When I got so behind in my blog... many changes were made in the dining area...Its so casual..but now it is even more bright and cheery... We removed the built in bench seating, I don't even miss the storage under it.and we bought a bench instead... I really love the canvas above it.. a beach birdseye view of the beach..and the LAKEHOUSE words..they were mustard yellow..so it was painted PINK. Added some PINK paint with a pearl glaze to the table legs and edge to make them shimmer..I think the table pops.. The new flamingo plates I picked up in florida this winter.. The BIG ceramic flamingo I found last spring at Kmart of all places.. I love the vintage look of it. I got it for the deck..but couldn't put it out there.. I enjoy seeing it inside. There are several new items on the wall with the teal clock and mirror, and sayings.. The came from the condo we had bought and redecorated in south Florida and then sold due to my allergies..so some things I brought back home..The two tan suede chairs are a favorite spot of ours. we sit there and check out the lake.. look for the white pelicans out on the lake in the winter, and dream of days when the grass will be green again. We also bought two metal palm trees for the deck.. You can see them from the bay windows... I still love my pink chair, and the large spoon and fork on the wall I painted to bring more pink in..I like decorating with the metal brackets, sitting them in the window sill, or mixed in with the pigs on the white cabinet.. I did add a pearl glaze to that little cabinet and painted the inside HOT PINK.
The little tray that says LOVE is made of tons of bugle beads, encased in glass. The fence behind the pink chair is for a really BIG SURPRISE I am doing outside soon.. the fencing behind the pink trike stays there all the time.. OH the pink trike.. I have a pedal car collection, and when I saw the reproduction I had to have it. I wanted a Tiffany Blue color.. this is Bermuda Bay, the color was a tad darker than tiffany....so I put a glaze of white metalic pearl paint all over the walls...and it came out the perfect color. I love how the pink goes with it..
My love for flamingos has just taken on a life of it's own....well they are PINK of course..and I only had the pillows..then my sweet cousin bought
me the flamingo made out of car tags painted pink that is on the wall
over the table.Sweet Norma up the street got me the cute metal sign in
the window.. And Brooke, she brought the little car dash hula flamingo
from Hawaii , and one day it will go in my car..They show me the love in
so many ways !. So come on in, sit and check out the lake.. Leave your
sunglasses on..It is BRIGHT in here !
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
This metal Super Seahorse logo is off of a 1958 Johnson Outboard motor.. I just was drawn to them in an old thrift store. I didn't buy them... and weeks later I kept thinking of them... went back to the store..and there they were.. MINE now.. They did have some turquise paint on them, but I added more. This one looks great in the master bath where you can see the seahorse stained glass too. The other one is on a wreath I made.
Friday, February 3, 2017
There is always upkeep, and changes to the lake house.. I painted the door pink, and you can see all the pink,blue, yellow, green in the trim work and shutters.. We added a larger deck on the lower level, The front porch, we have a little spot to sit and have a meal, and you can see the round lounger with the mosquito netting, so I can lay out and read.. I like the netting just for the feel, and in case some random bug thinks it needs to find me.. The lower deck we have added another lounger, and a chiminea to make s'mores, and take away the fall chill... If your new to the blog, you will see a 10ft. long board surfboard that a freind brought back from Hawaii so many years ago, and I got it for $20, and did a mosaic on both sides, duck behind that and have a nice shower once you get out of the lake. Come sit on the porch with me, have a big glass of sweet tea, it is the "house wine" of the south, and lets watch a sunset !
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Since I have a pink flamingo theme in my dining area, I decided a white tree with flamingo ornaments would be perfect, I found several flamingo ornaments, and even used some to make napkin rings. I had bought a Christmas Story leg lamp a few years ago, but i put my own spin on it, love it at Christmas time. I love the big flamingo, I placed some wings on it for Christmas, it is so vintage looking, and is meant to be outside, but I just love seeing it indoors.I recently had re- painted the table legs bright pink,with a pink metallic pearl glaze, and it really set off the mosaic table top I did several years ago. The table legs were given to me by a friend, and were used on a different table (you will see it in the dining area banquet from and old post, if you scroll way way back., we moved the dining area to a different area in the house, so we have a great view of the lake when we eat. We spend a lot of hours sitting in the comfy chairs watching the lake action, if we are not on the water or the porch !