, I especially appreciate that you show us how to use them. Do you have any plans of coming to Colorado (especially the Denver area)? Will you have any more Blossom Bucket embellishments coming out soon?

Thank you for sharing and creating some really cool art. Love it all.

Peg Robinson said...

Dust...what dust??? I need that cleaning chick. Way too many places for my bunnies to hide. You made a house a home.