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White Home Decor Ideas

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
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Today’s my day to shine in the Elements of Summer Tour.

Well, maybe glow a little.

If you keep up with Petticoat Junktion you know that I’ve been painting a lot of white furniture.

I’m tired of darkness so I started painting everything in our den.

Well just about everything.

The JTS {aka hubby the Junktion Technical Specialist} ran every time he saw me with a paint brush in my hand.


white mantel decor Petticoat Junktion

I didn’t paint anything in the mantel display.

I didn’t buy anything new either.

I gathered things from my workshop and put this together.


white mantel display with seashells Petticoat Junktion

The seashells are from the years we lived in Florida and from our visit to Kodiak Island last year.


white home decor ideas Petticoat Junktion

The white side table was a dull reddish color and now it’s white…with a little toner for aging.

I added a few light colored accent pieces to the table display.

And a new $4 pillow from Tuesday Morning.

How’s that for a deal.

Can you see my rusty white bird cage from the Nashville Flea Market in the background?


add seashells and white painted furniture to Home Decor for Summer Petticoat Junktion

Another table I painted and another pillow I bought at Tuesday Morning.


white pillows and seashells home decor ideas Petticoat Junktion

The lighting in the photos is really bad.

I’m not a great photographer, especially when it comes to indoor shots.

The chest is one I painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and if you click here you can see a much better photo of it.


seashells in a blue ball jar Petticoat Junktion

The seashells from Florida have been packed away in the shed.

I got tired of displaying them and put them away a few years ago.

Now I’m lovin’ looking at them again.

Good Memories


white home decor ideas for the Summer Petticoat Junktion

The 4 pillows are the only new purchases for this room redo.


Den before Summer makeover Petticoat Junktion 2



white home decor accents for Summer Petticoat Junktion


Do you think the lighter furniture and accessories brighten up the room?

Do you have any white home decor ideas to share?

Visit the other homes in the tour…links below….

and leave me a comment too…please.

I am also doing a guest post for Sonya , At Home With The Barkers….click here to see what crazy things I have to say!







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36 Responses

  1. Yes! The white definitely brightens up and room! It looks just wonderful.
    Suzy @ Worthing Court recently posted…The Scoop Link Party #121My Profile

  2. funny how a few cute pillows and some sea treasure from the shed can brighten this room up for the season. Happy Summer.
    laura@top this top that recently posted…May Roundup- Craft Room Reveal, Summer Mantel, ‘No Name’ Summer DessertMy Profile

  3. Patty says:

    You did a great job, the white paint made a big difference. The room looks brighter, larger and more put together, without being stuffy.

  4. Angela says:

    I love the change! The white is a good balance…great job!
    Angela recently posted…6 Elements of Summer EntertainingMy Profile

  5. Looks lovely with the lighter, brighter side table and coffee table and pillows! And I love the shells in the mason jar!

    :) Linda
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  6. Donna Kay from One of a Kind Finds-Vintage Fare says:

    Like a breath of fresh air! Looks great!!!

  7. Such a warm and inviting room. I do like the lighter tables and the new pillows. So pretty.
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life recently posted…Pulling It All Together – This Is HappinessMy Profile

  8. Love your freshly painted pieces, Kathy!! They add so much to your room!
    Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home recently posted…Veggie Lasagna – Cooking with Essential OilsMy Profile

  9. Pretty, pretty! I love your additions of white. You’ve done an awesome job painting furniture–I need you to come here and help me! :)
    Richella Parham recently posted…Summer home tour 2014My Profile

  10. Andrea Burke says:

    Yes!! The room looks updated and fresh! I love what you did with your pillows and the shells, I have some and get tired of cleaning them. They are in a basket in the bathroom. They get dusty from me using the hairdryer! Glad you went lighter!

  11. Kathy says:

    I love it lighter. It seems to pull it all together. I love eclectic style, but the white really helps unify the space. Summer style!
    Kathy recently posted…The Quilted ChairMy Profile

  12. chris aka monkey says:

    i love the change kathy just right for summer and if we have another winter like last will be even more enjoyable… read your guest post and commented and you knoe i love that rusty thingy you have on the mantel it looks good too xx

    • Kathy Owen says:

      Thanks for visiting At Home With The Barkers and leaving a comment. You’re awesome! I love the rusty thingy on my mantel too. I got it at the Nashville Flea Market.

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  14. April says:

    Wow! You have inspired me! After I finish repainting my bathroom, put down brown paper floors in two bedrooms, repaint and paper my guest bathroom, and repaint my master bedroom, guest bedroom, living room, laundry room, and kitchen, I may start painting my furniture white! Whew! That made me tired! But I love the “new” white furniture look!
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  15. ruth says:

    Looks great! Love the white accents!

  16. Linda says:

    I love receiving your emails, everything looks so good

  17. Tami Toppen says:

    Beautiful! I love the mantle display! Thank you for sharing!

  18. I am such a sea shell collector too! I bet you have some real beauties in those cool bottles! Isn’t it fun to have a little of summer past?

    • Kathy Owen says:

      I know you like seashells Yvonne. I fell in love with your summer displays. Such a lovely home. I’m thinking of making those cool seashell skewers. Should be easy!

  19. White is perfect for summer decorating! Everything looks so pretty in your home.
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  20. White is my fave color so of course I love this!! :)
    Jennifer @ Town and Country Living recently posted…Summer Inspiration from Celebrating Everyday LifeMy Profile

  21. Vanessa says:

    I love all of your pretty white pieces Kathy and your mantel is just beautiful!

  22. Love all the white! It really does give the room a bright, fresh look! :)
    Allison @ The Golden Sycamore recently posted…4th of July DecorMy Profile

  23. Very pretty! It does brighten up your room a lot to have so much white furniture – I love it.

  24. I love all of the Elements of Summer you shared, Kathy ~ it was so nice to be a part of the tour with you. hugs, mb
    Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline recently posted…Project Inspire{d} Week #70 ~ Link Party and FeaturesMy Profile

  25. Marty Walden says:

    We’ve been painting a bunch of furniture, too! Isn’t it the easiest way to shake things up without spending a lot of money?

    Thanks for joining us on another tour, Kathy! Lookin’ good!

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