Sunday, January 18, 2015

A new spot to decorate

Well after the Christmas tree and decorations came down I was left with a very empty corner by the railing ...   I had moved the old wash tub stand that we made into a coffee table simply by adding a glass cut top,  to the fireplace area.  We both really like that piece in this area of the sitting room, so it will stay put.


I was leaning towards a round table, something that may have a bit of an industrial farmhouse look .  I headed down to a great little shop called {Real Deals} and was not disappointed by some of the new items they had just brought into the store.

Before
Taken with my Iphone...


Here is the little table the great saleslady helped me find!
A little bit of medal, a little bit of faux wood grain on the top
Perfect for this spot!


I just shopped my house for the items to arrange on the table.


A mixture of different textures but all in the same color pallet






I can check this corner off the list !

We are looking at doing a slat wood wall downstairs...
Stay tuned for that project!

Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A look back at our Pinterest project inspirations!

There are soooo many ideas on Pinterest!  You can plan a whole wedding, get ideas for just about any topic, recipes galore, not to mention the great clothing and hair style boards you can pin to.

Our family had a few successful Pinterest projects in 2014 so here is a re cap!



There was a whole {wedding} to help plan....



Ben made this great {Love} board and it now hangs in the newlyweds house




The guest room finally got finished and is ready for company!







Christmas decorating and a festive look for my favorite windows





Some barn board {NOEL}



Darrell's contribution to a {Modern Christmas}




Pallet letters with a whitewash finish


Jami's easy project of sticks in a black frame.


Barn doors are all the rage and I love ours that hides the laundry room.
Great job Darrell!




We have some ideas on the go for the new year!
So many ideas, so little time and energy!

How about you, did you have some successful projects this past year.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Barn Collective

Just a quick post to link up over at Barn Collective tonight.  This picture was taken with my Iphone from the car window as we were heading home from Kelowna after Christmas.  Not too bad for a drive by!!  It was a overcast, foggy day with some light snow fall.  Since getting home, Kelowna has received lots of snow!!  Glad we made it home before it was a problem.


Snow has been falling over night and most of the day here in Southern Alberta.
Winter wonderland out there!


Linking up to 


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year....


Wishing everyone a wonderful NEW YEAR!!
Here is to 2015





Thanks to those of you that stop by and see what we have been up to in the Country.
I appreciate your following along, your comments, and your interest.




Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Country

Imagine a young girl named Mary looking at her son and thinking,
" Look at your hands so small, one day they will stretch out and save us all"
(From the song, "You're Here")

Jesus is the reason for the season!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!







Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A modern renovation and some festive decorating

I am excited to share my son and daughter in laws house with you today!  and it is a step outside of my country/farmhouse style that you will see on my blog.  BUT it was so much fun to help this young couple renovate their home.  We all shared ideas on what to do and it really was a family affair,,,,,of course,,,,Darrell was the hard work behind it all!! ( and he is now working on son #2 house, which is just down the street from son #1!!  )


Unfortunately, I don't have alot of pictures of the before.  The house is only about 900 square feet per floor and I guess would be referred to as a three level split.  Built in the early 1980's .

This is the front of the house before






Some modern touches to really bring this house into 2015
Darker grey siding and the alcove done with pine slats






Kaleb and Jami were hosting a Christmas party and asked me to help them with
decorating.  They wanted it festive, but not {Christmasy}, so you can get in on the
modern take on decorating here as well.


The young 20 something homeowners...


Come on in...


Unfortunately, there were not very many "before" pictures taken of this reno.
So you will have to just imagine the changes!
The biggest one was taking out a tall pantry in the kitchen, you would not have
been able to see the back wall with the NOEL on it before.


Getting rid of that tall pantry really opened up the space.
The stairs goes up to the floor that has 2 bedrooms, one which was
turned into an office, a bathroom, and the dining room.


Taking off the drywall that was on this beam was what inspired more
of the wood feel in the house.  A decision that gives a nice
warm feel to the white and grey walls.


This is the view from the living room to the front door.
Matching flooring throughout the 2 levels make it
look larger and brings out the wood color in the beam.



And from the front door looking back to the living room,
a pretty small footprint but it works good for them.
Darrell had fun making a pallett Christmas tree and the 
NOEL letters that you will see in the kitchen.


The stairs leads down to the 3rd level.
They decided to move their master suite downstairs,
and it takes up the main area.  Ensuite bathroom and another spare room
houses a big walk in closet and dressing area.


Ikea kitchen cabinets,  range and stove open up the biggest 
change in the kitchen.  Where Kaleb is standing is where the
tall pantry used to be. It now is an open work space with drawers and the
microwave is built in on the other side keeping it out of sight.
The pantry area where the fridge is used to be a large window.
Closing it off and putting two narrow frosted windows flanking the range
gives more space and balances out the room.





Kaleb and Darrell came up with some industrial looking fixtures for the
kitchen, dining room and entrance.


 The dining room is clean and simple





A set of Elk antlers above Ikea cupboards complete the dining room



My touch of festive, but not Christmasy decorating....


Main floor bathroom
They just had someone re paint the tub surround in white
Goes well with the Ikea cabinet and square sink top



Sorry about the picture over load, but it was fun to share this reno with you.

Darrell has now moved down the street to Ben and Faith's house where they
are busy painting and doing some changes to their home!


{Merry Modern Christmas}



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Frosty Day in the Country

When I drove home from work yesterday and the fog started to come in, I knew we would wake up to a nice frosty morning.  Mother Nature is the best at decorating for the holidays!  Have a sparkly kinda day everyone!


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