Thursday, August 13, 2015

SPA BLUE...At the beach

If you follow along, you know my favorite accent color down the shore is spa or light aqua...
Here are a  few pieces that I finally finished working on...
Take a peek and let me know what you think!!

This one came this way...a gift from my sister n law!!
A little sanding on the edges of this step stool I found on the side of the road...
A great color:  Valspar 86007 LA FONDA MIRAGE...
comes in a spray paint & I had a sample pot mixed up for when I wanted to use a brush, which I did for all of these pieces...
Happy summer, 
Mariaelena

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sunrise: Jersey Shore style...

I am very blessed & grateful to spend my summers on this beautiful 18 mile barrier island with my family....
This is just one of the reasons why...
(no filter or editing used on these photos...
just pure natural sunrise...
Happy summer,
Mariaelena

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sunsets in the BURBS!!

I've been posting sunrise/sunset photos 
from the BEACH for years now, but the last two evenings in the BURBS showcased such gorgeous sunsets, I had to share....WOWZA!!
TRULY AMAZING!!!
I can't wait to see what tonight brings....

xo, Mariaelena

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spray paint & a wire basket!!


I've had this tiered wire basket in my home for years now and haven't put it to use...
I gave it a quick spray with 
La Fonda  Mirage by Valspar 
and brought a little bit of life and summer color to it...
I can definitely use it many places now either at 
the BEACH or BURBS!!

after 2 coats...
Here's the paint...
I love the color so much that I had them make me a sample pot for items I may want to brush!!
That was easy!!  

Monday, June 15, 2015

OUR SUMMER CHALKBOARD!!

I LOVE having this chalkboard in our 
family room...
it's been fun changing it up seasonally or for 
an occasion...
here's the latest....
SIMPLE & TO THE POINT!!

Hope your enjoying the warm summer weather as much as we are....

Saturday, June 6, 2015

COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE FAIR 2015...

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Hi all...
Friday was a great opening day at the 2015
Country Living Magazine fair in Rhinebeck, NY...
Below is a sampling of the wonderful booths and vendors...enjoy the photo overload...
it was hard to stop...:)
I'll start with one of my favorite display booths of the day: 
2 Chix and a Barn
you can visit them at 
www.2chixandabarn.com
How cute are they????
and it continued on from there.....


And so that concludes 
another wonderful day at the
Country Living Magazine Fair....
I'm already looking forward to next year...
and who knows???...maybe some day I'll have a
  "Beach to Burbs" booth of my own..
xo, Mariaelena