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Thursday, April 9, 2015

purging and adding...

i was busy purging truck loads of stuff  from my house, trying to declutter.  but then, for my birthday, i treated myself to some new things--it's a vicious cycle:) 

last xmas, i started adding some contrast in the form of stained woods, this spring i added more.

i asked my husband to build a new table with chunkier legs and a stained top--love it!  


i needed a place for the new tv, so it sits on the mantel.  and, i moved the table into the greatroom--much more room for the 6' table.


my old table ended up in the dining room against the wall.  i added a hutch top to it.  the top came from treasure mart, an antique and junk store, where my sister has a booth.  3 floors of vintage goodness!




another love--see the corbels?  i made them using this tutorial.  they are big 9" x 12".  i think they need some sanding.  you will be seeing more of these all over the house!


the new $59 floor lamp has a wood grain finish, but, it's made of resin, i think.  (better homes and gardens)



i found a couple more crates to stack in the corner.


another project was this metal hanger that i attached it to a chippy white barn board.  the enamel pitcher came from the same shop.



when my son moved out into his first apartment, he took our old sofa with him.  we found a new one at kittles.  


you'd never know under the rachel ashwell slip,-the sofa looks like this.


the 4' vintage sign is my latest project.  i used lath boards and letters from michaels.  only cost about $27!


my husband made the new shelf in the entry from recycled pieces of our old kitchen bar.


the last of my new finds was this  $150 vintage cupboard--more storage! 


 i love the stained finish, but, not the stenciled flowers and ribbons.  


so, i sanded the door panels and re-stained them. i'm gonna leave it for now, but,  i will, someday, paint the whole thing white.


we're adding a sliding barn door to our pantry, and hopefully, i'll be able to show that next!  have a great weekend!

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45 comments:

  1. Its all beautiful. Your home has taken on a whole new look and I like it so much. The wood with all your white is just lovely.

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  2. Hi Lynn, all your touches and new pieces really give the spaces more depth and texture, while still maintaining the lovely look of white. Those corbels are amazing, good for you that you created those yourself! The hutch looks perfect on the table...everything looks so pretty!

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  3. Wow Lynn, you have been busy. Love, love the corbels and the vintage sign! You did an amazing job. The new pieces are beautiful and I love the warmth of the wood! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Hi Lynn, love the new look with so many wonderful pieces. I know it's a vicious cycle. Take out and bring back in!! Love your dining room table and the wood tones throughout. The vintage sign is awesome and I love your new cabinet minus the flowers and ribbons. The corbels are amazing and I will have to visit that tutorial next. Thank you for sharing and all the inspiration. Just beautiful!!
    Hugs, CM

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  5. WOW such wonerful new treasures! Looks great, Lynn!!

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  6. Beautiful, as always! I do like the touches of natural wood as it warms up the space. My fave is the garden gate/wreath inside! Love that. Happy Spring! Have you been to Green Oak lately?

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  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos! The perfect white world of vintage charm. LOVE IT! Anita

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  8. Great armoire, Lynn! Your living room looks great. I love the crates you found and that hutch top you added to your table. Such a great display piece.

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  9. I love to declutter! Love your new stained wood items too.

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  10. Love your blog, so much beauty!!!! I could stay on your blog for hours and hours, just like a favorite magazine!! You are a pretty amazing decorator. Thank you for sharing your home!
    Teri

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  11. Love your dining room table!! My husband made me a table back in 1985 and I painted the legs blue. I really want to paint it white now. Love your cupboard...I have one just like yours and it is in my sewing room.
    ~Cindy

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  12. I have no idea what you deleted from your home, but what you've added and shared here make lovely rooms! Just beautiful! Blessings, Cindy

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  13. I love everything and especially that you incorporate darker accents into the primarily white theme...it just makes it much more interesting. Enjoy your beautiful changes!
    JP

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  14. This post was the best . . . Your home is amazing and I love everything that you do. I would have loved being around while you where doing your purging:) You may have solved a problem that I have been pondering in my mind for over a month with your corbels. We added molding around our living room ceiling to conceal the wires to our surround sound. We have an arch in the center of the room on the ceiling and that is where the wires come down . . . this we have not finished, because I wanted to do something pretty with trim to cover them and also add charm to the room. I think that something like that on each side of the arch with trim coming down from it would be perfect. Thank you!

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  15. Wow! You've accomplished so very much, Lynn, and it all looks fantastic! I'm still waiting for warmer weather to take on any projects. :)
    Enjoy spring!!!
    xo,
    Lin

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  16. I just love all the projects you do in your home! Everything looks bright and happy--I love it!

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  17. As usual, your tweakings are "just right!" Those corbels are great! I'll bet that armoire gets painted white sooner than later. : )

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  18. Wow, wow, wow Lynn, this is all so very beautiful! The new table really brings out the beauty of the floors, I know they have been there, but wow, they really pop now! That table pops all on its own too! Hope you are well my friend. ~Diane

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  19. How kind of you Lynn, to come visit my post! Thank you,and I think that with great care and time (over my summer vacation from teaching), I can get my book to look pretty nice. I am in love with your perfect home! What style and grace you share. Happy weekend! Anita

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  20. Wow, you've been so busy, I love everything. Those corbels are great, I have to check out the tutorial, and the vintage sign and those hooks are amazing, and crates are on my wish list (though I don't really have space for any), and oh my goodness, your husband has made a beautiful table..........................and sliding barn doors, I'm drooling!

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  21. Beautiful as always!! Love the addition of some stain, but your white is gorgeous too!!

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  22. Your home is so beautiful! Love the table your hubby made. I continually have a problem with decluttering and then cluttering! Does it ever get easier! Nancy

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  23. I love all you have done. You have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your next post.
    *Smiles*

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  24. Oh Lynn this is all so beautiful. I love the new table gorgeous. Your hubby is a keeper. Love the addition of stained wood to all the whites.
    Love the vintage sign over the couch too that is super sweet.
    Kris

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  25. It is all so beautiful!!

    blessings
    Barb

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  26. It all looks amazing, Lynn! I love those chunky table legs. The vintage sign is perfect. Your house is so bright and cheerful...I feel like there is always lemonade and cookies in your kitchen!

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  27. I love all thesse views of your beautiful rooms! You MADE the corbels??? Wonderful. I love the look of your dining room hutch, and the new crates stacked up. I really enjoy your take on things. Great style as always. So much talent shows here.

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  28. Hi Lynn Thank you to visit all my posts in your busy schedule. Your room looks elegant with your touch. Love the horse nar the window. The mirror looks great on the wall. you are so creative. Have a great week end. Love sujatha:)

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  29. Everything looks wonderful in your Dreamy Creamy room! Thanks for sharing...I just love it! Leticia

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  30. Could I ask you a question....Where did you get the Ashwell sofa slipcover? I would love to purchase one. Thank you so much. Leticia

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  31. Yes, it is indeed a vicious Cycle. However, your Beautifully Curated rooms look uncluttered, elegant and tastefully Edited. I am trying to get a similar achievement, but am a long ways off yet. I suppose it is always a Work in Progress. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  32. I really love the looks....so beautiful.It´s amazing what a slipcover can do,the couch looks so lovely.Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  33. You home is so beautiful! I could look at these pictures for days!!

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  34. AHHHH!!! I can't get enough!! I found you at Project Challenge. Thank you for sharing....your home is AMAZING!! ;)

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  35. Love all the changes and additions to your charming home!! Great idea to stack those fabulous crates!
    Mary Alice

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  36. Lynn, I'm in Awe!! You and your husband have done an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  37. How beautiful this all is Lynn!!! All the things you two have been building and accruing for your home have made it even more lovely (if that was even possible :) I This is truly beautiful !!!
    sending hugs...

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  38. Enjoy this new chapter in your life Lynn! I will miss seeing all of your beautiful shabby creations! :)

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  39. Lynn, just ready your latest blog post - saying it is to be your last one. I am so sad, I have loved your blog for years- your home- your tastes and talents. I understand, and wish you the very best that life has to offer. Take care, God bless, and remember to be good to yourself, cuz there's only one you! I shall miss you terribly! Hugs!

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  40. I'm sorry to know that you are leaving the community! It seems that many of the most talented people have little time left for blogging. I admire your gifts and wish you well. But I'll be on the lookout for you! Best wishes! J.

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  41. I can completely understand as I haven't blogged that much in the last couple of years either, but I feel I want to carry on till my whole house is the way I want it, then I will have a record of everything I've done.
    I truly wish you well Lynn, I'll miss seeing your updates to your beautiful home and garden but I won't forget the gorgeous things you've shared with us (I often think of you when I'm in my own garden, especially when I go to the shed as it's not pretty like yours).
    All the very best to you and your husband and Bailey xxx

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  42. Dear Lynn, I sooo miss you here. Wish you came back to blogging.
    Hugs

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