New Project: Shabby Chic Wine Buffet

I recently came across a beautiful buffet table that had some good bones, but need a little TLC. Well, I scooped that bad boy up and now have some BIG plans for it.

As you can see in the pictures below it had some scratches, the hardware was a little too outdated for me (and not in a good way), and it just needed a nice face lift to make it something pretty.

I have started the refurb project and am so excited with the results already even though I’m not finished. I’ve taken the doors off and plan to add crisscrossing wine racks underneath, plus it’s a new color!

So stay tuned for the final reveal. In the meantime, here’s the before pictures:

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

 

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

 

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

Shabby Chic Wine Buffet Project

So what do you think? It’s a pretty piece, right? I can’t wait to show you all the finished product. And the best part? Once we’re done…we’re selling it!

I know, I know. How rude of me to give you a little peek and not show you what it’s going to look like. Guess you’ll just have to keep on the lookout for the “After” post.

 

Until the “After”,
-Katie

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Do you have a rug that you wish it was a different pattern or color palette? Or do you have an unwanted rug which is taking up your space in your storage or garage, but cannot decide whether you should keep or get rid of it?

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My generic, white IKEA rug was neither unwanted nor unsuitable for my decor. However, it was not dog friendly so living with our lovely German Shepherd for almost a year, I had to store away all rugs and live on bare floors. I only brought back the rugs when we were having guests over to make the place more warm and welcoming; and this is the time when I realized that my…

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New Product: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding

It’s official! We’re open for business!

We have finally opened our Etsy shop and even added our first listing: Burlap Boutonniere for Rustic Chic Wedding – Groom and Groomsmen Boutonniere, Lace, button and twine

I made these same boutonnieres for my own wedding and now you can have them at yours! They’re perfect for those awesome rustic or vintage chic weddings that we’re seeing a lot of on the internet and in bridal magazines.

These boutonnieres are customizable as we’ll pick buttons based on your wedding colors. Two to be exact.

Trust me when I say that you will absolutely love these burlap boutonnieres. Here are some pictures:

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

Vintage Chic Redux - Burlap Boutonniere

If you love them, BUY THEM! Like I said, you can customize the colors of the two buttons. If you have any questions, feel free to email us here or on Etsy.

And, stay tuned as we’ll soon be featuring new burlap tote bags and chalkboard cheese and wine boards!

 

What do you think of our boutonnieres?

 

Tata for now,
-Katie

Toronto’s Distillery District: Industrial Inspiration

My husband and I just returned from a trip up north. We first visited family in Detroit and then decided to take an impromptu trip to Toronto as I had never been to Canada before and my husband had never been to Toronto.

The 4 1/2 hour drive from Detroit isn’t too bad and it’s worth it once you make it to the city.

We visited the Hockey Hall of Fame, the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Market, but what I will always remember was the stunning Distillery District. We didn’t get to stay to see it at night, but it was beautiful during the day. The mix of old, industrial architecture and decor is something that I absolutely love and can snap pictures of all day.

Here are some of my favorite pictures we took of the Distillery District.

Toronto Distillery District SignA picture of the sign when you first walk up to the area.

Old Truck in Toronto Distillery DistrictOne thing you should know about me: I LOVE old trucks like this. And this one was beautifully decayed.

Old Building in Toronto Distillery DistrictThey mix the old with the new so well!

Toronto Distillery DistrictI fell in love with this old walkway/room.

Industrial Doorway in Toronto Distillery DistrictI mean, c’mon! Gorgeous.

Buildings in Toronto Distillery District Oh, to have seen this area in its heyday.

There was this ADORABLE little bakery in the area that I stopped at to grab a chocolate croissant and the inside was breathtaking. If you ever get the chance, please check out the Brick Street Bakery. It was so good!

Have you ever been to Toronto or the Distillery District? What was your favorite part?

Ciao!
-Katie

Rustic TV or Media Centers

We have an older IKEA TV console in our living room right now, but it just doesn’t go very well with our modern-industrial look. It’s too modern. So I’ve been on the look-out for a DIY TV console or media center that my husband and I could build. I want something that is more open since we have a narrow (but long) living room with a large sectional sofa in it and I don’t want another large piece of furniture making the room look smaller.

So here are some of my favorite options that I don’t think would be too hard to either build or create our own plans for:

Liz_Marie_BlogDIY Rustic Wood TV Console via Liz Marie Blog

PB_HendrixHendrix Media Stand via Pottery Barn

Ana_WhiteRustic X Console via Ana White

I know, they all look pretty similar but that’s part of why I’m having a problem deciding! Do I want one that’s tall, short, middle-of-the-road? Exes on the sides? Ugh! Too many choices. Though, I guess it’s better to have too many choices than no choices at all, right?

Do you have other ideas of similar TV/media centers?

What about your house? What does yours look like?

XOXO,
-Katie

Decorating with Wicker Chairs

So I’m a younger decorating enthusiast, and with my youth came a misguided revulsion where wicker is concerned. I always thought wicker furniture belonged in my grandmother’s house, but never mine. HOWEVER, my views on the subject have done a complete 180. Now, I wouldn’t mind adding some wicker chairs to accent my dining room chairs or having a set in my living room.

Isn’t it funny how trends are circuitous and what was once considered less than desirable can make a comeback? Love it!

Still think wicker belongs on the porch of a grandmother’s house only? You might change your mind after seeing these beautiful examples of wicker working it!

caeff643abdc2437b20efe7782ccfeccWicker Dining Room Chairs via BHG

ec407298b536869da2b1cf4b68bf0a2dWicker Accent Chair via BHG

f4134e253353Another Wicker Accent Chair via House Beautiful

Adriana-heroAntique/Industrial-Style Wicker Accent Chair via The Design Files

P1110576Wicker Accent Chair in Master Bedroom via Chateau Chic

So what do you think? Is your mind blown yet? I know, I too had to take a moment to admit I had been wrong all along. And, shockingly enough, my mom and I are working on sprucing up two pairs of wicker chairs right now. Here’s a sneak peak at the “before” pictures:

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Two are going to be white and two are going to be grey. I’m really excited and will post the “after” pictures as soon as I’m done. Then, we’ll be selling those babies!

Do you have wicker furniture in your house or have you considered adding a piece or two? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Until inspiration strikes again,
Katie

#PCOTY: Radiant Orchid

In case you’re unaware…the new Pantone Color of the Year (or #PCOTY) is Radiant Orchid. While I’m not a huge fan of adding this color on, say, every wall in a room, I am a fan of this color in sporadic pieces throughout a room or an accent wall. 

I guess I’m not brave enough to do a whole room in Radiant Orchid.

Still not sure how to use this new, vibrant color? Here’s some inspiration:

original_Brian-Patrick-Flynn-PLUM-FUCHSIA-BLACK-entry_s3x4_lgPatterned Wallpaper via HGTV

e8bb16c892fc8ae8601cead9629bde82Twin Chairs via Home Sweet Home

orchid-rugRug via Vintage Pixie

Are you feeling bold? Do you have plans to add your own “orchid” touch to your home? If so, post links to your blog so we can see pictures.

Do you have other ideas of how to incorporate the new #PCOTY?

Have fun!
-Katie