Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sunshine in the Kitchen

Hi Everyone!
I wanted you to see my kitchen with the sun shining thur the window. Feels so good
to see the sun shining again, anyway I’m in love with my kitchen so much now, I don’t know
whether to decorate it or not because right now I’m just enjoying the clean look of it!
I’m liking the top of the cabinets bare, if I do put anything up
there it will only be one or two things. Oh, the towel is from
Target…gold metallic dots!


This is my coffee bar with a brand new coffee maker

Here is my lamp that I got on sale at Target, when the light is off the
design doesn’t show! I still don’t have baskets for my TV stand/dresser, found
two at Marshall’s but they were to tall so I had to return them, I think my best
bet is a trip to Michael’s.


Have a great week ahead and enjoy this spring weather!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Everyone!


Happy Easter to all! We will be having an Easter egg hunt soon! I hope your day

has been wonderful so far with family and friends!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Painting Gray and Annapolis




Hello everyone, how are you? I’ve been a bad blogger I know,

but watching grandkids, in two different towns, has been crazy.

Plus doing the 21 Day Fix everyday makes for a very tired person

at night!


I just got done painting my beadboard bar white and can’t wait till

I can paint the black barstools another color, I’m sort of leaning

to a robins egg blue or a toned down red, will see what happens!

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We finally painted the kitchen and I couldn’t be happier, it’s a gray

shade from Valspar “Polished Silver” looks like there is a blue under

tone but there isn’t, we had it retinted can I say I dislike picking

paint colors out!


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We picked the middle one! When it’s all done I’ll post,

can’t wait to do the fun part!


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One fun thing I did was go to Annapolis, Maryland for my son’s

surprise birthday party. My daughter and the girls drove the

four hours and boy, was he surprised to see us there plus his

brothers and friends!

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Cute cake too!


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His party was held at their friends home and boy was she a

creative and do it yourself person.

These are the knobs on her kitchen cabinets that she painted



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Her walls are gray, darker then mine but not this dark.

I took these with my phone and only managed three! There

were people all over so I’m happy I got what I did. The

curtains are the crinkly type that I’ve seen at Target

and I love the gold leaf lampshade don’t you?


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She had unique things for her walls, loved this with the battery

lights in them.


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In the diningroom she had lights strung across the

ceiling and above the farm table. I didn’t get a

picture of her chandelier but it was painted white

with clear mason jars. It’s the first one I’ve seen

done except for on Pinterest!

BTW it was Michael’s 40th birthday!


I hope you are enjoying warmer weather, it’s so nice to

look outside and see Robins on the lawn!


I’ll be joining these parties:


Treasure Hunt Thursday


Share Your Style


Feathered Nest Friday


Fridays Unfolded


Home Sweet Home


Show and Tell Friday


Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Subway Tile

Yes, I painted over the chalkboard paint, I wanted something lighter to bring out the counters more,
so I decided on beadboard wallpaper which I have had for a few years so this makeover would have
been no $$$ BUT my hubs wasn’t to keen on the idea of the wallpaper. He keeps remembering when
I had it in the bathroom and entryway then me wanting to remove it, which at the time we both swore
we would never have it again in our home! So he suggested subway tile and I’m thrilled!
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Here is a picture of the primer on the backsplash.
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Here is a part that’s almost done…it sure is making it look a lot brighter!
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I took these with my iphone so I’m sorry for the terrible pictures but I wanted to get these
up fast since we were so busy.
In other news I still haven’t got the baskets for my tv/dresser but I read that Michael’s baskets
are 40% off this week, I’ll be sure to show you when I get them!
thanks for stopping by I always appreciate it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Finally Got a Rack!

Isn’t it a beauty? Our friend gave it to me yesterday and I’ve been putting it here and there
to see where it looks the best!
He has so many of these that I didn’t feel bad begging him for one every time I thought about it,
he just didn’t understand why I wanted to decorate with antlers. LOL
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I think he gave me a really nice one don’t you think?
This next picture is a little blurry, sorry but you can still see the size of it!
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Well, I still haven’t got the Carbon paint but not their fault, I read where they are now selling it in
the stores so I figured great but didn’t figure on the weather, which has been terrible here for going
any where. I wanted to go to Home Depot tomorrow (Saturday) but we are expecting snow tomorrow
thur Sunday.
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It is still right where it was when I posted my last post, I bought the herb/flowers
at Kohl’s and the Nate frame at Target!
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I’ll be truthful when I first saw the antlers used in décor I wasn’t a big fan of them
but still wanted to try them out and I’m so glad I did because I think they go so well in all
the vignettes I did.
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These beautiful roses are from my granddaughter’s Sydney and Samantha (Chloe) for
Valentine’s Day…notice the vase it’s a Ball jar only the word on the side of it says
Ja dor, neat huh?
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My son and dil bought me a black storage bag for Christmas, right now I have old
wooden spoons in it but I have a lot of old wooden rolling pins downstairs that I’m
going to put in there too…sort of a farmhouse look!
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Sweet hubs bought me these pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day too, it’s so nice to
have fresh flowers in the rooms, I’m lucky that they are lasting too!
Thanks for stopping by !
I’ll be at these parties!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spring Yet?

This is how I am feeling lately…bored so bored that I’m taking pictures of myself, could
be worse I guess. Lol Chambry shirt Marshall’s!
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I thought I’d be done with this dresser by now but they sent me the wrong color
of chalkpaint, they sent me white(Everlasting) instead of black (Carbon), now I’m waiting for the black to be delivered.
I’m going to paint the inside o f the top two drawers black and buy two matching baskets
to use to hold movies and any other stuff! I’ll also be using the four drawers for runners and
tablecloths that I have in the bottom of my hutch which will give me more room for dishes in there!
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I know…my diningroom again but hey, remember I was bored.Smile
At least I took it from this angle with the afternoon sun streaming in!
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I’m keeping the white paint they sent by mistake, there are a few pieces of
furniture I want to repaint especially my white end tables one was my husband’s
mother’s and this one I found at Goodwill.
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The basket I bought at Marshall’s finally got filled, I remembered today that I had
some faux red apples in my stash in the basement!
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Don’t they look real?
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I think they do:)
Can you see my new watermarks on my pictures? I tried different sizes and designs,
I still have to practice more but found it easy to do and not as hard as I thought!
So I’d  like to thank sweet Dawn @ Creative Cane Cabin for posting about how to
create a transparent watermark on Picmonkey! Thanks also for always sharing Dawn,
without you I would never try but your tutorials are always easy and doable!
I’ll be at these parties:
Happy Valentines Day♥

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Snowy February

Hi everyone! Well, we woke up to more snow and the schools had a two hour delay!
Plus cold temps…someday it will be over and I can look out my window and see green.LOL
In the meantime I’ve been playing around the rooms in my home,  seeing what I like and
don’t like. In the livingroom I didn’t like the burlap and red lampshade that was on the
lamp so I had this lamp in my stash and decided to use it instead, the lamp that was there
originally is now in the guestroom and the snowball wreath is hanging in there, I’ll be so
happy when I put that away! Anyway, I think this lampshade goes with the black and white
I have going on in the room!

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I finally decided to paint the bamboo mirror, my hubs spray-painted
it in the garage for me since it was so cold out, I used flat black, do
you think I should have used the enamel one?

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Here is my mantel nothing spectacular but you can tell I do love the black
and white.
From left to right… picture New York…glitter hearts in glass holder Khols
…mirror flea market long time ago…McCoy vase from Goodwill…tulips from
Michaels…Love picture from Marshall’s.

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Here is some cute vases from Target a few years ago in their dollar
section. Also the little tureen that I found at Goodwill a while ago!

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Well, that’s what I’ve been up to all week, this type of weather makes me
so sleepy how about you?

I’ll be joining these parties: