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Thursday, July 27, 2017

French Country Farmhouse In The Kitchen

I love my new kitchen and love that I can change things up for a totally different look.  I thought maybe I would pull a few accessories out of my stash and give it a fresh French Country Farmhouse look for summer.



It's always tons of fun to switch things up and this is my favorite place to play.





 A small pot of lemons reminds me of the french kitchens I see everywhere.


 Of course we need a fancy notepad and then a special place to hold it, a pen and pencils, phone and don't forget my reading glasses. - -


and doesn't every kitchen need a fancy pig?




 I thought my drunk chef needed to join the island.  Such a fun and whimsical little guy - -


 and all the french kitchens have a huge bowl of fruit running over with grapes.


 I set the breakfast table with fun floral napkins and simple white accessories.











Love my kitchen and love playing in it.

How about you, do you like to change things up a lot too?


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

384th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 384th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Tons of great links last week, if you missed any you really need to go back and check them all out.  Here are a few that caught my eye.


Raising A Farmhouse gave her living room a refresh and it is gorgeous.  I love how she shopped her house for a whole new look.


Seeking Lavender Lane shared her DIY tutorial for how she made this fabulous headboard for her sofa.  Don't you love this idea?


I had no idea you could DIY dye leather.  Let's Add Sprinkles shared how she dyed her ottoman to match the chair.  Amazing.


By adding just the right outdoor lighting, Dining Delight shared how they can use their outdoor living area at night.  Isn't this the place you would want to be.


I think we all love a porch swing and if you have a view like this one, then you definitely need a swing.  Sweet Pea shows us step by step how she made this one out of 2 x 4's.


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Monday, July 24, 2017

I Think You'll Be Surprised At The Rug I Chose

When I was looking for a rug I wanted something to simply ground the coffee table and add a little softness to the tile in the living area.  I didn't want an accent rug that would grab your attention or stand out.  Something non-descript, but with a little character.  That was not easy to find.  I love the look of all the sisal rugs and have had them before and they were perfect in those particular spaces, but I didn't think just a plain sisal was what this room needed.  I also didn't want this room to look more formal, so that cut out a lot of choices.  I thought about a white rug since the furniture is white, but that just seemed like way too much white.  Next, I do not want to totally separate this area from the dining area.  It is all one room and not a huge room, so I don't want to cut it in half and make it look even smaller.  I finally decided that something that was in a similar color to the tile floors, but with a little pattern was what I was looking for.

This is what I chose and I really, really like it.


I only had one of you vote for this rug, but I loved it's more contemporary feel and the pattern is fabulous.  It gives weight to the side by the chairs and then flows out to the dining area.  To me it looks great.

 Now the next thing is you guys are all going to scream about the size.  Yes, I have already re-ordered the 6' x 9' and it will be perfect.  I will return this one when the new one gets here.

This adds just enough pattern to ground the seating area without making it a totally separate space from the dining area.  It after all is one room and I am not trying to separate the two.


Now to figure out the mirror situation.  - - -HUMMMMMMMMMM  (If you missed the discussion about the mirror you can read that here.  Lots of interesting ideas and input)

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