Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Seaside Hues - This Way

Worn wood and watery hues.

It all started with a fence section that I scooped up out of someone's trash one morning on the way to work. Yes, I find some good stuff just taking an extra street or two on the way in to work on Mondays.

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Story of a Nightstand Nuisance And More

The Junk Stalker and I have hit the streets with an eye for freebies. Not all that's free is free in every sense of the word though. There are the freebies that are time intensive to fix up and those that will put their hands in your wallet to get them in shape. Then there are those that are not free of pests. 

Now, I completely freak out when it comes to roaches, real roaches known as Palmetto Bugs - they are the big suckers that could wrestle you to the ground and win. They are truly the stuff nightmares are made of. 

This is a pretty picture of my Frangi Pani in bloom, because who wants to open a post and see a roach staring them in the face?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Pick Goes On - Part Two With a Before & After

If you missed part one of the story of The Pick at a defunct business my friend Lynette and I went to, you can read that tale and see the images HERE.

Today, the story continues. Since I've shown you the trash we dug through, let me show something cute that I dug out of the mess.

I know, they're just little bottles and scissors, but I like 'em!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Story of a Pick - Part One

My friend, Lynette, and I recently had the opportunity to go picking through a business that was no more.
Good thing it says "No Soliciting" and not "No Picking".

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mad Men Style

I've never seen Mad Men, but I'm not so out of touch that I don't know this would make a few fans of the show swoon.

Long before the show enticed people with the sleek lines of mid century style, many of us grew up with this simple yet cool vibe.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Style Mavens

The dining room table has been piled high with items in transition. It's no way to live. Something had to be done. The family is growing increasingly vocal about their inability to find room for their plates at mealtime.
Here is the dining room table during one of my rational moments when the projects were cleared, it looked pretty, and we could actually eat here.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Letting the Swatches Fall Where They May

Sometimes projects just don't fulfill our decor dreams. [pouty face]

Even though I managed to fit the 1960's console with the cool radio and record player into the living room (sort of - at least it's not sitting right inside the front door any more), it was sucking the life out of the space, a space I've been in the process of trying to lighten for the past year and a half.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Just Another Workday Heist

The hardware on the discarded armoire I spotted on my way to work is what caught my eye and tempted me to commit highway (actually byway) robbery. My heart beat fast at the sight of the jewels (hardware) daring me to come and take them.