I love anything colorful and vintage. I have been collecting old picnic baskets for quite a while and have more scattered around the house. They make good storage for decorator accessories I am not currently displaying. I found the antique radio/turntable at an antique mall in Joplin, Missouri when we lived there. It wasn't in the greatest shape, but I saw what it could be. I took it apart, painted it green and recovered the speaker fabric with stripes. It makes a great end table, don't you think! I got this antique shelf from my friend, the artist, Tracy Roos. I base coated it in red and then sponge painted on two shades of pink and spattered a little green on it. I gave the cedar hope chest in the below picture the same treatment and sometimes arrange these pieces together, with the chest below the shelves. I HAD to paint the chest......it is the hope chest my Dad gave my Mother for her sweet 16th birthday when they were dating. My Mom gave it to me and my youngest sister drew all over the top with a black sharpie marker when she was a toddler. I sanded and sanded, it was on there good.......Sooooo, now it's pink and I love it!!
You can see our foyer and front door. We have a nice entry with a big walk-in coat closet. We use the wood stove to heat most of the house. Behind this couch is our staircase.
The banister is horrible, but hubby is not very motivated to change it, sigh.... Up on the wall is antique baby crib springs. I have lots of family photos, etc...on it. I love to see all the pictures as I go up the stairs. I had a cute sign on the top of it, but it was just sitting on it and wasn't attached to the wall. Every time my son would vacuum the stairs, he would bump the springs and the sign would fall on his head. He informed me the sign could no longer reside there, heehe!
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I am sitting on the wood stove to take this picture. The kitchen is on the left, the dining area on the right and you look thru the arch into the family room/art studio. That beautiful quilt was make by hubby's Grama. She passed away before we met. It is a family heirloom I will pass down to my kids someday. It has ALL my favorite decorating colors in it.
I got the red hutch at a garage sale years ago for cheap. It was made of plywood someone had stained. It looked really bad. I put the decorative wood trim pieces on it and spray painted it RED! I added the vintage style glass knobs. It is one of my favorite pieces of furniture.