I barely remembered I promised you more of the tour today! I just got home from the monthly hook in at the library. We had a great time, but called it an early evening (8:00) 'cause we were all hungry.
So on with the tour! This is the kitchen with it's fresh new coat of taupe paint. Remember it was red? I hadn't planned on painting the kitchen until one day I was sitting on the couch and looked into the red kitchen walls. They seemed jarring. Not at all fitting into the Zen like feeling I was aiming for.
This cabinet is made out of old doors. I found it at a garage sale and knew immediately it would become my new "pantry". ($50.00) The little curtains are garage sale tablecloths hung on tension rods.
This armoire has been all over the house. A few houses, actually. It has been in the bedroom for sweaters, the living room for TV and stereo and now in the kitchen for a small TV and all of my wool dyeing supplies and baking pans. It's the oldest piece of furniture I own. I had a man make it for me probably 20 years ago. It was a pretty stained pine. Of course I painted it white. And that was probably 10 years ago.
And the bookcase is full of pretties like old rhinestone pins, old jewelry pieces, just trinkets I guess, stuff for mosaic making and altered art stuff. I love to go through the jars every now and then and look at all the cool things. When one of my friends comes over she always wants to see if there's anything new to see!
until this past Saturday! I thought it was too stark looking too. The bottom of the island is still black painted bead board though.
When we were at Renee's hooking the other night I commented that I liked this key holder she has hanging in her hooking room. She said, "wait right there!" And out she came with another one for me!!! I just love it.
Next we'll go to the bathroom. Well, not GO to the bathroom. You know what I mean. We'll Look At the bathroom. The only things I changed in here were the shower curtain (this one was .50 at a g.sale) and a new rug.
On to the bedroom and one of the biggest bargains I got. The new quilt was only $2.00!!! You guessed it, garage sale. I love the soothing colors. And of course, more drop cloth draperies. The chandelier was also gold when I got it. I sprayed painted it too. And the little "drips" of wax on the candles were made using my hot glue gun and running beads down them before I painted it. The little chest I finished with unmatched drawer pulls. Love it too!
This shot shows a better view of the walls. I painted them to look like boards!
Once again I've redone my hooking studio too. (Bedroom #2)
Finally hung some rugs I've made and now I can sit in the wingback with my daylight floor lamp and hook all night. The wingback chair was $2.00 at a sale and I recovered it myself. I think I have $60.00 in fabric. The curtains on the closet are actually a huge Ralph Lauren sheet. Really heavy material~g.sale $1.00.
I painted the little lampshade on the desk too!
He's a fishing fanatic. So he can never complain of me having too much wool with all the tackle he has!!
You notice I still have LOTS of color in my room. I LOVE color. But I think that laying in this house all winter, being sick and staring at the same old walls and same old stuff I really just wanted a fresh new beginning. The neutral colors are very calming and Lord knows I need that. Too bad I'll Never be able to show the basement. Where do you think all the STUFF went?
I'm feeling great. The house is calm. Everything feels right.
I'm even gearing up to reopen my Etsy shop! Shabby Sheep Wool. Bought 25 yards of wool to dye today. Will let you know the minute I get it open!
Thanks for going on our little bungalow tour. Hope you enjoyed yourself. If you're close by stop in and say hello!