Every Friday, I like to share my free or frugal finds (trying saying that three times fast). Here is this week's offering:
When we moved into this house 14 years ago, kitchen cabinets flanked the window. I hated them. They were old and made the already-small room dark and cave-like. When we eventually replaced the cabinets, I decided to buy only the lowers, and used open shelving instead of upper cabinets. It made the space a lot nicer.
Face-forward two summers ago. With the kitchen painted a burnt orange, a french country/cottage theme started evolving and the shelves seemed out of place. I believe that rooms will tell you what they want if you listen closely. That's what happened here: before long artwork, mirrors and items not typically found in kitchens found their way into mine. The walls beside the window screamed for something different.
I found these shutters on the side of the road. At the time, I'd intended them for the front of the house but they were too small. Surprisingly, they fit the kitchen windows perfectly. After a good cleaning and a coat of paint from my teen-ager, we were good to go.
Did I say perfect fit? As you can see, they're off by a touch, but I can live with it. Free is free (happy face). I can't tell you how easy they were to put up. Honestly, it took me longer to snap the pics and upload to this blog than to hang the shutters. (another happy face).
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It happened quite innocently.....
|SUCCESS is measured not so much by the position that one has reached as by the obstacles that have been overcome|
|GOALS...Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals|
|Believe that Love is forever and forever you will be in Love|
Hmmm. Let's peak at the rest of my office, shall we?
|Mom of many hats|
|Dream about tomorrow but live for today|
|Wall hanging: Follow your heart. Embrace your dreams. Cherish your life|
Tile: A mother gives her child two things- roots and wings
I'm a big believer that our homes say alot about who we are, how we view the world and what we believe. I know you feel the same or you wouldn't spend
hours time drooling over reviewing decorating blogs. I can see we're alot alike (wink,wink).
When I realized that my office spoke volumes about how I feel about love and the people I love, I took a lil tour of the house and lookie what else I found (disclaimer: yes, I'm aware that I sound as if I didn't in fact purchase said items, but work with me- I'll be arriving at a point shortly....)