I have been gathering so much inspiration on Pinterest these days. (as I'm sure so many of you are)
My problem has always been that I like too many styles of decorating, for only one home. I wish I could have several homes and be able to decorate each in style that I love! (Hey, if your gonna dream, dream big!!!)
I am currently obsessed by the the very comfy and homey Farmhouse style that incorporates lots of pretty vintage elements with a little (or a lot) of rustic thrown in. Because it tends to be less foofy and girly than some of the other styles that I love, it's perfect for a happy home for hubby too.
One of the first images I pinned to my Pinterest board was this one from Take Out Photo.
I loved what he did here, and knew I had the perfect frame to make something very similar.
I used Dictionary pages and chose the appropriate page for each item. (For example my scale went on the "S" page, my clock went on the "C" page etc...) Instead of having the hard edges of the photos, I used Photoshop Elements to fade out the images so that the edges are all very soft. I backed the whole thing with a piece of burlap and used decorative push pins to attach the printed pages.
I got these numbers at the last Sweet Salvage sale, the scale I got last month at a garage sale for only $5.00 and that candle got a little rustic makeover of it's own too.
I love to collect vintage scales. They are all over my house.
Another thing that got a little makeover was the light fixture in front of the fireplace. I covered the glass with a light colored burlap, painted the wood and added a little furniture strapping around the candle sleeves.
I forgot to take a "before" shot of that fixture, but this one is the same style and do for it's makeover soon.
Another thing I'm loving on Pinterest is all the crates and pallets that are being re-purposed.
I found this one at a garage sale the same day as the scale. I didn't want to change it into anything other that what it was. It makes a perfect storage spot for magazines and books.
The screens on either side of the window frame, also came from Sweet Salvage a few months ago. I just hung them on the wall and then added an arrangement of family photos and frames.
I even like frames with nothing in them!
And lastly, I am on the lookout for old signage. I think it makes for wonderful and interesting decor . I haven't found any beautiful old store signs yet, but I did pick up this nice street sign recently. I really like the graphics of letters and numbers and think they look fabulous with the farmhouse style of decorating as well.
I hope you enjoyed my little show and tell. Have a wonderful weekend!