Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PAINTING DONE AND A LITTLE SPRINGIFYING!


Ta da!  This is the mantel and I can proudly say I shopped the house to do it except for the bunny on the end.  I have had the old window for a few years, I found it at a flea market event in Michigan and I was just waiting for the right time and place to use it.  By the way, I'm not doing a full room reveal yet as we are waiting for the new chairs and area rug.  My curtains are at the cleaners.  But you can see the wall color in these pictures, it's called White Rock by Benjamin Moore. 
I won a giveaway that Judy from 20 North Ora had and the box came filled with handmade Easter goodies.  These are just two of the cuties she made.  There is a colorful banner and wall hanging that I forgot to upload (sorry Judy!).  I will include those in my next post.  

After the painting was done, the rooms look so uncluttered.  I rearranged a few things on my kitchen counters and tossed a lot of cooking utensils I never use.  I still have to wipe down my cookbook covers but I think I am going to store a lot of them to keep the shelves more simple.  For the living room, I've ordered a beautiful cream colored area rug from L.L. Bean and I'm looking for new curtains for the dining nook and kitchen.  The Husband is scouting out corner cabinets for the TV.  It's funny how projects snowball.  I bought a new shower curtain liner from CVS today and I'm ready to change out the bathroom a bit.  I just have the spring bug, I guess!  When everything is done, we'll compare before/after pictures.  I'm just so happy that green paint and wallpaper is gone!

Happy Spring!!


66 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... everything looks just beautiful!... I love your mossy "B" on your mantel... and your new bunny is so cute... I really love your tote~caddy full of Springtime goodies on your table too!... would love to sit and sip coffee with you and chat!... Happy Spring!... xoxo Julie Marie

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
You do have spring fever! Everything is looking good at your house. Love how you are using the old window above your mantel. Love all the Easter touches too.

Your home is going to be all fresh and new. Nothing like freshly painted walls and having someone else do it!

hugs
Sissie

Laurie said...

it looks beautiful, I just received the area rug I ordered from LLBean, it was the waffle weave in natural, I love it, I have in front of our sofa, its perfect, I hope it lasts like our other one! LLBean usually has great quality doesn't it.I'd say you're ready for spring!

Kathy Moreland said...

Looking so good! Love the new wall color, and your Easter goodies are so sweet! The tray on the table looks really good there! Pretty, pretty!

podso said...

Jane it looks so nice. I absolutely LOVE that window -- the fact that it's so unusual and not the usual 4-6 panes. And it's shape. It looks stunning there. Good for you on the "B" too --you are really creative! I'm sure you feel good to have the project almost behind you!

Barbara F. said...

Everything looks great. Love the moss covered letter B, it works for me ;-). I have some spring fever, too, but temps dropped and we are getting some storms next week, maybe with snow :/ xo

Karen said...

It's all beautiful, I love the soft pallet of colors... and the use of old windows and frames as you have done here...

Debra @ Common Ground said...

love your mantel Jane, and that wonderful window!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I can just imagine how it's all going to look! Love the old window on your mantel. I haven't brought out to much of Easter things, maybe I will as Easter comes closer!

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Jane, love the mantle decorating, looks so great, love the old window........sweet giveaway gifts....everything looks so beautiful at your cozy home, Blessings Francine.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looks all so fresh and pretty, Jane. What color is on the walls and brand? I am looking for a tan color for a downstairs room of mine.

Kathleen Grace said...

There is just nothing like freshening things up for spring to make a person feel like all is right. I love the fresh new color ont he walls and all the spring touches. LOVE the mossy B, I am so in love with that look.
We had an Irish plasterer here at the house a few years ago. He wasn't much to look at but Lord, I could have closed my eyes and listened to that man talk all day! Lol

NanaDiana said...

Jane- It all looks just great so far. I can't wait to see your new chairs and rug though. I think it is fresh and pretty and ready for Spring. It is amazing how these projects snowball and take on a life of their own,isn't it? xo Diana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks great Jane and it sounds like you've been busy! Love the tray/caddy for the table-have fun:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice paint color, Jane! It's funny how something like that does start things rolling. Love the window on your mantel. I'll bet you're looking forward to getting everything all set up.

Cindy Ritchie said...

It looks fab! I love that wall color. I am going to remember that one!

Karen said...

That is a pretty mantle,love all of your Easter decor. I hate the mess that comes from making things prettier too LOL.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
The new wall color looks great and that charming old window looks perfect on your mantel.

Blessings,
Linda

Chatelaine said...

Looks great. Love the window. I got one too and I can use for any season on my mantel.

I love when you first decorate a room and it doesn't seem like you're in your own home because it looks too beautiful!

Great job!

Theresa said...

Oh girl, everything is looking SO beautiful:) Paint does so much to kick-start redecorating! Enjoy your pretties! Have a blessed week, HUGS!

Low Tide High Style said...

It's all looking beautiful Jane, and you are all set for Easter too!

Kat

Jen said...

Enjoyed reading and see your post this evening. Really like your paint color and your bunnies are so sweet.

Beth said...

It all looks so lovely Jane!

Melanie said...

Hooray for room makeovers - aren't they fun? I am loving your bunny and egg decorations - and the big caddy on your table, too. And the mantle...just lovely for spring. That vintage window is great.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Jane,
It all looks so gorgeous and so well done!
Love the new color, love, love your mantle and the old window frame.
The tray too, simply charming!
You have been so busy, and in a fun way busy, loved seeing it girlfriend!
Boy I need spring here but it just doesn't want to show up.
Big Hugs to you,
Cindy

It's me said...

Lovely spring decorating !!!...here we have no spring but snowwwww.......hope sping will come soon !!!...love Ria....xxx...

Susie said...

Blondie, You have done well. It's nice when things seem so clean and fresh, after painting. I sure need to do some around here. It was new 8 years ago. I painted so much at my daughter's new home this past fall....I am not even wanting to paint here. Enjoy all the Easter decor, it's so cute. I like the tote. xoxo,Susie

Maria Elena said...

Jane, your home looks so pretty for Spring! I know you are glad all the painting is over. Your mantle looks amazing!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Its been such a long winter this year so far. How nice that you have Spring fever and being creative! I think we all need to do this in some shape or form. I think I will get my Easter decor out today and follow your lead. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Patti

Debbie Booth said...

HI Jane, how are you doing? I've missed coming by your site. I am trying to do better with blogging. So many things grab at your time! Love your spring decor, the tray, the dishes, the moss. I love it. I bought some moss just not sure what to do with it. We had our kitchen project last summer, everything was undone for months, I really had to keep myself in check because it just made me cranky that it wasn't done. But it does come to an end...yay. Have a good week.
Blessings,
Debbie

Kelly said...

Your new paint color looks great! It probably already feels like a new house. I love how fresh and new it feels after painting a room. Your mantel decor is pretty. Look forward to seeing the rest of the room once it's ready for it's big reveal!

Tricia said...

Everything looks great, Jane! I love the old window on your mantle. Isn't it wonderful how everything feels so nice and fresh after you paint?! I've been wanting to paint my kitchen and pretty much every other room in my house...I think it's spring fever :)

April said...

Your mantle looks so pretty, Janie...and I love your wall color! Everything just flows so beautifully! Well done, my friend!

Stacey said...

Look at you. Everything looks so pretty! I love the bunnykin dishes. :)

Traci said...

I'm tired of my mantle but I don't know what I want to do with it.

chateau chic said...

Painting always makes a room feel so fresh and clean!! You mantel looks great!
Mary Alice

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jane:

I bet you feel so happy that your room is now freshly painted and spring is on its way! I love the feeling to of clean and fresh paint!

It looks great, I really like your moss letter craft that you made! Great job!

Have a wonderful week!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the paint color and the mantel looks wonderful. What a great use for the window and the way the "B" compliments the mossy basket...you did great!

I need a push here. I have spring out, but I know I need to take down the curtains and blinds and wash them. Ugh. Maybe a weekend project. Maybe if it ever gets a little warmer. Do you know that it was 81 degrees here last year on this day??

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

There's nothing quite like a fresh coat of paint. And it looks like spring at your house. If only it looked like spring outside!

Gina said...

Everything looks so pretty all ready for Spring. Your mantel is great...I love the window. I also love how you accessorized that sweet tray.

Beth said...

Hi Jane, Your mantel looks great! I really like the old window, the pitcher, and your bunny. I like the other bunnies you showed too, and your wall color looks great. You've done a great job designing/redesigning/decorating your lovely home! Can't wait for the reveal, Jane.
Blessings and hugs, Beth

City Farmhouse said...

Love your spring details! The "B" looks great in the frame, just perfect:). Have a great weekend, Jen

Amy Kinser said...

Such a pretty springy mantel. Love using old windows myself.

Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Kristi said...

Ok, this is the second time I have come here to one of my favorite songs playing!! I love Ingrid Michaelson! She is on my ipod! And I love all that you have done! Your spring decor looks so fresh and pretty! I have the same chicken wire and burlap basket as you! :)
xoxo
Kristi

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Looks like spring cleaning is done and everything is decorated so cute! Karrie & I were just talking about decorating...been so busy at the store neither of us has started to spring-a-fy the houses....guess we'd better get busy ~ lol!!

Mary said...

Well dear one, looks like we both survived the painters' visits to our homes - and lived to tell about the upheaval!! Your rooms looks wonderful - I'm so happy to see all the Spring touches on your mantel and table - great job.

Nice paint color Jane, it's always hard to choose when the choices are limitless, especially when it comes to whites, off-whites, neutrals etc. I went with the new Kensington-Clark paint at Ace - came out top in the last
Consumer Reports - it looks really nice and is half the price of some better known brands.

Enjoy the weekend - love to you both.
Mary X

Balisha said...

Sometimes I come here for inspiration..Your little touches are so pretty and perfect for your style of decorating. Love the mantle.
Balisha

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

It is looking so beautiful! I love the bunny with the legs dangling! Can't wait to see more!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! I love all of your little sweetnesses and those darling little children's dishes have stolen my heart! Thanks for popping in to see me and have a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Jane, lots of activity at your place. I know you are going to enjoy the fresh paint. We need to do that around here. Glad you won the cute Easter things. '-)

Jan Morrow said...

Beautiful mantel-scape, so inspiring! -- Jan

Knitty said...

It all looks beautiful, but that is not a surprise considering your taste.

I know what you mean about projects snowballing. We have some things on hold because we both know a fix-up in one room won't really stop there.

Debbie said...

The mantle looks great, Jane! So fresh, and Spring-y!
I like the moss, and bunnies you have out and about.
The color on the walls sure makes a difference in the feel of the room, doesn't it? all fresh, and new?!
can't wait to see the before, and after shots.
Enjoy!!
xo

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Pretty pretty, and so Eastery...

I love that you mostly shopped the house, it's so good to move your items around, and then you see them as new again.

I love the stone bunny, he really calls to me.

Jen

Pondside said...

You're happy to be back, writing, and I'm happy to be back, reading your posts!
The eggs on the chandelier are so pretty - sending me right off to Michael's to find some!

koralee said...

Your home looks magical!~ I must get into the Easter mood..thanks for the little push...and inspiration. xoxo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Yikes, Jane, I have not even thought of decorating for spring and Easter is right around the corner.

Fondly,
Glenda

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love the color, it's beautiful, and your decorations look wonderful!

Leslie said...

Hi Jane,

Your Easter touches are perfect:) and I can totally relate to all these house projects, the painting, and everything being up for grabs. You just have to get it done and live with a little chaos every now and then.

Enjoy your weekend!

xxleslie

Designing Domesticity said...

Oh, your moss letter really turned out well. Love it. Thanks for sharing, liz

Lori E said...

Your bunnies are adorable. Old windows are favorite of mine. I have a big one on my mantle too. They are so versatile to decorate with.
I am looking forward to the big reveal.

myletterstoemily said...

the prettiest easter display i have seen!
i really love the benjamin moore soft
white color!

i remember the pencil test and always
failed it myself. :(

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Everything is gorgeous. Love the paint! The old window on your mantel is definitely inspiring. LOVE it!
I actually like all of your Easter touches around your home. Everything looks so nice, especially the moss letter.

I still haven't decorated the kitchen for Easter yet...to much nonsense going on around here!

hong kong property said...

your mantel looks really great

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks awesome, simply awesome! I love the feel of your home, very cozy.

Lady Katherine said...

Everything is wonderful, and Springy Love the tray so much