Monday, August 18, 2008

My Kitchen- one of my favorite rooms

I am giving you the kitchen tour before I pack it up. I just realized I only got pictures of the upper portion and that is because I was in the middle of packing. The counters were a mess. I will post other pics later once I find them. My kitchen has a farmhouse feel, at least that was what I was going for. I had a great time decorating this room. I wanted to paint my cabinets, but did not do it since we had the house for sale. I did paint the island red and added beadboard to it and the backsplash. I painted the backsplash brown. I will not have near as much wall space in the new house's kitchen, so needless to say, I will have some extra decor with a home... Enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My baby's nursery on wheels

Our baby boy will make his arrival next month so I wanted to get his nursery all ready for him. I almost finished it never dreaming that our house would sell before he was born. Well, our house sold and we are moving in 2 weeks. I will be taking all his stuff with me and creating the room for him at the new house, although it might not be before he is born. Here are some pics of the nursery...

I made his baby blanket out of 2 pieces of chenille and some brown yarn. His bumper pads are brown chenille and they are so soft!
This is my grandmothers milk glass lamp that I painted blue where there was wood. I still need to do the fabric shade.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My daughter's room

A friend of mine, Amy F. wanted some pictures of my daughter's room, and since we are moving, I have to get these pictures done fast before I start packing. This was her nursery and it was easily transformed into her "big girl" room. A friend of mine did the painting and I absolutely love it! I never get tired of this room and I am sad to leave it. Girl rooms are so much fun!

This is an antique child's cupboard that I turned into a kitchen for her. She loves to set this little table and play "tea party" with her brother, me, friends, and her dolls.

This is an old candelier that I got for $10 at an antique show . They were asking more, but it was bent so they came down. It is perfect for her room and I don't mind that it's bent. I am not into perfect!

Here is the "little princess" in her room. I got the toybox at a garage sale for $5! I added the scalloped molding and the two frames with the chalkboard and chenille fabric. Then I added the handles and voila! A cute girly, toybox..

This is her bed. I cut the full chenille coverlet to twin size and used the rest to make the sham etc...The bed I bought at a local antique store for $40 and painted it white.

This is a sign I made from an old door panel.

This is an old window that my friend painted on and I added some shutters that I painted pink and my grandmother's hankies are the curtains. This is hanging above her bed.

My friend, Elise, helped me with ideas to turn the cupboard into a kitchen. I hope to pass this one down to the grandchildren. I love to play with it too!