Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come, and the inspiration I‘ve found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
I don’t know about you but I have definitely been taking advantage of these dreary winter days.
Just so you know, I’ve never been a fan of the winter months.
It could be the gardener in me, but I like to be outdoors, feeling the sun shining and hearing the birds chirping.
But I’ve actually shifted my attitude this month. I’m looking at the next couple of months as an opportunity for progress.
I had a great week with garden planning, shopping, and working on some home projects.
A Day of Shopping
I went shopping and to lunch with a friend last Monday. We went to Compass Rose in the Proctor District.
I always love visiting this store for ideas. It’s a bit over my budget but window shopping is always fun.
They have the prettiest decorative pillows.
What I like most about this store is the green and blue color combination. I’m loving the coastal feel.
We also went to the South Tacoma Antique Mall for some thrifted finds.
I found some ironstone and silver pieces at a really great deal.
I’ll share the rest of the shopping experience in my next monthly vintage blog post.
Around Our Cottage
Have you ever started a project by accident?
I did just that when I brought the vacuum into my studio and hit my armoire. I little bit of paint chipped off and that’s when I noticed how easy it would be to literally peel off the paint in strips.
I’ve wanted to change the color of this armoire for years, but always secretly wished it had never been painted at all.
So I started peeling away. The sides came off so easily. I was beyond excited!
As you can see, this was a spur-of-the-moment whim, so of course, I didn’t put down anything to keep the paint peels from getting all over the floor.
Unfortunately, when I got to the corners and trim, things started taking a turn. Looks like I’m going to have to strip the rest. So for now it’s a two-toned cabinet.
I’ll share the results next week.
In the Greenhouse
I’m going to be sowing the sweet pea seeds on Monday, followed by starting geranium plants from cuttings.
Can’t wait to keep you posted.
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From the Blog
Looking for some creative ideas on how to decorate your home for the winter season? I’ll show you some simple ideas for adding a coastal touch to your seasonal decor while keeping the cozy warmth of a traditional winter space.
Are you looking to give your home some vintage charm? I’ll show you how adding antique and vintage home décor is the perfect way to create both a timeless and classic style for your home.
Have you thought about growing a cut flower garden by seed but aren’t sure where to start? I’ll share the benefits of growing flowers from seed and basic seed-starting tips I’ve learned along the way.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
I love this Valentine’s Day DIY idea from my friend Meeghan at Cali Girl in a Southern World. These dish towels are a perfect way to add Valentine’s Day touches to your kitchen. They also make great handmade gifts for the loved ones in your life.
Reviving a bistro table and chair set.
This gorgeous kitchen in an English country house.
CoCo at The Crowned Goat shares simple ways to hygge at home. She does such a beautiful job creating an overall sense of contentment and well-being through cozy and comfortable surroundings.
These vintage furniture finds.
I’m trying this soup recipe next week.
This DIY craft using book pages.
Here’s the cutest heart-shaped wreath made by my friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill.
5 Valentine’s Day decor ideas for using yarn hearts.
This gorgeous Valentine’s Day wreath.
These sweet clay heart ornaments.
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Until next time,
Hugs and wishes for a wonderful week ahead.
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