Dec 19, 2017

We have dark shiplap!



Earlier this year, we made an afternoon of the Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour here in town.  One of the homes we ventured through had a tiny room planked with dark shiplap.  I've wanted to incorporate something similar in our home ever since.


And, what's the best time in the world to take on a home update project?  Right before you're about to host 17 people for a holiday, of course!  So we've been running around like crazy people trying to finish this up.  We did it!


If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember seeing paint samples in preparation for this project.  In the end, I decided not to go with any of those (which is why I must always, ALWAYS test color via paint sample!), but to go with a rich pluff mud color instead.



Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

Here's what the room looked like before...

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady

And here's after -

Small powder room with dark shiplap | The Lowcountry Lady



Sources:

Shiplap - Guy C. Lee
Paint - SW Porpoise 7047
Sconce - Pottery Barn
Fish painting - Mutton Snapper by Christina Hewson
Wicker basket - Target
Succulents - Whole Foods
Mirror - Southern Accent (old)
Pedestal sink - Amazon (yes, we bought a sink on Amazon, and I'd do it again)
Faucet - also Amazon
Sweetgrass trash can - local basket weaver
Woven Rug - Dash and Albert
Rainbow Row print - C. Brooke Ring
Turquoise frame - Etsy

Nov 25, 2017

Classic Outdoor Christmas Decorations

There's something wonderful about a home all dressed up for Christmas.  Maybe it's memories of driving around as a family looking at twinkling lights.  Sometimes we packed snacks for the tour, as if it was some kind of show.

I love the range of styles, from simple and classic to Griswold crazy.  I tend to choose simple for my house, but who doesn't love inching towards that amazing house that is completely decked out with coordinating music and all?!

This is our first Christmas in our new home and I've so looked forward to decorating this house for Christmas.

Daytime view -


Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

And, here is what the house looks like at night -

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Simple classic cottage outdoor Christmas Decorations | The Lowcountry Lady

Sources -
  • Wreaths, Michaels
  • Wreath bows are 5" inch ribbon tied into a simple bow, Michaels
  • Tree & exterior twinkle lights, Lowes
  • Tree collar, Hearth and Hand With Magnolia at Target
  • Ornaments, Michaels
  • Red star, our own creation
  • Window candles, Amazon

Nov 6, 2017

Handmade Frames

You guys!  Have you ever ordered something online, and just enough time passes before it arrives that you've kind of forgotten about it?  That happened to me and today was delivery day!  Such a fun little surprise.

I ordered these frames and I'm so glad that I did!  They are handmade, from real wood, and they are lovely.  The smaller one is a standard size frame in 2-Tone style in the Robin's Egg color.  The larger frame is a custom size in the Escalante style in Vintage Dark Wood finish.  These frames are sturdy and the paint and stain are rich and beautiful.

Signed & Numbered Frames | The Lowcountry Lady

Signed & Numbered Escalante Frame | The Lowcountry Lady

Signed & Numbered 2-Tone Frame | The Lowcountry Lady

I sought out these frames for two specific pieces of art.

The Robin's Egg frame will hold a sweet little Rainbow Row (Charleston) print from C. Brooke Ring.  The color of the frame makes this print pop and it's just the little room brightener its future space needs.

The dark frame is for a darling painting by Kendall Kirk.  If I had my way, I'd buy every single one of Kendall's paintings.  The colors are happy and the thick paint delicious.  I plan to stare at this one for several minutes every single day.


C. Brooke Ring Charleston Print and Kendall Kirk Painting in Handmade Signed & Numbered Frames

Kendall Kirk Painting in Signed & Numbered Frames | The Lowcountry Lady

Kendall Kirk Painting in Signed & Numbered Frames | The Lowcountry Lady

C. Brooke Ring Charleston Print in Signed & Numbered Frames | The Lowcountry Lady

I can't wait to show you where these two pieces end up.