Friday, May 4, 2012

Vintage Inspiration #86 Serendipity

Hi Everyone, time for Vintage Inspiration!

This week, like last week, I'm featuring one of you who links to the party. I'll be doing this more often, as I'm always amazed at some of the talent and fresh ideas you all share with us each week. This week I'd like to showcase a relatively new blog, Serendipity.

Sometimes you find a blog out there that just grabs you.
You know what I mean...
one that you feel an immediate connection with.
That's how I felt when I found
Kimberly from Serendipity.

So many things here to love...

Kimberly lives in a wonderful new home, but recently wanted to take her formal "traditional" decor in a somewhat different direction. This is where I totally relate. She didn't want to start over. She wanted to make the change using what she had...lovely traditional furniture. Here is a before shot of her formal "brick red" dining room.


For the first step, repainting in a neutral color made a huge and immediate change. 


And then there's the chandelier metamorphosis. A very formal brass chandy becomes a shabby garden delight with a burlap chain cover and accents with grapevine sconces lined with moss.

A hutch made from recycled barnwood, an old ladder, and a painted dresser all help transform this room into a more intimate and comfortable French Farmhouse Dining Room.

I love how she's used more rustic pieces to blend in with the "formal",
creating a wonderful vintage farmhouse feel.

Hope you'll drop by Serendipity and say Hello to Kimberly, you'll really enjoy looking back through her posts to also see her Living Room transformation with paint. (If you pin any photos of Kimberley's please go back to her blog so she gets the credit.)

So much other talent out here,
 so here are a few other great links from last week:

Elyse from Shabby Sweet Tea remakes a ho-hum table and chairs
 into the perfect Breakfast Room dinette set.

Beautifully embellished matchbox keepsake creations

Going from old brass to bronze Chandy makeover from Laurmelas House

Funky Junk Finds from Joy at A Vintage Green
(love the inside of these suitcases!)

Lee from Soul Style shares her love of vintage lighting 
and gives a great tutorial on wiring it up.

And the cutest idea;
 Chalkboard chargers from Daune at Cottage in the Oaks

Hanging out with my party gals this weekend!

Thanks everyone that comes by to link up each week. You are Amazing! It's so hard to choose features out of so many great links! Please remember to have a visible link within your post, it just takes a minute and it let's everyone else know where to party. If I can do it, you can do it! Each week I find blogs I'd love to feature but there is no mention of where you've linked up. Just a courtesy. Also, my email server has been down since Monday evening. If you've needed to contact me please leave a comment here if it's timely. Hopefully, it will be back up by the end of the day.

OK Everyone, time to link up all your fun this week, 
"anything vintage or vintage inspired".


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