In honor of the original Summers Cottage on Lake Erie, I decided to frame and display some of the best memories of my childhood. I printed out all these old pics, and framed each one individually in the great Ribba frames from IKEA. (How can you go wrong for under $15 each?)
I feel like the addition of this gallery wall of memories completed my dining room decorating, and gives the room a great feeling of nostalgia with a contemporary twist.
C’mon, how cute is that face?
Everyone loves a good makeover, don’t they?
Well this is the story of a FREE dresser I managed to score when a friend moved and couldn’t take it with her.
I knew the wicker texture would be perfect for the Lakehouse, but couldn’t envision the existing color in my dreamy pale blue and white bedroom.
So, when all else fails – off to the paint store!
I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to tackle the job. Should I spray it?
Ick – too messy…
I started with the traditional paintbrush, and it actually worked pretty well. I used Valspar Paint and Primer in one in basic white. There was a lot of back and forth, filling in all the little grooves, but
after 2 coats, it was good to go!
Next the fun part – New Knobs!
I found these beauties at World Market. They had just the “sea glass” look I was going for, and were a perfect complement to the paint color I had used in the room (SW Rainwashed).
Ta Da! The final product!
Isn’t she pretty?