Thursday, September 29, 2011

A new look and new work!

Don't be alarmed! You've come to the right place.. I just updated my blog background.

AND!! I have new pieces to show you! Once again, click on the name of the item to see more pictures of it in my online album.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hooks Hooks Hooks!

I am in love with all of the old organic pieces of wood and nature I've gathered over the years! But I've found that not everyone loves old or dried things as much as I do. So with a lot of creativity and a little work, I've figured out how to "restyle" them so that others can love them too! ...

Here are more items from my "ReStyling" period.
Click on the title of the piece to see more photos of that item!

Friday, September 16, 2011

More ReStyling...

Following up on my last post about Restyling old things, here are a few more...

Two more of the previous Drift Wood Coat Hook

Half Barrel Key Hook

Small Drift Wood Double Hook

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Restoring the Beauty

Living on the Eastern Shore has seeped into my style. I fell in love with traipsing around the coast line, rain or shine, picking up drift wood and twisted, rusted shapes. My brain was going wild with ideas of picking up these great natural pieces and turning them into a classy contrast between organic and modern. After collecting from the shore, I moved inland and started seeing the same possible contrast in old pieces on trash day, at yard sales, and junk shops. By staying simple, striving toward classy not crafty, and letting the shapes dictate their use, I aim to create some gorgeous pieces. Here are the beginnings...

Half Barrel Shelves
Along the coast I found tons of these half circles. They are from the bottom of fishermen's barrels. The great smoothed wave washed wood with rust bleeding onto each shelf contrasts nicely with the black shiny boards.

Tops of the shelves

Bottoms of the shelves

On a red wall: side view
On a red wall: straight on

A drift wood Hook for the front hall or mud room!