Monday, July 5, 2010

The creative juices are flowing.

Hi all - I hope you had a great 4th - we did. We were just house-bound until about 8pm. 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.'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 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.


  1. I love the colors in your palette! Fresh, clean. I'm really over muddy-looking neutrals; I like cheerful color. I like fresh and happy.

    The gate door project sounds neat. Care to share more details? I know you'll make it your own, even though you're inspired by Tara's. What's the timeline? Are ya done yet? I wanna see!

  2. Oh I love all of the new projects that a new house brings! So many opportunities to make it your own! Love the paint colors and that you are going to be painting cabinets too!

  3. Love those colors and the tray in that first image. Good luck with your project :)