Jeremiah 29: 11-14

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Catching Up - Show Us Where You Live....

Several weeks ago, Kelly started "Show Us Where You Live Friday". Each Friday on her blog she posts pictures of various rooms throughout her house. She's asked her readers to do the same and then link them back to her blog. I've never looked through ALL of the links, but I've enjoyed some of them. It's neat to look at different styles of arranging furniture and decorating. I didn't start several weeks ago, so today I'm playing catch up. So far, they've looked at the kitchen, living room, and dining room.

I've posted several pictures of my kitchen recently after we painted the cabinets. (You can see the transformation here) There hasn't been much change since then. I'm still waiting (eagerly) for new granite countertops. I know they'll make a huge difference! Until then...

The kitchen leads directly into our breakfast nook, and then to the living room.

Our living room is a large open room. We love the "open-ness" (is that a word?). However, trying to make it feel warm became a challenge. After living in our home about two years, I found a friend-of-a-friend who makes custom drapes. She gave me the idea to use the drapes to brind the room "down" to just one level. I think she did a fabulous job. Adding the curtains made a HUGE improvement.
Above is looking in from the foryer.
Below is looking in from the kitchen.

We had a large blank wall above the fireplace until we found this painting. I love it. Looks like a Kinkaid, but no original $ here!
This small table is a new addition in our foryer.

On the other side of our kitchen, a doorway leads to the formal dinning room. In this picture you see the front door.
In this room the same seamstress made these drapes and matching runner for the table.

Several piece of art in this room we bought on a trip to Paris. We bought them from local artists down on the river (Toi, are you laughing now?! :)I brought them home and added frames and a mat.
This particular piece I got from Toi's mom. We love it because it is an opera house that is located in Paris. And we actually went there during our visit.



Shana said...

Great job on the cabinets!! Thanks for sharing your home!

April said...

lol we have the same verse under our headers, its one of my favorite verses!
I love love love your cabinets!

April said...

Amanda I us ethe Chi iron, it is a really great ceramic iron! The Baby Bliss is equally as good, you can buy them at ulta they run about $120 but tottally worth it! Be sure and use a protective product to help prevent damamge from heat :)