Abstract Silhouette Of Her Majesty The Queen

Hey Poodles!

I have been working on this painting for a while and this morning I decided to buckle down and get er done. Actually, my friend Luc forced me to paint today. He’s great. Here is the Freshly completed 30″X40″ abstract/silhouette of The Queen. Not only is she FINALLY done, but she’s FOR SALE! To the Highest bidder!
If any one is interested Let a brother know! My e-mail is innisbrian@gmail.com. Subject: Queen Painting!
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She would look pretty slammin in your living room? office? bedroom?

xoxo
be back soon,
The dukes signiture

Still Chalkboard Obsessed!

YO,

Chalkboard is obvi nothing new these days. If you follow any interior design trends or even do a light browse on Tumblr these days, you know that chalkboard paint is EVERYTHING. I LOVE it a little too much! It’s my dream to have a little country kitchen with a chalkboard wall. It will happen, however, until then I will kick it apartment style and chalkboard what I can. I thought I would show you what I have done in my own little apartment here in Frenchland…CHECK IT.

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This old dresser has been in my boyfriend Daniels family for quite some time. When we received it, I believe it was baby pink. We refinished it, painted it white, and we have used it in our bedrooms for years! This year we refinished it yet again in chalkboard paint and then added some new handles. It really goes to show that with a little effort you can recycle things you already have. Also, right now the dresser is being used as a little bar in our kitchen area. Get creative and move stuff around. Just because it’s a dresser doesn’t mean it has to be for clothes. Just because it’s a bookcase doesn’t mean you can’t use it for your clothes or shoes in your bedroom. Moral of the story; Breath new life into things you once thought were shit.

See you soon!
The dukes signiture

Working with what you got!

Well Bonjour,

Today we are talking about artwork. Artwork is a very strange thing when decorating your home. One, because people like to pick art that’s a mass production MESS, and two because it’s so easy to have GOOD artwork on your walls with very little effort. Just use things that you ALREADY posses. DAS RIGHT LADIES, LISTEN UP. I am going to share a perfect example of working with what you got.
The area above our coffe/bar station in our kitchen was looking pretty plain jane. We needed to fill the wall up with happiness and something appropriate for the space. Lord knows im on a STRICT budget so I needed something CHEAP, but pretty, and hopefully kinda special. I remembered Daniel had an old 1960’s Betty Crocker cook book, with AMAZING illustrations in it, just sitting around for a long time. We always liked to take it out to look and laugh at the great pictures and recipes inside. Some of the titles are PRETTY AMAZING and super outdated. It got me thinking about how much we enjoyed the cook book but it was always stowed away in a cupboard. Daniel and I decided to choose 12 of our favourite pictures and frame them with simple, white frames from the dollar store. We hung them in 3 rows of 4 and I think it looks absolutely amazing. The cost was under $15.00 and now we can appreciate them everyday when we make our morning lattes! Check it out!
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Until next time!
The dukes signiture

New Rug Time!

Kiddies,
As vaguely promised yesterday, here is what our two new 5X7 rugs look like! $44.00 from urban Outfitters. They were such a great deal We LITERALLY thought they were priced wrong. We snatched them up RUL FAST. Check it.
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until next time!
The dukes signiture

The Power of Paint!

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Whats up doodles and noodles!

It’s yo boy Bri, coming at you LIVE from Montreal Canada. Todays blog post is to show you THE POWER OF MOTHA FUCKIN PAINT BICTHES! I am SUCH a HUGE believer in slapping a coat of fresh paint on ANYTHING to spruce it up or give er’ a new look. Before (as you can see) our floors were pretty nasty, but after the wave of a highly toxic floor paint wand they are given new life. I also found the cutest rugs at Urban Outfitters the other day and will show you them, liiike maybe tomorrow…maybe. Anywhoodle enough with the chit chat, here is the before and after!

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BAM!

See you soon!
The dukes signiture

Its Been a long while eh!?

Hello to all my Noodles and Poodles,

It has been such a long time since I last updates this blog of mine! There has beens so much change in the last few months, and it is WAY to overwhelming to share it with you…at least for now. I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually little by little. To some it all up? I moved from Toronto to Montreal! New apartment and lots of decorating to be done! In the next few days I will update you guys n’ gals with what my place is looking like so far. For now I will just show you what I bought today. Its super riveting and revolutionary.
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Basically just handy wire baskets and cute red and white paper straws…LOL. Deal with it biznatches.

Love you!
The dukes signiture

Merry & Bright

Wieners,

I LOVE Pinterest; you should probably follow me. I spend hours upon hours pinning, pinning, PINNING! But here’s the thing, I appreciate the pins yet never actually use them as inspiration in the practical sense. So, I’m making changes and started small by duplicating this beauteous holiday chalk drawing.

Love you doodles and poodles,

The Bedroom Project: Finished Wall

Kids!

I finally finished this BITCH. It took so long for me to get motivated and just buckle down  and stick 250 more holes in my wall. Anywhoodle, here she is! SHES A BEAUT CLARKE! I pulled a 14 year old girl move and boosted the colour on this photo. Deal with it. Next on my SLOW moving bedroom project is painting some night tables WHITE. Then I think it is time Daniel and I got a REAL bed. Yes folks, we are still sleeping on a mattress on the floor. I got my eye on a real show stopper at IKEA. I am just waiting for it to come into stock. I can’t wait to not have to crawl up off the floor in the morning LOL.

Later days fart weasels,