Wednesday, March 6, 2013

And So The Tweaking Continues….

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Every time I think I am “finished” with a space, something catches my eye and makes me say,

Hummm, Maybe I should….

And so that has been my life lately.

I’m not complaining.

I had been a rut for so long, now that I have gotten my decorating MoJo back, I’m going a little nuts and enjoying myself.

Let’s see, where to start….

I guess I’ll start with the first thing I did this past week.

I decided my dining room needed one more little change.

Not the chairs, I have decided to keep them red for now.

I really like the way they look with the quilt.

But I noticed that the legs of my table were still black.

I really never noticed it until I was viewing my photos, then it popped out at me.

So, out came the paint brush once again.

Here is what they look like now…

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Much better.

The black looked a little off to me with the chairs being white and red.

Here is a view from the front door looking in…

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And a few more photos I took that day….


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ABOVE:  Still need to do something with the small wall.

I like the chair, bucket and roses display but I need to paint the shelf a lighter color.

Oh no! 

Did I just notice something else I need to change and paint!

Yep! I think I did. :)

Speaking of my roses in the bucket.

I think they look so pretty.

For last 6 months or so, I have had this “thing” for dried flowers. 

I can’t seem to get enough of them.

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My next project was trying to lighten my cabinets.

I told Hubby I wanted to paint them and he said No.

I’m hoping I can eventually wear him down though. :)

You see, it is not because he thinks them being a shade of white would look bad.

That’s not it.

It is, well, to use his words…

“I’ll screw them up.”

I don't think I would. 

Since I can admit I need to do more research on the project before actually attempting it, I’ll save that battle for another day.

Because my gosh, I sure don’t want to prove him right. :)

Any way, for now, I compromised.

Instead of painting them, I went over them with a whitewash stain.

I admit, it isn't a huge difference, but it did add a little more white in the details.

Below is a photo of them half finished.

The cabinets of the Right Hand Side have the white stain on them.

The cabinets on the Left Hand Side do not.

See if you can tell the difference….

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I told you, not a huge difference, but I can tell somewhat.

The RHS cabinets do look brighter, cleaner and little more whiter.

So for now, this will have to do.

While I had the white stain out I decided to put it on my green cabinet to lighten it up some.

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I also decided to paint the inside of the cabinet white.

Before the green inside made everything so dark, the display inside didn't show up very well.


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Nope, still not done.

I also thought my fireplace display needed to be simplified a little.

I didn't like how cluttered it looked in a past post.

So I changed it to this…


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And lastly, I did one more small change to the cabinet.

I decided to hang one of my burlap sacks from the side.

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It is difficult to see in the photos but I love the small star design it has on it.

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Well, that’s it for now.


And incase you missed it…

I hung my shelf above my kitchen window.

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Please check out my Previous Post for more photos of that project.

As I said in my previous post, I do have another project planned for the kitchen.

I’m hoping to get started on that this weekend, if I can find what I need for it.

* Fingers Crossed!


And lastly, one thing I noticed after reading through my last two posts, I may have made it seem that Hubby is hard on me when it comes to decorating.

He honestly isn’t.

He is actually quite supportive with most of the things I do.

I know he is proud of our home and likes the way it looks.

There are a couple of things I have came to realize though after living with him for 25+ years.

First off, Hubby is a perfectionist.

It drives him nuts when something is less than that.

Me, not so much.

I strive for perfection.

But being that I am Not a master carpenter, painter, or decorator, I accept the little imperfections and move on.

Second, he looks at something and see’s it as it is, Not as what it could be.

I can’t just tell him what I want to do.

But I have found that photos help bring my idea into focus.

Thank you Pinterest!

I have started showing him lots of things on there, saying wouldn't this look great here or there.

This really helps to get him on board.

Most of all what I have came to realize over all these years is this….

It is his home too!

No, I don't need his permission to do something to it, but I Do need to respect his opinion.

This doesn't mean I wont try to change it. :)



Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me!

Until Next Time…

Take Care and Blessings to you All!




PS. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it but…

I started this post last night and I have already made changes to some of the things I just shared!

Oh well, it gives me something to talk about in my next post. :)


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, love all the changes you did but then again I just love your decorating no matter what you do........Thanks for sharing all your prim ouches with us, gives me some inspiration also.....Love how the dried roses look also, Blessings Francine.

sandy said...

You have a beautiful home! But we still love to keep tweaking don't we? Looking forward to see what more you did! Have a wonderful week! sandy :)

Cyn said...

When you are done..can you swing by my house!! I notice a difference in the cabinets and they look great. Hubbies are wonderful!!!! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tammy,
Your home is lovely. It's so homey.
I love the quilt on your table

Robyn ♥ said...

Tammy, I so understand where you're coming from with your hubby! Mine is the exact same way! The ideas I come up with get a first reaction of NO and a cringed up nose look, but after I do it and show him, he loves it.
I have so many things around here I have been wanting to paint, and after reading all your posts I feel so lazy for still staring at them!! Whew girl!! You are a little blonde tornado!! ;) It all looks so fresh and clean! Way to go! Maybe I will tackle something today..? ;)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

What can I say.
Farmhouse BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I LOVE all the changes you are making....KEEP GOING!
Trish XO

Elisha said...

I am currently begging my husband to redo our 1/2 bath thanks to great Pinterest ideas. ... Common... The wallpaper is black with pink flowers!!!! Whow says NO to taking that down?!?!? I think he feels like I took over some days and he doesn't have any control over the house;) but if it were up to him we'd have baseballs and bats lining the walls! gotta be sneaky yet respectful about these things to change their minds I guess. Haha. You have so much prim goodies in your home.... Just wait til you have little grandchildren someday into all that stuff.... I KNOW bc I have a 1 yr old and 3 yr old and it sure makes decorating a challenge!!!!!!!!!!!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Love your tweaking!!!!! I need to look at the other posts I missed while gone!
Hugs and Blessings,

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Everything looks wonderful
thanks for sharing ~


A Primitive Homestead said...

I think your cupboards look brighter. Sounds like you will have some work ahead of you but we'll worth it. I want to remove a wall in the homestead (Hubby thinks it's crazy but he can not see my vision, we will see) Happy tweaking. Blessings! Lara

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower.
I just love the new transformations. White seems to be the new color for this year. Looks great. Can't wait to see more.

Kendra said...

As usual everything looks wonderful Tammy. I understand, my hubby is the same way,very supportive but a perfectionist and with my loving the not-so-perfect-prim style he has a hard time relating to my ideas lol!


Karen said...

Love the red and white quilt on the table.

Annesphamily said...

Love the look of your cabinets! Your subtle changes are amazing! I would like to borrow one cup of your energy!