Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I've got cabin fever!

I have a serious house crush on the 2016 DIY Network Blog Cabin! I usually do a post of the annual HGTV Dream Homes and I never enter my name to win the grand prize. However, this time, I will put my name in the drawing because this "Dream Cabin" is a combination of my two favorite things....the Florida Gulf Coast and repurposing vintage items. Here's a little preview of why I love this cabin...
 Arial view of the HGTV Cabin...its surrounded by trees and water

3 levels of outdoor living spaces which includes a volleyball court

Open modern floor plan with lots of windows connecting the outside with the inside

A separate bonus room that doubles as a guest house

Inside the guest house features an unique wood wall feature

 Lower level features lighting made from upcycled old metal tanks

Breakfast nook seating is built from restored mahogany boat.

Cypress tree re-used as a planter in entry way

For more info and additional pics of this awesome home, check out DIY Network.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A sweet little vintage desk named Gwyndolyn

A new addition to the store....a sweet little vanity desk with chair named "Gwyndolyn". I usually do not name my finished pieces but I spent a lot of time on this desk so I felt inclined. "She" had great lines and good bones and was begging for a much needed makeover so I decided to rescue her from an antique auction. "Gwynie" has a fresh coat of ASC French Linen (gray) and heavily distressed finish. I kept the original hardware intact and papered the drawer. She also has side drop leaves which can be expanded for extra work space. Gwyndolyn is now for sale at the Sleepy Poet and ready for a new home!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mid-century makeover with Annie

The Design Network has a new DIY video series called Paint Anything featuring Annie Sloan of Chalk Paint fame. If you haven't seen Annie in action before, you will be highly entertained. She's a fun-loving no fuss gal with a sense of humor. In this episode, Annie takes on a Mid-century table project where she uses 3 unconventional colors of paint. Before you can blink, she turns out another awesome painted piece. I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode! You can check out Annie's Paint Anything at TDN.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Boho-chic boom.

During a recent visit to the west coast, I became inspired by the Bohemian-chic design trend. In my opinion, "Boho" is the hottest thing going right now. This eclectic, free-spirited, earthy style is everywhere! Did it originate from the 1960-70s hippie movement? Believe it or not, no. The Bohemian movement started nearly 200 years ago. It first appeared in France after the French Revolution when artists were forced into poverty so they decorated and dressed on a budget. Today, Boho-chic consist of vintage pieces, which are usually not cheap, paired with bursts of colors, mixed patterns and textures. In fact, if you want to see a great example of "Boho" style, visit any Anthropologie store. They are experts at creating a Bohemian look. I found a few inspiring Boho-chic examples. Check out my finds below...




Gypsy Caravan


Friday, July 8, 2016

What's in store (part two)...

I've been busy going to more antique auctions lately. It has become one of my all time favorite things to do...similar to going on a treasure hunt! Check out my latest and greatest finds below. All currently for sale on Etsy and at The Sleepy Poet (Space N-14).

 Erica Wilson framed crewel art from the 1970s (Sleepy Poet)

 Vintage gray desk drawer repurposed into a shelf (Etsy)

 Vintage 1940s green vanity mirror (Sleepy Poet)

 Paden City Pottery Marlene Lace China from the 1950s (Etsy)

 Green vintage glass bubble bowl. I have various green glass
pieces for sale on Etsy and at the Sleepy Poet.

Vintage red Cosco step stool. (Sleepy Poet)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wall flower

Check out these beautiful wall paper designs. I stumbled across these lovely textiles from Trustworth when searching for botanical wall art. And, I totally fell in love with these papers! They have a mystical sense and reminiscent of the 19th century Arts and Crafts movement. I did a little more research and discovered that I was right about these designs being antiques from the Arts and Crafts period. They are based on the designs of the renowned English architect, Charles Francis Annesley Voysey. Who was an innovative artist for his time. For more info on where to purchase these wall papers, visit Trustworth Co.

The Wykehanist

Sunflower & Grape (Iron Oxide)

Sunflower & Grape (Moss Green)

Apothecary Garden