Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dapper Decor

I love femine decor. I would do my entire house in Victorian, shabby chic, and vintage designs. But now that I have a lake house to decorate, I am thinking about going for a more beach cottage look. Here are several photos I found online. These rooms are gorgeous!

I love the white furniture and the pink decor that seems to pop on top on the white!
I think the antique claw tubs are adorable. I really like the curtains that wrap around the top of the tub.
This is a really cute idea for a desk space.

Where can I find these slipcovers!??!!

I love the light green cupboard in the background. I really love the pink flowers with the green furniture. It adds a great touch of color.

Such a cute idea for a guest bedroom. I love these beds with the storage underneath. I wonder where they are from. They look "Pottery Barnish." The bright pink dresser is a great focal point in the room and the fun carpet seems to pull everything together!

I love the blue linen slipcovers and the wicker table! Cute!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Everyone loves a Bargain!

I discovered an awesome new magazine while I was at Lowe's yesterday! It is called "Flea Market Style" and I am very impressed with it's content. It was a little pricey for a magazine, $9.99 for the issue, but I realized that the extra few dollars was well worth it because it had a ton of content and a small amount of ads. One of my biggest pet peeves is when you buy a magazine and it is 70% advertisements.

There were tons of awesome projects and creative ways to turn flea market finds into amazing pieces of art and decor. I am a big fan of finding cool antique/vintage items at the flea market and turning them into treasures.On page 89 you can see a beautiful cabinet that they painted a lovely shade of ocean green. They made the piece looked aged and it could really be a center piece of any living area.

In order to get the look they achieved you need:
*latex paint
*tap water
*bristle paint brushes
*cotton rags
*a bucket
*a standing fan

They directions said you should:
Step A- dilute the paint with tap water. Pour equal amount of paint and water into a separate bucket.
Step B- Brush the paint on the item using a bristle brush. Wipe much of it with a dry rag, leaving only a sheer coat of color.
Step C- Throughly dry the item using a fan if possible. Repeat second step and drying process as often as necessary until desired color is reached.

I guarantee you will want to try this project out. Check out the piece in the Summer 2010 issue.

I came across their blog online and it is GREAT! Check it out here!

The Nashville flea market is next weekend and I am pretty excited about it! I really want to find a cute cabinet to hold my china. If I find one, I am going to try to paint it using the directions above! Lets hope I get lucky.

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