20 October, 2010

Verticals And Other Sins Of The Beach House

Ole Maxminimus is fond of taunting me with the occasional vertical blind picture text in reference to our beach house rental's decor. Or lack there of...

Now, Babe has made me sweeear on a stack of bibles that I will not sink any funds into what is a temporary living situation for us but, there are some sins that I just can not overlook. One of them being these 30 year old bar stools with the peek-a-boo foam...

What I'd really like are a couple of these...

Tossing in four of these for the dining table while we're at it...

Buuut, since there's a looming trip to Paris on the horizon, I've been toeing the line. So, instead I pulled a Martha with one of our retired cowhide rugs...

One old rug, 24 hours, and a mere $50 later et voilà...

Not quite the look I would aspire to...

But, much better. And, all's still quiet on the Parisienne front if ya get my drift...

Kindness of a certain Belgian shod gorilla texter who will kindly refrain from sending me pictures of carpet remnants after spying the above photos. You know how I ignore those heinous stains? I walk out my front door and onto the beach...XXOO

24 comments:

  1. That old Maxminimus has a lot of nerve. His carpets always are in need of a good vacuuming when he shows us his feet, day after day after day.

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  2. love the lucite - clearly high on chic and wipe ability.
    your stools make a perfect pair - moo moo! They even speak perfect french!
    pve

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  3. Completely impressed! Well done Martha!

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  4. A MAY ZING! Love the idea of recycling the hide and the results are extremely aesthetically pleasing. (Gwynnie would approve!) Save the plexi for an abode with a longer expiration date. (Seriously, would you trust a mover to those? Didn't think so....) When in doubt, PULL A MARTHA any ole time.

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  5. AllieVonCammoTan...I'd say you are doing the best you can, given your tragic situation. My strategy, avec NO verticals, remains..."Fake It Till You Make It!"

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  6. We have the same French piggie, naturellement...

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  7. Sounds a li'l like sour tan to me pastie ankles boy. Those Belgians aren't that distracting...XXOO

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  8. Think hard before you buy the acrylic. The only thing worse than a bikini butt mashed against clear plastic is standing up and leaving a sweatprint behind.

    Really, it's one of those ideas that just don't translate into real life. . .

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  9. Anon 10:16 - LOL!!!

    My dad used to have the same argument with my mom about our old beach cottage rental......30 years later, the curtains my mom bought to replace the 50 year old curtains that were there, are still hanging in the window.

    Several generations may enjoy your handiwork!

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  10. That's it. The gloves are off. Scale and Caliper ATV en route ... no sirens ... gonna be a sneak visit...from the you-know-who.

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  11. Butt officer...I had to eat the Ramen noodles every night cuz of my my toothache. My snausaged legs and kankles are just temporary I swear! XXOO

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  12. Great make-over! Fun fabric and makes the temporary living situation a little more bearable. Those lucite chairs are pretty cool, btw.

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  13. "...The only thing worse than a bikini butt mashed against clear plastic is standing up and leaving a sweatprint behind..."

    MAN...that is a BAD visual. Oy. And regarding my gnarly carpet...mostliest photos are outside carpets. How many times do I have to tell you peoples that. I don't vacuum the outside carpets. Come to think of it, I don't vacuum any of them.

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  14. Make sure you remove those cowboy covers before you leave, because they can be re-used for many different things in the future.

    My neighbor has those fabulous lucite barstools and they scratch easily...kids, cats, dogs, pants, etc.

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  15. I don't know what I like more: the post or everyone's comments! Too funny

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  16. Fun post. Martha would be proud!

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  17. love the stool covers. But, natch, I am a bit too boring-traditional to have chairs like that in my home. Give me solid wood anyday! ha!

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  18. Alice, I am dying over this post and all the comments! Our humble beach abode is also full of various decor sins...then I walk across the street and remember it doesn't matter soooo much! :-) XOXO

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  19. For 25 bucks you could have had your pick of a ton of replacement barstools on Craigslist,,,,

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  20. You got enough of that cowhide left over for the couch?! Just asking...

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  21. love the cowhide - nice DIY!

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  22. Like...I'm late on the commenting but...Like...Like all of it. Well done you good and faithful Martha. And the ADG banter kills me always.

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