A turquoise chest and a new mantel
About a month ago, David and I spent an afternoon rummaging through storage units while we were at home one weekend. I’m so thankful that my mom and aunts have kept things from my great-grandparent’s and grandparents’ homes. I also kinda like that I see possibilities when most everyone else would think it was junk. Boy, do I get a “high” when my creative wheels start turning!
Later that weekend, David and I came home with my SUV packed to the brim…a secretary, two end tables, a desk chair, and two chests.
My parents had a chest in their attic for a while now, and I loved that it came from them, and also needed just a little TLC.
When deciding on what color to paint it, I kept being pulled toward shades of blue…mostly aquas and turquoise.
Here are a few Pins that really got me excited!
|I love this chest paired with the yellow chair and that fabulous mirror. It’s a great piece in this entryway.|
|This image never ceases to make me happy!
The simple bedside table styling, the navy walls, and that great pop of turquoise is too fun!
|This picture spoke to me for a few reasons. I love the chest with the modern art hanging above it, that cobalt blue lamp is incredible, and the kitty looks like our Sandy!|
|The super simple gray distressed chest looks fabo under the modern art piece here.|
|Don’t things just make the biggest impact en masse? I loved the statement of the traditional chest, the jar collection, and the mod art.|
|I’m not sure if this is an Ikea hack, or the real deal….either way, the vignette is great.|
|I have loved this image for so long. That electric turquoise looks divine against a white wall and over those ebonized floors.|
|This amazing piece of art was a house warming gift from an uber talented friend!
Renee is a very good friend of mine, and a fantastic artist to boot!
|The colors are gorgeous!|
I will post more pictures of the chest’s “after” tomorrow!
But first, our new mantel in the living room!
I love to include the waaaaay before…it’s come a long way, right?
After we moved in
I just fell in love with the mantel when I found it at a local antiques shop.
Only the top piece was available (the large horizontal part minus the legs), but I knew that I could have
superman Arturo make the legs for me! He did a great job!
When I bought the mantel, it was flaking a old layer of paint, so now, after sanding and a few coats of Decorator’s White, it’s right at home here.
I really loved the carving. It was something unique from other mantels I’d been seeing, and that little leaping deer in the middle was just too cute.
I will have more pics tomorrow of the
new old turquoise chest!