Showing posts with label Welcome to My Home Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Welcome to My Home Series. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Office Reveal

Well now that my hubby's office is finished....productive is up this week, phone calls are getting returned, emails are getting answered and my husband is making it into his office chair each day...safely with no risk of injury.





Which was not so easy a few months ago before I decided to clear the craft room clutter and give him a safe environment in which to work in. OSHA would be happy that I am complying to standards.

This is the room when we got started. You can catch up here.
A lot of this is the craft room crap pushed to his side since we worked on both spaces simultaneously.


And this is how the space looks now.



The plan, we put a wall up, we painted the walls, painted his desk, got a new rug,  added some curtains and threw a couple of pillows on the couch

First thing was to create a wall between the two spaces. At this very moment I imagine my husband was thinking "You stay on your side and I will stay on mine". Ha...I don't blame him.





Paint the walls. I chose SW white for the top and ceiling and SW Mindful Grey for the bead board.




The table, that use to serve as my craft table and was once my sisters kitchen table 25 years ago, got freshened up and is now my husbands work desk. I sanded the top down and added 2 coats of the Mindful Grey. His old desk is now my kitchen table. You can read about that here. It's a love story. Really it is.



Since this room gets a lot of sun during the afternoon I chose a dark pewter color velvet like cotton fabric for the curtains.


The rug is indoor/outdoor from Home Decorators Collection. The Stools are from Pier One (purchased a few years ago) and I freshened them up with a couple coats of paint.


The couch/futon we have had for several years. I added some grey and jute trimmed pillows and a grey throw from PB to make it more cozy for lunch time naps. I made the pattern pillows.  The light is from IKEA and the guitar in the corner.... my husband has had it since he was a teenager. 



It is such a great space and 'we' love how it turned out.  Now, I even like coming up to his office and watching him work.... but not for too long. I would hate to be in the way of productivity.





Grateful
That we finished this project and my husband has a
 great space to work in each day






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Monday, April 7, 2014

March Monthly Highlights and a Kitchen Peek

Whoever came up with the saying ""in like a lion" and going "out like a lamb" must not have seen me or my house during the month of March. To say that the Kitchen project here was beginning to slightly kick my ........ is right on. 





We actually worked like Lions this weekend to finish up painting the last of  the drawers, touch ups, lining cabinets and putting stuff back in it's place. WE ARE DONE!
Here's a sneak peek.




Here's a few other things I managed to share during the month.

Simply simplistic Spring Mantel here


Recipe for yummy and easy PB& J Cupcakes here


Build a succulent garden in less than 5 mins here


Shared 4 of my favorite easy Spring projects

So did March come in a Lion and leave like a lamb for you, or were you a lion the whole month too? 


Grateful for~
A husband that never left my side during the kitchen project and helped every step of the way...even if I was 'roaring' at him.






PS- Click here for my other monthly highlights.



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Monday, January 6, 2014

Readers Choice Awards for 2013

Happy New Year!

Well the readers have spoken. The votes are in. And based on what you enjoyed reading in 2013 at Top This Top That, here are your favorite posts from the year.




Best room switch....... Breakfast Room



Best Painting Risk of the Year........ here


Favorite Burlap Project ....... Burlap Trees


Best Place to take a nap in my house..... 
Master Bedroom Makeover


Best Fall Project....Orange Pumpkin Wreath


You couldn't get enough of ....My Donkey and My Summer Home Tour


Your favorite organization post....Organization can be stylish



Your favorite home tour when it was hot.....Summer Home Tour


Favorite collection..... 6 furniture makeovers




Your favorite home tour when it was cold....... 
Christmas Home Tour


Thank you so much for following along with me each week as I dip my brush into some paint, create, switch rooms around in my house, sit on my front porch, and listen to my donkeys. I appreciate you, the comments and questions you have left, and being able to inspire you with my projects
Looking forward to sharing 2014 with you.

Did your favorite project make my list? What was it?



Grateful for~
Ringing in the new year with love, good health and family
Seeing true friends along the way





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Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Mantel and Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

We are ready..... you can come down the chimney now. We have waited for this night all year. And don't worry, although we are beyond excited, we will do our best to be asleep at 11:59 pm and be up at 6:00 am. Plenty of time for you to do your thing......and have a snack.



The tree is up and our stockings are hung. We made some cookies with mom.....but we ate your share yesterday. Yum.
They were really good. 


Sorry about that Santa. We really have been good this year....... Honest. 
We will leave some fresh carrots and extra cheeze- its for you, they will be in the kitchen here.  





And Santa, since this house is blessed with lots of love already, please leave a little extra something under the trees for the children who need it more then we do....... That's what we really want for Christmas.


Tell ya what Santa, to make things a bit easier for you to see, we'll even leave the lights on the tree for you. 


Glowing and twinkling..... just like Rudolph's nose.


Merry Christmas Santa!

With love and grateful hearts forever,
                          Us




PS- Santa, if you and your elf's have some extra time and want to see more of our holiday home........ and take a potty break, you can go here.


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Kitchen

If you came to my house, this is the area that you would flock to. Always happens. 
Friends, family, neighbors, strangers, the pets...... they always do.
And that's not such a bad thing....especially at Christmas time.



The kitchen.....the absolute heart of our home. 
In fact, not only can we see the family tree as we sit down at the table to eat, but we can also see it when we are cooking, baking, washing the dishes, doing homework, reading the paper.... and watching tv.




And if you come for breakfast, I may even cook some of these for you. But you gotta come early in the morning and .....help squeeze the oj.



See, since we swapped our family room for the breakfast room, the holiday season has never been quite the same in this area.
It's so much better.  


 My beloved farmhouse table that you can read about here , sitting fireside with the family stockings hanging overhead. 
And now I have lot's more knooks to place my holiday decor and giant pine cones alongside my collection of pottery and family photos.





The butlers pantry with it's month long stash of holiday treats and cocoa, set up for the children is always ready 



and stocked with beverages overhead for our adult guests.



In fact there's even a bonus. When you are my husband watching the TV in the family room, and calling out to me as I do the dishes in the kitchen, this is the view that he see's. 
Totally kidding.... I am probably loading the dishwasher.



But that's okay, cause I totally love the man, my kitchen and this wreath that I made 20 years ago.


Maybe even a bit more at Christmas time.

PS- to see more of my holiday home you can click here.



Grateful for~
The giggles and chuckles that Sparky our elf has provided to the kids this season. 
Thanks for putting up with all the fun that I have had posting on facebook and instagram.



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