Thursday, July 11, 2013

THREE CHANGES...


Why has this summer been so busy?  Has it been that way for everyone?  I guess it might have something to do with having a child who is now involved in church youth group activities, so all of those on top of our regular camps, VBS, family events and vacation have brought a little havoc on the projects I've accomplished!  I've always heard it and never believed it, but you all with babies...this is the easiest you'll ever have it!  It only gets busier as they get bigger!

So, there are three little things that I've done lately.  Since adding the peacock blue dresser in the living room, right across an open space from the green china cabinet in the dining room, I've been trying to tone down a few other pieces to quiet them a little and let the colorful furniture pieces be the stars.

First up, the coffee table.  If you've been around here for a while, you'll remember that I bought it last summer at the thrift store and left it alone except for cleaning it up and adding gold paint to the feet.

I was ready for a change from the green top, so I painted it black.  I still love the rest of the table as-is, and the new top will make the piece much more neutral.  

Before...


and After.




My second victim was my sofa table.  I REALLY like how I finished it a few years ago-painted with a light green, distressed and glazed-but now it sits very close to the china cabinet and they just didn't work together.  

So, the base got a quick spray of black paint also.  Again, simple, but it blends with the surrounding furniture much better.

Before


and After.



Lastly, since I put the new Ikea clock over the back door, my little (or not) deer got kicked out of it's place.  I tried him in the entry and really like him even better there!

Before...


and After.


Little changes can make just as much of a difference as big dramatic ones!

Emily and I left for Church Children's Camp this morning...send thoughts of cool weather our way! (The forecast for the next few days is close to 100-grrr.)  I'll be here tomorrow though with some more of my favorite picks!

16 comments:

  1. it all looks awesome- and i love the new deer head location!

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  2. Beautiful changes! Did you also re-do the ribbon around your shades? The second picture looks different.

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  3. Yes, my summer has been crazy!! I'm not sure how it can possibly July 11th!! Big kids can definitely keep you running :) Love all the little changes as usual :) Have fun at camp!!

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  4. Small changes really do make a difference! Looks great!

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  5. These look wonderful. As a mom of an almost two year old, I can't believe it gets even more chaotic!?!? Have fun at your camp!

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  6. Love the changes and of course the faux taxidermy! xo Kristin

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  7. I agree that small changes can make a huge impact and yours are fabulous!

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  8. Great changes! Your house looks beautiful as always!

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  9. Love your 'new' addition to the entry! Have a great time, sending cool weather thoughts your way!

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  10. Your friend looks great at the entry! I agree with you on this busy summer thing...sort of not fun for the kids when they have so much to do on their time off...at least that's what my kiddos tell me ;). My mother in law used to tell me all the time how the easiest stage for a child is when they are babies...did not believe her before...but for sure do now. Here's hoping your summer slows down a bit.

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  11. Beautiful changes! I just love your blog to pieces! That coffee table is gorgeous!! And pretty much everything else in your house! LOVE! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  12. Your home is so beautifully styled! I think the coffee table looks amazing with the black top!

    Steph :)

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  13. Black is always the answer, in my book! Your coffee table and console look great in it!! And how fab is your little friend in the foyer! He looks great there - fun and unexpected!

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  14. I love it all! WHERE did you get that leopard pillow???

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