2.21.2013

China Cabinet Makeover

We found this french provincial china cabinet several weeks ago at an estate sale. It had such great curves that we just could not pass it up. After cleaning it up a bit and several coats of paint later- it finally looks like a totally new piece of furniture.  


We instantly updated it by painting and covering the gold paper inside. We also scraped the gold decals off of the glass panes for a more clean-lined look. This dated china cabinet has come a long way since we first bought it, now it's just waiting for a new home. 


Just look at all of the beautiful details! This china cabinet is oh so charming!



If I owned this cabinet, I would use it for a book shelf and to display a small collection of vintage finds.




2.17.2013

Spring Mantel

Now that Valentine's Day is over that means Spring is just around the corner. I'm really looking forward to warmer weather! Today I want to share with you our Spring Mantel that I put together for the store. 


It has a mix of nature- inspired elements including branches and moss, neutral colors from the canvas books, concrete and terracotta pots with fresh greenery, a framed bird print, and a little red bird. 


I adore this mantel because it has so many special details and the mirror really adds a lot of character to this revamped mantel.


To make this fun- shaped object, I simply folded the pages of a vintage paperback book. 


I added buttons, twine and numbered tags to the canvas wrapped book bundles.


This aged terracotta pot was a freebie at a recent estate sale. Can't beat that!


I like to play around and mix different textures and materials with old and new pieces to create vignettes around the store. This Spring Mantel has all of those elements combined.


2.02.2013

Butterfly and Bird Art


I know it's only February but I already have spring fever. I'm always thinking in advance for the seasons ahead so I can decorate the store. 


If you remember I made a Spring Moss Wreath last month for the store. Today I'm sharing another fun project using moss.


I simply used sheet moss and a foam core board cut to fit inside the frame and then I attached the sheet moss with spray adhesive. For a collected, natural looking piece of artwork I added butterflies, birds, and nests to the moss. 


It's no secret that I'm pretty much obsessed with anything nature- inspired, so I try to incorporate nature into my displays as much as I can.



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