Here it is...almost complete. Just a few tweaks- like cutting off the rest of the curtain tabs & adding black rings, adding my newly ordered pottery barn coir bound rug, & finding baskets for the formerly painted white bookcase that is now sporting a black color. We added a new chandelier that replaces the frilly tole one & I am loving the new look! I will show you a project that is inexpensive, sentimental and fills one of the walls with black frames soon. I love how accents of black against a white background looks so crsip & clean. For now, this is where we are at & I am a happy camper! I have to add that my husband is a saint. He's been painting whatever I ask without a rolling of the eyes lately. I think he knows that this winter cabin fever gets to me & that I need to freshen up to lift my spirits. We also have a wedding in June & I want the house to look fresh & up to date with the look I am loving now. It's funny how your decorating evolves & changes. I couldn't get rid of the pink (although not that much) & the frills fast enough. Gone & I feel more settled & happy. Posting more pics of the office in steps & my inexpensive project later in the week. Have a wonderful rest of the week my blog friends! xoxo
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Taking some time off to re-do my home office. It needs it & I need it. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint, a new chandelier, some black accents, new window treatments(linen to be exact!) & a furniture re-do. I'm thinking I can repurpose some pieces from other rooms so I don't have to buy much. Notice I said not much instead of nothing? It's like starting a diet, the first time you say "I can't have that" then you end up binging. (well I do anyway) I'm thinking that if I really want a new piece I can have it, that way I won't end up binging on new purchases! I know, it's a strange way of thinking but it works for me. These photos are from when our home was featured in Romantic Country a few years back. Soooooo much pink aghhhh! Please excuse the cloudiness-they are not the best photos!
Although I was slowly changing things up, I needed to just take it apart & start from scratch. This was at 10:00 last friday night by the way. My husband being the saint that he is painted it the next day in a gorgeous dove white by benjamin moore. I'm still working on the white trim. We are having a dinner party on saturday night so it needs to be all put back together by then. Yes, I do work at warp speed. Trips to Ikea, Pottery Barn & Restoration Hardware are complete so I think I have what I need for now. I'll be back with an even newer blog look (the banner is being re-done as we speak) & a new home office that really compliments the look I love now. Have a wonderful Valentines day! x0
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Back to blogger(not completely finished yet) & a new look. Blogger is so much easier for me to navigate & use plus it's free! No brainer for this non techy, easier is better girl. Thanks to Mandy for a pretty new blog. Still working on photos to add to the banner, but for now completely happy with the outcome!
The warmth of spring & summer is what I am waiting for. Watching things grow & walking outside barefoot is just an added bonus. Not that I don't like a beautiful snow fall here & there & enjoy the holidays & the crisp winter weather but... this is ridiculous! We have had 3 major storms in two weeks & there is more to come. We are buried & I am getting cabin fever. I don't like to be contained to long in one space-does anyone really? Schools are out,work is hard to get to & so is shopping. Enough already-come on Spring! I am a warm weather, loves the sun girl at heart & winter just doesn't do it for me after January. I try to remember to enjoy each day & not wish them away but I just can't help dreaming of the sun & the warmth, the beachhouse,the gardens, shorts & flip flops etc etc. (you get the idea) Are you dreaming too or are you a cold weather, winter girl? Hope you are warm & cozy wherever you are (it is very cozy here I must say) & enjoying your week....xo