Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Design Lesson ~ Keep it Simple

so serene,

and quiet,

"Simple" truly is better.

Imagine with me . . . remove the swag , turn the mirror the other way, solid fabric on the curtains, one vase of flowers, no fabric on the chest, one pot with the three small bunches of dry flowers on the other side . . . any thoughts?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just a few Changes for the Humble Bathroom

My 80's bathroom is not something to write home about. There is not much that can be done with the humble space, accessories are about it . . . Last year I added a copper vessel sink on a concrete counter, re-stained the vanity and added some texture to the walls. I did these things right before entering a makeover contest that a fellow blogger was hosting. I did not win, nor did I really like the accessories that I got. So I recently went on the hunt for some new "eye candy" for the space.

A new picture I picked up at a local consignment shop.

Here is how it looked when I entered the contest. Not really my style, no wonder I did not win. I left all this stuff at the same consignment shop . . . do you think it will sell? lol

A close up of my counter, I really love it. I plan to do the master bath's too, but I am going to leave it unstained with a white sink. I have already told my honey that's what I want for Christmas, he so wishes, that I liked jewlery . . .

Here is the before , before . . . What was I thinking?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to "ME"

Today is my B-Day, and this stone wall was my present from my husband and son in law. Do I have the best guys or what? They did it in one day! I just love it!!!!!

I love how you move from the stone to the cedar railing that surrounds my sunken living room.

I already had a stone floor, so the stone wall was calling my name . . . haunting me . . .

This is what I had before, I never did like it, but my honey put it in without consulting me when we were building the house. So much better now , would you agree?

And on another note, Look what Ms Brenda sent for my little guy! She made this Monkey with her own two hands! Tate just loves it. She put his name on the tail, so cute. At my age one does not get many surprises and this was so sweet. Thank you Brenda, you're the best!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Family Day 2010

When you're lucky enough to have a loving family and live here . . . you're lucky enough.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Sitting Pretty"

because I''m a sucker for a "lonely chair". . .

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Last of My Hydrangeas

I don't know about where you live, but around here the Hydrangeas have been amazing this year . . .

I have had lots to cut and enjoy in my home for at least a month and lovin every minute of it.

But they are fading now and soon will be gone. I will miss them . . .