The Next Step

Now that the light box is part of the process, I have moved onto bigger ideas. As I have mentioned, getting my feet wet with making jewelry was so easy to do, thanks to crafts stores. Truth be told, I’m not new at this, either. I used to make beaded necklaces and beaded hair wraps for those hippies, when the Dead started coming to Vegas. I made a lot of money…those hippies were rich.

With that said, I have seen the same materials and supplies used, by others, and it doesn’t bother me, I’m fairly certain there are those that I have used the same bits and pieces, after they did. So it is time to make my own, right? My plan, all along, I just got really addicted to stringing up beads, I had to stop and refocus on my research, and what it was I would be doing.

So, if I wanted a pendant, or charm, I’d hit up the store. I would get something like this pendant, which I adore. Now, I have learned how to make this pendant, and others. resin

Not too shabby, for the first run. But I’m not stopping there. I intend to completely able myself to make whatever it is I need. So, molds are next. And it won’t stop there. I just can’t get too far ahead of myself. When your planning to build a new business, and you work everyday to fill it up with inventory, you need to write down the steps of the process, how far you want to take it, and you might as well make the short and long term goals apparent in those notes. This will give you a vision, rather then a light, at the end of the tunnel. I will ad another blog post about the steps I took. Now, back to sanding and finishing these bits.

Updates on My Haus

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We had to help find this fella a new home, within a day. I had it re-homed, by a friend, within 31 minutes of my post. He has a new family and is safe. My second rescue. Here’s my first. I saved her from freezing to death. She is now Bettie Lou and lives with my […]

And Here It Is!

My inspiration for this room is from one of my favorite artists, Dawn Fraser of SophistaTiki. I adore this!

 

The Beginning

The Beginning

The Desk and Closet

The Desk and Closet

Color Palette

Color Palette

Prime Time

Prime Time

First Coat

First Coat

Extra Surprise From The Boyfriend

Extra Surprise From The Boyfriend

Let's Do The Whole Room

Let’s Do The Whole Room

Beautiful

Beautiful

Where Paintings Happen

Where Prints and Material Are Made

Where Paintings and Paper Sculptures are Made

Where Paintings and Paper Sculptures are Made

My View

My View

The Powder Room and My Inspiration Board

While I wait for my new job to begin, I have plenty of time to plan for things, such as my living room paint and the entire bathroom. I have collected so many things, in the past, that I had a lot of what I needed. My inspiration board was finished, before I started. I had the material and sea horses from an old Ebay purchase. The two gold leafed antique mirrors and frame came from an antique mall, in Torrance, Ca. The lion  hook came from my great aunt’s house. We (family) all agree that she had to have stolen it from the original MGM, Las Vegas. That ‘s what she and the cousins did. Gypsies! The mermaid and metal frames came from my nana. The Moai came from Mahalo Tiki at Tiki Caliente. The vintage tile came from a friend who was moving, and needed to unload some stuff. That was a total score. Pink with silver, gold, and copper confetti. There are my swatches for paint. I’m thinking of a gold accent wall or some gold atomic star bursts. I have other oldie goldie accessories from my nana, like the vintage gold metal and glass, floral soap dish and mouth rinse glass that came with the vanity set.

My Inspiration Board For the Powder Room

My Inspiration Board For the Powder Room

 

Close up on the tile.

Close up on the tile.

So I’m leaning towards a pedestal sink, due to the size of the room.

Small Pedestal.

Small Pedestal. This may be too small…we’ll see.

The faucet seems simple enough.

Little Faucet for a little sink top.

Little Faucet for a little sink top.

There is no place for the roll either, so I found this, IN GOLD! hahaa.

Perfect!

Perfect!

The material will cover the shelf piece that is existing above the loo, now. I’m thinking of painting that thing gold, as well. The loo, itself, is fine. I think I’ll order the pink or white shell toilet seat, though…

This is pretty, and simple. Do I want Simple?

This is pretty, and simple. Do I want Simple?

This is more my speed...gaudy.

This is more my speed…gaudy.

This may be the one.

This may be the one.

Lastly, the towels and the curtain.

Beautiful Turquoise

Beautiful Turquoise

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So many cute choices for something that doesn't last!

So many cute choices for something that doesn’t last!

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I wonder if the curtain background is white, or if you get to stand there, naked, under Gene’s umbrella?

I may design the curtain myself. I can do that, now ; )

Getting Ready to Paint The Living Room

This is the main inspiration for the wall colors.  So I'm thinkin wheat or pale yellow with a sage accent wall.

This is the main inspiration for the wall colors. So I’m thinkin wheat or pale yellow with a sage accent wall.

There are the sage swatches. The material will be used in the bathroom. The top swatch or pale pink for the walls. Gold, gaudy accents and wall mermaids.

There are the sage swatches. The material will be used in the bathroom. The top swatch or pale pink for the walls. Gold, gaudy accents and wall mermaids.

This pic has been used to inspire a custom necklace, for moi, and now it will be the inspiration for the entry way.

This pic has been used to inspire a custom necklace, for moi, and now it will be the inspiration for the entry way.

It was fun using Pinterest for ideas. Love it!

The kitchen is almost finished.

The fridge was ugly, and it's about to go, so I made it pretty.

The fridge was ugly, and it’s about to go, so I made it pretty.

Aren't Lanterns Lovely?

Aren’t Lanterns Lovely?

Just a few more little things left to do.

Just a few more little things left to do.

Boring White Kitchen Transformation

Old Cabinets

Old Cabinets

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You can definitely tell I live here!

This is going up this weekend!

This is going up this weekend!

Almost Finished! I'm looking at light fixtures. I may have one custom made by a friend.

Almost Finished! I’m looking at light fixtures. I may have one custom made by a friend.

I'm getting ready to pick out my new sink and counter tops!!! All that will be left is installing my Oster Toster Oven. Awesome.

I’m getting ready to pick out my new sink and counter tops!!! All that will be left is installing my Oster Toster Oven. Awesome.