I am not sure why we didn't do this years ago, I think it is because I was trying to follow the "proper" decorating rules…now I have decided to do whatever I want with my house just because I can:)
I love decorating with family pictures and fun DIY embellishments like my crown lamp shade and stamped desk. I do have a couple more projects like printed burlap pillows and a fancy bulletin board with a collage of our trips to England.
It's funny, people keep asking me if Michael loves the room…he's a guy…
He does like the rug, and seems pleased with my efforts to bring a bit of his home country to southeast Texas!
Behold the British stuff…
|One cannot have a British room unless you have a British flag of some sort!|
|I found these fun red leather ottomans on overstock.com|
|Originally a brown $35 garage sale find in the 80's|
I had previously painted this desk red a few years ago
|These cool stamps by Tim Holtz made this a one of a kind designer piece!|
|The "keep calm" thing is beyond ridiculous with all the variations|
however, it began with Winston Churchill in WW 2 and therefore
|These are pictures I took on trips to England, except the city view from |
the London Eye, Travis gets credit for that one!
|Found this antique "dry sink" at a local place|
|A Marshall's find:)|
|Love these metal crowns I hot glued to the lamp shade,|
found them at Michaels
|A very talented furniture man Ryan built this child's table for the grandkids.|
I have put the checkers set away while Scarlett is in her "destruc-to" stage:)
|The not turns over to a bland side indicating the queen (me)|
will be accepting an audience…if only they would obey the sign!
So...the British people may still be coming but the British-Texan decorator (ME) has already been here!