Thursday, March 8, 2012
|I just loved Gail's stair landing display over at Gail's Decorative Touch! I have a stair landing as well and her display truly inspired me!|
|Audrey over at Elegant Economies drew me in with her beautiful spring buffet display!|
|Cindy over at Beaux R'eves shared a tutorial on how to create some fabulous ruffled curtains!|
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Hope everybody's Tuesday is going well! Still sending prayers for those who were effected by the terrible storms last week. We have bad weather heading in on Thursday and they are predicting almost an entire week of rain for us in South East Tx. The yards have just now started drying out from the last rains we had but I guess after last years drought we can not complain.
Today I am going to share a room in our house that I have not shared in quite some time. I know I have not shared it since we redid the floors last spring.
|Welcome to our home office. This is the view you see when you walk in the front door.|
|This is the view when you look to the left. How many of you guessed this was the room the frenchy chairs ended up in? Probably only few who have been following me awhile would have known.|
|My assistant is gauging the lighting and making sure I don't forget a shot!;) If you want to see the Before of this room you clan click HERE. That post will even show you how I transformed these $50 bookcases!|
|Speaking of the book cases I finally got around to staging them. Shelves and me just don't mix. I have the hardest time figuring them out. I guess I just need to think of them as our fireplace mantle. I never have issues with that.|
|This piece I painted back in the fall when it was still scorching hot outside. Pardon all the wires. Just keeping it real. I am still trying to hunt down some baskets that will fit as storage and that will help solve the wire situation as well.|
|The Hubster has had this lamp since he was little. The Papa made it for him and yes it actually works! The boys just love it and want one in their room but sorry guys this is one thing your daddy won't be giving up.|
|The chairs are right at home in here and thus I am now not in any rush to change out the fabric on them though I do wish they were lighter.|
|I love the three little windows here.|
|And of course I could not have a room without something from HomeGoods in it!;) As soon as I saw this wall piece it had to come home with me. The letter F was actually an E. For some reason Kirklands does not carry many items with the initial F for some reason so I had to make due.|
So there is our home office and believe it or not it all came together for less than $500 if you do not count the new addition of the frenchy chairs and yes, I know those chairs are actually called Louis XV Chairs but I just like saying frenchy!;) Thanx for stopping by! Oh and if you wanna learn more about the paint treatment I used on the walls yo can click HERE.
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Those of you who have been following me for awhile now know that I just love anything French/French Country. I am on a mission to make our home into a french chateau on a SAHM budget.
|I have been dreaming of bringing home some frenchy chairs like these. I just have not ever been able to come to terms with the prices everybody was wanting for these fabulous pieces.|
|Every time I see one my heart goes pitter pat. This particular chair was $399! I LOVED the toile fabric on it.|
|I actually had caught a glimpse of it in the background of the picture of the item I was going to pick up. The lady was moving across country and was selling pretty much everything.|
|She told me she was not parting with these beautiful chairs. Well I went back to see her the next day to decide on whether I wanted a few of her decorative items.|
Sunday, March 4, 2012
|I purchased this adorable sign a few weeks back at HomeGoods. I knew as soon as I saw it it was meant to come home with me! I had the perfect spot that was in desperate need of a makeover.|
|Then I decided to hang a rooster picture under the light fixture and this is how it stayed till I brought home the new Guest Cottage sign. I knew I couldn't just put a sign on the wall and call it a day.|
|So I brought out this shabby old table I have had that has seen better days but is just oh so cute. I need to figure out how to fix that crack but for now it will just get a makeover.|
|I busted out my CeCe Caldwell & Annie Sloan paints and just dry brushed three different colors on till I got the look I was going for. Then I wiped it down with a damp paper towel.|
|The top I took the sander to.|
|It fit perfectly in my vintage silver pitcher. The little bunnies I purchased out at the cottage a few days back. They had just come in and were too stinking cute to leave behind.|
|I pulled out my grapevine wreath for the final touch.|
|So now when you come and stay at The Finch Inn you will be greeted with a welcoming entrance all because of a sign! And in case you are wondering mom, yes you can still easily walk thru the space!;)|
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