Saturday, July 12, 2014

where i create 2014...

 my craftroom has come full circle. 

it was in this room several years ago, and now, that all of the remodeling

 is done, it's back in this room.  we just moved in last week and i have more to do with it.

this corner has my sewing/embroidery machine.  the cubbies above the table hold threads, needles, ect.

below the shelf is another cubbie cabinet, which i covered with white ruffles.

and  my armoire was moved back in--so much storage.

my husband built the sewing table and wall cubbie.

there is a 5' closet full of cubes that hold a multitude of craft supplies.

this is my work table, also, built by my husband--i do everything,on this great table.

 two ikea lamps and the huge window make sure there is plenty of bright light.

the easel holds my clock, when i don't need it for painting.

on this side of the room, i plan on adding shelving or cabinets.  but, today, it's a holding place for my latest 

junk finds projects.  the drop front desk, the folding screen and the door all need more work done on them.

i really enjoy looking through everyone's creative spaces, if you'd like to take a peek--it all happens today

thanks for the fun party, karen!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

the new kitchen, so far...

 (we had to stop working on the house altogether, back in december.  long story short, the whooping cough was just the start of something ugly for me-ugh.)

anyway,  i thought i’d show how the kitchen looks… so far.

here's the ugly before picture.

this room used to be a
a breakfast area with a pantry on the left and the door on the right went to the garage.

you can see below, the left wall with a pantry was removed, opening the kitchen up to the dining room.

on the right wall, we moved the garage door location down 4' and put the refrigerator in it's old place.

the new garage door (to the right of fridge) still needs painted and trimmed.  just to the right of that door will be a  walk in pantry.

my husband built a cabinet around the fridge.

the big window replaced the smaller window.  we trimmed out all of the new windows and doors with larger moldings, which i love.

it's a fully functioning kitchen, but, we still need a final coat of paint on everything.  

there is a hood that needs to be installed over the cook top and subway tile backsplash added. 

the flooring needs replaced, and the pantry built.  and then, decorations.

 there’s a bead board ceiling and crown moldings.  we used the ikea farm sink, and  faucet, and menards wood counter tops and added a new disposal.

we reused the old cabinets, (which have been sprayed with white primer),
old hardware, and our 3 yr. old appliances.

that gives you an idea of how the kitchen looks today.

here's what the old kitchen looked like.  it was located next to the old breakfast room, and will be the walk in closet soon.

and if you are local, you might want to find time this weekend to go to the french market at horton's of tipton.  it's sure to be fabulous!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

the white rocking horse...

i hadn't been in hobby lobby in several weeks, yesterday, i found him.
LOVE his detailed carvings and distressing.

big, but, not too big-26" x 28"

he didn't look like this when i found him.

here he is at the store-$68.

weekend's coming-have a great one!

Monday, June 16, 2014

last of my garden stuff...

first, i wanted to let you know, my email subs aren’t working for me anymore.  most aren’t coming through, and the ones that still come through, when i click on them, google can’t find the page:( 

brighthouse has my email account, and they "are experiencing problems" forever now.  

so, i’m slowly working through my list of blogs, and reworking things.  so, weird stuff  may  will happen in the process, sorry.

ok, on to the post. 

we have this bistro set, under the arbor, this year,--- it was just sitting on the grass—see in above pic.  my husband added a small patio for the set to sit on.   

the patio blocks sit level with the ground now, and he doesn’t need to move table and chairs to mow. 

and the patio blocks came with the house, so, this project was easy and didn’t cost a thing.

the vine on the arbor is wisteria.

when i found my vintage iron baby bed, i didn’t have room for my daybed.  so the daybed ended up in the garden, around a knock out rose. 

this winter the rose died down to the ground, but, it will fill the bed with roses by next year.

i don’t think i’ve ever shown this stain glass panel on my blog.  it’s spending the summer on the deck.

this was a headboard my husband made about 20 yrs ago.  it’s been in the garden for several years now.

the huge vine is a silver lace vine—grows like a weed.  it blooms from june to november.  here’s last year pic of it blooming.  it’s a lacy looking white bloom.

that’s the new stuff—thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

guest posting at cottagegalstyle…

where is your happy place?  mine is in my garden.


today, i’m guest posting my latest garden project with lynnie over at cottagegalstyle.  i hope you can stop by:)

and while you are there, be sure to check out lynnie’s cute garden journal she made—it’s full of cute garden ideas you might want to try in your garden.

thanks lynnie, for letting me by a part of your blog today!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

our master bedroom…

i’ve never shown our master bedroom.  it was time to redo it.
i started by looking for a headboard, and,

master-bed  shabby story 

i found one…remember my huge tv cabinet? 
when the big tv died, my husband removed the front table, and, i have a “new” headboard.  i love the old tin panels mixed with vintage house trim boards.

tv cabinet shabby story

i made this sign for the shelf.

love-stories-sign shabby story

this curve legged dressing table is on the right side of the bed. and it is on rollers—love furniture with rollers.

 dressing-table shabby story

i really love the cute princess-y mirror that is hanging above the table.
my husband added a chandelier on the floor lamp, and a chandelier in the bird cage.

master-bed2-shabby story 

my dress form is wearing my new apron-(cuz i don’t cook:), and there’s a petticoat skirt on the ice cream parlor table.
oh, the $12 each euro shams are new.  they have a tiny ruffles all around and cute bows on the backs.


next to harper, is my huge french cabinet that holds linens.  it’s crammed full, too.

french-cabinet dressform shabby story

the window has the same ruffled curtains my other rooms have.

ruffled curtains shabby story

and the duvet is an older simply shabby chic bedding.

shabby chic duvet shabby story 

i don’t know why i waited so long to redo this room—i love it now!