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


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.....


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

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

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

  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!

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

  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,

  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--
    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

  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

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


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

  11. Just came across your 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 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?

  14. Loving your blog and so happy to find it this a have great it all!!...come on over for a reveal coming soon...Happy decorating, Mariaelena


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