Sunday, August 31, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Let's Add Sprinkles

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays

Hi everybody!
I'm thrilled to participate in this series. Thank you, Pamela.
I am Katie Let's Add Sprinkles.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
Let's Add Sprinkles is primarily a decorating and diy blog but it is named for the annual cookie baking tradition started by my mother. I have fond memories of making and decorating sugar cookies with her. My children grew up baking and decorating with me.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
Sprinkles just seem to make things better.

I believe a home is never finished because styles and trends are always changing. It doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg to keep a home up to date.
A sprinkling of something new and a few DIYs can transform a space.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
 I'm drawn to a variety of styles but they all have vintage or an antique bent. My style is a little bit country, farmhouse and cottage. I keep it fresh by changing colors, fabrics and finishes. I studied images until I figured out which type of look we wanted.
Lately, I have found freedom in paint. Much of the woodwork in our home has gotten a new look with oil based enamel.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
The orange oak in our home has been banished and our house looks more in keeping with my style.   
 Once the orange was eradicated, I started painting furniture and no one is "rolling over in their grave" so to speak. 
I came to the realization that painted furniture is in and out of style and while it is in, I'm going to enjoy it. I haven't a single museum quality piece so a little paint won't hurt.

I found my style by default.
My parents were antique collectors and DIYers. 
I grew up with old stuff in an old house and so did my husband. It was what we were used to and comfortable with.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
 As newlyweds we didn't have the money in order to buy new furniture. We shopped garage sales and antique stores for inexpensive treasures. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
As we were able, brand new items were brought into the mix. 
While I prefer new upholstery, I've decided that I am most comfortable with older stuff. I love being able to move things from room to room in order to get a new look. New furniture doesn't offer me the same flexibility. 
It is larger in scale and therefore not as versatile.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
I would have to say that the little bed in our guest room is my most precious possession. It was my first bed after I graduated from the crib as a child. I usually had to share it with a sibling either two years older or two years younger until we were big enough for our own beds.
It fell apart a few times because it was just so fun to jump on.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
   I love this little bed. It was all handmade by my great, great grandfather.

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
It now sits in our newly redecorated guest room.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
The best thing I ever did was learn how to paint.  
Paint is cheap and it covers a multitude of ugly!
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
It's a little messy at first but it won't be as messy after some practice.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Let's Add Sprinkles
Don't be afraid to try a DIY. 
So many things aren't difficult to do they just require patience and practice. 
Thank you, Pamela.

Katie 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays
Katie thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to stop by and visit with us today! You have such a warm and welcoming home. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Treasure Hunt Thursday #170 & Highlights

From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday
Welcome to Treasure Hunt Thursday #170! I hope that everybody is having a great week. We are getting back into the swing of things with school starting. The weather is a scorcher so we are hoping for fall weather to come quick.

Here are Highlights from last weeks party!
 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday-Designthusiasm
Designthusiasm-Expanded Entry
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday-DaisyMaeBelle
DaisyMaeBelle- Front Porch Decorating
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday-My Cozy Corner
My Cozy Corner- Late Summer Vignettes 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday-Rooted IN Thyme
Rooted In Thyme- Sunday Sunflowers
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday-Simply Suzanne's
Simply Suzannes- Peach & Almond Galette
From My Front Porch To Yours- Treasure Hunt Thursday
Thank you so much for coming out to party every week! Please if you would like to Pin go to the blog directly and Pin from there!:)


Let's get this party started shall we!?
Common Courtesies
1. Please only link up new links that you have not shared before. 


2. Please link up only 3 times. If you have more you would like to sharesave the sharetill the next THT so it will be just as awesome.


3. Please do not link up items you are trying to sell or other linky parties.


4. Please be sure to link back to THT. Hint hint I will only feature those who have the link back. DO NOT include the link back in a mass link back on a separate page that people have to click over to. That will not count.People do not click over to those pages. 

5. Disable Word Verification to encourage more comments from your visitors!:)

I would love to have you follow along with me if you do not already!

Can't wait to see what you have to share
 this week.