2.27.2014

Mirrored Doors


We found these rare, antique doors from Australia on a recent buying trip. They have such amazing, chippy original mustard and light gray paint that can't be duplicated. 


We took the glass panels out and replaced them with mirrors cut to size for the doors.


They casually lean against the wall in our master bedroom behind our antique dresser. I love the way they reflect light so beautifully. They make such a grand statement since they are so tall.



I'm a sucker for salvaged architectural pieces and I have decorated with several of these mirrored doors in our new house. We even used antique doors with mirrors in one of our bedrooms downstairs as closet doors.


I hope you have a great day!


2.23.2014

Drop Cloth Bench Makeover

First of all, I want to thank y'all so much for all the sweet comments and love from our Master Bedroom Reveal last week! There were several comments about our bench at the foot of the bed. So today I wanted to share with you what the bench looked like before it made it into our bedroom. 


 Here's the before shot of the antique bench with dark wood and dated burgundy velvet fabric. We actually found this at a thrift store years ago. It was a great score for sure!


I had it reupholstered in a neutral drop cloth fabric and painted the dark wood white for a more contemporary look. 


I love all of the little details and how well it looks at the end of our bed. 

2.19.2014

Master Bedroom Reveal

Today I'm excited to share with you our master bedroom reveal.


We moved into our new house eight months ago and our master bedroom has been a work in progress. I took my time decorating this room and I tried finding the right amount of old and new pieces for this space. We've had our bed and nightstands for seven years and decided to keep them for the new house. I mixed antique finds and refurbished furniture for a more casual feel. I used the same calm and neutral colors like the rest of our home.


Here's more of a detailed post about our mirrored doors and the drop cloth bench.  


One of the things that I love most about this room is the twelve foot ceiling and the openness it creates.


There are a few DIY projects scattered throughout the room. Last week I shared my DIY Abstract Painting, found hereI love the pop of color it adds to this corner.


Another thing I'm obsessed with is my cowhide rug. I moved it several times around the house and it finally looked perfect here; at the foot of the bed.


We recently bought new white bedding and mixed it with pillows we already had.  


I added a few natural elements and antique finds throughout our bedroom for a more collected look.


Our master suite is located right off the living room.


For more details on this birds nest art above the desk, click here


I'm really happy with how everything turned out! It's so relaxing to come home to at the end of a long day. 



2.14.2014

DIY Abstract Painting


It all started when I saw these interesting paintings at a vintage market. 


I knew I could create something similar in color on my own. I have painted many pieces of furniture and tons of small items over the years, but I have never attempted an abstract painting. 

Here are the supplies you'll need:

Canvas of your choice
Acrylic and Latex paint
Flat and Fan Brushes
Wooden Stir Stick or Ruler
Plastic Gloves

After I painted a base coat of light grey over the whole canvas, I let it dry. Then I added seven different colors of paint in sporadic directions as each layer of paint dried. 



I wasn't satisfied with the look of the brush strokes, so I went back and used a stir stick and applied the paint to the canvas in a scrapping motion. That worked well! 



So it really goes to show that you don't need  a lot of art skills to paint an abstract on your own. Just go for it!



I finally had a painting that I was proud to hang in my home. I love the way it looks in our master bedroom. Now I need to find a frame for my piece of art.




Stay tuned I'll be sharing my master bedroom progress next week!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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2.11.2014

Red Vintage Chest

This was such a fun makeover to see in progress, because it started out dated and seriously needed a makeover. Each layer of paint and distressing brought this chest alive. I love the bright red paint mixed with the updated dark hardware. 


Here's what the chest looked like when we bought it. Light oak with white and brass hardware.


Now it has updated oil rubbed bronze hardware that really accents the distressed red.


I added a few spring touches for its close up. 


Thanks for stopping by today!

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2.02.2014

Spring Vignettes


Hello there! Today I want to share with you some photos from around our home, all freshened up for Spring.  


If I had to choose just one season, Spring would be my most favorite of the year.


 It's all about new growth, flowers blooming, and all things green.


 Not to mention the warmer weather, longer days, and being able to wear shorts and sandals.


Even though the groundhog predicted a longer winter, I still can't help but get excited about what's to come.


Here's a quick and heart-warming story about my framed bird nest's. Recently I was at a vintage flea market and found these beautiful pieces of art a lady was selling. I was immediately drawn to the chippy framed bird nests and just knew I had to buy them! 



She started to tell me the inspiration behind them: she developed cancer last year and she was sitting outside running her hands through her hair as it fell out into the wind and about a week later her husband brought her a birds nest that was made out of her hair from the yard, that a bird had made. She said it was reassurance that God was going to take care of her and that everything was going to be okay. Oh, I had chills as she told me that! She had such a sweet spirit as we talked briefly that day. 


I also found this guy and these speckled eggs that same day.


Thanks for taking the time to visit. Have a great day!

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