Tuesday, January 31, 2012

imagine the impossibilities - guest bedroom…

thistlewood farm challenged us to tackle something we’ve been putting off and blog about it today.0000

  i have a small guest bedroom that needed updating.  it was dark and held a hodge podge of items.  there is  a 5’ window seat, which I love, but it was neglected and bare.   this is a before picture. 


I started out by painting the walls dover white and the trim white—well, i didn’t get all of  the trim finished yet, but, I’m working on it.  then, I gathered these things…

and here’s the part of the room that is finished.



and here’s the part that still needs work.  there is a 4’ closet with some ugly and noisy sliding doors, that still needs new french doors and the trim needs paint.  .



when its done, this closet will look like our other closets-below.

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thanks to thistlewood farm and the others for inspiring me to get this job going:)
check out the other projects here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

my kitchen…

this is my kitchen.  it’s 18’ x 10’. 
the pantrys hold so much!


 the bead board ,ceiling fan and can lights.


looking into great room


looking into kitchen from great room


sharing this with faded charm, common ground, feathered nest

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

gothic frame…

I would love to find an old gothic window, but, after years of looking, I’m just as happy with my 4.5’ mirror--a xmas gift from my son.  


I removed the mirror and painted the frame white.   it’s heavy, so I put it on a table, and added my urn of flowers.  the gothic shaped mirror won’t go to waste.  my husband is making a simple frame for it, so I’ll end up with two gothic pieces from this one gift.  makes the price seem not so bad. 


I’m sharing this with faded charm, and feathered nest., knick of time!
thanks for looking and have a great week!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

bar area…

the bar area was made by adding some bead board, two posts, a couple of corbels and a wood applique to the lower wall.
love this!


I found …


and I have these barstools, and really want to try, to slipcover them in drop cloth fabric.  



sharing this with common ground, and feathered nest.
thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

shutter shelf…

I love shutters and all the different things you can do with them.  the shelf part is made from some garden edging. 
it holds some old lace, china pieces,
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I’m sharing this with faded charm and knick of time—thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

chandeliers and an old shutter…

when I shared my headboard before christmas, I knew I needed something with color behind the old birdcage stand, holding a chandelier-(left side of this pic).
I got this shutter for christmas and now, the chandelier stands out.  the pillow (and matching comforter) were also xmas gifts.
and santa brought this cute sign, too—don’t know where I’ll put it, but I love it:).
yesterday, we got just enough snow to cause 67 wrecks-yikes!
sharing this with faded charm and knick of time—thanks for looking!