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5.30.2012

New Dresser & A Bedroom Update


Last week I decided it was time to change several pieces of furniture in our master bedroom. After almost five years of the furniture being in the same position, I thought it needed a few tweaks here and there just to freshen it up a bit. It all started with this beautiful dresser we found several months ago. After painting it and adding stain to the top it's now one of the main centerpieces in our bedroom. I'm loving the new look!



It has such beautiful details.


Isn't it funny how you can bring one new piece of furniture in a room and then the whole space needs to be rearranged. This happens almost every time to me. My motto in my home is "If you bring one new thing in, then something else needs to go out." It's hard for me not to put everything out at once when I'm accessorizing my home. I've learned to store away some accessories and then rotate items in when I want to use them. Sometimes "less is more."



I've added personal touches throughout the bedroom. It's all the small, personal details that make a room feel special. I added a Hungarian cucumber jar a friend bought for me, a silver vase (that was given to us as a wedding gift) filled with dried hydrangeas, vintage brass keys on a ring, a white bird, faded old books, a mixture of lamps, an antique gold mirror that I found last year, painted-refurbished furniture mixed with our natural wood furniture, an antique screen, sheet music- metal side table, some of my favorite photos, a needlepoint pillow, a distressed mirror, old pottery, silk drapes, and woven baskets for extra storage. 



Our antique radio stand- turned TV console fits perfect on a small wall in the master bedroom.





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5.22.2012

Weekend Finds

I'm so excited about my weekend finds. I found several quality pieces for such great prices. First, I want to share with you this vintage six arm brass chandelier that I found along with two matching sconces, all three were in excellent condition. I bought them to sell at the store because they are not really my style, but they are actually growing on me, the more I look at them. 

If I kept them I'd probably paint them a different color, maybe oil rubbed bronze or I may even try antiquing them a bit so they aren't so brassy. If only I could find a spot for them in our house. I've actually been on the search for a chandelier and haven't come across the right one yet, if I can't find one I just may keep this one instead. 



What do you think, how would you update them?

Next up is a salvaged architectural bracket that has so much character. I'm a sucker for anything architectural, especially with chipping paint and exposed old wood. Whats not to love about salvaged architectural pieces! 



I found these iron letters and a few metal numbers. I'm excited about these because they are sometimes hard to come across.


I found about 8 blue Mason and Ball jars. I also came across two black clocks.  



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5.17.2012

Chicken Wire Cabinet


This chicken wire cabinet is a newly finished piece we just put in the store. When we found it, it was in bad condition and definitely needed an update. It originally had stencils and etched glass. Ugh.

So I decided to paint the inside gray, paint and distress the whole piece, then I added chicken wire to the doors for a simple, shabby look. Now it's ready for displaying, storing, and showing off.  




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5.10.2012

Beach Condo Updates

We went for a long weekend beach trip this past weekend and while we were at our condo I decided to go out picking, thrifting, and shopping which then led to many projects I had to complete on my vacation. I'm not complaining, I love doing quick decorating updates. Our beach condo has been getting furniture and accessory updates slowly over the past year and it still has a little ways to go. I found a carload of finds on my first stop in Foley, AL. I bought an unfinished side table, old shutters, a lot of driftwood, metal planters (that I want to turn into pendant lights), and so much more. Next time we head south I'll be taking a truck, for sure. Here are some of the updates I added this past weekend.





This Shutter Headboard is my favorite addition. It really adds so much charm to the guest bedroom.




I purchased three new bedside lamps and new pillows at Target. I tried to keep everything neutral and relaxing for the bedrooms. 




I needed some inexpensive artwork for the guest room and we already had a few canvases we weren't using anymore, so I just spray painted them white, cut several toilet paper rolls in strips (I know. Sounds weird.) and glued them in a flower shape to create (free) artwork. 


My found driftwood pieces and newly repainted bottles.




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5.04.2012

Distressed Stool & Spindles






These paint updates were simple and only took a few hours to complete. The spindles sold the day after I posted pictures of them on our Facebook page. The sweet lady that bought the four spindles plans to repurpose them into part of a swinging bed her husband is building. I think it's a wonderful idea to make your own version of a swinging porch bed because I've seen them sell for as much as $1,200 at market. Maybe I'll add that project to my ever growing list of things to make. I can't wait to see how the swing bed turns out. 
We are heading to the beach for a long weekend get-away. I'm looking forward to relaxing and soaking up some sun. I hope you have a great weekend! Do you have anything fun planned?

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5.01.2012

Linen Love


Linen slip covered headboards from
Holly Mathis Interiors

Linen Drapes via




DIY Colorful Linen Napkins via

Linen is a beautiful natural fabric that can go with just about anything. It's a timeless and simple fabric that offers a variety of colors and soft textures- along with being comfortable and sophisticated all in one. I think it’s safe to say that linen will always be a classic and elegant fabric used to decorate our homes.

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