Thursday, November 27, 2014

the blank slates....

I am decluttering.

This table has not been empty
for 7 years.

AND the new storage/office wall is installed.

I am so happy that I am giddy.

Ah, blank slates!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Watch this space.

I know it is just a blank wall,
but it has taken me a couple of weeks to get it this way.

Old display and table OUT, repainting, adding missing moldings and changing
the "painted over" electric plug.

The old display cabinet was donated to the local thrift shop where it is
getting a lot of attention, and the table will be repurposed
in another room.

Next week we start the redo.

Stay tuned.

Plans are in the last post, if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's going to happen to the blank wall.

The Container Store storage/desk wall is going 
to be where the table.... below....  is.

I was going to paint the wall a bright color,
but my samples didn't look good
with the yellow wall right around the corner.

I've decided to add color using our

If you have thought about using an elfa wall in your house
they have great design services both onine and in the stores.

You'll see this table in a new location soon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

gone, gone, gone. all my vintage chalkware sheep are gone!

They are all gone.

Sold and sent off to new homes.

This post is my tribute to the sheep
that decorated my mantle for over twenty years.

I know they will love their new lives.

I will always remember them fondly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

empty from full... the cabinet is closer to the door.

The cabinet is off the table and closer to being gone.

That doorway on the left side leads out the front door.

It looks kind of interesting here, but there is a fireplace
behind it so that won't work.

And here is the kitchen wall..... empty.

The table is getting a new home in another room.

We have ordered the wall storage unit that is going here
so i have to work on the floor moldings and paint this wall.

By the end of the month we should be done.

See what it took to get to a blank wall by checking out
my last few posts.

Sometimes "undecorating" is a good thing too.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

more photos of my primitive white cabinet~ gone

Here are more photos of the white cabinet I had for sale.

Now it is empty.  See last post for how it looked full of stuff.

Now it is gone.  Let yesterday afternoon.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Primitive, shabby white cabinet was on the curb.


We are adding a wall of storage in our kitchen.

So we are donating this cabinet to the
local hospital thrift shop.

That seems only fair to me since we got it free
off the side of the road.


It will be fun to be able to look at it here
since it was picked up yesterday and the wall
will behind it will be totally transformed in a couple of weeks.

Linking to Furniture Friday and Frugal Friday...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

autumn flower boxes on the potting shed.

We've had our first hard frost
in Northeastern Illinois
so yesterday I emptied the potting shed's flower boxes.

And filled them with "things" from
the autumn garden.

I love those rustic colors with the newly painted soft green
of the flower boxes.