Welcome to our Home! For the last year, I have been slowly decorating and painting using warm colors that I love. I can't really say I have one definite style but would say I lean towards an old world, french country type of style. Everything you see in my home is bought on clearance, used and repurposed or made by me. I hope you enjoy this first room!
This is the entry into our home. After looking at so many homes on RMS, I decided to take the plunge and paint our front door black. I thought my honey was going to pass out but as usual, he just let me go on about my business. He said the whole time he was thinking how dark and bad it was going to look but admitted that he was WRONG!!!!
As you step in, I tried to make the small foyer somewhat welcoming! It isn't a large area so I was limited with furniture. My honey loves oak and I painstakingly stained and polyurethaned every railing, spindle, window and piece of trim in this house!!! Together we built the stair railing and it was quite a job!
To the left of the front door is a mirror that was a wedding present to my grandparents about 90 years ago! The mirror has begun losing some of it's silver backing but I feel that is what gives it character! The small table is an old hat box table so I was told. I had to strip and sand it to get some stone finish off that a crazy person decided to put on it! Glad I only paid $5 for the pitiful thing!! I just painted it brown. I see now that my mirror is definitely too high! Guess I will have to work on that! Funny how things look sooooo different when you are looking at your home through a lens!
PLEASE try to ignore the hunter green carpet!!!! I picked this out 15 years ago when it was in style! Unfortunately, we purchased really good carpet that still looks good but is out of style AND we have no money to replace it!!!
I have many pictures of our family hung here on the stair wall. I really love pictures as it tells a story of our ancestors and our children. A lot of really old pictures in collages I made as well as more current. I took all the mis-matched frames, painted them satin black with the wonderful Krylon paint, bought ivory mats and to me it made the pictures stand out with a grander feeling!!
This Kensington Station Train clock is my FAVORITE thing I have bought on ebay!! I have seen them now at Hobby Lobby but I just love mine!! I get more compliments on that clock as you walk in the front door.
When you look down from the loft, you see this tapestry hanging that I made. I wanted to purchase one but to be this large (4' x 5') , I just couldn't afford it! So I found the tapestry fabric panel on ebay for $14, bought black material and sewed it together leaving an opening at each end to slide a curtain rod through. I just LOVE the way it looks hanging here!
Here is a straight on picture from the loft. I painted the two story foyer by MYSELF and must say, I am somewhat scared of heights. I just didn't look down from the extension ladder!! I see I need to get out on the roof and clean that window as well!!
I hope you all enjoyed the beginning of my grand tour. I am hoping to reveal the dining room next week!!
I am linking to Kelly's Korner for Show Us Your Life - Foyer!
I am linking to My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!
I am linking to Fireflies and Jellybeans for Show Off Your Stuff Party.
I am linking to *Remodelholic for their Remodelaholic's Anonymous Meeting!
Also make sure to head over to The DIY Show Off for their Awesome CSN Giveaway!
Make sure to take a look at all the great things others have to show!