Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Driftwood Daze

First of all, I want to extend my apologies on my lack of posts for the past few days. I have been living in an allergy haze and haven't felt myself. As the rain fell down this morning I was skipping along, finally feeling normal again. I even dragged Oliver out for a walk in the drizzle this early morning.

A favorite client e-mailed today...."I want to paint my Kitchen cabinets; never liked the finish. Suggestions?" I couldn't type back fast enough, "Yes, let's do a driftwood finish.". "Love it!" was her quick response.

Maybe it is because I grew up on Lake Erie or that I am a beach girl, but I have always loved driftwood. I am attracted to the soft, warm color of this sun-baked wood. The twisted, organic shape each piece takes makes it so interesting to me.

I enjoy seeing it used in sculptural ways. One of the favorite accessories I have placed in a client's home in a long time is a tiny driftwood sculpture piece, like the one pictured a few images above. It resembled the Georgia O'Keefe skull paintings from her Santa Fe days. So rustic, yet beautiful.

You can find driftwood tables, lamps, mirrors, beds, vases. It is really endless. Try bringing some driftwood into your home. Let nature in!



images from google image, completely coastal, and design sponge


  1. I LOVE driftwood and also the great rocks that can be found along the Northern Michigan beaches. I have clear vases filled with rocks or sand and a large pillar candle coming out the top. I have rocks lining the top of my entertainment center. I love the variety of colors, shapes, and sizes they come in.

  2. love the 3rd picture! This makes me want to go to the beach so badly!!! =)