Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dining Room China Hutch

                                        Hutch Before
Dining Room hutch after painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Annie Sloan Paints

I'm continuing to decorate my home office. And have been painting many pieces of furniture....  I have been wanting to get all of my books in one organized place and I am very happy with the results!

Since I'm new to blogger and being a blogger, it's taking me some time to figure out the formating, editing and overall use of blogger... but I think I'm starting to figure it out.  :-)

Using Annie Sloan Paints; I painted 3 of these bookcases.  I enjoy re-purposing items - these used to be in my kid's playroom, which they've outgrown.  The bookcases are a laminate wood made to look like maple.

and After

And using the Annie Sloan paints:  I used "Paris
Grey" and "Pure White"

Close up After

Happy Designing! 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New House New House

We've officially moved into our new house.  We're still getting settled and I've been painting furniture as time permits.  I found a gorgeous desk/hutch for my office on Craigslist and repainted it.  My office is really coming together - it is a beautiful setting; situated right off a courtyard and even has it's own foyer (where I've added a mini-chandi).  Truly it has a feminine energy as soon as you walk into it - I feel very blessed.  This is the hutch Before:

And this is the hutch After:

More - detail:
Chandelier - Entrance to my office

Monday, April 2, 2012

New House

I've been getting excited about moving... and I'm now thinking about all of the new design & decorating that will need to take place.  Immediately upon entering the new house, there are 20' foot ceilings. This room is currently being used as a dining room and living room combination but I would like to use the room as a dining room only. To do this, I will need to move the current chandlier to position it in the center of the room.  Naturally, I want to replace it with a different chandelier...  I did see one at an antique store and it was GORGEOUS! But I didn't get a picture... But it looked very similar to this one I found on Ebay. Absolutely stunning!

Friday, March 30, 2012

A Change Is Gonna Come

We have recently sold our custom home and will be moving to a new home. This is bittersweet for me; as this is the home we raised our children for the past 12 years and we have been blessed to occupy her space... she is a magnificent structure filled with love and memories.

My first Post and more of a test...

Lovely brick, fountain, vines and quant table adds to the ambiance.