Tag Archives: shabby chic

the pillow shuffle

Happy Friday! I feel like I’m always shuffling throw pillows around in search of that perfect mix and color combination. Are you with me? And just when I think I’m there, I see something online or in a magazine that makes me go ga ga, and the shuffle begins again. This shabby quirky cottage is always looking for a little spruce up of sorts.  So here’s what the living room has going on after my latest run around the house […]

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Louella euro shams

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! Some of you might remember a post I did this past spring about my more than fabulous day, I still dream about it some nights. I ordered myself a few goodies from the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture website. This is sort of a big deal for me since I’m so in love with her merchandise, and even on sale it’s a bit out of my price range. Every now and then it’s a nice […]

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Cottage Fix shabby fall mantel

Salutations! I’m starting to wonder if the fall weather will ever stay put here on the ol’ east coast. Every chance I get, I pop open the windows to let in the breeze. But before I can blink twice, there’s a cold front on the way full of rain and moisture and they need to go right back down. I’m just back from a walk around the block with Miss Paisley and it’s a bit muggy and windy out, looking […]

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Cottage Fix crates and candlelight

Hello there Cottage Fix friends. It feels like it’s been raining here for days now, which is just about true. Whenever it rains steady like this for days at a time, I start to feel like I’m on the movie set of Godzilla with Mathew Broderick. Anybody see that one? It’s an oldy, but a goody! The cast spends much of the movie out in the pouring rain chasing and running from the big scaly girl. Yesterday I was ever […]

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pink

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! How’s things? We’re in the midst of crazy town here, always are this time of year I guess. With school back in full swing and both kiddos participating in after-school activities it can be hard to keep up with everyone’s schedules. Just call me momager. Wink! I worked on this pale pink chair all last week and it’s finally finished. There was a lot of carting it in and out to the garage and waiting […]

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classic grays and shabby whites

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! I’m blogging in under glorious sun-filled skies and fresh dry air. I feel like I waited all summer long to say that. This summer was a hot sticky mess! And all though it’s still summertime and quite warm here on the East Coast, I can feel a hint of autumn in the air. Just a hint, just enough to know it won’t be long now before a hot pot of chili is simmering on the stove […]

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and something pink…

Why hello there Cottage Fix crew! I’m blogging in today with another chalk paint project, this time in a lovely shade of pale pink. It’s the softest quietest shade of pink called Antoinette by Annie Sloan. I also used this color on my heirloom dresser last year and loved how it turned out. So I was sort of dying to try something in this shade of pink for downstairs. This little piano stool was the lucky winner! Grin.Just like most of […]

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chippy, shabby, chippy, shabby blue paint trunk

Hola Cottage Fix friends! I hope your summer is truck, truckin’ along good. We’re quite busy here with just the regular day-to-day kind of stuff. I always try to wrangle together a beach day when we can fit one in, usually on the weekend. Along with much of the East Coast, we’re in the midst of a nightmare heatwave and I’m about done with it. The afternoons are almost unbearable as the temperatures soar and the air gets thick and […]

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