Thrift The Look Cabin Decor

Today I am joining the Thrift The Look blog hop!  We have a general topic...this time Cabin Decor...choose an inspiration photo, and create our version inspired by the photo, using as many thrift store finds as we can.  It is always a lot of fun!

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog
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Giving a big shout out to OH-so-creative Sarah over at Sadie Seasongoods for putting this all together for us! Thank you, Sarah!

Thrift The Look Cabin Decor


I chose an inspiration photo from a book I love~
Country Living Collection Style: Arranging & Displaying Your Treasures by Marie Proeller Hueston and the Country Living Editors.  The photo was taken by Keith Scott Morton.

I love this entryway area...

Country Living Collecting Style

I am taking inspiration from the photo, but not trying to recreate it.
It will be used for our winter decor.
I did the area of our entryway that you see as you enter our house, which has a large hall tree/bench. Now, the Tourists Home sign is the front and center focal point, so I wanted to use that.  Rather than paint a sign on board, I used a child's chalkboard I had thrifted, and a VersaChalk chalkboard marker!  The lines on the chalkboard helped me draw the letters.  And I drew the white border on, too.
It was a great way to do it, because I could easily wash it off if I made a mistake.
(These markers are for chalkboards, window glass, plastic, vinyl, metal, ceramic, and slate...not for painted walls and surfaces, and wood.)



I enlarged a closeup from the photo as a guide...

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Another piece I decided to make was the wood painted chalkboard. I found this tray at the thrift store...the perfect shape for a folk art style checkerboard.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

A wash of light gray tan paint was just right.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Then I drew a checkerboard pattern of 1" squares (8" x 8" checkerboard), and used carbon transfer paper to transfer the pattern.  You could easily use a checkerboard stencil for this, too.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Then I handpainted the squares.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I changed the blanket colors from red and black to green and black. 
The wool plaid blanket was thrifted.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I was inspired by the watering can full of tulips...for winter I used a small evergreen tree that was thrifted, as well as a thrifted paint can. 

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I love the stone background texture, but didn't have that, so used a tobacco basket I had as a textural back piece, as well as a pair of snowshoes that are thrifted.  I was inspired by the black boots in the original photo, to use some thrifted child's black ice skates.

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

The three little pitchers are so fun in the original!  
I used three thrifted ironstone pitchers I had, on the top shelf of the hall tree.
It might have been fun to add some stick-on dots, to look like the original, too!

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I had so much fun creating my inspired version of the photo!

Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


Creating Cabin Decor Challenge With Thrifted Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Be sure to visit all of the other bloggers' fun posts!  We are all from the Creative Vintage Darlings Facebook Group, too...if you love vintage, we hope you'll come and join us!

Thrift The Look~ Cabin Decor
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Sadie Seasongoods        |        Audrey Would!
Thrift shopping for log cabin decor or rustic cabin decor
Sweet Pea         |         Home to Heather         |         Little Vintage Cottage
Lodge decor or modern rustic decor from thrifting and secondhand shopping
Lora B Create and Ponder         |         Itsy Bits and Pieces



Until next time...

15 comments

  1. What you created is a great way to welcome guest to your home. Love the tourist home sign that you created as well as the folk art checkerboard. Snowshoes are something that I would love to have to use for decorating.

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  2. Fun post. Love how welcoming it all feels. You should see ME try to walk with snowshoes---it 'ain't' purty. xo Diana

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  3. Oh wow Linda, did this ever come together! I love everything about your cabin decor. It feels so wintery and welcoming. What a fantastic reveal!!

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  4. it looks so fantastic - I love all the details, especially that checker board!

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  5. Linda,

    Love this, you did a fantastic job! I like the addition of the snow shoes and black skates. You adding the tobacco basket was perfect for texture.

    Cindy

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  6. When the words "thrifty decorating and DIYs" come to mind, I always think of you.
    Brenda

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  7. I love it, it turned out great! This was such a fun challenge!

    Tania

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  8. Linda, you are so creative and such a great eye. I love what you put together. So many unique pieces, so warm and welcoming!!

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  9. This is great. Love the sign and the checker board. A very nice welcoming to visitors. Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.
    xoxo

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  10. You did so well, Linda! I love the corner you've created, warm and welcoming and quite in keeping with the inspiration photo.
    Amalia
    xo

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  11. I love your Tourist sign and this whole look, Linda! This graphic, neutral look is perfect for this time of year. The skates & snow shoes add a perfect winter touch. I spy an Ikea rug that I've wanted for years;)

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  12. You are always so creative with coming up with thrifting and beautiful DIYs! Love this entryway winter look.

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  13. I love this, Linda - so creative and fun! I really love your fabulous wool blankets and it all looks so perfectly 'cabin-cozy'! Great job on the painted tray and chalkboard, too! xx Karen

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