As I told you before, tired of the cold weather and all the snow we've had this winter, I set to bring Spring time a bit early into my living room. Well, it began with the white paint transformations I showed you in my last post.
While going through a pile of old magazine issues before bringing them to the recycled bin, this following picture, a Ballard Designs ad totally got me. I liked everything about it, but what really got my attention was the trio of white vases on the table.
After posting the pictures of the hutch makeover I received many good comments about its styling, which prompted me to share a bit more about whole process. I'm by no means an expert but I've been learning, perhaps from many of you out there, and I've been practicing it for the past two years. It hasn't been easy for me, but the more and more you do it and pay attention to it, the easier it becomes, your eye get used to see what's right or wrong, especially when you see it through your camera lens.
We had a gorgeous weekend. The weather was so nice I was able to stay in the garage and do a little bit of cleaning, mainly organizing all the stuff that's been wandering all around the place. While there I met a box of green bottles that reminded me St. Patrick's day is on its way.
As promised in my previous post, this is the "how the leather pulls made it to the hutch".
I liked the original pulls the cabinet had, but when I went to install them in the "new" white cabinet they were just too much. The contrast was big, and the fact that now I had a drawer basket that also needed something to pull it out, made me go and find another solution for the pulls.
I was absent for a week, it seemed to me like a whole lot of time, but with the kids and the hubs at home and the snow days that kept us indoors, it was the perfect time for me to tackled this project. It was not that easy, easy, I didn't like the painting part. Anyways, I'm glad is done!
Last weekend we picked our latest Craiglist find, a nice hutch. I like some of its features, the fact that is a strong piece of furniture, and the best part: that it was free. Thanks to Kevin and his family. They got it for free and were upgrading, so they gave it for free too ;)
Long time ago when we renovated the kitchen, we bought a new set of stools. The kids really wanted to have the ones they could automatically adjust the height and most importantly, they wanted the new stools to spin round and round, and that's what they got. Not that I like them that much, but for the price and the fact that the kids love them, they are still there in the kitchen serving its purpose.