Wednesday, July 30, 2014

project: Mom's Kitchen ReInvented

Give a girl 6 days, a 50's ranch style outdated kitchen, a limited budget (under $1,000) and a last minute crew (awesome family stepped up to help!) and here's what ya get. 
This girl is tired and learned a lot. 
This is what I came up with for a limited budget and future plans to change out flooring
 and the sliding glass doors, hopefully new cabinets and counter tops
 and updated appliances too.
 For now this gave my mom and her husband a kitchen
 that can be enjoyed until those future plans take place. 
I think they liked it! What do you think?

We painted the cabinets a bright white, painted the walls a blue gray shade to match existing blue counter tops. We changed out the cabinet hardware including hinges! Took out the fluorescent lighting and installed a ceiling fan. (that was fun) I designed an island and my crew made it happen! We took an unfinished oak sink base cabinet, framed it in bead board paneling, put a butcher block top on it and some awesome knobs and bam! a new island! Seating for four with the stools and it's a great place for morning coffee or a quick lunch. This really opened up the space and made it very inviting. This kitchen went from dark and dingy to new and bright!
Mission accomplished!

 (and my brother, mom and aunts who kept the kiddos busy and out of our way! love ya!)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer decor ideas

Here are few fave items to get your house in the summer mode.

Who can say no to a large clam shell filled with succulents? Classic summer decor. Found here.

Why not put out a sign that beckons summer? Try this one from Between You And Me Signs

Get those fruity scents flowing through the house. I love Limoncello

Spruce up your couches and chairs with this summery pillow from Pottery Barn

And last but not least, fill your vases with those flowers from your gardens. 
Or go buy some to freshen up your space if you don't have any in the back yard. 
You'll be amazed at what a little flower can do for your home!

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rustic family room wall idea

When all of a sudden you get inspired, don't wait! Get up and get movin'! That's what I did last weekend when I was inspired by the Nester's new book, The Nesting Place. I have been living with a blank wall in our family room for 2 years. It was time to do something with it. So, I started shopping the house. Yes, you can do that! You can move furniture and accessories from room to room! I have things stored in totes and I have items in the boys' room that I sorted through and pulled together for this quick wall display. Get your hammer and nails ready and go for it. Don't be scared. 

So, I was going for a cabin in the summer feel. I gathered together old toys and rustic wood frames. I have had that old Oregon Trail map that I found at a yard sale for years and finally pulled a print from a frame and put this in it's place. How easy is that! I also had some old western magazines so I framed one of the covers. I love having a mix of the framed art, canvas art, metal, and mirror all together. Different shapes and textures compliment each other. The bookcases were from different areas in the house and don't match but I think it works with the quirkiness of all the items. I could paint them all to match at some point, but for now I am going with it. 

So, pull up a seat in the rocking chair, watch the kiddos build some forts with the old Lincoln logs and maybe strum a little guitar. Kick back and relax on a rainy day. Take a look:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Simple and relaxing style

Here are a few tips to help you keep things more relaxed as we enter summer mode.

 By only setting a few items out your space will feel calm and relaxing.

Need a more masculine feel for your patio or maybe at your cabin? 
Put casters on a pallet for a unique table. Add succulents and antlers of course!
Then grab a cool one and relax.

Group your pots together and put in a fun container. Add lots of greenery and you've just created your own little piece of paradise on your front porch! Sit back and enjoy a cold glass of lemonade.

Here's to a fun and relaxing summer!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Decor and Big News

Happy June everyone! We are getting lots of rain which is really turning everything green again. I am loving the warmer weather!! I have been busy decorating the house for guests and opening windows and letting the fresh air in. Here are a few pics:

As many of you may know, I have been a decorator since I was a teenager! I have worked in many decorating and paint shops along my path that has now brought me to this little village where I now call home with my hubby and 3 kiddos. I have had life happen and kind of steer me away from what I have always wanted to do. I started to think that maybe decorating wasn't supposed to be a part of my life. Little did I know God had bigger plans for me. Plans that are now starting to come to fruition. With a little help from the technology world this mama of 3 if finally putting herself out there and going to start offering my decorating services. I already have a couple of jobs lined up! Dreams are becoming a reality!! I am offering Design Consultations and Decorating Services.

I am really excited to release my creativity and help ya'll with your decorating dilemmas. Sometimes you just need a little help to get you pointed in the right direction. I will help you come up with a floor plan with furniture arrangements that work, choose accessories, paint colors, fabrics, etc. and help you tie it all together. I can also take items you have in your home and reinvent them for a fresh look. Just email me and we can get started in making your house feel like the home you've always wanted it to be!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact me at or stop by my new Facebook page: ReInvented Style and message me. Please head on over and LIKE my page!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!

The Empty Tomb (NIV)

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Master Bedroom planning

I am finally getting around to decorating the Master Bedroom. We have a small room, dark wood sleigh bed, antique bronze chandelier, tan walls, white trim and white linen curtains. I like the idea of the 3 frames above the headboard. I would love to get these end tables from Target and place the mercury glass lamps with gray/blue shades on either side of the bed. I would also like to find a little dresser and antique it with the white washed look and hang a pretty mirror above, possibly in the gold. I am usually not a lover of gold but this one is sweet and not overpowering. Then we have the linens. Oh French linens how I love thee. I love the beige, cream, gray and blue hues. So relaxing. They are spendy so not sure if I will ever get them, but I will keep searching. Now, off to put this all together and see what I come up with.