swordwhale’s interior design: bats, cats, dogsleds and mermaids…

That latest copy of House Awesome with Martha Whatzerface’s suggestions on how to Live A More Elegant Life?

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just feed it to your dragon…

I inherited a place where everything is brown and one of the forty two shades between white and cream…

First, I recommend chalk paint…

next, add some bats…

Yes, that’s Stellaluna, star of her very own picture book, I forget who makes the lovely puppet, maybe Folkmanis.

Also this finger puppet…

The boring drapes are insulating and in good shape, so they are merely covered with cool blue stuff. Like the monster yard flag from AC Moore (stupid cheap).

Recycle old garland, add mermaid…

Mermaid is painted in chalkboard paint (not chalk paint) and can be redecorates as needed. Or used for notes. Note also Tinkerbelle pointing out which light switch is actually for which room…

Plants are nice, this Norfolk Island Pine is a faerie garden…

but…

cats…

so yard sale birdcages that were faerie nests are now plant cages… that’s spider plant and cat grass, both cat safe but prone to overnoshing… the clam is a beachcombing find painted with those mandala dot patterns…

 

did I mention the dogsled?

  

and finally the Goddess bowl; fishbowl, sand from beaches I love, small animal figurines from a friend and some of mine as well as what appears to be a soapstone carving in the “Eskimo” style of a woman and child.

she also reminds me of the southwestern storyteller figures, those usually have lots of kids climbing over them…

This one has a otter with attitude, multiple small birds, a stretching cat, a foal, a dog that might be a greyhound or more likely a borzoi, a snail, and a fox as well as a tiny rattle.

All my redecorating was done with stuff already in the house, thrift shop finds, gifts, and a bit of crafty store discounted goodies.

Be inspired to create your own space.

 

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