Thursday, January 29, 2015

AnitaSperoDesign: A horse of course

AnitaSperoDesign: A horse of course: I love wooden horses a who doesn't. They are full of interest. New and old adding one to a room somehow always feels right. Well th...

A horse of course


I love wooden horses a who doesn't. They are full of interest. New and old adding one to a room somehow always feels right. Well think about it...they fit any decor. They are not decor style specific.
 My favorite horses to reclaim are old wooden horses. Hopefully it comes with dings and pitting. It just adds to the patina and the look.
What makes them a perfect piece to work on is that you can't really mess up. It's sort of an odd shaped canvas. It seems no matter how you paint a horse it comes out looking like that was the way you found it. I've seen lime green horses and they looked great. I let my grandson paint one and it ended up in many colors. It looked awesome. It had that "I found it this way" appeal. Everyone wanted that horse.
So here is my new hint: Add a horse of course. Paint it, put a hat on it........add lettering to the side. Have fun. Make it that trophy piece for your space. Trust me...a horse really can be a horse of many colors and look great.
Anita Spero Design
This horse can be found in my shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Great ideas to add something new to your Christmas decor and tree!

Great ideas to add something new to your Christmas decor and tree!
Anita Spero @https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnitaSperoDesign
1) When company is coming add FRESH FLOWERS to your tree. I like roses. Just go around the tree and add the flowers in clumps. Or add a bouquet of roses around the tree topper.
2) To give your tree a pretty Shabby tattered look, tear up pretty fabric into strips about a foot long. Make tattered bows and set them right on the tree.
3) Buy yards of tule in very light colors...Ivory, white, beige, gray, pink...any color you love. You can weave it through garland, your Christmas tree or add some to the top of your table cloth. It's cheap and adds a soft winter quality to your decor
4) add clear round small terrarium globes to your tree as ornaments. Inside add small LED or battery operated candles with a hint of tinsel and tule fabric. They look like floating bubbles on your tree...
I have many more ideas coming soon.

Friday, November 14, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Great gift and decoration ideas.


 These wings can hang several ways. I do have a pink pair listed also.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnitaSperoDesign






These were featured in  "Style Me Pretty"
Handmade metal heart garland hand cut aged and distressed hearts Christmas, wedding, home decor by anita spero

These are beautiful and can be placed anywhere. I weathered, distressed, and aged each heart individually. They are a mix of colors from the oxidizing process. Hang it on a wall or ceiling. It is the simple little things that make the difference and finish off your room.

*Each garland heart is different. Colors in your garland will vary.
Measures a little over 11 feet long, with extra wire on each side. Hearts are 4" long and 4" wide.


These were featured in Style Me Pretty wedding picnic.:
http://www.smmsblog.com/a-picnic-wedding/