Hey there Modern Jane Readers! It's Brandi from Flights of Whimsy! I'm new to Jane and her blog so I was delighted when she asked me to participate in Trois Amours series! I love making new friends in the blogosphere.
My #1 love right now is my formal dining room. It's the only mostly finished room in the house so naturally I'm smitten with it!
My husband and I bought our 1980's ranch almost two years ago and the decorating process has, at best, been very slow. Partly because I wanted to take my time figuring things out, partly due to lack of funds and partly because of all the DIY projects it takes!
The table was a clearance purchase from Pier 1, my mom and I made the curtains with fabric from Mood, the chairs I purchased on craigslist and repainted and upholstered them.
#2 Amour is the striking Art Deco mirror I got for a song.
It was a score from my old boss when she moved back to NYC. I bought it along with an amazing dresser for a mere $200 for both!
It's had many locations throughout the house, but I think it's here to stay on this wall in our living room. I just love how unique and striking it is. I probably could have never afforded it from a vintage store so I feel especially grateful to call it mine.
And lastly #3 (it's so hard to choose!) is this painting I made.
See a tutorial on how to make this here!
It's the first piece of artwork I have ever really done and I couldn't be more happy with the results. It was mostly an experiment that I was fully expecting to go horribly awry. Like other things in my house, it hasn't found it's permanent home yet but since purple and gray are my favorite colors it can happily saunter from room to room in my house! I've since made another version for Christine from Bijou and Boheme that turned equally fantastic.
Thanks for having me Jane!
Thanks so much Brandi! Hop on over to her blog and check it out!
Don't forget to check out my favorite textiles over at Danielle Oakey Interiors today!