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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

COUNTER STOOL REVEAL

Way, way back in October, I posted about choosing new counter stools.
I finally chose an unfinished wood stool and as you can see,
I started painting before I remembered to take a picture.


They were just plain, unfinished wood.
When I received them, I was surprised and happy at how heavy,
 sturdy and well made they are.  
They came already assembled as well which was great.


So I painted them with my Annie Sloan chalk paint in Coco
and added a simple design to the seats.


Then I finished them with just some regular
furniture wax.


The chalk paint is so great to work with ~ 
you can achieve such a wonderful aged look with it.


 Below are the old stools that had seen better days.


 I like how the new ones look with our table and chairs
 much better.


It took me forever to get these finished.
They were more time consuming than I expected
 so I'm very happy to be done!


Now we are just going to enjoy them!

Comments

  1. I love that color. How did you do those little dots.

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  2. Those are very cute! I remember when you bought them. You did a great job on the finish and I think they look wonderful with your table and chairs, too. xo Diana

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  3. JoAnne, your stools look awesome - you did a fantastic job with them! What did you do with your old counter height chairs? Do you still have them? If so, are you interested in selling them?

    Hugs.

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  4. I love the stools JoAnne! They work better with your style, perfect:)

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  5. These are so simple and just add such a unique look. I love the softness of the color!

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  6. Love this JoAnne. They look so cute in your kitchen. Love the color.
    Kris

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  7. Your stools came out so cute. I really like the diamond pattern you added to the top and the simple look of them. They look great with your dining table and chairs.

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  8. They look great JoAnne! ! Thanks so much for partying!

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  9. They look wonderful! I love the style of this stool for seats & occasional tables/plant stands.

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  10. Your new stools look great!!
    ~Cindy

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  11. I remember your post about trying to narrow down a style. They look beautiful and I love the soft color you finished them in.
    xo Sally

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  12. Those look great JoAnne! I love the color and the stencil on the seat goes great with your kitchen.

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  13. They look perfectly cottage-y, the soft colour is perfect with your table and chairs.

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  14. JoAnne, The little stools turned out wonderful! Thank you for joining the Share Your Style party and have great weekend.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  15. The stools are beautiful and go so well with your room! Love that little extra design on top. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings, Deborah

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  16. I'm catching up a bit here. I love your new stools. The color and the simple design you did are just right. And the way they coordinate with your table is great! Wish I had a counter that needed stools but there's no place in this home. I'll just enjoy yours!
    ~Adrienne~

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