Monday, April 19, 2010

Time for a Change

Spring always makes me want to change something in my house.  The sun has been shining in my eyes in my office for 7 years now and I decided it was time to do something about it.  That got the ball to rolling.  I wanted to use roman shades on the window since it is 7' wide and that would give me some fabric to add some style to the room.  Then that made me think it would be the time to paint if I am buying new fabric! ha  So I have had the office painted Superior Bronze from Sherwin Williams, a checked roman shade made, a new chair which required new cushions made for it, rematted the one large picture I use and then I changed all the open shelving decorations.  One roman shade sure made a lot of work!  Thought the pictures of the shelves might inspire you to do something new in your house.  Here is the new roman shade.
And the new chair with the cute orange pillow/cushions......
And then I had to have more orange.....don't you love the boxwood ball!

Birds are BIG this year!  What do you think about my lime green canary!  I love it!  The grain bin was one of the original ones Matt's grandfather built on the Kelly farm.  Whitney took the picture and I thought it went well in this grouping.

Another bird...from Pottery Barn.  The orange vases are from H&N Floral here in Texarkana.  You might want to check them out on Facebook too!  A wonderful place to shop if you haven't been!  I removed some of the shelves to give me taller spaces.  Note the picture hanging on the back of the shelf.  Gives a complete look to the area.

A larger view of the shelves directly over my computer center.  Sitting in front of the rectangle boxwood is a little embroidered picture I found this past week in Little Rock that reads, "It's never too late to be what you might have been."  How wonderful is that!  The brown box above that is special ordered along with the boxwoods from Park Street Market!  I hope that link works!

And last, but not least, I had to decorate on top of Gary's gun safe!  ha  Needed a little feminine added.

There is still one more custom painting I am having done as we speak.  I will blog about it all on it's own, whenever it comes in. 
I love the new office, but let me just say, I still really don't want to work.  Even when you love the surroundings you are in, work is still work.  We had a minister one time that told Gary and me, "that is why it is called work".  Truer words were never spoken.  I guess I really should be glad I have work to do and the health to do it!  Thank you God for giving us a Blessed day!


  1. awwe! i love the fab five picture!!! i feel so special :)
    Your makeover looks amazing. I love it! Wanna come do my house next?

  2. Love all the updates!! I am also loving birds this year. It's been so long since I have been in your house, I forgot you had brick floors. I LOVE brick floors and can't wait until I can put them in my house someday!!!

  3. I LOVE the roman shade... I just told Dottie last week that I was wanting some new fabric on my den and kitchen windows and that I wanted a big CHECK... it's so southern, savannah or southern living! And, I love the touches of orange :) Hey, where'd you get your roman shade made? Don't tell me you did it yourself or I will feel inadequate :(