Maybe I’m a little behind, but I can’t get enough Mid Century Modern furniture right now!
I’ve always liked lots of pattern, flowy curtains, and a more romantic feel in general but sometimes it’s good to step outside the box. I doubt I will ever like a totally pared down utilitarian space (I need to be comfy!) but I would love to throw these items into the mix:
It is nearly impossible to choose a favorite project from when Shea and I competed on HGTV’s Flea Market Flip.
I think that I am the most proud of the bed-into-a-bench job that we did.
I loved the colors we ended up choosing, and it was my own personal mission to mix the blue with the teal patterned seat and the velvet pillows. Shea and I can practically read each other’s mind when it comes to decor, so she loved the color combo, too.
Everyone knows that ombre is all the rage right now. You can see it in hair, on fingertips, in fashion, and now in home design.
I found this super cute set for sale on Craigslist the other day. I just love how the ombre effect plays out on this pair. This would be a really easy project to dress up a plain chest of drawers.
I can just see shades of pink for a little girl’s room, but these blues are appropriate for any age!
So Mother’s Day, I ended up in Laguna for the first time. I absolutely loved it- the shops, the beach! And going to a new place isn’t complete unless I check out some of the furniture shops. So, there I am, walking around a shop in bliss (the shop shall remain nameless) and I see a sign- no pictures. Oops! Here’s what I snapped against the rules–
This mermaid vase felt magical- perfect for a beach house, or to make you feel like you’re a little closer to the water if you’re stranded inland.
These burlap seahorse pillows are just too cute… and seem like they’d be easy to make!
Loved the texture on this little chest. I also loved the size- it would be a good nightstand or dresser.
This seashell chandelier made me think of my mom. I think it’d look great (and feel super luxe) hanging over a footed bathtub.
Today I happened across this pillow, which was marked down to $45 from $87. My immediate reaction was, “I wonder if you could use a bleach pen on burlap and make the same thing for a couple of bucks?”
Then I thought, well, once you go buy the burlap, bleach pen, and pillow insert, then stencil the pattern, bleach it, and sew it up, isn’t it worth the $45?
It may be fun to make a bunch of pillows like this for gifts or for party favors (or for a really beachy bed) but if you’re sticking to just one, I’d probably just go ahead and buy the pillow.
You have to factor in the value of the time and effort that you put into each project. If you’d rather just have something homemade, or if you have a ton of free time, by all means, go for it!
Hey, I still may try my hand at bleach pen designs!