Thursday, January 6, 2011

Busy with this and that!

Hi Beautiful Bloggerettes!  I have been so busy lately that I haven't posted anything new.  Went to an auction yesterday and grabbed a few good things.  They are all projects, of course, so I'll show them to you later.

I've got some projects in mind for my home too.  First of all, I want to do something about my built in bookcases.  I seem to draw a blank when it comes to these monsters.  It's been suggested by some of you to paint the backs a color or add wallpaper.  It's been suggested to
add books and greenery.  I'm thinking about starting a collection of
white crockery and ironstone.  I want to keep it light and airy like the rest of the room.

I'm also wanting to find the right fabric for some window panels.

Not only do I have built ins in the livingroom area but in the family room kitchen area as well.  This one houses the big black box.I'm looking for some good stuff to go on the top of the built ins.

I got this sweet vanity bench at the auction the other day.
I decided not to paint it because I love its chippy, worn and shabby look.  I did recover the top with the animal print fabric.
It's going to my booth tomorrow.
I'm also in the mood to change the bedding in the Master bedroom.
I love all white, but I'm thinking of adding some color.
I've got my work cut out for me with all of these changes I'm wanting to make.  It won't happen right away but these are the things at the top of my list.

How bout you, how's your list coming along?



stefanie said...

fun changes, I have been daydreaming too...but, there are just tooooooo many great ideas!!! can't make up my mind!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the look of all the white ironstone and I love it mixed with baskets too. Maybe in the kitchen area. Can't wait to see all of your changes. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Your house is just beautiful. I would love to have all those built-ins. I seem to collect a lot of stuff and then have no place to display it.
Lots on my list of things to do....including getting a post written about that wonderful giveaway I won from you!!
Have a great weekend.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your house is gorgeous and I wouldn't change a thing but when we live in our own spaces we always want to do something a little different to utilize our "creative juices". I have a few ideas but when I mention something to my husband he just "rolls his eyes" you know that look? ~Hugs, Patti

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

List? Do I gotta do a list? At the top of it would be.....more sleep! I think I've been bitten by the tsetse fly lately. All I want to do is sleep.......

LOVE all the possibilities in your living area. Built-ins are so fun to decorate. Love your little bench re-do, also!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Pam @ Frippery said...

I just love your style Sissie. I have been redoing the shelving in our entry...all day...still not thrilled. I am beginning to think I have a problem, haha. After my daughter watched me move things around several times she said, stop! ...and look again tomorrow. Decorating ADD.

Okie Chic said...

I love love your home!! Sooo pretty.

Donna said...

Your home is just gorgeous, Sissie! I love your bookcases, I have always dreamed of having built-ins like that! I was going to suggest the same thing: either paint the backs, or paper them, picking up some of your favorite colors in the room. That way, it really would make the crockery and ironstone pop! And I also really love the framed pressed ferns. So pretty!

Mari said...




LuLu Kellogg said...

You are going to be one busy girl!

I am loving the way you just left the bench and then put the new leopard fabric on it. It looks perfect!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie, I haven't posted either because I am doing so much work on the bathroom dressing table. And you know how one thing leads to another....I hope I can get a post up tomorrow with at least a progress report of what I have been up to. Your house is gorgeous, I love those windows with the transoms over them. I like your idea of a white ironstone collection too. I opened my can of paint for the backs of my bookcases, a pale pink, and it had a terrible mildew smell! I had to get rid of that project is delayed now. Anyway, it is a good time of year for getting things done.

CHERI said...

Everything is so gorgeous and could stay the same for me. But I know we all get tired of things after awhile and want a change. Whatever you choose to do will be absolutely breath-taking I'm sure.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, I think your home is absolutely beautiful as it is... but I do understand wanting a change! I have a lot of things I want to change in my home to... so many that it will probably take me all year to get them all done!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Allison said...

I love your little bench with the leopard print! It's fun to have pops of animal print here and there. I also like that floral rug you have in your enty way/living room. Your home looks gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your home is simply lovely. And I love your built ins. If I were in your business I would have them completely filled in and changing everyday, I am such a clutterbug!

Love the bench and seeing more of the animal prints in your home. The bench will be snapped up in a minute! Looking forward to seeing what you found at the auction!


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Remember to listen to what YOU's good when people suggest, but only you have to live with it. Change is always good, but it is also beautiful as it is.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sissie, your home is so pretty and fresh looking. I would love to have those built ins. You will figure it out.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Sissie, I can not imagine improving your home! It is so beautiful! Thsnk you for oyur comment on the makeup removal! I'm so glad I am not alone! But... I have been making an effort every night! And moisturizing too...
Have a pretty day!

Char said...

Hi Sissie, it's good to see you, you have been missed. Love your home, very comfy and warm....beautiful too, Char

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I love you style! I can't wait to see your changes. My list is going ok, a little slow this week on getting some more organization done, but I will and that is a good feeling.

Tara said...

Sissie,I adore looking at your home.No matter what choices you make I know they will look beautiful..xx

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, I have never been brave enough to go to an auction, it is on my bucket list LOL. Think of me tomorrow it is the big after holiday booth redo, probably about 3 hours, at leas there is an MT booth net to mine so I will have a place to put stuff while I reorganize. Good luck with your booth tomorrow.


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am working on a master bedroom redo. One of the things I plan to do is take my fern prints out of the bathroom room, change the frames from dark to light and put them in my master bedroom. So I was so happy to see how beautiful your bedroom looks with the pretty fern botanicals in creamy frames. Now I know I'm on the right track!

Bella said...

Oh, I love the idea of the ironstone and dishes. So lovely! I just got done rearranging my living and dining room and am quite pleased with it. One thing off my to-do list...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sissie,
Your house is gorgeous!!! I just wanted to ask you if you could go over to my I Owe it All to Him blog--I did a feature on you!!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Sissie, your home is stunning! Love all the white. Like the bookshelves and how you added more white,so clean looking. judy

Passionate for White said...

I say no to window treatments - LOVE the open air feel of that room!!

The Painted Cottage said...

I swear I fall more in love with your home every time I see it! Love how light & airy it is! And I say no window treatments! Those big windows are gorgeous!

Can't wait to see what you decide for your master & bookshelves! :)

- Lauren

Linda said...

Sissie, I'm thinking the white ironstone would look the best in your bookshelves in the living room. I also think some oversized white ironstone pieces on top of the bookshelves in your kitchen would look great as well. Maybe some hugh platters on easels? whatever you decide I'm sure will be fab.


Riet said...

HI Sissie. Your house looks beautifyul and perfect to me but I know what it is like to wanting to change things around. I hope you get it all as you want it and I am sure you will. Have a great weekend.

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like everyone has the renew ~ reinvent bug! You always dazzle us...can't wait to see!

Snappy Di said...

Oh, I think that cute, little, white, vanity bench would be very loved in my 8 year old granddaughter's bedroom!


Erin said...

I'd buy that bench in a second from your booth! :)

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