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Friday, February 27, 2009

Rearranging My Life Via Furniture!

Change is good!When craving something new or different my furniture gets rearranged. My sister thinks its a sure sign of inner turmoil! I purchased this hand-embroidered runner in Idaho for $2. It's repurposed as front door decor. This old shutter door is propped behind my front door and holds outgoing mail in a rusty wire basket. The piano (previously green) is now in the small living room as you enter the front door. (Before shooting this photo I wish I had tucked away the black wire to the pink lamp and picked up from the floor my daughter's piano books!) In the front entry we installed 2 large and very heavy wrought iron cornices and added white lights. I couldn't fit both cornices in this photo.The two wicker chairs from my front porch now sit in front of our fireplace. The round table was upstairs. The patio table and 4 chairs were on our back deck. I recovered the seats in pink chenille and didn't think they should be outside any longer! Eventually, the set will go to my shop at Very Vintage so the chenille is protected with temporary fabric covers. On the other side of the piano area are these chairs and small table/stand that were upstairs. The cabinet that occupied this space is now in the T.V. room.Yes, another seating area! This ice cream parlor set was purchased at a yard sale with bright yellow vinyl seats. I replaced the padding and covered them with a shabby blue/white stripe and pink floral cotton fabric. These will also make their way to Very Vintage in the future. This overstuffed chair was previously in front of our fireplace. Now, it sits in a corner next to our T.V. I love sitting here! The floor lamp was one of my Idaho purchases several years ago. I love that it lights up beneath the glass table top! I added the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic lampshade that my husband bought for me in Malibu as a Mother's Day gift. This is the other overstuffed chair in the opposite corner next to our T.V. cabinet. The corner is lit with a pink chandelier I purchased on Ebay several years ago. The corner still needs wall hangings (or something else) to fill in the empty space. This clock is a Michael's purchase several years ago. I was going to paint it white, but I really like the dark brown wrought iron for a bit of contrast in my sea of pink and white! The small table lamp was purchased at a church sale. The large table lamp was purchased at a yard sale and sits next to my printer (under the floral slip cover.) The large lamp lights up at the bottom, too. The lampshade is another Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic lampshade my husband purchased in Malibu. My husband knows that anything he purchases there will be a keeper! I love this paisley fabric! I covered my cork board with it. This is our phone/message center. Magazine anyone? This simple slipcovered chair sits outside my home office. I look forward to lighting the candle next to it and browse through some magazines!I purchased this tall book rack for $10 at a Joann's Fabrics store that is going out of business. I bought another that organizes my daughter's piano/music books. This headboard/shelf unit was purchased on clearance at Home Goods for $18! It stores some cutepinkstuff from my website.

Thanks for stopping by!


Leisa said...

I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful home. Thankyou!!

Forever Vintage said...

Thanks for the tour of your home..very nice. Were the lamps painted? I have seen some with the glass bottom and never knew they lit up. Going to have to keep my eye out for them! That pink chandelier is so sweet.

Mermaid Queen said...

Hi Cindy! Your home is so cozy and well organized. I love your shabby chic lamp. Thanks for the beautiful tour.
Take care,

Cyndi said...

I love everything, especially your slipcover for the printer! Do you sew or do you have someone who does it for you? Very inspiring! And the cornices with the lights! I could go on and on... Thanks for the tour.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely tour of your home. I adore your style. I have a large lamp with lighted upper & bottom like the one that hubby bought the RA shade for. ANd I would so loooove to see a pic of your floor lamp with the base lit up! Hello, my name is Stephanie.....I'm a lampaholic!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Kerryanne English said...

Thanks for the tour Cindy - I love what you have done. Change is good!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Karla Nathan said...

I really enjoyed the tour! I love that pink and white style, but for some reason, I just can't accomplish it here. Not for lack of trying. I think I go too beige and cream and that ruins it. You have it done perfectly!

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for sharing your home with us. Always fun moving furniture around.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Cindy, change is as good as a holiday don't you think! Lets you breathe again even if it is just rearranging your furniture. Also helps clear the cobwebs of winter. Don't let anyone dissuade you from a good tidy up, it does a body so much good and gives you pleasure on a job incredibly well done!! Your home is a feast for the eyes :) Irene.

The American Homemaker said...

I am totally in love with your house!!! It's my goal to get my bedroom looking like that!

Lori said...

Cindy! OMG I love your sofa!! May i ask the brand name??? I refuse to get a new one no matter how ugly mine is till I can get a quilted mixed pattern one like yours!! Love all the sitting areas and the ornate white mirror is wonderful!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

So glad I found your blog! Thank you for your order and I've bookmarked your blog/website!

Wonderful! :)


Anonymous said...

Hello Cindy,

I have one question for you....When can I move in????
It's beautiful, I love EVERYTHING!
I want to sit in that big chair and just take it all if I get plane tickets today....LOL

Have a wonderful monday!
Here it's a snowstorm so I better stay inside with my daughter and do some crafting.

Hugs Bodil.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I soo love your home! Your living room is utterly charming...I especially love the fireside seating area.

miss gracies house said...

I need some of that *medicine*! Rearranging and redorating that is. It is soo cheerful-I love it! You look so organized with your business stuff:)...I didn't even notice the piano books-they look so *normal* to me.
Have a great week!

Sweetie said...

Your home is beautiful. I especially like the ice cream parlor set and the unique seating areas.

Pink Slippers said...

It's official--
your home is my 'dream house'.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Yes..I agree with all the gals..your home is SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

I love it :).....lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I would beg to differ. NOT inner turmoil but inner creativity screaming to get out.


Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Clovis is right next to Fresno......I have a space in Old town Clovis. We are about 4-5 hours from LA depending on traffic,etc.

Old Town has great Antique stores at reasonable prices and Fresno has a lot of great thrift stores.

We have a street fair (Vintage and Antiques) at the end of this month.

Stay tuned...another Clovis blogger and I are thinking of hosting a bog....get together for all us Cali girls and whoever else wants to travel too :)

Anonymous said...

i have the same inner turmoil. i get it...i do...only your house is waaaaayyyyy cuter than i can imagine mine. it's bigger too and you have those slippery wood floors that furniture just glides over. i have nasty carpet. i do the same thing....move furniture around. my kids think i am insane, but then the ooh and aaah after it is completed.

your linen closets crack me up. i could never get mine that organized. i love to look at yours. your house is amazing. your closets inspire me and your blog is facinating.

thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

just realized i spelled fascinating wrong. i'm a goober.

Melinda said...

I just came across your blog and fell instantly in love with your home! I am now a follower and looking forward to seeing more of your pretty, pretty things!!

Elyse said...

GASP GASP GASP GASP your photos are leaving me speechless, breathless ... you have such talent and an amazingly beautiful home!!! i love the textures, the fabrics, the shutter with the mail basket. i am so adding you to my blog list.

rearranging is fun and can be so pleasing afterward. enjoy!

happy pink saturday, too!!!


Elyse said...

ps -- a final "gush" for the day -- just checked out your etsy and web shop. BEAUTIFUL things. lovely pinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

Besides everything, I like the idea of the runner on your door - it makes it look like there's happiness waiting inside! And the ice cream parlor set with the big mirror really looks like an ice cream parlor!

You've done well!

SoSoBella Designs said...

holy cow i l.o.v.e. that overstuffed chair! love, love, love it!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh, this was so much fun looking at all this eye candy you have shown us today. I think many of us woman can relate having to move everything around when you get something new. It must be done! You have a very lovely home, and I looooove the corner pink cabinet.

I'm putting you on my blog under inspirations. So many great whites and pinks.

Stephenie said...

What a lovely tour of your house. Everything is just beautiful. I just love that mirror.... I also love all the different fabric you used throughout your home.

miss gracies house said...

Hi Cindy,
Business has been good for me-Jan. was *crazy good* and Feb. steady_ I met my goals so I just keep painting and *don't* listen to the news!
Have a great day!

Melly said...

oh my golly gosh your home is sooooooo beautiful...I have fallen in love, may I move in??
Don't ya just love pink I believe it is such a dreamy color and it makes you feel good.
Your blog is wonderful I will be back here for some eye candy heaven, thank you!

Laurie said...

Wow! You've been busy! It is very pretty and I love the pink chandelier...

Anonymous said...

I came back to look at your pictures because I realize how far I have to go but must stay focused. I still can't get enough of your pictures, they are beautiful.

Janet Bernasconi said...

So glad I found your blog. Your home is absolutely gorgeous. Love every single thing.
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

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