Free: Chicken Coup Cubbies

Hi Friends! How is everyone holding up? I pray you are all safe and cozy in your beautiful homes.

We have been working on a steady stream of projects over here, which basically means I’m coming up with projects for Brent and the kids! It’s a perfect match. He has been working from home and his happy place is definitely building and working with his hands. It all works out well for me because I’m looking around the house at a few things that would help spruce up the place.

The latest project is custom cabinets for the garage. Dear Husband has lots of talents, but he struggles a bit with…the hoarding of tools. I’m too embarrassed to even show you a before of the garage where he stores them.

Long story short, I ran out of room for this gorgeous chicken coup cubby cabinet that I discovered and purchased at Lucketts a few years ago. It was in my living room for a while until I realized I needed to edit for a bit. I put it in “storage” aka the garage for a minute and before I knew it Brent had filled it to the brim with screws and bolts and all kinds of things.

In the effort to accommodate a sparkly new space, I am giving it away for FREE to anyone that can pick up. It is such a lovely, interesting piece. I am sad to give it away, but I truly don’t have the room for it.

Here are a few other similar pieces I’ve seen….Also, I read that it’s the kind of thing Joanna Gaines says you should never pass up at a flea market.

Here’s a little preview of what we had to make space for. Organization!

If you are interested in my chicken coup cubbies and can pick up, email me: cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com I’d love it to go to a good home!

…california style

Is everywhere! I am loving this look. Let me first say, though, that this style does not give up on our love for woods, chalkboards, farm house lighting and seagrass rugs. It incorporates these in a new way by adding another kind of neutral – black. What I see is a bit of a sleeker look (that is definitely trending), but with a relaxed feel.

I’ve been seeing this look on design magazines (House Beautiful, Elle Decor, etc.) and sites like One Kings Lane, Target, Serena and Lily, William Sonoma Home and our beloved Fixer Upper on HGTV! Yup, Joanna Gaines uses black more than you realize. I’ve seen the look labeled as a relaxed California style and Global Style. Like any look, this one is layered with textures like relaxed linen with velvet pillows, black rattan with shiny wood and white faux fur and brass.

Take a look:

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I think it’s really inspiring and I definitely plan to incorporate a few of these ideas in my family room. I think I’ll start with one of these from Serena & Lily. La Jolla Basket.

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PS – I was literally shopping in Target before posting this and snapped a pick of guess what? hahaha. Love when that happens.

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