I love a good kilim rug and I think a lot of you do too. I’ve incorporated these flat-woven rugs (traditionally from the area surrounding Turkey and Kurdistan) into my home in the form of rugs, pillows, textile stools, and table linens.
A couple of weekends, however, I was having a party and needed a pitcher for some lemonade and realized I didn’t have one. I went out the next week to get one to prepare for a summer of parties and entertaining and suddenly realized why I didn’t have one… because they’re all a little boring. Most were glass and had an old kool-aid style shape. I wanted something that was somewhat cool (can a pitcher be cool?) so I kept looking. I finally bought a white ceramic one from Target for $14, but still wasn’t thrilled with it. It sat on my counter for a week, still in the bag. I was going to take it back and go splurge on something from Anthro, when I got the idea to try and save money… and rescue the boring pitcher. I’ll do a little pitcher diy.
I then bought some ceramic paint and got the brilliant idea to paint some sort of Moorish geo pattern on it. After sitting down, paintbrush in hand, I realized that it would be a disaster. I needed something a little less freehand. Something with a pattern. [Read more…]