Thursday, March 26, 2015

Scenes from Charleston and Kiawah Island, SC

Our girls were both on spring break last week and we were able to get out of town for a few days and unwind. We stayed at one of our favorite places, Kiawah Island, South Carolina. It's a nature lover's paradise with lots of dunes, beaches, marshes, wildlife and bike trails. While we were there we went kayaking, rode bikes, and visited Charleston and Folly Beach which are less than an hour away. I hope you don't mind me sharing a few of my favorite photos today!

Chippy old red door in Charleston, SC. So much character. Postcards from the Ridge.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

7 Not So Great Things to be grateful for

Getting a little personal here today. I'm taking a detour from my usual pretty pictures of home decor and DIY ideas and talking about gratitude. Not for the things that are obvious, but just the opposite. The not so great things.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. Things to be grateful for. Postcards from the Ridge.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Modern Farmhouse Family Room Inspiration

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InspiredHome #CollectiveBias

Lately I've been doing a little repainting and rearranging around the house and a lot of dreaming about future projects. I recently shared a few before and after photos of some rooms in our house (in this post) so you know there's always something going on here in this 50-year-old home. I love the modern farmhouse style and would really like to add more of it to the house. It's such a cozy, welcoming style. Here are some of my favorites that would be perfect for a modern farmhouse style family room. 

Adding a welcoming feel to the family room with Modern Farmhouse decor #inspiredhome

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Powder Room Plans + Tales of our very own Fixer Upper

Rome wasn't built in a day. It took many years. And it has also taken many years to get our house looking the way it does today. There are still plenty of projects to do here, but today I'm looking at some of the progress we've made and reminding myself that updating a 50-year-old house takes time.

Powder Room Design Choices with spa colors and nickel/silver finishes ~ Postcards from the Ridge

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vintage Wood Desk Chair Rescue and Redo

Guess what day it is??? Themed furniture makeover day!! Once a month some of my furniture painting gal pals get together and do themed painted furniture projects. This month's theme? Chairs.

Simple facelift for a vintage swivel office chair. Anyone can do this! From Postcards from the Ridge.

Who doesn't have a chair that needs a facelift? This one was in our garage patiently waiting for me to give it a little makeover. And it's perfect for my studio/craft room.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great Ideas for Gray Kitchen Cabinets

Lately I've been seeing gray cabinets everywhere. It could be because I'm thinking that our cabinets would look great painted gray and I'm very aware of them these days. Whatever the reason, I'm loving the way they look.

Lots of great ideas for gray painted cabinets. These are all so gorgeous! Postcards from the Ridge.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine's Mantel and Free Printable Art

I'll admit it, I'm a romantic at heart. I cry during sappy commercials. The lyrics to heartfelt love songs make me swoon. And flowers make my day. (Are you paying attention, hubs?)

I love this free Valentine's printable artwork. Postcards from the Ridge.

Although there's not a lot of Valentine's decor around the house, there are a few romantic touches here and there. Some Valentine's cards and a bit of sweet decor including printable art made it into the living room. Recently I began designing printable art and am sharing the ones in the photo above with you today for free. Happy Valentine's day to you!

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