Master Bedroom Update

Hi Everyone.

Here are some of the new decor items and the changes in our Master Bedroom.

We put up a new chandelier over the bed.  It is white with pretty crystals and a touch of gold in the chains.

Everything in my bedroom is soft, neutral and serene.  Since I chose white and this room has lots of light I have a hard time capturing the softness of the room.  Everything looks washed out in pics but trust me it is pretty with all the white.

I added old vintage picture frames around the cherub sconces.  These sconces lite up at night are very pretty.  I like not having lamps on the night stands anymore.

This is one of my sweet cherub sconces up close.  I added the crystals to them.  They are pretty with or without the crystals.  I just like the bling!

I love to have a soft and fresh scented candle lite at night at the bedside.  The soft scents like lavender help me to sleep.

Rita from Panoply awhile back gifted me with two of these cherub stands.  I painted them white and have them on each of our nightstands for a candle holder.  Thank you Rita.  Love them.

Terry's side the bed is similar to my side of the bed. 

Gotta love a man that is ok with sleeping in this serene room surrounded by angels.  He is ok as long as I do not touch his pillow lol! 

Keeping it real when the pictures are not staged,  there is usually things like his watch, badge, wallet, phone laying on his nightstand!

This is the new old door that Terry made into this slider for our closet.

This is my beautiful sleeping angel mounted on this old chippy window in my bedroom.

I still have my pretty headboard made out of three old cottage doors.  Terry framed them out and added crown molding to them.  I have loved this headboard for many years.

Thanks for coming by to see the newest decor items I added to this room.   

My bedroom is my sanctuary.  I find peace and serenity in this room at the end of the day.

I apologize for the washed out pics.  Even with using Picmonkey the pics are washed out. 

Maybe someday I will own a fancy camera with a great lens and filters for rooms like this.

Have a great weekend.
I am working on the kitchen island area.

I also gave my daughter my twin bed from my 3 purpose room.  The room that acts as my office, make up area and a guest room.

Now I have a big open space since the bed is gone.  We cannot have that right?!!!! So I am hoping to do up some changes in this room too.

  Lots of projects ahead for me and my handy man!!!  It is just hard to stay focused when summer is going on.  I am a summer girl and love to be outside during this short season we have here in the midwest.

Old Window Green House

Hi Everyone.

Remember I told you I got this great treasure pictured in the article below on my trip to Michigan.  The feature was about Vintage Goods Shop's grand opening and they had the green house in the picture for the article.

I have always wanted one of these green houses made from old windows and vintage pieces.  When I saw it in the Vintage Goods shop in Three Oaks Michigan I was smitten with it!

This is how it looked before Terry made a few adjustments to it after we got her home.  It was a beauty but I had some ideas to make it even more charming.

While I loved the old screens for the top it was a little too large for the space in front of the window.   I had a few vintage chippy pieces in my stash that I thought might give this top a little more character and downsize the top a wee bit.

 I had some old shutters.  So I asked Terry if he would try to make a top out of those that would be smaller to fit the green house.  I think I like the shutters just a little better than the screens.

Then I had some old frame pieces that gave the front a little more character.

So here she is all done up pretty for this space in front of my kitchen window looking out to the garden.  Love Terry and his tools to make this piece unique to my taste.

I love the old light gray and white windows she is made of.  Matches perfect in my kitchen.

I added this cute petite chandelier and a real plant of green ivy. 

Terry wired the chandelier so it can turn on at night. 

This is my first attempt at an indoor house plant.  I am good outside with the garden but inside not so much.  So I hope I can keep this ivy alive.  So far so good!

 Anita from Castles and Crowns had gifted me this cherub awhile back.  We added her to the front top of the green house.  She looks good in her new decor space.  Thank you sweet Anita.
Added some garden pieces to the bottom shelf.

I am having fun playing with different garden decor pieces to decorate inside this cute green house.  Thanks for coming by to see one of my treasures from my Michigan trip re loved into my tiny cottage home.

Have a great rest of the week.
We are working on the new kitchen island and hope to have that to show you soon.

Have a great week.

Parties this week:
Our Hopeful Home

Home Sweet Hope

Hi Everyone.
Happy Monday.

I am taking a minute to post about something heartwarming I read on a  fellow sweet blogger's Facebook page.

Susan Taggart had a blog called Must Love Junk. This is where I first met Susan.  If you remember Susan and I shared a joint feature on our blogs some time ago called Spotlight.  We would both feature a new blogger and give you a peek into the personal side of the blogger,  and also introduce you to their blog.  It was a fun adventure for both of us.  I know many of you got to know each other through this venture.

   I know many of you  follow Susan on her Facebook page Home Sweet Home Decor and also on Instagram.

Susan and her mom have been running a shop in North Canton Ohio for many years.  Now their giving hearts have started on a brand new journey.

Here is Susan's sweet words on their new adventure.

"As many of you know my mom and I have stepped back from running the shop (it's in the capable hands of Metal & Moss!) and we're on to new adventures! We are passionate about decorating and believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, comfortable, and safe place to call home. 

So combining our love of decorating and our desire to help others, we've recently partnered with the Domestic Violence Shelter to start 'HOME SWEET HOPE'! We are furnishing and decorating for those women and children who are transitioning into their new homes. As you can imagine, they are starting over with nothing and lack even the basic necessities.

That's where YOU come in! We're asking our wonderful friends and customers for donating household items or money, you will be making a huge difference in the lives of these special people! Please message us if you are interested in donating any of these immediately needed items:

Gently used or new: vacuum cleaners, toasters, microwaves, coffee pots, sheets (queen or twin), towels, blankets, dishes/silverware, neutral-colored rugs, dressers/chests
If you feel led, please share this and/or pass on this info...Thank you in advance for your support!!"

If you live in the North Canton Ohio area please help these two kind and caring angels help so many women and children in need.

If you do not live in the Ohio area you can also help by donating money to this worthy cause.

I wanted to share this on my FB page and also here on my blog. 

So please open up your hearts and help these two beautiful angels help so many others.

You can get in touch with Susan through her FB Page.

I hope to have a post up in a few days on the new island for my kitchen and also the re love of this piece shown in the article below.

Vintage Goods is one of the shops I stopped at on our trip to Michigan last weekend.  Diane the sweet owner of this shop I use to sell in one of my favorite shops called Vintage in Morris Illinois. 

I share her love of chippy whites and have bought beautiful treasures in the past from her.

 It was a fun pleasure to visit her shop on our trip to Michigan. 

Their was this beautiful article written on the grand opening of her shop in Three Oaks Michigan and guess what?!!!!! That sweet chippy Garden piece pictured in this article is now in my possession!!!
Yep!!  Loved it the minute I walked into the shop. 

I had a vision for this piece in my home.  Terry with his handy tools did some adjustments and added some chippy and fun pieces I already had.  They just added a little more charm to this new piece. 
 I will have the reveal on the re love of this beautiful piece in the next few days.

Stay tuned!

Thank you again if you can help Susan and her mom's beautiful cause.  I know they will truly appreciate any and all help.

Have a great start to the new week.

New Island

Hi Everyone.

Remember this cute kitchen island that Terry made for me.  

Remember this pretty French stencil for the front of the island.   I just love it.  So that was taken off for my new island that will go in this place.  I loved this one but it was almost too big for this space and I am adding a treasure from our trip to this room.  So I needed a little more space than this island allowed.

Stay tuned for that reveal.

Here is the new island with the tin ceiling tiles and crown front.  The old large vintage picture frame is still on this island too.

Kept the cute ball feet.

It has a nice butcher block top.

You can see the old pieces of door panels used to make this island.

We kept the back open so someone can put stools or chairs under this island for seating.
This island was made out of old pieces of oak doors and lots of fun trim pieces.  The top is butcher block and food prep ready.

You can see in this close up that the tin ceiling tiles are chippy to perfection.

So if any of you live in the Chicago land area and think you could use this island just leave me a comment along with an email and I will contact you.  The measurements are 29 deep and 48 long.
It will fit two adults comfortably to sit at this island.

I think it would be a great crafting table too.  Storage in the back of this along with a seat would be great for any of you crafters.

I am asking $200 for this great piece.  You will have to be able to pick it up.  It is not real heavy but solid.

I hope to have the new island ready soon to show you and also the new treasure I got for the kitchen area.

Stay tuned.
Have a great week.