Vintage Market Design

Vintage Market Design

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God does have a sense of humor, after years of infertility, we adopted 2 beautiful babies, I later had the "surprise baby"! In the very spare time I have, I love to decorate, paint, and make all kinds of things. I do repurpose old furniture and custom paint furniture for clients. I work with all types of vintage items. I love to make our house a home. I like to see how others do it and share what I do also. Contact me at alittlecountryhouse@gmail.com if you are interested in any products I have posted or if you are local to Atlanta and want a furniture face lift! Love your old junk again!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Little Brother and Sister Bedroom


This is a bedroom we did for a regular client. We did a gender neutral bathroom for her kids and she wanted a gender neutral bedroom for her 2 and 4 year old boy and girl. The room was pink and white striped, all girl...The room was small too, a lot of furniture and toys. A good size closet with a little door, made it impossible to utilize the whole closet. I like the challenge of making small spaces functional and roomier. Her husband ripped closet door off and expanded the area and we did whole new closet system with cool shelves and baskets and wooden rods. I forgot to photograph inside of closet, but it's so much nicer now. Then new carpet, and the room was painted, Benjamin Moore White Dove. It's not a cool white, has a creamy hue to it. I think it is one of the best whites to work with. I know some people are afraid of white, but we did satin finishes and you can wipe those off as easily, as another color. The white opens the space and makes it airy and seem bigger. My client loves vintage items from 50's and 60's so we wanted to incorporate some fun things into the room and mix with some modern items too. Enjoy the pics! Sorry. no before pic...

all the furniture is Ikea that we dressed up...

we did a removable wall paper on the dresser and shelf

These are pages from the Sally, Dick and Jane books, These may be my fav decor in the room!


Spray painted deer antlers, I think they are super cool!

Toys for a little boy!

vintage trunk for toys!

Ikea shelf turned dress-up station

Beautiful new closet, we used curtains to keep it open without heavy doors in the way when you open them

more toy storage, spray painted a lot of items for bright pops of color

Girls bed, oranges, yellows, and Bo Peep!

Boys bed, grays,orange, blues and another vintage nursery rhyme...

organized, bright, and fun for the little kids! Thank You Barnett Family!
                 our sources are, Ikea, Marshalls, Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace,  various flea markets

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tiny Bathroom Makeover


I have another bathroom re-design. My client, who loves color, vintage and a little mod mixed in, found this great shower curtain. The design was inspired by that curtain. A tiny little bathroom for a growing boy and girl. Guests use this bathroom also, so we didn't want it to be too kidsy, but cool and kid friendly. Not a major reconstruct, but we added some elements that make this space bigger, more functional and definitely prettier! Thank you Katie for letting me design for you and always being open to fun and getting out of "the box".... I will stop yacking, enjoy the pics!


some builders could care less about the finishes they choose...

                                               
you can make better choices and still profit, this re-design is on a budget, but we can make a room cool the first time around, boys...

vanity found at a salvage place, we wanted it to feel like furniture, not a bathroom counter, we added the paint to tone down the super modern look, we are using brights colors for these kiddies

Martha Stewart, flagstone on woodwork and whetstone grey on wall, the beadboard is gorgeous..thank you Mike! and thank you Amy on the painting and Chad on the floor, lights, and plumbing!

cute Target rug!

cool curtain and the right hooks for little people towels!

more bright color playing off the curtain, i love against the grays...

hung mirror lower for kids, but going to hang a vintage sign above it to fill spot...

the vinyl was ripped up, floor prepared and concrete stained..looks great!

we used outdoor light for indoor..fun! thrift store mirror, painted to match faucet and hooks...

little kids aren't changing a roll, but they can handle this....

light in center of ceiling we chose from home depot, I couldn't photograph, but it's cute
Indian arrows on grey chevron, fun for boy or girl

Client made this sign, love it!!

Enjoy your new bathroom Kallie and Cree!
                                                    
                                                   

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Ahead!

Wow, I am really springing ahead, cause I haven't shown any new work since November! My computer crashed and had to get a rebuilt one, and had to learn how to work everything again, but now I have figured out my daughter's Ipad, so , I'm trying that too. Christmas was so busy and I am a home school mom, so in between doing paint jobs, we were focused on school. None the less,, I still love to write a little, and love to read all my favorites like Nesting Place, Life in Grace, etc...

 My sister Kate has a blog called Burlap Street. She makes upholstered headboards. Really beautiful! I want to show you the new one she did for my master bedroom and give you a link to her site. Incredible prices! She can do any fabric and she does ship too! Check her out www.burlapstreet.com
Now a lil eye candy. I have some fun projects to show you next time too, been playing with pallet wood!



These are very comparable to Pottery Barn








                    

She uses a better linen and they are half the price

You can choose any ribbon or nailheads...
                                          



this came from a hotel liquidation center, 39.00!
                                           



Got a total make-over! I got 2, and love them!
                                                


My fav bed we have ever had!
                                                  
Our Ikea dressers made over too. I wanted the nightstands to reflect the feel
                                       

Don't forget to contact Burlap Street!


Friday, November 22, 2013

3 Dressers Done 3 Ways



 I was given 3 dressers from a client, 2 were very old and one was in poor shape, but I love making stuff good again so this was total satisfaction. She had a massive, wood dresser in her master that has a huge mirror attached, heavy wood etc...the other 2 were from her husband's childhood and I did those masculine for her teen son.  Here they are, restored glory....enjoy!



first chest, turned sporty TV stand!



golf is the theme for the teen golfer!

stripped orange wood top, opted for ebony stain
to go with black body...cream knobs and lettering

i love this top! ebony wood, yes please....



I like this for myself....


too orangey, dark and heavy for her room...

you will get new hardware too!



Hello Lovey.....

Light, bright, and airy and feminine...
Girls, it's your room too, don't be afraid of
elegant...He really doesn't care....

this is much more my client's personality...

new, oil-rubbed bronze hardware...

a new/old mirror hanging above is  also more suitable here..
                                             This room got a little bigger just from this change....
                                   


look 3, bachelor chest

chose color, graphite, not deep black, softer black

distressed with ebony stain wash...
kept old hardware cause I loved it...



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