Friday Favorites: A Recent Vintage Find & Summer Decor
Want to hear something completely ridiculous? All week long I have been totally confused on what day it is. Seriously, I know that sounds pathetic, but it’s true. For example, I thought Wednesday was really Thursday about 12 times before it finally soaked in that it was in fact Wednesday. What the heck? It’s just been a struggle this week if I’m being honest with you. Maybe my 37 week pregnancy hormones are playing tricks on my brain, I have no idea. But it’s been a looooong week and needless to say I’m thrilled it’s Friday. And that means it’s time for Friday Favorites! Today I’m sharing a recent vintage find I came across a few weeks back and did a little painting project on. (If you follow me on Instagram you saw a few videos about this project in my stories.) I also have some fun and easy summertime decor to share as well!
Vintage Headboard Piece
So a few weeks ago I was browsing one of my favorite local antique shops and I picked up a vintage headboard piece. I thought it was a pretty good deal at $40, especially considering it was already painted. I knew exactly where I wanted it, so I happily brought it home and hung it on the wall above our reading nook.
Soo…….there it was. I loved this piece in the store, but as soon as I hung it up I only felt so-so about it, which was a total bummer. Does that ever happen to you? You buy something all jazzed about it and then get home and realize it wasn’t so great after all? Not fun. I just wasn’t digging it against the cream colored walls and it seemed out of place overall. I decided to leave it for about a day or so to see if it would grow on me, but it just wasn’t happening. So I decided the only solution was white paint. White paint! I used my trusty Rust-Oleum chalk paint in Linen White and here’s how it looked after:
Ta-da! What do you think? I feel like it blends better with this room now and the white paint gives it a totally different vibe. I think it was the right choice and it ended up being a fun little project. Plus it’s the perfect size for the space above the reading nook. I don’t know about you guys, but I love unique architectural pieces like this–they’re such an easy and fun way to add interest to your wall. Definitely something to keep your eyes open for at yard sales this summer!
A Summertime Doormat
I was visiting my second home the other day, aka Target, and came across the cutest summertime doormat ever. I had no choice but to buy it. Really. My hands were tied. I mean, look at this little lady:
You know I’m usually all about neutral, neutral, neutral but when it comes to summertime decor I love to mix in a bit of color and pizzazz. This doormat is just so much fun with the little watermelons and strawberries. My Allie girl is obsessed and I am too. It just brings so much happiness and cheer to the front step, I loooove it.
Here’s a few other doormats that are sure to brighten up your front door for summer:
Shop the doormats:
Painted Books for Summer
Another quick little project I did this week was painting a few old books for easy summertime decor. This is such a simple way to add a touch of color to your decor for the warmer months. I used Ella Rose from the Magnolia Home paint line on this stack of old books. It’s a soft pink color that is perfect for summer.
I dropped into Salvation Army and got these hardcover books for a dollar each. That’s cheap and easy decor, folks! If you haven’t painted books before I’d definitely give it a try. Any paint will do, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. This is just a fun and simple way to add a pop of color to any room, summer mantel, or vignette.
Well that’s a wrap on my Friday Favorites today my friends. Can you believe it’s already Father’s Day weekend? The month of June is absolutely flying by. Part of me is thrilled because that means it’s almost baby time, but the other part of me is in a complete panic because HOLY COW IT’S ALMOST BABY TIME. I feel like it’s totally snuck up on us. There’s still so much left to do. And have I told you we still haven’t decided on a name for this little girl? Nope. Haven’t decided. We have a few names we’re debating of course, but nothing is set. With the other two we waited until they were born to decide, but that always makes me a little anxious because I hate waiting to the last minute and I’d much rather decide beforehand. Oy. I’m a hot mess. So I think that’s on the agenda this weekend for sure: figure out this baby’s name! By the way, if you have any fabulous short and sweet baby girl names be sure to let me know, ok?
I hope you all have an incredible weekend and thanks a million for dropping by the blog today! xoxo