Monday, April 29, 2013

The Journey Begins

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Gosling

Hello ladies!

When I say journey, I mean my quest for a unified decor scheme and color coordination.  Did you think that I was moving or something?  Not a chance, we are here to stay and that's why I need to get things together! 

See, when we moved (2008), we came with 3000 sq. ft. worth of  house "stuff."  Our old house was a HUGE colonial and my tastes were a little more traditional at that time.  The house, because of it's footprint, also had separated rooms.  So, I could change the colors up and not feel like they all had to match.

(Syracuse, NY - July 2008)
Not so much with the current house, it's an open floor plan and you can see most of the space from the living room.  I also have been avoiding decorating, because I wanted things done (fireplace, moldings, new table, window treatments, lighting) before I really did anything.  At times, actually ... most of the time, the house has been lacking in the chotchkie department.  I tend to gravitate towards larger pieces that I can easily change and are much easier to dust.   

So, remember when I said that I had inherited some of my Grandparents' items?  Well, here is my jumping off point - like it?

My Grandfather purchased these plates for my Grandmother every Christmas, for 30 years (aw).  My Mom let me take 6 of them, to put on our dining room wall.  I love them and they remind me of my childhood.  Putting them up was the jump start I needed to make over the main floor.  I didn't have a new color scheme for this house and I wanted to get away from the red I had been accenting with, in the old house.  Oh, by the way .. they don't match anything that we currently have.  No time like the present, right?

So far, I have purchased new fabric from spoonflower, opened my bag of Miss Mustard Seed Flow Blue Milk Paint, cut up some of the barn wood that Mrs. W gave us and sanded some old furniture.  What should I work on first?

Better get cracking, it'll be time to garden soon,

Note from Mrs. Kelly:  I can't wait to take the ride!  Also, where's the Ryan Gosling cutout going?


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