Hi everyone! I've missed y'all!
So, in my absence from the blog world, there's been a lot going on around here at Mossy Rock! I'll try to catch you up to speed...
I have decided to sell large furniture items locally only. Shipping costs are so crazy right now. I'm sure you've noticed. Most people cannot afford to have a 100 lb bookcase shipped to their front door. I totally get it. So, I have taken a few items to a local consignment store here in Greenville called Southern Houspitality. The ladies that work there are super sweet and I'm honored that they wanted my stash of goodies. If you live local, check them out!
My husband and I are still in the middle of the big move. The process of packing and hauling has consumed me over the past 2 weeks. I cannot wait for this to be over!
This was our first load of many:
My super-talented husband started building our outdoor living area up at Mossy Rock. I am thrilled. The plan includes a large cedar pergola with a stone fireplace and tin roof. Did I already say I am thrilled? Because I am thrilled. I LOVE it.
This was the first stage...building the rock walls. It doesn't look like anything yet, but I promise it'll be rockin'. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
This is the view from the outdoor living.
This will also be the view from the kitchen window in our garage/apartment.
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
Speaking of the apartment, I've been
shopping, err, thrifting, for some furniture. I must admit, it's a completely different change of pace to be shopping for myself instead of for something to re-do and re-sell. I'm totally not complaining.
I purchased this antique carpenter's bench which will serve as our kitchen island. I'm in love.
I also purchased this super-fun and sparkly globe which I attached to a pendant to make a hanging lamp. I plan on using it in our bathroom for just the right touch of glitz. The most surprising part about the whole thing? My husband loves it. Which shocks me!
Also in our bathroom will be this antique shaker style cabinet as our sink console. It's perfectly chippy and worn. All I did was clean it up, seal it to protect the paint, and oil the wood plank top. This piece came out of the old summer house at Mossy Rock. I love that its been in the family for years. And I love that its completely unexpected as a sink base. Super thrilled about this too.
I picked up this handsome guy off the side of the curb. Yes, you read that right. The curb. I got to it just before the garbage truck. Good timing, right? I was on my way to meet the guys at a job site to do some work and I made a quick u-turn as soon as I passed. Oh.My.Word. I CANNOT believe that someone tossed this. It's beautiful.
I've also done a few re-dos here and there.
My new favorite stain is Limed Oak by Cabot, which I used on the bench, the frame, and the ottoman legs above. I asked the lady at Lowes to add one drop of black paint to the mix, which made it just the perfect shade of grayish white. If you like a beachy-worn look, this is the way to go!
I think that's about all for now. Oh, one more thing....
I'm completely SOLD on this bedding for our new place. I adore the mix of blues and grays and tans and whites and all the different textures and patterns. Isn't it DREAMY??