Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chairish Style Challenge.

A few weeks ago I was asked by the team at Chairish to participate in a style challenge, creating a style board using some of my favorite vintage pieces from their site.  Chairish is an online marketplace for vintage and used furniture. The site is very easy to use and you can search everything by style, color, location, and price range! I could easily spend hours browsing all of these vintage finds! I had never created a style board for this blog before, but I had so much fun doing this you just might be seeing a few more:)

I quickly began browsing searching for an inspiration piece.  I saw this hand painted silk settee and fell in love.  The perfect focal point for my dream space! I love bright pops of color juxtaposed with white in any space, so I decided to give this space a vintage palm beach look. I have been admiring Gray Malin's photographs for a while now, and when I saw one of his pieces on the Chairish site I new it would complete this room.  Links to all of these vintage pieces are listed below so go check them out and go search for your own! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

revamp with white & gold.

There has been a lot of changes happening in our home these past few months and I'm excited to start sharing some of them! Most of it is just moving some things around, and repainting, but our biggest undertaking has been finishing off the entire upstairs of our home! It has been fun so far, and we are trying to complete it by Thanksgiving:) So we are busy working! Excited to post some in progress pictures soon.

First up on the changes list is this quick dining area update! We bought a really cool table..err..desk from Ikea when we got married and used it as a dining table for the past 4 years.  We loved it, but it was truly a desk size, and was a challenge to eat at when we had guests.  I decided to use some chairs and a table I already had in storage, and move our "desk table" to my office.  Believe it or not, I carried this old table through all of my college apartments, but somewhere along the way the chairs got separated from it:( When going through things I found some really cool almost retro chairs of my grandparents.  I decided to paint the table white to accent all of the details that were lost in the dark wood, and add some gold accents to both the chairs and table.


And I just love this little octopus. My cousin gave him to me as a hostess gift when we threw her a baby shower this summer. He seems to move around my house pretty frequently:)
 I also updated this piece of furniture by spray painting the handles purple. Sometimes simply upgrading the hardware on a piece can save it from paint!
I left the chairs their natural wood too, but painted the paddle shapes gold.  I love the retro feel of them, and these chairs might not always stay with this table, but for now it works!
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Paint Love// Collaborative Mural Project

I am so excited to be a part of Paint Love.  Paint Love's mission is" connecting artists and nonprofits for a positive impact on youth."  They help connect artists with organizations throughout metro Atlanta. Julie McKevitt, founder of Paint Love, is a dear friend of mine and a very talented artist.  She works hard to seek out and organize some amazing opportunities for artists to get involved in their community!

 Last month I worked with Paint Love to create a unique art experience for the students at Norton Park Elementary School.
We worked with 3rd and 4th graders as well as their awesome art teacher, Sabrina Barilone to create a collaborative mural using photographs of their school!You can also check out Paint Love's blog post about the project here
Before going to the school, I put together a few different photos of the school that Julie(founder of Paint Love) captured for us. In Photoshop, I layered some effects and colors to make the image fun for the students to paint!  We printed the image, and cut it up into a grid, giving each student a small section of the picture to enlarge on their canvas!

During our time there, we taught the students about the work of Andy Warhol, how to work from a grid, and mix paint!We had less than 2 hours with the group, so we were working fast!

Then it was time for the installation!
Woohoo! Some color for all of that space!!
Thrilled I had this amazing opportunity to get involved! If you are an artist interested in being a part of this organization, contact them!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

art actually on instagram.

Follow me over here  @morgancorbett on instagram to see my latest projects, home decor, things happening in the art room, and photo sessions from !

We repainted our yellow floors last week and I am excited to share the new look with you soon!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Glacier adventures.

A few weeks ago, Shane and I traveled to Glacier National Park in Montana. It has been on our list for a while, and oh my, was it amazing.
We flew into Denver, CO rented a little Volkswagen to cruise around in, and traveled for quite a while to get there!   Montana is a HUGE state in case you haven't noticed.  For most of the drive we were not sure if we would ever see another town, gas station, or human being!  Glacier totally redeemed itself once we got there though!

Here were some of our sights on the way.... 
Prairie dogs... and lots of them.
fields of canola...
and sheep!

We finally made it!


Being late June in Glacier, there were several impassable trails due to avalanches, and a lot of melting!Iceberg trail(what we were most excited about hiking)was closed, so we found an alternative close by.And if I only had more photos to capture what happened next.  We knew we were in 'bear country' and would probably come across a grizzly bear, but we were really hoping to only see one from the car:) 200 ft into this trail, we stumbled upon this fellow, not walking away...but staring us down from 8 feet away! We stayed calm (or Shane did) and we slowly backed away.  The bear started walking towards us still staring. Then, he just turned around and started walking down the trail and into the woods. Standing there shaking, we waited until he was far enough out of sight and continued on! SO.. the photos below are of the bear walking AWAY, and when I felt safe enough to take a picture:) I've never hiked so cautiously after this!


rather windy...

I was always asking Shane to help me swap lenses on my camera and hold them while I grabbed a photo:)
 And... the mountain goats.  I was most looking forward to seeing these animals! This rocky cliff is called the Goat Lick.  Mountain goats and their young travel miles to come here and lick the mineral deposits off of the rocks. It's wild!



 On our way home from Glacier, we decided to go back through The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.  We took a trip here during the fall a few years ago that we LOVED. See our pics from that trip here.

 Taggart Lake Trail in Grand Teton is one of our favorites, so we hiked it again!


We watched the sunset on the Tetons, stayed in Jackson,WY for the evening and drove the rest of the way back to Denver.  We had so much fun on these adventures and celebrated 4 years of marriage while we were there!