Wednesday, October 22, 2014

stormy day makeover...

Back in May I shared my front entry way (and the story of where I met my husband!)...


It's a stormy day here in New England, a perfect day to stay home and get some projects done around the house.  In between coats of paint, I thought I would share my front entry's new look for the season...




I warmed things up with a heavier, leather handle tote bag, my favorite scarf and my wellies...





Everything, except my favorite scarf and my wellies, were purchased at the Wrentham Country Store.
I also bought this beautiful arrangement there too...


Thank you to my fellow Shop Girls for bringing in such wonderful treasures!

Hope the sun is shining where you are!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

living room makeover reveal...finally...

Hi and Happy October!
When I shared my den makeover last week I gave you a little peek into the living room which recently received a makeover as well...

I am glad you came back this week to see my living room makeover!  Unless I find a piece that I just can't live without, this room is pretty much done.  I do want a new area rug ~ I just can't make up my mind which one.  I'm sort of leaning toward a textured, medium grey one I saw at Home Depot.

I didn't spend a lot of money on this makeover (are you reading this Jim?) and I didn't change too much either.  I just painted the walls the same grey that I used in my master bedroom, bought a slip cover for my chair, added a few new pillows and accessories as well as a few new vintage finds.

Here is an idea of what the room looked like before...

 


To see more before photos, click here and here.

Here is a view of the room from the den (I shared that makeover here)...



I feel the grey warmed up the room and I love the look of my whites against it...



Those two pillows are new ~ the one with the button I got at Homegoods and the other my friend and fellow Shop Girl Jeannie made for me from an old scrap of fabric I found at a flea market this summer...



Thank you again Jeannie ~ I love it!!

The chippy, old blue~green ladder is one of my latest vintage finds from the shop and goes perfectly with my new pillows...


I added a few Fall touches to my mantel last week...


Nothing new here, just used what I already had...pieces I love...




Anyone else love little white pumpkins?



The old ladder is another favorite vintage find from the shop...


I covered the chair with a Simply Shabby Chic slipcover from Target and added a new pillow there too...


I want to hang a little something over the chair, just don't know what yet!  Oh and there's my new grey pumpkin I found at Marshalls...








I need to bring my blue~green accent color to the other side of my room with some new pillows...


I sold my old chippy white shutter at the shop and bought an old chippy grey one.  The end table used to be in my master bedroom...


I bought the lamp and shade at Walmart separately...



I really love this room and the cozy, comfortable feeling it gives me.  Although I can't get too comfortable since we will be starting a bathroom makeover in a few weeks after camping season ends.
Just one of the many Fall/Winter projects I have planned!

I finally joined Instagram!  I haven't posted much yet but if you'd like, you can follow me here.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

vintage fall market weekend 2014...

Last weekend was our annual
Vintage Fall Market
at the

The shop looked amazing all decked out for Autumn!
I thought I would share some photos with you from opening day...








I am sad to see Summer go but seeing all these wonderful displays has made me want to decorate my house for Fall.
I actually did a bit today which I will show you next week when I share my living room makeover.

If you would like to see more from opening day of our Vintage Fall Market, please check out the shop's Facebook page here and my Facebook page here.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

den makeover reveal...finally...

This beautiful old frame finally made me get my act together and take some photos of my recently made over den...


I just love the finish ~ white, grey, a hint of pale blue with some dark wax imperfectly applied...


It's been leaning here and there in the room waiting for me to decide if I wanted to keep it or bring it in the shop.
I'm so glad I kept it...




Of course it would work in one of my favorite spots in my home...


Don't they say that if you buy what you love, the pieces will work together?


I love the way all my vintage whites pop against my grey walls now...



There are still a few things left to do (like paint the front of the keyboard drawer on the desk) and I would like to find something to hang over the desk (like a really cool vintage sign)...


Oh and do something with all those computer wires!  Jim used the last of the salvage wood he found by the side of the road and made a "door" to lean in the corner to help with that.  I would like to put something on the floor in front of it (any suggestions?) and I am thinking about hanging my favorite vintage mirror that started my mirror collection on it...



I love that Jim repurposed the desk with salvage wood and I also love the old desk chair I found junkin' this summer down in Plymouth...



The other side of the room holds the biggest changes in the room.  I changed out the mantel mirror for an old beauty I had been coveting at the shop for a while...


I also changed out the love seat I had there with two chairs from Target as well as new pillows from Pier One...


I am still using my Mom's table that I shared with you in a sneak peek last month...




Here is the room looking in from the living room...




I am very happy with the way the room turned out!

I am in the home stretch of getting ready for the Wrentham Country Store's annual Vintage Fall Market Weekend so I promise to share the living room reveal after the show.
And, you know I'll do a post or two on the show itself!
For now, here is a little peek into the living room...


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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