Shop The House Sunday (Early!)


Good morning everyone!  
Mr. & Mrs. FYN are going on a kid-free vacation tomorrow!  Woo hoo!  We'll be skiing in Lake Tahoe through Tuesday.  I'm so excited!  

With that in mind, I'm putting my "Shop The House Sunday" party up early today and I'll be leaving it up through Wednesday morning of next week.  I'll be looking forward to seeing everyone's posts when I get back in Tuesday night.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Okay, here is my "Shop the House" project!

I had an old marble top dresser that was in Pierce's room for awhile until we redecorated it.  Check out Pierce's room here! 

I saw an idea for a wine bar on another blog which was just the inspiration I needed for "what to do" with this antique piece.  I thought I had saved the post, but I didn't, so if you are reading this Miss Wine Bar Transformation Girl (golf ball vase filler!) then give me a shout-out so I can give you credit!

Introducing my new, somewhat "manly" mini bar!

I had grand plans to refinish this piece, take out drawers, install a wine rack, etc.  I decided against it because this is an antique.  I just gave it a good cleaning with Murphy's oil soap and here it sits in it's imperfect beauty!


This was the somewhat "manly" part.  Golf ball vase filler!

I made taper candle holders out of empty IBC rootbeer bottles filled with wood golf tees!

The striped magazine rack used to sit in the study, but now it holds bottles of red wine.  

I picked up the wine cooler at Linens 'n Things going out of business sale.  It's a Cuisinart and it was $50!

What did I put in the drawers, you ask?

Bottle openers, juicer, bottle stoppers, a cocktail recipe book & some margarita mixes.

Wine, mojito and cordial glasses

Table linens

Serveware & koozies!

While I was at it, I also freshened up the kitchen with things I already had.

I had some different plates in this 2 tier rack.  I put those on the mini bar and used some of my china salad plates.

I filled a tall glass cylinder with shells and put one of my shell topiaries on top.

Okay, not really a "shop" but I moved a shelf in this cabinet so I could fit all my cookbooks upright.

I cleaned out my pantry! I collected all my glass jars with lids and put them to use for dry goods, etc.  I really like the way it is looking.  Sorta "Martha"! 

So, what did you find when you "shopped" your house???

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Linda said...

Wowzer...that bar looks outstanding! Luv the golf items:) Hope you have a wonderful trip with your hubby!


Countrygal...At Home In Texas said...

You are soooooo organized! I love your ideas. I am inspired to use some them in my home

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, wow! I love your new mini-manly-bar. :) I'd love to do something similar with an antique secretary we have, but it is currently stocked with about 500 kids' DVDs.

Your kitchen looks great too.

And I am really envious of your kid-free skiing weekend. Have fun!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So organized, wow!

And you so cracked me up with the shell thing (coquillage).

And happy skiing, Kendall!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Everything looks fantastic! And my goodness...I could shop my house forever and never run out of junk...I mean...beautiful, meaningful things. ;)

Annesphamily said...

Love that manly mini bar! The golf theme is very creative!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything looks wonderful. Great idea on the "bar". Have fun on your trip!

Shellbelle said...

You are so creative! Love that bar, I've be over for mojitos as soon as you return from your trip.

I'm still finding "stuff" as I pack for the move and can't wait to finally get to play along with everyone.

Have a great time skiing or falling, which is what always happens to me!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Lovin' it!! :) And while I am here anyway....

I am passing on the Kreativ Blogger award to you! Cause I think you rock!! Check it out here:
And be sure to pass it on to 7 others!

Lori E said...

I was going to shop my house but my check bounced. Lol I crack myself up.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great idea, Kendall. The Yankee loves it when I add "manly" touches to our cottage.

How do you live with all that testosterone at your place? LOL


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

OMG! I LOVE this blog. You have a new follower! Have fun on your vacation. I look forward to visiting you again very, very soon. Your shop the house Sunday is a fabulous idea. I'm off to visit the other blogs.
Patricia :o)

Leanne said...

This is my first time joining your party. Thanks for hosting. I love the golf balls in the glass jar. Have a great trip without the kiddos

Wendy said...

What a fun party! I love how you used the magazine holder for wine! nifty :) That is a beautiful dresser!
You are one organized girl...love it!!
Have a fun trip!

Paula said...

Good suggestions! I'm so not the kind of lady who knows how to arrange things, so like seeing what you do.

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Shona Cole said...

Kendall, unrelated to your lovely post here - you won my Saturday giveaway! will you check in and pick what you won so I can mail it to you :)

Shona Cole

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE your blog...been looking for something like this for a long time. Can't wait to go visit your "newbie" links too.~ I'm an inspired "free-styler" too, and just love peeking in on others projects for inspiration. You've got a new follower :-)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love the golf decorating. I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Miss Tiff said...

that mini bar, ke-uuuuuute!

Rene said...

You have been busy! I need to get busy and link up to your party!

Please come by to see what I have for you.

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

I love the mini bar decor. So cute. I wish my pantry was that organized, you did a great job. I'm inspired to clean mine.

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