Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer In My Living Room... Part Deux

Dear friends in shabbiness...
how are you out there?

It is officially Summer around here...
as of today, the monkeys are here to stay.
I'll be letting you know how that goes...

I realized it's been a little while since I showed you

and since I have been enjoying this room ever since...
I think it's time I shared the rest of it with all of you.
I mean, I don't want to be shellfish.

to give my living room a little summery makeover
I started with lots of shells and old bottles on the mantle...

and I knew that I wanted a bunch of pink peonies for my old French zinc pitcher
after falling in love with Maria's gorgeous arrangement on Dreamy Whites...

I happened upon this fun antique grain sack in my wanderings one day
which when I got it home and started playing with it.... 
became a summery table runner.

I dragged a bunch of fun books out of hiding and used them around the room...
they will be easy to find when it's time to flop on the comfy chair with a summer cocktail!

Oh, and I finally finished one of those poor, forlorn projects... woohoo!

I found this cute Italian footstool at my thrift shop ages ago...
brought it home to Frenchy~up its brown wood but nice and curvy legs.

It's been in the living room ever since... waiting.

I finally painted it a French gray...
(no before pic... sorry, that was BB - before blog)
and then let that paint dry a goood looooong time... 
before finally grabbing it in exasperation a few weeks ago,
said 'that's enough' and went in search of sandpaper, steel wool, a nail file...
anything to shabby this thing up, please.

That's kinda how I roll.

So here she sits...
 fitting in a lot better now....
And putting my feet up is more fun with her around. 

And now for my estate sale "curiosity"...
which I just love.
And this is decidely not a "she". This is an "it". 
"It" had so much quirky personality and beachy, breezy spirit...
I had to bring "it" home last summer.

Just don't ask me any questions, cuz I don't know either...

I wasn't quite sure/am never quite sure where to put "it"...
until I decided what to do with the empty fireplace.

I thought of this shabby birdcage that hadn't been out in a quite a while...
and I'm so glad I did because I love how it all turned out...

like a pretty little sandcastle in my beachy wonderland...

So this is where you can find me this summer...

especially in the evenings when we're back from the pool and it's time 
for a cocktail on the patio...

except the mosquitos are already partying out there...
 so I think i'll just stay in here and look longingly out the window at it.

Yours in shabby beachy quirkiness,


P.S. To see Summer in my Living Room... Part One

Many thanks to Maya at Completely Coastal for featuring it!!!

Linking to...

Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingGood Life WednesdaysWeekend Bloggy Reading

Boogieboard CottageStuff and Nonsense



  1. Wow! Your living room is stunning. I am loving that galvanized pitcher! Summer finally made it, and I couldn't be happier! Have a great weekend, Marcia

  2. This is just darling! It looks like a magazine :) Very fresh - Love the bird cage in the fireplace~

  3. So gorgeous!! I love all th different textures. The pop of pink peony with all the neutral is lovely. The worn wood with the bright white couch...well I just love it all!!

  4. Just swooning over those peonies!! Your room is absolutely lovely. So many nice touches without being cluttered or overwhelming!

    Thank you so much for linking up with my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. Hope you'll stop Serenity Now again soon. :)

  5. Your home is beautiful.I love the zinc pitcher and that birdcage is amazing, love it all!

  6. Your living room is beautiful. I love your color choices, and I am a big fan of zinc.

  7. Your livingroom is beautiful. I love your summer decor. The birdcage is gorgeous!

  8. A adore your "shabbiness". It's just beautiful! Could you come over and help me shabby up a bit more?

  9. Wanted to pop back in and let you know I Featured your space today. :)

  10. Love the mantle and love your blog! Gorgeous!
    I'm a new follower of your blog!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. I love a pop of pink done right!!

  12. Your living room looks lovely. Lovin the pink flowers :)

  13. Wow! How beautiful is your room. I love your peonies. I am a new follwer for sure.

  14. What a beautiful job you did on your living room! Luv it! And those peonies in the zinc pitcher just make me weak in the knees! :)

    xoxo laurie

  15. Beautiful pictures. I love the peonies.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous~ Love your Summer living room!! Thanks for sharing it at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  17. Hi. Your home is lovely! Of course, love those pink peonies. Mine are just now blooming.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

  18. Wow WOW and Wow...I'm just drooling over how gorgeous your living room is. So dreamy...definitely my kind of living room! I'm your newest follower. Happy Monday!

  19. I love you style. The zinc with the peonies is swoon worthy! Love your mantel too. Thanks for linking this up to Home Sweet Home!

  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

  21. Hi, I featured your post on my top ten this week at Boogieboard Cottage. I loved it, thank you for linking it! Have a great week, Mary :O)

  22. Wondering what your secret is for keeping your white slipcovers so clean? I am really struggling. The worst problem is doggy paws...I have tried Oxy Clean and also the little Tide squares you throw in your washer. I have resorted to putting a sheet over my sofa. I absolutely HATE that. I'm about ready to buy a new slip cover...anyway if you have any words of wisdom I'd be interested. Thanks!

  23. What a lovely room, the pink makes it look so pretty


  25. gardenvirgo1.playitagainvintage@blogger.comNovember 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Love every inch of your design!!!


  27. Your home is beautiful.I love the zinc pitcher and that birdcage is amazing, love it all!

  28. Great work. that was pretty interesting. Inspiring, as well. Thanks for sharing such inspiring experience with us. Great blog, congrats!


Thank you for visiting oneshabbychick! I {heart} your comments...