Hickory Cottage Update of Kitchen, Sunroom and Lighting

Hello Dear Readers!

I have a bit of an update for you.

I wish I had updates of the

exterior of the house; however,

it’s been raining so much

that we have not been able

to pour any concrete for the driveway;

thus also not being able

to get started on the landscaping.

So today I shall show you the

Hickory Cottage Update of Kitchen,

Sunroom and Lighting.



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Bramble Showroom ~ High Point 2016 Spring Market

When I know that my schedule will only allow for  one day to go to the High Point Spring Market,

Kristen and I head to the Bramble Showroom as soon as we arrive.

The Bramble furniture collection  offers a great variety of styles from classic to trendy,

or should I say, the updated classics.

It is a very warm, colorful and happy showroom. The staff is always pleasant

and willing to help and answer any questions.

Welcome to Bramble.

Love the arrangement with the mix of the magnolia leaves, hydrangeas and lemons.

Great horse too!

Bramble Showroom 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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Home Projects of 2013

As I was looking over my posts of 2013 to gather pictures of my 2013 projects . .

I really did not think at that time I had many..

~ ~ however, I did.

Amazing what you can accomplish in a year.

I had a great year of blog related traveling too!!

To conferences (Haven), Country Fairs (Country Living Fair), and MY TRIP TO FRANCE!!

It certainly has been a busy year for me!

So here are my projects of 2013!!

This chair was my Valentine’s gift ~ it had a plain taupe linen fabric..

~ ~ I had it reupholstered and it transformed to a more interesting chair ~

~ ~ ~ that really popped in the room!

I recovered the bar stool seats.

There are some reupholstery/slip covered projects coming in 2014!

The following are some of my room painting projects.

Painted the master bedroom in SW Silvermist.

I love that color and painted more rooms in it!

The laundry walls were painted (SW Silvermist) and a decal added above the window ~ ~

~ ~ “I am thankful for piles of laundry, it means that my loved ones are nearby” ~ ~

The second guest/craft room also was painted SW Silvermist.

And speaking of craft rooms . . .

I purchased the Martha Stewart line of Craft Furniture when it went on sale ~ ~

~ ~ and it is situated at the other end of the second guest room.

New mirrors were placed in the second guest bath ~ ~

~ ~ I purchased these mirrors for I believe $12.50 each at a “going out of business sale”

~ ~ ~ ~ and painted them.

The Master Bath got a facelift of SW Silvermist too..

~ ~ along with beautiful crystal hardware from D. Lawless Hardware

And speaking of new hardware ~ ~

The kitchen got a facelift with new hardware of hammered copper.

I will be adding more copper to the kitchen this year.

With exception of the Great/Living Room . .

~ ~ we replaced all of the ceiling fans with chandeliers.

In the main guest room ~

And in the 2nd guest room/craft room.

There is a new one in the media room, however, one of the glass panels was broken ~ ~

~ ~ and waiting forever for Pottery Barn to send me a replacement (on back order).

Now on to painting projects:

Painted this chest in Martha Stewart Metallic paint (Golden Pearl).

The chest is no longer there..been replaced with an antique bench.

This table was originally a gold color with stenciling…

~ ~ painted it with Annie Sloan Duck Egg ~ I left the gold embellishments as is.

The table has since been replaced with a vintage one.

Painted the hat rack in Annie Sloan Old White, was originally a dark pine finish..

Along with this little table..

And this magazine rack..

And switched up colors and used Annie Sloan Old Ochre on the coffee table..

I even tried my hand at painting this metal shade in Rustoleum high gloss black.

And last but not least, my skirted potting bench project.

Started with an enamel topped table I obtained from Kristen

~ ~ and added a floral design outdoor fabric skirting.

So these are many of my Projects of 2013 . .

~ ~ and have many in store for 20!4!!

Thank you all for stopping by and supporting my projects this year!!!

Here’s to a wonderful 2014!!

Have a wonderful day!!

I am joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Southern Hospitality for Best Projects of 2013

The Scoop Party

No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party

Unskinny Boppy Year in Review Link Party