Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It's Finished!

(Well, I probably shouldn't say finished as it's never really finished!)

Yesterday was a very productive day!

Being that it was President's Day, I had the day off from work.

Boy, did I use every minute.

I was determined to find my house!

I'm sure many of you can relate to looking for treasures... putting some in your mall space and saving more for upcoming shows.

I'm saying all this to say, I tackled my storage room!

Everything that was scattered throughout the living room and dining room found a new place in the storage room!

I threw away...went to Goodwill and marked items and took them to the shop!


Because of that I was able to take some pictures of my newly painted dining room.

So hold onto your seat I've got quite a few pictures.

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to find a couple of hutches at a barn sale.

I had been looking for one for my dining room so I was very pleased when I spotted this one.

It has all the chippy goodness one wants in a vintage piece.

The old window was found at an estate sale.

I needed something to put it on, as it needed to be brought up a little higher.

So, up came the dresser from the entryway.

It will work until I find something else, maybe something iron with chippy paint also.

I didn't get that Italian chandelier put up in my dining room but I really like the looks of it displayed above the cabinet, along with a few of my favorite old frames.

I decided to hang my curtains higher this time.

But that left an empty spot between the window and the rod.

I wanted an old weathered sign there but was unable to find what I wanted.

One day while shopping I came across this decal.

I loved everything about it so I decided to put it above the window.

My #1 thinks I'll probably get tired of it, he maybe right but for now I'm enjoying it.

The cabinet displays my favorite ironstone pieces really well.

When I was on the search for a cabinet I wanted a piece with the old weathered white paint on the outside but the natural wood on the inside.

That's what I found!

Isn't God good, He cares about even the little things that are important to us.

This is a favorite old hanger.

It folds in half, I thought it was pretty unusual.

The drawers are perfect to store my old silverware.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed putting everything together.

I'm linking up with Kathleen of Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Thank you for stopping by!


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Beautiful! I especially love that diamond style window on the dresser. Shabbylicious! What a sweet, inviting home you have. Enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

It's a good feeling to get things accomplished. I'm so very jealous of your cabinet. The chippy paint and molding are perfection! Love how you've displayed all your treasures! What a beautiful shabby chic haven! :) ~M

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

congrats on your accomplishments of the day...it feels so good to get done and then u can sit back and look at the beauty u created!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It all looks grand! Have a great week.~Cheers Kim

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Nothing like a little spring cleaning and organizing...your room looks terrific! Isn't it nice to walk in there and have it all tidy and done...a good feeling!

High Street Cottage said...

Debbie, you've been busy! This reminds me a wee tad of a spot in my own living room with my armoire! I love what you've done! I tell ya, us working girls really make good use of our days off! I think it's something only those of us who work in secular jobs can understand, we can't say "i'll do it tomorrow" since tomorrow is a work day, so kudos to you, my dear! Well done, hope you had a chance to put your feet up at the end of the day, and get some rest. hugs, tami

sissie said...

Hi Debbie!
I'm in love with your dining room.
The big white chippy cabinet speaks to my heart and I wish it were mine!

Lovely, just lovely.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Debbie ~
Ohhhhhh it is
beyond gorgeous!!!
Thank you for sharing
with us :)


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh...I think you and I must be long lost sisters....I LOVE your style!!!! So glad I came by!! Chrissy

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Debbie!
Your dining room looks so great! I love it. Love the hutch! And all the chippy yumminess of it all......

stefanie said...

oh, its just gorgeous!!!!!!

oldgreymare said...

You can tell in your words the excitement and sense of accomplishment with this project. Kudos to you! It looks so warm and inviting


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful room~ I love your shabby cupboard- just gorgeous!!! Stopping by from Faded Charm-Now following along- stop by and say hello sometime! :)

Deanne said...

Oh I love all your chippy white stuff, especially that stool!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh, It's all so gorgeous... I just love all the whites!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful room, beautiful photo's and beautiful whites. I love the cupboard!!! ~~Sherry~~

time worn interiors said...

I love big crusty cupboards! Glad you had a productive day, always makes me feel good when I get a lot of things done!

Ellen said...

What a beautiful room and cabinets! Love the chipping paint and worn patina on all of your beautiful pieces!


Pattie said...

Hi Debbie I found you over at Faded Charm and so glad I did I am your newest follower. What great finds, and I look forward to reading all of your posts. come over and visit when you get a chance.


Cindy said...

That Hutch is amazing! I want one like it too, it's so cool that you put that wish out there, and sure enough you found the perfect piece! I'm so jealous, but only in a nice way...


One Shabby Old House said...

There is no better feeling than a finished project and especially when the project looks as wonderful as your dining room.
Very Nice!

Susan said...

Oh, I just love your dining room! The hutch, frames, window, column...can't decide which is my favorite. Wonderful whites!
Happy WW,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Lots to brag about here! LOVE it... You've done everything just perfectly.... Love the ironstone in the cabinet too.

Warm blessings,

Sandi said...

WOW gorgeous!! Love your home so much! I will be back!