Handsome Holiday Flip

Hey, sweet friends! Welcome! I've missed connecting with you all here, but you know...life! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you're enjoying this time of year at a pace that feels right. I know that's different for us all but as I'm getting a wee bit older every year I'm learning that what I choose to take on doesn't have to be the status quo. This season with all of our children in school for the first time still feels fresh and new and I've found that the adrenaline I used to have to get things done in a pinch while juggling our brood of multiples has leveled out a bit. Still, I wrestle with that desire for busy-ness and the Lord has been teaching me quite a bit about Himself in the constant ebb and flow.

One of my joys that's carried over into this new season of life continues to involve thrifting and flipping furniture finds! Today I've got a handsome flip I finished recently - an unexpected score from an unexpected thrift stop. Those finds are my favorite. I never seem to find what I'm looking for, but I always find what I'm not looking for. (I got your line, song writers).

He's a dapper tallboy, isn't he! He started off an orange-y stain which really wasn't doing his brass pulls justice. And we just can't resist good brass around here! I wanted to create a bit of contrast against the brass with a crisp white coat of paint, but left his base wood. White + wood + brass has been my favorite refinishing combo these past few years; it's a timeless classic especially if you want to maintain the integrity of an older piece.

He was also a bit petite when I found him since he didn't have any legs to stand on. Thanks to a set of tapered legs my dear Cate had on hand and graciously gave me for this project, he has a bit more presence now. Tell miss Cate 'thank you', my handsome boy!

I'm really enjoying seeing the versatility of tallboys lately! In a smaller home or apartment these work beautifully as a bar, buffet and storage piece in a dining room. They don't take up a large footprint so they're fun to move around and play with here and there. :)


Two-Tone and Brass Tallboy
48.75"H x 32"W x 19"D
Contact chelsea@stylemutthome.com if interested in this piece or a custom order like it!

Thank you all for stopping by! I'll be back next week with a holiday home tour to share with you!

DC Apartment Reveal!!

You guys! This is a big day for StyleMutt Home and one we've been dreaming and scheming for a nice long time - and it's such a treat for us to get to share it with you, friends! After several years of flipping furniture, we've felt this natural progression occuring in the direction of interior design. When sweet, young Christine came to us asking if home decorating is anything we would be interested in, we jumped on the opportunity to help her with her apartment! 

Her style is very eclectic with an emphasis on cheerful, she loves nature and color, and her edgy side is perfectly balanced by a gentle, soft side. We were so blessed to work with Christine and wanted to represent the multi-faceted, multi-talented, independent woman that she is. 


So you want to take the tour?! Come on in!




Among a very small handful of pieces Christine already owned was this small shelf that her Mom built and painted!


Christine has herself a nice little vintage camera collection - we used these nesting hexagon shelves from Axel Co. to display them as a fun statement over the media cabinet, (which we found on Craigslist and cleaned up with new hardware).

Faux greens from IKEA nestle cozily inside these wooden bird feeders from Target.

Recognize the tree stump? We shared the tutorial for how we made these from a neighbors backyard trees a little bit ago! You can brush up on the deets here. :)

These faux engineer prints cost about $6 each and only 4 minutes of time a piece, (after getting the supplies). More details on these prints comin' soon - find the easy frame tutorial here!

Christine got herself a banjo during our time working with her - told you she was a cool chick! 




As Christine is in grad school, we wanted to give her more surface space to spread out and keep organized. Building her a desk along the bottom edge of her window sill created a long, sleek, inconspicuous space to do so.

Her beautiful headboard is actually an old door that was once used in Chelsea's home! One side is painted Duck Egg blue, and the other is natural wood. We created legs out of 2x4s that can be screwed into the door headboard from either side in case she ever wants to switch things up!

The color scheme for her bedroom was inspired by Christine's most precious piece of art - a painting named "Lilith."

That's a wrap! Happy house warming to the best first design client these two style mutts could ask for! We will be following up shortly with a source list for both rooms. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!