We’re diligently at work on pieces for The Poor Porker online shoppe! Vintage heat lamps turned radiant industrial lamps. Love.
The Shoppe is coming soon! Can’t wait! x
There’s something that is so cozy about a barn wood ceiling. We love the twinkle lights and reclaimed window.
Jars full of our favorite dried foods from The Corner Store in Plant City, Fl. make our tiny kitchen feel so warm.
Photos by Penny & Finn
Cynthia Diaz, owner and chef at The Corner Store, is a masterful cook and pantry organizer. Her beautiful shop is our spice wonderland. If you happen to be in the Central Florida area, do yourself a favor and stop by. Your pantry (and belly) will thank you.
Our fridge, though quite large and pretty awesome, isn’t so great on the good looking front. We’ve been lusting after Lara Rossignols gorgeous smeg refrigerator on her photo blog called Piewacket for awhile now. Let me tell you, I’ve had dreams of this fridge (really). The style is pure perfection.. but alas, why in the world would we spend $2000 on a refrigerator when we already have a perfectly good one?
1 can of magnetic primer, a can of chalkboard paint and some leftover paint for the trim, after.
Photos by Penny & Finn
Sure, it’s not perfect. It doesn’t have the smooth retro lines and glossy color like a Smeg… BUT, now it’s a menu board/inspiration board/ refrigerator all in one. We pretty much love it.
Recently a great mentor and friend of ours from Los Angeles asked us to make her a cool desk for her office… It turned out to be the perfect opportunity to use some awesome pieces that we’ve been finding.
The top is made from pallet wood and bondo.. Galvanized scrap metal was used as a writing base and wooden rulers were used as trim.. Metal side bracing came from an old sign.. Plumbing piping became the legs for the desk and the foot stool. The swinging basket was from a vintage refrigerator.
An imperfection in the wood became the perfect planter.
A nice reminder and a personal touch..
Rachel, thank you for everything! We hope you enjoy your new desk! xo
Photos by Matthew Kent of Penny & Finn
Old mechanics cabinet
Inspired by the streets of LA and the movie magic of Hollywood…
Our upcycled mechanics cabinet turned entertainment center makes our tiny TV look pretty awesome..
Don’t feel like watching TV? Close the door and stare at your badass cabinet..
Collected randomness from the finest thrift stores that central Florida has to offer..
Good books are a great reminder to read instead.. x
We bought this old metal locker from a yard sale for $10. It was love at first sight.
DIY magnetic knife holder… made from an old steel plate and an old metal vent cover.
Rusty stars from the goodwill outlet..
We found this old table base in the woods near our house and turned it in to an awesome pot rack.
Looking back, I realize that was my love of nature which gave the understanding of natural ingredients. Mother Nature is the true artist, and the chef is merely the technician. – Marco Pierre White
6 months ago we came across this 1930′s wall shelf in a dumpster next to a mechanic shop. Jarrid didn’t want it because it looked like a lot of work but with a little convincing and a few splinters, we gave it a new home.
One day, while strolling around Hyde Park in Tampa, I dragged Jarrid into Anthropologie for a little DIY inspiration. Immediately I fell in love with a gorgeous buffet that happened to be $9000.. Obviously we couldn’t afford that but Jarrid was sure that we could make one pretty similar ourselves.
On many occasions, especially in historic neighborhoods, we’ve found that there are nice piles of discards from recent renovations of homes and yards. We picked up these old fence pieces that became the shelving and decor of our hutch. They’re perfect because nature made them beautiful. Real time and weather make the most amazing colors and textures in wood.
We used a pipe from the old water tank that we made the kitchen island out of. Chicken wire from our yard was used on the doors.
We decorated with items that we found in local thrift stores and junk yards. An old feather pillow became the curtains.
No picture could do this piece justice, it’s our new favorite. We love it even more than the one that inspired it.