Friday, February 17, 2012

30A Style - A Book of Beach Houses

I've won a signed copy of the book 30A Style over at Flea Market Trixie.

Stylist Lynn Nesmith and photographer Jean Allsopp do photoshoots for Cottage Style magazine.

Their book highlights gorgeous beach homes in the historic communities and new towns along the scenic highway 30A, located in northwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico.

If you'd like to purchase a copy go the 30A Style Website to order.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bench Redo

I picked up this bench at a yard sale last spring for $5. It was hard to take it apart knowing how long it must have taken someone to do that needlepoint.  I was somewhat justified in refinishing it since it sagged really badly.

When I removed the bottom cover I discovered the webbing was falling apart.  It was full of grass.  This baby is old.

I sanded, primed, painted and distressed the frame.  I redid the webbing and added two layers of quilt batting.  Then I reupholstered it with a painter's dropcloth.  I had a very old piece of ticking I used for the pleated ruffle around the bottom. It is so fresh and updated now.