Saturday, February 18, 2012

Four days!

This week I've been working 
really hard redesigning a
clients bedroom. 

I only had one four days to get complete! 

It was a blank slate when I started.. 
Her furniture was all pine. 

Its amazing what paint can do to bring back to life! 

I found a tall vintage shelf in corner from my  
fried Julie at 
Past and Presents in Aurora.

Check out her blog!

Thank you Julie for selling it out of your booth!!

                                                                         22 East State Street  Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-4468

I love these lamps! They're from Pottery Barn, 
The tops come off so you can fill them with anything! 
I chose wicker shades from there and painted them cream to add that 
cottage felling! 

There is a really cool sitting room off the bedroom.. 
I took these chairs and had them recovered. 
My upholstery guy is very good to me!
He gave me a great deal and got done in 4 days!

I need to still get a round tufted ottoman, but their
only so much you can find in that amount of time.. 
My client really wanted a vintage wicker lamp. 
I new we could find it, but I new it be hard with flea market not 
going yet.... 

Just in luck! 

Found this vintage wicker lamp last min in Geneva at

Circa in Geneva IL 

                                                                            123 South 3rd Street  Geneva, IL 60134
 (630) 208-0013

I need the right mirror for her dresser. All her furniture is 
straight line, no detail.. 
I new I had to get that right mirror to give that pop in 
the bedroom! 

It took me three days to find! 
I got it at one of my new secret places :) 

Only $250 super heavy and all wood.... 
It's very old. 

Gave it a cool finish to help pull the hardware out of the furniture. 

Now the bathroom..... 

Walking inn it was just walls of mirrors.. 
I had custom frames made and I attached 
them to the mirrors.. 

The sconces help pull them together! 

I normally like adding lots of accessories, 
But my client likes things to keep things simple.. 

Found a cool vintage square tray and added bath accessories. 

 I was on the hunt for a cabinet for the bathroom. 
This was really hard to find! 
I turned the corner of my favorite place to shop and it 
was like heavens light shinning down on it! 

It was perfect! I had to give it a new 
paint job and a little love. 

I will have more to come... 

It was late last night when I got done, 
I will have better photos soon of the room 
and furniture accessorized. 

Wait till you see the chandelier above the 
Bathtub I added! 

Off to do another consultation!

Have a good weekend!


Monday, February 13, 2012

The Vintage Nest

Yesterday I went out to 
Glenview to help my friend 
change up her store and add room for 
her new large clothing line she now carries... 

My favorite thing in the store is the couch! 

If your looking to update yours I would recommend 
checking it out!

Here a bio of Mindy and here store: 

Vintage Nest began with my passion for scouring the antique markets on weekends for that unusual find - - the thrill of the hunt! Along the way I realized that I wanted to spend more and more time re-purposing my finds and expressing my inner desire to be creative. 
By early 2006 I had accumulated well over two storage units full of furniture and home accessories from my antique explorations. Not to mention that we could no longer park our 2 cars in the garage because this too was overflowing with my finds. 
Having spent over 20 years in the advertising business and no longer being challenged by my job I decided to incorporate my passion for vintage inspired furnishings into my everyday life by establishing Vintage Nest. Vintage Nest gives me the opportunity to share my passion with others who enjoy decorating their homes with elegant, time-worn pieces.
A mother of two small children with a growing volunteer schedule I knew Vintage Nest would have to satisfy my need to explore my dream as well as maintain a balanced home life. 
Therefore, Vintage Nest only opens its doors to the public one weekend per month.Customers are notified by postcard of upcoming sales as well as email announcements.
Vintage: classic, mature, rare, time-honored, enduring, superior

Nest: a place affording snug refuge or lodging; a home

Vintage Nest
1891 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL  60026

Stop and check it out when your in town! 


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Grayslake Flea......

I woke up with my camera calling 
My name! 

Take me to the Flea market! 


I’ve been itching to go to a flea market to take some photos! 
Today was Grayslake Flea! 

There where sooooo many neat things out there! 
I got some good goodies for my clients!