Monday

Lynn's Kitchen re-do

The last time I visited my friend Lynn, she asked me to help her re-do the tops of her kitchen cabinets. We only had a few hours, but did finish the tops. Here's what we did to the kitchen!

Top of kitchen cabinets, 
Left side BEFORE:


Left side AFTER:
 
It now has more of a minimal look.

Top of cabinets, center
BEFORE:
 Lots of things were removed!

Top of Center Cabinets:
AFTER: 
 
 What a change, huh?
That's the metal bucket in the center
(see the top first picture above.)

Top of Pantry
BEFORE:

Top of Pantry
AFTER:
 

Do you like it better?
We do!
Cluttered look is gone!
 
 Lynn lives about 150 miles away from me
so we can't get together a lot, but we do
what we can when we are together!

Below is the "Before" of Lynn's house she is redecorating with a "Less is More" decor, changing the romantic decor to a more modern contemporary look. More of that to come at a later time.
 We didn't have much time left,
but we started on her living room and dining room.

Dining Room Table
BEFORE:
 
 Removed the large floral centerpiece
on the table. The valance on the window
will be removed, the rod was bolted and we
had to wait for a man to remove it!

Dining Room Table
AFTER:
The magnolia floral spray was used as
a temporary centerpiece.
We took it from over the door here:
 

Top of china cabinet
BEFORE:
 

Top of china cabinet
AFTER:
 
 The large centerpiece is on the plant stand, right.

 This valance in the breakfast nook may be removed:

The contemporary table below was her
inspiration piece for the new decor in the living room:
 

 I added the purple bottles (they had been on top
of the kitchen cabinets.) Purple will be an accent
color in the new decor.

That's Lynn and the before of her
dining room, she has new pictures to
hang and accent pieces will change.
Stay tuned to future changes
in the near future!


Katherine

Thursday

Paintings for Nurseries

I have started my summer with painting things for some of my granddarlings. We have a brand new great-granddarling, our third! And our third great-granddaughter! Her parents decorated her nursery with "Whimsical Woodland Animals."

I volunteered to paint some whimsical animals for the new nursery. They chose which animals they wanted. With the help of ideas from Pinterest, I designed these animals. 



Here's how they look in baby Sarah's nursery:

Do you have a favorite whimsical animal?
I think mine may be the Fox as he makes me smile
with that Foxy look on his face!


The raccoon also has a cute mischievous look:

The deer is sweet with those huge eyes

And the cutie hedgehog is sporting a pretty flower garland on her head:
They wanted flowers on the whimsical animals heads. 

The Royal wedding was going on around the time I was painting these.
I made the connection of the "Fascinator Hats" that the Royals were wearing to the Royal Wedding.
So I joked and said these flowers were "Fascinators" on the whimsical animals heads! ;-)


"The Artist!"
My grandchildren call me "KK"

Below: My husband, Joe is holding the seahorse I painted for granddaughter
Elisabeth, who collects them. She doesn't have a nursery anymore as she is
almost 12! I think she is decorating her room with seahorses.
She lives in another state.


I will start painting again soon doing more cutesy animals for
another baby nursery. These will be for my close
friend's first granddaughter, arriving soon!
I'll be using pinks and gray!
Stay tuned to see those!


Katherine

Monday

Ann's New Condo

 Katherine and Ann
Looking from living room to dining room.

 On our last visit to the beach we visited our friend, Ann, to see her new condo. She has downsized like some of us need to do and it was inspiring to see what she did with her new condo!

LIVING ROOM:


OTTOMAN FOR COFFEE TABLE:
 
 Crane art work is by one of our long time friend's (Kim)
I put it there to take the picture!

OPPOSITE SIDE OF LIVING ROOM:

CLOSEUP:

CLOSEUP of pretty bowl of shells:

CLOSEUP OF VIGNETTE:


 MORE OF LIVING ROOM:
Door to the balcony outside
 (Master bedroom door to the left)

LARGE CURIO CABINET:
 
CLOSEUP:
 

DINING ROOM:
CENTERPIECE:

DINING ROOM:

MASTER BEDROOM:
 

 


MASTER BATHROOM:
 
 MASTER BATH:


 GUEST ROOM:


 

 

 GUEST BATH:

 

 FOYER:
 
 (GUEST ROOM DOOR)

OPPOSITE SIDE OF FOYER:
(Kitchen is on the left)
 
CLOSEUP of vignette:

I forgot to take pictures of the kitchen and breakfast noon.
Here, Joe is sitting at the glass top table in the breakfast nook:
And, here's a beautiful place setting on the glass top table:

COMPUTER ROOM:
First room on the right as you enter the foyer.





Not only did Ann invite us to see her beautiful home,
she also cooked a wonderful lunch for us!

We ate on the balcony

 With a beautiful view overlooking the lake:

 Delicious Food!


Ann is a gracious lady who shares her home with friends,
so nice she agreed to share it with all of us on my blog!
Thank you, so much Ann!

We enjoyed it so much!

Katherine