The story of the lonely sad side table that was left unchosen, at my neighbors tag sale.
A little chalk paint and typography and a fun entry dresser is happily reinvented.
The best way to get over the end of the summer is to embrace the beauty of Fall.
Scituate Art Festival
October 11-13 Village Green, Route 116, North Scituate
Scituate is a picturesque New England village nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island. Visitors stroll the beautiful Village Green, taking in some of the most unique varieties of art, craft, sculpture and antiques. Autumn provides the backdrop for this wonderful festival, bestowing crisp air and colorful foliage to energize the body and the spirit.
Casey Farm is a fun fall experience
Through October 25th
2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.
The Coastal Growers’ Market, held weekly at Casey Farm, is a wonderful farmers’ market experience. Support local farmers and purchase a variety of specialty products including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more. Bring the whole family for a unique shopping experience and some of the finest produce in Rhode Island. Named "one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England" by Yankee Magazine.
While this isn't a new idea, the reinvention and modern approach to it's use in home décor is fun and beautiful. Driftwood for décor is a brilliant idea because it’s not only beautiful but also eco-friendly because you use reclaimed old wood for creation of new and amazing designs. Driftwood items don’t always mean that a coastal or beach touch, they can look fantastically rustic. Its a wonderful way to add texture and interest to your home. Take a peak at some examples from DigsDigs:
Last night as we watched the sun go down at Watch Hill, I put on my first heavy sweatshirt of the season and thought to myself...this has been a great season. Really, what a fantastic summer here in New England, rather incredibly it was sunny and balmy all summer long.
I love art installations. I think they are incredibly beautiful. And I came across an artist that is blinding me with the beauty of her work. Cal Lane is a sculptor and welder who turns ordinary objects into lacy artworks. She is an internationally acclaimed sculptor having won many prestigious awards over the past decade. Take a peak at what she is creating...
What a cool girl! This stuff is so incredible.
Who knew? I love lighthouses. Every summer the hubby and I take the Sunset 10 Lighthouse cruise offered here in Southern New England by RI BAY CRUISES. It's a 90 minute narrated cruise showcasing Rhode Island's beautiful historic lighthouses. It provides an up close and unique perspective of these structures. And its reasonably priced. Sea, sunset and lighthouses...that's a great thing!
Watch Hill Lighthouse
These pieces have been reborn with color . So...if you have a piece that screams 1980 and you like the bones of the furniture consider upscaling it with a paint treatment. You may find that you fall in love with it all over again.
If you are local please come and say hello and support a great cause! I'll be there as well many other local Upscalers and it should be a lot of fun.
Anyone requiring information can call CINDY MAC ( Jonnycake Center) at 401.377-8069
Fun Fun Fun!
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. It's been so wonderfully sunny and mild. Perfect beach weather. Also great art festival weather. Next week I'll be participating in the ULTIMATE UPSCALE EVENT ( if you're local come and visit) Let me show you what I have been doing with my time...
If the wood is good leave it alone...but if the wood isn't good, reinvent!
Next... no before shot on this one ...I know always take the before shot
Take a peak inside the studio (a work in progress) and take a look at what I'm working on ... there it is in the back.
This is a well loved secretary dresser with upper shelves. I love the curvy drawers and glass front on the shelves. The design quandary holding up production is whether to leave the flip open drawer front. wood or paint. Well...I painted it and really am wishing it was wood. So I removed drawer front and am going to remove the paint too ....and stain.
The color blue (Duck Egg Chalk Paint) isn't popping in these pics...it's going to be fabulous when it is done this week.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
Texture plays an important role in the design of a home. Though sometimes a subtle influence, texture can provide a backdrop for the overall design of a room. When used well, texture can provide dimension, depth and character to an otherwise bland living space. The word texture seems to refer only to how a surface feels, but it also incorporates visual components, influencing not only how a room feels, but how it looks.
Here the use grass cloth on the bed frame evokes feelings of a warm island breeze. Calming and welcoming.
So this summer if you come across a woven object consider it for your interior. It's not just for the front porch anymore.