Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Art Deco Style

What is Art Deco Style?   
geometric and angular shapes
chrome, glass, shiny fabrics, mirrors and mirror tiles
stylised images of aeroplanes, cars, cruise liners, skyscrapers
nature motifs - shells, sunrises, flowers
theatrical contrasts - highly polished wood and glossy black lacquer mixed with satin and furs



Monochrome
Chequerboard pattern
Streamlined furniture
Geometric flowers
Art Deco style blended fashion, architecture, fabric and jewelry design, furniture, and interior design with sleek, smooth lines. It combined modern materials, movement, and the industrial trends of the time.


Looking for a bit of style within your interior then why not go Art Deco.


Saturday, 16 June 2012

SPRAY PAINTING

From Drab to Fab
I have recently been transforming objects that no longer suit my decor with spray paint or metal paints to give them a new lease of life.  
BEFORE
AFTER
The mirror above was starting to look pitted with black marks and really looked untidy.  In order to bring it up to date I painted it with aluminium paint to freshen it up and now it fits into my interior perfectly.  Brass finish is very outdated at the moment too.

AFTER

The above oil burners were about to be sent to the charity shop because the colours were so outdated, one was burgundy and the other dark blue, until I came up with the solution of spraying them matt black.  Once again they fit in perfectly with my current schemes.

SPRAY PAINTING - getting started...

  • Ensure that the area where you are planning to do your spraying is covered with dust sheets and newspaper.
  • Ensure the surface of the object to be sprayed is clean and dry.  Don't forget to sand off any existing paint or varnish or use a coat of primer in order for the spray paint to adhere.
  • Apply lots of thin coats and leave each coat to dry slightly before applying the next.  Drying time between coats is approximately 15 minutes so do ensure that you follow the manufacturers instructions because these times may vary.
  • Leave to dry for 24 hours after applying the final coat to ensure the paint has adhered to the surface.
Old pieces of furniture can also be spray painted to give them a new lease of life and this is a perfect solution if you are working to a tight budget, or why not transform existing pieces as I did if you are loathe to dispose of them but they no longer fit with your decor.  So why not get started today and transform your trash into treasure.



Friday, 8 June 2012

A QUICK TRANSFORMATION

Before
After
I purchased a new deco style print for my lounge some time ago and have never found the time to frame it until today.  The weather is pretty shocking for the time of year so today was the day to tackle my project.  I removed the frame from the wall and removed  the Papyrus which came all the way from Egypt, which has been stored away safely.  I resprayed the backing card with a fresh coat of black matt paint, mounted my new poster print and replaced the new picture on the wall.  Now it fits in with my new scheme and took less than 1 hour to complete.    A good result me thinks.