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Showing posts with label Living Room. Show all posts

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Old Vintage Window

Thrifting in North Carolina is always on my list.
My favorite find this week was this old window.
 It's all chippy and distressed.
One side was white.
Perfectly worn edges.
The other side was this vintage green color.
All I did was clean it.
I decided to use the old green side. 
It looked a little plain. I wanted to add a 
banner or bunting across the top but didn't
have the time or patience. 
I grabbed some leaves I had picked up 
and tucked them into the wire at the top.
I was going to remove the wire, 
but as it turned out it came in handy.
My plan was to add it to the top of the
entertainment center.
before
 after
Replaced the other things on top.
 I really like it.
$5.00 for hours of fun!

Cheers!
Rita
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Here's Our Sign

We hung the sign.
(See that post here.) 
That's Above the salvaged tool bench 
that's now our wine bar.
I made the sign and brought it here because we always say...
"It's Wonderful To Be Back" every time
we arrive in North Carolina.
(See how I made the sign HERE.)

Rita

Links: Between Naps On The Porch
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Cozy Evenings With A Fire

One of my favorite things about Fall in the Smokies is having a fire going every night.
I like that we can see the fireplace from the dining room table when we're having dinner. We even light the fire in the mornings to get the chill out, and enjoy it while we're having breakfast.
Cozy evenings just watching TV.
and enjoying the fire.
Lucy warming up after a walk outside.

Stay Cozy!
Rita



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nature's Decorating Freebies

I love using natural elements that I can pick up
and use to decorate.
Pinecones!
Sweetgum Tree Seed Pods!
Sweetgum Balls have an interesting spiky texture.
Acorns!
All available for gathering this Fall!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Salvaged Wood Shelf

We added a thick wood shelf to the wall with the black bear.  It's only 7"wide and  82"long, so it fit perfectly in that space.
Then I moved the black camelback trunk underneath .
I moved the antique pottery churns to the side of the trunk.
It stores our out of season clothes.
Leaf art.
This is the wall -BEFORE.
This is the wall-AFTER
This is how it started. Our son-in-law, Mike had this piece of wood in his garage. It's a salvage piece from an old bar. He had used most of the wood building a table and had this piece leftover. He knew the scavenger in me would love it. I didn't know exactly where I would use it, but was thinking shelf. He had it sanded in no time so that I could stain it. We loaded it into the van when we left New Jersey. 
I found the perfect spot for it, on the bear wall, behind the love seat.
"We" stained it, and attached it to the wall with wrought iron brackets.
It's very thick and rustic looking.
It has a thick bullnose edge and great wood grain.
I couldn't wait to put stuff on it accessorize it.

 Thanks Mike!


To see how we made the bear click HERE

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Before and After

Living Room. That was then...
Stone fireplace, log mantle, raised hearth. Double sliders on each side leading out to the large deck.
Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors.
Split bedrooms on each side.

This is now.....
Stone fireplace with sunflower oil painting.
We added the wood paneled ceiling and the beams to give it a more cabin/rustic feel.
 Also added the woodsy antler chandelier.
Dining area too.
Painted the accent wall in the dining area Barn by Sherwin Williams, a bold red. Painted the living area Bagel by Behr, a warm gold color.
The  antique six drawer chest was bought at the Kane County Flea Market.
 We went every month when we lived in Barrington, IL.  It's one of the best flea markets in the country. I got most of my Fleas finds there.

I found a pair of antler lamps and an antler frame at local
shops. That's us with our three Yorkies.
Our plywood bear project hangs on this wall. 
The door leads to the master guest room.
The living room, Larry relaxing watching the big TV. It can be hidden behind shutter doors. A fire in the fireplace is a must for a cozy North Carolina evening at home.

I've linked to Between Naps on The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday