domingo, 31 de julio de 2011

Magazine love

Do you ever feel that you buy more magazines than you actually can read?

I do, but I just cannot help it! When I go to a newsstand and I see a new issue of a magazine, I have to take a look at it!

Among my favorites (interior design - related):

Architectural Digest (Spanish Edition)

Besides, there are some others (¡Hola!, for example) that release a special issue decor-related that I try to buy every year.
Of course, I also love reading foreign magazines, being Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Veranda.

And I like to read other no decor-related magazines from time to time, too. Men's Health, GQ and Saber vivir are three of them.

When any of those magazines come with a supplement, I have -still- more material to watch and read! Books, etc.

What about you? Do you like to read/buy any magazine? Which one/ones?
Have a wonderful weekend!

martes, 19 de julio de 2011

Lamp makeover


I am going to show you something I did several weeks ago... I did not feel like sharing it until now though, hehe.

Remember how my entrance sideboard used to look? Well, I had been planning on buying a new table lamp/a new pair of lamps for that place. Nevertheless, I cannot (still) afford their price... Just yet. Lamps are something I like to "splurge" at, I love them and I think they can actually do a lot in a room.

So, I decided to give a new opportunity to the one I have at the moment via a new coat of paint.

This is how the lamp used to look before the makeover.

I remember I loved it when we purchased it. I really liked its classic and traditional look. It has turned a little bit old-fashioned since then, in my opinion. So, what about a new color for the lamp base and a new shade?

This is the golden bottom of the lamp base. The previous "gold color" looked more like copper-colored, and I was tired of it.

The top of the lamp base is also gold, and I chose a black satin-glossy finish paint for the main body. For the shade, I thought of a black cotton exterior and a gold satin/silky interior, which creates a warm atmosphere and light and a contemporary look.

And finally, this is the result! What do you think, do you like it? I hope so! I can really feel the change in the room. It is not a new lamp but it actually works there... At least for now, hehe.

Thanks for visiting!

lunes, 11 de julio de 2011

My Art 2

Yes, again, I am showing you some other paintings I made. I am not conceited, I am just following the order by date of the pictures I have. These were actually taken in May, but I haven't published them until now, so, first things first, right? Hope you like them!

I know they are not that amazing, but I made them when I was so young, among 9 and 14-15 years old, I think. I would love to know your thoughts, please! =)