Tuesday, November 27, 2012

cyber monday rolls into cyber tuesday!!

CYBER MONDAY ROLLS INTO CYBER TUESDAY SALE!
it's time to kick back, relax, and do your HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING from the comfort of your Home {or office!}! Special Sales on all my sites today including:
sharonna.artfire.com
sharonna.etsy.com

sharonna misha designs on FB

for gifts under $10.{!}: under ten

just let me know what i can help you with + happy shopping!!
xoxo

Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY Tutorial on revamping a Louis XVI cane chair

i know, we didn't need yet another chair in our house to add to my chair obsession {where did that come from?}
and my husband had already said that for every new chair i brought into the house, one had to go.
but even he couldn't pass up the killer deal i got on the lovely, Louis XVI style cane chair.  and he knew i could make it cool.
here's what i did {click on photos below for larger view + to read my step-by-step instructions}:



after, close-up...

...now it's the perfect addition to my dressing room!
i just love it, do you?  feel free to comment below, i'd love to hear from you

Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY tutorial on recovering a chair using an eggcrate for foam!

as soon as i saw this thomas paul oceanic fabric*, i knew it was perfect for our florida coastal home!
i had learned that i could recover our beautiful, but now flattened, chippendale dining chairs using the eggcrate that my husband desperately wanted off our mattress.  perfect.
i got the fabric in "bark" and it worked perfectly with our color scheme.
plus, it was super easy- here's a tutorial showing how i did it:



*"In the United States, coastal areas of great wealth such as Palm Beach, New Orleans, and Rhode Island's Newport have a history of decorative objects graced by sea creatures...  {the creatures in this thomas paul print} are inspired by the historical prints of sea life seen in lithographs, wood engravings and copper etchings from the 1700s and 1800s." courtesy of gaslampantiques.com

Sunday, March 18, 2012

shakedown street



check out my original collaged grateful dead light switch plate, featured in this collection curated by DiscordThreads on artfire:  shakedown street

to purchase, click here:  Original GRATEFUL DEAD Mail Order Tickets handmade Light Switch Plate!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

record album art- frame your old records for instant artwork!

album art- nothing can replace how wonderful and original the artwork was on vinyl album covers.
the colors were intense and the designs fantastic.
create an instant art installation by framing your old records or album covers
Or, overlap the two and use the cover as a background/matte!



ready to hang
available in black or silver, your choice~
To Purchase, click here!



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

{one of} our latest home projects- door headboard

we made a headboard using the original doors that came with our 1925 historic home.
we love these doors but we weren't using them and now we are!
...and we love it!
if you or your hubs is as handy as mine is, it will take you no time at all...



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tip of the day: frame an open book

frame an open book for instant gorgeous art that you can change as you fancy...  just turn the page to keep it fresh when you're ready for something different!

books are an excellent source of beauty + decor.  of course, you can even use an actual art book to frame something by your favorite artist that you wouldn't normally be able to afford to buy framed as a painting, print, or whatever...

what i did was double up 2 frames for extra drama.  then, we used ours to hide the ugly black cave that is the inside of our fireplace when we're not using it!  what do you think?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

a Great tip for cleaning tile countertops

unfortunately, we still have the tile countertops that came with our home and, until we redo our kitchen next year, i have to live with them.
ours are black and it drives me crazy that when i wipe them down, they show all the streaky wet marks.

well, i found the trick for cleaning them in one step {without having to towel dry them to get rid of moisture marks!}--  Baby Wipes! 

try it- it works!  and the scent is so pleasant, too! ☺

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How to Sanitize your kitchen sponge and make your home smell good, too!

quick tip- lots of us already knew that you can sanitize your kitchen sponge by throwing it in the micro for about a minute.  but, next time, try dripping a few drops of anise on the sponge first.
you will have a lovely smelling home for the rest of the day that will remind you of being somewhere in the mediterranean {you pick the place}!
...it is recommended that you do this at least every 3-4 days- dont forget, it will be hot...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Care Bears Original Artwork for your Home!

yay! my original care bears collaged switch plate is featured in this super cute collection, curated by gogogorobot

 

Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade

thanks so much to those who attended the Northwood Village Art & Wine Promenade last Friday, February 24, 2012 and for helping to make it so fun and successful for us!  can't wait to see you all on Friday, March 30!!
for updated info on this event {which is the last friday of each month}, you can always check my page the week of at:  sharonna misha events

Retro Indie Market 2012

thanks to all who came out to the Retro Indie Market 2012 on Saturday, February 11, 2012 and, especially, to those who made it such a wild success for 'johnny's girl' vintage- i literally did not sit down once {and i'm not complaining!}!
funny how heels don't hurt your feet when you're busy selling!!

...and for all those who told me that mine was your favorite booth, a special thanks to you for your sweet and kind words that are always so appreciated and encouraging~  xosm

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reagan on up all night...

if anyone knows where reagan got the jacket she was wearing at the airport on tonight's episode, could you please let me know?!  i need it.
 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

before + after w. card pulls!


navy is my new gray

gray was my new black but that was fleeting-  less than 6 months later, navy became my new black and there it stayed.

maybe because gray has been too overdone.  very likely because gray is neither here nor there and i need more powerful colors- black, white, pale pink... and i still love charcoal.  that's the best shade of gray.  it makes a beautiful, sophisticated impact.  so much to say about charcoal...  for more, see our charcoal bedroom here:  My color of the moment is Gray

but, anyway, back to navy:  navy is timeless, classic, elegant, nautical- so it still works here in south florida, preppy, masculine- in an elegant way for femmes too! -in a truman/roosevelt/hemingway kind of way...
we painted our bathroom navy with bright white crown moulding, and a dark wood 'medicine cabinet'- it wasn't really supposed to be a medicine cabinet, we repurposed it and it worked beautifully.  just the other day, my husband said to me, 'that's still one of my favorite of our finds.' 
i haven't photographed the WC yet because it still isn't finished- we have yet to find and add a strip of dentil moulding below the crown {harder to find than we expected!}- but, when we do, ill be sure to post pics right away!!
in the meantime, i only have a photo of another one of our cool, old finds that we've hung in there:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just 3 more weeks until... Retro Indie Market!


We’ve combined our love of vintage, handmade crafts, flea market finds and country chic into one perfect market.

Get ready to shop with 70+ vendors for lots of vintage goods and vintage inspired handmade items like:

Vintage clothing & DIY fashions
Handmade jewelry & antique costume jewelry
Mid-century modern decorative objects & house wares
Vintage inspired indie crafts, art & home d├ęcor
Flowers & Garden items
Baked goods & more!

** Free Goodie for the first 100 people! **

::WHERE::
The Boynton Beach Woman’s Club
1010 S. Federal Hwy.
Boynton Beach Fl 33435

::ADMISSION::
$5 (children 12 and under free with adult)
No strollers please. It can get tight.

::PARKING::
Additional parking is on federal, located across the street at the senior center or at the empty lot adjacent to the senior center.

See you there!

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