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Ocean Waves Ombre Dresser: Before and After

Today, I am back from my trip to Cancun and feeling refreshed. There is an abundance of fantastic work around my studio to dive into. One piece that I recently finished re-imagining, is the Ocean Waves Ombre Teal Dresser. I chose the original vintage piece for the solid structure and unique mid-century style slant of the drawers.

I created this piece through gentle sanding, painting and restoration. I have perfected the art of finishing furniture through experience and over time. I always use a basic primer and generally 3-4 coats of paint, so that the surface is protected.

The colors are hand mixed paints in gradient that was partly inspired by our recent trip to Cancun, the clear blue waters and the waves. Can you believe the depth of those blue green hues!?!

After this vacation, I finally felt free from stress and relaxed! I vowed to visit Cancun (or Hawaii:) more often.

In the same spirit of summer, I have created a white belt wrapped mirror. It is beachy and mid century and touch of vintage, mostly modern, simply how I like my decor to be.

I get a thrill out of looking for the perfect vintage belts to accent these pieces. I like the texture and age of the brass studs on this one, along with the way that white and gold look when paired together.

Lastly, I discovered this neat European publication called  Re.flect magazine, for those of you overseas. I am really proud to have my ombre dresser alongside many cool products featured here this season.

Do you have any vacations on the horizons this Summer? What summer trends inspire you? Please share!

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Home Decor Spring

In Spring, I love to refresh my living space, start a new workout plan, and definitely begin new projects. It’s part of the New Year’s energy, even if it really began a few months ago;)

Over the weekend, I curated this Modern Baby Treasury to help you find all sorts of cool products for Spring.

Next, I hit the ground running last week with a vow to sew one-pillow-per-day. It was surprisingly fun and a challenge to look around my studio and use fabrics to form a collection of pillows that could be used together.

Green Zag Pillow

Waverly Arts and Crafts Pillow

Here is the Tribal Pillow styled with other new products from my line of Interior Home Decor. These rustic walnut  coat racks are something new that I am creating in custom sizes.

You can see these items and more of my week of pillows in my online shop!

For more pretty gifts for birthdays, baby showers, and your home, the Lovely Clusters catalog is here! I am very proud to be a part of this beautifully curated magazine by Rachel Follett.

There are too many great artisans inside to count!

I am looking for quality Home, Decor, and Travel guest bloggers while I am on a vacation this Spring! Please contact me, if this sparks an idea or you have something to share.

In a few days, I will be posting the results of the Beachy Vintage Bath refresh.

 

 

 

 

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