When I decorated my first apartment and then our first home in the late 90s, gold decor was considered – in one word – tacky! Gold tones from ‘the overdone 80s’ were being replaced with simpler ‘white’ metallics like silver and pewter. Just like my aversion to wallpaper which I wrote about recently, I also developed an aversion to gold.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
Judging by one of my my more popular projects here at A Pop of Pretty (a diy painted canvas I created with an inspirational quote), it appears that a whole lot of you want to know how to create your own art. So I thought I’d show you another painted canvas that I recently created for our piano room.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
Did you catch my last post about Wallpaper Aversion Disorder? Those of us who’ve had the pleasure of removing decades of wallpaper typically swear the stuff off. After all, what goes up must (eventually) come down. Decor trends, like everything else, are cyclical. And once you’ve stripped wallpaper, you can never go back. It’s a fool me once, kind of a deal.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
OK, so here’s two words I never thought I’d say again: I wallpapered. (If you follow me on Instagram, you might have snuck a sneaky peaky.)
And, let me tell you, it’s no small miracle. Fifteen years ago, I swore I would never-ever, ever-never, use wallpaper again. That’s what happens when you strip and scrape four decade’s worth of wallpaper with your own hands.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
Well, hello my lovelies and happy Monday! It’s starting to look a lot like Halloween around here. I took down my fall wreath today, and added a little Halloween whimsy to the front porch with a diy ribbon wreath.Pin It
I said last week that I wasn’t going to bother with much Halloween decorating this year, particularly a mantel. Ha! I should know better by now than to say such things! Even though our Fall mantel (with the giant peel and stick posters of our kids) could have stuck around through Halloween, I got the urge to change things up! … Keep on reading —>Pin It
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!
Today is Thanksgiving Day here in Canada! That means that Fall decorating is coming to an end around here. I know – say it ain’t so!
Canadian Thanksgiving happens much earlier in the Fall than our American friends’ celebration. Once Thanksgiving Day passes here, the next big seasonal decorating holiday besides Halloween is Christmas.
Over the next couple of weeks, the Fall pumpkins on front porches will get carved into jack-o-lanterns; and, once October 31st comes and goes, it’s usually the last you’ll see of pumpkins and foliage around here. … Keep on reading —>Pin It
Jewellery organization isn’t something I’ve ever been great at. I’ve never figured out how to organize jewellery in a way that makes it easy to find and wear. I think I had a jewellery box once upon a time, but it only fit a fraction of my stash of costume jewellery. So most of that stuff ended up in a tangled mess in a dresser drawer.… Keep on reading —>Pin It
Um, did somebody say Halloween decorating? I’m sure I saw some here and here and pretty much all over my Pinterest feed. Is it just me, or did September just evaporate before our eyes? I feel so behind this Fall. Sheesh. I only just finished a little early Fall decorating, and now Halloween is upon us!
I’m usually brainstorming new Halloween decorating ideas by now, but I haven’t given it any thought. … Keep on reading —>Pin It