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I have a New home at the beach, but I also like Roosters in my kitchen

I don't really want a country home, I love beachy things, old furniture, I like shabby chic, right now all my walls are a beige color, I have dark cherry cabinets that I love, any decorating ideas?? I am very crafty.

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  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Sep 10, 2013

    One thought would be to paint your roosters. Make some of them a beachy blue color, others a creamy white you get the idea. Then put clear glass container near them with pretty sea shells inside. I recycle the cylinder shaped glass containers that candles come in

  • Darlene Gallman
    Darlene Gallman Murrells Inlet, SC
    on Sep 10, 2013

    thank you that does sound nice, I do have a pretty good collection of shells, and I think I am ready to put some colors on my walls, at least some painted accent walls.

  • Mary Insana
    Mary Insana Pittsburgh, PA
    on Sep 11, 2013

    Found a few pictures for you. The white would look wonderful with your dark cherry cabinets and bring an airy feeling to your kitchen. Decorate with the beachy colors you love and you'll never want to leave the kitchen.

  • My Gnome Little  World
    My Gnome Little World Walnut Creek, CA
    on Sep 11, 2013

    Before I babble on...a home is a home. If roosters is what you like....anywhere in the world...by all means put them in the house. And I do love Mary's idea as when you read below you can see that I love roosters that are NOT painted real rooster colors! I think you could even do without the shells...if they are in the beachy colors she recommended! And I have seen roosters on beaches...so it all works out! o) By the way, I love this post! I have a collection of "funky" roosters from around the world (they had to be not realistic looking for my husband an I do buy...thanks to his Uncle, yes his Uncle, giving us a large metal purple one for Christmas one year) and I now have a house at the beach too. I have two pieces of artwork of roosters in the kitchen there (one I gave to my husband as a gift and the other I made), but all the others are packed away for now. Even the new one I just bought in Puerto Rico! I have a photo I took of a rooster crossing the road...it was going to the beach...literally! Sad for my roosters...but I do love them so! Our house is not only at the beach, but it is 99% Mid Century Modern. 99% because all my cool old metal containers, vintage wood boxes, antique shoe rack shelf is set up in the guest room/art studio along with some of our new old mid century finds. I just can't let go of that stuff...but it does not fit in enough for me. One day...just one day..I know the style of our home will be different and I will bring them back as well as our funky roosters! o) We also have a lot of pottery and decor pieces from around the world, I was able to fit some in with the MCM design, but a lot of that stuff is packed away too. Okay...enough of me...and I know that did not help at all. I like things coming and going...some of the things I have owned that do not mean much to me I let go and some, like the things I mentioned above, will come back. Ha...just looked up a photo of my MCM Beach House Kitchen....and it looks more country cute than either one of the other!!! So Rooster Away, My Friend, Rooster Away! (You can't see the rooster art that I made...behind the vintage chick feeder..hee hee)

  • Karyn Lisk
    Karyn Lisk Gainesville, GA
    on Sep 11, 2013

    I LOVE roosters because of the beech...Key West. I went there in May and there are roosters everywhere! They just roam free and they are the cutest little things. I took so many pictures and became a bit obsessed! I live on the lake and here are 3 in my kitchen! I say go for it! You can never go wrong with decor that makes you smile!

    I have a window pass through of sorts and he sits on the ledge and is tin!

    I have a window pass through of sorts and he sits on the ledge and is tin!

    A tiny little red one perched on some yum letters.

    A tiny little red one perched on some yum letters.

  • Darlene Gallman
    Darlene Gallman Murrells Inlet, SC
    on Sep 11, 2013

    I really like this, thanks

  • Caitlyn
    Caitlyn San Jose, CA
    on Sep 11, 2013

    Here are some ideas I found incorporating some of the themes you mentioned: http://polyv.re/1eEZH4T http://polyv.re/16lflyN http://polyv.re/16lfCBZ I am a huge fan of eclectic spaces. I think you can have a really neat space with shabby chic beachy vibe with some carefully placed roosters! I'll be on the look out for before and after pictures! =)

  • Accentuations!
    Accentuations! Medina, OH
    on Sep 11, 2013

    I have a thought for the Crafty You! Why not find the form of a rooster that you like...maybe paper mache or wire...and cove it in beautiful seashells? Scallop shells come to mind. They'd make great wings!

  • Country Porch
    Country Porch Largo, FL
    on Sep 11, 2013

    Adding a braided rug in kitchen or in front of sinks in aqua,blues and browns...the braided style warms things up for rooster decor yet brings beach colors in to blend the style!

  • Darlene Gallman
    Darlene Gallman Murrells Inlet, SC
    on Sep 12, 2013

    very nice, thank you.

  • Darlene Gallman
    Darlene Gallman Murrells Inlet, SC
    on Sep 12, 2013

    way cool, I like that, I will be looking for one, thanks.

  • Darlene Gallman
    Darlene Gallman Murrells Inlet, SC
    on Sep 12, 2013

    thank you, I do need to add pic that way people will know what I already have to work with.

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