Back to the Home Tour ... Our Living Room ...

A couple of weeks ago on my Friday Snip-its ... I discussed brick.

To paint or Not to paint.

The images I shared ... I agree with you totally.  DON'T Paint.

But here's what I have ... and no, the fact that a lightbulb is out is NOT the problem!



Do you see how DARK it is in that back wall and in both corners.  I tried so many ways to keep the brick and lighten it up.  

Then, I took the jump.  And painted the whole damn thing.  WHITE.

Here, I was playing with mantel colors.  Mustard.  I am not a fan of Hot Dogs.
This was short lived.


The little bar area also had no light.  I loved it ... but I just need LIGHT!


Here is is today.  White Brick, White behind the bar ... and a little door treatment in the bar area.

Red Mantel. Fun for now.

The LIGHT.  Oh how I love the LIGHT.


The Bar.  White Walls. Portrait Light. Pattern on the Doors. Love.
John Gonella Art



Again, the Before ... 


The Original Dark Corner.  Now has Light.
Favorite piece of Jane's Art.


The Whole After ... 

No Shades on Chandelier.  White Brick. Portrait Light.

Making my life brighter!


Things continue to change with the wind.  But I am so much happier with the Light.

I have fallen in love with New England.  But when it is dark at 4:30 in December, I need the light.  The painted brick delivers the goods.  

In my case.  It was necessary to Paint the Brick!

Glad you stopped by for another visit ... have a wonderful week!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Our Home ... The Upper Deck!

Earlier this week I shared with you Callie's celebration .. and promised I would bring you to the Upper Deck for the rest of the Party!

Here we go ... now here are the House Rules:

1.  I am a re-user!  So you have probably seen some of these things before.
2.  I have been desperately wanting new lighting for the Deck.
3.  Callie chose the menu.  
Bar-b-que, mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes and Southern Style Green Beans.
4.  Once the party begins, I forgot that I am a blogger and put my camera down!





Remember the One Light Four Ways post that Linda did?  Well, this was my introduction to Rejuvenation.  Have you seen their catalog?  They specialize in Classic American Lighting and HouseParts.
Traditional. Current. Industrial. Substantial. Spot On. 
Yes.  Exactly what I need.

Can you spy one of my new lights?


Here's how it was looking before the party ...

A little PUNY ... wouldn't you say???


So I found these. Here.



The Carson Gooseneck.  QuickShip. Oh Yes.



Let me Bring you in a little closer to appreciate the REJUVENATION of my Deck Lighting!!


It's really the little things that can transform a space.  Indoors or Out.  







I ordered two lights to go over the wicker sofa here as well.  But, I have to say, they were just to large in this space.  I am going to send them back and see how I might be able to Custom Design two to go here.  I will keep you posted on my findings.  I have a feeling we are all going to be pleased!!











Late night S'mores for all.

Making the World more Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.
Inside and Out!

xo,

kim

Our Home ... Celebration Week!

Happy to announce we made it through a week's worth of celebrating ... family and friends in town to visit and share in the excitement of Callie's graduation!!

Last week I shared a piece of my backyard and announced I had two days to get this looking pretty.  Two days? I was asked several times.  Yes, two days.  My own timeline because I knew the rain was coming and I just wanted the area to look a little prettier. The lower patio was where I wanted Callie and her friends to be able to have their own party within the party!

A few flowers and plants for pots I already had ... and a quilt for my hammock ...


I have used the kids' graduations as an excuse to spruce up and splurge on a couple of items ... I bought four of these huge lanterns from PB 3 years ago for Erin's party.  I have used the hell out of them!!


This year I had electricity run down to the patio ... you can see the lights wrapped around the trees holding the hammock.  They look so pretty at night!  

You will notice another reason I don't have Charlotte's backyard ... there is a trampoline back there (do you spy the legs in the photo above?) and it has to stay for a while longer!!



A view from our deck ... things set up for Callie and her friends ... 




That is Don's bamboo shooting up in the background ... he is on a mission to create a Bamboo wall.  It has been a slow process, we don't think there is quite enough sunshine back there, but it is coming along!

Later this week I'll bring you the "Adult" party and my Splurge on the Upper Deck!!

Making the world more Beautiful.  One Room at a time!

xo,

kim