Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Farmhouse Style meets Glam...

I love Farmhouse style and I love the glamorous look too. Heck I love every decorating style that I see here on the Blogs! But who has the budget to change out the living room every month!   So how do you mix these two together....take a look and you tell me!

I have a lot of wall space in the family room, which connects to the kitchen, which connects to the entryway and so on and so forth.  It's the open concept that I love, to an extent. Um. But I'll not preach on that today.

I have big walls to fill.  So this large tobacco basket fills up a lot of blank wall space.  Since I don't have the budget for new chairs, these 20 year old wing backs (covered a gazillion times) will have to do.

So, tobacco basket, traditional wing back chair, plus a glam faux fur rug used as a throw and a chic shredded pillow equals ??? style.  Guess I'll call it Farmhouse Luxe.

 We Bloggers are constantly falling in love with everyone else's decorating style, but honestly it doesn't always work in our homes. So you see it is possible to work with what you have by maybe adding something inexpensive here and there.

You can add a new pillow or in my case a faux fur rug, maybe a new lamp or basket or something you've found at the thrift or your favorite vintage shop.  I've learned over the years that it's always good to decorate with what you love and not get caught up in the latest decorating trends.  

Show me or tell me how you deal with your decorating brain overload....I'd love to know.


Friday, July 21, 2017

My Sister's Beach Home with some new details....

My sister, Kim has the most beautiful Beach Home.  I did a post about it last July when she and her husband purchased it and started the moving in process.  Since then she has added artwork and other beautiful finishing touches.  Wanna take a look?  I thought so.

I'm happy to say that she is here at the Beach at least one week out of every month and it's great having her nearby!  Last week I dropped by to check on things and couldn't resist snapping a few photos to show you some finishing touches.

This large wall behind the sofa didn't stay blank for long.  Although I know she searched everywhere until she found the perfect artwork, and the Shore Bird print is perfect...

Isn't this pretty?
Let's take a closer look at that yummy, chippy old door over there in the left hand corner.

We found this at a great little seaside shop in Pawley's Island, SC.
Drool worthy...don't you think???  Of course I told her it didn't look good in there and she should give it to me....But, she didn't fall for it!  LOL!

When you have a place at the Beach, Shore Birds are all the rage in home decor, so this one fits in perfectly.
She found this canvas print at Kirkland's.

My Sister is so talented and she has such an eye for detail.  She has truly made her beach home a little piece of Paradise for her and her family.

She's bringing this little Sweetie with her next time...


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Can't quite get it right....

I swear, sometimes I think something is just plain wrong with me!  How in the world did this...

turn into this...

Well I'll tell you how.  It's my obsession with trying to decide what works best in this huge kitchen family room living area.  It's not easy I tell ya.  I last blogged about the hutch found at Habitat then painted it gray/blue, which meant the top of the sideboard had to be painted the same color.  Then all the beach elements were added.  Pretty yes, but it just didn't look right in a mostly neutral room.  So.  Drag the hutch top to the garage, buy some paint and proceed to make changes. First I started repainting the sideboard.
I brushed on some darker paint and started wiping it off to give a distressed look.  I painted the top of it with the darker color and wiped it with the grain.  The result is a nice distressed look which actually softened the look.

(pay no attention to the tag still on the might not make the cut!)
 The mirror was also a great find.  I love the silver leaf edges.  It just gives it a little glam and a nice sparkle. 
I then styled it with the metal gate that's been sitting in the closet, and shells, coral and candles.  
I really like it.  For now.  But who knows what might happen next!
Somebody stop me!!!!  
Okay, seriously which one do you like best????
Keep in mind that I do not have the color gray in this living area at all...that justifies the changes, right?????

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup