Pink Linen and Dead Animals: Part II

Who says you can’t mix pink linen with rusty, crusty character and throw in some animal skulls and horns for good measure?  Like my clients, this room is fun and unique.  Mission accomplished.  

(If you missed Part I, you can go HERE to catch up and see the before photos.)

The After:

The rusty tin awning with an old pulley hanging from it is quite the conversation piece.  My client made it himself.

It took some searching, but I found the perfect sofa table.  I didn’t even have to paint it.  It’s a large scale and a focal point for the room now.

The table is a great spot to display a ram skull resting on an old wire coil, a vintage seltzer bottle, and an old water meter cover.

I added more seltzer bottles plus some cotton stems in an old decanter, a wooden crate, and real dried hydrangeas to the buffet under the television. 

The simple pink linen drapes nicely frame the French doors onto their covered porch, and the steer horns fit perfectly in the space over the doors.

I hit the jackpot when I found this old mantel surround from The Findery. You can check out their Instagram RIGHT HERE.   It’s hard to duplicate patina like that. 

We turned their existing mirror vertically to add more height.  Three ironstone platters draw the eye up even more.  And those sconces…

They are vintage 1920’s, solid brass, huge, and oh so heavy.  They might be my favorite things in the whole room.

This little corner to the right of the mirror adds a lot of texture with its rusty metal cart used as a side table, old wooden box, silver casserole holder filled with old books, glass bottle, and vintage leather camera case with cotton stems tucked inside. Maybe this is my favorite part.  It’s hard to choose. 

I definitely am in love with this coffee table the clients already owned.  It’s from The Girl Next Door here in Waco as is the buffet below the tv. You can see her Facebook page HERE.

One of the first requirements I was given for this project is that it not be the typical farmhouse or shabby-chic makeover.  They wanted something different, something a little outside-the-box.  I think we accomplished that.  






2 thoughts on “Pink Linen and Dead Animals: Part II

  1. This is one of my favorite makeovers! Love the mix of elements and color, and that it’s so unique! You incorporated the owners’ existing pieces and ideas, found them additional pieces that worked, sprinkled it with your design talent and completed this amazing space! WOW!

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