little projects around the house...


i've been working on a few projects around the house lately, just little things on a long list i am trying to get through (before taking on a few bigger projects). i have been hanging up some new prints. this one above is from abby try again, whom i love (and she just had a baby, congrats!) i love to buy prints from artists on etsy and other places, but often it is difficult to buy frames that fit... plus, i'm lazy... and cheap:) so, i had this frame but the print was slightly too small, so i added a lovely piece of grey linen. i actually really love how it came out! i think it looks even more special! this one is hanging in my kitchen, above a shelf. you can also see to the right is my "new" living room. we decided to move the living room to the room next to the kitchen and it gets used way more often now. i also love the bay windows and fireplace in here...




i'm currently recovering one of the couches, which is taking forever (because i rarely work on it). so it's looking rather shabby, or i'd show you a larger picture. i'm going to paint the walls grey, hang some art and find a new light fixture... eventually. 

another little project... i liked how the print in the kitchen looked, so i decided to do another in the hall. i framed a calender page from the month and year i got  married. i have been hanging onto it for almost ten years now! see, i eventually get to things. i like the little personal touch of something special and unique to us, that people will see when they first enter our home...




you can see a little bit of the "old" living room, which will become the "library". also, see the lovely temple bells i have hanging on the front door? i found those at a local vintage store and they make the sweetest sound when someone comes in. i need to replace the old twist doorbell though. it no longer works but people still come to the door and twist it thinking it does... all you hear is a little mechanical grinding noise to know people are there!



i found this little tobacco box at the same vintage store (my favorite kudzu). i have been searching for a nice little shelf to hang over my kids' play kitchen, which is in a corner of our kitchen. i was going to make something but decided this little box would make a perfect shelf...





it is right outside the playroom, which is my children's favorite spot in the house. they spend so much time here. i don't think i have really shown it before? here are a few little peeks in. the fall mantle and their little book and music shelves...





this is probably my favorite piece of furniture in the house and the most used... my childrens' art table, which we bought from some neighbors. they previously used it in their speciality foods store, but i think it is an old bakers table. the zinc top is perfect for art projects...




finally, i have been fixing up the downstairs bathroom a bit. we will eventually make this into a smaller half bath, and extend the space to use as a dining room. so, no major changes will happen to it now... just making it a little prettier in the meantime with a little sink skirt and new curtains, which i made just this week...





we have a long weekend ahead, as it the fall break at school. we are going camping and it is my husband's birthday! unfortunately, my daughter is home with a fever, so i'm crossing my fingers that all will go on as planned. 








4 comments:

Jenniffer said...

I am in love with your home- so, so beautiful.
Really love how your print framing turned out- both look fantatic.
So happy to see you have my favorite Fall book on display- Mousekin's Golden House. I have an old hardback copy that used to be my mom's- it's a treasure.

Cary Walker said...

thanks jenniffer:) we got that book from my mother-in-law who teaches kindergarten. i love it too!

Heather said...

so nice, Cary! I especially love what you did with the frames!

Anonymous said...

I love your home!! I really like the kids craft table:) Elma