Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Little Nook

I have this little nook next to the guest bath and couldn't quite figure out what to do with it. While out and about last weekend, I saw a couple of things at Ross and thought they may make a cute display. They are very "Italian" themed. We LOVE Italy, so anything that reminds us of Italy has a place in our home! I put it together and tweaked it a little. I'm not sure I'm happy with it yet. Please let me know your ideas! I welcome any thoughts you may have.

The picture on the wall is from Florence, Italy.
It's only postcard size and we framed it ourselves.

I've had these little angels for years. Took them off my
hutch and put them here.

I got these really cool "book boxes" at Ross.
A real bargain at $4.99 and $5.99 respectively!

What "secret treasure" shall I hide here?

Don't you just love this candle holder?
Another score at Ross...only $4.99!! I love a good bargain!

I"ve link to http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/! Come join the party!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kitchen Make Over!

My husband and I bought a brand new home and moved in the week before Christmas in the pouring rain ! Insane? Totally! But they made us a deal we couldn't refuse. The great thing about new construction is you get to decorate with a blank canvas! First project: The Kitchen! My plan all along was to do something along the lines of a darkish sage green. Then one day I got a case of the crazy's and went with RED! BARN RED!! And you know what? I LOVE IT! It's very "Bistro-ish". I love Paris and Italy and it reminds me of those places, so every time I go in my kitchen, it takes me to a happy place. :) Below are "progress pictures". For some reason I think it may always be a "work in progress", lol. I will post a "final reveal" as soon as I can. Anyway, I hope you enjoy. It's been so much fun! I can't wait to tackle the other rooms, now!

Green or Red???



For some reason, my camera decided to capture this shot
and make it look like a french bordello!! It's really a deep barn
red. Martha Stewart's BARN RED to be exact!
I decided to move the clock. I didn't like it
against the red wall.