Monday, September 22, 2014

Pier One Dresser

I realized I've never officially introduced you to my Pier One 3 drawer nail head dresser. My hubby sold his motorcycle last winter and surprised me with this dresser as a present! I love it. Like I really love this dresser!!! I love the nail head detail and the fabric color.

I decided to use it as a side table and am happy with the three drawers for added storage.

This side table definitely completes our living room's look. I think Pier One also sells it in blue, which I also love, but because we have so much blue going on in our house, especially our living room, I decided to go for the more neutral gray.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Vintage Brass Trunk

I was walking through one of my local thrift stores a couple of weeks ago when I spotted this treasure.

I had been looking for some sort of steamer trunk to use as my husband's night stand. This wasn't exactly what I had in mind originally, but as I stared at the trunk I fell more and more in love with it.

The trunk was $20, plus I had a 25% off coupon for donating. I got the trunk for about $15!!! I came home and did a little research, most brass trunks go for about $300. Now that's a deal!!!

My hubby doesn't love the trunk as much as I do, but he's willing to use it as his night stand.

The trunk has a few dings, but I think it adds to it's charm. The inside lining is in perfect condition and the key was inside. But the key doesn't work on the lock. That's ok though because I don't foresee myself locking the trunk any time soon.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Displaying Collections

When Jakey and I walk along the beach we bring buckets and collect rocks, shells, sand dollars, etc. My husband even brings me home pretty rocks from his camping adventures. I have just been collecting these items in a box in the office closet. I was actually going to build a shelf to dispaly some of these items in my laundry room. But while shopping with my step mom I found this shelf at Homegoods for $20!

I also added some of the coral that I fixed up in this tutorial

One day I'll show you the rest of my laundry room, but believe me at this point you're not missing out. I'm actually doing you a great favor by not showing it to you.