Monday, March 12, 2012

" dry brushed whites "

I love dry brush painting the pieces

that I use in our home.

It is such a delight to paint on old bare wood...

I salvaged a few old doors

from an old building...

they blend well with our coastal decor...

I was so excited to pick up

new pillows from my friend Rose at

Her designs always look lovely

in our home...


touches of spring...

I will be linking this post to Kathleen's

Have a wonderful week

my lovelies...



Vintage Market Place said...

Your home is always so fresh looking Kate.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am madly in loved with arched windows! Yours is making me swoon! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your new pillows. They work so well with your decor. I'm a fan of dry brushing too.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kate, I'm loving your old doors and all of your painted furniture, it's gorgeous. The pillows look great with your decor! I wanted to thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Cute pillows! Love, love the doors!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your paint job is lovely and so is your home :) I love that you achieved the perfect amount of distress. Beautiful!

Jenni said...

Hello Kate~

How are you today? I hope you are doing well! :) I so enjoyed this post, and all of your beautiful white photos! That door you showed is AMAZING! I love your technique for painting it, too. I need to email you and ask you the specifics for dry brush painting, I have never tried that before but it looks lovely! :)

Blessings and hugs,

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Those pillows are so you Kate. Rose always has the best treasures. Love your pics, as always!


Ron and Jamie said...


trash talk said...

Swoon is what I do when I see images of your home Kate. I swear up and down I can almost hear the ocean when I hold the monitor to my ear.

The Smith Hotel said...

Love that window! Looks great against your brown walls!


Passionate for White said...

Those are some great pieces!

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are surrounded by so many beautiful things. The door is fabulous. I'd love to dry painting some pieces here but have a feeling my technique would not be so pleasing to the eye. :) Hope your have a great week. Tammy

Bohemian said...

I always enjoy your Coastal Decor, it makes me feel like I'm on a Vacation Seaside! *winks* I could use a Vacation Seaside right about now in fact! *LOL* The Man and I have been experimenting with painting great old pieces that have good bones so I always enjoy a Post about Techniques and the process to get certain looks.

Thanks for stopping by my Good-Bye Post... yes, I will certainly miss my Sister and her Family, we are like Twins from different Mothers.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Shannon said...

Very pretty & serene decor. New follower here!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Kate, everything looks gorgeous!!
I am dying over that awesome vintage window!!~
The pillows you got from Rose look perfect in your home. It really looks like a lovely beach side retreat.
Thank you dear Kate for the wonderful comment you left on my blog, I truly appreciate it!
Hope your doing well and have a fantastic week.

Rose Carey said...

Saw your hubby today at CR. Such a helper! Hope you are enjoying your pillows. As usual, they look even better in your home setting!


Rose Carey said...

Saw your hubby today at CR. Such a helper! Hope you are enjoying your pillows. As usual, they look even better in your home setting!


Faded Charm said...

You always have such beautiful whites in your home and those pillows fit in perfectly:-)



Peaches & Maple said...

Hi Kate
Such a beautiful, white, calming room. I'm swooning too! I'm your newest follower and I would love if you could come and visit my blog sometime too :)
Cas x

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, your windows are just gorgeous, Kate! What a wonderful find! You have such a special way of decorating your home, sweetie. Perfection....

xxo laurie

victoriantailor said...

Looks beautiful I am still learning how to shabby things, will have to try the dry brush,

chateau chic said...

I like the dry brushed white look too. Love your old doors!
I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

savvycityfarmer said...

you've got it going on Miss Dior!

you can wield a paint brush like no body's business

Stacey Steimle said...

Love the arched windows!!!

Candy said...

I love all your white pieces and don't they just shine against the dark wall? I've just become your newest follower, so please come visit me at and maybe you'll decide to follow back.
THANKS. 8-) said...

What can I say? It's all GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!You are one talented lady:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

All Things Chic 2 said...

Your pics are beautiful!!! So soft & sweet...Blessings Lori

"Create Beauty" said...

Beautiful and fresh looking! And I like your coastal decor.

~ Violet


Love the pillows.


Dale JaneƩ said...

These photos are so stunning. I love the the white detail and the wood. I want to re-do my house like this. Great blog, I really enjoyed looking thru these decor photos.

following you now

Sherry said...

Kate, it's all beautiful!

Audrey Leighton said...

Sooo beautiful, LOVE!

Be Frassy

Barbara Jean said...

Did you dry brush your bundle of spindles/legs too??
it all looks yummy!!

barbara jean

decorating diva {aka deanna} said...

i love ur style and ur heart! i read ur recent post abt ur illness and my heart went out to you!i will pray for u a full recovery from this "incident". i also wanted to say that i love that u display old doors and porch ballasters in ur home! i have an old galvanized bucket that holds chippy white spindles from a baby crib (both of which i "picked" from the side of the road!)it's one of my favorite things in the liv rm. it just makes me happy! some people that visit ask what they're there for~ they don't get chicks like us:)i just smile and say "they make me smile:)". glad to know a fellow salvager ! God bless!

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