Sunday, June 28, 2015

Updated Photos

I made a couple of very minor changes, so I decided to snap a few photos.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Let There Be Edison Light

So in keeping with the vintage "farmhouse" theme that I have been obsessed with for awhile now, I decided to switch out our standard light bulbs in a couple of our light fixtures for the Edison style vintage amber bulbs. I think they turned out great. They are dimmer than a standard 60 watt bulb, but they put off such a pretty ambient lighting that I love it. I also removed the glass dome around each bulb so they would be more exposed.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It Has Been Awhile.....

It has been quite some time since I have posted pictures. My life has been dedicated to a new side business that I started and my decorating has taken a back seat.

So, today I decided just to snap some photos of the house and post them. They aren't much, but here you go....

see that light fixture in the below picture. I just ordered some vintage Edison bulbs and I intend to remove the white glass pendants and replace with only the vintage bulbs. I can't wait to see how it turns out. They should be here sometime next week.

 I also bought new vintage Edison style bulbs that will be going in the light fixture over the farmhouse table and over the island.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Splashes of Spring & Other Simple Projects

I decided to add just a few more splashes of spring to brighten up the kitchen & the living room plus a few other simple projects. 

I found this white colander and filled it with coffee beans and set a candle in the beans. Looks kinda cute!

The cutting board was found at Goodwill. It was really ugly and much wider. I think it had a picture of a nursery rhyme (maybe mother goose). My hubby cut a little off of each side for me and then I painted it white, added some brown paint around the edges and also glued a base to the back side so that it can stand on its own. It works great when I am using my Kindle for recipes. 

I had been looking for a vintage bread box to add to my kitchen counter. Unfortunately they are pricey but I found a new one at a country store. It was stark white so I decided to "age" it a smidge by adding some rust colored paint to the handles, the bottom and a bit along the seam on the left side. It doesnt stand out as much now. 

I found this little warmer and thought it goes great with my decor. I love Mason jars!

I bought a basic plain lamp shade and cuts strips of muslin and hot glued them from the top to the bottom of the shade all the way around, and then took another piece and tied a little bow. I think it gives it just that little touch so that it doesnt look quite so plain. 

                                             It gives just a nice soft glow in the evening.

I also found another "vintage" warmer that I thought was so cute. It has an Edison style bulb which gives it that aged quality that I love. 

My hubby helped me make the white "herb" box to sit on the mantle. It is just simple particle board that I nailed together, then painted and filled with some "herbs". I still need to add some chalk board signs with the name of my so called herbs, and I think I am going to add a couple of handles to the side of the box. 


I decided the herb box on the mantle needed a little more character so I added a handle. I think it is just the right touch!

I wanted something in front of the fireplace that had some size to but I wasnt sure what. I was leaning toward a lantern but trying to find a large one is not easy (nor cheap), so the hubs was nice enough to cut some more wood for me and it basically became a lantern-ish design without the glass. I decided to put a topiary in it instead of the typical candle since it is so large.