Hello there my sweet friends!
I hope that you are having a great week! Next week is Spring Break for the kiddos so I will be signing off for a bit to spend time with them and hopefully complete some things around the house that I have started.
I told you the other day that I made some changes in my kitchen. I am still playing around with things. There was just something about the my kitchen that just bothered me.
Do you ever get that, you change and rearrange but things don't seem to look like they do in your head?
I think that I finally figured it out though....I think......
Last Saturday I moved our banquette upstairs and brought back the wicker chairs that I picked up at Ikea many moons ago. I really love that style seating but I was starting to feel a little claustrophobic in that area so out it went. I will save what I am going to do with that for a later date. :) I then moved the hutch, brought in a sofa table and just shopped around the house for things.
This is how it originally started out.
Then I went to this.
And now we are here. :)
(my little scale is getting another makeover, that is why she is not in the pic:) )
I am looking for more prints for this wall so it looks pretty bare. I moved the hutch because I wanted to show off my faux plank wall. We worked really hard on it, why cover it up right!
It just feels much more open to me and easier to get around the dining table. I would love to get a rug to go under the table as well so I will add that to my ever-so-long list.
And since I don't ever know what to do with myself when I don't have a paint brush in my hand I also decided that the color of the bottom of the kitchen cabinets were just not giving me the look I was hoping for, so guess what?
I am going to re-re-repaint them hopefully over break.
I really love the color but I am so drawn into the neutrals and the gray that I used on my trim (Smooth Stone from Glidden) will be covering the Tranquil Pond.
This is long!
Sorry but a girl has a lot to say when she is going to be gone for a week. :)
I will leave you with some more photos of the family room!
I successfully made two pillows, still need to make one more, and arranged my little cozy corner.
The white pillow is from PB that I scored from Christmas gift cards.
I also hung up some photo ledges that I had from Ikea and put up a shadow box that I had purchased many many moons ago that I never found a spot for it but I knew I had to have it.
I really like its new home. :)
This is looking down our hall from our kitchen. You can see our entry way and the new jute rug I picked up from Kolhs for half off! Woo Hoo!
I will also be doing a picture gallery above the side table. I already found beautiful sailboat and sea shell pictures from Michaels.
Love my floors!!
(I am not quite ready for the whole reveal of the Family Room yet so bare with me, not that you are waiting on pins and needles :) )
I replaced the little table with this one that I had in our bedroom because a certain furry child of mine kept eating the fake grass!!
He really looks like he cares doesn't he!
I also wanted to welcome all my new friends and I appreciate you joining in on all my chaos! :)
Thank you so much to everyone for all your support!
I love you gals!
I hope you all have a wonderful week, it actually may take you that long to read this!
I am sure that I will pop my head in and out to see what you up to, but if not, I hope the sun shines on you and if you are traveling have a wonderful and safe trip!
See you in April! :)