To recreate the theme, I used a base coat of Valspar's Mermaid's Song, and created a trim in Valspar's Hot Passion Pink. The trim was easy and relatively mess free. I think it took me about two hours to complete the entire border. I chose a damask pattern I found at Michael's. My only complaint is that once I saw it on the walls, I wanted to paint it everywhere. Once I find a crafty idea I like, I sprint with it!
I wanted something really cool for the walls, and I found an etsy seller that matched my aesthetic perfectly. Eyeshuttertoforget sells amazing vintage-inspired prints that are beautiful, whimsical, calming, and nostalgic, all at the same time. I love the subject and the colors.
I wanted the prints to make a statement, so I chose three 16x20 photographs. Deciding which three I wanted was so difficult; there are so many fabulous prints to choose from! I finally decided on the three above. I bought silver poster frames on sale at Michael's, and I used hot pink spray paint on plain cardboard to make the mat.
I absolutely adore all the prints. They arrived super quickly and in perfect condition. The seller even sent along a little 5x7 freebie of a merry-go-round horse. I love everything from this shop and I definitely want to get more photographs.
I added a fun and sparkly vase with glittered flowers to complement the pictures. The vase is an empty wine bottle from World Market, and the flowers are from Michael's - I edged the them in glue and sprinkled them with glitter.
Also complementing the theme are pieces of hard candy made from glass that I inherited from my grandma. The cabinet is my most prized possession - my amazingly talented significant other made it for me for Valentine's Day a couple of years ago.
He designed and constructed the entire piece completely by hand. I am encouraging him to do some pieces for his etsy shop WhiskeyBent; right now he sells hand-tooled leather flasks that he literally cannot keep in stock. I also made my own decoupaged light switch plates to match the decor. Tutorial coming in the next post! (Yeah, I know - he can make an entire piece of furniture from scratch and I can decoupage...life is so not fair).