Sunday, March 2, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays

Hello all of you FMFPTY fans and followers! My name is Meegan and I blog over at What Meegan Makes. I am honored to be invited by Pamela to share "How I Found My Style" with you today. I have known Pamela through blogging ever since I starting blogging. She invited her Facebook followers to follow my FB page when I just had a few. I will always be grateful for Pamela. 
How I Found My Style??? Well, I would LOVE to share that with you.
Growing up around my grandparents and their vintage home filled with antiques, shells and comfort, my style began to be shaped. Entering their home, I felt "at home". I have longed to create that same feeling in my own home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
Welcome to our home. I like to think of it as vintage beach cottage. Collecting and looking for items to create my Las Vegas condo into a vintage beach cottage has become a hobby and fun pastime for me.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
As I shop thrift shops, I am attracted to items and accessories, like these plates that remind me of that feeling I felt in Grandma's home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
If I find something that I like, but it isn't quite the color I desire, paint is my favorite way to change up or bring in the vintage look I want. For instance, on my living room book shelves each one of these book ends, planter, and cloche' were purchased in a brown color. Using turquoise mist paint, I enjoyed painting and sanding them to fit my vintage beach cottage style. Yes, the books are vintage, too.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
Keeping Grandma's vintage brooches in an apothecary jar remind me of fond memories playing dress-up in her home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
I am blessed to have my grandparents bedroom set as my own. Using turquoise mist and antique white paint, I made over the whole bedroom set to fit the motif of a vintage beach cottage.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
One of my favorite places to visit is the ocean. I could sit there for hours listening to the sounds of the waves crashing, the birds chirping, and people laughing. I collect shells and display them in our home to remind me of my ocean memories.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
I like to have lots of white and blue furniture with a touch of dark wood. To me, it looks vintage, inviting, and "cottagey".
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
My "girl" print has been in our home for years. And, yes, I painted the frame and the mat to fit my vintage look. Our whole family enjoys this print. We try to imagine what she is thinking and/or how she is feeling. I think she is waiting for someone she is in love with. What are your ideas as to what she is thinking?
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
My vintage craft cupboard is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. My friend was on her way to the dumpster with it! I know! I snatched it up and began painting it. It was a perfect piece to help me with a vintage beach cottage atmosphere.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
Grandma always had watering cans that she REALLY used to take care of her flowers. I like my watering can filled with dried hydrangeas.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan Makes
My white shelves in our kitchen are a fun focal point. This time of Winter I long for Spring. I like to bring out my vintage milk bottles and blue Ball jars for another way to showcase my style.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- What Meegan MakesFinding this vintage buffet was like the "icing on the cake" to finish my vintage beach cottage home in the desert. Yep, you guessed it, I painted it once I got it home.
I hope you have enjoyed how I found my style. Through my grandparent's I learned what I like and what gives me comfort at home.
Thanks again, Pamela for the invitation to share how I found my style. I had a great time and I hope you did too.
Make it a wonderful Sunday!
Meegan
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays
Meegan I am so happy to have you visiting here today! I always enjoy seeing what projects you are up to. Thank you for sharing how you found your style. I love all of your sentimental pieces that make your house a home!

33 comments:

  1. You home certainly is very beachy and cottagy! LOVE the colors and all the layers of elements you have used! Just think you have a beach house right in the middle of Las Vegas! Very creative and so welcoming!

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    1. Yvonne, I am so complimented with your comments. Thanks for being so sweet.

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  2. Love your beachy cottage look! Very charming.

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  3. Such a charming home and her style is fabulous. Thanks fofr sharing. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! That means a lot ot me.
      Make it a great week.

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  4. Oh I love this you have a beach condo right in the middle of the desert! Too cute. Love all your colors and vignettes. The craft cabinet is killer. Great choice Pamela to feature Meegan. Love her style.
    Kris

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    1. Aw, thanks so much. Kris, I am highly complimented by your comments.

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  5. Lovely feature, thanks for sharing! xo, Liz

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  6. So pretty. I love, love the jar full of old brooches. What a great way to display a treasure.

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    1. Thanks very much Katie! It's one of my fave places in our home :)

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  7. It's so nice to connect with bloggers through personal profiles. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thanks everyone for your sweet and delightful comments! I am honored to be here. Thanks again Pamela for letting me share what I love to do. You are simply the best!!

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  9. Are you kidding me that someone was going to throw that wonderful cabinet out. I love what you did with it. Love it all.

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    1. I know-it's kinda crazy what we can vision from a junky piece of furniture, isn't it? Thanks for your kind comments.

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  10. What a beautiful home and beautiful style. I could relate to all the things from her grandparents. I have many things of my grandmother's. We used to live next door to them growing up so I was so glad that I could have them in my home. Sweet memories. I like that it is a beach cottage in the dessert.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I would LOVE to see YOUR Grandma's things.
      Make it a fabulous day!

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  11. I love a beachy cottage look, something I could live with forever! Thank you for introducing us to Meegan and her style! Love it!

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    1. Cindy,
      You are such a sweetie. Thanks for enjoying the post.

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  12. Thank you Meegan! Having grown up in Southern California it's hard to imagine a beachy cottage in Vegas...Great job it's beautiful!
    ♥ Lisa

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    1. Aw, thanks so much! I grew up in So Cal and miss it everyday!!
      Thanks for your compliments.

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  13. Meegan has a very charming home...love the beach feel that she has going on.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. You are SO nice Linda! I appreciate your kind words. :)

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  14. Thank you so much, Pamela for finding a blogger who has such wonderful taste. Meegan, your home is beautiful and reflects your style which is as about as good as it gets. I just love the beachy vibe and how you follow your heart. I especially love your display of plates on the wall...what did you use to attach them?

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks so much!! I actually used hot glue and a paper clip attached to my plates. It works great. You will love it!!
      Thanks so much for your sweet comments.

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  15. Thanks for sharing, Pamela! I like all the things that Meegan makes!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  16. How wonderful to have Meegan's home filled with so many beautiful memories of her grandparents...love how she showcases her grandmother's jewelry in a way that she can enjoy them with such fond memories...Meegan, you have surrounded yourself with the things that you love which makes for a very beautiful and happy home...thanks again Pamela for another great feature!

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    1. Thanks very much Shirley. I REALLY appreciate your compliments and comments. I am honored.

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  17. Just beautiful Meegan!! Love the finishes and touches of memories every where!!

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    1. Oh Lori! How sweet are you?? Thanks so mujch for being so kind. xoxo

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