Forgot to show you this rug I bought for our entry way. It’s light gray with a black pattern. I love it, the color is perfect because it doesn’t show any dirt. And this was cheap also, only ten euros! We’ve had it for a couple of months now, and it has held up great.
I just love the pattern and the color. Lovely!
I had some gray linen fabric that I wanted to use to make a decorative pillow. Instead of just making a basic one color pillow, I wanted to create a strong texture.
I folded and sewed the fabric so that it looks like a diamond pattern. I think it looks interesting and very rich in texture. I’m making a tutorial on how to make this, once I have the time and energy. I’ve had a bad cold the last few days and recovering takes time… But hopefully I can post it in a few weeks.
The long search is over: I finally found the perfect mirror for our entry!
It’s old and worn, the perfect color and just the right size. It’s so old that even the backside is solid wood! I believe it was once attached to a vanity, because it has holes on each side. I found it while we were touring different thrift stores in Tampere. This was the first thing I saw when I entered the room… And the best part: it only cost 22 euros! I think it was so cheap because somewhere along the way someone had attached an ugly pineapple transfer sticker to the glass (?!?). But I was able to remove it with a bit of paint stripper and scraping (phew!).
Is’nt it so pretty?
Some pictures I took the other day from our apartment. The copper cake tin in the first picture is from a thrift store. I love the old patinated finish! The metal candleholders I painted are now in use. I also bought some flowers for our dining table, they are now blooming. I must say I liked them more like this, small and vivid green.