Charming Home Tour ~ White Lace Cottage

One of the first bloggers I ever met was Anne at White Lace Cottage. She lives just north of me and used to sell vintage items at an antique store with several vendors. So one winter's day hubby and I made the trek up there and lucky for me, Anne happened to be there! Her shabby chic style is romantic yet practical and I think you'll find her charming home very pretty and feminine. Anne's family room is comfortable and stylish. Pretty angel … [Read more...]

Charming Shabby Cottage Home Tour ~ Cottage Fix

I love when two styles come together in perfect unison and Sally at Cottage Fix has brilliantly married cottage style with shabby chic. Her charming shabby cottage home style is simple and pretty ... just how I like it! Lots of white, my favorite color, paired with soft textiles and great architectural details! First up is Sally's amazing sun room with brick floors! I've always wanted a room with brick floors like this.   A wood table … [Read more...]

How to Make a Shabby Lamp

One of my favorite local stores has some truly creative pieces within its walls, and one such piece was a very cute, shabby lampshade made with strips of fabric. I really wanted it ... but it was $55. I gave it a good once-over and decided, "yep, I can make that myself." And so I did. It was a pretty easy project, just time consuming because it takes a lot of fabric strips. Grab yourself an old wire lampshade frame. Or even a new one would … [Read more...]

Love at First Sight: My New Buffet

I wasn't expecting it. Really, I wasn't. A recent trip to Carter's Cottage for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint resulted in taking home more than a simple can of paint. You can't just go into Carter's, grab some paint and go. No, you have to look around and admire all the new eye candy that the ladies put together. That's when I saw this little number. I did a double-take. Now mind you, there is oodles of gorgeous furniture like this in the … [Read more...]

Wall Art: Medley of Mirrors

I don't know why, but I think one of the best arrangements of art on a wall is a medley of mirrors. In my humble opinion, they don't have to match. Pair a contemporary mirror with an antique mirror. Tuck a rustic mirror next to a gilded mirror. Color doesn't matter either ... white, blue, bronze, black. Whatever your heart desires. I think an eclectic mix provides greater eye candy. Found this shabby little mirror for $15 at Carter's Cottage.  It … [Read more...]