Hi everyone! Today I’m showcasing Marie and her fabulous blog, The Interior Frugalista. Marie hails from Alberta, Canada and began blogging in November 2012. I’ll warn you, she’s another Renaissance woman who does it all–just wait and see. But it’s painting, I think, that is her first great love. I suspect that one needs to be careful around her because she’s likely to slap a coat of paint on just about anything, unless it’s moving .
Marie shops at all of the “usual” spots, but somehow she seems to find really great pieces, all the time.
Or this neat inlaid side table from kijiji (Canadian eBay), that she then gave a must-see makeover.
And how about all of this silver plate that she picked up at a thrift store for a song. Marie is a great shopper (and curb-side-scooper, too!).
We already know what Marie does with all of these wonderful vintage and antique finds?
She paints them of course. This exquisite small armoire showcases Marie’s real sense of artistry, as well as her decorating style. Perfect colors, perfect stencil, and perfect stencil placement.
Another example of her painting techniques, this time on a side table she rescued from the curbside.
With a little help from her husband, Marie is not afraid to take on real construction projects. She has several garden and patio DIYs that you will definitely want to check out, especially her raised bed gardens and Adirondack fire bowl. But this DIY water wall is simply amazing. I’ll take two please.
I’m so inspired by this balloon chair makeover, and yes, once again, I’ll take two. The chair was fabulous to begin with, but Marie made it fabulous-er.
Can you believe this bedroom wall has been stenciled? No, that’s really not wall paper! A lot of work went into this project, but boy, the results speak for themselves. Nice job.
Marie is not simply a big project gal, she creates all sorts of goodies that fall into the “crafting” category, projects that those of us who are large-project-averse can try. Like this sweet bunting banner that she hung from the top of a chalk board.
Or this mercury glass project that has the real appearance of antique pieces. These larger, curvier goblets and hurricanes, that don’t have a lot of detail, also mirror (pun intended) the look of the older pieces.
You may be wondering where all of these painted pieces end up. Many of them Marie uses for her personal decorating, others she sells.
The before and after of this bedroom wall gives you an idea of just how trans-formative painting a piece of furniture can be. Add some color to the wall and wow! It’s like a brand new room. Love the new lamp, too.
In February 2014, Marie began co-hosting a very popular DIY link party. It goes live on Saturday evening. Why not think about joining her there this week-end?
Wouldn’t you love to own this beauty for just $60.00? The only caveat–local delivery only. Guess some lovely person in Alberta, Canada is going to be very happy–
The subtle gray on this dining table with the striped upholstery is really lovely for just $350.00, local pick-up also.
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