Muy Bonita!

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I have been collecting papyrus paintings from Guatemala and Mexico for some time.  While sifting through stacks of these beautiful papers in Mexico City over Easter, a lightbulb went off!  Why not cover an entire wall with these crazy, beautiful paintings?  I purchased enough to cover one wall in my guest bedroom.  And, voila!  Gualpaper!

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It was super easy to do, and took a little over an hour.  I used a staple gun and an Exacto knife for precise sizing. You can even get brown staples for your stable gun.  Below is a closeup of one of the paintings.

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I styled the room a couple of different ways.  You can see what a fun project this is!

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I am heading back to Guatemala soon.  If you are interested in “Gualpapering” a wall in your home, shoot me an email at judy@atlantishome.com and I can quote you some pricing.

 

Dino DIY

I absolutely love it when my two favorite worlds collide!  Take thrift store art and plastic dinosaurs. Two of my favorite things.  I’ve been dying to create some whimsical art using thrifted landscape paintings and plastic dinos.  I think this project is a great idea for a child’s room or even  teenager’s. I even ended up using one in my kitchen! To create this look, I hit two thrift stores and two local antique malls to collect all of the art. I kept all paintings under thirty dollars. There are only four components necessary.  Thrifted art, plastic toys, a glue …

Perfect French Toast

I love making french toast! I used to make it all the time when my girls were smaller.  I was feeling nostalgic this week and whipped up a batch.  I really think I have crafted the perfect french toast recipe!  Stale bread is truly the secret! Perfect French Toast stale french baguette (I like the really thin ones, they make perfect little french toast medallions, and you can cook up about 8 at a time in a decent sized skillet) 2 eggs 1/2  to 3/4 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon dash of vanilla extract Slice the baguette on the …

Antique Rug Love

It’s no secret that I have a textile addiction, and my love of antique textiles has no limits!  ABC Carpet & Home has an amazing selection of their Antique Rugs on sale now! I have styled two of their antique rugs that I selected from their sale inventory, and I’m beyond thrilled with how these rugs look in my home.  I have always loved mixing vintage textiles with modern furniture.  It’s a timeless statement that never fails to please, and a great way to add character and depth to your home! This Antique Khotan wool rug in rich blue features …

DREAMING OF MEXICO

Oh wow!! My second blog post!!! I recently returned from Mexico.  While I was there, I visited Puebla and Oaxaca.  Along the way, I purchased many traditional Mexican textiles, and even tried a little moonshine Mescal.  I couldn’t wait to get home and try all of these beautiful fabrics in my own home. The Mexican textiles are very earthy, and homey.  Exactly what I have been in the mood for recently. They have a great modern bohemian vibe. I bought a lot!!!  I have always loved the floral embroidered pillows from Mexico. (my headboards are vintage Mexican) This is a …

I’m back to blogging

Hi Guys, I sure have missed everyone!!   A lot has happened and I have much to share with you.  Still have a pack of dogs, and I am still helping Jane with Sea of Shoes (which is why I have a hard time blogging).   I hope some of you are following me on Instagram @atlantishome. Just a really quick post today–I just redid Carol’s bedroom into the guest room because she has moved out on her own.   I miss her terribly.   I hope to be back to blogging regularly–at least two or three times a week.  I …

AN AFTERNOON WITH WARBY PARKER

Warby Parker is on a class trip across the United States.  Their most recent stop is Dallas, and they spent a rainy Saturday afternoon visiting and trying on glasses at my home.  Above, Shelly picks her favorite pair. Shelly has a new hair cut. Thanks to Jen, Taylor and Collin for a wonderful afternoon of all things Warby parker! Photos: Collin Hughes

ST. DONAT’S CASTLE

The second half of my trip to the UK was spent in Wales.  We visited Carol’s school, Atlantic College which is housed in a twelfth century castle, complete with a jousting ground.  I was able to spend one cold afternoon exploring the grounds.  I took so many pictures, I think it will have to be a two part post.  Really incredible!  Carol feels so lucky to have had this opportunity to attend school in such a magical setting.  Carol’s dad is an earlier graduate of Atlantic College, and is actively trying to help them raise funds to restore the castle-it …

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy 2013 to everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful year end.  I have missed you all.  I hope you all will forgive me for being the most delinquent poster of all time, but life has just gotten in the way over the last couple of months, however, I’m very happy to be back. Recently we all traveled to Carol’s school in Wales, and I wanted to share some photos of that amazing trip for my first post back.  First of all, let me say just how wonderful the UK and it’s people are.  I have never loved visiting a …

THRIFT STORE ESSENTIALS PART TWO

I’m so happy everyone enjoyed my last Thrift Store Essentials post.  I immediately started thinking it needed a part two and maybe part three right after I posted.  There are so many pieces at the thrift store that I see time and time again that could be a classic in most anyone’s closet.  Here are a few I spotted in one week: Jane is wearing a beautiful Burberry trench. Every time I stop at Genesis thrift store in Dallas, they will have at least one Burberry trench–sometime three or four to choose from.  This one is perfect, but Jane and …