Bringing the Outside In

 These are a few of my favorite things; monograms, distressed furniture, beautiful fabrics, unique lighting, and bringing the outdoors in! When I had the chance to decorate our bedroom at the beach, I wanted to incorporate all of these things. I wanted a nautical, vintage feel, with a clean and preppy touch here and there. After long searches for the perfect accessories and lighting, and countless hours with the sander and paintbrush, I finally accomplished what I had set out to create. The accessories I choose are pieces that you might find at the beach, on a boat, or at an old fishing pier. The accessories came from everywhere; antique stores, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, Homegoods, Etsy, and Restoration Hardware. The nightstands were found at Queen of Hearts, an antique store in Alpharetta, Ga. The drawers were sanded and kept natural, and the body was painted navy. I also found the large shutters that I used for the headboard for a great deal at my favorite booth at Queen of Hearts.  They were originally red. I used CoCo Annie Sloan paint and dark wax to finish them. The best part of chalk paint is that there is no sanding involved! The piece that took me forever to find was the dresser. I just could not find the right size and style for the space for the RIGHT PRICE! I finally came across the piece I ended up using at Queen of Hearts. It was built in the late 1800s and weighs a ton! It was originially hunter green. I used the same CoCo chalk paint and used the dark wax to “antique” the new coat of paint. I then put a coat of clear wax over the piece to protect the paint. While the room has a vintage feel, the bedding and pillow fabrics help to give it a modern touch. I am so happy to finally be done with the room so that we can relax and enjoy the space! Thanks for looking!


Natural Elements Brought Inside!


Dark Wax for Antique Accents


The coordinates on the center pillow are the coordinates of our house! Found it one Etsy.


Found this Chair at Stein Mart for 40.00



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  1. #1 • JuliAnne said on May 20 2012:

    Love everything about this!!! where are the paintings from?

  2. #2 • admin said on May 20 2012:

    Thank you! I got them from It is a website with designer furniture and home accessories that have been marked down. It is great! I can invite you if you want!