Their New Room

1.31.2013

Sometimes I do my best thinking, or not so best, in this room if you know what I mean. I was thinking that I really wish I had some reading material, but I had the farm style stool in here and no place to set some magazines. So my mind got to thinking and I remembered the little table that was put away.


This is the little table that I shared in a post a couple weeks ago that I painted again.

It is perfect to hold some magazines on the bottom shelf and within easy reach.


The top holds my mason jar soap dispenser and some paper hand towels.





I placed several sachets that smell so good on this vintage silver tray to keep the room smelling fresh.

After I took the picture before this one I received these cute little heart sachets from Ann with an order. I will share what she made another time.

I replaced the burlap lined basket with this vintage pail for the waste basket.


As you can see this is where one of my cow hangings ended up and I have plans for the other one in a future project.

I love being able to shop my house and move things around as I am sure y'all are all well aware of.

Be sure and return tomorrow for another beautiful "favorite room" in my guest series.
You can visit past favorite rooms here.


Wow Us Wednesdays #103

1.30.2013

Hope y'all are having a super week. I am painting again. I know, it never stops. I just can't help it. Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on my kitchen cabinets. That job was so worth it.

 There was lots of wonderful inspiration last week. Here are a few features that I chose.


Check out how this fabulous kitchen island was made by Olive Out.


Dixie Delights shares how this exquisite art was made into a flat screen t.v. cabinet.

These gorgeous Craig's List find chairs were truly transformed. See the before at Sweet Chaos.

I know y'all love a good kitchen makeover and this one is a beauty by Forever Decorating.


Emerald green is the Pantone color of the year and this dresser was beautifully transformed in the color by Simple Details.

If you were featured please grab a "featured" button from my sidebar if you don't have one.

Now we can't wait to see what you have to wow us with!


The Kitchen Project Reveal

1.28.2013

I have wanted to paint my black island green for a couple years and I finally just picked up the brush and did it. Don't get me wrong I loved the black until it started getting scratched off and white spots were everywhere. On a Monday afternoon two weeks ago I was just going to test the paint in a spot and I just kept painting and painting until I was in it all the way. No, stopping me now. While I was painting I also developed a nasty cough, but that didn't stop me either. I just had to get them finished cough or not. It took me six days of on and off painting. I could have finished in three days if I didn't have to stop, but I am a lot older than I use to be when I did paint projects and I had to take breaks. I just took my time. I am so pleased with how they turned out and so is Mr. Savvy.









To refresh your memory or for those new here the other cabinets are the antiqued ivory which were professionally painted when we did a mini kitchen makeover several years ago. These are still in very good condition, but the black ones just wore so badly.


 Have y'all tried honey bells? OMG they are so juicy and so good. Dawn shared these on her blog and I ordered some and I will order them again next year. I understand they are only available a very short time.





The best part is I did this ALL BY MYSELF with no help from Mr. Savvy.
He said he was going to hire me out. No, I don't think so.

You can see how they looked before in this old post.

I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Chateau Gray.
I will share a tutorial soon.

Post edit: Tutorial post found HERE.




Super Buys

1.27.2013

We had a super time at Rhoda's open house yesterday. Her home was even better in person. It was fun meeting other bloggers and non bloggers who read my blog regularly, too. I didn't take pictures over there since it is Rhoda's home and I knew she would share some from the day and she has. So hop on over to her blog to read about it and see pictures from the day.

After we left her house we went and did some shopping and then out to eat. I didn't buy anything yesterday, but today before Shirely went back home we went to the outlet mall and got some really good deals.

This is some loot from the Williams Sonoma outlet. 

See the price of this basket? It was on sale for $22.99 plus an extra 10% off. Score!

Y'all know I love checks and these yellow checked linen napkins called out to me.

These were regularly $40. for 4 and were marked $7.99 plus an extra 10% off. Cha ching!

These wonderful soup bowls came in ivory, dijon, and green.

I fell in love with the green ones. They were 30% off of $49 for all four. Next time you see them they will be filled with some hot soup.

When we got to the check out counter they had these nice light weight step ladders on sale.
Regularly $139 marked down to $20. Double cha ching! Our other step ladder is so old and this one will be great to have on hand.

I did purchase some other cute bowls that will be shared in the spring and I made a purchase at the Pottery Barn outlet that will also be shared in the spring.

I had such a good time hanging with my gal pals this weekend.




Breakfast Room Table




When I shared my new dog painting the other day you may have noticed a vignette on the breakfast room table. 
I just threw this stuff together after putting away the Christmas table decor with things on hand.

I just placed a few things in this vintage woven tray that has moved around the house. I just love using trays to corral things together.

I kept the Pottery Barn napkins out and set them on a stack of green cabbage plates.

Love my cow butter dish I found last year.

Two vintage style milk bottles wait to have milk or juice added for a tasty breakfast or snack.

The vintage scale may come in handy if you need to weigh your food. Not sure if weight watchers still requires that.


When I share my breakfast room table and chairs I get many questions asking how I painted the table and chairs. I didn't. I bought this set as it is a few years ago from a local home decor shop.

Next up will be the finished kitchen project reveal.

Have a super week.

Sharing at the following:
A Stroll thru Life

My Favorite Room.....My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

1.25.2013

I am thrilled to be here at Kim's sharing my favorite room in our home.
As much as we love to go out and about on little adventures there is something so special about being home. Our home is our refuge, a place where memories are being made, love is a constant and our children feel safe. The heart of our home is the great room, where we spend most of our time. Playing games, watching movies, enjoying friends and family, entertaining. Our home is a place where the door is open, people feel welcome I wouldn't have it any other way.
When we originally purchased our home 12 years ago it had a formal dinning room, formal living and a separate family room. For many people this works, but as our family grew the layout just wasn't working. There would be one simple fix, tear the wall down! We moved out for a month and watched our house go through a huge transformation.

Here is the original fireplace and the wall that was torn down. Our fireplace was flipped from the corner of the room to the center.

Imagine the wall going directly across the room about where the fireplace is in the pictures below.



Here is the before of the family room where the sofa used to sit.

Now it has two chairs and a table where we can work on homework or just relax.

I know a open floor plan is not for everyone but for us it works and it has become my favorite room in our house, a little haven.Our home now reflects the essence of who we are as a family.
Thank you again for having me Kim, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much Kristin for sharing your wonderful favorite room. 

If y'all don't know Kristin then hop on over to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and see the rest of her beautiful home and say hi. She has had a bit of a rough week.

Have a super weekend!
 
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