Saturday, June 19, 2010
Now that I have been collecting vintage items for several months, the challenge is to find a place which will showcase these items I've fallen in love with. Some are easy (a blue shabby cabinet which landed and stayed where it is, and I love it there), some are a real challenge (a rocking chair that I love, but for which I have not found the perfect place)! Here are some of my first attempts:
I originally had the green tufted chair in a nook, and while it looked great; I wanted to showcase it a little more. I'm happier with where it is now. One problem...now I'd like another one like it, and I'm not sure there's room!
Here's my "morning coffee" nook where I can watch both the birds at the feeders, and my puppy play with her toys. I didn't like the darkness of the first look, so I made the changes seen in the second picture. I love all of these pieces separately (there's the rocking chair)...but something is troubling me about this arrangement. I plan to paint the chair white, clean and polish the metal lamp, and "up-cycle" the shade (all garage sale or thrift store finds), but I'm not sure that this nook will stay the way it is now. Gotta play some more...
I love this shabby cabinet ($8 at a thrift shop), and while I've moved it around a little, it WANTS to live in the entryway. Fine by me! I'm still playing with what to put on top of it...
This is Sydney. She doesn't really get why I jump up from the sofa where I'm watching TV and start moving furniture around. Maybe she'll get used to it!
Well! These are my first attempts. I hope that practice makes better...I'm not shooting for perfection yet! Let me know what you think!