Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

"Summer of Color Submission"

Here are before and after pictures of my submission to the summer of color 'blue week!!'  I luv doing this - Kristin you are an amazing girl, so proud of you.  This is painted white,
and upholstered in a blue dotted velour fabric.  I had the fabric left over from my grandaughters nursery her mom and I did 5 years ago 'really already!!' - So that, combined with my $2 chair -  now sits at my dressing table.  Pretty Coolio!!!  Lori

Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Summer of Color'

Hi all,
I am very excited to join this blog event.  Very proud of my own daughter, Kristin.  I will be doing a chair in blue and white.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's project.  xo Lori

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Latest News

This is a vintage table and 5 chairs 'a find to be sure'!  Now take a look below of what it looks like.  I did the set in a Scandinavian theme with stenciling on front side of chairs.  It is a great set. 

Here ya go!! It is recovered in a soft linen damask.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Old furniture Redeux


This is a wonderful way to 'redeux' your boring used goodies around your home!  You can make anything exciting again with a little imagination and good ol' paint!!    xoxo  Lori

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Golden Leaf over Gold Plaster

Here is a Golden Treat to feast your eyes on!  This was done in a beautiful home in Las Vegas.  She loved the walls so much, she had me do the niches, as well as the sconces to match.  It turned out to be a gorgeous effect!!  I hope you all like it.
Lori oxox

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Day Winner of OWOH!!

Hello everyone! I would so much like to let you all know how much I appreciate your participation in our fabulous One World One Heart event. 
My giveaway was won by Random Calculator and the winner is .........Debbie @ CraftyMoose........she was #125 out of 227.  Thank you all for taking part!!

I would like to personally thank Lisa  for all her hard work, with a special note to my wonderful daughter Kristin for getting me started
on this new adventure in my life. She, and all of you, helped me make new friends thoughout the world and I am eternally grateful. Kristin had a great birthday yesterday and recieved great giveaways that she was so excited about. A personal thank you all that made her birthday even more special.

I so hope to visit those who I couldn't get back to soon, we all know we were so limited on time during the event, and wish to contact those who became my new followers, and I promise wonderful new things to tickle your fancy even further!!  I found special places I now follow and visit frequently.

Thank you, thank you with all my heart - much happiness and great good will to you all.  

With love,    fondly   Lori Heald

Friday, February 11, 2011

How About Some Rasberry for your Walls!!!

A beautiful rasberry red wall in highly textured venetian plaster.  It was such a high gloss the light from camera flashed back from it.  What a gorgeous color it is!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

One World One Heart

I am so excited to be participating in One World One Heart this year. I'm rather new to Blog Land and as such, welcome the opportunity to meet fellow bloggers and make new connections. After all, isn't that what this international party is all about? 

A little about me: I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother (tell me she isn't the cutest kid you've ever seen? No bias here) who enjoys decorative and dimensional painting, sewing and interior design. I veer towards the French esthetic and am not afraid to play with new techniques and bold color. Here you will find my adventures in design - I hope you'll join me for the ride . . . 

Now, about the goodies: I'm offering a selection of 5 designer fabrics, each of which are approximately one yard. These five yards of fabric will be given to one winner who will be selected by random at the conclusion of the event. 

One winner will receive all 5 designer fabrics
Detail of black & cream Toile fabric
Detail of golden Paisley fabric
Detail of Raw Silk fabric

To participate, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight PST on February the 17th (my Daughter's birthday). The winner will be announced here the next day. 

I do look forward to meeting you and learning more about blogging in the process. I know it will be an adventure. Thank you for joining me . . .

Lori xo

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Australian Wysteria

This is a stenciled wall in my own home. The base paint color is called 'Parisian Nights'; the Wysteria is done in light tones of green & black.  The wysteria does wrap the wall into the kitchen.  The mirrored screen is behind 'Lucy' my fabulous column.  I named her 'Lucy'   'cause I had to 'splain to my husband, after the fact, we had a new member of the household, Lol!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Venetian Plaster

An exquisite 14 ft high venetian plastered  fireplace done in taupes, grays with a touch of rust! 

Asian Clouds

A very popular Asian themed wall. Done with acrylic paints, gel stain and drawing just for fun!

Monday, January 17, 2011

17th Century Kano Screen

I hope you enjoy this painting, it is one of my very favorites, especially since it was my very first in this medium; Venetian plaster with gold leaf background. The Crane is done in chalk and acrylics and was exhibited during an art show last fall!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Welcome to my very first post on my new blog. 
My wonderful daughter who has had her own blog for over a year now, encouraged me to get started. She put my blog together (she is so talented). 
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking a look, making a comment as well as the hope for a mutual friendship.
This is an example of what I did in my own home.