I am a wife, a mother, an auntie and a friend. I love thrifting, garage sales, re-purposing, creating, painting, anything that makes our little rental home more welcoming, comfortable and cozy. I have discovered the "art" of amateur photography & I love the idea of capturing the beauty in the ordinary everyday things that surround us. Blogging is a wonderful way to make new friends and share with people who have the same interests. My personal taste in decorating leans towards "casual cottage/coastal decor". I now have a small shop on etsy, called "SandySeashore" where you'll find some of my vintage finds, my photography and some handmade things. I hope you take the time to check it out! Thanks for droppin' in!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Livingroom "After" -- Gone Coastal! Part 2

We painted out all the beadboard in a bright white, it immediately lightened the space.

Bought new denim couches (very comfortable).

The coffee table I built got a fresh look, went from black to a pretty turquoise blue.

We had some pictures we took in Mexico enlarged and framed them.

This chair has been re-upholstered three times! It's been burgundy, red and now brown.

White curtains bought at thrift store for 4$, and white cotton bedspreads to cuddle up with (3 for 10$)

Cushions I recovered with new fabrics (and my very cute Molly!)
A cushion I made from an embroidered tea towel bought in Seattle.

This pretty much sums it up for me!

I love all things "Coastal"!!!


  1. Sandra ~ this is a wonderful glimpse into your very creative world! I have seen many of your incredible transformations over the past several years and I am continually amazed at your keen eye for beauty and for transformation.

    This is your 'calling' ... I hope that many will view your blog and seek your business in transforming 'their' world through your eyes. You have a gift and I wish you success in sharing your ideas and talent with others!

    I shall follow you with great interest and look forward to all your future projects!

    Kathy MacKenzie

  2. Kathy,

    Thank you so much for your kind words! You are one of the reasons i'm finally putting my projects together in a "Portfolio" of sorts, as much for myself as to inspire anyone else who's ever felt like they can't do something... Over the years I've been surprised by what I can do, I just have to be willing to try. I've failed at some projects, but most have turned out even better than I ever would have imagined...the best part has been the fun I have trying! Thanks for your words of encouragement now and over the years!

    I'll keep posting, keep following!