Monday, May 17, 2010

One project down... another beginning

Well, I finally figured out what to do with my very fun BIG glass vases found at Ikea this last fall. A friend recommended just putting some sticks from the backyard in them... and, I did! And best of all - I love it! It's totally me and just about as "country" as I'm allowed to go and have the hubs still like it. ;) This isn't the best pic - but, just to give you an idea. So that project is done and just about wraps up the living room!

2 weeks ago I started the transformation of the front porch/sun room. It was STARK white and is being changed into a lovely "Wild Honey". Thankfully we have plenty of this color left over from the kitchen - and it works GREAT in this room. It's already warmed up just this portion!

A loooong time ago I had asked you bloggy world friends for some advice on what to do with this space. I'm still a little boggled as its just a long room with old windows, is not heated, but has SO much potential. The verdict for now is - this will become Ava's summer play room and another reading nook area. So, right now I'm painting and deep cleaning it. Brad cut down the old, nasty, non-working door bell wires this weekend. We have purchased a nice sized espresso finished shelf with hooks to hang out there by the front door entrance. Last week I repurposed a broken clock into a new non-working-but-cute-decor-piece that we'll use out there, too. I'm looking for a looooong strip of nice looking carpet or if I could luck out and find a great long, thin, rug that would be awesome too. And to top it off I'm praying for a small bistro table and chairs or just some smaller sized furniture pieces that Brad and I could use. And the ultimate dream would be to stumble across a small church pew to place under the shelf. But, my antique-loving friends have told me... "keep dreamin' sister" I shall. :)

It's fun to dream and to just put it all together.
Pictures coming soon!


becky said...

It sounds to me like you have lots of great ideas and are doing a wonderful job turning your house into a home...I love seeing the pics of the progress! What a unique/beatufiul home God has blessed you with! :)

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Sometimes you can get carpet remnants and have them made into rugs for fairly cheap! We did that to make our area rug in our living room -- actually we got the remnant from my parents for free but you can find them at carpet or furniture stores too! I think it cost us $50.00 to have it bound? And it was a pretty big rug. Anyway, just a thought! Can't wait to see it when it's done! :)

Laura said...

We have a long, but not super wide piece of carpet left over from when we put carpet in our room. It's pretty plain color wise, but maybe that's what you're looking for. If you guys want it you can have it....right now it's rolled up downstairs not being used. Let me know! :)