I have thought a lot about where to put these pieces of inherited art. I tried them in several places in house. All the dancers together and separate. I thought I had tried all the options, until I tried them all together.
The colors and frames don't necessarily go but the subject matter does so I say it works! I think I will go and get some antique gold rub and buff to put all over that more ornate frame to help it go more with the gold accents in the other frames.
Looking at these pieces reminds me of my grandmother, they were either hers or she painted them. She passed away 10 years ago and being able to look at these every day reminds me a lot of her. I think you should always have something in your home that is maybe a little out of place but brings you a lot of joy!
What is something in your home that you love?
It's my birthday today and I would love nothing more than a magic wand to have all my remodel dreams come true in this house!
Since that isn't possible, I will have to let you all know the plans I have for our home!
Here is the house we purchased earlier this year. I apologize for the poor photos they are from the listing. This house was a foreclosure which means it needs a LOT of work. Thankfully, we love area and the layout works much better for us than the 3 story (basement, main floor, upstairs) we were in before! I can't wait to make this house a home!
I can't wait to paint my front doors blue!
First and foremost the paint colors in the whole house need to go ASAP!!!
I also plan on adding some beefy trim work to the front doors and window.
We have major plans to get rid of these pesky half walls (why do builders put these in?!?!) when we are ready for hardwood floors throughout.
my little entry way.
View from the entry area.
Yes we do need a dining room. My family eats with us for Sunday dinner. :)
View from front door.
Looking from the living room towards the dining room.
Room is on the right. We plan on closing up the smaller second entrance
We plan on putting up french doors in the larger opening. Hallway on the left leads to powder room, laundry and garage at the end. I hope to open the laundry room a bit to combine it with the garage entrance to make a laundry/mudroom, I feel it would work better for our family.
My someday piano would be on the left. I envision bookshelves covering that entire back wall.
Maybe a bookshelf couch combo like this picture...
Cabinets will be painted white and have crown molding added. I don't like the current counter tops at all (Baltic Brown granite) but haven't decided on what I will put there instead. When we replace the flooring I want to rotate the island so it is parallel with the stove ( I also want to get rid of the eat-in island since there is a dining area in the same room). It would improve the traffic flow down this main hallway (where the kids rooms are) and make a better path to the adjoining family room/keeping room.
This area kind of puzzles me. The window for the eating nook is to the right and is lower than the sink window. I plan to dress the nook window up with woven blinds and drapery. Would it be terrible to have the sink window just embellished with some trimwork?
Little breakfast nook area. I would love to replace that light fixture with a lantern one!
Planning on making the top cabinets to the left of the fridge area into glass fronts for display. Also planning on boxing in the fridge.
Family room/keeping room
I have plans to remove that half wall and center post when we replace the flooring.
(Hopefully it is just decorative!)
We have to keep the fan (Hello it's Arizona!) I plan to replace it with a plain white one, no light kit. The room gets great light during the day and I would rather have my light in the evening come from lamps instead of one glaring light overhead.
View from the kitchen. I'd love to trim out that large opening once the half wall and post are gone.
This room needs some major pizzazz! I am envisioning wainscoting and wallpaper maybe??
Something fun/classic in here for sure!
A great place for a "foyer" into the bedroom. There is plenty of room for it!
This is the view as you round the corner from the foyer. I plan to put the bed on the wall to the right.
Future bed wall
Awkward out of place arched way but we will make it work. :)
The huge walk in closet is the door straight ahead.
I am thinking of painting the cabinets white or gray and replacing the tops with something else.
I have no use for a vanity area. I am thinking of putting a wooden amoire there for more storage and display when we get to redoing the bathroom.
Have you noticed the carpet?!?! Gag!! That will be replaced ASAP!
I am thinking something like this for all our bathrooms floors
The water-closet is the door on the right.
I am thinking about doing some subtle wide stripes in here.
This window needs some privacy but I LOVE the light it brings into the room. Ideas?
Thanks for coming on the tour... I promise the next time I post this it will be MUCH better! :)
Come and check out all my ideas for this home on pinterest!