Monday, October 29, 2012
I always go treasure hunting after a storm - we were a little too busy to hit the beach so we took a quick walk just beyond the back yard and I totally spazzed out trying to get pictures and at the same time admire everything, reindeer moss, toadstools and especially the branch mushrooms. (if that's what they're called) It was like finding rainbows in the woods. Very Discovery Channel moment - have gathered (er made my husband gather) several specimens for lots of fun projects.( not the toadstools, too scary)
Monday, October 1, 2012
This July we took a small break from weddings and built a small bungalow next to our pool. It sounds frivolous but there was this awful concrete no man's land by the pool that was a terrible waste of space and did nothing but heat up everything around it.
Our goal was to recycle, repurpose, use what was at hand as much as possible. Yes, there was a trip to Habitat and a couple to Home Depot but for the most part all materials were salvaged, picked, or left overs from past projects- including the decor. From old black and white pictures taken by my dad to the quirky hand carved mermaids I bought years ago it came together. A big thank you to Theo Milo Photography for the beautiful images.
Honestly , I wanted to move in when it was finished. My favorite feature was an old porcelain sink that we attached to the side and turned into a water dish for our dogs. It's always the little things , isn't it
|The dog bowl..love.|
|I started a lot of plants from my Sweedish ivy so I'd have plenty of green around the building.|
|Current passion, succulents.|
|One of several old doors pulled from an old carriage house|
|We used left over bamboo mats on the floor.|
|I spray painted an old metal table - makes a great little bar.|
|My favorite new cooler- line a basket with a plastic bucket.|
|Old black and white photos next to the terrarium|
|An beautiful fishing chair from my father in law's boat- fixed by my husband to re use here.|
|Wrought iron cane made by my brother..a joke for a milestone birthday.|