Saturday, August 22, 2015

New kids on the block

Just added to The Brushed Bureau in Blacklion ......
Mirrored frame bird prints

Vintage hand-painted desk with milkglass knobs

Metal silhouette cameo art
Chalkboard clipboards
Hand-painted tan/blue vintage french side table (pair available)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

French style 101

It's no surprise that traditional French Country is one of my favorite decorating styles. I can barely pass up a French piece of furniture when I spot one in an antique store or auction! Below are some of my tips for duplicating this timeless Parisian look...

Tip 1: White walls and moldings. Authentic French homes almost always have tons of decorative moldings on ceilings and walls.
Tip 2: Add some statement lighting. This is one area where I would splurge. You can not go wrong with a great chandelier! Just make sure that the size of lighting fits nicely with the size of the room.
Tip 3: Include a gilded piece of vintage furniture or an antique mirror. A pop of antique gold complements white and pastel colors nicely.
Tip 4: My last and favorite tip is to repurpose or paint a piece of antique furniture. This vintage dresser was re-purposed into a beautiful kitchen island.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hold on to your "drawers"

I love dreaming up new purposes for discarded junk. My most recent find is a pair of rejected drawers from a cabinet shop.

I painted one of the drawers a moss green color, added a vintage French Provincial handle and covered the inside with wallpaper.

The finished product makes an excellent display for the handmade soap line that I sell in the store. I also attached hooks on the back so I can hang on the wall. I have tons of fun transforming trash into treasure!