Here is a tour of her self crafted home, her creative cabin on the Bay! Her ingenious DIY's will amaze you as she creates a home with a definite nautical feel to it. Her accessories are rustic pieces of wood, rope, paddles, iron anchors, wine barrels, galvanized buckets, corroded metal, fishnets and brass portholes! Some of the pics have little explanations from her.
The home abuts an inlet of the Bay in San Rafael
Tricia used found pieces of driftwood to frame the mirror
"I had this wood for a long time and thought about it for a long time," says Rose. She created this headboard with the help of a nail gun in about 20 minutes. "If I get tired of it, I'm going to take it down," she adds.
Rose framed a plain mirror with found driftwood, which she also used to create the legs of the side table. The tabletop is the end of a wine barrel, which she embellished with a scrap of rope. Salvaged galvanized buckets serve as wastebaskets throughout the home.
The waterfront room pictured here used to be a porch. On a beam over the sliding door, she and her husband have mounted a retractable movie screen. "At night we lie around on the couches and watch movies projected onto it," she explains.
To make the 9-square-foot kitchen work, Rose put a sideboard under the window for storage. Nailed to the wall is a scrap of corroded metal she found underneath an old water heater.
"I wanted to have rope handles, so I drilled four holes in every drawer I could find," Rose says. The pile on top is coral, driftwood and other beach detritus, onto which she tosses her jewelry to create the enticing look of a found heap of treasures.
Here, an old brass porthole that was in the house when she bought it is repurposed as a plant stand of sorts. Rose notes that there is a raccoon skull tucked somewhere in the current display.
Amazing isn't it? Pics via