May 27, 2015

Amazed at what a Little Paint and Fabric can DO! (Updating Kitchen Seating)



Hi and how are you all doing? 
I sure hope you enjoyed the long weekend and big kickoff to the 2015 summer season! We were down at the Jersey shore for a few days, and although the weather was a bit windy and cool it didn't stop my kiddos from venturing into the 50+ degree water!

Yikes!!!


We stayed at my dear friend Donna's house in Brigantine NJ. If you remember last summer we spent every available minute we had there working on bringing her 1970's beach home kitchen into the new millennium. I just wanted to share with you what she did with the thrift store seating she bought last year.

This is what it looked like at the end of summer 2014.


Donna actually built her own farm table for roughly $130 and then purchased the cute wicker back chairs for $50. Not bad right? The faux leather topped stools were another steal for just $10 each.


Now we knew we wanted to paint the chairs white but Donna wasn't sure what other accent color to bring into the room. She already added pretty turquoise plates to the shelf and bottles to the table, but she really wanted another pop of a different color. So last summer when our family took a week's vacation at the sweet beach bungalow, I snapped this picture of my sister Kim.


Bingo!!! 
The perfect color to add to those plain looking chairs!

So when I suggested orange and white fabric for the seat covers Donna's first response was "Are you kidding me?" I think that orange was the last color she ever thought would come out of my mouth, and here is why.


This was Donna's kitchen when she and her hubby took possession of the house last May. Straight out of That 70's Show!


I told her we can bring orange into the room but in an updated and fresh way. So she picked up some new fabric and I gotta say that I think Donna hit a home run!





This kitchen is so bright and cheerful now that it actually feels like the room is smiling at you when you walk in.

How about you...is there a color trend from a past decade that you avoid like the plague? Possibly you stay away from florals with stripes and the peach overload of the 1980's? Or you do your best to avoid the 90's minimalist style and almost complete lack of color? Then there was the Moroccan vibe with its jewel toned colors of the last decade. Hmmm...I wonder where we are headed color wise in the next 5 years and what trends will be making a comeback!

I suppose only time will tell.

Have a great day!!!
XO 
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May 25, 2015

A Day of Remembrance


May you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day!
XO


May 21, 2015

Share Your Style Link Party #14




Hi there friends...It's Martina from Northern Nesting
I'm thrilled to be your happy host this week at
Here's a few things I shared with you on the blog this month...
 

If your not already I would love for you to become a new follower...
I love making new friends!
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FEATURES Of The Week!

You guys AMAZE me every week with all the fabulous posts you all link up...I wish I could feature all of you!
Here are a few from last weeks party... 
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made this beautiful trumeau mirror...love how it turned out! 

 

shared this beautiful outside tablescape!



Laura from Top This Top That
shared her beautiful guest room makeover! 
Making my reservations today:-)




Julie from Little Farmstead
shared how she painted her kitchen countertops!! 
What a fabulous transformation!



Christy from Our Southern Home
shared her DIY no sew lampshade...love it!!



Shared this yummy and healthy for you dessert!


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May 17, 2015

May's Beauty



 Driving home from Grace's lacrosse game yesterday, I couldn't help but to just want to take pictures of this wonderful part of the country we call home. May is one of my two favorite months of the year. To me it possesses such a peaceful beauty. 









He makes grass grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth:
 wine that gladdens human hearts,
    oil to make their faces shine,
    and bread that sustains their hearts.
 The trees of the Lord are well watered,
    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.

Psalm 104:14-16


Wishing you all a very blessed day this 3rd Sunday of May.

XO
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May 14, 2015

Share Your Style Link Party #13



Hello everyone!
Welcome to the 13th Share Your Style party!  I am Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am your host this week.


Remember that when you link up here, your link will also show up on 7 other blogs as well!  So, this is a BIG party!


Here are some features from last week.

Panoply shared a fun wedding party that took place in a barn.  I love country style weddings!  This one had lots of great ideas if you're planning your own too. 


Mia Bella Passions shared her recipe for raspberry white chocolate drizzle scones.  Oh my goodness, do these ever look good! 


One More Time shared how to make a farmhouse hall tree.  It's so cute!  I'm sure her family will get a lot of use out of that.


Gates of Crystal shared how she made French style shutters for her windows.  They are so pretty!  I love the blue color too.


Forever Decorating shared her new barn door installed in her garage.  I would love to have one of these somewhere in my own home!  Love this idea.


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