Jul 18, 2010

cottage style meets crafty girl...

I know, I know...it's Monday already.  Thank goodness for coffee...

I had a chance to work on my dining room this weekend.
I was able to redo a wall grouping that was past it's prime. 


When we moved in I put up things from our old house until I knew which way this one was calling me...

I'm thinking cottage style meets crafty girl...


I'm trying to repaint and reuse what I can and fill it all in with Thriftstore finds...


I've had these plates for a few years and they still make me happy...


I fell in love with Kim at Savy Southern Style's buffalo checked curtains but they just aren't in my budget right now, so I found this gingham fabric at 50% off and made a couple of simple panels...the lace in the middle is just a runner and two placemats that were given to me by a friend in a bag of old lace that her mom had given her...


I still have the buffalo check on my wish list but for now these will do...


Isn't this daisy lace adorable? At $5.99 a yard, it was probably the most expensive thing in my makeover...
Of course, I used my 40% off coupon, but I'm just saying...


So what do you think?  I still need to recover the chair cushions and hang a few plates but it's getting there...and the best part is...
It makes me smile...

I hope you find something in your home that makes you smile today!

Blessings,
Patty

I'm linking up to The house in the roses for Show off your cottage Monday,
and Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Monday...

21 comments:

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey Patty!
I think your red and white gingham curtains are sweet and your daisy trim just gorgeous....wouldn't change a thing! :)
I mentioned your name in my blog today! hee hee hee
I have so much in my house that makes me smile that it's crazy! I think it's because I have done it all myself....re-doing everything and making it all mine. :)
Have a great day!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Patty,
Everything is just aDORable!!!
xo
Robin

Shelley said...

It made me smile too...love the decor...thanks for sharing....blessings on your week...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love your dining room.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Patty, how sweet to refer back to my drapes. I love what you have done with the gingham(one of my fav fabrics). Love your arrangement on the wall, too. Any time I see the color red I am a happy camper.

Marie said...

Hi Patty - I really like your grouping of wall art. You've made that wall very cheerful and vibrant. Especially luv the french garden box. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from SOYCM.
-marie

Kathy said...

This is very nice - bright and cheerful! You have a wonderful grouping that goes perfectly with the curtains! Don't you just love checking things off your list!
Kathy

Atelier de Charo said...

Everything looks adorable, love your cute little "jardin"!

Hugs
Charo

Jillayne said...

Very bright and cheery! I love the decorations on your table as well - they are so charming. And the colour of your chairs - very pretty! You have done a great job with this and I am quite inspired to get busy on a few of my own little decorating jobs!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Great colors, so bright and cheery. You have done a good job with the curtains to. A happy place.

I'm having a giveaway over at my blog.

The Decorating Diaries said...

Those colors are so cheery. Can't help but smile.

Janet

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love your blog! It is wonderful. Love your colors, and your dining area. Those curtains are so sweet with the lace...You really have done a great job decorating. Very happy place.
blessings,
Debbie

Leslie said...

I love all of the red! very pretty

Sharlotte said...

This is cute, cute, cute! Everything looks so fresh and friendly! You have quite an eye for decorating! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

Happy@Home said...

It all looks great. So bright and cheerful. I can see why it brings a smile to your face as it had the same effect on me when I first saw it.

Becca's Dirt said...

Very creative. I love it.

Jayne said...

It looks delightful :-) It makes me smile too.

Sandy said...

Very cute - I love the use of red in a room. I also really like what you did with the runner/lace.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This turned out beautifully! I just love it all!

Enjoy!
Cathy

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Renee said...

I love what you did with everything.

I want red buffalo check fabric for curtains in my kitchen. Or red stripes. I can't decide. But I've been thinking about it for months now.