Friday, July 27, 2012

Nautical Inspired Fabrics




Here are my new nautical inspired navy, white and grey fabric 
patterns available at Spoonflower.





 



 































Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chevron Pillow Cover Giveaway


Want a chance to win one of my multi-color chevron pillow covers?
Hop on over to the lovely and talented Jennifer Rizzo’s  blog for a chance to win.

Jennifer Rizzo
She’ll pick the winner on Friday, good luck!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Coastal Inspired Bookshelves



My mom had a 3 piece wood bookcase, it was nice but it was too dark and had a fake reddish cherry wood tone, which I didn’t like at all.  Oh how I love to change a piece of furniture with paint.

After 

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First to make it easier I removed the backing, which turned out easier than I thought and it made painting so much easier because I could reach to other side as well as paint the back a lovely shade of grey.
It reattached just as easily as it was removed.
I distressed all of the white paint including the shelves, then applied furniture paste wax for protection.

Before

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She really didn’t have any coastal inspired décor, so it was fun finding stuff at estate sales and scouring thorough beachy type stores at the beach. I also ended up making or re-purposing some of the décor.
I love how her room is turning out.
On a future post I will share a really cool oyster chandelier I made for her dining room.
Now onto some of the décor items.


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I found the vintage shell painting at a garage sale for $2.00, It was nice but a little bright so I antiqued it with a thinned down brown paint to age it even more.
I glued the sea  fan to a vintage candle holder that I painted a bluish grey. We also found a ton of great drift wood pieces at the beach last week.


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I love this birdcage that I also found at a garage sale, and for only $15.00.


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This weathered looking sign I made out of a piece of scrap plywood.


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Two of my fish prints framed in vintage oak frames.



I think the new bookshelves look great in her living room.

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