facelift

Just a tiny little makeover for this here blog. My old blog header was tired and honestly quite plain. I wanted something scrolly, a fancy schmancy font, yet classic and simple at a glance. I am after all a minimalist at heart.

I just didn't have the patience nor the graphic design skills for it.

Enter Bryn and her impeccable artistic eye for details. I called upon her design services to create a header that resembled a classy wedding invite; no frills, no photos, no smattering of vibrant colors. I don't blame her one bit if she secretly thought that was lame and boring. =] So she didn't judge and told me she would love to create a new blog header for me. She was attuned to my needs every step of the way (from my vision to colors to graphics/fonts) which is amazing as she's been insanely busy.

Thanks B! I ADORE it!
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On a different note, I don't need these nor do I have a place for them, but I certainly covet them.
I could just see Mr. FC being all "But where are the doors?"

25 comments:

  1. What Mr. FC should be asking is where are the door knobs to turn once the keys work? To which you could show him the door knobs from urban outfitters that come in various glass colors!

    And yes, I am totally picking these up for our living room. Trying to decide whether to order them now or wait until we are back in the US. Oh, I'll probably order them now....just in case, right?

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  2. LOL, I expect that question to be the 2nd one out of his mouth.

    Ooh, get them now! You never know if some lock & key fanatic will come along to scoop them up (totally not talking about myself here). I'm excited to see your LR vision become reality.

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  3. I love your new blog header!
    As for your little find, I think they're adorable. I wonder if they would be sturdy enough to act as a coat hanger?

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  4. A couple of things (seriously considering breaking them into multiple comments to try to take over the #1 spot on your sidebar).

    1) I love the header, great request. Love the gray. Love that it's minimal.

    2) Love the keys, Mr. FC and Mr. B would get along great just talking about all the random shat that shows up in their houses that they don't understand.

    3) Thinking of the keys brought back that damn ampersand that B still doesn't get. What's to get? It's decor for a bookshelf.

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  5. New blog header is looking good! Always fun to have a redesign. And yes, bryn is fabulous.

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  6. Your new design is lovely.

    jbhat

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  7. I love it! Mine blog is so boring and plain too. I have the design skills to do it myself, i just don't know what I want! Self-promo is really hard!

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  8. LOVE the header, it's just gorg!

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  9. Your new header looks great! Bryn is SO creative :)

    I also LOVE those little keys! I think they'd be really cute in a little girls' room. You could paint a door on the wall and then use one of these instead of a painted doorknob. Such fun!

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  10. Oh, and I have been meaning to tell you that paint color is Olympic Stormy Weather. I do love it!

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  11. Love the new header! Lovely! BUT what about the big MB reveal? You've left us hanging too long!

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  12. Oh, I love the new header- its very pretty and a great makeover for your blog!!

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  13. Love the new header! Bryn is truly talented! Oooh, nice knobs! :) Forget the doors, just glue them to the walls!

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  14. Love the new header! Looks really great. Sometimes it can be really hard to get something frilly to look simple but you totally pulled it off.

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  15. The new header totally fits you - and I love it!

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  16. ooo LOVE the new header! definitely an upgrade. :)

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  17. I LOVE that new blog header. Gorgeous!

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  18. I'm going along with the crowd, and saying that I too love your new blog header. Very simple. and I love the gray. I would consider something like that too, but oh wait, my blog is called "Live a Colorful Life." Seems like a conflict. Mr. LCL didn't even like it when I had a very colorful picture in my header that faded to black and white at the edges. I thought it was very creative, you know, the contrast.... He thought it was stupid.

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  19. Thanks you guys! I love the new look too! Thank goodness for Bryn.

    @ Em: OMG! If Mr. FC & Mr. B ever meet, they'd have endless material to talk about. They'd probably never stop laughing at us.

    @ Carly: Soon, I promise! I've been slacking, bad FC. =[ I keep waiting for the afternoon sun so I can take good pics of the MBR but it's been raining nonstop here! I guess the weather gods don't care about my blog.

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  20. Love the new header! Can't wait to see the MB!

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  21. You are the yin to my frills, photos, and vibrant colors yang.

    I LOVE the header.

    Classic, chic, and beautiful.

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  22. You are such a classy chick. Love the new header, it's very "you."

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xoxo
~Freckles Chick~