Vacation means 2 things to me...beach and shopping. This year it was more browsing than buying, but it was still fun.
My cousin-in-law (Hi Kathy!!!) and I share a love for home decorating projects, so we spent some time browsing around the beach community where we vacationed. During our hunt, we stumbled on an outdoor sale that was jammed full of thrifty furniture that had been made beautiful again with some simple repairs and a coat of paint.
Heaven! It was called Beach House Chic and it was being run by my soul-sister, Diane. She was tan, barefoot and covered in a fine layer of white paint. I adored her instantly. She is a master thrifter and furniture rehabber and she has turned her talent into a semi-annual sale.
We spent ages chatting and comparing technique and tips...birds of a feather, we are. I asked if she minded if I shared some of her creations with my readers and she graciously said "yes". Like this beautiful bench created from an old sleigh bed.
If I had room in my van, I would have snapped up this chair with the toile seat and matching pillow. Totally reasonable at $58, I think. Look at that sweet ruffle on the pillow.
I'll have more inspiration from Beach House Chic for you tomorrow plus a shot from inside "The Coop" where all of the rehab magic happens. After chatting with Diane for nearly an hour, she invited us back to her workshop so we could look through some of her pieces before they were finished.
If you're going to be anywhere near the Delaware Shore during the last weekend in July, you MUST check out this incredible sale. There will be all sorts of vendors with beautiful home furnishings and decor. It will be open July 31-August 2, 10am-5pm at 528 Atlantic Avenue/Route 26 (3.2 miles from the Bethany Totem Pole).
Need some furniture rehab inspiration? Check out these awesome makeovers!
Thrift store coffee table makeover ~ Olive Rue
DIY paintings (not furniture rehab, but too stinkin' cute not to share ~ Just A Girl
A bench made from a bed ~ Bungalow
DIY play kitchen ~ Out of the Crayon Box
Trash (literally) to treasure ottoman ~ Imparting Grace
Desk and chair makeover ~ This Southern Girls Nest