Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday vignette

Iantha Carley D.C. Design house 2013
Why am I showing you this vignette? Because I have sideboard styling on the brain. Two weeks ago I found a vintage Thomasville faux-bamboo dresser on Craigslist. I never find anything good on CL so I knew I had to have it and paint it a glossy black. It will take up the wall in my kitchen that I never show. The wall was where my easel was and a rustic style armoire used as a china cabinet. I was a little sentimental about that rustic piece but its not my style and it was starting to fall apart.


Well I got off to a great start... and then my husband, who never gets sick, got sick and went down in a heap. He works about 60 hours a week and then helps at home and it got him good.
At this point the dresser and paint was taking up my half of the garage and the contents of the china cabinet that I was tossing were in piles in the kitchen and dining room.
Chaos ensued.
Now that I am sort of back to normal, I am debating lamps or no lamps. Symmetry or asymetrical styling.
I have a giant white oval platter that won't fit anywhere else so that has to live in this plan.
I also bought this darling planter from The Pink Pagoda accessories shop.

Several cookbooks will be out too.
I hope I can make it quirky and traditional but fun.
You'll be the first to know if I succeed.

12 comments:

StagerLinda said...

Oh Kerry that Bamboo drawer pull is such a tease. Can't wait to see the unveiling. Something tells me you will go for 'quirky'--at least in the first round of decorating your new find.

Kim said...

I have to say we all have pretty amazing husbands to put up with our whims!! And I love the whim you are working on ... cannot wait to see!! xo

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I remember that vignette at the show house and I LOVE IT!!! great inspiration and love your project. Where is your easel going? can't wait to see you style that space.
Have fun, hope he feels better asap!
xo Nancy

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

oops, missed yesterdays post, and I see you have a NEW STUDIO!!! How awesome and sooooo exciting! a dedicated space! Best wishes for tons of productivity in that room!
xo Nancy

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

This is going to be fun to watch as it progresses...........

Karen Albert said...

Kerry,
I am so excited to see this piece!
Right now I have items on Craig s list however haven't found anything great!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

Vel Criste said...

With one of your art works on the background, I'm sure you'll come up with a beautiful and artistic vignette Kerry! Good luck!

An Urban Cottage said...

I remember that vignette too because I love that painting.

Your bamboo piece looks fab!

An Urban Cottage said...

I remember that vignette too because I love that painting.

Your bamboo piece looks fab!

Kristen Alcorta said...

Love that vignette! Can't wait to see the finished piece! Maybe then you can give me tips on painting my campaign dresser!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I thought that was your art work.....love that side table...you did great...cant wait to see it in your home...

Windlost said...

Thought that was your art too! Cannot wait to see the results...
Thanks also for the brief studio visit. I like a lived-in art space. I love seeing people's "stuff". xo Terri