A Simple Move And A New Project

Hi Everyone.

Sometimes just moving something from one place to another in your decor can make a difference.

A Simple Change.

I had put the Vintage Garden Sign back up at the top of the new re loved door.  I liked it but then thought maybe that is too much and not letting the door shine on it's own.  So I just took it down and moved it.  Easy Peasy!

Just moving the sign off the door lets this door keep her character. 

The vintage garden sign looks so much better in the entry way.

Now this beautiful door can shine on her own.

In Other Crazy........

Now that we have gotten the big stuff done since we moved in I am finding time to start to tweak things a little bit.  We have this stair case that has really tall walls.  I think about 12 feet up.  That makes the stairs feel open but very boring.

So Terry and I are embarking on a project to solve the tall boring wall problem.

Hope to have the post up soon on the changes to this stair case and the entry way.

Have a great Friday and beautiful week end.

Vintage Door Re Love

Hi Everyone.
Here is that lovely vintage door I found at  Vintage a shop in Morris re loved into my home.

I am not sure what it is with me and doors but this one grabbed my attention as it sat lonely in the corner of the shop.
It was screaming I need some love!!!!

This was the first thing to go in her re love.  Just a basic old door knob and let me tell you was well attached!! We (meaning Terry)  actually had to saw the door knob off to get at the inside to remove this.  It had years of rust to keep itself attached to this door!!!

Once we had the old door knob off I was able to attach this old cast iron knob in its place.  Much better look for this old girl.

Ok I really had no business bringing this home since wall space in the new place was full.  It was like going into a puppy store and not coming out with a puppy feeling when I saw this door.  I knew I had to have it.  Plus the price was right!!! So with no place to put her I started the search  what  wall and vignette could be switched up to accommodate this beauty?

Ta da found the perfect spot!  Yep, behind this new re loved Habitat cabinet would be a perfect place for a re love door right??!!!

This door has found a new place in my decor.  It is hard to see in the pictures but the glass in this door is beveled and gorgeous.

She is a keeper!

I still kept my garden vignettes on top of the cabinet.  The lovely door blended right in.

Now this vintage door has a new spot in Junk Chic Cottage II.  I love to rescue and re love pieces that have lots of history and charm to them.

Have a great rest of the week and week end.

Powder Room Reveal

Bathroom with old counter tops before removal.

We removed the old counter top and back splash.  As you can see it did a lot of damage to take off the back splash.

It took lots of filler, spackle and sanding to these walls to get them smooth again.

It took some time but we finally got the walls smooth.

I was not real thrilled about the lighter counter tops without stain.  The floors in the powder room are a dark wood.  So I taped off the walls and the sink area to prepare before applying a darker stain.

I got out the darker color of stain we used on the kitchen counter tops.  

Sorry this picture is so grainy.  It is so hard to get pictures in this small powder room.  There is no natural light.  I like that counter top now matches closely to the floor in this room.

I put the light on to get a less grainy picture but you will just have to take my word that this room came out nice with the new counter top.

I got these cute little chippy barn wood pieces at one of my fave shops in Morris.  The Feathered Nest.  I used one under the old church window and another one to hold a towel by the sink.
Sorry I did not have nicer pics of the powder room but I am loving it now with the new counter top.

I wanted to show you this sweet chippy love I got in Morris too.
Vintage is another shop I love in Morris and this little sweet thing was hiding in the corner of the shop.  It was a steal for an old vintage door like this.  The shop owner had it marked down because of repair needed to it.  No issue with that for me!!!!
Stay tuned to see what I do to transform this beautiful piece of history and re loved it in my home.

I will have that post up soon.
Have a great start to the new week.