Monday, October 24, 2011

Things Are A Changin' Around The House

A new cupboard
A new idea.....
Just a little peak at what I've been up to in the dining room
AFTER

BEFORE


Tried these chairs....Nope!
(Notice, I finally painted the french doors white...much better)
And these French chairs.
I love this style....but just wasn't quite right.

So I'm sticking with the antique plank bottom chairs.

We moved my fav old shutters from the studio to the dining room...
I took a few pics late this afternoon to determine the best light for getting a good shot.  I need to experiment with lighting.

I'm real pleased with the shutters as it sets off the dining room from the living room, rather than having all 3 large windows with the same linen curtains.  I just added the panels from the dr to the lr to make them a little fuller.
 (Older pic of the living room)


Well hopefully I'll finish my tweeking of the two rooms for a post later in the week.
That's my goal anyway.


I'm  just saying.....


17 comments:

  1. It's always great to shake things up a bit and get a fresh perspective.
    Loving those shutters <3
    xx
    z

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  2. Oh just perfect! Love those chairs also the most.....and your shutters really georgeous!
    Love your atmosphere
    Fine day

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  3. Lookin' good! Shutters are so much fun.

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  4. Hi Susie! May I just say that as lovely as your photos are...your home is lovelier still!! I wish your readers could see it in person! You do such a fabulous job of decorating! Love the shutters and that wonderful cabinet! Your home is so warm and welcoming!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs to you!
    Becky

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  5. I love your style Susie! You picked the perfect chairs, I have a chair thing too.
    Enjoy your day friend~SueBee

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  6. The shutters add so much to the room and also what a difference painting your french doors makes. Like always....loving your style:-)

    Also wanted to wish you A Happy Birthday! I'd say you went through enough last year that this year should be a breeze.

    Take care,
    Kathleen

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  7. Susie your re-do is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the painting and what it added to the French doors... amazing how just that little difference (not that painting something like that is a "little" amount of work!) can make such a HUGE change in the way a room reads! Your "favorite shutters" are TO DIE FOR --I want them :-)-- and the plank bottom chairs are just darling! When can I move in?

    But here's the REALLY important part of this message--
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
    You are a dear, sweet person that deserves all the very best that Life has to offer, Susie, and that and more is my birthday wish for you~~

    xoxo Karen

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  8. Susie- It looks absolutely wonderful. I love the doors painted so much better. They just blend in now and don't stand out so much. I also love the chairs you picked...and I love the shutters! xo Diana

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  9. I never realized how import lighting is until recently. I have taken so many curtains off my windows. I love the new look!

    xx
    Carole

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  10. I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

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  11. Just came across your blog...love your coffee table. Happy Birthday!

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  13. Hi, Susie...back from our vacation to Newport for a wedding and a little fun. Trying to catch up on my favorite blog...and when I saw yours moved past the others to get to yours first. More pictures of your dreamy home...wow...thought it couldn't get any better. I love the shutters on the windows...such a nice back drop for your dining space. And, I love the chairs you ended up with, too...they seem to be best for the dining table. Hope all is well. Will we see you at The Fancy Flea?

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  14. Loving your blog and so happy to find it this morning...now a follower...you have great style...love it all!!...come on over for a visit...kitchen reveal coming soon...Happy decorating, Mariaelena

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