Monday, February 28, 2011

Country French Dining

 Today I thought I would show you our dining room. I have a love for Country French decor and that was the look that I hope to have  achieved in here. There were a few changes in here, added the woven shades for texture and layering, and of course painted some of the furniture. My next project or should I say "OUR" next (need the hubby's help on this one) is to paint below the chair rail white and add picture molding.

             My mom bought this painting for me from a friends gallery.
 One of the pieces that I painted. The color is kennebunckport green by Ben. Moore.
 Looking in from the kitchen. The corner cabinet was painted by me also in the same color as the smaller one.
Now I need your help, I was thinking of painting the french doors either black or brown what do you think?   Looking forward to hearing from you. I always love to read your comments. Have a great week!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Mackenzie's Bedroom

 Well I've showed you little snip-it's of Mackenzie's room in my last post so I thought I would give you the full tour now. She's going to be 11 and definitely in that pre-teen stage!! We painted her room about 5 years ago, the bottom part under the chair rail was a dusty rose. Last year when I bought her the new bedding I painted the bottom part hot pink on her request. OK grab yourself a cup of coffee and a snack because I took a lot of pictures!

      I painted her armoire last year the color is atrium white by B.Moore.

        I love sanding around the knobs to give it that worn look.

                        I just painted the nightstand to match

                                     This was the before

              I love the sides on this piece, wish they were seen.

 My MIL bought this chest for me when we first got married. It had a white-wash stain on it and handpainted flowers. It was pretty but didn't work well in here, so after painting it I stenciled this design on it.
                                   Great for extra storage

 So glad my handy hubby ran the electrical and cable up the wall so we could hang her TV.

 I hated covering this beautiful window but the sunlight makes it much to bright in the mornings and much to hot in the summer so it had to be done.
                            I told you I took a lot of pictures!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Paint Project

 My daughter Mackenzie has been after me to get her a chair in her room, and then I remembered that I had this one sitting in our storage room.  This chair belonged to my parents and was part of their kitchen set. When they moved and my mom gave the set away, she gave this one to me figuring I could do something with it. So I finally pulled it out and got to work!

 I used the same creamy white paint that I painted her armoire with last year.
                           Did a little glazing and distressing...

                Added a pretty throw that I found in Home Goods

And there you have it a new chair for her room. I had it finished by the time she came home from school. She's very happy!! Just doing a little more tweaking in here and hopefully will have a post up of the whole room later on in the week.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beadboard In The Bathroom

              Finally finished our oldest daughter Mackenzie's bathroom!!!

                                    I LOVE the look beadboard gives a room.
I wanted to make this a fun and bright bathroom for her. The paint color is Ben.Moore potpourri green. Found this cute cabinet in Home Goods, it holds all her toiletries and believe me she's starting to get a lot!
                                     I used her silver baby cup to hold Q-tips
        Added decals to her mirror. She loves anything with a Peace sign. Found this cute little lamp in target for $2.50 and all I did was add a little trim to dress it up.

                                                     Towels from Home Goods
Found these cute flip flop hooks in Hobby Lobby. They were brown so I spray painted them white and then distressed them a little.

                                               Looking in from her bedroom.
      This is a picture of her bedding and this was my inspiration for the color choice.
Hope you enjoyed the before and after. I always look forward to your comments. Have a great week!!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Look What the UPS Man Left!!

        I was so glad to see the man in the big brown truck walking up my driveway yesterday with this!!

                           But I don't like all this. It sticks to everything.

 I ordered these pretty French Country prints from Nell Hill's last week for above the chairs in my family room.I couldn't wait for them to come.They have pears and apples on them with french writing..

     Here is where I hung the two smaller ones. What do you think?


                            Close up of the pretty distressed wood frames.

                                       And then the larger one went here.
And here you have it no more bare walls. Would love to here what you all think. Enjoy the rest of your week!  I am joining for Wow Us Wednesday for Transformation Thursday
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