Monday, June 28, 2010

Red, White and Blue Inspiration

Red, white and blue- it is everywhere at the cabin...

...the small hutch I repainted...

...the dresser drawers we repainted too..

 Even on the porch:  our rocking chairs...

...and the girls' rocking chairs and side table too

But where did all this red, white and blue inspiration come from?

I am so glad you asked.

Part of the answer is, I was trying to create a "man" retreat for Mr. Cabin. He built the cabin with his bare hands so he kinda deserved it. Plus, bless his poor soul, he is ordinarily drowning in a sea of cottage white and pink at home with two little girls. The cabin style is the polar opposite of the cottage look we have at home and it was important to me that our home-away-from-home look and feel different.
The second part of the answer is this piece that inspired it all.
Two years ago, during our Fourth of July cabin trip, I found the antique store score I am most proud of to date. Tucked deep in the back of the store, nestled beneath piles of other furniture was this wonderful truck. Even though it was dusty and dirty I immediately feel in love with it's distressed red, white and blue. After I put the trunk in the trunk and drove it back to camp, Mr. Cabin liked it just as much as I did. The rest is cabin color scheme history. 

Mr. Cabin re-lined the inside of the trunk with cedar so now its a great spot
 to store extra blankets and linens.

Hope you enjoy your red, white and blue wherever it may be.
 Happy Independence Day!

Censational Girl's Stars and Stripes Party

Creative Kristi Color Inspiration

Linking to these parties...


  1. I love that trunk, too. I have one just like it in my nautical guest room except it is in it's original brown color. You have just inspired me to maybe paint it. That would look great.

  2. Love all your red, white and blue. Especially that awesome trunk. Canada Day is coming up on July 1st, and we use red and white.

  3. Michele...Wonderful trunk. I've never seen a trunk painted that way. Your cabin is fabulous and your theme of red, white and blue is fun. Great place to spend your summer at!

  4. LOVE love that little flag table...So perfect anytime of year! Thanks for sharing

  5. Love the trunk & the whole red, white & blue theme.

  6. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  7. So festive and fun, thanks so much for sharing ! Happy Fourth of July, enjoy your weekend !


  8. My eyes just about popped out of my head when I saw that trunk! What a thing of beauty it is, and an amazing find. The perfect patriotic decoration! I can't wait to go through the rest of your blog, because I'm intrigued by the pink and white cottage that is home, and this gorgeous cabin. I'm here from the Stars and Stripes Party. It's nice to meet you!
    Happy 4th to you and your family!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

  9. Great look! Your cottage seems so beautiful.
    I have to mention that I LOL'd at the "Fish Naked" sign. Too funny!


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