I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My forever changing home...

I thought I would do a quick post about my home.. which is forever changing. It's forever changing because it's no where near how I would like it to be. I had planned to wait till it was all done before I started posting pics, but thought ' what the heck ' so you can see the transformations as I go along.
I still haven't put up my light fittings in most of my rooms (even though I have them all) except for the dining room. I just love my cherub chandelier!! Would you believe I found this at a garage sale! This is actually made of bronze but of course, gave it the white makeover. After I purchased this, I had seen one in a lighting shop for around $350.. you know how much I got it for.?....... $20!! My heart skipped a beat when hubby, who actually saw if first, lifted it out of the box and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the cherubs and the pink glass beaded thingies,, just can't remember what they're called! That timber table is also going, hopefully I can use it on a pergola as it has a terracotta tiled top and raffia seats. I had purchased that for my other house when I was all into that blue and terracotta look. I have another vintage dining table sitting in the garage for the last 2 years just waiting to be made over and still haven't got round to it..
I love my kitchen, which we put in about 5 years ago, I think the pink blind will be going and replacing with something white. I have a white scrolly light fitting, which stupid me asked hubby to unwire so I could use it as a candle holder, now I want it rewired so I can put that in my kitchen. If you look closely in the pic where my green table is on the veranda you can see it hanging in the background. My ceilings are not high, so that is my only concern, will I be making the ceiling look lower? I know it would look great though! My walls at the moment are painted a pale yellow, by dulux called 'seduction'.. what a name! hey hey! Probably why I picked it! jokes aside.. I picked it before I fell in love with the shabby look.. so that will be changing too, probably to a creamy white as I love the look of white on white.
I find that I like different styles of decorating.. not just shabby chic, even though its my favourite! I definately love the pastel colours and a nice and light, fresh look! I also love the french inspired look, with all the scrolly metal and fancy furniture.. I am hoping to incorporate some of this in my formal lounge.. am thinking all white with gold accents and perhaps touches of blue. No pink for this room. I also like the shabby cottage look... so am thinking of doing this in my bedroom. So as you can see I like quite a number of different looks and this will probably show in my home when its done....can't, can't wait! They say good things come to those who wait and I have waited 8 years so I am expecting super great things.. lol!!
At the bottom of my blog I have posted a slideshow of parts of my home so far, so this will be changing as I go along. I have to say since I started blogging I have come across some wonderful pics of houses and rooms that have definately helped me realise what I really like!! thanks ladies, your pics are truly inspiring!! take care and have a lovely week ahead, Maryann


Gail McCormack said...

Hi Maryann

Your home is just gorgeous - loved your slide show

Now if I lived closer to you I don't think that green table on your front verandah would still be there - it's to die for!

thanks for sharing your home with us

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home is so beautiful! I can't beleive you didn't want to show pictures until it was done. It is stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You might want to look at my other blog about the shabby chic mosaics I create. It is


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

p.s. I added your blog to my list of favorites on my blog roll...

Antique Rose Designs said...

Maryann your house looks gorgeous I bet it will look stunning when you have finished decorating it. I love the green table on your verandah I want to come and steal it too. Have a great weekend. Carol

Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

I loved the slide show and I LOVE your kitchen!
Thanks for letting us have a peep into your home and look forward to more pics..
PS How is the renovations coming along?
Glenda xxx

Tuppence Crafts said...

I have just spent a long time going through your blog..and I love it!! Your home is just sooo beautiful and all your creations are gorgeous. I am so glad I found your blog.Patricia.


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