Ahhhh. There is NOTHING better than leaving 102 degrees (with yucky humidity) in Houston for cooler days in Seattle. When we landed on Saturday, it was a rainy 51 degrees and completely freezing (comparitively speaking of course). So, after a quick trip to buy JACKETS, we came home and settled back in for two months of summer fun! There are so many projects that I can't wait to tackle. But here's a glimpse for now...
I can't wait until it's warm enough to repaint the porch and freshen
everything up with flowers!!
Our living room... I've got big plans for this coffee table but for now, it's still doing the job. Oh, and the TV is tucked away when we are in Houston. It looks so much nicer hidden away behind those armoire doors!
When we bought this house it was a complete gut-job. But the fireplace was enough to make me want to stay.
Sofie the cat has claimed her spot on the sofa
My favorite armoire, purchased for $200 at a San Francisco estate sale 8 years ago
I have a thing for vintage suitcases.
They are particularly useful for storing Christmas ornaments!
Pocket doors mark the entrance to our dining room
We boxed in the radiators to keep little fingers away.
The bonus is that kitty has extra lounging space!
An old shabby dresser works perfectly for wine & spirits when guests are here
I'm a huge fan of gallery walls for hanging photos.
I love the uniformity!
Welcome to our kitchen~
we took it down to the studs a few years ago and here's the result
We opted for store bought cabinetry over custom and I love how it turned out!
Needs a tablecloth, don't ya think? Maria from Dreamy Whites is having a contest
The breakfast area~ where we spend most of our time
right now to win a lovely tablecloth & napkin set from Cabbages & Roses...
check it out when you are done here!
Fresh peonies straight from our little garden
I found the phone hidden away in the garage when we moved in
Here's Betsy's room. Another complete re-do!
There are two giant closets so I removed the doors from one to create a special little hideaway just for her
An old measuring tape finds new life as a curtain tie-back
the reading nook
Raggedy Anne & Andy from my husband's childhood home
We ordered this decal years ago from France, and it hangs above the second closet in her room
another shot of the secret hideaway. I painted the wall inside with chalkboard paint and then used white paint to create a "frame"
she loves it in here..
Every girl needs some sparkle!
and onto the master bedroom
Our garden shed, which is completely covered in white lights..
a perfect backdrop for evening get togethers!
our little backyard "green" space
That's it, that's all.
Thanks for visiting!