Here is my new, shabby chic French Vintage living room! My girlfriend Mary came all the way to San Diego from Portland to help me redecorate this room. We were so excited to start that we forgot to take the before photos (boo hoo). All I can say is that the tile on the fireplace was bright Mexican blue, and the mantle was the original wood oak color. The room was very dark. And voila, we created a bright, sunny room.
The chaise is one of my favorite parts, and believe it or not, I found it at Costco.
This table was a great find, already refinished in the white distressed look. It came from one of the wonderful little vintage stores on Newport Ave in Ocean Beach.
This vignette is all Mary!
These wonderful refrubished candlesticks are also from the same store as the table. The teapot is from Vignettes, one of my favorite stores on Newport Ave.
These used to be candle holders that my girlfriend Randee and I created out of some pillars we demoed from my old house. It was Mary's idea to use them to display this collection of pots. Love the idea Mary!
And I still had to find a place to put my favorite photo of my dad painting plein air. An angel to sit with him is so fitting.
Mary and I found this dresser at the Salvation Army. It was brown and broken. We repaired it, sanded it and painted a few different coats of this very light robin's egg blue. Then we had a blast distressing it. It was the first distressed furniture attempt for both of us and we are hooked!
What a wonderful experience it was to redo my room with my friend. Mary, I can't thank you enough for your help. I'm so, so happy with my new beautiful and peaceful retreat!
I know this isn't pink, but I couldn't resist sharing this will all of my Pink Saturday friends. Tahnk you all so much for visitng!