Sneak Peek

Happy Friday Everyone.

I have been working on changing up my living room.  I have been challenge to make these tiny cottage rooms work in our new home.  

 I thought I would show you a little sneak peek and hopefully after the weekend I will have the room finished.  Fingers crossed.  I am still waiting on the slipcovers I am having made for the two Ikea ottomans.  Hopefully those will be on my doorstep soon.

Here we go for the little peek.......

Let me say I am so grateful 2017 is over and we are on to a new 2018.  2017 was a hard year for us.  Lots of good blessings but lots of stress with moving, renovating etc.  My word for 2018 is grateful.  I am grateful we are settled and grateful to find a new normal in our lives.

This is the reclining couch.  I have removed it from the room to open up the window and space.  I am gifting this couch to my youngest daughter that is in the process of buying her first home.  She is very excited so no worries this pretty couch will have a wonderful new home.

The other day I was poking around on Offer Up a resale site.  I found this old vintage Bombay chest on there for a steal.  I did not get a before picture to show you.  Trust me it needed some love and white paint.   I finished this beautiful piece this week.
I am always having to shoot into the back light that streams in this room.  You will just have to take my word for it this piece with the light coming in the room looks fabulous.

The chest staying here under the window and my two slipcovered white chairs will be anchoring on each side of this piece in the room.  The room really opened up by taking out the couch and now just having the two chairs and the chest in between.

Another super cute find this week was this old mantel clock missing the clock parts.  No issues it just needed some white paint too.  Love its sweet legs.  It is adorning the top of the new chest.

I am having fun playing with my decor pieces as I change up this room.

The best part of this room change up is I only had to buy a new rug and get two little slipcovers sewn for the two Ikea ottomans.   I will have a whole new look to this room to show you soon.

Patience is not my thing lol!  So waiting on the rug and the slipcovers to come has been hard.  Hopefully soon I will have them at my front door and I can finish up this room to show.

It amazes me how just moving out a piece of furniture and moving around some of the other furniture makes a big difference in the way the room now looks.

Have a great Weekend.
xoxo
Kris

Starting Out The New Year

While I wait for rugs and slipcovers to arrive for my new project of making over my living room.   I thought I would review and go back through a few posts that everyone seemed to enjoy.  It is fun to look back at all you accomplished and all the fun and joy found from the year.

We started out 2017 with Terry finally finding a new position as a fire chief.  It was a long stressful two years before he found this wonderful position.  We were blessed to know we could begin to go forward into 2017 in a better place.
You can read this post here.

With Terry finding a new position further north we had to sell Junk Chic Cottage II and move further north of where we were living.
You can read about this here.

Then after adopting this sweet lug of love named Cooper we found out he had an aggressive cancer that spreads quickly.  Weeks to only maybe a few months to live.  We had a great Vet that helped to research some options for him.  It gave him a year to live and enjoy the sweet life with us.
You can read that post here.

I will always remember how he loved car rides.

And how he smiled all the time.  This little guy had a rough first part of his life and after we rescued him he really found our forever home to be his sanctuary.  He was loved and happy.  We got joy from him each and every day.  RIP little man.

We found a new cottage home.  I was embracing living large in a small space.  I finally had my dream little cottage style home.  With this came lots of renovations and a garage build.  We bought the home in May and did not actually get to move in this sweet place until October.  It was a long journey with lots of ups and downs but we finally are settled.

I feel blessed to be settled and getting back into a new normal for us.  Sometimes Life's journey can be hard and sad but with everything in life there is a lesson learned.  Ours was that no matter how hard or stressful or sad life was we always were blessed with family and friends to be there for us.

Did a major DIY on the new kitchen decor.
You can see the transformation here.

A DIY Living room transformation seen here.

A full bathroom reveal here.
Then a beautiful bright spot in life.  We adopted another rescue basset hound.  Her name is Peggy and while we still miss Cooper, Peggy seems to have filled that hole in our hearts.
Peggy loves my white chairs!!!!
You indulged me with my sharing of the two most precious peeps in our lives.  Our two sweet Granddaughters Charlotte and Abby.

I was honored by KerryAnne asking to publish my 2106  Christmas Decor in her beautiful magazine.
Now that Christmas has passed and we are into a brand new year.  Lets hope and pray we all see beautiful blessing in our lives.  I have been blessed with all your visits to my blog posts and have enjoyed your gifted friendships throughout the year.  May the new year bring us all lots of Happiness, Good Health and lots and lots of DIY and fun Decor adventures.
Happy New Year.
xoxo
Kris

You know how one thing leads to another!!!!

Hi Everyone.  Hope the ringing in of the New Year was fun for all of you.  

I took down all my Christmas decor and some of you may understand how doing one thing like that can lead to another and another lol!

This was a snapshot of my living room before I began my Christmas Decor.  My little assistant Peggy getting in the shot!

Then I added some Christmas to this room for the holidays.





After I took the Christmas decor down I was thinking hmmmm,  I really hate that my window that lets a lot of light in this room is always covered up by my large reclining sofa. 

This room is so small and the only person that sits in here is me.  We use our family room downstairs for all other activities like watching TV and entertaining.

I made a decision to make some changes in this room for the new year.  I moved most of the furniture out of the room or over to the side.  I did a little cleaning of baseboards etc. and now the open space is ready for a transformation.


This room will get a little cottage style re love.  It is going to involve some slipcovers, chippy pieces,  and a new rug.  I am waiting on the rug to arrive and then I can finally get this room put together.  

I enjoy change and I think I am going to love the new and more open feel I get in this small living room.

Have a great start to the new year.  I always love that you stay connected and leave your sweet comments.  I am looking forward to a new year of following your blogs and being inspired with new decor adventures.

Hugs,
Kris