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. 

12 comments:

  1. Great feature. I love Katie's blog!! That girl does almost all of it herself and she's not afraid of anything...including popcorn ceilings. :)

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  2. Hi Pamela,
    I love Katie she is too sweet and love her blog. What a great person to feature. Happy Holiday Week End.
    Kris

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  3. Katie has done a fabulous job updating their home, and I'm so impressed with how much of the work she tackles on her own! Thanks for sharing Katie and her blog, Pamela!

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  4. Katie your home is so inviting. I loved that you saved your childhood bed.What great memories of your grandfather and heirloom to pass on down through the years. Thanks Pamela for featuring Katie's home!

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  5. Just beautiful Katie, I love the childhood bed and all your heirlooms!

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  6. I enjoyed her home very much!! I too, love all the old and new mixed together.I am a big fan of painted furniture. I have been doing it for so long. I am one that will paint antiques because I want to live with what pleases me and not think about it losing it's value. After all, I want to love it while I have it!!

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  7. Thank you, Pamela. It was a thrill to be featured and all of the comments are so sweet.

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  8. Absolutely love seeing Katie's home and learning more about her. She has such great vintage pieces and the story behind the bed in her guest room was just too sweet.

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  9. Katie...you have a beautiful home that I don't think follows trends at all...it has your own personality!

    Thanks Pamela...you chose a fantastic blogger today. I have to go to her blog and see more. I think we share a lot of the same style!

    Jane xx

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  10. Katie's home is so pretty and filled with so many special items. I think anyone would instantly feel welcome and comfortable in her home. Thanks for sharing, Pamela!

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  11. Oh man, that chandelier over the kitchen table is exactly the kind of thing I want for my kitchen remodel! Thank you for posting and for the inspiration -- Elizabeth

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  12. I'm a big fan of Katie's style. She has a charming home and it was fun to see her featured on your blog. I like the fact that she has some sentimental pieces in her home too.

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