To celebrate the wonderful weather this weekend, we're having a sale in the Etsy shop (link on the right sidebar or click here -> FiveElevenDecor.
Enter code SPRING2014 at checkout for 10% off any order.
Also, check out my newest find - this awesome whale tail from WestElm. He started out life with a brassy finish but that just doesn't go in my house...
Now if you just clicked on the link you may be asking yourself why I didn't just buy the soapstone version...well yes that would have been MUCH easier...but I liked the shape of the brassy version better ;)
So, I went down to my recently organized paint/supply stash (check it out here - DIY workbench) and got out my can of stripper (you heard me right).
This little guy took a few coats (if the first coat doesn't work, scrape off whatever finish has bubbled up and then spray again and wait 15 minutes - you MUST do this outside with a mask on, protective gear, etc).
Here's the end result...l.o.v.e.i.t!
I'm definitely trying to interject a more coastal vibe in my house and this definitely fit the bill (plus, ya know I love whales ;)
I also hung my chalkboard art print from LilyandVal by my bar area...super cute. I'm not 100% sure of the placement yet but I'm letting it grow on me. Now I need a drink...
Have a great weekend!