Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Counter Tops Installed!

The counter tops were installed yesterday and for laminate they look great! We chose to mix white stone looking laminate with butherblock. Both the sink area and the antique kitchen island have butherblock counters. The bar will be able to seat up to six bar stools and that still leaves plenty of standing room because this is were everyone will most likely gather. Talk about a junk shop find!
Mom and I found this lamp and fell in love with her immediately. Her colors although peeled in places, are vibrant and it really makes you wonder about her history. This is one of my most favorite pieces in the entire house, she really sets the stage when you come into the front door. Today the lighting is being installed and I can't wait to see the fabulous MaKenzie Childs Chandelier being hung above the dining table. You'll just have to stop back to see more. Your comments are always appreciated and welcomed! Have a great day! dana

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Guest House Renewed.

This picture is a part of the kitchen, we have mixed old cabinets and new here. There is a small area here to have your tea in the morning or catch up with your fellow blogger friends. I don't know if you can see it; but in the corner we have hung and old flour box cabinet that is apple green and was found in my grandmother's basement. It is so cute and it offers an extra place to store dishes, food, tools and whatnot's.
Coming Soon ...
Countertops, The Most Fabulous Apple Green Kitchen Island, Light Fixtures, Bathroom
and much more so please stop back by and enjoy.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Cool Retreat...

Sun porch area overlooking the Gardens. Two chairs were purchased from a local furniture store new and the table is an oldy but goody purchased at a local antique shop. Living Area just off the kitchen and sun porch. The living area was opened up during renovation. Before the area was separated from the kitchen and the sun porch we decided to open up the space so you could enjoy the gardens on the property from most any spot in the main area. In the top picture you can get a glimpse at the beautiful property surrounding this guest house. It's various shades of green inspired this color palette. The design of this house is meant to be a cool and calm retreat. We didn't want to clutter it up with too many things. We tried to keep things simple and clean, and what better way to achieve that clean look than to use white as the background color. Most people that know me, know that white is rarely the color of choice when I do a house, but it was defiantly the way to go here. With all of the added arcitectual appeal of this home we felt that keeping the background white, wouldn't interfere with the beautiful gardens and grounds peeking in through the windows. We used different textures and shades of white so it would create a warmer feeling and wouldn't look so sterile. We shopped for 3 days straight to buy everything for this house. We were able to furnish and decorate this guest house in 3 days by shopping locally. The local shops were wonderful and the service in this town couldn't get any better. A special thank you to all of our local shop owners and staffs for your excellent customer service. We thank God that our local shops had what we needed, when we needed it and it worked out beautifully. Thank You! More to come... Please stop back by and see how everything is shaping up in this cool retreat. Thanks Again and May God Bless all of your Spring Projects! dana

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Guest House Update

In the picture above is the master bedroom, we used an antique door that we found in a local antique shop. The door is pink and ties in perfectly with our Shabby Chic bedding and furniture.
We have been busy needless to say... Mom and I have put in three long days of shopping and decorating. We had both of the boys with us today, so we were doing double duty with kids and decor. By Gods Grace we will finish this project in time for the parade of homes, coming in early May.
Our cabinet guy was there today making the templates for the counter tops and I am excited to see how they are going to turn out. The contractors have been wonderful, we are keeping them busy with all of our projects. They hung shelves above the windows today and it made such a difference. Mom filled them up with all of our finds from the antique shops, local stores and grandma's attic. (You should see the things in this attic, my grandma has a wonderfully stocked attic.)
Enjoy the pictures and I will be back when I build back up the energy.
God Bless
Dana

Monday, April 21, 2008

Here's a Little Snack!

So, mom and I have got our minds just a racin'. We are hoping to get our hands on the guest house this week. The contractors are finishing up and we are ready to decorate. We have picked out some of the larger pieces including an apple green sofa, green gingham chair and ottoman, side chair and some sweet antique tables all painted in white. We are ready to get going on this beauty and I can't wait to see it all put together.
Please say a prayer for mom and I today, that God leads us through this decorating process. Providing us with the tools we need to finish and giving us the ideas, patience and energy we need to complete the project he has so wonderfully blessed us with. With two little ones at home we need to definitely pray for the energy...
Check back later for a progress report. Thanks for stopping by.
dana