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creative lives

The studio-bunkhouse is still underway … slower process than we’d like – oh well … it will when it does.

Design
The Studio,Workshop,Bunkhouse,Ballroom with Kitchen and Bath

It’s bigger than I imagined.

Studio-Workshop-Bunkhouse

The studio and man cave are dried in and now the floors, walls, window coverings and lighting need to be finalized.

The kitchen and bathroom are ready for final design decisions like walls, floors, countertops, cupboards, appliances, lighting, tile, sinks, faucets, shower, window coverings … $$$$$ …. this is the part where you have to dig in to find the very best for less with no regrets. It will be done … under budget or bust.

Kitchen-Bathroom Design

In closing … one thing always holds true with Roberto … go big or go home. This time he designed a multi-use space where a crowd can take a nap or have a hoedown.

Brilliant … hope they bring snacks.

Ballroom Bunkhouse

virtual assistance

If You Can’t Hide It, Decorate It

Unpacking continues and with it comes the decision to fix the injured mosaic pieces or toss them in the trash and not look back.   If only. ;-|

Have been meaning to rescue this damaged mosaic tile mirror multiple times and I’m really glad I did. Not to shabby.

Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
BEFORE

Black and white tile makes me happy. Flowers too.

Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
AFTER

 

 

Box O’Shard Art

Started listing one-of-a-kind pieces of shard art from the brick & mortar days. Beautiful shape and lovely to gaze at. Click images for listings so far.

Mosaic Tile Mirror Prince Charming
Prince Charming 2002

Prince Charming -A gently loved shard art picture frame called “Prince Charming” at the time but the photo can be switched out. Created with Old Willow china shards, blue and white ceramic tile, vintage dwarf figurines, vintage white plastic horse, glass gems, an A and B with a couple of glass red hearts. Measures approximately 12″inches x 10 1/2″ inches x 2″inches and weighs in around 6 pounds. Hangers attached for immediate display. Beautiful vintage shape.

There’s a Pretty, Pretty Princess companion shard art picture frame too! Listing it after a few minor repairs.

Pink Shard Art Pretty, Pretty Princess
Pink Shard Art Pretty, Pretty Princess 2002 – Listing soon.

Old Willow China Mirror
Old Willow 2002

“Old Willow” is a gently loved shard art mirror using Old Willow China, blue ceramic tile and a bluish green glass tile border. Mirror is glued in place and the peace measures approximately 10″inches x 10″ inches x 3/4″inches. Since photos were taken the back has been painted silver and a Sawtooth hanger has been attached for immediate display. Wonderful vintage shape. Fun peace.

Shard Art Mosaic Tile Picture Frame
P is for Perfect 2003

“P is for Perfect”  is a shard art picture frame created with a lovely floral vintage china, glass gems, the word JOY spelled out with typewriter keys, a glass heart and a penny border. The photo can be easily replaced with another photo or a small mirror of your choice. Picture frame can stand or hang and measures approx 8″inches x 81/2″inches x 2 1/2″inches standing. Saw-tooth hanger attached. Gently loved vintage condition. Wonderful peace.

Shard Art Bowl
Lucky Frog 2002

“Lucky Frog” a vintage turquoise square wood bowl with  floral vintage china shards and a lucky frog. Has been in storage, is in lovely vintage shape and the little frog has a twinkle in his eye … one eye more than the other but so cute. Great for keys, jewelry and mail. Measures approx 11″inches x 11″inches x 2″inches.

Blue Bird
Whew! Have a nice day!