August 18, 2010
July 16, 2010
As promised...I'm sharing my super-secret source for burlap coffee bags: Cafe Del Mundo roastery in Anchorage. The "green" beans are shipped in these bags to the roastery before they get, well, roasted. Shoot me an email if you'd like the contact name and phone number. They ask that you call before going to pick them up.
Here are a few ideas I've found I'd love to try....
July 9, 2010
For me, it was this picture. I've lusted after corrugated metal for a very long time, but haven't had the opportunity to use it in my house. I was always thinking along the lines of wainscoting or facing a kitchen island with it. But to me, this is brilliant. And stunning. And perfection.
This photo is going into my idea file. What ideas do you have stashed away that you're longing to do someday?
July 5, 2010
Technically, this doesn't fall into the category of "junk" but it is definately UpCycled. What a gorgeous way to pay tribute to this wild, rugged place we live. Love, love, love.
July 1, 2010
She needs a little sprucing up (but come on, don't we all?) but I LOVE this table I found at Happy Dawn's Thrift in Wasilla (on Bogard, just off Main St). I am going to use it as a buffet in the kitchen. A good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap should have her looking like a million bucks. Eventually I want to add some industrial locking wheels to the legs, if I can find some I don't have to sell my firstborn for. Sheesh, they are expensive! Sweet new buffet=$20!
And I was SO excited to find the pitcher and serving dishes at Salvation Army, marked down 25%, no less! I already had the nested bowls, so when I saw the others I snatched them up faster than a fat kid on a french fry! I got them all for $3. Smile!
June 27, 2010
June 20, 2010
June 19, 2010
Isn't this sweet! If you're up for a project, here's the how-to.
And check out this sexy little number I found at Dreamy Whites. Be still my heart.
June 17, 2010
Onto an inspiring idea I found this morning at Belle Maison. It's my three favorite things...Funky, easy and cheap!
I love the industrial looking brackets. I can also see this done with old wood corbels (with chippy paint, of course) rusty wrought iron. I've gotta go find some old books!
Have a happy, albeit dreary, Thursday! I'm off to go play in the rain. :)
June 15, 2010
Why, you ask? Because I'm officially obsessed with this look:
Must. Find. Them.
June 13, 2010
I'm gonna be a really bad Blogger and screw up the name of the store, I'm sure, but I want to say it's 7th Ave? It's right next to the Gelato place on KGB. If you get a Gelato, and you MUST get one, tell Pasha I said hi! He probably has no idea what my name is, but just tell him Lemon Granita says hello.
Anywho, about the table. It's been lovingly distressed with a few layers of paint. I can see some red and aqua peeking out from beneath the black glaze on top. And it has a beautiful decal on the top, that's unfortunately hidden by the behemoth tv.
The only problem is the components, like the DVD player, dont have a home. Mine is temporarily sitting on top of an ammo box I picked up at a flea somewhere.
May 26, 2010
Anywho....the dresser itself, some of you might remember, I picked up at Big Lake Thrift last year for $40. It's a HEAVY little effer...solid wood, so at that price, it was a steal. It was already painted white and has just enough "patina" to give it character. The mirror was a purchase from my friend Heather, and is just leaning against the wall. I like that it's slightly askew...kinda like me these days. ;)
Those cute lil cowboy boots were thrifted from Turn A Leaf Thrift on Swanson in Wasilla for about $2. Originally I intended to plant flowers in them, but like so many other finds, they ended up somewhere totally different.
Add one picture of a partially nude cowboy (he still has his boots and hat on, for goodness sake!) and a shabby chic candle holder with a homemade birdnest on it, and it's a fun and unique vignette for my bedroom.
May 25, 2010
Grab a cup of coffee and let's go prospecting!