Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
There is something so dated about furniture from the 1970s. They all had that same heavy stain and poly that just completely doesn't work as time passes.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
This is a sponsored post.
This month I took part in The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and I am so thrilled to share my project with you all! We were so lucky to have the sponsorship of D. Lawless Hardware. They are by far my number one source for hardware on all my furniture makeovers, so I was beyond excited to be able to work with them again! If you haven't checked them out, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only do they have fantastic prices they have a giant selection of vintage inspired hardware.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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This is another one of those times, that happens every so often, that I see a piece of furniture and have an exact and immediate plan.
This coffee table is solidly built and looks handmade with some visible nail heads and distressed over time wood.
That, coupled with the simple lines just called for a traditional farmhouse look and, to me, that means a creamy white base with a stained top and distressing.
Monday, August 22, 2016
One thing that we love to do is take day trips around New England and New York state looking for antique stores and flea markets. Sometimes we plan these out and sometimes we just get in the truck and drive.
Lately, during these trips Darrell has been encouraging me to document them and share our love of travel and antiquing with you all.
So, I intend for this to be an ongoing series.
This past Sunday we took a ride to Millerton, New York. It's a town we discovered last year around Christmas on one of those random drives and we've been back a few times since.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
I played around with some late summer coffee table styling today and I wanted to share my results with all of you. It's really simple, but flows well with how I have the table and mantel decorated in the dining room. I love to keep my decorating light and simple and to have it blend well from room to room with color, objects and textures.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I spend an ungodly amount of time perusing Pinterest and Instagram nearly ever single day (you can follow me here and here), so when Douglas Elliman, a global real estate firm asked me to design my interpretation of a Florida room I was all in.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
We've been continuing on with finishing up the dining room. It just kind of seems that the space is coming together and we've been finding the pieces that we need all at once, which is kind of amazing since it is all from flea markets/thrift stores/antique stores/etc.
Not long after we moved here last fall I began seeing these antique bakery carts when we were out picking. I completely and instantly fell in love with their industrial + antique + farmhouse feel.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
How come it seems like every piece I finish is my latest, most favorite piece? It probably comes from the time, effort and in the case of this horrendous weather this week, sweat that is put into every single thing that goes through our workshop.
By the time you have sanded, cleaned, primed, painted (several coats), distressed, sealed, staged and photographed, you get kind of attached.
This sideboard is a piece that we found through a blog reader and had in our stash. It's being done as a custom order for a new client and, I obviously am so pleased with the results!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
I'm sharing another little area in our home today. This time a corner of our dining room. Slowly, but surely this place is coming together!
As a housewarming gift my mom gave us this antique possum belly table. It's the perfect tone of wood with age and patina for our old farmhouse and I wanted to make sure it was incorporated somewhere in our dining room.
Currently, it's serving as our drink station and I'm loving the mix of modern bits with the antique table.
Friday, August 5, 2016
This was tough for me, even though I purged a ton before we moved. But, at the old house I had some pretty significant kitchen cabinets along with a pantry I had created in a closet in the adjoining office.
During our first visit here I expressed my concerns to the realtor and she suggested I store my extras in the half bath. Granted, it had, originally to the home, been a pantry, but, it's now a bathroom. So that was a no for me, obviously. Blenders do not reside with toilets.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
I've been playing around with the idea of adding a gallery wall to our dining room to add a little more detail and finish.
I'm focusing on the wall where we installed our antique mantel and had initially played around with a plate wall flanking the mirror. Loved it/hated it/left it up for a few days and then took it down because it just wasn't right.
Really what I wanted was a mirror gallery wall. Remember when I did one at the old house (here). I miss that dining room SO much. Seriously. That was dining perfection to me and I wanted to add a little touch of that vintage inspiration to this home.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Despite the ridiculous heat here in the northeast this month we got a ton accomplished! This is a sampling of what I created/painted/designed. Of course, there are always other custom orders and small pieces of furniture that seem to fall through the cracks and never make it on the blog. (To see literally everything I do be sure to follow me on Facebook.)