So now that you've read that uplifting bit of news, want to see what else I have been taking my frustrated energy out on? It's my kitchen/dining room. Don't be mad, but I'm not showing you the kitchen yet. We got about half the floor done (as you'll see in some of the pictures below) before John got sick and it's still sitting there unfinished and the house has been in chaos. I can't lay the floor by myself unfortunately, so it's the one project I haven't tackled by alone. So, you'll have to wait for that and a few other small details to be finished on the kitchen. But the good news is that I LOVE how it turned out.
First some befores. I have several because I change things way too much. This room bothered me more than any other room in the house. That's why it hasn't stayed the same in case you were wondering. It may stay the same for a while now because I really like it. It's kinda bold which is not usual for me.
|Stage 1 of many|
|Stage two, but then we moved this table into the other other room to make a formal dining room.|
|Here you can see where the flooring project lost it's short life. We'll bring it back soon I hope.|
|Then I did my favorite part, which is to put pretty stuff on the shelves. Like a bread basket.|
|That's the pattern.|
|So thar she blows mateys. I'm not done decorating the top of the new-to-me armoire thing there. I put up a computer printed picture from our beach vacation just to see how I would like it and I took down some plates that I might replace elsewhere. I also ordered this to hang somewhere:|
|Okay, with the crab, I think I'm officially over the edge of subtle. But I liked all of the colors in it.|
|And then I saw this bowl at Ross and had to get it just so there was some red in the kitchen. So there's a sneak peek for you.|
Okay, one last picture, the one that I had up on the top of the armoire thing that I'm trying to decide whether I should put it up there. Here's that picture so you can see it.
|This picture is pure happiness.|