The painted rug

There’s a famous story in my family about the time my grandma painted a rug.  She decided the shag carpet would look better in brown (seems obvious enough), and so she had the rug painted.  It was before my time, but I have visions of her hiring someone to literally rake acrylic paint through the carpet.  From what I hear, that wasn’t so far off.  The rug was stiff and smelled like paint for years.  So, you’ll understand my surprise when I went on Design*Sponge today and saw a before and after feature about painting a rug. I couldn’t believe my eyes! And from what I could tell, this time it actually worked. I think my grandma would be very proud. I’ll leave you with some images of this awesome project, and you can check out the full article here.

(images courtesy of Design*Sponge)


Etsy finds

I just logged onto Etsy and saw a great set of metal drawers on the homepage.  Just the kind of metal drawers that I think would be perfect for storing my paper in one day.  After poking around Etsy for a few minutes, I’ve pulled a few favorites.  One day I’ll have a studio of my own, and something like this…

Vintage Metal Shop Drawer CabinetVintage Petite Metal Industrial Drawersindustrial metal watchmakers drawer cabinetMetal Watch Parts Cabinet

(Click on the image to be directed to the original listing)

I’m on Discover Paper!

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Discover Paper… but you should be. It’s a fantastic blog that features all things paper.  From fabulous paper creations to products to tutorials and everything in between! I have been reading Discover Paper for quite sometime and I finally got up the courage to email them my work.  I’m so glad I did!! You should go take a look around the site and check out my little feature 🙂