Tuesday, October 25, 2011

100 Followers

I reached 100 Followers :) I am so happy.  I really want to thank all of you that have been following!

It really means a lot to me that you stop in and check out my posts. I hope some of you have been inspired here half as much as I have been inspired by all of the wonderful blogs out there.
I love your comments. Just by having you all there it really has helped to motivate me to try to push through my really bad days with fibromyalgia and depression. Thank you!

I wanted to leave you with a little more than a thank you and a picture of a cake.  So I hope you will enjoy the pictures below ... of the Old Crow at Rehoboth Beach in De. 
I know I always enjoy a little window shopping... or is it monitor shopping, here in blog land.




Love those vintage cases!





Thanks again to my followers !
Enjoy your week !

If your not a follower but have enjoyed your visit here ... I would love it if you added yourself as a follower!
Francine









Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eye Opening

CoCo & Company ... Chippy paint, rusty iron,old bark cloth filled with fluffy down ...

this place makes me think I could pull off a construction sign in my living room!


Though not so much ,this paper skirt. If you have a dress form ,then pull out the paper ...cause this is adorable!


You may wonder why I post so much about CoCo & Company . They say you never forget your first love. I guess you can say this shop was my first love in a style that really excited me.


When I walked into CoCo & Company ...I thought I could live here!
The more I thought about it ...I thought , Why can't I !



From that trip on ...I was determined to live in a place that was filled with light , filled with the things I love ... things I could afford ... yes a house that makes me smile when I walk through the door!



My home has slowly been evolving to truly reflect me.
No more worrying about what other people might think or say ... a home for just me and my family!
After all at the end of the day ... it is our house. (see the wood shop sign in the above photo, they were selling individual letters ... I snaged one. You can see it in my kitchen below)(S is for our last name).


decorating this way is a slow process you cant just drive up to a discount store and just furnish your home in a one stop shop sort of fashion. It takes time to truly find pieces that you love ... sometimes you start with pieces that you just like and switch them out later for things that you love ... sometimes you make them into things that you love (hello paint). Sometimes it is just a waiting game. But the end result is worth it.

If you have been wanting to dive into a new style ...I say take the plunge.
 I went past my fears and took the plunge ...and I couldn't be happier.


 well I could have been a tad bit happier if I could have fit the candle chandelier and the iron screen in my car. (above photo) At least the S fit . We all need to pack lighter on Vacation LOL :)

Cute old sign!

Just look at that chippy paint !I think I need to trade in my car for a truck LOL :)


I really love this arch top window, but that modern animal print lampshade really brings new life to that vintage lamp ... so cool!
 Well thank you CoCo & Company for the eye opener and thank you to all that painstakingly took the time to read today's post. 

PS. To see more photos of CoCo & Company ... view an older post HERE

   

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Mondays Find

Hi, I thought I would share my find for the day.

I had to go out to pick up my medication and grab a few things. I thought while I was out I would stop at The Merchants Village on the way home. Well this little fella followed me home. What a cool tool box. Best $15. I spent all day.



 If you haven't checked out the progress of my dinning chairs ... They are painted and have their seats on. Check them out HERE.

  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Completed Chair

Ok ... so I couldn't wait. I bet most of you guessed that. I couldn't wait for the dinning room reveal to show you the finished dinning chair.

 So lets just call this the dinning room chair reveal. 

I chose a wonderful grey and cream floral ... the picture on my dinning room design board doesn't do it justice. It really pops against the antique white of the chair.

I really love how your eye gets drawn to the light colored floral on the seat, I think that is what makes it work so well with the new finish of the chair.


one more look at where this chair started.

Sometimes being thrifty really pays off. I don't even think I recognize this chair any more. You just have to love paint !


It is going to be real hard slip covering over this chair for spring and summer... ok who am I kidding ... Its just a slip cover and I will most likely enjoy the versatility.
I hope you like the change as much as I do.


For all those who asked about the fabric ... It is an Ethan Allen Fabric, Alaura Charcoal .
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