Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A sneak peek...

 Hi Friends...
   I couldn't hold out any longer...so this weekend I started to pull out some of my Christmas stuff. I usually start Thanksgiving weekend... but with Thanksgiving being late this year I was itching to start! I only worked on my kitchen and powder room and a few little touches in the entry. 
Here's a little peek...
 Love this little boxwood wreath I just found in a small decor shop near me.
 I'm using a lot of live greenery and pinecones this year.
 That's it for now...I'll finish up over the weekend. We're going Friday morning to cut our tree:)

     Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
The Scoop

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rub & Buff to the rescue!

 Now I know it's just not me that walks around the house staring at things...then suddenly feel it needs a fix...right!!
Well that's how I felt every time I walked by these pictures in my hallway. I painted these frames last year in Forest Green...love the color but it just needed a little more...rub & buff to the rescue!
 I applied a little rub & buff to the inner part of the frame when I first painted them but they still looked like they where missing something...so I simply added a little more around the outter edges. Now they feel complete:)
Here's a Before...
 and now the After...
  Now they won't bug me anymore when I walk by them:)

 My girls were in their dance recital last weekend...here's a quick look at the two of them. Mackenzie was in her tap costume and Victoria was in her ballet one. They both LOVE dance...Mackenzie is in 7 different numbers and dances beautifully...her little sister is following in her foot steps! So proud of them!
Have a great week!!
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design

Friday, November 15, 2013

~Early Morning Light~

 Just because...
     While sipping my morning coffee I just happened to look through the french doors in my dining room to this pretty sight & had to capture it in a photo!
                TGIF friends...Happy weekend!



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Powder Room Makeover

 Hi Friends... I've been painting up a storm freshening the house up for the holidays. Once my son's room was complete I started on our powder room...

Here's some before shot's... 
The hubby and I added the bead board 4 years ago and this is pretty much how it looked since then except for some small changes.
 Last year I painted the shelf black and changed up the vignette...

 Now for the afters...the paint color looks similar to what was there but the new color is much lighter. The new color is "Hush" by Benjamin Moore...it's a nice creamy natural color.
 I also painted the ceiling white...before it was the same color as the walls. Being there is no natural light in here the white ceiling definitely brightens this space up.

My favorite change was adding these 4 botanical prints I bought on Etsy. I found the frames in Home Goods...I loved the burlap matte they had. I did paint the frames black...originally the were a cream color(forgot to take a before shot of them sorry!)
 Love the way the black frame pops against the wall color.
 And here's #4...
 Here's a close up...
  I also changed up the knobs on this small cabinet and on the sink cabinet to these pretty ones I found in Hobby Lobby.
Still loving the black ticking hand towels I ordered from Pottery Barn last year.
Now we have to make the potty look pretty too! 
   This wire container came filled with 3 little topiaries but I removed the middle one and used it somewhere else...so I added a few soaps to the middle.
I found this cute soap dispenser in Home Goods and just placed one of my cabbage plates under it.
I also changed up the globes on my light. The fixture came with frosted white but I like the way these seeded glass ones look much better.
Still using my Dash & Albert black and white check rug in here.
   Now I can take a break and start getting ready for  Thanksgiving since we are having a house full!

Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great week!
Savvy Southern Style
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

How I Found My Style

 Hi Friends...
   I'm hanging out with my friend Pamela today over at From My Front Porch to Yours...
would love for you to stop on by!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Living room changes

Hi Friends...
  This room has been months in the making but it's finally done! Grab a cup of coffee and I'll show you around.
The wall over my couch has changed quite a bit in the past few years...it's a good thing I had left over paint because this wall looked like swiss cheese lol!
I totally forgot about these four old prints that I had...I took them to Hobby Lobby and had them framed.
My friend Ann On Sutton Place Designs made me these beautiful pillows. I ordered the green velvet fabric from Country Curtains and the cheetah print fabric came from Hobby Lobby...put them in the mail and Ann worked her magic! I love how they look together.

A few new vignettes...
Another change I am so happy I made was replacing my oval cherry coffee table with this trunk from Pottery Barn.
This pretty tray came from Pottery Barn also...I love the antique mirror it has on the bottom of it.

Here's the new scone that matches the dining room chandelier you can see here
How sweet is this little pillow...another pretty creation by Ann!
 Looking through the french doors in my dining room.

 This hand knotted rug has to be my favorite addition to this room! It was a little pricey but worth every penny!
I love how this room is finally starting to get a collected over time look.

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a great week!


Savvy Southern Style
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