Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stay tuned for upcoming news in 2010!

Elegant Chaos is very excited to be announcing some new services in 2010 so be sure to stay tuned. This past year has opened many new doors and opportunities and I want to thank my family and friends for their continued support. They always encourage me to pursue my passion for decorating and design.

I look forward to 2010 and wish each of you a Happy New Year.

Peggy Jones
Elegant Chaos

Friday, November 13, 2009

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - Christmas Open House at Seaboard Ace Hardware
802 Semart Drive, Raleigh, NC

Seaboard Ace Hardware has graciously allowed me to display some of my work for the Christmas Open House. I made some Christmas wreaths, a floral arrangement for their refreshment table and a beautiful 5' garland loaded with ornaments, poinsettias, berries, english boxwood and gorgeous ribbons entwined throughout!

Saturday, November 14, 2009 - Christmas Open House at Affordable Chic

I will be making my holiday bows at this Open House from 10AM until 6PM. Stop in at Affordable Chic which is located next to Hidden Valley Animal Hospital on Lynn Road, Raleigh, NC. The store is filled with beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts. Come join the fun and start your holiday shopping!

Friday, December 4, 2009 - First Friday event, downtown Raleigh, NC

Come see my Christmas displays - wreaths, bows, garlands and even an elegant Christmas table setting for two! Event is from 6PM until 9:30PM

Address: 14 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Friday, November 6, 2009

I was in the news!

I work full time for a computer software company in Cary, NC and my office Halloween decorations were featured in a recent article.

Here is a small portion of that article - hope you enjoy it!

Employees love to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few photos of employee decorations. . .

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is almost here! I not only enjoy decorating my home for Halloween but, my office also gets a few scary creatures lurking in through the crevises. This very scary spider has been crawling all over my mirror - EEKES! I bought this really cool webbing at a local Dollar General store and it is the best webbing I've ever bought. You can stretch it and it has a soft angora like material that makes it feel real.

I had a lot of fun draping it from one side of the mirror to the other and positioning the spider in the web to make it look like it was coming after you! BOO! I added a piece of velcro under the eensy weensy spider's leg so it is holding onto a book. Then, the spider is dangling off the side of the bookcase and crawling onto the mirror. EEEW! This makes my skin crawl just looking at it!! Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!

Vintage Furniture Makeover

I am very excited to share with you a project that I've just completed! This cabinet once belonged to my Grandma Mamie. I have always loved this cabinet for some reason ~ hmmm, maybe it was an early sign of my undiscovered love for vintage furniture! I was very thrilled to receive it twenty years ago and it is now approximately 63 years old.

The original color was white and I painted it blue. Recently I had the notion to paint it. I first painted it a robin's egg blue and I really didn't care for that color. So, I repainted it again! I painted it black and gave it a distressed look by highlighting it with dark brown paint. I love how the black and combination of brown make it look distressed.

Then, I knew the top of the cabinet needed something grand and elegant! I found the perfect piece - this beautiful gold ornate piece. When I saw this I knew exactly how it would look. I toned down the bright gold by painting it black, brown and then added a hint of red paint to make it look distressed.

Now, the fun begins! I had fun accessorizing it with lots of vintage and antique pieces. Adding a gorgeous tassel was the perfect embellishment! I just love the way it turned out!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Elegant Chaos is now live on the internet!

I am very excited to announce that Elegant Chaos has officially gone live on the internet tonight, Thursday, October 15, 2009. My dream was to have a website one day and now that dream has become a reality for me. I want to thank my dear friend;
Carol Lasitter for doing a beautiful and outstanding job on my website.

I hope you enjoy it too!


Elegant Chaos - it will be simply elegant!

Peg Jones

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Elegant Interior Decorating

Hello, my name is Peg Jones and I live in North Carolina. I have always loved to decorate and create beautiful and elegant spaces. My specialty is decorating for the Christmas holidays with lots of elegant embellishments. I also have a passion for Floral Design, Table Design and Home/Office Staging and it is always very exciting to me to bring a combination of imagination and visualization together. The possibilities are simply endless!