Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Tour~ The Family Room

This is our "white Christmas" themed room. With plenty of pink, as well, of course. ;-) I made all the pillows except the white ruffled one on the left of the sofa and the "peace on earth" pillow on the right, both of which I found at HomeGoods- my favorite store. ;-) Both of the comfy throws are from HomeGoods, too.

 I love these pastel, sparkly Christmas house and church! :-) And the pretty bottlebrush tree....

 This electric fireplace isn't just pretty, it adds some much needed warmth to our family room. The heating/air ducts are smaller in here making it chillier than the rest of our house.

I am hoping to do tours of some more Christmassy rooms in our house soon. :-)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Yes, I am still among the living ;-)

It's been a whole year since I last posted! Guess I don't have as much time for blogging as I used to- it may have to do with 3 little boys and homeschooling-ha.
Anyway, thought I'd just drop in and share my new Fall/Winter quilt. :-)
I found it at a deep discount on the JcPenny's website.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn is Here!







                                 A warm Fall welcome to you. :-)
                                               Jessica

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

~Bathroom Mirror Swap~

This wicker framed mirror was in one of our guest bathrooms when we bought the house. I've never really liked it, but since it wasn't hideous, it stayed in place for two years.
 Finally I got around to looking for a prettier mirror for this bathroom, that I think better compliments the beautiful style of the vanity.
 I found this oval, silvery framed mirror at Homegoods. One of my favorite stores. ;-)
           Ahhh, much better, don't you think? :-)

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Chair happy :-)

My last post was about our new chair slipcover, and this one is about a cute and comfy chair I found on Craigslist last week. So, I guess I'm a little chair happy of late. ha Every time I walk past our living room and see this adorable chair, I do feel happy. ;-)
 
 I've been looking for a pretty armchair to go in this spot for over a year now. The chair I had here before actually belongs in my study/ library room and since it doesn't have arms wasn't really comfortable to use often.
The chair had been reupholstered by the previous owner in a pink toile and green gingham. Very cottagey/romantic. :-) And perfect for curling up with a good book. Which I have done several times now....
                            
                                     Jessica

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Chair Slipcover!

The chair slipcover I ordered several months ago from an Etsy shop finally arrived a couple weeks ago. I am so excited about how perfectly it fits and finishes off the family room! :-) The seamstress did a great job, so it was worth the wait.
 
 So far I have not had to wash it. And it gets used all the time by our 3 little boys. However, the ottoman slipcover that I made gets dirty more so it has been washed several times. ha

                                                 Jessica

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wallpapering the Dining Room Hutch

 
Before
 
 Years ago, when we still lived in Australia, I found this hutch/dresser at a garage sale for $20 or so. We placed it in a corner in our dining room, and one side was facing the wall. I was in a hurry to get it painted, since I hated the bright blue distressed finish it had at the time. So, I just painted the parts that showed. ha When we moved to Missouri, it happened that it could again be placed with the blue side to a wall, so all was well. However, in our current home, the blue side has been showing since we moved in nearly 2 years ago! ha I just now got around to doing something about it.
After
 
 Instead of painting the side white, I decided to order some pretty peel and stick wallpaper from eBay to cover the chipping "wood". The wallpaper was in Korea, and after a couple weeks, an opened empty tube arrived in the mail. :-( Thankfully, the seller sent more wallpaper to replace it quickly.
 
 This little cowboy seems very pleased with the effect. ;-) Can you believe how big he is getting!?
 I papered the other side to match, of course. And I also did the edges, since the edge on the right side was blue...
Now every time I see this hutch, it makes me smile instead of cringing. :-)