Plantation Shutters and a Few New Pieces of Furniture
Recently, the plantation shutters were installed at the house in Hooterville. This is one of the bedrooms.
The bedroom in the photo below will be the primary guest room. I decided to make it pink and girly because any guests we have will most likely be female. I never can get the pretty soft shell pink wall color in here to photograph accurately.
You can see I have hung a crystal chandelier over the bed. I took the old brass and crystal chandelier out of the formal dining room, sprayed the brass with primer, then Heirloom White and rehung it in this guest room. (I will be bringing my mom’s crystal chandelier from my current house to hang in the formal dining room.)
My hubby just can’t understand the purpose of hanging a chandelier in the bedroom. (lol) But I know YOU get it, don’t you?
Of course you do!
I also had shutters installed on the bay window in the family room. This window gets sun exposure all day long and it always felt at least 10 degrees hotter on that side of the room. Even with the slats open, the shutters have made a huge difference in blocking out the heat!
My new slip-covered sofa finally arrived and it is so comfy! It looks a little yellow in this photo but it’s actually a natural/off white colored twill fabric. I’m not certain if the sofa will stay in front of the bay window, or not. Once I get the rest of the furniture in this room, I’m sure I will be moving things all around many times to find the most workable furniture arrangement.
Hubby also picked himself out a leather Lazy Boy recliner for the family room. Normally, I hate the look of big recliners, and I’m not all that fond of leather either but I didn’t think the style of this chair was too bad. I actually like the rolled arms and nail head trim. And leather seemed to be the obvious choice to compliment the rustic stone fireplace wall (which you can see in its entirety here).
I recently picked up this little end table on a trip to TJMaxx. There are actually about 3 places in the house I could use this table so I’m not exactly sure where it will end up. Again, when I move my furniture from the current house to the house in Hooterville, I think it will be easier to decide where it will work best.
Then, when I determine where it will be used, I will be painting it (color also to be determined later) because the pale yellow doesn’t fit in with the color scheme of any of the rooms it is likely to end up in.
Last week I placed the order for the new kitchen appliances. I have also chosen my kitchen cabinet builder/remodeling guy. He has already made me a countertop for the sink wall of cabinets in the laundry room and I’ll be posting photos soon. Within the next week or two, I anticipate sitting down with him to work out all of the details of the kitchen remodel so that project can finally get underway.
It has already been 9 (yes, NINE!) months since we bought the house in Hooterville and I can not believe we still are not completely moved in. Renovating this house and farm has taken far more time, work (and money) than we ever dreamed. Some of it has been fun and extremely rewarding. Other parts of it have been frustrating and downright stressful to the point we were ready to throw in the towel and say, “We can’t do this another day.” But somehow we manage to keep plugging along.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.