Google+ Nine Red: July 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Paper Parasols

I've always thought paper parasols were really cool, and when I finally found some plain ones - my mind started spinning on what to do with them.  For now I'm starting with tissue paper, and experimenting between bleeding and non-bleeding papers, but I have a lot of ideas written down so there will be more to come. What would you do with a plain paper parasol? I love ideas!
Soon I want to make a few of these into lights. I had a parasol once that I turned into a hanging lamp, I cut the handle off almost all the way, and put a small hook in the stem.  It would hang over a standard hallway ugly light and cast a nice glow down, instead of that terrible bare bulb.

I can create custom parasols if interested, just message me. The rest will be available in the shop. I've seen a lot of awesome parasols done for peoples weddings, some with monograms across them. I haven't tried that, but maybe someday.  Don't forget we are on facebook now, click the button on the right!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Projects!

Here is a few things we are starting on - if you would like to reserve anything, let me know, and you can choose the colors - etc.

We are also now on Facebook under "Nine Red" or you can click here to become a fan!  For you twitter lovers, we are there too under NineRedDecor. Nine Red was taken! Oh well. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Honeybee Telephone Table

Remember this table? You can see the original post here. Well it's finally done! I went with Marigold yellow for the entire table, but opted for a chalkboard top and black knobs. It reminds me of a honeybee, but I stopped myself before putting accent stripes here and there. Maybe I will still do it.... we'll see!  The table is done and for sale, best of all, it packs flat!  

On the vintage front, here is an interesting wooden plaque (or tray?) with hand painted butterflies on it. I feel it's a wall plaque, but I guess it could also be a trivet or a simple serving tray. I guess it's up to the owner!  Thanks for checking out Nine Red blog, have a great one!

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Super Seventies Chandelier Makeover

Here it is! The super seventies chandelier is done. This was a chandelier that was going to be thrown away during a home remodel. I had a few ideas, and eventually went with paying homage to it's 1970's roots by redoing it in retro fabric and colors.  It lights up really nicely.  I yet again forgot to take a before picture, but I have a picture of it in pieces before hand. You can really see the improvement! For sale here.
On a vintage note, Ross and I came across this really pretty serving tray and thought it would be a great addition to the shop. Click here to see it in the shop.

Have a wonderful week, the weather is great!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shells and Cheese

Hello! Hope everyone had a graet 4th of July weekend. Here's an update on what I've been up to lately. I found these book ends in a thrift store and it looked like someone just left them in their garage for years. Tarnished and it looked like a child with a sharpie attacked them.  I wish I took a picture,oh well.  I had the idea that they would look great in a really high gloss solid color, for a retro-modern look. After debating about the colors for a week or so, I decided to just go for golden yellow.  I love this color! After it dried it immediately reminded me of that nuclear velveeta ooze on those shells and cheese - I can't help but love that stuff!  So these are up for sale in the shop.

In other news, I recently got my hands on this really great 1970's console stereo (thank you sarah!).  I can't wait to get my hands on it. It needs new curtains, but the stereo itself works, the speakers and great (with amazing bass!) and it has auxilary ports to hook up an ipod or mp3 player.  We had a phone hooked up to it streaming Pandora, when a phone call came in, and we actually took the call on the stereo! Pretty funny. I think I found my new love, console stereos....
A long time ago I did a few chandelier make overs, and I really liked that. Here is the teal "candle"-lier I did. I'm onto another one.  Again, I thought I took an assembled picture of it before hand, but I can't find it. So here are it's parts, just so I can show you the progress!
So, I hope I can explain this, the wooden pieces connect to that metal center. The metal center has the lights on it, and the 6 wooden pieces that attach hold 6 semi circular glass panels with a brownish tint. I'm going completely 70's with the chandelier.  While working on that one, Sarah sent me a few more chandeliers that were being tossed out, so I went and grabbed them. I'll have updates on it soon to show you more, but think 1980's octagonal & rectangular lamps... we've GOT to find a way to bring these "beauties" into our modern decor. Any ideas?  Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!

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