We spent the day at the Island Home yesterday and I thought it would be fun to start a home tour! I am going to kick it off with the Attic Lounge Space.
We made a quick trip to the island home this weekend and did some work on one of the bedrooms. It is still a work in progress but we have come a long way. This is where we are now:
On this trip, we painted the dresser with Annie Sloan Chalk paint Emperor’s Silk. It used to look like this:
I have to say that was a quick an easy process. I like the pop of color and I don’t have to hear my youngest say that I paint EVERYTHING white!
We also painted the two stools at the foot of the bed. We used the Nautical Signs. I think it looks cute. Again, adding more color!
They used to look like this:
We just taped off the nautical signs… same process as we used here.
I am still reworking the accessories. You can probably tell I keep switching out the mirrors. Once I have more time at the house I will finish off the room. I am just so, so , so excited to be rid of the blue floral wall paper. I cannot even explain the amount of wallpaper this house had when we bought it and pictures DO NOT even come close to showing you how it really looked. All I know is that I will never ever use wall paper…ever!
So this is what it used to look like…..
and now it is looking like this:
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We went to the Island Home for a long weekend and I was able to get a few things done. One of the things I was able to complete was the milk can side table with the nautical tray that I showed you here. I didn’t want a large table so I think this fits perfectly by the chaise and it is the right size for a cup of coffee.
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Finally, back at the Island Home. I have been looking around at a few of my favorite things and thought I would share them with you.
I found this lovely Nautical tray at a consignment shop. I am going to use it as top for a small end table in the loft/attic room. I have already attached it to a milk can. (Yes, another milk can!) When it’s completely revamped I will post a picture.
I also found this metal basket at a consignment shop. I have it in the kitchen under the china cabinet. I love it.
I bought this wicker chair a couple years ago at the same place I bought the desk and vanity that I showed you here. I bought two of them and they are so comfortable. Especially sitting on the screened in porch watching the sunset. The porch pillow I bought at Coco & Co. in St. Michaels. You can find their website here. I love, love, love that shop. If you are ever near St. Michaels you should definitely stop in and check it out!
I found this basket/egg carrier on one of my day trips on the Island. It is just one of those I had to have. I keep it on top of my china cabinet that you can find here.
I found this vintage Canada Dry bottle opener when we were in Maine and I knew that I would put it in the the kitchen at the Island Home. I want to make or find a small tin/metal box to place below it to catch the bottle caps. It reminds me of drinking cherry cream soda with my brother when were were with my dad.
When we were in Maine last summer I saw the Nautical Code Flags for sale in many of the shops. They were made of wood and they were used to spell out different words. Instead of forking over all that money I kept thinking that I could make them myself for next to nothing. Well, today was that day.
Supply list: wood cut to any size you want. I used 6″ by 4″
Acrylic paint in red, white. blue, black and yellow
Once I decided which letters I was going to make in the International Code Flag, I taped off the design and painted my first color. Once that was dry, I taped the second part of the design. This is what I ended up with and I have to say I am glad I didn’t buy them last summer because they look just like the ones I saw in the shops without the big price tag!
I am not sure where they are going but I do know I will find a home for them.