Thursday, September 13, 2007

Progress

In the field of home decor and design. Although there are still places with exposed wires and 2x4's, by and large it's coming together. Mostly everything is put together, but I still have projects to paint and create. The casual observer would not know it though...
This is my current pride and joy. This is the design element that made me pause and take a renewing breath and think, 'it is beautiful. It's coming together.' I think I felt like since things were on the walls, I was nearing completion.
I do love this. It is my frame wall above my couch. It is a work in progress. I don't intend on filling all of the frames, but I have a few items left in mind that I want to use. I have some old black and white photos of my grandparents that I want to tack in, maybe a card of old buttons, maybe more old sign letters. Whatever strikes my fancy. Incidentally, 10 of these are old frames that I got at Goodwill, D.I. and this little antique shop here. (He's the one that has a stack of them for $1 piece!) Only 5 of these are new. There are 3 painted ones that used to hold wedding photos in our old place. (Black then, now blue, green, and cream.)
Here's a cozy little nook. Now look at my couch- Who thinks it's ugly now? Huh, huh? Yeah that's what I thought. Check out the aqua lamp,the aqua bun feet on the couch, a couple pillows and a throw. Very cozy-love it.
This is at the end of our hallway between all the bedrooms. Eventually I will probably paint the secretary, definitely change out the hardware. There's a cute little candle holder that's like Ebenezer Scrooge style that I got at Goodwill for 2 bucks. Timm find reasons to light it and carry it around the house in the dark, so that he can see.
Here's a silly little 'art' project I did yesterday. I wanted an art piece in Bella's room-to-be, so I just did a sheet of paper in ribbon lines. Eh, it's okay.
Cute little shelf nook in her room-to-be.
Kitchen cabinets since finishing the painting! Notice only half of the hardware has made it on yet... Oh, how I hate being dependent. Cup pulls will really snaz it up.


A familiar sight- although it is a little different than it used to be. I still like it.
And this is where I am right now. This is our computer station right next to the couch, bridging the living room and the kitchen. (That lamp askew is waiting for a harp for the shade-) I have some bi-fold doors I got for free on Craig's List that I am going to paint green and use as a room divider to hide the computer from sight when you walk in the door.
I'll add more as I accomplish things. It's pretty cute and cozy as long as I keep up the daily maintenance.
(You can tell that I am lonely and have nothing I want to do besides blog. It works well for you, I suppose. I have plenty of house projects I could do, but would rather 'socialize', which unfortunately means 'typing'. Sad.)

14 comments:

Diana said...

Jessie when I buy a house I want you to come visit and help me decorate, you have such a talent. I love your frame wall and I love the little ribbon picture you did for Bella's room. Thank goodness you're my friend or I might me jealous of all your talents.
The office premier is Sept 27!

Hannah said...

I gasped out loud when I opened your blog. I love the frame wall! It is much grander than you described- but the aqua- I love the aqua. And the additions that you are thinking of sound so cute.

Then the bun feet, the couch and lamp. Your nook! I am still dying over the couch and the find that it was.

When I was sending that e-mail earlier I meant to ask where your computer was- and here it is! Excellent.

You have made so much progress- this totally rocks. I agree with Diana- can't be jealous cause you are my friend. So I will just sit back and watch the awesomeness unfold.

Beatrix Kiddo said...

How did you do that so fast?! AMAZING!

charlotte said...

I love seeing pictures of the house! It's so cute! The frame wall is probably my favorite of the decor you've shown and I think your little home is so cute in general. I'm glad it's coming together more. Yay for more structure!

dpw said...

I love everything! Don't you just love the smell and feel of fresh paint--all clean and new? The frame wall is an inspiration. So glad I can picture your surroundings (at least in part) now.

Karli said...

LOVE the frame wall! I have been contemplating doing something similar in the baby's room and now that I've seen yours I will definitely take the plunge. It is darling! Love the couch and color scheme too. You are so talented and so generous to share and let us all gawk at your amazing abilities! Bella's room looks darling. Sweet and so cute. Love that you're blogging often.
K

RoRo said...

Awesome place! Thanks for the tour, you are so creative! a genius! Love the wall of frames.

mom said...

WAY cute! Cute, cute, cute, very cute, SO cute, CUTE! You have the knack! (Which of course, I have always known and you couldn't relate it to your scrapbooking eye!) The kitchen looks great too and I'm waiting for the hardware to go on. I would like a look inside the pantry.....and I still think the fabric I bought for the cafe curtains on the kitchen bay would be to die for....

Good work! Wish you were here to consult on the design team.

Emily said...

Found you through Jill and Michelle. You have been busy! It all looks great!

Robin said...

Oh man, this all looks great Jessie! I'm with Diana - I will need some definite designer tips when we actually have a house of our own ;) Love seeing the progress!

And I have always been a fan of the couch. It's awesome.

michelle said...

Yeah, I gasped when I saw the wall o frames. Now I REALLY want to do it above my bed! So so cute. And, for the record, I've been jealous of the couch since day 1!

It's so good to get glimpses of your surroundings -- I hate not being able to picture where you are...

Claudissima said...

wow wonderful achievements. I am drawn to the green paint and the motif you did of your little girl...wow. soo nice to see you do wonderful things! so much talent...and taking on the cabinets...the whole process of painting them made me go bananans, i could not' even begin

Alison said...

Your place is so cute, I want to kick you out and move in. I'll change my last name to start with a T. And steal a baby or something. But you have a seriously great home. It looks like all my favorite magazines, but with real people living there. Congrats! I can't wait to get a new apartment.

Jill said...

Oh my goodness, your house is looking so cute! I knew it would and have prepared myself for feelings of envy, and fortunately am just feeling super excited for you.

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