After living in this house for 6 years it was time to rearrange and redecorate. You've probably heard about shopping your own house before you buy anything new. This is exactly what I did 3 weeks ago, but I couldn't do it by myself, so I got some help from a semi-professional decorator, my sister, Mary. The past several years she's been helping decorators. Recently she's been helping decorate a 6,000 sq. ft. home in Houston.
Mary came for a visit 3 weeks ago. We had only planned on redoing a large wall in the piano room, but the ideas started flowing and one thing led to another. It's so nice to have someone who doesn't see your house everyday come up with creative ways to make a new look without spending big bucks. So, over 3 days the hall, dining room, kitchen, living room & piano room got a face lift.
Today I'm showing the kitchen. If you visited me for the 'rooster party' last week you've already seen some areas of the kitchen.The kitchen kind of took on the theme of a French kitchen. Everything was something I already owned with the exception of the black rooster from Target you saw last week and what you'll see in the last picture.
This is my Mother's flatware that's been hiding
in a cabinet for 12 years. I thought it would
be neat to display it on the cake stand in
white pitchers and an old glass icebox storage container.
The salt & pepper shakers are Candlewick
that belonged to my Mother.
Now we can use these more often.
The red lamp came from the guest bedroom.
The red topped chest used to be in my classroom.
I had stored it the guest bedroom closet.
We added some wall sconces & topiaries that
used to be in other parts of the house.
Enjoy Your Meal !
We found this at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off.
I've never been good on ladders, so Mary took over and got the job done.
Come back tomorrow to see the dining room.
Hope you're staying cool!
Here in Oklahoma we're having temps of over 100 everyday this week.