Hi all - I hope you had a great 4th - we did. We were just house-bound until about 8pm. Rained.all.day. and then cleared up in time for fireworks for a few hours. Then another deluge. swell.
It figures, the one time I actually have a real reason other than vacation to rent at the beach and it's been raining non-stop for a week. sigh.
So, I did what came naturally - grabbed my purse, my umbrella and went shopping! Thank goodness i waited until a few days before we give up this lease before i caved in or the wallet would seriously be empty.
We hit a junk shop - and got a great wooden gate door that i'm going to transfer into something wonderful SOON. Hint...it's going to look a lot like what Tara over at Between You and Me did here.....With all of this rain, i was even able to work out the template this afternoon. Productive, i'm tellin' ya.
Then, we hit some shell shops (say that 3x fast) to pick up a few larger shell accessories - i have tons of found smaller shells, but needed a few larger ones for display. I also got some finger sponges for my large apothecary jar - they're long and a perfect jar filler - I think i'm going to put the jar on my counter in my bath. It's a dangerous line between kitcshy and coastal and i'm probably going to cross it any minute. This is somewhat the look... This came off of RMS - again - lot of rain, LOTS of time girls.
Let's see...what else? Oh! i have some pics of our wall palette - and the choices that we're down to on our floor... the first is Freshaire's Still Moment. It's a tad paler than what it shows on my monitor - but just keep in your head the look of washed out sea glass for the whole palette.
This is also Freshaire - this is actaully called Hidden Sea Glass. This computer does not do it justice - it is the palest of pale greens.
And the trim will be a creamy, cottage white. Eventually, we're going to crack up all that tile and put down stained bamboo floors - and we've narrowed it down to these 2 - but because we have to live with the maple cabinets (until we either paint or replace them) - we're trying to find the one that will work with them and not compete against them. and gross, i just realized that it is really gross down there. Yea...ignore that. I've put the samples against the cabinets (this is the rental house we're in - but our cabinets are the exact same) -- right now i'm leaning to the redder stain. Eventually the cabinets will also be a creamy, cottagey white.
I have some great eye candy for you too...love this room by created by Isabella and Max....
and the flip side ....looks great from any angle doesn't it? I heart this room...
The man really should watch my online activities before I hire her. Look at that wall color...LOVE IT. That counter - i want it. Even the dang column in the middle of the countertop looks dreamy. She's a talent.