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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nostalgic Curtain Tie Back

Yes, Yes, I'm just about done with the living room. It has taken me much longer than I expected. Not all was my fault....
I had long interrupters
 which provided me with long interruptions.

But all the walls have been painted in Behr Mid-day Mocha.

The Cornices also made it up.
These were in my Grandmother's room growing up.

The balloon valances (dating my decorating here!) came down
and sheers went up
with not 2 on each window but only 1.
These windows are small and provide the only natural light for this room.
The sheers provide just the right amount of covering.
The window on the left has the hot tub on the other side, which I want somewhat covered but yet be able to see out to the yard over the top.
I've left it down and not pulled back at all. 

The window on the right looks out to the deck.

I wanted this one pulled back but wasn't sure what to use.
Then thought of one of my Grandmother's brooches.

It worked perfectly.

Don't cha just love the faraway look on the Royal Copley little buckaroo
planter that belonged to my Mom?

Most, but not all frames for my Family Photo Wall
were painted different shades of white, then distressed.
I did scale back on the photos some.
Using a couple of my fav old windows on the right wall
I used the individual panes as frames.

I used a few delicately crocheted doilies and hankies
behind a few of the photos and in unused panes. 

Some of my collection of vintage door hardware punctuate in between.

I finally made time to cover my switch plates.
I'm usually taking requests.
Unfortunately my photos aren't the best.

My vintage spoon racks hold Mom's and Grandma's hankies.
A couple of mine from when I was little too :)

After more white paint and sanding
they hold the hankies beautifully
with room left for more :):)

 The hallway is done too,
but that's for another day.


  1. Nice! I love the windows with the photos and the outlet covers..

  2. I love your family photos wall. Especially the ones in the window frames ~ very fun! You've done so much work ~ good for you ~ it all looks fabulous. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy all your hard work! :)
    xo Catherine

  3. Hi Deb, I have been catching up on my reading. I can relate to the hospital trips with my other half. Only lately it has been me at the doctor's office. I picked up the third bloodpressure medicine tonight to try. The insurance company is making me do step theraphy before they will let me have the medicine that I know works. I like your make over and it all takes time. We have our Holiday Open House at the antique mall and I have a craft show the 20th and the 26th of this month so I have been very busy. I do try to visit my friends, but I just don't always get to leave a comment. Especially if I am reading while I eat lunch at work. We to have been having some crazy weather, but I will take every nice day we get. It is cool of the morning and warms up in the afternoon. This weekend we are suppose to be in the 40's. I will keep you and your family in my prayers that everything continues to progress the way it should. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

  4. Oh No ..., So Sorry to hear about Hubbs, Though glad he's doin Better. Hopefully he starts to Behave himself soon.....
    Love your living room so many Wonderful touches...., Love the old windows ,and the old Hankies and spoon rack, what a cute idea! and the switch plates really Cute! It's alot of Work painting a room.... first taking everything down , then actually painting .... , then putting it all back. But the last part is the most Fun , gives you a chance to be Creative & change things up. Good Job!!
    I have periodically thought of painting and changing the living room, then I look at all the stuff that has to be removed, and I just keep on thinking about it........ lol
    Have a great day ~

  5. What you have done so far looks very nice. It is home and not just a house.


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