And continuing with our theme of pure AWESOMENESS this week, we have Brandi from Flights of Whimsy! I'm so glad to have her here, this girl is super busy! Busy with amazing projects and making her house just freakin' fantastic...(c:Hey there all you Bright and Beautiful readers! It's Brandi from Flights of Whimsy here. I was quite giddy when Aubrey emailed me as a new reader to my blog to ask me to participate in her series.
A home truly is such a lovely thing. A place where you hold all your memories, a place where you rest, a place where your family is. I feel that a home should reflect what is most meaningful to you. Now don't get me wrong, I can look at pretty decor pictures all day long, but it's purely for inspiration. Sometimes I think, "Who actually lives here?" when I see some spaces. Infusing your personal aesthetic into a space is so important. Here are just a few ways I've made my house a home.
Can't wait to find frames for these babies!
See how to make your own drippy painting here.
The best place to start for me is by making art with my own two hands. I remember complaining to a friend a mere few years ago about how expensive art was and she told me to make my own. Are you kidding?! I'm not that awesome! Turns out anyone can do it! I would have laughed at you a few years ago if you had told me the kinds of things I would be churning out.
Another must for our home is vintage furniture and accessories. They just add so much unique character that no other piece can come close to. I've had so much fun scouring the flea markets for things I need.
Lastly, I love all the color, print and pattern I've been able to use around my home. I could go crazy and end up having a house closely resembling a fiesta but luckily I'm able to restrain myself. I painted the gray stripes and blue frames to liven up a dark hallway leading to the bedrooms. My mom and I sewed our dining rooms curtains and the chairs are refurbs from good ole craig.
This is the first house my husband and I are turning into a home and it makes me so proud to work on it and see it evolve. There are many rooms and projects laying around to be finished but the fun is in the journey right?
Thanks so much Aubrey for having me! It's been a blast!
I am seriously coveting those gun sillouette DIYs...jealousy doesn't even cover it!!! Does anyone else think those things are just bad-A??? I just love all the little touches in her home and all the things she has done with just some creativity and her own two hands (c: Drop by and check out all the other fantastic projects on her fun blog...you will come back with brimming with ideas for great projects (like awesome gun sillouettes...I'm not obsessed.)
Thanks again for being here, Brandi!!!
And up tomorrow:
Irene from Design Stiles!