Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th {1 day late} and Summer Project #2


I'm going in reverse order of my blog title, but these two pictures are of our Summer Project #2--before and after, respectively. {Project #1 is Addy's nursery--pictures to come, #3 is a kitchen counter project, #4 is outdoor landscaping, and #5 is revamping our patio...} So, this area has plagued me since we moved in a year ago... It's technically called a plant ledge, but it's more like a little room above our powder room. These pictures were taken from our stairs, and it is the first thing you see once you walk in the front door {The dining room is to the left; the hallway wraps around to the right and leads to the living room; and the powder room is directly below}. You can see my first feeble attempt was the blue jars that I got from my mom. They *seemed* huge, but once we got them up there, the space just swallowed them. So, our new idea began to take shape, and we are pretty pleased--although we'll probably still tweak it a bit. The door was a flawed door that Patrick was able to confiscate from one of his job sites for free. The window is from the Artisan period and is over 90 years old; I found it at the Nashville flea market for $15. The trunks and plants were 50% off at Hobby Lobby.

Hope everyone had a happy Independence Day! This picture of us is from yesterday, and I was exactly 28 weeks pregnant when it was taken. The heat is picking up and it is starting to take its toll on me swelling-wise, and I have the hottest part of the summer to go! I'm going to have to be creative in my fun. The other picture is from my new bunting that I got for this year's holiday. I'm a sucker for holiday decorations! Patrick and I enjoyed our 4th celebrations. We spent the afternoon at Mom and Dad's with Linds, Daniel, and Savannah, and 2 of my grandparents. We spent the evening at a party with 4 couples of our builder friends. And we ended the evening enjoying fireworks celebrations with our fun neighbors. We've enjoyed this holiday weekend so far!

5 comments:

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Glad you guys had a great weekend. I'm behind on all your posts, you sporadic poster, you. Love what you did with the niche. The door is so cool. If you find me dressed in all black standing in your hallway in the middle of the night, its just a dream, go back to sleep. and totally coincidental that the door will be missing the next day...

Jessa Mullen said...

I love the door, that looks great.. Places like that are sometimes hard to decorate, but you did a great job...

Jen said...

It really does look great. If we had an area like that in our house, Luke would be perched on it 24/7 hitting me with webs.

Tiffany Norris said...

Nice job!

Amy Conner said...

Love the door! that looks so good, i want to see pics of addie's room next!!