Patriotic Summer Cottage Living Room
Our little cottage is living large with patriotic style! Dressed in red, white and navy with a little bit of a nautical/coastal vibe, we are celebrating the Summer season and America with a little new and a lot of vintage.
Of course, today’s post should be titled; “If you give Shannon a New Kitchen Table”… because you know me, it’s like a Domino effect over here. Between moving things around when company came (we had sofa sleeping going on since The Little Cottage isn’t done yet) and bringing home a new piece of furniture, I was shifting and flipping furniture and putting things back together after my company left. What better time to freshen things up? It’ll be a bit before I share the new table with you because it needs paint. And some chairs.
I know. You’d think we were living like heathens over here.
I’ll tell you more about the new table later, but for now. The butterfly table is acting as a sofa table. And the sofa table slipped into the living room. I shifted some décor around and next thing you knew, it all felt fresh and new!
And speaking of fresh & new… I created a video for you. I hope you like it. If so, please let me know and I’ll continue to dabble and make more, maybe even some video tutorials? Who knows… I could go wild.
I made sure to include some still photos as well. It’s feeling so summery and festive. I added some new things and did lots of shifting. I just can’t put the red, white & blue away until after the 4th. I promise you’ll see some aqua soon.
Annie will take you on the tour.
I layered some old shutter on the table top in front of my big mirror. The light still bounces around and I loved the vibe with the rope wrapped hurricane and the beat-up old tin basket.
The sea grass is perfect for summertime and I put those little US flags just about everywhere this time of year.
I knew I was going to love the DIY Picture Ledge Shelves [click for tutorial] I made the minute I put them up! I’ve already changed up the art and moved things around. They are so me & so handy!
I always look forward to bringing out my bottle brush trees every year. The red, white & blue is so fun. I really lucked-out when I ran across them.
I like to leave what is on the beach, on the beach. So I purchased my “driftwood” at HomeGoods. It was a garland, and I took it apart to use as vase filler. Making it super thrifty.
The smaller of the two trees got paired with an old pickle jar, stuffed with saltwater taffy.
Scratch that, it was stuffed… but Austin really likes it.
A few pinwheels have this corner feeling super stars and stripestastic!
I’ve got a super soft quilt throw in the big chair. It’s perfect for flopping and reading, or getting cozy at night and catching up on mind rotting television shows when I want to zone out!
I can’t get enough of this little guy! He is just so dang cute.
I hope you enjoyed peeking in at the cottage today! And please remember to let me know how you liked the video? I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.
I’ve included convenient clickable shopping links below for you. Some may be affiliate links. Click here for full disclosure.
SHOPPING SOURCES & INFO:
HomeGoods: Navy Pillow, Natural Woven Pillow, Red Pillow, Navy/White Nicole Miller Throw, Wreath, Anchor Wall Art, Navy Metal Basket, Lantern, Galvanized Round Metal Tray with “Buoy” Handles, Sisal Rug Under Butterfly Table
Chunky Wood Lamps, Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
Birch Lane: Rope Wrapped Table Lamp
Natural Jute Rug in Living Room [click here]
Bears: Locally made