Cozy Nook Inspiration

December 10, 2014 at 8:26 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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So calm, clean, and cozy. I’d love to work from this spot for the afternoon. Via House Beautiful.

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Small Dining Room Changes

March 29, 2012 at 8:32 am (Home Changes and Additions) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been waiting months to bring home my grandma and grandpa’s antique ice chest. Its finally here! We planned to move the “buffet” I painted for a while in the dining room and next it will serve as a changing table/dresser in a nursery (someday). The ice chest is in gorgeous condition and I think it goes very well in the room (also to be painted someday!).

Also, notice Jeremy’s newest addition to the room? 🙂

I thought the “L” paperweight was super cute!

I love it! Also, a tid bit about this room. The walls are wall papered, but with small, randomly torn bits of this cream marbled wall paper. It really was a neat technique. Now, if we ever need to patch a spot, all we need is a small chunk to cover it. The previous owners left us plenty. But, this isn’t my first color choice. Yes, neutral, but to me its a bit blah. I was thinking about testing a spot to see if I could paint right over these wall paper chunks. I think in a navy or gray the chunks could still give a layered texture, but be more my color. Anyone ever try this? Suggestions?

Also, I finally found a table runner I love. Now I can show off my pretty table a bit more. Well, as soon as its pretty, that is. Here is a shot of the runner:

The table is a gorgeous antique table that has leaves for expanding for company. We bought it from the previous owners as well. But, the top has seen better days. There are scratches and white marks where something sat. I am hoping to use Restor-A-Finish on it and be done. Soon! Here is a shot of the ick:

Very soon I hope to be back with an update on that table! Maybe a nice Easter table setting to incorporate my new runner! 😉

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Antler Hooks

June 20, 2011 at 1:42 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

All of the homes that Design Sponge features are simply beautiful! But, today I found one of them to be particularly inspiring!

The home of the owners of Antler&Co is not only beautiful, but I am stealing this antler wall hook idea!

 

 

Gorgeous, no?  See the rest of the home here:  http://www.designsponge.com/2011/06/sneak-peek-greg-grey-of-antlerco.html

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Antler Ideas

June 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We have a lot of antlers. A lot.  I happen to love them.  And I love getting inspiration from out in the blog-o-sphere on how to incorporate them into a chic home.  Needless to say, I immediately fell in love with this idea.

 

 

 

This neat chandelier was seen on Material Girls’ blog where they posted about an adult tree house.  See it here:  http://materialgirlsblog.com/chicago/2011/06/01/hanging-out/

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