Monday, March 14, 2011

Guest Posting at Primitive and Proper Today and My First Attempt at a Mood Board

Hello my dears, how are you?
Did you catch that lost hour of sleep? It is so wonderful to be lighter later again.
This weekend I un-hung, sanded, painted and re-hung some doors. I really like how they turned out even though 3 out of the seven don't close properly...ooops! :)


Today I will be at Primitive and Proper talking about one of my favorite things: Chocolate!!!
Please come join us and see this wonderful color series that Cassie has graciously asked me to participate in. There are lots of inspirations from some wonderful and talented guests.


Also I have been playing around with mood boards this weekend in an attempt to join Anne at Bird/Like for her bird inspired design board linky party.

Here is the in the inspirational bird from her website,


and here is my mood board inspired by the colors of the Satin Bowerbird.



I was aiming at an eclectic and comfortable bedroom, not sure I achieved that, but it was very fun trying my hand at this! I pulled the greens, blues and yellows from the inspiration bird while using a neutral background.
If you have never done a mood board and do not have the photo editing software, Olioboard was very easy to use and they have LOTS of fun things to use.

Thank you Anne for sharing this with me and thanks for hosting the party!




With all that went on this weekend, my heart just ached for those experiencing all the devastation in Japan. I watched in horror as homes, towns, and lives were just washed away. My thoughts and prayers are with those that are affected by this and I hope that loved ones are rescued and pray that, in time, lives can be mended back together again.
You can find more info here at the American Red Cross.


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45 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the mood board. I think I might need that doona cover, the chest of drawers and the curtain. What a great idea using a bird for inpsiration.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

i love your mood board, especially the yellow cushions, I love it too when day light savings start so that it gets dark later, ,I'm off to primitive and Proper now:)

Rene said...

Michelle, you did a great job! You were genius to pull out some yellow too. Aren't they fun to make? I could get lost for hours. Loved your guest post over at Cassie's, btw.

tinajo said...

I´ve never made a mood board so far, I think I have to try one soon - love this! :-)

Inspire Me Heather said...

Great job, I love the colour combinations and texture!

Jessie said...

I will definitely be trying the whole mood board thing. It will probably drive my husband crazy!;)

Brandi said...

Love this idea Michelle! I love all the accessories you chose. The comforter is really gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i have been drooling over that divet cover for some time now, and seeing it in your pretty mood board makes me want it so much more!
and thank you so much for your beautiful guest post today! so happy to have you!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Very chic board. You did well.

Polly said...

That is really cool Michelle! Looks like fun! Love the ruffled duvet!! I just bought the ruffled waterfall shower curtain from Urban Outfitters! I love all the modern touches you've added too!

My heart aches for Japan. This morning's news was just heartbreaking. Praying.

sharon said...

Hi Michelle, I'm visiting for the first time from Anne's party -- great job with the story board! Love how you picked up on the softer colors to make a feminine, restful room. I agree that the duvet cover is wonderful..a perfect combination with the mirrored tables.

Val said...

Ya know it's funny...I clicked on your page and can't stop singing My Michelle by G n R. I might be singing it all day. Do you know that song? A tad heavy but I'am a child of the 80's ; ) Anywhoooo, You did an amazing job with this. I would not even know how to do this. I love all the yellow touches and the bedding is beyond words!! Happy Monday!

Deborah said...

Good morning sunshine!!
Im finding that the days seem shorter since we turned the clock ahead..lol
Your mood board is amazing!!
Wow, you sure created the colours perfectly here!!! Its so cute!
I cant wait to see your doors hunny..:)
The sadness and devastation of Japans tragedy is almost unbelievable....only God can repair and restore these lives; praying that His love, healing, and comfort will wash over these precious people.
Im off to visit you at Primitive and Proper..did you say "chocolate"?! :)
I'm there!!! lol

Love you dearly..
Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

Privet and Holly said...

I'd say you struck
the right note {get
it....bird song??} with
all of your choices!!
Seriously, great job : )
I'm afraid to even get
started with Olioboard ~
it sounds addictive!!
Happy Monday, Michelle!
xx Suzanne

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Your mood board turned out so wonderfully - I'm impressed (as always). Hope you have a fabulous week - keep smilin'!!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love your moodbaord, Michelle. I did one and then accidently deleted it. I'm SO sad not to be joing in.

Isn't it amazing how different people take different inspiration from the same picture?

Sarahx

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

Just checking in to say hello. I have been wanting to do a mood board. I will get around to it. Seems, even with the longer daylight hours I run out of time. Only thing I miss when the time changes is the light in the early morning. I am a morning person. (rare, I know)

Erin said...

Terrific mood board, love those colors:)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just went and checked out your guest post and it was wonderful!
Thank you so much for telling us a sight that lets you make mood boards. I have wanted to make one for the longest time and couldn't figure out how.
Your mood board looks gorgeous! Sophisticated with some boho chic. That ruffled bedding is 2.die.4!

Anne said...

Michelle sweetie, its wonderful! Thank you SO much for joining my party and giving me such a nice shout out! I love it that you've created a bedroom and that yellow chair is a perfect bright touch with the soft textures and colors.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I had to pop over to Cassie's and check out your chocolate post. I wish I had more rooms in my house. I love the deep brown walls and white curtains! Such a cozy room!

Love your mood board, too, and how you pulled out all the colors from the bird. I can't get enough ruffles so the bedding and shower curtain have my number.

I'm heading over to Anne's to see more.

Happy Monday, my sweet friend! :)

Tonya said...

Love the colors of your mood board!! Very pretty! Today I just realized that I wasn't an official follower of this blog!?! What the?!? Don't worry...I fixed that! So sorry!! I wanted to thank you for visiting me at "Good Times Never Seem Sew Good" yesterday...I think you are my only follower who did...or the only one who left a comment at least!! Love ya girl!! Heading over to "Primitive & Proper" now!!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Very pretty--love the chair!

Comeca Jones said...

Fabulous lady!!!

Robin said...

I like it! I looks great to me - very impressive for a first time try. I think you may have found a new talent!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love the mood board! I'll have to try one!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Your mood board looks great, they're addicting aren't they? I love all of your touches of yellow. I loved Birdlike's link party today, so much fun.

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Who knew a bird could inspire so many beautiful things. I love everything about your mood board!
Barb

At The Picket Fence said...

Gorgeous moodboard my friend! You did an absolutely perfect job bringing your inspiration to life and I love the mirrored nightstands (just saw some in a store and wanted to snatch them up!). And thank you for saying something about the devastation in Japan...my mouth has been hanging open all weekend long watching the footage and just aching for them!
Vanessa

Kelle Dame said...

It's just beautiful!! I would love this room for sure! You did an amazing job pulling all this inspiration out of a bird!!
I am in LOVE with OLIOBOARDS!!! I have been messing around with my own collages in Picasa and this is sooooooooo much easier! Thanks for the introduction! You just saved my life!! How in the world did I not know about this??
Thank you!!!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Kelle
xx

dedeetsyshop said...

I love that color combo! Not too shabby for your first time! :) I have yet to try one of those yet!

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Great job on your mood board! I designed my whole house on some pottery barn pillows, like five years ago! So, I know what ya mean. Thanks for the support and comment love at curlywillowdiy.

koralee said...

Oh how I love your mood board...that bedspread had my heart skipping a beat or two...wowsers! It is stunning...love the pop of yellow. I am sure starting to warm up to that colour.

Thanks for sharing...now off to find out about Chocolate. xoxoxoxo hugs

A Vintage Vine said...

Great mood board....it really did look alot like the birds colors! Now, over to see what you did at Cassie's. You at Cassie's, is like a dream come true for me....two of my favorite bloggers together!!!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love your mood board Michelle. I have never heard of Olioboard. I'll have to check it out...just another thing to keep my at the computer longer :)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Michelle! I am in love with this mood board! I think you captured the bird PERFECTLY.

I want to create a room based off of this now! = )

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You did a fantastic job creating a mood board. I've heard one other blogger talk about Olioboard but I have yet to look try my hand at it. Thanks for the link :D What a fun party too, thank you for pulling me out from the rock I live under. lol

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend, I am on limited time here at work, but what a collection of beautiful embellishments for your world of repose and kindness....soooooo beautiful, and I just wanted to tell you that. Peace and love to you today, Anita

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I've always wanted to create a mood board. You did a fantastic job. I am loving the yellow touches.

Libbie said...

How cool is that!!! Your own mood board! & that bed spread! WOW!!!

I HAVE to sneak over quick & peek at your chocolate post! Thanks for the heads up!!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Love that idea...and I love your blog!! All the best,Chrissy

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Oh my, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed like you and have been absent for too long. I hope things are going better for you and your daughter. Your projects are all looking fantastic, and I can't wait to check out Olioboard. thanks for sharing that!! Hope you're doing well.

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I really like this! I am inspired!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just popping in dearest! MUCH LOVE, Anita

Laura said...

Hi lovely Michelle...So cute pairing the bird with the inspiration board!!
Oh, you are simply fabulous!!
Laura@RicevereconStile

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