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Sunday, July 7, 2013

I am SOOO into BEACHY...

Hi, ya'll....

If you think...for one minute...
that we quit wanting things when we get olden....
THINK AGAIN, SISTER.



I am so in love with this adorable little laundry space.....
and I. WANT. IT. ...:)

I love everything about it.
Lovin' the blue Ball jars...

the blue of the jars, the light blue of the shelf fabric....the colors of water...

the sandy colors of the baskets, the mirror and the adorable curtains...

all of it comes together for that light, beachy feel...

I, too, am going to have a tiny space for my washer/dryer area...

even thinking of the stackable
set.....

this photo has offered me many ideas....and you should go over to
THE FANCY SHACK ....and she tells about how she did a lot of this...ON A BUDGET.

You can also see the BEFORE..
...don't you love BEFORES and AFTERS...?
meee, too..!

(I could just die that I don't remember which blog I got this from.....so sorry)

 Altho this room isn't BEACHY....it COULD be if some shells and more of the turquoisey color of water were added....don't ya think?  Just a great turquoise basket , filled with shells....and.....there ya are!!

 I know I've shown this photo of that amazing FILE CABINET, painted in the PERFECT gray and used for a bedside table.

I am still searching HI and LO for a couple to use at THE SUMMER HOUSE, if EVER we get moved there.
I have a feeling I may not be able to find the DOUBLE cabinets, such as this one...but the right SINGLE ones can be just as awesome.....
* I would like to say right here...
we have had 4 realtors, show our house to one couple each
IN 4 MONTHS....
doesn't quite sound right does it...???



I like the looks of these olden, chippy shutters beside the MIRROR..??
or is it a  PASS-THRU into another room..?
I think it's a mirror.....

ANYway...the shutters look as tho they might have been
washed up on the beach and lay in the sun for a long time....
don't ya love it ??

OOO and just take a look at the following BEACHY kitchens...


THIS one just takes my breath away....
so clean...
sharp
roomy
and the color of WATER is sooo easy on the eye.


While THIS one is way too modern for my taste, I wouldn't give a flyin' flip if it WAS modern
with a view like THAT....
WOW
(do people REALLY live like this..?)



That pretty
blue-water color...

and I love her clear stools.

THIS one is sooo fun....
and she didn't even have to find blue for her kitchen...
there's THE REAL THING right off her deck.


I absolutely adore this photo because it shows how EASY it is to add a beachy color..
in rugs, napkins...

I like that she is letting the awesome twin rugs take the stage
instead of flooding the counter
tops with a lot of color.
ALSO lovin' her twin pendant lights...

AND........


I know THIS isn't THE BEACH...
BUT, HEY...

it's pretty close...
IT'S BRIGHT BLUE WATER


and I am LOOKING for this very sign...
It (or one just like it) MUST hang in THE SUMMER HOUSE....








no SALTY water...

no
SANDY toes...









but don't you think it would be so cute,


in this room close to the POOL..??


YEP...




I am definitely ON THE HUNT
for  a sign like THIS.....


XOXO
bj

BLUE MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY
MASTERPIECE MON.
AMAZE ME MON.

Ya'll.............
have a GOOD day ! xoxo

44 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

On the hunt for a sign like that?....Make one! You are so talented it should be easy!....:)JP

Becky said...

Hi BJ. I just saw that sign on esty. Just type in Sandy toes and salty kisses and one of the sites it will give you is esty.
They look just like the one you are wanting.
How's the move coming? Are you gonna go ahead and move in? Blessings, Becky

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely inspiration, I have seen these signs on Etsy too!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, I love these! So different from your current decorating but why not take the opportunity to change things up? Only 4 showings in 4 months!? Goodness! Praying things pick up for you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Loving this beachy look for you Bj, being right next to the fabulous blue of the pool. Hope you viewings grow and you sell fast!

Patti said...

I am a Florida girl, currently living in land-locked Idaho. I miss the beach more than I can possibly express.

I love the look of that little laundry room. Laundry might be a welcome chore in such a room.

Pat Cantwell said...

BJ,
Love your inspirational "Beachy" themed photos!!!
A visit to see my daughter~in~law recently and she showed me she has 'a thing' for Beachy decor presently in her downstairs bath!!!
I agree with A Quiet Corner. . .I was thinking you could make that sign, dear friend!!!
Thanks for sharing these cool and inviting inspirational photos!!!
Fondly,
Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'll have such fun finding the perfect accessories for your new home. I love everything about the ocean...or any water! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Beach themes are beautiful :) You have some lovely inspiration. Have a great week, BJ.

Hugs to you!

Stacey said...

I think 4 showings in 4 months would be pure torture! I'm sure it is since you've gotten your mind ready to move. Do the realtors give you any feedback?

All of your inspiration pics are wonderful. Keep your chin up and you'll be at the Summer House before you know it.

D. Jean Quarles said...

I think it's time for a vacation by the beach!

Jackie said...

Aww BJ, I sure hope the realtors step up and start showing your place more. I also hope you find the sign you want.

God bless.

Vee said...

You're going to have so much fun! I agree, with that kind of a view who cares what the furniture looks like?!

Designs By Pinky said...

That laundry room is CUTE!!! Lots of great ideas. LOVE all the beachy pics too.

Audrey said...

bj ... love your idea of a beach look. Moves are a good time to make decorating changes. You will have fun.
The pool is beautiful and nothing wrong with dreaming of the beach and sand.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Maureen Wyatt said...

A beach look is always so much fun! Four shows in four months sure isn't many but I suppose you are only looking for one buyer. The right person will show up and it's gone!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love the sign - I bet you can make it as your very talented. Like all the beachie rooms - very cool and relaxing.
Sorry the house isn't selling - do you have it staged? Hopefully now that school is out and people are getting ready to move before school starts you will get a buyer.
Mary

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

Hi BJ. I am visiting from Mosaic Monday and am glad I found your lovely blog. You are correct, I don't think we ever stop wanting things. Needing them is another thing! I agree with the others...you could make that cute sign! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me at Still Woods Farmhouse and follow my little blog. Have a wonderful week!
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

NanaDiana said...

That is a great sign. Those houses are just beautiful. If I could live anywhere I would live on the ocean...and just stare mesmerized at the water all day long-xo Diana

lorik said...

A great series- great captures of beautiful things and places:)

doodles n daydreams said...

Mmmm, I feel 'beachy' coming on for my kitchen. I wonder if I'll be allowed yet?
I hope you get a few more viewings on your house now that summer has arrived.

Diana

Pondside said...

You're definitely onto something here BJ! I love that sea-sky blue. I'd have it on the porch ceiling and on the kitchen floor if I could.

SmilingSally said...

I jumped the gun and left this comment before you had a chance to link in!

You are going to have SO much fun decorating in pretty beachy blues.

Have a good Blue Monday, BJ.

eileeninmd said...

I love the beachy look and colors. So pretty. I would love to live close to the ocean. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Theresa said...

Oh girl, since I am at the beach this week... I totally understand:) Jenny Matlock could paint that sign for you! She does beautiful work! Have a blessed week dear BJ, HUGS!

Patty Patterson said...

Try Etsy! Here is a close copy - and I'm sure the maker could probably do it in the colors of your choice: http://www.etsy.com/listing/130791767/sandy-toes-salty-kisses-peach-distressed?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=sandy+toes+salty+kisses&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade

And - you could even get a burlap pillow to match: http://www.etsy.com/listing/154864161/sandy-toes-burlap-pillow-cover?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_search_query=sandy+toes+salty+kisses&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade

Madeline's Album said...

Hope you get a buyer for your home soon so you can move into your new home and get it decorated like you want. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi BJ! I know you'll make your new place look awesome and I hope you can find that sign too. Oh, I'm saying prayers for the sale of your house. I know you're anxious. I love the new picture of you - you're a gorgeous lady!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon Ford said...

Love many of the styles you show but the color caught me ... maybe the color I painted my kitchen isn't so bad after all ... hmmmmmm! Hope your move goes well & quickly.

Are you following me on bloglovin' ... I couldn't leave a comment here unless I went outside the bloglovin' system to reach you.

Have a beautiful day.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

MAKE the sign!!!!

It's distressed looking, and not precise. You can do it. Come on! And Mr. Sweet will do the distressing of it, for you. :-)

Oh I am so sorry, that you are having so much trouble, with selling your house. Your house is adorable. So it can't be that.

Is the housing market very depressed, in your area?

Has your neighborhood changed radically?

??????????????????????????? You have kept your house up and decorated and sweet. It can't be "the house." -sigh-

Happy New Moon!
"Auntie"

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh and we love our stack-able laundry. I recommend it!

We too have very little room, because we had to squeeze laundry, into downstairs powder room.

Stack-ables rock!!!!!!!

Happy New Moon!
"Auntie"

Adrienne said...

I LOVE the beach-y look! The only thing better would be if I could live at the beach!! The laundry room calls me, too. I want to redo mine and this has given me some good ideas. I have a little cabinet that looks cheap. I think I'll take the door off and put a curtain on. Oh - my little dog would reach inside and get his doggie treats! Maybe I'll move them up so he can't reach them. Thanks for the inspiration!
~Adrienne~

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Okay....now I have a new "Honeydew" list!!!!

Bud's gonna make me a laundry area just like this one. Well, as close as I can get!

Darling.

Yep, we older ones love new things I agree.

CaraRose said...

bj:

I know that Susie Harris could make a sign like that for you. Do you have her blog addy? If not I can get it for you. I too love the beachy vibe.

I hope you can sell that house and get to your beach house soon!. Hugs, Cara

CaraRose said...

bj:

I know that Susie Harris could make a sign like that for you. Do you have her blog addy? If not I can get it for you. I too love the beachy vibe.

I hope you can sell that house and get to your beach house soon!. Hugs, Cara

Sue McPeak said...

How exciting to be moving to your Summer Home. I think I've missed where exactly that is, but it looks as if you are having great fun with the 'Beachy Deco'.

Thanks for stopping by my Baby Blue and Pink post. Happy Blue Monday!

Sue CollectInTexasGal~Today's Post~
Baby's Pink and Blue...It's A Test of Time

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Well now you know I love all things beachy, so this was a post full of perfection for me. I so wish your house would sell. I would want to be where that pool is!! The sign is perfect. Jenny Matlock makes signs...maybe she could do that one?

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I have my toes in the sand right now...nothing like being by the ocean.....the next best thing is your lovely pool!

Carol said...

I'm wishing you much luck on selling your home and getting moved into that cute pool house! Real estate is really moving around here -- there is actually a deficit of resale homes. That's pretty typical for AZ -- this state is usually one of the first to take a nose-dive in a bad economy, but also one of the first to start recovering.

I love, love, love that white on white kitchen with the turquoise rugs! Those pendant lights look like something off of a ship -- wow, so gorgeous!

Susan K said...

Hi BJ, didn't find a sign like that but I did find a little bitty burlap pillow that says the same thing. It is from the Country House in Salisbury, MD -- a darling shop if you are ever near there. Here is the link:

https://www.thecountryhouse.com/addtocart.asp?ID=16518

Can't wait to see how you decorate your new house...loved your old one! Suzy from PA

LV said...

Nothing better than a dirty child with a salty kiss. All the pieces will fall into place in time. I know i is frustrating wanting to move into the new place. HANG IN!

Joy H said...

Wow if my laundry room looked like this it would be a miracle. Love
looking at before and afters too.
Have a great week!

hong kong property said...

i really love the kitchens! :D

The French Hutch said...

I love this sign too bj, and it’s perfect for the room next to the pool. I just bet you know someone (that sweet Mr. Sweet Nothings) and with your creative hand you would have it painted in no time!

~Emily
The French Hutch