Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Peek and Opinion Needed

I need your opinion about the curtains...soft white sheer on the right or shabby, cottage one on the left. I guess I could trade off with the seasons! Which one do you prefer??? Both sets of curtains I've had tucked away! The bluebird banner was made by Sharon and the pink fabric one Connie made and I think it was a swap gift..Both are perfect in my room. It's nice to have them up! I have one more banner that will go up.

This small "kitchen" hutch was downstairs and is now happy to be in it's new "home"Purchased years ago at an estate sale. Can't remember how much I paid for it...

See this corner hutch...this is the story behind it! Had a phone call from a girlfriend and she said her cousin was cleaning out the neighbor's home and it all was going into the DUMPSTER...and would I like to "save" anything...YES...so this piece was FREE! The funny thing is that hubby and I went to this house when there was an estate sale and this piece was marked $195.00 (right, crazy price!)

Cost so far $0.00 right on budget!!!

I must say that it's a BIGGER project than I was expecting. It's like I opened a can of "worms". Moving one thing leads to more projects. Lots of stuff that will need a new home...and maybe not here with me. I've taken 5 boxes to the thrift store. There will be MORE!

I just saw that I have 500 followers! WOW!!! Thank you and I'll be having a Giveaway Soon! I KNOW that I have a "treasure" or two around here! LOL!!!

Back to "work"!!!

I'll try to visit between "breaks". The computer is down in the family room and my new craft room is on the main level of our rambler.

P.S. Hubby has been very good! He is helping move some of the heavy stuff/furniture pieces. He is the BEST!


deb :)


melanie said...

I personally like the floral curtains...and love the two hutches!!!
Happy New Year!

debb said...

Wow- it is coming along great! And yes, one thing leads to another- how well I know that! I love the floral shabby chic!

Wendy said...

I think the floral shabby look is wonderful! I love the corner hutch and cannot wait to see your finished room.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I too am a shabby chic lover. Maybe the sheers in the summer time. Wow what a great hutch for FREE!!! My kind of deal :-)

Jocelyn @

Andy's Attic said...

I go for floral. Love what you have so far, especially the Kitchen!

Sandy said...

Ah, I see you have jumped in the need to refurbish hole.....I still don't like my room, but I am getting better....I lvoe that red/white kitchen cupboard, and I would paint tht corner one a fun color too! I like the curtain on the left, it yells "cottage" for sure!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Shabby cottage-all the way!!! I love seeing it all come together-can't wait to see the finished room!!!

The hutches are awesome!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your room so far and I like the floral curtains the best! I love the hutches also! I know the old move one thing and it leads to another thing and turns into a big job! You are doing great and congrats on 500 followers!!!!
hugs, Linda

JunkStuffTreasures said...

I really like the floral "shabby" curtain. And, that corner hutch- what a terrific freebie!

My Vintage Mending said...

I love the floral. It looks terrific in there. Thanks for sharing with us...lovely...smiles...Renee

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the soft white sheers! Don't work too hard! Hugs! ♥

Joyce's Journey said...

My vote is for the shabby florals. They are gorgeous and look great with the banners. It all looks so pretty.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

If most of the furniture is going to be white I love the floral curtains! I wish I was there to help you, it would be so fun. You are taking things to the thrift store, ouch...You will probably end up buying it back LOL!


Shirl said...

Hi Deb, Happy New Year. We have snow here in WV. Today would have been my first day back to school. Lucked out and had another day off. I love the floral cottage curtains. They look great with the banners. A very cute look. The hutch is very nice too.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lisa said...

I like both curtains, maybe see how the room goes and one will talk to you more than the other. The white would be great for changing out your buntings for the seasons. I like to change it all up every once in awhile so I think you can't go wrong to give them both a chance!
Hugs, Lisa

Perfectly Printed said...

Deb, I love the floral curtains!! And the hutch! And the price! I know how you feel about having your "own" room for creating. I shared a room with my husband, and a few months ago we separated the rooms. Mine is still a work in progress, which makes it so fun!! My daughter who lives at home helped me get his room in order first. He's a good sport too. It sure helps doesn't it.
I love the banners!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Best to you!!


Perfectly Printed said...

Deb, I love the floral curtains!! And the hutch! And the price! I know how you feel about having your "own" room for creating. I shared a room with my husband, and a few months ago we separated the rooms. Mine is still a work in progress, which makes it so fun!! My daughter who lives at home helped me get his room in order first. He's a good sport too. It sure helps doesn't it.
I love the banners!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Best to you!!


Ruffles and Relics said...

The floral curtains are very pretty
as are the buntings!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Happy New Year! What a great score on the hutch. I vote for the cottage curtains and then change to the sheer for the warmer months. That way you get the best of both. Love the banners :)


Theresa said...

I like the curtain on the left:) Sooooo pretty! I know you are enjoying putting this room together, it is really looking great! I know you will enjoy working in there for a LONG time! Enjoy this day dear friend, HUGS!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I vote for the floral cottage curtains! I love blue best anyway. You remind me of ourselves when we were putting together our craft room. You have to mess up the whole house to do it! I just know you are going to enjoy your space so much and you have some really great pieces! Have a great day! Twyla

Queenie said...

Hey Deb!
I am excited for you girl...you are getting your craft room...change around the house is always fun and good and you are so right, one change does seem to lead to another :) I love the cottage shabby blue roses curtain and think it's perfect with the banner...that's the one I'd go with. Keep having fun sweetie and don't you work too hard :)
Big hugs,

Queenie said...

P.S. I Love love love those cabinets!

Robin said...

I think I'd pick the floral curtains. I love how the banner pops against it.

I hear you about having too much stuff. As soon as the Christmas stuff was packed away I started on purging the house. I have a couple more rooms to go and then I'm done. It feels fantastic!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

$00.00 IS the best price!

I love that little red and white cupboard!

Well, I'm partial to white curtains and then hanging something colorful (like your banners) on top of them. I liked Lisa's advice. Sometimes I have to walk out of a room and then back in to see how it feels.

Thanks again for your booth advice!

Have a great day and happy nesting! ♥

Jojo said...

Got to be floral - the shabbier and chicer the better!! :)

What a lovely space - sure to inspire! :)

Debby said...

I am in love with the floral curtains.
Great free find......love those.
Good for you being productive. Still trying to rebound from the holidays and my trip.
Happy New Year.

The Altered Bee said...

My vote would be for the floral.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Deb!
I like the shabby look...save the white sheers for the holidays so you can holiday colors.
Love your new room!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Hugs, Sharon

Lyneen said...

Congrats on change... I need to do some cleaning out also... after I get off the computer HAHAHAHAHA!

Wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!!!

LV said...

Both are nice, but I tend to go with the white. You can put so many different colors with it.

Diane Mars said...

Wow what a project I think the sheers are nice! The hutches are great and the costs, well that is the best.. Good Luck and a very Happy New Year ox

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Shabby Chic ones!! Love them!!!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Deb! Happy New Year! I love the cottage ones on the left. They are so pretty. Wow, what a great deal on that corner hutch! I think it would look great painted a cottag white. Love the other little cupboard too!


Cathy K said...

New Year, new changes. Perfect timing. Those floral cottage curtains are to die for. I always crave color, especially in winter. Please let us know what you decide, Deb! That corner hutch is waaay cute. And only $0.00 (what a nice round number!). Hugs, Cat

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the floral curtain...so cottage with the fun banner!

Linda said...

Deb- good to hear from you! You've been busy girl! I like both curtains. The white gives you alot more light and just looks fresh. The floral set a completel different feel... very sweet. Could you use the white in the middle with the floral tied back? Just a thought.
Talk to you soon. Blessings, L

Janet, said...

I like the sheer best. I made a clothesline banner in my laundry room. It hangs across one of my windows. I have little bluejeans, dresses and t-shirts hanging on it, attached with tiny clothespins. I love your little white kitchen hutch, I would love to have one like that. My aunt had one that she purchased when she got married in the late 40s. I just loved it.

LBP said...

I love the floral curtains! Wow! I can't believe someone was actually going to throw that corner cabinet away! Home renovation always seems to snowball. Just paint the walls and then everything has to be changed!



Joy said...

500 followers, you go girl!!
I love that corner hutch . I really want one. I have so many knick knacks to store. Love the blue curtains more than the white..but both are sweet.

Cheryl said...

I would use the flowered panels and make a valance and then use the white ones for the long sides :-)

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

I like the floral fabric for sure. That corner hutch is so nice ...I've had it in mind to find one some day, yours is perfect and what a great price!

Annesphamily said...

I found you at Marydons blog! What fun you are having over here! Congrats on the 500 plus followers! Love that corner hutch! I had a friend who grew up in Chicago and once found an entire cherry dining room set with buffet and hutch at the curb for the trash man! Your kitchen hutch is perfectly cute! Love it! What a deal!Enjoyed your post today! Happy weekend! Anne

Stacy said...

I vote for the shabby cottage curtains! So very pretty.

Happy new year to you, Deb. Thanks for your nice comment. Lily's first Christmas was very, very fun ... she loved all of the paper and the tags on the toys. I loved spoiling her :)

Sandy said...

Ni I did not notice the bins were 1.50, that is a 50% jump! Shame on them!!!!! I will be writing a letter! :) Sandy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hi Deb...trade around is always a good thing! and happy New Year dear blogging friend!

Simply Debbie said...

I would choose the cottage shabby chic curtain on the left. It is so very pretty,soft, and accents the banners.
Wishing you much JOY for the New Year. JOY is my very favorite word for 2012.
I am still praying for your friend.

rosechicfriends said...

Hey you!!!!!
I am just soooo happy for you that you get your own space to create. So...do you have a plan? Stop by anytime cause you know I will be so happy you help you create A beautiful space to call your own.

Now i think id use both of those curtains together..make your own rules..there both light and airy. Also if your rooms small, anchor a table to the wall out...i just did that and it opened up so much more space. Ill be taking pix so you can see. I also organized my crafts by what i use most and keep them closer than that which are more seasonal. Use pretty and unique things for storage Also color themes...of painted furniture or styles all help to create a beautiful space...use up and well as down spaces as well...

Be back for more updates..you go girl!!!!

Be blessed!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

I love the floral curtains! Your blog is great and I'm a new follower! Deanna

GardenofDaisies said...

What a LOVELY corner piece!!! Years ago we went to a yard sale at a home where they had just finished remodeling the place, and had torn the old built ins out of the dining room. We picked up 3 corner cupboards for not too much. One of the best deals we ever found. I have the biggest one in my living room... I think it's shown up in some of the photos in my Christmas posts.
Congrats on 500!!

angelo h said...

I'm so with you on the curtains... I really love what I see. :)

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