Friday, July 31, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I did a mini rehab on my sun room, which really is a nook more than a room. It's a curious left over piece of porch that we think was part of a larger porch once upon a time.
This chair started the make over. It was screaming 1970s. So one thing lead to another and 3 cans of spray paint later, and some leftover fabric, it was gorgous!
Added these stars I purchased at Christmas for some fun, painted the walls and trim to match the new house colors, too.
This color is called Heritage Cream. It's so warm and inviting. Sunny almost!🌞
The windows I left because Brian is replacing them soon, plus adding some stained glass. I can't wait! After that I'll add some bamboo roll down shades and a foot stool I'm working on and it will be a cozy reading hide away.
Pinterest gave me the candle idea. Love it! Total cost of mini make over 33.00 for rug, spray paint, jars and candles. Just a quick weekend project.
Monday, July 13, 2015
A bench that was a roadside rescue that I stenciled combined with just a couple accents. Can't wait to rip this floor up and add stained wood flooring to match my porch ceiling.
A view of my grandmothers wicker planter filled with geraniums.
The milk can from my farm. It's pretty rusty but nothing spray paint won't fix!
And nothing says summer more than a cat in the open window. Hello babyman!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I gotta confess, having new spaces to decorate for the holidays was worth every moment of dust, dumpsters, and destruction. Our house is starting to look like I saw it in my head when we bought it, a blend of old and new. I may have gone overboard on decorations, but you only live once!
The front porch is almost done. My husband added our new color scheme to the rails and I slapped some quick paint on the door. It's called red wine! We still need to replace the door, it had air leak issues, but for now, it's pretty.
I'm finally used to seeing the new color! Heritage cream. Be still my country loving heart. I've been stopped in the street by people admiring the new look. Couldn't be happier! We need to replace the blue criss cross stuff this summer with red and finish the shutters, but we will get there. You gotta be patient with an old house! Brian is restoring the porch rails. I think they are original. They sure look it!
I love this porch! Look at the stained pine board ceiling we put in 2 summers ago. Gutted out rotten falling down boards and re did the leaking porch roof. You can catch a glimpse of my star light. It's from a shop in Cooperstown from years ago, still love it!!!!
Friday, November 28, 2014
How nice it was to have this old house filled with family for Thanksgiving. All my hard work last year makes the holidays even more special. Decorating my new spaces and having room for all of us was amazing.
I love that the family room is no longer off the dining room, it makes it seem more formal. The kitchen was rocking too, with wine slushies and appetizers:
I know it's a lot of work, but the smells and sounds are what I've always dreamed of. A big happy house.
Anna helped me every step of the way and if I ever go down, she can recreate the meal. You just need 2 lbs of butter!Even the teenager visited, laughed, she may have even eaten, and entertained her grandmother with her music.🎶❤️
Sunday, November 16, 2014
I made this table runner this year and paired it with my grandmothers salt and pepper shakers.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
There is most definitely a witch theme going on here! Love my old lanterns and milk can. They evolve into other holidays.
Happy holiday decorating!