Life, Family and a Cozy Home

Life, Family and a Cozy Home

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Little More Inspiration

Time for a little more inspiration.....
Hey guys, OK so truth be told my camera is not behaving. I have been on the hunt for inspiration for some pieces that are screaming to be redone. What better time to share.

I have an old piece of furniture that I call "the icebox piece". My husband and I dragged it home in a cab when we lived in NYC. It has been painted many times. I have this idea to do a whitewash , distressed finish to it (what else?) but...the front door has a recessed panel. So, maybe a little black board paint is in order.

I wouldn't do the entire piece in the blackboard paint but you get the idea. Although, loving this piece. Very cool!

We drove back to the city with a fireplace mantle in the trunk (way back when).  It kept falling out and we swore if it fell one more time we would leave it on the side of the road. I LOVE the way every piece has a story. It didn't fall out and spent many good years with us. This beautiful old mantle has been sitting very sad in my garage. Time to bring it back to life. If not for my living room maybe a headboard for my son.

I know girly and mature but again, you get the idea.

A beautiful bamboo book shelve has been in my family for ...well forever. I remember it in my mothers laundry room when I was a kid. Now it sits painted white in my upstairs hallway with no real purpose. I think it's time to give it a fresh look. I just LOVE bright painted bamboo. A POP of color would be great in my white house!

Hmmm, HOT PINK or TURQUOISE? Loving both.

This..I just love. It's dreamy isn't it?

Until next time..stay inspired. xoxo


  1. I was watching Pawn Stars the other night (I feel like I need to apologize!) and somebody brought in an old ice box like yours on top. The pawn dealer paid a lot of money for it - - hmmmm . . . very very cool!

  2. It's all dreamy! Good ideas for your ice box. I have a pie safe - similar in style and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it.

    The Chalk Paint would be great to use on yours!