Friday, October 24, 2014

Year of Change October Reveal {Tonic Living}

I've been so excited about this month's challenge...fabrics can liven up any space and I believe they are the life of the room. Your fabric selection says a lot about the tone you want to set for your space.  
This month all of the Year of Change designers are teaming up with the fabulous fabrics of Tonic Living!
I knew that I wanted to work with this fabric, Tonic Living's Malakos Malachite. 
I'm sort of a Malachite freak...I have a new weekly post, Malachite Monday.
Malachite Monday!!! Weekly series sharing everything MALACHITE!!! Join in and # and tag to have your inspiration and projects featured!
I had a really tough time deciding what to do with it though..because there were SO MANY POSSIBILITIES of what I could do with this fabric!!! 
I wanted to do this:
Malachite Wall Art – Verdigris - New
or this:
I can't seem to get enough malachite....these malachite drapes in a living room by Sally wheat are the best.
or this:
Good Bones Great Pieces, a love seat is a must!
but functionally for my space, I decided on using it as seating upholstery.
I have a cane back chair...maybe you remember this little baby...
It was in a high traffic area and was just being beaten up on a daily basis. It actually isn't a well constructed chair, just a vintage find that was damaged in our last move, which I put back together and re-caned.
But it was really not a high traffic chair.
I've been planning on moving it to my little blue jewel box LIBRARY READING ROOM, which has been undergoing a transformation for MONTHS and MONTHS. I do a project every once in a while and it is slowly coming together.

Did you see my Ikea Bookshelves Hack from back in August?
Powdery blues, bold greens, Ginger sort of has a Chinoiserie feel that I'm going for. SO, I knew the Malachite fabric would be a stunning addition and would be the perfect seat fabric for my little cane back chair.
I painted the chair frame white, and dry brushed the cane.
Then I used the fabric to reupholster the seat, stapling only took about 10 minutes. I had enough left over to put a little piece in a frame above the chair. 

I updated the worn ball feet with a bit of Rub and Buff. 

I had enough left over to use a scrap in a frame above the chair. I LOVE framing fabric and this malachite is simply, STUNNING. 
These are now seriously some of my favorite things.
This is a really bold room, but this little grouping works so well over this chair...Mirror Frame with Malachite fabric, JCrew Blue and White Jewelry Holder and
My beloved teeny, original oil
from Hillary Butler Fine Art. 

Can you tell that I can't get enough of this fabric???!!!
 Tonic Living has an incredible fabric selection at jaw dropping prices. I've followed them on IG and have seen their fabrics and pillows used in other designer's work and I'm impressed by their ability to be on trend and in budget. I seriously can't wait to see what our crew does with our fabric selections this month!
Follow Tonic on instagram (@tonicliving) to see their behind the scenes showroom shots and how their fabrics can transform your space. 
Each month I am joined by my YoC regulars, so be sure to check their Tonic Projects out: 
Erin & Tricia of Suburban Bitches
Our guest designer this month is Krystine Edwards!
Krystine's style combines Southern Charm with a Contemporary Twist and I'm looking forward to seeing her fabric choices and how she uses them!!! Thank you for joining us this month, Krystine!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday {Houndstooth Jack-O'-Lantern Wreath}

Throwing it back to Tulsa Time!
Here is our old house decked out for Halloween!
For the past couple of years I've used the same Halloween decorations, ones that were easy to make.
My favorite has been this Houndstooth Jack-O'-Lantern Wreath.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday {Benjamin Moore "Natural Cream"}

BM Natural Cream OC-14    This color has a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) of 70.1 and a Cool undertone  light gray color. Don't let the name fool you "Natural Cream" by Benjamin Moore is the perfect gray, it's the same color as "Egdecomb Gray" without the purple undertones. Gray's are hard - you have green tones, blue tones, pink tones, any color you mix with it takes on a life of its own.
Benjamin Moore Natural Cream Walls, Trim is White Dove
white kitchen cabinets, gray granite countertops. dark wood floors. persian rug. Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Benjamin Moore OC- 14 Natural Cream

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pinterest Board Spotlight {Dreaming My Dreams}

Dreaming is Free.
And so is Pinterest (for now).
Thus, my Pinterest Board:
Dreaming My Dreams, which sums up my eclectic style wishes.
An Urban Cottage: Exterior Paint, Before and After *1842 Greek Revival cottage* Windows and porch!

French Oak Herringbone....   Category:  Wood / Antique  Product Name:  Herringbone

Haven and Home

garage door & vine
Cutting slate tiles into a herringbone pattern is an inexpensive way to create a high impact pattern.
@Ashley Mills  One of my most favoritest posts EVER at www.thehandmadeho... Gorgeous stuff and an awesome story.

open shelving // white kitchen
Ann Sacks Stone Mosaics  I'm a nut for herringbone patterns and I love this tumbled marble one for a bathroom or inset behind a stove.
Ramona 4-Light Chandelier
Hop over and follow this board for more inspiration.

Follow Amy's board Dreaming my dreams on Pinterest.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Musings {10/20}

Here are the links that I've loved reading over the past week.

1. Be still my Boho Modern Heart. Boho Modern Farmhouse Design Board for the dreamiest home. This is so me. 
She had me at bo-HO.

2. The Clooney's rumored new abode: Aberdash House, complete with Island. 

3. Fall Color Inspiration via Anthro's Autumn Bloomers
Photos Lesley Unruh, via A Blog

4. Think Thanksgiving like Kara Rosenlund
Holiday Inspiration | Kara Rosenlund

5. The Best of the
Fiddle Leaf Fig advice from View Along the Way.

The simple way to keep your fiddle-leaf fig healthy and growing! Who knew it was so easy?

Malachite Monday

I'm starting a weekly series called "Malachite Monday"!!

Each Monday I'll share a little Malachite Inspiration and I'd love for you to share yours, too!
Follow me on Instagram (amysagedemik) and tag me in your Malachite Monday gram, with the hashtags:  #malachitemonday #commonamyhouse !

Your malachite grams may be shared here each Monday morning!

Today's Malachite Inspiration
A Jewel Box for your Home | Malachite, Accessories Storage, French Chair, Wallpaper, Cole & Son, Bust, Hermes Boxes, DIY | Fourth Floor Walk Up – New York City Focused Lifestyle Blog by Lauren Caron
Image via Fourth Floor Walk Up
I love this malachite paper-lined cabinet turned shoe and accessory storage. 
Visit Lauren at Fourth Floor Walk Up for details and sources.

Can't get enough Malachite? 
Me neither!
Whether you're thinking of tackling a massive Malachite DIY or a tiny touch here and there, we've got your Malachite dreams covered.
Head over to my Pinterest Board "Malachite Moment" where Vanessa from Entre Nous and I share our favorite Malachite Finds.

Follow Amy's board Malachite on Pinterest.