Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Candice Olsen + Pumpkins =

Remember my friend, Iron Work Wall?







Well...we, well I, finally decided what I was going to do with it. My inspiration came first and foremost from all of your comments here and here.

My visual inspiration came from this Candice Olson design (Attic Makeover):





Candice Olsen Attic Turned Living Room Makeover



and these:






And here is what Candice Olsen + Pumpkins equals:













Ugly Cords...






Bye bye!







Side view:






I love how the sun shines through them and I can still enjoy the iron silhouette, without actually having to see them it from the Living Room:






I love these curtains, they are shimmery, so pumpkiny, so cheap! $16.99 for TWO panels at Marshall's! I needed 4 panels, so 2 packages.






I got the rod at Jo-Ann's, on clearance for $8.97! This is the BIG rod, the one that goes up to 120", so this was a great deal! I would have loved to have done the entire wall, but then I would have needed to special order a rod for that...but we might figure something out, I have extra panels, just in case...






I got this Halloween garland at Marshall's, too. My little guy made me (really he did! lol) hang this up! It is too early for Halloween stuff though, I'm bad! This sweet tin, has my Family name on it, I got it at etsy.com, I spray painted my name off, I love that stuff, even on digital pics!:


Doesn't my Fleur de Lis ceiling tin tile from Susie Harris look so much happier now? I think so. And now I can actually open my front door to guests and not be embarrassed! The curtains really make the iron wall pop, too, I just love how it all turned out!







Now I feel like singing, "Be-ba, ba-bomp-do-da-da, be-bomp, ba-bomp-da-dant-da-dah!" ;)


Don't you just love Candice Olsen???


I do!


Hey, did you enter my Amazon.com gift card giveaway yet? I posted it yesterday, make sure that you do, and good luck!!!


ttfn,


Bella & her bff, Iron Work Wall



48 comments:

Darlene said...

Bella..that turned out GREAT!! It hides that wall perfectly from your living room side and frames the iron from the front door. What a perfect idea. I too love Candice Olsen!! REALLY great job Bella!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bella,
It looks great. I love the iron work wall!
diane

Kimba said...

It turned out beautiful! I love it! It makes such a beautiful statement and what a clever way to solve a decorating dilema.

And it's so funny...I had been eyeing that tile from Susie for a while. And you're the one that bought it! That's great!

PAT said...

Very clever, Bella! Looks wonderful.

Marie said...

BELLA! I love what you did. It looks so pretty! Great idea. I love Candice Olsen too. I used to think she was too "fancy" for me, but not anymore! :o)

Joanne said...

What a great solution! You thought outside the box and it worked. Pls add my name to your great giveaway. Gotta love presents!! Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

The Nester said...

Yee Haw!!!!!

Love the fabric! Love it all!
YOu did a great job--and I'm sure your family likes it too!

Now for the tv cab...i would be all over spray painting that black! {But it is fine the way it is too} Hate me but I think it would look great painted and you are so lucky to have yours with wonderful lights in it!

Love you girl!

Donna said...

Bella! That turned out terrific! I love the panels! I see you are ready for the fall!

xoxo
Donna

Wendy said...

You've got to love Candice!!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Bella, it looks great! You did a great job.

Terri and Bob said...

That is adorable! I found your blog when I was out visiting. I am going to be checking more of your story out later!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, Your Iron Wall turned out amazing! I'm so glad you didn't remove it! LOL! Not that I get a vote! LOL! But I thought it was so unique! The panels really soften and accentuate the beautiful scrolls! Great job! :) ~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Oh, and I am hosting a Give~away tomorrow, so come over and sign up in tomorrow's post! ~Rhonda :)

Dreaming of Mermaids said...

nice work! Fabric a great solution almost all of the time! Lovely! And thanks for checking out my site too!

onlymehere said...

I absolutely love your solution and it looks so nice! Inspiration can come from anywhere and you certainly were inpsired to think of this! Looks gorgeous.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This turned out soooo good. I love it and what a deal you got at Marshall's. I love Candace too. Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Deb said...

Bella! this was totally beyond the box. Great idea and it look wonderful on both sides. Good show! Deb

Kendra said...

That looks so great! Candice would be so proud. And for real, she's the most talented decorator on TV if not in North America. I love love LOVE her show. So nice job on channeling the master.

Strawberry Blonde said...

What a great idea! This turned out beautifully. As for me, I love the iron wall. But I understand your need to cover up your cording issues.

Lovely!
-- Brandi

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a great idea! I love your new look! :)
Carrie

Courtney said...

it really looks good, Bella! I love those curtains, they look very luxurious. It's a little scary, though - I really did hear the music in my head as I read all your "be-bop"s. Hmmm...perhaps we watach a little too much HGTV? (But of course, there is no such thing as too much HGTV!!) anyway, great job!

Amanda said...

WOW! that looks awesome. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Candice Olsen- my husband and I always said if we ever had tons of money we would hire her to come re-do our home. She is amazing. Love the pumpkin colored curtains-dont ya just love Marshalls!

Teresa said...

Thanks for stopping by my site- Love the way iron turned out.
You have a great blog.

Ms. Tee said...

what a great idea and it turned out great! I'm over here singing the Candice Olsen song with you. :)

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

My Birch tables I actually have 6 total all in different sizes. Oh, what a lucky find. During the end of the season Bath and Body Works sells of store display I happened to over hear that while shopping and asked about them. They only wanted 5 dollars a piece for them....Score. I was so delighted I bought them all. I just love them. And what a lucky day that was...hugs, lisa

Chris said...

I love it, Bella!! I love how the curtains look, and I LOVE how much (or how little) you spent on them! It looks fantastic!

Joy said...

It's a great look!
If you want to extend it the entire length of the wall, you might try using copper or galvanized piping for the rod and then attach your current rod finials on the ends. Just an idea.

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. I love the curtain idea. Great way to hide all those cords too!
Catherine

Picket said...

Morning Bella!!! That turned out beautiful! I love the way it makes the ironwork stand out like an art feature....and the great thing is now that you found the solution you could change the color of the panels anytime to match whatever color scheme you wanted to do! It looks great girl...I love the new name of the blog, that is so pretty...hope all is well on your side of the mountain & that you are having a great week!

Shelia said...

Morning, Bella! Oh, this looks wonderful. You're the most creative one and Candace would be so proud of you! Who would have thought to do this but you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Twice as Nice said...

What a great idea! Don't ya just love it when an idea and a solution become one and turn out great :o)

Mrs. B said...

What a great solution! That curtain is such a pretty color. Gotta love Marshalls! And I do love Candace Olson too. She's my favorite designer on HGTV!

Tara said...

It turned out great!! (I had to go read your previous posts to see what the before was...) I love what you did with both sides!

Manuela said...

Hi Bella, thanks for stopping by it's nice to meet you too!

It looks really great and I must get to Jo-Ann's. I need a long curtain rod for my french doors. That was a great deal you got!

Manuela

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Bella!
Wow! Your wall looks fabulous!! It is wonderful how you were able to cover it all with pretty curtains and I love the color!! Love it!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I like how you can see the iron work through the curtain--what a neat effect!

~ Sarah

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, yay!! Nice quick inexpensive fix. I really never hated the iron work, I have to admit...and I really like the side that has the curtain peeking out behind it.

Angie said...

You did good girl! Those curtain panels are so pretty! I wish I had a Marshall's where I live. We do have T.J. Maxx and Ross which is kinda similar. I also love that fleur de lis plaque. Great job!

Kacey Randolph said...

Cool! Love Candice Olsen and your inspiration! Good job!

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh Bella, how lovely this turned out! And you get to keep the beauty of the iron work wall without dealing with the uglies from all the cords, brilliant! Those panels are gorgeous, so warm, I love me some warm colors as you know *smiles* You did a beautiful job, you should be very proud of yourself and your new foyer and living room. I can't wait to see your kitchen/dining area when you're done with it. You've been on a whirlwind around your home! Well done you!!!

Ramona said...

You are so good! Great job! I know what you mean about the Halloween goodies...our 11 year old wants me to put out that decor too...after all Target has the Halloween treats out...why not us...but we will delay that for a bit and appreciate the lull~before~the~storm.

I love when you stop by my blog...we are BFFs already...just think of the trouble we could get ourselves into if we went to Marshall's together? One can only imagine!!!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Blissful Nikki said...

WOW! It looks AWESOME! that Candice Olson is a miracle worker, isnt she? You did an awesome job!!

Nicole said...

That looks wonderful. You did a fantastic job. That would be a tough one. The drapes are beautiful, I love how shimmery they are.

Justine said...

Wow Bella, this looks fantastic! It even looks good from the other side. It's like a beautifully colored backdrop for the iron! LOVE IT!

Justine :o )

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Candace is a great role model, isn't she?

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Bella!
WOW! You and Candice ROCK! That is one fabulous makeover!! Candice is one of my favorites, she's so classy with her designs. Good job Bella!
hugs, Sherry

Liz said...

Oh my goodness! I love love love it. I never would have thought of that, but it's the perfect solution!

Susan said...

I love that ironwork wall...where did you find that beauty?

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