"Home" Sweet Home.
A Simple Moss Wreath with a shimmery white bow...
new recipes for 2012!
...stenciled "GARDEN" on a wooden box I made...
January has brought on new ideas for decorating and deep cleaning. I’ve been doing a bit of both in between moping and feeling out-of-sorts. We’ve had our first snow this Winter and are supposed to get a few more days. Maybe I’ll shoot some photos to share.
If you’re feeling blue and in a funk…we’re all in this together!
Shabby Chic Table and "Create" Area
Late Summer Decor
Close-up of purple Hydrangeas in enamel bowl
So, this is the “Creative”Area. This table used to be a falling apart table found in a barn. It was a beautiful color(s) but I wanted benches to match. My husband made very nice benches and I whitewashed the table and benches. It turned out really nice. We use this table for crafts, sewing, etc. It’s nice to be able to leave out projects and still have a table to eat on. I cover it with a clear vinyl plastic just to protect the top of the table.
In case you were wondering about the little head poking out of the basket on the right side white laminate cabinet. That is our cat Maya’s head. That is her basket and the other basket on the left of the picture is Pixie’s basket. They love jumping up their and taking mid-day naps.
The red cabinet table with the curtains (behind the shabby chic table) is used to hold craft supplies, the sewing machine, etc. My husband and I converted an old vertically standing cabinet….we took off the doors. turned it horizontal, added 4 little feet, painted it, added white curtains and ta da!! a unique storage area with a sturdy counter and seasonal decorative area. I just love Junk!
You might have noticed that all the walls in our home are white. Since we are renting and we’re not allowed to paint, I am learning that spots of COLOR here and there really add a punch to the decor. This is something new for me because I’m used to always painting every room in our home a different color. At first I hated all the white but I’m learning to be content and work with it. I’m amazed that as life changes, we learn to adapt and adapt well. Instead of heading to the Mall for decor, I head to the dump or look around my own home for “repurposing” inspiration. It’s like a challenge. and I love it!
Dining Room with Chalkboard Menu
...don't you want to see all angles?!
Dining Room; Rustic Hutch on right
Daisies & Lillies in old Maple Sap Bucket
Well, as you can probably tell from the title of this post, I’ve been on a mission to share with you my home that I’ve been working on lately. And I’ve just shown you the dining room area which is in a very large open room that shares the kitchen and another area which we have a shabby chic table (converted from an old barn table) used for crafts and projects. More pics soon! (By the way, I’m very behind with sharing my pictures; not sure how I’m going to catch up. I still have to share Lake Chelan (our little vacation)!
My Country Cottage Kitchen
My Country Cottage Kitchen....for now. I like a window over my sink.
and a vase of flowers on the windowsill.
I’ve just shared my current kitchen with you but I do have a Dream Kitchen with White Distressed Cabinets and wood flooring. A full size fridge and freezer side-by-side would be nice too. It would be nice…
My mom and I say this phrase a lot, “It would be nice…”
There’s even a song with that phrase.
It would be nice.
Country Cottage Living Room
Coffee Table Centerpiece
a Basket of Blankets...
Pixie overseeing the photo shoot...bored and waiting for fame and fortune.
This is what you see when the front door opens.
- part of LR. I have a plan for change here.
The last photo of the LR has “BEFORE” written all over it. I have a plan for my husband to build me a very large 6 ft. hutch with cabinet door area on bottom and shelving on top (cabinet door area will hide games and albums). Top shelving may have mirror centerpiece with cutesies on shelves. The Hutch will be a darker Sage Green (same color as frame behind close-up pic of Pixie) and be distressed (and have a Gardeny feel to it). Okay. My husband does roll his eyes when I tell him my vision – but maybe for Christmas?!