Saturday, January 17, 2009

the ::industrial:: look...

I love the unexpected look something industrial gives a home. These clothes closets Courtney found at Installations Antiques in Houston are fabulous. They would be great for a child's room or a laundry room. Someone commented on her post and left a link to L. K. Goodwin, a company specializing in material handling equipment. I am loving these canvas bins and baskets. You can find tons of uses for them such as storing laundry or toys. I have a stainless restaurant kitchen work table I use as an island in my kitchen I got at a local restaurant supply store and after seeing this similar looking one, (mine has a shelf under it) I think I need to put some casters on mine. I also think these stainless shelves are a great addition to a pantry or even out in an open kitchen. Check out how fabulous Erika's pantry looks with them. I am loving her lockers, too! I just wish I had a pantry.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

cottage lighting...

We recently replaced our backdoor light fixture. It was just a simple, glass nothing special fixture. I found this one at Lowe's and thought it would be a simple, little fix up for that area. Wouldn't it also make a fun fixture above the mirror in a boy's bathroom? Look how adorable these similar fixtures are above the baby bed in this nursery! Go ahead and check out the entire room that Lauren of Pure Style Home did for her son. It is worth a separate post entirely!

Friday, January 2, 2009

{porch} curtains...

Ever since I saw style editor Heather Chadduck's porch curtains in Cottage Living (still mourning that loss) I have wanted to do this with my own porch. I also love the way the cloths are are rolled up on this Baton Rouge cottage. This is such an easy, inexpensive way to add a bit of style to this outdoor area. These can be done with simple canvas drop cloths found at Lowe's and they come in a variety of sizes. I plan to use galvanized/iron plumbing parts for the rods like Heather Bullard did with hers and maybe these cheap rings from Hobby Lobby sewn at the top. I think there is a spray available that can be put on the cloths to help prevent mold/mildew issues.
*edited to add another picture. This home was featured in Cottage Living, but I can't find it on their site. The owner did a fun upholstered door that I want to try for a couple of my doors that are not original to my home.