I found these really cool 1972 amateur photographer's photos at an estate sale. As soon as I saw them I immediately thought, these would make great wall art for someones home.
The pictures were already professionally matted so I used the sturdiness of the matted picture and just attached these wood pieces to create a frame. To get the cool brown color on the wood my husband used the bernzomatic technique. The bernzo technique is used by burning the wood then sanding and sealing it. Aren't they cool?
My husband and I had gone on a mini getaway to South Haven,
Michigan where I found these adorable lamps at a small antique shop. I knew
right away I wanted them for my sons' room. I knew if I added some Edison bulbs
that they wouldn't need shades. These lamps became the inspiration for the rest
of the room.
We recently renovated and decorated my sons’ bedroom. My boys are 19 and 17 years old so I wanted a more masculine and mature look for their room. The design started as a sketch on paper and a vision in my head of what could be.
For months our office was used as storage but I envisioned a space where we could come, rest and be inspired. I needed a spot to house all my books and my husbands antique finds. I thought carefully about maximizing our room space, so we went with a floor to ceiling bookshelf that my husband built. I love the results.
Bookshelf- Built by Aniah's Window (World Market Knock-off) Ladder- Built by Aniah's Window Overhang lights- Ikea
My son had been dating his girlfriend a couple years when she dared to ask me for it. Yeah she asked for a tall boy dresser I had sitting in my basement waiting to be painted and restored. Cynthia my son's then girlfriend asked me, "If I marry Julian one day, can that be our wedding gift?" I know what your thinking, "What? (insert mouth open) The audacity of her?" However, I have always admired her for her daring and forward approach. It has gotten her in some trouble but nonetheless I thought this girl is audacious, I like that about her. My son is a bit of an introvert and has a passive personality and she is spunky and outspoken, they compliment each other well. I laughed off her request for months but she was quite persistent. I finally said jokingly, "OK, you can have it if you promise me at least two grandbabies." The joke stuck, the tall boy dresser has been my bartering tool for grandchildren or perhaps a dowry of sorts. (I'm kidding people).
Hi. My name is Lymari Navarro. I am married to my high school sweetheart of 18 marvelous years. My husband is the greatest man I know and he is pretty good with a hammer and nails. I am honored to mother 4 beautiful children and a couple of spiritual daughters. They all add value and laughter to our home. My life story is one that is traced with God's grace.
Although I live in Chicago which is a very big city, I love the feel and warmth of small towns. I like to blast my country gospel as I paint my furniture and feel the bristles of the brush nestle against the wood. Ahhhh!
I look to design and create things and see them restored to full beauty. I love the feeling of stepping back and basking in the finished product.
Hope you enjoy my blog as we bulid, paint, design and make beautiful things.
Welcome to my little world in a big city.