Saturday, March 30, 2013

Weekly Pinterest favorites........................

What a busy week we have had!  I wanted to give you a few pins I found inspiring this week.  Hope everyone has a blessed Easter:)


I love vintage typewriters!

I really would like a stack of these in the house.

As you know, old china and dishes are my favorite to collect.

Simply divine peonies...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Graphics Fairy Tuesday......

I found these "Instant Art" ideas on The Graphic Fairy Blog. I absolutely love all her blog has to offer. The best part is it is free. She has so many different genres to chose from. Here are some of my favorites I found today.

Marti :)

Butterfly Printable Moths Vintage Prints Royalty Free French

All images may be found on The Graphics Fairy Blog. Click the button on my blog page to connect.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Caroline Grace has a new room........................

I finally tackled painting a dresser I have been wanting to refinish for years. The dresser is a pre-depression piece of my grandfather's.  My daughter Gracie has a sweet room perfect for an 8 year old with the traditional yellow and blue Laura Ashley floral. It is classic, so she can grow with the decor, but the plain dresser needed some spunk and updating. 

Let the fun begin with paint..........

I searched for awhile for the perfect yellow. As most of you know, yellow can be hard and I didn't want her to have a Big Bird yellow dresser. So after using the Valspar App I discovered Homestead Resort Tea Room Yellow. Let me say I am absolutely in love with this color and so do most of my followers. I have been asked by everyone what color I used. The drawer color is something I mixed myself, but it was perfect for the look I was going for. I left the hardware as is due to the fabulous patina and they were just too pretty to paint over. I also painted a matching end table which belonged to our children's godparent's mother.  It also is from the same era.  The top of the end table swivels which gives 2 completely different looks. What do you think?

Marti :)

My "go to" Websters Chalk Paint Powder purchased locally at Vintage 615 in Spring Hill, TN



I am sorry I do not have a before photo, I know....bad blogger :) This look I added a stencil as well.

All photos property of Grey Vintage Style.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Are you ready for Spring?

Hello Friday!

The sun is shining on this gorgeous day here in Nashville and I am so ready to work on the garden. Due to the weather though, I have brought Spring indoors to my family. I have put together several groupings of botanical art I stumbled upon on The Graphics Fairy Website. She has an amazing collection all free of genre after genre ready to be used for you to create. If you have not explored what  Karen aka "The Graphics Fairy" has put together, please go straight to her site and check it out. You will be amazed with all you can create. Here is a sample of a few I have used in our home.  Have a fabulous day!


Photos courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. Click on the button on my page and search under botanicals.