Monday, February 27, 2012

A little tweaking of the house

A view of the artwork I'd mentioned earlier...

I do hope to write that "last" pantry post (last only for this series) but I'm still spending an enormous amount of time on the sofa.  This cold/bug does not let up easily... but the sun will come out tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are pictures of a few little household projects I accomplished pre-cold symptoms.

I needed space in the linen closet where I keep some vintage items so I stacked everything together in a basket and it now sits on one of my vintage suitcases.  I'm not sure it will stay like this for long but it is pretty to look at in the meantime.

The corner shelf has been in my stack of "to be repaired" since before we moved here.  It didn't need much done to it, really.  I've been waiting patiently... but then one day I decided I'd waited long enough and I had an idea how to hang it without my husband's fixes.

I purchased a package of sticky thingies at Wal Mart, the package that says each one holds 9 pounds.  I put three of them on the back and stuck the cabinet onto the wall. 

Sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do, especially when said project has been taking up space for years and years (and years).  I love how nice it looks.

Sometimes it just amazes me how little prayers can be answered quickly.  I was recently thinking how this corner table needed "something" and I just couldn't figure out what it was.

Soon thereafter, I noticed the cranberry glass shown above at Goodwill as my eyes are always scanning for "all things red".  I thought it perfect for the buffet until I arrived home and realized it looked even nicer... and it was just what I needed... on the corner table.

I figure as long as interior design is God inspired, I can't go wrong.

Someone asked about this artwork now hanging in my family room.  It hung in the kitchen until recently.

It's not a Tasha Tudor print, it's actually three prints by at least two different artists (the mat covers up the third signature) and it was sold at Christian bookstores with the title "Ask, Seek, Knock"... way back in the 1990s.

It was another one of those last minute ideas which caused the change in artwork... but I think it looks nice in the family room.


Vee said...

Everything looks charming and cozy. I have a feeling that visitors' eyes roam all over the place to take in the sights. Good solution to the corner cabinet dilemma, too!

Heather L. said...

I love your suitcase of vintage things!!!! So lovely! I found a bunch myself recently at Goodwill Outlet.

Anonymous said...

I have tackled many a project on my own after waiting and waiting on my hubby. He does not have the same sense of "urgency" as I do - ha! I may not always do it the proper way but after a prayer for help from my Heavenly Father, I am most always able to come up with a "good enough" fix.


Cheryl (copperswife) said...

Lovely little changes in your home.