FOR AULD LANG SYNE
It’s time for Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality Top Projects 2011, Wednesday December 28; a look back at changes around the house and elsewhere during this year.
KITCHEN, HEARTH ROOM, BREAKFAST ROOM
Paint Color~Laura Ashley Gold #3, Lowes
Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones gives the walls a softer look.
The color dramatically changed the look of these spaces. Even the furnishings look like new.
This was my favorite project of 2011.
Painted and a tad more streamlined.
LAKESIDE KITCHEN PROJECT
The above photo shows the condo kitchen before. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Mink, which is similar to Sticks and Stones but with pink undertones.
Bead board wallpaper, brackets and white paint transformed the back splash.
LAKESIDE GUEST ROOM
The guest room as it appeared in March 2011 after we finished a small makeover..
The wall color is Sherwin Williams Antique White. As with many weekend getaway homes, ours is furnished with odds and ends, garage sale finds and bits and pieces from family members and home. The bed belonged to a daughter and son in law. The before photo shows the original pine finish. This is a Pottery Barn bed from a number of years ago. The birdhouse on a pedestal has been seen on the back porch at home and on the deck at the lake. The black and white photos, above the bed, are some I shot at different locations around the lake and framed in Michael’s frames.
A liberal dose of whimsy is found at our lake place.
During a routine shopping trip to Marshall’s/HomeGoods, just before Christmas, I heard Tommy Hilfiger calling my name. Really, I did!
I knew the grandkids would love these fish sheets. Of course, the magnetic force of TH drew me right to them.
A couple of g’kiddo’s are expected to arrive Tuesday (27th) to continue celebrating Christmas at the lake.
The room as it appears today, December 26, 2011.
When I found the canvas I knew it would be perfect for this room. The children on the beach remind me of photos of our grandchildren at a beach on Lake Huron a few years ago.
The Lake of the Ozarks print is from a shop in Osage Beach (MO). The sailboat photo, shot at Table Rock Lake (MO) in 2010, is one of mine.
A cane pole and bobber print hang above the window.
These latest photos seem to glow because I had to fog them up a bit to lighten. After several days of glorious sunshine, today is overcast. My solution, for dark grainy photos, was to click bloom in the Photoscape editing program and bloom they did!
Be sure to stop by Southern Hospitality, Wednesday 12/28.
Also linking to Kim’s Wow Us Wednesday.