Adding in colour. & being Thankful.

A little more work. & being Thankful.

I love long weekends. It’s enough time to be lazy and productive.
Feeling thankful for this extra time to work on my art—and clean the house (I even clean and organized my kitchen cupboards), spending lazy time napping on the couch, baking, family, reacquainting myself to tea time, cuddling with my dogs, appreciating fall colours, my handsome man (who drew and painted too for the first time in a long time!). 🙂

At home with art.

Paintings have a way of making a house feel “home-y.” Art can be a starting point for colour in your home, or a way to tie it all together.

All images are what is currently for sale at Modern Country Interiors in Saskatoon, SK.

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There, and There.

Two new paintings added at Modern Country Interiors Saskatoon on 808 Broadway Ave
“There”, “and There.”
Come check them out! The Saskatoon Fringe is on until August 10th as well!

"And There", 2013, Amy Barrett 16"X16", Oil on canvas, Framed
“And There”, 2013, Amy Barrett 16″X16″, Oil on canvas, Framed
"There,  2013, Amy Barrett 16"X16", Oil on canvas, Framed
“There, 2013, Amy Barrett 16″X16”, Oil on canvas, Framed

do-it-yourself headboard

I wanted to paint and make over our bedroom for a very long time:
the paint colour was boring beige, the curtains were too long, the bedding pattern was driving me crazy, the bed was on wheels–so every time you go into bed it would roll a foot from the wall, and the the lamps were cheap and falling down all the time…
it was time for grown up bedding, grown up lamps, a real headboard, and a fresh coat of paint.

I had the house to myself this weekend, so I thought, why not try to do it all myself in a weekend, spoiler alert… I did it, well sort of, with a little help from my old man.

Before:

The process:

The results:
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Spray painted the knobs too!
Spray painted the knobs too!

yep, that's my heart on the wall.
yep, that’s my heart on the wall.

yellow bird + blue bird=love
spray painted these frames too!
burlap & fresh flowers.
burlap & fresh flowers.
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I really enjoyed doing this…but now it’s time to go to bed.