Wonderful Chippiness Added to the Guest Room

Once upon a time there was an antique blanket chest

that was at the foot of the iron bed in the guest room.

You can see it here when I revealed the guest room makeover.

That blanket chest was relocated to the sunroom to add more texture and warmth seen here.

Well, that left a void at the foot of the bed in the guest room.

So what is one to do? Well, you visit Mary Alice’s shop!

Guest Room Vintage Bench-Housepitality Designs

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How One Piece of Furniture Can Anchor a Room {Sunroom}

There is always a story behind a room,

whether it is how the room came together over time

or came together as a result of a visit to a furniture showroom.

This room was about the showroom and a hubby that loves symmetry and “matchy matchy”

When my magazine feature was recently published in French Country Style magazine,

we both noticed something. Well at least he agreed about “that something”

French Country Style Magazine-Housepitality Designs

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If You Create It, It Will Come

One of my favorite movies is Field of Dreams.

“If you build it, they will come.” So I am taking that philosophy with Spring.

If you create a spring environment, it will come!

Do you hear that Mother Nature?!!

I have been sequestered in the house this week . . . I should sell tickets . . .

for people who want to skate in my driveway.

While dealing with cabin fever, I thought it was time to create Spring indoors even though my views

outdoors are of rolling hills of snow and ice.

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

I grabbed my Pottery Barn lantern that was on sale and placed a vase of water in it rather than a candle

and added the tulips that were on sale at the grocery store after Valentine’s Day.

So happy that they had red tulips left!

Pottery Barn Candlesticks/Lantern-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom/Pottery Barn Candlesticks/Lantern-Housepitality Designs

A bit of the unexpected of tulips in a lantern . . . this may be the standard for this item!

Sunroom flowers-Housepitality Designs

Taking advantage of the flower sale, more flowers added to the sunroom and placed on the potting bench

in the background.

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom-Housepitality Designs

The sunroom is next to the kitchen in which I spend lots of my time as many people do . . .

so it is great to be a able to see beautiful spring flowers to lift your spirits on a cold winter’s day.

So what say you Mother Nature? . . . if we project lots of Spring in our homes, will it come?

Well, the Farmer’s Almanac is saying “No!” . . . and then The Ground Hog chimed in too.

Have a great weekend . . . I wish you happy thoughts of Spring to come!

Galvanized in the Sunroom

Galvanize. gal-va-nize

1. Shock or excite (someone) typically into taking action.

2. Coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.

I was galvanized to taking action in the sunroom.

A package arrived and it was a birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law.

This caused me to take action and do a little makeover in a corner of the sunroom.

Sunroom potting bench-Housepitality Designs

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Top Projects of 2014

Can’t believe that 2014 has come and soon to be gone so quickly.

I am making a list of my 2015 project and reflecting on 2014.

Changes to several rooms and several areas happened this year.

I can’t really say which one is my favorite . . .

~ ~ but most of them have to do with fabric . . . lots of fabric.

Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

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The Holiday Master Bedroom

In keeping with the more simplistic holiday decor, I decided to dress the master bedroom

with the Pottery Barn Winter Birds collection as I did last year.

I did use different pillows and accents as the room has definitely changed from last year.

I just love this bedding that can take you right through with winter months.

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

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A Rustic Sunroom Christmas Vignette

Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . .

~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends.

Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray.

These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.

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How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

In my last post, I revealed a “sneak peek” of some ceramic pumpkins . . .

~ ~ that I bought on clearance at the Pottery Barn Outlet.

I found a pair of wooden candlesticks that I have had since the 70’s . . . yes the 70’s.

I covet them as I saved and saved for them buying one candlestick, then the other, then the glass votives . . .

~ ~ many of you most likely do not remember the store “Wicks and Sticks”.

Pumpkin Topiary-Housepitality Designs

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Going Coastal in the Sunroom

It was time . . .

~ ~ as the first day of Summer is quickly approaching.

Time to add a bit of Summer in the room . . . so that meant, it went “Coastal”

My goal was to use what I had on hand.

Sunroom

Items gathered from a few rooms in the house . . and my stash in the attic . .

~ ~ the starfish topped bottle from Pottery Barn last year.

Sunroom

A sequined pillow found in the clearance bin at Pottery Barn a few years ago.

Sunroom

Sunroom

Faux coral topped glass bottle also by Pottery Barn last summer . .

~ ~ and a hurricane filled with beach glass and starfish.

Sunroom

A succulent embellished with shells rounds out the vignette.

Sunroom decor

While strolling the aisles of Melville Trading where I have a booth . . .

~ ~ I came across a booth that had many things on sale . . and saw this driftwood pillar.

Sunroom decor

There is a platform at the top of the pillar for a candle, etc. . .

~ ~ however, I chose to use it just as a decorative pillar of driftwood.

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Another vignette needed to be created, so I grabbed the driftwood bowl . .

~ ~ that was waiting for me in the abyss of the attic.

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

I filled it with Antique Japanese Fishing Floats that my mom gave me many years ago.

Driftwood Bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Added the Premier Issue of Beach Cottages . . .

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Sunroom

I can start to feel the sand between my toes . . .

~ ~ or is that dust?!!

And speaking of dust . . .

~ ~ the dust is still trying to settle in the creation of “my sweetie’s space” . .

As I have stated, she will be hands on in the completion of her space.

Here is one of the projects she is working on:

Lamp Makeover

Lamp Makeover

She was doing a great job . . and after a while of seeing her reach around to paint . .

~ ~ I brought the lazy susan out and put the lamp on it . . it worked great!

Have a wonderful summer day!!

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Sunroom Makeover and a New Lamp from Lamps.com

I revealed my Sunroom Makeover last month when I was guest posting. . . .

~ ~ for Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch . .

So I thought I would give it a second reveal here . .

~ ~ with the addition of a lamp that I received from Lamps.com.

The great folks at Lamps.com sent me this beautiful lamp by Quoizel.

Sunroom Makeover

Quoizel Lamp

The description of this lamp states….

~ ~ “fluidly in motion with the ripples of the flowing glass”. . .

~ ~ ~ ~ appropriately named, “Ripley Brushed Nickel Lamp”

Sunroom Makeover

I knew that this lamp would go wonderfully in the newly “refreshed” sunroom.

Sunroom Makeover

The cushions were recovered in this large buffalo check fabric by my friend Linda . .

~ ~ I wanted a lighter look for Spring and Summer.

Sunroom Makeover

Linda also made new pillows using the same fabric of the slipcovered ottomans.

Sunroom Makeover

Sunroom Makeover

Sunroom Makeover

I love the way the checked fabric lends to a lighter and fresher feel to the room.

Sunroom Makeover

I changed some vignettes in the room . .

Sunroom

Sunroom Makeover

Sunroom Makeover

And some things remained the same . .

Sunroom Makeover

Love the way the sunroom looks now . . with its new facelift.

Quoizel Lamp

And a big thanks to Lamps.com for sending me this fabulous lamp . . .

~ ~ that has certainly contributed to the makeover of my sunroom in a most beautiful way.

Wishing you all a most wonderful day!!

Note: This lamp was provided by Lamps.com and all opinions are entirely my own.

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