Monday, June 21, 2010

It's New To Me

It seems that I rarely buy retail anymore. You know what I mean? I get more of a thrill revamping something second hand or what I already have. that buying at regular retail stores....well it's just boring! :) I love that challenge of re-inventing!

If you've been following along, you know that spray paint is my BFF! But ever so often, I come across an accessory that I don't have to paint, which is great too, because then I don't have paint on my hands for the next three days because I don't wear gloves.

I found a beautiful vase at the Beaver's Dam Antiques and did not have to alter it a bit! I did a new little vignette on the coffee table in honor of it. It's my way of welcoming it to the ever growing family of vases. Also, we finally got a sea grass rug! It was a birthday present from Justin, boy, does that man know me like a book! Not only does it look great, it smells great too!

So I went from this: Bare Floor To This:
Justin and I love the new rug, however, the kids complain about it, and the dog thinks it a big back scratcher, but we are getting use to it! :)

Painted glass votive, spray painted small vase and plate, very simple. Love my manzanita branches. The star fish I love too, this is the natural color. Most commonly found bleached white. I love the grey!

Especially next to the green!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are inspired!!

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  1. That's so beautiful!! Love how you arranged everything. Love that rug too, what a great gift!

  2. Great rug, funny about the dogs use of it. Like the new table arrangement too.

  3. Very nice! Your new rug looks great-enjoy!

  4. Beautiful!!! Love the rug....keep looking at them myself. Gotta get one soon!

  5. Very inspired, your house looks incredible!

  6. Love your fresh and clean style. Great blog!!
    I'm hooked (especially after seeing the spoons hooks for your jewelery) I will join your blog.
    I would love my followers to see your blog and how we can be innovative with our tea treasures.
    Drop in for tea anytime and feel free to join us.

  7. Beautiful! I love the colors and the rug is great!

    I will be following you!

  8. Always inspired! Does the rug hurt your feet? We are looking at one and I am a barefoot kind of gal. I won't like it if it hurts! Let me know your thoughts and where you got it!

  9. How pretty! I love the look of the branches.

  10. If only we could figure out how to get the paint least in colors of our choosing.
    I don't think the rug would work well with the cats here, but it looks beautiful.
    I agree with not buying retail. Where's the thrill in that!

  11. Oh I do love your beautiful vase and the green with the starfish and the branches are just the perfect touch. LOVE that rug too. Such a pretty and inviting area. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. I do love everything you come up with! You are a genius at display. I know. I say that all the time. Please tell me how you keep those vases intact with boys? I have a six year old grandson, and he would make mincemeat of those pretties on your table.

  13. Very pretty! I like the clean lines of the vase.
    No retail here unless it is a fabulous sale. It is the thrill of the hunt for me!

  14. I love all the color combinations! You are very talented. I am on the same page with you about not buying retail as much any more, it is the hunt, you are so right. I had a whole room done in sisal carpet...wasn't my favorite, but I loved the texture of it in the room. When I had to re-do the room I put in a sisal look carpet. Much softer on your feet.

  15. The rug is beautiful & I love what you've done with the table decor. Just gorgeous. I'm wondering what (if anything) you've put under the rug to protect the finish of the hardwood.

  16. I love every single thing in every single picture! Your new rug looks great. . .hope the dog gets used to it soon!

  17. Beautiful !! Very inspiring ... thanks !!

  18. beautiful transformation! my dogs like to use our pitiful rug as a back scratching aide as well. it's a hopeless situation :(


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