As I was perusing through the Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came upon a photo with this flower trough centerpiece with beautiful hydrangeas sitting on it. It immediately made me think of the old pile of fence slats that I trash-picked inherited from my neighbor. I knew it would be simple and free to recreate.
I know I’ve said it already, but I am so grateful to have my very own studio where I can craft and create. I highly recommend taking a look at your home with fresh eyes, and try to find a spot–even a small one–to become your own creative space. For a little extra incentive to do so, check out this funky yet lovely office that I found at House of Turquoise by Olive Interiors. I love the way the pale walls and desks in this room serve as a clean canvas for the color drenched accessories. Check out all the ways you can get energized look of this office for less.
Hi, it is Rex here. The only dude contributor on Beckie’s site. I help Beckie out every once in a while when she gets in over her head with some DIY project that she has dreamed up. I also own a local Indianapolis carpentry business called Carpentry Plus.
Both Tricia and I used some chalk paint this week to make our furniture pieces look amazing. I did a computer table to a coffee table makeover while she made a rather ordinary and industrial looking metal drawer set look all vintagey and cute with a little chalk paint. Those little labels take it over the edge of perfection, don’t they? Want to see how she did it? Read below.
You know how you have something in your head that you want and you won’t settle until you find exactly that? You see some replicas and think it may work but deep in your heart you know you won’t be happy with that purchases unless you buy the one in your mind? Then you try and get it at a good price and it is to no avail. So, in a week moment, out of sheer frustration of trying to find what you want at the price you want, you decide to just splurge and buy it? Enter my new antique serpentine dresser.
Are you a scent kind of person? Do you wear perfume, love candles and fragrant warmers? Do you use scented plug-ins in your home? I remember being newly married and going over to one of my friend’s house who was further along in life and actually owned two cars and a house. Meanwhile my husband and I were living on love, one car and about 20K a year. Every time I entered her home it always smelled really good. At first I assumed it was a candle but I never saw one burning. One day while we were house sitting I figured out her secret – plug in air fresheners.
Would you ever in a million years guess that this was a computer desk at one point in time? Yep a curbside one at that. Roadkill Rescue baby! P.S. Have you ever checked out one of my other sites – Roadkill Rescue? If you like the whole trash to treasure idea you will love that site. But back to IC…