I was thinking the other day of what I should call my decorating style. I couldn’t put my finger on it. I’m a little bit traditional, a tad contemporary, leaning on the glam side. I thought what word describes that? So, I started putting the words together in different combinations. Contraglam? No, sounds too drug-lordish. Ummm, tradional-glamporary..no, too wordy. And, then I came up with…
“Traglamporary!” (/truh/-/glamp/-/or/-/air/-/ee/) How’s that? Yes. Has a nice ring to it.
So, when I started decorating the shelves in the new guest room, I actually pulled out my inner-bohemian, which is not usually on my radar. It is so popular in California right now, along with the mid-century modern look.
After I started putting the shelf together, I asked myself, am I changing my look? I thought and thought about it and realized the shelves still had a lot of glam to them, too. So, I didn’t venture too off the beaten path that I walk…
I needed something on the shelf to go with the rest of the items on the shelf (post coming soon). I found this round piece of wood at Home Depot for about $6 in the lumber department.
I taped designs on it, and then applied Ebony 2718 stain with a cloth to it, letting it dry each time. I applied 6 times. I then painted 2 layers of polyurethane.
I am still on the fence whether to add some gold handles to the sides. But, after placing this on the shelf, I was pleasantly surprised how well it looked with everything else. So, for now, I am keeping it as is….
(This would definitely make a great cheese tray, too!)
P.S. Some of you were asking how to get Quip from yesterday’s post. Duh, I didn’t include a link for some reason.
Here you can get a limited edition yellow brush, where proceeds go to clean water in under-priviledged countries.
Here you can try Quip for free!
Here is where I ordered our brushes!