2.01.2012

Guest Post: Meet Ashley!

Hi everyone! I'm hoping you're Wednesday is looking a little brighter than mine. I'm at home sick again today! Whatever I have I just can't seem to kick it! So filling in for me today is Ashley from Rustic Living! There are a few things you should know about Ashley. First, she's absolutely stunning so it's okay to secretly envy her. Second, she is a momma to 2 fur babies, which by default means we're best friends. And thirdly, she has a great eye for turning the mundane into something spectacular! 
So without further ado...here's Ashley!
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Hello everyone! My name is Ashley from Rustic Living. Danielle was so sweet to ask me to share with all of you a little passion of mine. I was blessed to have been raised on a farm in southern Idaho . It was there that I developed an appreciation for all things "rustic," specifically furniture and home decor that has an antique or distressed look to it. On my blog, I share furniture transformations and DIY projects. I'm still a newbie to all of this, so sometimes things turn out great and others....not so great. Luckily, I get to share with you today the projects that not only went well, but have become my favorites!

Blue Shabby Chic Dresser & Rustic Frame
I just can't get enough of the blue/gray color on this dresser! I kept the old plates from the original knobs and added new shabby chic knobs that I knew would compliment the color on the dresser. The rustic frame hanging above is from the top half of an old door I picked up at a consignment store. The bottom half I turned into a coffee table, you can see that here.

Sea Green Nightstand
For just $1.00 at an auction, I picked up this nightstand that was lonely and lacking some character. I added some paint, did a little distressing, and it quickly went from trash to treasure!

Scripture Chair
This project was a lot of fun to do! I call it the Scripture Chair because I placed Proverbs 3:5 on the seat cushion. It was great way to add some charm and it works well with the beautiful turquoise color.

Wine Rack turned Towel Holder
This has become one of my most popular projects. I found this wine rack at a thrift store for just six dollars! I knew I could use it for something, so I brought it home and waited for the "light bulb" moment. It eventually made its way onto a wall in my bathroom to hold towels. The husband and I both love this towel holder for its functionality and cuteness!
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If you want some more of Ashley DIY projects go check out her blog! And if you aren't already, I highly recommend you become her friend so you don't miss out on any future creations! :)

Have a great day!

9 comments:

Amira said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE that frame above the dresser! Hanging pictures with little clothespins, eeek! It reminds me of how we hung our escort cards for our wedding. Totally pinning this :-)

Meghan G said...

Awesome. Thanks for introducing us to her awesome blog. I look forward to getting to know her more.

hope you feel better
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Daisy said...

How funny, I just started following her yesterday. I love her blog :) This is such a cute post.

Rustic Living said...

Thanks so much for having me!

Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! :)

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Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! :)

sunnidaegregory.blogspot.com

Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! :)

sunnidaegregory.blogspot.com

Sunni Dae @ It's A Sunni Dae said...

Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! :)

sunnidaegregory.blogspot.com

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

DIY is the best! I love all of these projects, but the Scripture chair grabbed me! Beautiful!!!! Color, style, verse. Love, love. Great guest post. We still have to set ours up! ;)