zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Kinda Shabby Chic

                                                     Hi everyone,

                                In January, in my Grow your blog Party post,
                               I mentioned that we are busy redoing our house,
                                     and I promised to keep you posted.

                           Today I want to share some pictures of our living room.
                               We have a few possibilities in how to group our
                          furniture and mostly we change it in October and in March.
                                        In our 'Winter' and 'Summer' room.
                       That is because we have a wood stove and on cold winterevenings
                         we love to sit on the couch in front of the fire watching a film
                                                  or reading a book.

                          Our house was rebuild by other owners before us and they
                              extended the room at the back side into the garden.
                                This is were we sit during Spring and Summer. 
                                 Here are some pictures of the winter position......

                     We don't like the way our television is placed very much,
                                           but it's good enough...... :)

              This table we found in the thrift shop for 15 euro and painted it white. 

                  These Art Deco twin bed room cabinets we found in a kind of
                                             thrift/antique shop
                               over twenty years ago. I still love them.

                         Our oldest son Leon is a painter and his latest work ,
                                   the two white dogs (designed by him) ,
                                       are temporary hanging with us.

                    Normally this table is full of all kinds of my crafting stuff.
                      This picture is taken just before we changed the room
                                    so that's why it looks so empty.... :).

                     And here's the first effort of our changed Summer living room......


Eight years ago we painted mostly everything cream, and some months ago
we decided to go for white.

But here's the thing.........

 Both of us are not in love with it.
I never thought I would ever say that, but I find it will be too white.
I know that I love all the wonderful pictures of Shabby Chic Interiors.
And I dreamed of having a white room or even a white house.
But it's not warm enough to my taste and I like to add some
dark items to it.

 So we made a plan and are working it out.
The walls and ceiling will be white 
in combination with the 
'clay' kind of color. 
Some of the furniture
will stay dark and I sewed
other wraps for the couch pillows.
I found some beautiful old fabrics.

this is the first episode of the changing
of our house into a home.......


On the internet I found some wonderful photo's 
of an abandoned apartment in Paris.
A Lady left it in 1942 and all this years 
she payed the rent and nobody lived there, 
so it stayed as it was.

We both absolutely love the feel of this house and soo want to try
to bring some of that touch in our living room.
I know, that will be very hard, but it's worth the effort...
........I think........

Here's one of the pictures, 

                                    What do yóu think........ ??
                          Don't you love the feel of this room..... ?

                                      To be continued......

                                                         With Love,

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