Hooked on Monkey Hooks

Do you have trouble hanging pictures?  Are you not handy with a hammer? You may have already been using these little gadgets but if you haven't, let me introduce Monkey Hooks to you.  They can be found at any home improvement store.
I use these when I'm doing my installs to hang pictures and all sorts of things. 
They are EASY to use and come in different sizes for different weights. 
Watch this Youtube video to see how they work! 
Just wanted to let you in on a designer secret!  Go hang some pictures!
Visit my website at DecRenew Interiors to see my design portfolio.

Estate Sale Transformations

I love to estate sale! If I could, I would do it all day long.  It is so much fun to search for treasures and unique items.
I was at one this past weekend and found a couple paintings that were done by a lady that had just passed away.  However, her husband was there and told me that his wife LOVED to paint and had amazing talent.  She especially enjoyed painting houses like the one above. 
I was so excited to purchase both of the above paintings from him and promised I'd find a good home for them.
The floral painting was framed already but I am going to paint the frame to give it an updated look.  I know what color I'd like to paint it but wanted to get your thoughts?  Please comment below with your suggestions!
The Spanish house painting will get a new frame, something rustic like above.
My next project is to redo this beauty that I found at another estate sale.  I loved the curves and their spanish flair but want to change the color and upholstery (even though the existing upholstery is horse hair).
It has 2 side chairs to match!
Don't be afraid to Estate Sale, it is a great place to find incredible deals and gorgeous, unique pieces.  Just wait til you see the transformation of all these items :)  I'm so excited.
Visit my website DecRenew Interiors to see my Design Portfolio.

Shop Online at DecRenew Interiors

As some of you know, I've been working on getting an Online Store ready.  I'm happy to say that it is up and ready to go today!
You can shop for a variety of things for your home.  Everything from lamps, rugs, artwork, accessories, furniture, mirrors, etc.
I often get asked, "where do you shop?" and knew that it was a need for some of my clients that want to do shopping for themselves.  I can point you to items in my store and inspire you during our "Walk Thru" consultation and you can then shop away! 
Anyone can shop at my store and purchase directly online.
Make sure you check out "Ruthie's Picks" to see the items I LOVE and also see My Style!  I will have weekly clearance items and New Arrivals often!
Visit my website DecRenew Interiors to see my Design Portfolio. 
 I'm known for creating luxurious, relaxed interiors on a budget!

Rugs as Headboards...Do you like?

I love the idea of a rug headboard.  Especially one as unique as this one above.
Just look at the colorful options that are available!  An Ethnic market is the perfect place to go for this kind of thing. 
Black painted inset as the backdrop and then the rug layered on top, hung on a rod.  How gorgeous is that.  I'd love to see a zebra rug done like this.  Not as crazy about the bedding, but love the headboard layering concept with a rug.
Great color combinations with the gray bedding and side tables
Black and red always make a huge statement.
2 runners hung together.  Very cool!
Custom made into a frame.  Don't like these two fabrics together but you get the concept.
Rug cut to the size you need.
Fun thing about using rugs is you can hang them vertically or horizontally depending on what size bed you are using.  The above is a nice "girly" touch.
If you hate your current headboard, this is a great way to cover it up and add some character and a colorful pop.
Why not create your own canvas rug headboard and write whatever you want on it.  You could even us a sheet for this and start it before you write your wording.
This isn't a rug but a painted canvas.  Very original idea and would be great for the artist!
A lot of texture is cool too. 
Why not make a large rug into a canopy bed.
Simply unique.
Again, the layered look.
Any rug or blanket can be made into a headboard professionally too.  A blanket may be less expensive than fabric by the yard.
Here are some of my favorite rugs that I'd like to see as behind a bed.
Wouldn't this be stunning?
Be still my heart!  This is an incredible rug filled with all my favorite colors.
(World Market)
So colorful.
(World Market)
Cute for girl headboards.
(World Market)
Hope this inspired you to be on the lookout for great rugs. The creative options are endless.
Ruthie's Tip:  Hang these rugs from nice drapery rods so they look tailored and finished.  Tacking them to the wall doesn't look classy and can cheapen the look.  The rods make it have a designer look.
This year, think outside the box with your home decor and keep following me on
Facebook, Pinterest and here on my blog for lots of inspiration and ideas to jumpstart you into doing wonderful things in your home. No more procrastination...YOU can do this and it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg, I promise.
 Visit my website DecRenew Interiors to see my Design Portfolio.