Monday, January 10, 2011

A new look


I have had Apples in my kitchen since I got married.  And before that my mom had apples in her kitchen.  Needless to say I am tired of looking at apples!
SO, after I took my Christmas decor down I put up some of my new decor.
It's far from being done....but it is a start...and I am really loving it!

I love the big floral arrangement...in the wooden water can...but I think I am going to use it in my living room on top of my entertainment center. I may add a large frame with what has become popular "Subway Art"...still thinking on that one.  And the family photo frame...I am going to add some colored scrapbook paper behind the letters.  The canisters to the right have apples on the back.  They were a pretty expensive set..and I need them for decor...so I plan to prime them and then paint them either burgundy, or golden yellow, or light olive green and then add either some words like "faith, Hope or family" or a "Star" or something.

 This is on top of my fridge....I am pretty pleased with it as is!
The picture says... Life is not measured in how many breaths we take..but the moments that take our breath away.  (or something like that...to lazy to go look right now!)
 LOVE this side of my kitchen.  (which tells me I still need to really work on the other side to match the thrill I have at looking at this side!)    I found the little Planter tricycle at A.J Wright (same line of store as a T.J Max)  Still need to take the tag off, but I am waiting on a coupon from Jo Ann's or another craft store to buy a floral dome, so I can put some silk mums in the basket.  The basket of Ivy on the Far left is going "bye-bye" and I will be still looking for something else to place there.
 Here is a close up of the middle...that I am just "IN LOVE" with.  I got the bucket and the Burgundy jar and the wooden star with candle (which does light up) from the coverbridge festival. The bucket and jar I got at the same booth..the star I got a year ago.  The Ivy in the bucket I got from $ Tree.  Then the "Family" Jug...I got from Flower Factory.  The wooden star is sitting on a upside down basket that holds one of my round baking dishes.
Like I said, I still have a ways to go...but for now I am Loving the new look!  I have alot of work to do transforming some signs that I have in my kitchen that say things about Apples...but with a little paint and some Modge Podge  I think I can save money and REMAKE them to what I want.  Pretty excited to think of the possibilities!

3 comments:

Angie Davis said...

Such fun! I have a bedroom wall covered in paint samples right now. I think it's that time of year!

Mindy said...

Lookin' good!! Can't wait to see what it looks like finished. :)

Leah said...

I love that flower arrangement AND your pottery pieces! Great look, Nella :)