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. 

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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.

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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.  .

before

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

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I MADE ITIC

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!

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 the bead board ,ceiling fan and can lights.

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looking into great room

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looking into kitchen from great room

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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.  

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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. 

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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!

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I found …

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

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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. 
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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).
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I got this shutter for christmas and now, the chandelier stands out.  the pillow (and matching comforter) were also xmas gifts.
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and santa brought this cute sign, too—don’t know where I’ll put it, but I love it:).
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yesterday, we got just enough snow to cause 67 wrecks-yikes!
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sharing this with faded charm and knick of time—thanks for looking!